Downtown Columbus is laid in a grid, on both sides of the river, with the state capitol as the landmark pivotal point. It can easily be navigated by foot.
One of the main attractions in Downtown Columbus is the German Village, a privately funded historic district that houses restaurants, shops and other entertainment venues in buildings dating back to the 1800s.
The nearby Brewery District has several old beer-making factories that have been converted into restaurants, microbreweries and specialty shops.
Other points of interest in Downtown Columbus include Nationwide Arena and COSI Columbus, the Center of Science and Industry, which offers four floors of interactive science exhibits.
Hotels in Downtown Columbus are located within walking distance of all downtown attractions.