Columbus Grand Hotel & Banquet Center • 1212 E. Dublin Granville Rd, . Columbus, OH (United States) • Tel.: 614-885-9696 •

Things to Do in Columbus, Ohio

Explore all the best things to do in Columbus, Ohio when you stay at our convenient hotel! Located just off Highway I-71, Columbus Grand Hotel & Banquet Center is located inside the downtown loop and within a 10-minute drive of all the top points of interest. Save more with our affordable rates while staying within reach of all the best attractions and activities in The Arch City. 

Points of Interest


Shop ‘til you drop! Downtown Columbus is home to two sprawling malls that serve as the region’s premier shopping, entertainment, and dining destinations. Shop for clothes, home goods, and more!

Polaris Mall – 3 miles
Easton Mall Town Center – 6 miles


Visit campus and research facilities with ease when you stay at Columbus Grand Hotel & Banquet Center, conveniently located inside the downtown loop.

Ohio State University – 8 miles
Capital University – 9 miles


Walk on the wild side with a trip to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! One of the top attractions in Columbus, Ohio, the zoo is home to over 7,000 animals with exhibits divided by regions of the world.

Make a day of it! Families can also enjoy a trip to Zoombezi Bay Water Park or the 18-hole Safari Golf Club!


Stay just minutes from the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Ohio State Fairgrounds, home to the most popular events in Columbus, Ohio! Some of the most popular annual events include: 

Ohio State Fair
The Ohio State Fair is filled with delicious food, live music and entertainment, carnival rides, and beloved traditions, making it one of the activities in Columbus, Ohio that we look forward to all year.

Goodguys PPG Nationals
Everyone’s favorite hot rod show roars back into town in July! See vintage cars, tricked out trucks, and classic muscle cars at this national automobile show. 

Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival
This May music festival attracts multiplatinum and chart-topping artists to MAPFRE Stadium here in Columbus.

Arnold Sports Festival Body Building
Marvel over professional bodybuilding, strongman competitions, and the figure and bikini weekend expo! This multi-sports festival has grown into a three-week extravaganza each March.

All American Quarter Horse Congress
Horse racing is a serious business. This acclaimed equestrian show takes place for three weeks each October at the 360-acre Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds with over 21,000 horse show entries submitted.

Explore a variety of exciting things to do in Columbus, Ohio during your stay at our affordable hotel just outside of downtown. 

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