From incredible restaurants to picturesque parks, concerts and festivals to a thriving, vibrant arts scene, the culture in Columbus is vibrant and exciting.
Live in Columbus
Diversity is the spice of life — and the food!
Columbus is home to a bustling, modern and diverse food scene. Sushi to Turkish coffee, Ethiopian cuisine to Mexican sweet treats, if you’re hungry for it, come try it in Columbus.
Campus food scene
There’s over 100 eateries within steps of campus. Thai? Maybe some Korean or Greek? Vegetarian? Vegan? You can have them all — and you barely have to step foot off the Ohio State Columbus campus.
Your BuckID makes grabbing grub easy
Over 120 establishments off campus accept BuckID as a form of payment. Coffee shops, fine dining, wings, burgers—even bookstores, clothing stores and more. Your BuckID can satisfy any appetite!
Discover the Wexner Center for the Arts
Nestled right in the heart of the Ohio State Columbus campus, the Wexner Center for the Arts has one of the most dynamic contemporary programs in the country. Performing arts, films, exhibitions and concerts await your next visit.
High Street and the Short North
It’s only 3 miles (4.8 km) from the heart of campus to the Columbus city center. Students get free access to the city bus that stops at all the shopping, restaurants and jobs along our busy corridor.
Immerse yourself in science
Inspiring everyone from young to old, the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in downtown Columbus is a can’t-miss destination. With a planetarium, live shows, ever-changing exhibitions and galleries, it’s an inspirational spot for everyone in the family.
Come meet the Crew
The Columbus Crew, Ohio’s Major League Soccer team, has a massive, die-hard fan base here in Ohio. Playing in the brand-new Lower.com Field in the heart of downtown, their exciting games and thrilling performances are a sight to behold.
The puck drops here with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Ohio’s major league hockey team plays in the Arena District which is a mere three miles from campus. And because of the Arena District’s central location in downtown, you’ll find all sorts of things to do before and after the games.
Take me out to the ballgame
The Columbus Clippers, our Minor League Baseball team, are keeping fans at the edge of their seats in the beautiful Huntington Park. Come out and spend a day at the field, catch a fly ball, and watch the players in action.