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The Top 10 Places to Visit in 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Places to Visit in 2019View of The Graduate (left) and 711 High Building (right) from the sixth floor of The Moxy Hotel — Photo by Walker Evans.
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The number of destination dining, shopping and entertainment choices in Columbus has continued to grow over the past decade, giving locals and visitors alike more variety than ever before. Despite that, our readers and editors have once again overwhelmingly voted in favor of The Short North being the top destination in Columbus as a spot for visitors.

2019 was a big year for the neighborhood, which saw the grand opening of new office buildings, restaurants, stores, hotels and more.

Some of the newest restaurants in the neighborhood include The Lox Bagel Shop, the newly renovated Goody Boy, Del Mar SoCal Kitchen, Local Cantina, ROOH, Fireproof and Ampersand.

A couple of new chain stores arrived, in the form of Bonobos and Lululemon. Brand new hotels The Moxy and The Graduate both opened in 2019 — the former of which will see the opening of a Townhall restaurant in 2020 while the latter included a Poindexter Coffee and Shake Shack.

New nightlife in the neighborhood in 2019 includes cocktails on the rooftop at Lincoln Social, dinner and entertainment at SeeSaw, country music at Bristol Republic and some dive bar style fun at Fours on High.

Oh, and don’t forget to get dessert with new options at Kilwins and CRMD (and also Dulca Vida coming in early 2020).

For more information, visit www.shortnorth.org.

The Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Columbus, Ohio:

  1. The Short North
  2. South Fourth Street
  3. German Village
  4. Bridge Park Dublin
  5. Franklinton
  6. Gay Street
  7. Easton Town Center
  8. University District
  9. Grandview Avenue
  10. Arena District

Flashback: Best Neighborhood to Visit of 2018: The Short North
Flashback: Best Neighborhood to Visit of 2017: The Short North
Flashback: Best Neighborhood to Visit of 2016: The Short North
Flashback: Best Neighborhood to Visit of 2015: The Short North

Note: Our “Best of 2019″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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