Columbus city life
Columbus combines a thriving city life with a friendly atmosphere, giving you the opportunity to engage in numerous activities during your spare time. From historic buildings, to museums and natural spots, Columbus can satisfy anyone’s taste.
Main attractions in Columbus are:
- The Columbus Museum of Art
- COSI Columbus (Center of Science and Industry) – a large science museum
- The Kelton House Museum and Garden – a museum representing Victorian life
- German Village
- Franklin Park Conservatory
If you want to grab a piece of culture, go to Opera Columbus, or the BalletMet Columbus or see a play at Palace Theatre or the Ohio Theatre. You can also attend a music concert at one of the local venues, such as the Nationwide Arena and Jerome Schottenstein Center.
In Columbus, you can relax in numerous parks like Inniswood Metro Gardens, or Highbanks Metro Park and you can enjoy quite a vibrant nightlife and a large palette of restaurants.
Sport fans can always enjoy matches of the local professional hockey, soccer and basketball teams.
Have fun at some of the local events, like the Ohio State Fair, the Columbus Arts festival and the Jazz and Ribs Festival.
International atmosphere in Columbus
Columbus is home to a significant number of foreign born residents, most of them Hispanic and Asian. In addition, many Germans, Irish, Polish and Italian people live in Columbus and you can also find a large Somali community. Somalis and Asians own the largest number of foreign businesses.
Compared to other metropolitan areas in the U.S., Columbus was ranked the second in the nation for its large number of immigrants. In terms of foreign business people, Somalis and Asians own the largest number of small and medium companies.
In Columbus, you would experience quite hot summers and cold, dry winters. January and December are the wettest months, recording the largest amount of precipitations; however, snowfall is usually light, so precipitation is most often rain. In the winter, the average temperature is around 2 and 4 °C (36-39 °F), while in the summer, average temperatures are 33-34 °C (92-93 °F).