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Columbus Short North Walking Tour

  • Columbus Short North Walking Tour
  • Spend some time wandering the city on foot
  • Tour Columbus hot spots and highlights with a local guide
Columbus Short North Walking Tour
From US$ 175.00
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Columbus Short North Walking Tour
From US$ 175.00
Take a 1.5-hour walking tough through "The Short North" on this incredible experience that showcases old Victoria homes and plenty of art and history. Tour local galleries, visit Cap at the Union Station and check out the hottest spots in this up-and-coming town as you follow your guide through city streets.
What to Expect
The Short North’s name originated as a nickname for an area in decline, an area that had fallen just short of the central business area’s north end, both physically and economically.
The Short North is now known for its art galleries, specialty shops, pubs, nightclubs, coffee houses, and a great deal of Ohio History and culture. The Short North is also the home of a number of huge Columbus festivals including the Community Fest (ComFest), Pride Festival, The Doo Dah Parade, Highball Halloween, and monthly Gallery Hops. Signified by the 17 metal archways that are adorned with lights, The Short North is where Columbus once earned the nickname “Arch City.”
You walk through one of the most vibrant and trendy areas of the city. You’ll start in Goodale Park, a former staging area for Union Soldiers and the first public park in the city, before strolling down one of the main streets in town. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes only available in this amazing area. You’ll also enjoy the Italian and Victorian Villages where many houses are registered in the National Registry of Historic Places. If time allows and your stomach is growling, we’ll stop by the famous North Market for some incredible samples and maybe lunch.
This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to see the local and fashionable side of Columbus as well as some beautiful historic homes. Take the tour during the day in order to plan your activities that night. Bring your cameras and a small appetite as this area is pleasurable for all of your senses. This tour easily combines with the Downtown Walking Tour, the OSU tour, or other Columbus Tours.
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Reviews (13)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile
Very Entertaining and Educational

Katy is a blast on this tour! High energy, informative, affordable, and most importantly funny! I wish the tour could go on all night! This is a must-do for the Halloween season. Get you friends and go.... NOW!

Thank theparkerlee
Reviewed 10 April 2018
Lots of Fun

If you like great food, shopping small local shops, and experiencing interesting decor in gastro-pub-style bars, this place is for you.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Angela M
Reviewed 5 March 2018
Great Columbus Walking Tour!!!

I've never done a walking tour, in fact, when I planned my trip to Columbus, I was hoping to find a tour bus or van or something, but I saw all of Will's fantastic reviews and thought I'd contact him... My boyfriend and I had...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Emily W
Reviewed 28 October 2017
Boos and Brews

Great tour. Will was very knowledgeable and had some really nice old pictures to share. Nice way to get out and see Columbus. Would highly recommend. Plan to do the spring crimes tour.

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Cheryl E
Reviewed 27 October 2017
Columbus Walking Tour

We booked this tour for a group visiting from Germany. Started at City Hall, then walked along the Scioto Mile, took in some great spots for pictures, then over to the Ohio Theatre, the Ohio Statehouse, Arena District and North Market. It was a beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank LeipzigGirl
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22 May 2018|
Response from theparkerlee | Reviewed this property |
Less than a block.