Welcome to Columbus
As the capital of Ohio, Columbus is the largest city in the state. Columbus was ranked as one of the "50 Best Cities in America" by Businessweek in 2012. In the last five years, Columbus has fostered business growth, earning a grade "A" for the "Best U.S. Cities for Business 2013" and making it a key Midwest destination for business travelers. It's even been considered the San Francisco of the Midwest, featuring top centers for the arts and museums galore. The Ohio capital is a consistent winner of the most intelligent cities in the world award by The Intelligent Communities Form, and is home to Ohio State University. With about 822,000 residents - right behind San Francisco - Columbus is the 15th largest city in the U.S, so you can bet big-city attractions follow.
Getting around Columbus is not difficult if you know what resources to use. There are a few main highways that run through the city: Interstate 70, which runs east and west, Interstate 71 and State Route 315, that head north-south. The public transportation system in Columbus is the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), which brings visitors to dozens of stops throughout the city, from downtown to Ohio State University stadium to the University City Shopping Center.