|Destination Airport IATA Code||CMH|
|Destination City Name||Columbus|
The capital of Ohio is often overlooked as a Midwest destination. This is a real shame as Columbus is steeped in history and boasts a youthful vibe and a thriving art scene. The Ohio State University campus is one of the largest in the country with 60,000 students, and the established gay scene also contributes to the buzz of the city.
There are galleries, theaters and restaurants, lots of festivals including a huge celebration on the 4th of July and plenty for sports fans and shopaholics to enjoy.
It pays to book ahead if you are looking for Cheap Flights to Columbus in the summer months, when the weather is warm and pleasant. In June, July and August temperatures peak above 80°F.
Spring and fall are ideal times to visit and winters are milder than in other Midwest cities, but average temperatures still dip below freezing in December, January and February, when flight and hotel prices are at their lowest.
Its central location means there are flights to Columbus from all around the country, and the number of departure points makes it easy to grab a bargain air fare.
Use the ‘Nearby airports’ option, under your chosen departure airport when your search results are returned, to explore deals available from alternative locations. You can also look at flights to other airports in the Midwest. Another great way to find lower-priced flights is to be flexible with your schedule. Choose the ‘My dates are flexible’ option when making your search to browse the cheapest flight across a range of days.
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Formerly known as Port Columbus International, John Glenn Columbus International is six miles east of the city handles 7.5 million passengers a year. GoBus and taxi service are both readily available between the airport and downtown.
Once a cargo airport, Rickenbacker International, 10 miles south of Columbus now caters for passenger jets and budget carrier Allegiant Air flies here. Facilities are limited and you should book rental cars in advance.
The airlines that have flights to Columbus from US cities include:
It’s possible to explore downtown and other neighborhoods on foot, but you will need transport to get from one district to another. There is a bus network and taxis are plentiful, but the best way to get around Columbus is to hire a car, which gives you the chance to explore beyond the city.
Columbus has a strong German connection, with many immigrants settling here in the 19th century. The historic German Village district, south of downtown, was saved from demolition in the 1960s and many of the buildings have now been restored. Explore the architectural delights on foot, and venture into the neighboring Brewery District for a craft ale.
Another area worth visiting is the bohemian Short North, between downtown and the university. The area is packed with galleries, coffee shops and boutiques. Join one of the ‘gallery hops’ or watch the hipsters at play.
The Columbus Museum of Art has a fine collection of modern and contemporary art from Europe and North America.
Sport rules in Columbus, so try to catch the Columbus Blue Jackets NHL team, the Columbus Crew MLS side or the Ohio State football team in action.
Columbus hosts plenty of big name performers: check the gig listings during your trip and see what’s on in the city’s many venues. Watch out for the Ohio State Fair in late July and August.
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