With 80+ noteworthy buildings and public art installations, Columbus (pop. 45,000) ranks 6th in the U.S. for its architecture. Yes, travelers come from all over the world to take in the many examples of Mid-Century Modernist architecture. Tours begin at the Visitors Center, and you can choose walking or bus tours. The tours fill up, so reservations are highly recommended.

While you’re in town, be sure to visit local shops and eateries to round out your Columbus getaway. From the favorite brands at the Edinburgh Premium Outlets to the intimate settings of boutiques and specialty shops, Columbus has what you're looking for. 

If you're traveling with family, Columbus has great options from you. They'll have lots of fun at kidscommons a vibrant, three-story museum with hands-on fun for all ages, from toddler to teen. Save room for dessert when you go to Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor.