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What are the major attractions in Columbus?
If your trip to Columbus is all locked in but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.Experience the best that this city has to offer by adding COSI and Columbus Museum of Art to your itinerary. If you’ve got an extra day or two to spare, have a look at Ohio Stadium and Historic Crew Stadium too.Plan a stop at Nationwide Arena. It’s one sight you’ll usually find on many travelers’ must-do lists. Ohio Theatre and Palace Theatre are also close by and worth a pit stop.
What are the best road trip destinations near Columbus?
The greatest part about having your own ride is that you can go where you want, when you want. Make the most of your newfound freedom by exploring all that there is to do in Powell. It’s just 16 miles away. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Zoombezi Bay Waterpark and Olentangy Indian Caverns alone justify the drive out here. Situated 30 miles away, Lancaster is another popular option. If you swing by, be sure to check out Rising Park, Ohio Glass Museum and Sherman House Museum.
Where are the best convention centers near Columbus?
Rental cars are a popular choice for professionals who frequently travel. If your visit to Columbus is mainly for work-related purposes, you should know where the best convention and business centers are located. Here are just some of the top suggestions:

  • Greater Columbus Convention Center (1 mile away).
  • Ohio State Fairgrounds (3 miles away).
  • Ohio Expo Center and State Fair (3 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Columbus?
Some people find driving in busy traffic in big cities a bit challenging. But in a compact or mini car, cruising those Columbus streets will be a cinch. Rather spend your time exploring the surrounding prairies? Take a look at our selection of SUVs. With loads of cargo space and more power under the hood, these bigger rides will make that road trip even more memorable. Ticking off all the activities and attractions that Columbus is known for has never been easier with your own set of wheels.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Columbus?
For some, owning a luxury vehicle may be somewhat out of reach. But renting the car of your dreams is as easy as a few clicks! Imagine tearing down the open road in a classy sports car, even if it’s just for a short while. Or perhaps you’re just after a reliable set of wheels to bring you safely from point A to point B. Extravagant or economical? Either way, there’s a rental car to suit your style in Columbus.
Is it difficult to park in Columbus?
You’ll find plenty of places to leave your car in Columbus. Even in the middle of the action, you’re likely to score a spot right where you need it.
Does Columbus have peak-hour traffic?
As with most destinations, roads get busy in the rush hours before and after work. However, thanks to its smaller population of around 850,100, traffic gridlock isn’t a big problem in Columbus.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Franklin County?
Generally, your rental car company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Or they may supply your contact details to the relevant local authority, who’ll then send a fine to your postal address.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Columbus?
You’re allowed to use your cell phone when behind the wheel in Columbus. However, we always recommend waiting until you get to your destination, or pulling over in an appropriate spot, before making that call.
What are the rules around drink driving in Columbus?
In Columbus, it is illegal to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.08%. If you plan to have a couple of glasses of wine with dinner, you’d be wise to leave your car behind.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Columbus?
Road rules in Columbus permit drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearer to them, without having to wait for it to turn green. Before making the maneuver, the vehicle must come to a total stop and the driver must make sure that the way is clear before proceeding.
Are seat belts compulsory in Franklin County?
Seat belts should always be worn in Franklin County. Having said that, this rule may differ for certain vehicles, such as those operated by public transportation systems.

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