German Village is one of Columbus’s oldest neighborhoods. Settled by German immigrants in the 1800s, it still retains much of its original 19th-century architecture and old-world charm. Take a stroll down Schiller or Third Street to admire the brick townhomes, quaint cafes, and neighborhood taverns. Stop into the German Village Meeting Haus for a glimpse of the neighborhood’s German heritage or wander through Schiller Park to see the Regina Fountain, a replica of a fountain in Germany. Some of our favorite things to do in German Village include browsing the Book Loft, one of the largest independent bookstores in the country, grabbing a coffee and pastry at Pistacia Vera, trying a hearty German meal at Schmidt’s Sausage Haus, and checking out the harmonious gardens tucked between homes. With our party buses, we can pick your group up anywhere in Columbus and drop you off right in the heart of German Village to start your walking tour.
Short North Arts District
Columbus is home to one of the largest public art districts in the Midwest along High Street in the Short North neighborhood. From vibrant murals to boundary-pushing galleries, the Short North is the creative hub of Columbus. Wander along High Street and N Pearl Street to take in the colorful street art, dip into boutiques and art galleries, and refuel at trendy cafes and restaurants. Some iconic Short North sights include the 40-foot rainbow prism arches, the “Love Columbus” sign, and local gallery Opal Gallery. Try delicious food at Condado Tacos, Northstar Cafe, or The Eagle. And don’t miss happy hour at oddfellows Liquor Bar. With one of our party buses, we’ll get your group to the Short North Arts District ready to explore this energetic and artistic neighborhood.
Downtown Columbus combines historic charm with modern city amenities. Broadway offers a lovely stroll past stately stone and brick buildings. The Statehouse grounds provide green space and landmarks like the William McKinley Monument. Just across the way is the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), a dynamic hands-on science center perfect for kids and adults. Downtown also boasts excellent shopping and dining. Easton Town Center brings together high-end retailers like Anthropologie and Apple. Closeby is the North Market, a public market with fresh produce, bakeries, coffee shops, and diverse cuisines. With our party buses, we’ll transport your group from anywhere in Columbus directly downtown so you can make the most of your time in the city center.
Cheer on Columbus’s beloved Blue Jackets hockey team and the Columbus Clippers baseball team in the lively Arena District. On game days, you’ll find sports fans flooding into the area’s many bars and restaurants. But the Arena District also offers fun beyond the arenas. Stop into 16-Bit Bar+Arcade for classic arcade games, catch an indie film at the Gateway Film Center, or enjoy comedy at the Funny Bone Comedy Club. For dining, try Columbus classics like North Market Spices & Seasonings, Condado Tacos, or a perfect slice from Mikey’s Late Night Slice. Let our party buses drop your group at the heart of the action so you can cheer on our teams and experience the electric energy of the Arena District.
Columbus is home to over 40 breweries, many clustered right downtown in the Brewery District. Beer lovers will think they’ve found paradise touring the district’s taprooms and brewpubs. Popular stops include Seventh Son Brewing, Zauber Brewing Company, and Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, praised for its creative craft beers and tasty Ohio fare. If you need a break from beers, check out the chic fashion boutiques along S Fourth Street or stretch your legs in McFerson Commons park. With our party buses, we’ll shuttle your group to the different breweries so you can sample flights and pints without a second thought about driving. Leave the transportation to us while you experience Columbus’s impressive beer scene.
Grandview Heights/Upper Arlington
Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington are two charming neighborhoods located just north of downtown Columbus. Known for their tree-lined streets, craftsman homes, and quirky local businesses, they’re ideal neighborhoods for leisurely strolls and patio dining. Wander up and down Grandview Avenue, Northwest Boulevard, and Tremont Road to find cute cafes, lovably eccentric shops, and cozy neighborhood taverns. Some favorite spots include The Book Loft, fancy cupcakes at The Cakery, craft cocktails at Grandview Cafe, and the bustling Grandview Yard. Your group can spend hours exploring these neighborhoods’ sidewalk cafes, hidden bookstores, trendy boutiques, and stately historic homes. With our party buses, leave the traffic and parking to us while you soak in the small-town charm of these Columbus gems.
Historic Franklinton, settled in the early 1800s as Columbus’s original downtown, is located just west of downtown. After years of decline, the neighborhood is seeing a renaissance with its affordable real estate attracting artists and young professionals. Today, Franklinton offers an eclectic mix of history and revitalization. Stop into pioneer landmarks like St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the Columbus Firefighters Museum, and the Kelton House. Check out resident artists at Glass Axis Gallery or down an espresso at Etidi Gallery + Cafe. Refuel with lunch at Strongwater Food and Spirits while admiring views of downtown Columbus. We’ll drop off and pick up your group with our party buses so you can witness Franklinton’s old and new sides.
North of downtown, Clintonville charms with its community vibe and diverse eateries. Stroll down High Street to find cozy taverns and unique cafes, like Buddha’s Belly and Studio 35. The Whetstone Park of Roses provides gorgeous gardens and trails to wander. Just nearby, you can catch a show at the charming Shadowbox Live theater. Some top spots for meals include traveling food truck Ray Ray’s Meat + Three and barbeque joint City Barbeque. Save room for desserts and sweets at Peace, Love and Little Donuts and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream. Let our party buses conveniently deliver your group to Clintonville’s hip, yet welcoming atmosphere.
Book a Party Bus for Your Columbus Exploration
At Columbus Party Bus Company, we want to simplify your group transportation so you can simply enjoy exploring our city’s greatest neighborhoods. Whether you’re a local Columbus group or visiting from out of town, our party buses make it easy to experience the best of Columbus without traffic headaches and parking woes. Contact us at (614) 448-0069 to request a quote and reserve transportation for your next Columbus adventure.