Malvern, on 07 January 2019 - 03:23 PM, said:
Part way through planning our big Sept/Oct 19 trip (6 Aussies).
Early October we are playing at Muirfield Village, Scioto and going to an OSU game then flying out of Columbus (4 days). None of us have been there before.
Accommodation seems very pricey at Muirfield Village, I don't particularly like staying at golf resorts/venues (I may be missing something).
We can do hotel or Airbnb. Travelling party are all 40 plus, would be looking for bars/pubs, good restaurants within walking distance, any suggestions on what areas in central Columbus or would you stay elsewhere?
I haven't done a lot of travel in the US except NYC for work. In terms of where to stay we are more downtown/LES than mid town or the park.
So your events are all north/northwest of the city. I would find an airbnb in The Short North
. It's a cool area with close proximity to everything. Many of the city's best restaurants are on High Street in the Short North. Depending on where the house is, you would have quick access to these restaurants and bars by walking. It also gives you easy access (possibly walking if in the southern parts of SN) to the Arena District which is a good area for bar hopping.
The 'Shoe is 5-10 minutes directly north so that makes getting to the Buckeye game relatively easy (though it's really not an easy place to get in and out of). For the Buckeye game, I would consider taking an Uber and once it gets within a mile of the stadium and traffic gets bad, I would just hop out and walk in.
Scioto is 20 minutes at most from The Short North. It's close by but it's not the easiest place to get to because in the middle of a very old suburb (Upper Arlington). So's not like right off a freeway exit. You kind of have to fish through the community to get to it.
Muirfield Village will be the longest trek. It's mostly freeway driving but it will take you 35 or so minutes from The Short North.
Other areas to look at: German Village
(south of downtown but really good night life and restaurants... everything, however, would be another 10 minutes away). Upper Arlington
(smack in the middle of all of your events. It's kind of sandwiched between Dublin (where Village is) and Ohio State. UA, however, doesn't have walking access to anything and you'll be in the middle of a suburb... great place to live, not an ideal spot for a guys trip). Dublin
is where Muirfield is. There is some night life and bars in Dublin, especially the new downtown Dublin area. But Dublin is also a quiet comminuity. Plus it's a trek getting to the buckeye game.
EDIT -- I'm not sure if The Short North will come up on Airbnb or not. But if you go to googlemaps, you can search Short North Arts District. You'll see it's a very small area. But if you are in the cooridor it will be good. I kind of consider that who area The Short North even though it's not. If possible, I would target the square of Neil Ave (N/S running road on the west side of the square) to 5th ave (E/W running road on the north side of the square) to Summit Ave (n/s running road on the east side of the square) to Goodale (e/w running road on the south side of the square).
The closer to the High St the better. The further south in the square the better. Absolute ideal, prime, location would be somewhere very close to Goodale Park
. Ton of great restaurants and bars right there. That will give you walking access to everything in the short north and the arena district. Plus super easy access to the freeway systems. North of 5th ave gets sketchy in a hurry. East of Summit gets even more sketchy. West of Neil is nice but makes walking to bars/restaurant a little too far.
I bolded stuff because I got long winded
Edited by SilverBullets, 08 January 2019 - 11:33 AM.