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Columbus named one of the world’s best July destinations by national travel publication

Columbus named one of the world’s best July destinations by national travel publication

Jack McLaughlin

While there’s plenty to do and see in the Arch City at any given time, according to “Travel + Leisure,” July may just be the best time of year here in central Ohio.

In a story published by the travel outlet last week, the city of Columbus was named one of the world’s top-11 destinations to visit in the month of July.

Here’s what the story had to say about Columbus:


Ohio’s capital is located in the central part of the state at the junction of the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers. July is a festive month in Columbus, starting with the annual Red, White & BOOM Independence Day street fair, parade, and fireworks on July 3. The Columbus Book Festival will celebrate the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s 150th anniversary with author talks, book signings, and entertainment on July 15-16. From July 21-23, the annual Jazz & Rib Fest will feature the finest in music and barbecue. Admission is free, and the festival is located along the Scioto Mile downtown riverfront. There’s plenty to do in dog-friendly Columbus, with parks, hiking and biking trails, and The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, one of the country’s most renowned zoos. Events at the zoo include Zoombezi Bay Christmas in July, complete with Santa and his elves, from July 21-28. Stay at the new Junto Hotel, the first independent lifestyle hotel in Columbus.

The list included other US cities like San Diego, California and Asheville, North Carolina, but it also touched on entire countries, like Croatia, and other regions of North America, as Montreal made the cut.

It doesn’t appear the entries were ranked in order of quality, but Columbus appeared as the 5th spot on the list.

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