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Two Great Locations minutes from
The Ohio State University

Shopping & Dining in Columbus

Columbus offers a myriad of fantastic shopping and dining venues to choose from during your stay. Shop in upscale boutiques or bargain factory stores, then enjoy fine or casual dining at one of the city's restaurants. For accommodations in the center of all the best things to do in Columbus, including shopping and dining, The Varsity Inn is the perfect place to stay. Conveniently located near downtown Columbus and Ohio State University, the Varsity Inn North and Varsity Inn South have the budget-friendly rooms and thoughtful amenities that will make your stay even more enjoyable.

Columbus Shopping & Dining Destinations

Our Hotel's Near Easton Town Center in Columbus 

For a fabulous shopping experience, visit the upscale Easton Town Center. With stores like Anthropologie, BCBG MAXAZRIA, Macy's, Nordstrom and an Apple Store, you can find fine apparel, home goods and electronics all in one place. Not only does the Easton Town Center offer lots of shops, but it also offers great sit-down restaurants, such as the California Pizza Kitchen, Cafe Istanbul Mediterranean Cuisine, The Cheesecake Factory and The Melting Pot, as well as places to grab a quick bite between stores, such as Panda Express, Chipotle, Panera and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. After shopping and eating until your heart's content, enjoy some entertainment at the Center. Catch a new movie at AMC Easton 30, take part in the hilarity at Funny Bone Comedy Club & Cafe or play some interactive games and have a few cold ones at KDB. However you choose to spend your time at Easton Town Center, when you stay at our Easton Mall Columbus hotel, you're experience is sure to be a rewarding one.

Lennox Town Center

Lennox Town Center is located within one mile of the hotel offering options for shopping at Target, World Market and Old Navy.  Lennox Theater offers you the break you need from your hectic schedule with the latest in released movies.  Stop by Cup O Joe for a quick latte, enjoy dinner at the new Bravo Ristorante or grab a burger at Johnny Rockets.

Looking For Hotels Near Short North Columbus?

For a shopping and dining experience with an artistic twist, visit the Short North Arts District. Browse for American and European antiques at Granview Mercantile Co., pick up a nice bottle of wine at Camelot Cellars, Ltd., or buy clothing and accessories at The Garden. During your Visit to Short North, view works of talented local, national and international artists at one of its many galleries, such as Rivet, Roy G Biv Gallery, Terra Gallery or Lindsay Gallery. You won't go hungry while visiting the Short North Arts District, as there are many unique eateries throughout the area, such as Nida's Thai on High, Donato's Pizza and Lemongrass Fusion Bistro. Short North also offers lively entertainment and night life, with night clubs and cocktail lounges, as well as a movie theater and live music.

Take a trip into the suburban city of Grandview for boutique shopping on Grandview Avenue or a short drive to Upper Arlington and visit the newly redeveloped Kingsdale Center to experience the Market District, Macy's and many new restaurants featuring Mexican, Italian and American cuisine.

Lane Avenue Shopping Center is minutes away where you can stroll through bookstores, toy stores and restaurants in a casual open are center.

More Dining in Columbus 

Buckeye Donuts
1998 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43201

Betty's Fine Food & Spirits
680 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215


Hound Dogs Pizza
2657 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43202


Cap City Diner
1299 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH  43212 


Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
1816 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43201


Columbus Fish Market
1245 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH  43212 


Bravo! Cucina Italiana
1803 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43212


El Vaquero Restaurant 
3230 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202


Buca di Beppo
343 North Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215


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