Columbus Car Rentals
Columbus is the largest city in Ohio, and there is plenty for travelers to do there. From sports to nature to politics, the city has something for everyone. A vibrant and growing downtown area goes along well with a sprawling university campus, giving visitors of Columbus plenty of options of where to hang out. So pack your bags, rent your car, and head to the home of the Buckeyes.
Check off one of the top items on any college football fan's bucket list by driving your Columbus rental car to 411 Woody Hayes Drive, and seeing a game at Ohio Stadium. The Ohio State University Buckeyes call the venue home, and rarely are the 104,944 seats not filled with fans wearing the school's colors of scarlet and gray. The school is a football powerhouse, and in January 2015, OSU claimed its eighth all-time national championship.
Visitors should become accustomed to the many traditions at Ohio Stadium, starting with the school's marching band. Every game, prior to kickoff, the band spreads out and forms the word "Ohio" in script writing, with one member of the band having the prestigious honor of dotting the "i" in the name. Guests also must know that the proper response when they hear the crowd chant "O-H" is to yell back "I-O."
The Ohio Statehouse
Those interested in politics should bring their Columbus rental car to 1 Capitol Square, and take a tour of Ohio's Statehouse. Free tours are available every day, giving visitors the chance to watch first-hand the state's political decision-makers in action.
Along with seeing where the governor and other elected officials do their work on a daily basis, the Ohio Statehouse also showcases the state's long history, from its founding in 1803 up to the modern day. Important documents, and a gallery of famous state natives are also on display at a museum in Capitol Square.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
A short car ride from downtown Columbus is Franklin Park, and at 1777 E. Broad St. is the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Featuring both indoor and outdoor gardens, the conservatory is a fun place for travelers of all ages to check out.
With rotating seasonal exhibits, there is always something new to see and explore, from plants to wildlife. There are also art collections, and a glassblowing workshop for guests interested in those subjects. One of the top attractions in the Botanical Gardens is the Daylily Garden, which has more than 850 varieties of blooming daylilies when the flower is in season.