Columbus/Northwest is defined as being North of Interstate 70 and West of Interstate 71, in Columbus, Ohio. Included in this area would be Grandview Heights, Upper Arlington, Worthington, Dublin, Powell and Hillard neighborhoods.
The area between I-71 and I-270 outerbelt has numerous exits into this area. The roads are well maintained and traffic is acceptable, other than during rush hour when people are going to and leaving work. If you are not familiar with the area, you may want to sit it out during that period. There are plenty of diversions.
The COTA bus service , while not by any standard one of the greatest in the nation, can take you to most important places in the city, which should be about 5 blocks away from any conceivable location you need to go to. This service costs $2 for an express bus and $1.50 for a normal bus. Transfers are free; ask for one from the bus driver when you pay your fare.
Columbus Crew Stadium, Adjacent to Ohio Historical Society of of I-71. Home to the Columbus Crew MLS Soccer Club. In 2008, a $2 million dollar new stage has been installed to host big-name concerts. Great location.
Ohio Village, 1982 Velma Ave., +1 419 297-2300 A re-created 19th-century village next to the Ohio Historical Center.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 9990 Riverside Dr. +1 614 645-3400, . The zoo has a great collection of endangered species, including manatees, cheetahs, kangaroos and lowland gorillas. They recently opened the Asia Quest exhibit with Siberian tigers, sun bears and Pallas cats.
Ohio Expo Center. 717 E. 17th Ave.  Home to The Ohio State Fair. Each month, a variety of shows, expositions and competitions are held at the Ohio Expo Center, over 175 events per year. These range from shopping for antiques to boxing, there is something for everyone at the Ohio Expo Center.
Food Safety – In Columbus, all 6,000 local restaurants must post color coded signs that reflect the results of the most previous inspection by the Columbus Public Health Dept. Green = passing most recent inspection. Red, yellow or white suggests you probably may want to reconsider your options. The law applies to public pools, tattoo parlors, spas, campgrounds as well as food markets. The sign must be obvious, within five foot of an entrance.
Amul India 7676 Sawmill Rd. +1 614-734-1600.  Northern Indian cuisine, chicken tikka, masala, lamb korma. Lunch buffet and dinner: daily. Cocktails. Entrees: $7.99-$14.99. Their buffet is hard to beat.
Jimmy V's Grandview, 1788 West 5th Ave., +1 614 487-1717 $8.50-18.00
Clarion Hotel & Suites Conference Center Columbus, 900 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., +1 614 888-7440. Fax: +1 614 888-7879. An upscale hotel providing affordable accommodations to both leisure and business travelers visiting Columbus - situated near Historic Worthington and downtown Columbus. Secure Online Reservations.
Hawthorn Suites Columbus West, , 5505 Keim Circle, +1 614 853-6199. Just North of I-70 and W of I-270 The Hawthorn Suites, Columbus West, is designed to make your stay more comfortable. Each tastefully appointed suite has a living room area which features a pull-out twin sofa sleeper, a television, a VCR, an ergonomic chair and voice mail plus a work desk and data lamp.
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