Named after the famous explorer, Columbus is an exciting city located in the centre of Ohio, of which it is the capital. Home to several famous attractions, as well as being well connected to highways connecting to other towns and cities in the state, Columbus is a great place to base yourself while exploring this part of the USA with your rental car. Auto Europe offers several car hire pick up locations in Columbus, Florida, and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in Columbus is both easy and economical.
Columbus was founded on the shores of the Scioto River, near the point where it is joined by the Olentangy, and this is a great place to start exploring with your rental car. On the east bank of the river, you may see a sight that stands out, the Santa Maria, which is a replica of Christopher Columbus' ship from the 15th century.
Columbus has a great variety of attractions, with something to suit all ages and tastes. There are a number of great places to visit on either side of the river also, making it easy and convenient to tour the sights.
The Columbus Museum of Art is near here, home to an impressive collection of works from the past two centuries, and the Kelton House Museum and Garden is also quite close and shows life in Columbus during the 1800s.
If travelling with kids, the Centre of Science and Industry (called COSI by locals) is not far from here also. Located just on the other side of the river, the centre has lots of fun and exciting attractions, including many interactive ones and is a great place to spend a day.
Something that is definitely not to be missed here is the famous Columbus Zoo, which is regarded as one of the best in the USA and is just a short drive north of the city. Home to over 5,000 animals, there are plenty of creatures from around the world to see, and the zoo also includes a waterpark and golf course, truly something for everyone!
If you feel you've seen enough of the sights in Columbus, you can use your hire car to go on day trips to other great places in Ohio. The cities of Cincinnati, Cleveland and Akron are all just a pleasant drive away.
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