Columbus is a thriving, very charming metropolis, the largest city, and the capital of Ohio. It is by far one of the top tourist destinations in the eastern USA. Well-maintained and architecturally fabulous buildings and districts, a diversified and well-renowned food scene, colorful cultural identity, buzzing nightlife, many large commercial chains, museums, numerous cultural events and festivals, parks, hundreds of fascinating tourist attractions, are only a few of the reasons why it is worth visiting Columbus, OH. While exploring this vast city (almost 900,000 population), walk through the famous Scioto Mile along the Scioto River and enjoy the serenity of the parks, trails, and the large interactive fountain. On the west bank of the river, you will find the world-famous COSI science that is home to dozens of exciting exhibits and a lovely Planetarium. Other top Columbus tourist attractions include the Columbus Museum of Art (impressive European and American painting exhibits and a fantastic sculpture garden), the Columbus Zoo, Easton Town Center, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the German Village (an excellently 19th century restored area), etc. Regarding budget accommodation, there are more than 150 discount hotels worth checking in Columbus, OH. Prices start from as little as $55, but if you are after top economy accommodation experience, then the prices start from around $150 per room per night (2 guests).