The FPA Annual Conference is heading for “Cap City.” Will you be there too?

While Columbus may be known as the “Biggest Small Town in America,” there is nothing small about this incredible city that is known as one of the nation’s most creative, innovative, and up-and-coming destinations. Celebrated for its incredible arts, entertainment, fashion, and culinary offerings, exciting collegiate and professional sports teams, and spectacular sprawling green space on the Scioto Mile downtown riverfront, this city has something for everyone.

And we thought these fun facts say a lot about this exciting destination!

  • Columbus is the 14th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing city in the Midwest
  • Half of all Americans live with 500 miles of Columbus
  • Columbus is one of the top 10 metros in the U.S. for concentration of young professionals
  • Columbus has been named one of the top five craft beer cities in the U.S.
  • Columbus is home to Jack Nicklaus “The Golden Bear” and Colo, the world’s oldest gorilla who passed away in 2017 at age 61

To help you plan your trip to this city that really does have it all, FPA and our partners at Experience Columbus, are pleased to offer you several resources.

Things To Do Guide

Visiting Columbus and have time to spare? Uncover the pulse of our city with these attractions and activities.
Start Planning

Visitor's Guide

This comprehensive visitor’s guide has all the details on the places to go, see, and experience when you’re in Columbus.
Find Some Fun

Restaurant Map

Columbus is truly a foodie city. This restaurant guide gives you a run-down of the best hotspots and where they are located.
Get Some Eats

Columbus Ale Trail

With more than 50 unique craft breweries in the region, Columbus’ beer scene is an adventure waiting for you to explore.
Grab a Pint

Columbus Coffee Trail

More of a coffee drinker? Well, Columbus’s “coffee trail” with 17 different coffee shops should be on your experience list.
Get Your Coffee Fix

The Downtown Circulator

The free Downtown Circulator is the only transportation you’ll need. Running every 10 to 15 minutes, you can get to any downtown destination you’re looking for.
Catch a Ride

Transportation Guide

There are many other transportation options outside of the Downtown Circulator. This transportation guide has the info and contact details you need.
Get Around CBus

Hotel Accommodations

Discounted nightly rates available for Annual Conference attendees.
Book a Room

We'll see you in Cap City!