Explore Southwest Airlines® destination Columbus.

See what Discovery City has in store for you when you visit this Midwestern metropolis.

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Visit Columbus.

Even though it’s the fifteenth largest city in the United States, a bustling place like Columbus can still be overlooked as a great destination city in the Midwest. Yet Columbus has something to offer each of its visitors. A trip to Columbus will easily have you hooked on the Biggest Small Town in America.

Locals will tell you that the highways of Columbus are completely empty when there’s a football game in town. That’s right: All of you sports aficionados can count on Columbus as one of the college football meccas of the U.S. Gather with friends and make new ones while you play bags or corn hole (the name varies depending on your neck of the woods—you might call it bean bags, or just bags) in a tailgating environment that’ll feel more like a street festival with all of its hoopla. Enjoy delicious barbecued and smoked meat, craft beers and spirits, and cheer on your favorite team.

If sports are not your jam, there are plenty of other ways to engage with the sights and sounds of Columbus. Spend an afternoon walking through Short North Arts District, a hip and vibrant neighborhood full of coffee shops, art galleries, murals, and small vintage boutiques. This mile-and-a-half-long strip runs along High Street from Nationwide Boulevard to King Avenue, and is easily accessible via bus or car. Here, 20th-century architecture meets street murals. Visit some of the most well-known landmarks of Columbus by walking through iconic arches and getting a sideways view of the Mona Lisa. With so much exploring done on foot, you’ll likely work up an appetite! Just east of High Street, you’ll find Italian Village and Victorian Village, two epicenters for some of the best restaurants in the city. From delicious pizza to live musical acts on patios, Columbus has a vibrant dining and nightlife scene.

Do not miss out on everything Columbus has to offer. Get your adventure in Discovery City started by booking a flight to Columbus with Southwest®. Southwest Airlines flies to John Glenn Columbus International Airport, making your Midwestern adventure even easier to begin. And when you book with Southwest, you can book with confidence, knowing that the process will be easy from flight selection to checkout. We know that having a memorable trip is about more than finding a great deal on a flight. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience and book your upcoming flight to Columbus.

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Things to do in Columbus.
Friendly neighborhoods
  • German Village
  • Brewery District
  • Downtown
Parks and zoos
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
  • Columbus Park of Roses
  • Olentangy Trail
Enriching outings
  • North Market
  • Wexner Center for the Arts
  • Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

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Travel Advisory

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the availability, health and safety procedures, operations, and schedules for local attractions are changing constantly. Please contact attractions directly for hours of operation, potential temperature screenings, and other possible health and safety procedures and restrictions. Visit our Coronavirus Travel Information page for information about potential restrictions on air travel.

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Details about John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

Airport code:CMH

City:Columbus

State:Ohio

Concourse A

Gates A: 2-6

Airport-provided WiFi

14

Cities with nonstop daily service to CMH*

92

Cities with daily service to CMH*

*Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 10/30/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/2/2020.

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Southwest seats give you up to a 31-inch pitch, 17-inch width, and 2-inch recline, which all adds up to a more comfortable flight.

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Southwest is bringing our low fares and no hidden fees with us. We want to make your trip special, so we’re taking everything you love about Southwest and bringing it all to your travels. Get everything Transfarency has to offer on your next trip, only with Southwest.

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If there’s a seat available on a Southwest flight, you can use your points. It’s that easy. So no matter when you want to get away, you can use your points to get you there. As long as we have a spot available on a flight, you can book it with your Southwest Rapid Rewards points.

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You can earn points on flights and on everyday purchases with our partners, which makes getting to our destinations easy. And our reward flights are based on our low fares, so the lower the fare, the fewer points you have to use. It’s almost like we want you to have the trip of a lifetime.

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1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.

3Download the Southwest® app to view movies and on-demand content. Inflight messaging only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp. Apps must be downloaded before the flight. Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. Prohibits access to high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP, along with certain obscene/offensive content.

42016-2019 Freddie Awards.

5As reported in the CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 16, 2019, and Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Surveys 2010 – 2019, at IdeaWorksCompany.com.