Columbus Convention

American Institute of Building Design

July 29 - August 1, 2014

For the Shopping Heart

We know, we know. All you're really coming to Columbus for is the shopping, right? Well, maybe you're guests are. In any case, here's our top picks for the best shopping in the city. 

Easton Town Center is an indoor and outdoor shopping complex in Northeast Columbus. The core buildings and streets that comprise Easton are intended to look like a self-contained town, reminiscent of American towns and cities in the mid 20th century. If you're looking for a unique blend of boutiques, department stores, and high end fashion, this is the place for you.

Polaris Fashion Place is a two level shopping mall and a surrounding retail plaza. It includes a variety of premier stores such as; Von Maur, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macys, and the Apple Store. The mall features six anchor stores as well as an outdoor lifestyle center that was added in 2000.

The Short North is the arts district surrounding the Hilton hotel we'll be staying at. The area features an eclectic blend of galleries, clothing boutiques and restaurants. The first Saturday evening of every month is the “gallery hop”, when the art galleries and stores stay open late. Pssst! If you're stay at least one day after the convention, this is one event you won't want to miss!

Worthington, a suburb of Columbus, offers the perfect setting for shopping. It’s brick sidewalks are lined with specialty shops and local eateries. Offerings range from home décor, clothing, jewelry, florists, and a unique wine shop. 

Historic Dublin, another suburb of Columbus, exudes old world charm and is home to many shops, restaurants and activities. A mere fifteen minute drive North of the Short North, historic Dublin offers something for everyone.