The heart of Ohio, Columbus sits at the confluence of America's many subcultures, throwing open a wide net of options for cultural and artistic fulfillment. This modest university town draws well within the lines, with no semblances of eccentricities and jaw-dropping sights that countless American capitals are typically studded with. Columbus very well sizes up its shortcomings, and promptly compensates them with a veritable array of arts and culinary culture. Home to some of the nation's most compelling and prestigious performing arts venues that span genres of jazz, ballet and theater, Columbus does not shy away from flamboyantly displaying its well-endowed artistic diversity. Its high-on-color and taste North Market, a beautifully curated epicurean tapestry, is equipped with numerous vendors who peddle local culinary gems – from donuts and ice creams, to deli items, chicken and seasonal favorites. Like many other American towns that have undergone a spate of revitalization of their arguably banal neighborhoods, Columbus too prizes its renewed riverfront stretch called the Scioto Mile. This stunning riverside haven with verdant urbane spaces allows Columbus' hard-working locals a sterling chance to play and relax.