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Hotel Details Local Guide


  • This hotel is in a suburban location
  • Distance from the Hotel: 4 MILES
  • Local Time Zone : GMT-5


John Glenn International Airport (CMH)


Ohio State University

Ohio Statehouse

Magic Mountain Family Fun Center

Ohio State Fairgrounds & Expo Center

Polaris Fashion Place

COSI - Center of Science and Industry

Olentangy Indian Caverns

Nationwide Arena & The Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Columbus Crew SC

What's New

Polaris is home to many corporate main/regional headquarters for firms such as Microsoft, Mettler-Toledo, McGraw-Hill Publishing and J.P. Morgan Chase. It is the Center of Everything retail - from the most high end fashion to essential shopping's all here. There are many dining options from fine dining to fast food. Recreation and entertainment opportunities abound at POLARIS.


If you want to feel like a local while staying at the Candlewood Suites® Polaris, be sure to visit Historic Westerville. Throughout Westerville, residents enjoy more than 40 community parks and open spaces, a state-of-the-art Community Center, an award-winning school district and the old-generation Uptown District, featuring new-generation shopping, dining and entertainment.

Don't Go Home Without

German Village is a historic neighborhood in Columbus, just south of downtown. It was settled in the early-to-mid-19th century by a large number of German immigrants, who at one time comprised as much as a third of the city's entire population. While visiting German Village, you can't miss a stop to Schmidt's where you can enjoy their famous Bahama Mama and Giant Cream Puff.

Must See

Don't miss visiting The Ohio State University, Short North Arts District, Nationwide Arena and the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Columbus Clippers, COSI (Center of Science and Industry), Columbus Museum of Art, the North Market, and the Scioto Mile.

Must Do

Within minutes of the Candlewood Suites Polaris, you won't want to miss a visit to Alum Creek State Park. This 3,300 acre lake offers boating, fishing and swimming. There are over 40 miles where visitors can hike, mountain bike and horseback ride.

Theme Park

Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds

Distance from hotel: 10 MI/ 16.09 KM South

Columbus Zoo & Zoombezi Bay Water Park

Distance from hotel: 8.5 MI/ 13.68 KM West

Mapfre Stadium - MLS Soccer

Distance from hotel: 10 MI/ 16.09 KM South

Columbus Blue Jackets & Nationwide Arena

Distance from hotel: 14 MI/ 22.53 KM South

Race Tracks

Mid Ohio Sports Car Course

Distance from hotel: 47 MI/ 75.64 KM North

Sports Venue

Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds

Distance from hotel: 10 MI/ 16.09 KM South

Museum or Gallery

Distance from hotel: 15 MI/ 24.14 KM South

Movie Theaters

Rave Motion Pictures

Distance from hotel: 1 MI/ 1.61 KM West

Park Details

Sharon Woods

Distance from hotel: 4 MI/ 6.44 KM South