did you know you have options in lodging for your next visit to Columbus, Ohio?
Are you planning to visit Mom and Dad this summer? Things a bit too cramped at their place? Can't stand the thought of another night in the old basement bedroom?
You can always opt for one of the big chain hotels. But did you know there are other options for you to try?
Let's take a look at one of the most popular with today's savvy travelers: airbnb.
airbnb connects visitors to a city with hosts in that city. You can rent for one night or a whole month. You can rent a condo, apartment, house or even (so they claim) a castle. Prices vary depending on the number of bedrooms, size of the place, your number of guests and proximity to key spots.
A quick search on the airbnb site for Columbus for the 4th of July week for four people shows 23 choices with an average cost of $217 per night. The smallest and least expensive is a cute condo near the university for $99/night. The most expensive is a small B&B north of town that can host up to 14 guests. Clicking on a house located near Dublin, you can see photos and read reviews.
The YouTube video by Sonia's Travels takes you on a step-by-step tour of the airbnb site and gives helpful tips for how to choose and book.
Also, consider how you are going to get around town during your visit. Plan to leave the kids with the grandparents one night and do a pub crawl. Or enjoy a day at the PGA Tournament. Whatever the occasion, you will want to plan ahead so you can truly enjoy your visit to Columbus.