Columbus, Ohio, goes by a few nicknames, including Cap or Capital City and Flag City USA. Before you begin making plans for an upcoming trip, make sure that you know what RV class you need.
An RV rental in Columbus might include a Class A motorhome, which is a large option that lets you travel in style, or a Class C motorhome, which is also large but not typically as well-appointed as a Class A. RVshare also offers many options for Class B vehicles. These are smaller, but they use less fuel. In addition to motorhomes, you'll find plenty of RVs for rent that you can tow behind your pickup truck.
The best campgrounds in and around Columbus include Tomorrow's Stars RV Resort. Located just a short drive from downtown, it has both a pool and a hot tub as well as cellphone reception and a playground for kids.
Tree Haven Campground also has a nice location but is more peaceful and quieter than some of the city's other RV parks. This campground has a dumpstation and offers monthly rates for those planning an extended trip to Columbus. Some of your other options include the Berkshire Lake Campground and the John Bryan State Park Campground.
John Bryan State Park is one of central Ohio's top state parks. It is home to miles of hiking trails and a disc golf course with a full 18 holes. There is even a campground on-site.
If you want to visit a national park, you'll want to head to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This is actually the only national park in the Buckeye State. It has more than 11 miles of hiking trails and is close to both private and public campgrounds. The park has a few campsites that put you close to the trails, too.
When you own an RV and live close to Columbus, you can choose a storage facility and have more room in your yard or driveway. The facilities that you can choose from include both indoor and outdoor options. With indoor storage, your vehicle gets protection against damage caused by the sun and other weather conditions. You may also want a facility that offers 24/7 access.
Cap City really only has one dumpstation set up for those who book a Columbus RV rental. This station is at Cabela's, which is a chain of camping stores. The station is on the left-hand side of the building and has a hose that you can use to rinse out your tanks. Most of the campgrounds in and around the city have dumpstations available for campers as well.
Red, White and Boom is one of the largest fireworks displays in the nation, and it takes place every year in Columbus. This event includes fireworks that run for a few hours as well as live music and other entertainment. Though it's suitable for children and adults, you may need some help planning for the event, which you can get with the Trip Planner from RVshare.
The Ohio Statehouse in Capitol Square is one of the top landmarks in Columbus. When you book a pop-up camper rental in Columbus, you can leave it at the campground as you head downtown to check out other attractions, including Red Art on a local college campus and the Franklin Park Conservatory in Franklin Park.
The Krema Nut Factory is one of the largest producers of peanut butter in the world, and it offers factory tours close to the city. You can see how the company makes peanut butter and pick up some nutty souvenirs. Visitors can also tour the Columbus Museum of Art and the Wexner Center for Contemporary Art. The Ohio History Connection operates both a large history museum and a replica historic village. COSI Columbus is a popular hot spot for fans of science and industry.
With camper rentals in Columbus, fans of Ohio State University athletics will find that they are far from alone. Fans come from all over the world to see the Buckeyes play the University of Michigan Wolverines in football each year, but fans can also see the Buckeyes compete in other sports.
The two major pro sports teams in the city are the Blue Jackets of the NHL and the Columbus Crew of the MLS. Nationwide Arena serves as the home stadium for the Blue Jackets but also puts on concerts and other events. Columbus also has a Hollywood Casino and is home to the Eldorado Scioto Downs, which offers live horse racing.
It's easy to get to and around Columbus because of the two highways that cut through the city. Interstate 70 runs right across the city in an east and west direction while Interstate 71 starts in the north and moves into southwestern Ohio. The Split refers to the location where the two highways meet and where traffic significantly slows down during rush hour. From Columbus, you can get to nearly any city in Ohio, including Cincinnati and Cleveland, in three hours or less.