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Summer in Columbus: How to be a tourist in your own city amid rising gas prices

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Amid record-high gas prices and inflation across the country, many people are pumping the brakes on summer road trips and travel plans.

Fortunately, Central Ohioans share an area code with some of the best tourist attractions in the United States — from COSI to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium to Red, White & BOOM!

“Research by Longwoods International does show that those rising gas prices are greatly impacting people’s decision to travel in the next six months. 37% of Americans have said it’s impacting them,” said Leah Berger, Public Relations Manager with Experience Columbus. “It doesn’t mean they’re not traveling, but they might be flying instead of driving, or perhaps they’re changing their destination to a more local area, and Columbus is perfect for that because we’re within a day’s drive of 50% of the U.S. population.”

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