The No. 1 destination spot for a night on the town features two sports venues, some of Columbus' hottest nightlife locales and upscale apartments and condos.

The No. 1 destination spot for a night on the town features two sports venues, some of Columbus' hottest nightlife locales and upscale apartments and condos.

Have fun:

Sports

Huntington Park

330 Huntington Park Ln., Arena District

614-462-5250

huntingtonparkcolumbus.com

Nationwide Arena

200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Arena District

614-246-2000

nationwidearena.com

Nationwide Arena and Huntington Park are widely considered to have the best stadium experiences in their respective sports. Dime-a-Dog and Buck-a-Bone nights are pretty awesome, but throw in the bar pavilion and cheap tickets and baseball couldn't be better. And hockey isn't meant to be watched on TV (maybe that's why it's not on TV), especially when it's played in Nationwide.

Hang out:

North Bank Park

311 W. Long St., Arena District

parks.columbus.gov

A great Downtown rehab project means you get a beautiful waterfront park that's the best place to watch Red, White and Boom. It's also host to the annual Jazz & Rib Festival, and a pretty great place to catch some rays on a sunny day.

Catch a movie:

Arena Grand Theatre

175 W. Nationwide Blvd., Arena District

614-469-5000

arenagrand.com

This perennial Best of Columbus winner has plush leather seats, a crystal-clear picture, 3D-equipped screens and booming sound. Add a full bar and you've got one hell of a movie-going experience. The best part? Despite being a city favorite, you'll rarely have to wait in line or sit in a packed house to catch a flick.