October is a great time to visit Columbus. The Blue Jackets are playing in the Arena District. At the Columbus zoo, the Polar Bears are especially active during the cooler weather. Many civic organizations are sponsoring haunted house tours, while walking tours through Columbus' unique neighborhoods — German Village, the Short North, Victorian Village, Italian Village and the new OSU Gateway area — are available through various venues. Click on the scroller images to the right for specific information about area attractions or check out the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau website.