Thought I might get a few replies here so here goes.... My fiance and I are driving to Columbus this week to see a hockey game (vs. Detroit). She's been to the area before, but not downtown, and I've never been there at all. Our hotel is about a mile away from the stadium. The hotel people are suggesting we just cab it to and from the game, as the hotel is valet parking only, and we'd have to valet park our car twice otherwise. So my questions is, how is the area around the stadium? Is it safe? I'm just concerned about waiting outside forever trying to get a cab. Am I better off driving the mile and paying for parking? Thanks in advance for any help!