COLUMBUS, Ohio— This Father’s Day, locals and travelers alike are encouraged to treat the father figure in their life to something really special with a locally crafted gift or memorable city experience. Experience Columbus has curated a Father’s Day Gift Guide, brimming with nearly two dozen great ideas, each with a convenient link to purchase or order the ideal gift, including:   

  • A hand-crafted real leather wallet from Zeroz to help Dad lighten up when carrying cards and cash 

  • Simple Times Mixers’ special gift four-pack of mixers balances perfectly with the distinct flavors of bourbon and other craft whiskeys 

  • The beautiful Small Things Keepsake box from Thread for organizing small valuables  

  • Global Gift’s hand-carved wood eyeglass holder provides a quirky place to stow his specs 

  • A day on the lake with a pontoon boat rental at Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center 

  • The Elvis Juice gift set from Glenn Avenue Soap Company blends beer with body care 

  • A gift pack of the latest versions of his favorite IPAs from Land-Grant Brewing 

  • An e-gift card to X Golf Columbus lets Dad “play” top courses while honing his game 

  • Exotic Pepper Powder from Sweetfire Nursery raises the heat this Father's Day with organic spices  

  • Noble Cut’s peach-flavored whiskey, which is sure to show Dad what a peach he is.  

  • A locally designed “Idols become Buckeyes” ball cap from Starstrukt Apparel helps DSd sport big style 

  • The gift of metaphysical wellness with Rock Candy Healing Stones Gift Card 

  • A visit to Used Kids Records for some coveted vinyl offers Dad a real treat 

In addition to the Father’s Day Gift Guide, has a complete list of area restaurants for planning a special dad’s day brunch or dinner. Families can dine under a canopy of trees at Understory while soaking in live jazz with Faheem Najieb. Or they can mark Father’s Day with brunch or dinner at one of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Those looking for a memorable way to celebrate at home can snag the Father’s Day gift pack from The Barn or The Avenue in Grandview or Dublin. It includes two New York strip steaks with grilling instructions, a jar of signature steak seasoning, a copy of “Yes is the Answer, What is the Question?” by Cameron Mitchell and a black apron for dad for $79.99. For an additional $20, add a Manhattan cocktail kit, complete with ingredients and instructions for two cocktails.  
Fathers and father figures alike can make the most of their special day with Experience Columbus' remarkable array of free experience passes. Among these, the Outdoor Trails Pass stands out as an ideal choice, offering a diverse range of activities such as hiking, biking, jogging, and even paddling in Columbus’ outdoor oasis of 20 metro parks. Coyote Peterson, Emmy Award-winning host of YouTube's Brave Wilderness, can make the calls this holiday with an itinerary steeped in his deep knowledge of the city. After traversing the scenic trails, travelers will want to explore the Distillery Trail, where eight revered Columbus distilleries are crafting spirits that capture local terroir. 
About Columbus, Ohio 
Columbus is a city unlike any other. Vibrant and alive, Ohio’s capital is known for its open attitude, smart style and entrepreneurial spirit. Columbus' blend of neighborhoods, dynamic nightlife, noteworthy music scene, arts and culinary experiences, events, attractions, and accommodations are all made unforgettable by the diversity of its outgoing locals who eagerly await and warmly welcome visitors. Columbus is proud to have hosted the 2023 U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in June and PCMA Convening Leaders 2023 this past January, which brought together the world's business events professionals. Free travel guides, maps, online booking, and detailed information are available at Visitor information is also available on Facebook:, Twitter: @ExpCols and Instagram: @ExperienceColumbus


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