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Hills, Hops & Home Teams

Live to Root for the Home Team

Explore all of the sports action and adventure in Columbus and enjoy a couple drinks in between at some of the best bars, breweries and wine shops in town.

Ideal for groups of 25 or less

Day One

Morning | Start your day with a tour of famed Ohio Stadium. Sit in the press box, stroll through the suites and sport your best O-H-I-O on the 50-yard line. Then, tour the nearby Jack Nicklaus Museum which pays homage to the golf legend as well as the history of the game.

Lunch | Enjoy a laid-back American lunch at Wolf’s Ridge Brewery known for its selection of craft beers.

Afternoon | Take off on a Columbus Food Adventures tour focused on our craft beer scene, or create your own tour with visits to great downtown breweries such as Seventh Son Brewing or Land-Grant Brewing Company.

Evening | Columbus is a sports lover’s destination so catch a game to cheer on the team. Join Columbus Crew (one of ten inaugural Major League Soccer clubs), the Columbus Blue Jackets (National Hockey League) or the Columbus Clippers (Triple-A-affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians) depending on the season. Before or after the game, stop in to R Bar, Columbus’ hockey headquarters.

Day Two

Morning | After breakfast at your hotel, hit the links at one of Columbus’ 50+ golf courses. Forecast too chilly? Head to Black Wing Shooting Center, Ohio’s five-star rated shooting clubhouse and one of the largest firearm pro shops in the state.

Lunch | Rusty Bucket Tavern & Restaurant welcomes you to the friendly eatery and hangout spot founded in Columbus. Or, stop in at Buckeye Bourbon House for plenty of brown spirits. 

Evening | Test your luck at Eldorado Scioto Downs, a live harness horse-racing venue offering 24-hour gambling on slots as well as live bands. Or, take-in full-service Hollywood Casino Columbus with over 2,200 blockbuster slots, 70 table games and 36 tables of live poker. You won’t go hungry: both offer a variety of dining options within a range of budgets. Not a gambler? There are plenty other fun options such as Pins Mechanical Company featuring duck pin bowling, axe throwing at Dueling Axes or play arcade games at Brewcadia located above Barleys Brewery in the Short North.

Day Three

Morning | Grab breakfast downtown at the historic North Market where you’ll be welcomed by the aroma of coffee, baked goods, fresh produce and meats.  

As you head out of Ohio’s capital city, visit Scotland-based Brewdog, a new production facility and tap room in Canal Winchester featuring a selection of their own beers and Ohio guest taps.

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Marie Kuess

Marie Kuess, ECI Sr. Program Manager, Destination Experience