Orbitz says Columbus is one of the top 10 best U.S. cities for a long weekend, which means it’s the perfect place to join a spouse for a business trip!
Relax and Unwind
With spa activities for everyone, no one is left out when it comes to getting a royal relaxing treatment. Blend a custom lip color at Mukha Spa, then relax with a mani/pedi from W Nail Bar and a blowout from The Blowout Bar. Gather the troops for a straight-razor shave or beard trim offered with a side of darts, pool and a drink from Royal Rhino Club. Stay on-trend with the hottest new spa offerings by visiting Tranquility Salt Cave and True REST Float Spa or have a traditional pampering experience in the spa suites at Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph.
Awaken the senses by picking from dozens of scents to hand-pour a candle at The Candle Lab or take a lesson in how essential oils are blended to create custom scents, then weigh, blend and pour the ingredients personal beer soap crafted with local brew at Glenn Avenue Soap Company. Fashionistas can set up a session with Wardrobe Therapy for a closet consultation, have a farm-to-fashion experience with Celeste Malvar-Stewart or get fitted for a custom suit at Pursuit.
Explore and Experience
Take in the city on a Segway or get a taste of all it has to offer with a Columbus Food Adventure or Columbus Brew Adventure tour. Try glass blowing with a class at Glass Axis, or discover how the metal ball gets inside of the whistle at American Whistle Corporation, the country’s only metal whistle manufacturer, or meet the maker of bats for the pros at the Phoenix Bat Company.
Experience living history at the Kelton House, a restored Underground Railroad stop filled with original furnishings. “Sophia Kelton” greets guests at the door and shares the life of her abolitionist family on a guided tour through her Victorian home. Listen Closely, she’ll share a closely-held family “secret.”
Venture to Ye Olde Mill to go behind the scenes on what Fodor’s calls a “Top Ten Ice Cream Factory Tour.” Taste fresh ice cream and have lunch at the vintage Velvet Ice Cream Factory and Museum. If it’s parent’s weekend away, grab an adult beverage on a tour of Watershed Distillery.
Bringing the whole family? That’s even better! Columbus has a plethora of top-ranked family-friendly attractions.