Hills, Hops & Home Teams

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


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

Lunch | Enjoy a laid-back American lunch at Barley’s Brewing Company known for its selection of craft beers.

Afternoon | Visit Camelot Cellars or Signature Wines. Both are urban wineries with a modern feel.

Evening | Columbus is a sports lover’s destination so catch a game to cheer on the team. Join the Columbus Crew SC (one of the first of ten inaugural Major League Soccer clubs), the Columbus Blue Jackets (National Hockey League) or the Columbus Clippers (Triple-A-affiliate of the Cleveland Indians) depending on the season.


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.

LunchRusty Bucket Tavern & Restaurant welcomes you to the friendly eatery and hangout spot founded in Columbus.

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 gaming venues offer a variety of dining options within a range of budgets.


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. On Saturdays during growing season venture outside for a farmer’s market on the plaza. From June through October, be sure to stop by on Sunday for Market Flea where local artisans, vintage sellers and furniture makers congregate.

As you head out of Ohio’s capital city, get into the action in Hocking Hills, an adventure travel destination where rafting, canoeing, mountain biking and ziplining enthusiasts all get a thrill!

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Roger Dudley

Roger Dudley, CTA

Senior Tourism Manager



Professional Tour Operators

Sarah Doodan

Sarah Doodan, CTA

Tourism Coordinator



Group Leaders and Family Reunions