City of Columbus Tours

PCMA CL 2023
JOIN US FOR FUN ACTIVITIES AS YOU ARRIVE EARLY FOR PCMA
As you arrive for PCMA this coming January, we have curated a list of experiential tours and activities happening in Columbus before PCMA! As a city known for its culture, creativity, entertainment and fashion, Columbus has style all around. Enjoy your choice between three different tours that showcase the city and feel free to attend our monthly community art gallery, known as Gallery Hop! Be sure to RSVP today as space is limited.

 

COLUMBUS CITY TOUR
Columbus Skyline

Get to know the 14th largest city in America! Embark on an entertaining city tour full of art, architecture, history, industry and fun facts about Columbus’ contributions to the world. Finish the adventure with a stop at the Book Loft, one of the nation’s largest (and most amazing) independent bookstores or step next door for a coffee at Columbus’ own Stauf’s Coffee Roasters.

DATE: Sunday, January 8, 2023

TIME: 1:30–3:30 p.m.

TOUR AND TASTE: WATERSHED DISTILLERY
Watershed Distillery
If you’ve got the spirit for spectacular spirits, don’t miss this experience! You’ll tour the award-winning Watershed Distillery and get to know their process and their spirits, from grain to bottle. Start in the green room and learn of their humble beginnings and adventurous founders, then journey into a barrel fort to get fully immersed in the aging process. Flow through the distillery and bottling line, all while tasting the spirits right where they’re made. You won’t want to miss this tour of one of the distilleries on the new Columbus Distillery Trail!

DATE: Sunday, January 8, 2023

TIME: 1:30–3:30 p.m.

FRANKLIN PARK CONSERVATORY TOUR
Franklin Park Conservatory
Enjoy the beauty of the natural world no matter the weather or time of year. The Conservatory displays the world’s largest collection of Dale Chhihuly’s glass artwork in a botanical garden! Glass-enclosed gardens are filled with exotic plant life from around the world, water features, seasonal floral displays including tropical plants and flowers, cactus and succulents, and 40 species of palms. Explore the Paul Busse Garden Railway special exhibit and take a trip to Fairytale Land, Wild West Town, European Travels and the animal-themed Who Lives Here.

DATE: Sunday, January 8, 2023

TIME: 1:30–3:30 p.m.

GALLERY HOP
Gallery Hop
The first Saturday of each month, Gallery Hop draws thousands of visitors to High Street in the Short North Arts District. Visitors celebrate art throughout the evening with new gallery exhibitions, street performers, special events, food, and drinks throughout the district. Galleries and non-traditional art venues (restaurants, boutiques, and salons) spotlight the best of established and emerging Ohio-based artists, along with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. Artisan vendors and performers settle into the many nooks of the Short North Arts District for performances including saxophonists, singers, improvisational dance troupes, even stilt walkers and stage characters add to the unforgettable experience. Come celebrate art and be a part of Columbus’ favorite day of the month!

No RSVP required, Gallery Hop is a free, open event to the public.

DATE: Saturday, January 7, 2023
TIME: 3:00–7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Short North Arts District