Events & Activities in Upper Arlington

50% Off from Spring Tour Bus

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

The 55-seat buses are equipped with free WiFi, outlets, climate-controlled air conditioning and heat, a restroom, and reclining seats

50% Off BYOB Paint-Your-Own-Pottery Session

Grandview Heights

$30 $15

Bisque plates, mugs, and vases await colorful brushstrokes from burgeoning artists inside this homey studio

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Claddagh Irish Pub

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 64% Off Indoor Rock Climbing

Busch

$81 $30

4,000 square feet of indoor terrain; numerous routes for top-rope climbing, lead climbing, and bouldering

Up to 51% Off Racing Experiences

Columbus Speedway

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Up to 88% Off Dance Lessons

Short North

$235 $29

Instructors teach dancers to strut their stuff in partnered ballroom lessons and social dance parties

Up to 64% Off Painting Class or Studio Time

Spilling Color Art Studio

$40 $19

Local artists give step-by-step painting instruction at venues around Columbus; studio time lets visitors glaze unfired pottery pieces

Up to 50% Off Wine-Flight Education Experience

Short North Columbus

$28 $14

Compare sips of three 2 oz. tasting portions in rustic winery, with family-style table or private room for larger groups

Up to Half Off at Guitar Lessons Columbus

Old North Columbus

$60 $30

During private lessons, a guitarist with 10-plus years of experience teaches students skills such as improvisation and notating songs by ear

Up to 53% Off Irish Step-Dance Classes

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

A veteran performer in Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, head instructor teaches the art of Irish step-dancing

Up to 73% Off Wedding Dance Lessons or Ballet Classes

Woodland Park

$135 $49

Competition-winning partners ready nearly-weds for the big dance or teach ballet in studios with sprung floors and view of Franklin Park

Up to 62% Off Fitness Classes at Hot Box Fitness

Village at Worthington

$50 $19

Instructors lead heated circuit-training classes designed to increase circulation while students build strength and stamina

55% Off

East Columbus

$129 $58

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Up to 51% Off Yoga, Pilates, Barre & Boot-Camp Classes

Columbus

$85 $42

Range of yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes such as Power Pilates, Hot Yoga, Barre and boot-camp sessions

Up to 84% Off Yoga at Body By Todd

Worthington

$174 $35

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People of all fitness levels burn calories with a combination of hatha and power yoga that builds strength and flexibility

Up to 63% Off at V Power Yoga

Downtown Columbus

$120 $45

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Flow a combination of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Bikram yoga exercises inside a former warehouse

Up to 64% Off Fitness Classes at ForeverFit

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Fitness classes range from Better Body Boot Camp to Bridal Boot Camp featuring fun and fat blasting workouts for all fitness levels

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Dublin

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 58% Off Bowling Bundles

North Linden

$39.25 $17

Folks bowl two games while enjoying pizza and soda

50% Off

Busch

$300 $150

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57% Off Photography Workshop

Multiple Locations

$150 $64

Workshop teaches participants photography basics, including how to use different camera modes

50% Off Personal Training

Golfview Woods

$125 $63

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Up to 67% Off Bowling for Two or Six

Hilltop

$36.70 $12

Families and friends can hurl hefty spheroids down shellacked alleys

Up to 83% Off Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$138 $24

Participants improve their fitness level through a variety of classes including group fitness classes and Improvement Warrior yoga

50% Off

Northgate

$50 $25

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Up to 50% Off Painting Classes at Stairway to Art

Multiple Locations

$35 $19

Instructor provides materials and guidance for three-hour painting classes

Up to 88% Off Wedding Dance Classes

Multiple Locations

$84 $19

Couples hone their skills in the style of their choice in preparation for their big day

Up to 66% Off Boot Camp 1 Classes

Eastland

$100 $35

Experienced instructors motivate groups through results-driven boot camp workouts; social, welcoming environment

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Columbus

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Columbus' most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

44% Off

Busch

$54 $30

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74% Off Yoga at Renew Wellness

Airport

$110 $29

Instructors lead one-hour yoga sessions ranging from gentle, slow-paced sessions to more challenging Vinyasa flow

68% Off Introductory Fencing Lessons

East Broad

$75 $24

Fencing fundamentals taught in four group classes help students progress to intermediate instruction

89% Off at Xtreme Fitness Boot Camp

Xtreme Fitness Bootcamps

$259 $27.50

Motivational trainer creates rotating routines with kickboxing drills, yoga poses, and weight lifting to build muscle tone and burn calories

Up to 81% Off Classes at Columbus Dance Centre

Gahanna

$60 $19

During group classes, instructors use a 6,000 sq. ft. studio to teach popular ballroom and Latin dance moves to students of all levels

Up to 82% Off Dance-Lesson Package for Two

Multiple Locations

$135 $29

Couples learn the basics during private dance lessons and gradually improve their moves during upbeat, social group classes

Up to 61% Off Lessons at Play Polo LLC

Columbus

$115 $49.99

The instructor relays the importance of horsemanship and polo-swinging technique at beginner lessons

"Women of Faith: From Survival to Revival" – Up to 42% Off

Nationwide Arena

$101 $59

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A Bible-focused weekend of inspiration and entertainment with guests including comedian Anita Renfroe, CeCe Winans, and Matthew West

Under the Sun Tour feat. Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth

Lifestyle Communities Pavillion

$33.35 $17

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Sunny acts Smash Mouth and Sugar Ray join fellow genre-bending hit-makers Blues Traveler and Uncle Kracker

$10 to See a Standup-Comedy Show

Crowne Plaza Columbus Downtown

$20 $10

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Seasoned comedian Williams, featured on BET and Comedy Central, joins Tanzania-born club veteran Blaze for a night of uncensored standup

Up to 85% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Marble Cliff Crossing

$197 $29

Trainers lead small groups through varied, high-intensity workout routines in a private studio

Up to 53% Off at Magic Mountain Fun Centers

Multiple Locations

$31 $15

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Amusement parks with go-karts, laser tag, and mini golf entertain people of all ages, with pizza and drinks available for purchase

53% Off Summer Camps or Leagues at Titanium Lacrosse

Multiple Locations

$125 $59

Professional lacrosse instructors teach basic skills or augment existing ability through instruction and field play

Up to 72% Off Fitness Classes at MYM Fitness

Upper Arlington

$150 $45

Yoga, spinning, and classes that combine cardio and strength training are just a few of the offerings here

50% Off Round with Cart at National Road Golf Course

Jefferson

$48 $24

18-hole, par-71 course connects bent-grass greens and rye fairways for a total distance of 5,312 yards from the tips

Up to 69% Off Boot-Camp Sessions at Dynamic Performance

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Trainers lead boot camps through an ever-changing cycle of exercises

Up to 55% Off Music Lessons at Stylie Studio

Old Worthington

$72 $35

Seasoned performer and composer Matt Steidle teaches students the ins and outs of guitar, electric bass, or piano at weekly lessons

Up to 80% Off Sport Specific Strength & Conditioning

Worthington

$75 $24

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Classes taught by certified trainers and current Collegiate Strength and Conditioning coaches to help students meet fitness goals

48% Off 60-Minute Harp Workshop

Worthington

$25 $13

A talented harpist teaches students the basics of coaxing music from taut strings

55% Off Boot Camp

Shannon Heights

$125 $56

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Up to 77% Off Personal Training

Dublin

$375 $89.99

Work out with a personal trainer in these intense 60-minute sessions

Up to 66% Off Personal-Training Sessions at Anytime Fitness

Multiple Locations

$50 $19

Certified personal trainers oversee workout sessions that incorporate the 24-hour gym's cardio, strength, and free-weight equipment

Up to 76% Off at Koko FitClub

Multiple Locations

$129 $34

Fitness club’s strength and cardio machines help keep members fit and full of energy while tracking workout progress

50% Off Services

Hilltop

$160 $80

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Up to 54% Off Recording Studio Sessions at Rome Recording

Grove City

$118 $59

Professional level studio in business since 1967 gives singers and songwriters their chance to record songs with karaoke tracks

Up to 60% Off Circuit-Training Classes

Tipp City

$50 $25

Certified trainers lead students of all fitness levels through high-intensity aerobics and strength-training exercises that change daily

Up to 68% Off Roller Skating with Game Tokens

Grove City

$41.98 $15

Sodas and game tokens accompany public skating sessions; eight-person package also includes extra-large pizza

52% Off Six-Week Golf Program

Multiple Locations

$165 $79

On Target golf swing school helps players overcome individual struggles to develop consistent, reliable golf swing

52% Off Beginners' Cake-Decorating Course

South Columbus

$75 $36

Instructors impart cake-decorating techniques to students, including how to create borders and flowers

Up to 74% Off at L-Yoga Flow

Gahanna

$160 $42

The studio owner has blended her exercise experience to provide yogis with unique classes that build strength, inner peace, and flexibility

Up to 64% Off a Gym Membership

East Columbus

$36 $18

A spacious fitness center features ample weight and cardio machines along with boot-camp, boxing, and other group classes

Up to 54% Off Kids' Play Passes

Multiple Locations

$48 $22

Playground equipment showroom allows children to unleash their energies on slides and swings and in playhouses

49% Off Personal Fitness Programs

Liberty

$75 $38

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Up to 82% Off Self-Defense Camp

Multiple Locations

$270 $49

Instructors teach students how to defend themselves against larger opponents during two- or six-week camps

Up to 85% Off Boxing and Kickboxing Classes

Liberty

$95.50 $14

Master proper form for jabs, crosses, and hooks—the boxer’s basic punches—before toning up with an intense core workout

Up to 55% Off Golf with Cart and Range Balls

Johnstown

$104 $47

18-hole course challenges golfers with water hazards, mature trees, and sandtraps wrapped around bent-grass fairways and greens

Up to 56% Off Golf Lessons from PGA Pro

The Westerville Golf Center

$75 $37

A PGA pro instructs students of all skill levels on the golf swing, including: Short Game, Full Swing and Putting

50% Off Services

Westerville

$200 $100

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Spectrum Commerce Center

$199 $35

14 classes in small-group settings help exercisers lose weight, in combination with a nutrition plan

Up to 54% Off Cheerleading, Tumbling, or Dance Class

Collegeview Park

$170 $78

Kids ages 4 and older participate in such classes as Novice Cheer & Tumble, as well as flyer position, back handspring, and stunt classes

Up to 72% Off Fitness Classes

Polaris South

$80 $25

Dozens of classes held seven days a week blend cardiovascular exercise and strength training with popular music

Up to 57% Off Open-Play Rope Courses

Blendon

$40 $19

Highly trained instructors supervise guests as they clamber across a rope course during an open-play session

Up to 61% Off at CrossFit Future

East Columbus

$100 $39

Trainers discuss goals with clients and introduce adult students to CrossFit in beginner-friendly sessions

Up to 71% Off Fitness Classes

East Columbus

$75 $25

Trainer and registered nurse assesses clients' current weight and helps slim and strengthen bodies through an array of fitness classes

Half Off CrossFit

East Columbus

$110 $55

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Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum – Up to 50% Off Visit

South Columbus

$20 $10

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Memorabilia and ephemera from the history of motorcycling, plus themed exhibits and programs

Up to 71% Off at Evolve Fitness Club

Pickerington

$90 $29

Classes include Yoga, Hot Yoga, BarreLean, KRAV MAGA, boxing bootcamp, and more

75% Off Fit Over Fifty Boot-Camp Classes

New Albany

$100 $25

No-frills gym's boot-camp classes sculpt the core and physique, with slight modifications for exercisers aged 50+

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The trainers at Fitness Edge simplify physical wellness by assembling all the building blocks for healthy living in one place. In addition to meal planning and personal training, their iSweat program – formerly known as Adventure Boot Camp – devotes a solid 20 days to completely reinventing bodies. With sessions held five days a week, the regimen builds strength and endurance through a series of circuit training workout. The dynamic group classes wrap up with a final weigh-in, test of athletic ability, and pat on the back for anyone with enough breath left to whistle the national anthem. Trainers also help out existing athletes with sports training designed to improve play at game-time while simultaneously warding off injuries.

1850 Hastings Ln
Columbus,
OH
US

Opened in 1926, Grandview Theatre illuminates its screens with a mixture of independent and international pictures, classic films, and first-run features. Forging through various overhauls since its inception, the renovated theater now pampers moviegoers with revamped bathrooms, tempting concession stands, and a new auditorium floor. Digital-audio speakers envelop each screening room with crisp dialogues and ear-shaking explosions, and subtitled international films allow cinematic gazers to follow films in Spanish, French, or a newly formed language that blends Russian and birdsong. A flexible selection of show times caters to all schedules. Although not included with today's Groupon, Grandview Theatre offers movie-viewing snackers traditional movie munchies such as popcorn ($3–$6) and candy ($2–$3), along with grown-up treats such as wine ($5–$6), beer ($5–$6), and salads ($4–$7), some rated PG-13 for featuring vegetables that may be inappropriate for children.

1247 Grandview Ave
Grandview Heights,
OH
US

Pins have been toppling at Sequoia Pro Bowl since 1963, but in 2014, the Columbus hot spot has added a new dimension to the bowling game. Its cutting-edge BES X scoring system transforms simple matches into highly interactive experiences filled with fun cartoons and arcade games. Linked to a 42-inch, flat-screen television installed at each lane, the system is capable of tracking statistics such as ball speed and converted splits for more serious competitors. However, casual visitors can use the system's photo capabilities to snap selfie shots that come to life as on-screen animations as they bowl. The BES X technology also has the capability to transform a match into a five-frame, arcade-style experience by loading one of the available games, including Monster Factory, Battle on the Lanes, and Bowling Hood. With its social media connections, the system even allows visitors to check in on Facebook and send text messages directly to the screens of friends at nearby lanes.

Refueling between frames is possible thanks to Sequoia's hearty menu of filling pub-style fare. Guests can also visit the 7-10 Club Sports Bar, packed with ping-pong, cornhole,and karaoke singers reciting the Bowling National Anthem. Or patrons can try their hand at ticketed arcade games that can be turned in for prizes. During the summer months, an outdoor sports bar and 5 sand volleyball courts provide a new arena for friendly competition.

5501 Sandalwood Blvd
Columbus,
OH
US

The headquarters of the nonprofit Ohio Historical Society, the Ohio Historical Center abounds with exhibits and activities that showcase the state's diverse social, natural, and archeological history. Built in 1970, the museum's towering Brutalist edifice is a piece of history itself, lauded as "bold" and "imaginative” by the American Institute of Architects. Inside, a 15,000-square-foot gallery explores pivotal moments in the Buckeye State’s past, examining everything from Ohio’s role in the Civil War to Boomer Esiason’s stint as Secretary of State. A natural-history exhibit regales guests with interactive displays of animals, plants, and geography. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the center hosts an ever-changing selection of featured exhibits and special events.

Outside the museum sits Ohio Village, a re-creation of a Civil War–era town. Costumed villagers bustle about the square, performing chores and activities of the era, such as churning butter and checking wooden PalmPilots. The town's 15 buildings showcase the height of 19th-century architecture and include a Gothic-revival church, a large town hall, and an open market. The village is also the home of the renowned Ohio Village Muffins, who regularly compete in games of baseball played by 19th-century rules.

800 E 17th Ave
Columbus,
OH
US

When Basil Restaurant opened in 2009, the Columbus Dispatch reported on owner Rhome Ruanphae's inspiration: his mother’s string of successful Thai restaurants—beginning with Thai Village in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood—that she ran with her husband while he was growing up. Rhome borrowed his mother’s culinary mastery for Basil, which teleports taste buds to Thailand with a menu of authentic Southeast Asian cuisine. Chefs gather rice or egg noodles to lay the foundation for many entrees, such as specialty kee mow, a soft or crispy maelstrom of rice noodles with thai basil, tomatoes, and bell peppers. The menu also features a rainbow of curries, soups, salads, and appetizers to keep ravenous diners from eating their napkins.

The seasoned confines of a former antique shop welcome diners to Basil Restaurant, decked out with bare brick and a retro advertisement for ice painted on the back wall. As a glittering chandelier casts light on colorful curries, wine-dark panels of varnished wood gaze at diners from the wall, and exposed lengths of ductwork add a neoindustrial aesthetic without the overkill of steam-powered dessert trays or austere Orwellian maitre d's.

1124 N High St
Columbus,
OH
US

Michele Mangione thought she might never dance again after a car wreck smashed her skull and fractured four fragile vertebrae. By practicing yoga, she regained her mobility and acquired a new passion: helping others find health and happiness through movement. To this end, she eagerly studied the mind-body connection, earning a PhD in the topic from Ohio State and an advanced teaching certification from the Yoga Alliance. Armed with extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and philosophy, she founded WiseWays, a studio that blends Hatha yoga with healing arts, such as tai chi, structural integration, and the Feldenkrais method of somatic education. Here, students of all skill levels build strong bodies, centered minds, and spirits as buoyant as the studio's suspended-wood floor. Yoga instruction takes place in one-on-one sessions and small-group classes, where pupils hone poses that gently unlock hips, shoulders, and safes filled with middle-school-era diary entries. As strength and flexibility increase, students progress to sun salutations that cultivate balance, focus, and a pervasive sense of calm.

1520 W 1st Ave
Columbus,
OH
US