Things To Do Alone In Columbus, Ohio


Columbus, Ohio’s state capital was ranked by Money Magazine as one of the six best big cities, naming it the best in the Midwest. Columbus is the fourteenth most densely populated city in the United States, with a population of 879,170. It is one of the fastest growing city in the United States. This makes Columbus the third most heavily populated state capital in the United States. The city has a various economy in view of education, government, insurance, banking, aviation, clothes, logistics, medical research, healthcare, steel, hospitality, food, energy, retail, defense, and technology. Home to the Battelle Memorial Institute, the world’s largest privately owned research and development foundation; Chemical Abstracts Service, the world’s largest clearinghouse of chemical information; NetJets, the world’s largest fractional ownership jet aircraft fleet; and The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the United States. Book your camper or RV rental soon, and come check out these top recommended things to do alone In Columbus, Ohio.

1. Columbus Short North walking tour (from USD 26.0)

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Take yourself on a date night and get the chance to explore Columbus as you enjoy a one-hour tour walking through the streets of The Short North. During this incredible tour, you will get the chance to explore the best art galleries, pubs, specialty shops, nightclubs and coffee houses that Ohio has to offer. Depending on the season, you will also have the chance to participate in numerous events including the Community Fest (ComFest), Highball Halloween, The Doo Dah Parade, Pride Festival, and monthly Gallery Hops. If time allows, you will also be able to stop by the famous North Market where you will have a delicious lunch. This tour is perfect for all age groups hence you can bring your family along.

Columbus 'Short North' Guided Walking Tour with Art, History

Duration: 3 hours

2. Self-guided Columbus scavenger hunt (from USD 12.0)

While you are exploring Columbus, you should not miss the chance of experiencing this two-hour scavenger hunt in Columbus. You will be given 15 clues and are expected to race against time, capering around the town trying to solve the puzzle. During this activity, you will also get to hear fun stories and insights about the famous historical sites around as you discover hidden gems along the way. While you expect to have fun, it is important to note that a moderate amount of walking will be involved, it is highly recommended that you should wear comfortable clothing to easily navigate the city. This tour sure is one of the fun things to do in Columbus.

Self-Guided Columbus Scavenger Hunt

Duration: 3 hours

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Enjoy all this fun filled activities while in Columbus, Ohio, guaranteed to entertain and keep you wanting more.

3. Pour-Your-Own custom scented candle experience (from USD 18.0)

things to do alone in columbus ohio | pour-your-own custom scented candle experience

Are you in Columbus Ohio and bored? Try something new by heading to the Candle Lab where you will be able to learn the magic of custom fragrance as you make your own scented candle. You will start the activity by discovering your best fragrance as you smell more than 120 candles. With the help of a team of scent stylists, you will be able to narrow down your list of scents and design your label by mixing your oils to create a unique custom scent. The candles combine pure fragrance oils, all natural soy-based wax, and cotton paper wicks to make a clean and long-lasting candle.

Pour-Your-Own Custom Scented Candle Experience

Duration: 30 minutes

4. Back to the '90s Escape Room

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Back to the ‘90s, Escape Room is a fun activity that will allow you to travel back to 1999. In this activity, you will be divided into groups of 2–8 participants where you will then work together in a closed room solving clues, puzzles, and riddles in order to find six keys that are needed to escape from the room. The activity lasts for 60 minutes and after your time is up, the host will initiate a recap discussion, and take a team photo. Dressing up in your best 90s attire and accessories are highly recommended. This activity is fun and highly recommended to all age groups. This activity will surely build your appetite, so hit the best restaurants for some delicious grub afterward!

Back to the '90s Escape Room

Duration: 60 minutes

5. Wacky adventure walk game (from USD 9.0)

wacky adventure walk game

This is a two-hour walking game where you will get to navigate the city with the help of your smartphone. The main mission of the game is to have fun as you learn some of the important facts about the city. The game always starts when the team captain (King or Queen) has been chosen. When playing the game, you will have checkpoints where the players will be required to answer a question about the checkpoint or perform a task for the team captain (King or Queen). Wacky Walks is done completely on foot hence you will be provided with a virtual guide to help you in case you get stuck.

Wacky Adventure Walk Game - Columbus, OH

Duration: 2 hours

6. Crazy city dash (from USD 9.0)

crazy city dash

For this activity, you will take a digital adventure around the city doing small tasks and sightseeing using an app you will install on your phone. The main purpose of this activity is to have a fantastic time with your friends or family while exploring the city at the same time.

You will be introduced to your remote guide who will guide and monitor you through the dash. You will have to reach the 10 checkpoints set out around the city. Once you get to all the checkpoints you will have to return to the starting point to finish the game. This high-energy activity will surely have you crawling back to your hotel for a good rest after!

Crazy Dash Walking Adventure - Columbus, OH

Duration: 2 hours

7. Operation city quest scavenger hunt (from USD 9.0)

operation city quest scavenger hunt

For this activity, you will get the chance to explore Columbus whilst having fun at the same time. The activity normally starts after the tour guide ensures that your smartphone along with your remote guide is well configured. During the activity, you will be required to spot more than 150 items including statues, buildings, monuments and unique point of interest. The challenges and trivia from the guide make this activity suitable for the whole family and it will take you up to two hours while covering approximately two miles (roughly three kilometers) to solve them. For children to take part in this activity, they have to be accompanied by an adult.

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Columbus, OH

Duration: 2 hours

8. Zombie Apocalypse survival game (from USD 19.0)

zombie apocalypse survival game

This outdoor event takes place in the downtown area. You will have to play this game using an app you will download on your phone to help you play. The app will have a list of items you will search for around the city and take photos of the items found through the app to collect points. You have access to a remote survival guide for two hours as you play this survival game. You and your team will be tasked to search the city for supplies, food, shelter, and weapons. The more you collect the more points you earn. You will have to fight your way through zombies and rival teams to get to your goal.

Zombie Scavengers Game - Columbus, OH

Duration: 2 hours

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