Enjoy Downtown Columbus at the National Fencing Championships
June 21, 2013
Columbus welcomes 4,000 athletes to the world’s largest fencing tournament.
The Arena District is thrilled to accomodate athletes, coaches, friends and family during USA Fencing’s 2013 National Championships and July North American Cup. Columbus boasts incredible attractions and entertainment in addition to unbeatable food and drink options to check out during your stay in the Buckeye State. Keep reading for the best restaurants, bars and other hot spots, as well as where to stay and how to stay connected.
Bars, restaurants and attractions in the Arena District.
Before or after the tournament, be sure to also check out local food, drink and entertainment spots in Downtown Columbus.
- Top place for breakfast: Sunny Street Cafe
- Quick lunch between matches: Jimmy John’s, bd’s Mongolian Grill, Steak Escape
- Dinner with a large group: Buca di Beppo, Gordon Biersch
- Casual dinner: Boston’s the Gourmet Pizza, Ted’s Montana Grill, Max & Erma’s, Rodizio Grill
- Unwind with music: The Three-Legged Mare
- Get a quick pick me up: R Bar
- Catch a show: Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, A&R Music Bar, The Basement
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Hotels and parking in Downtown Columbus.
If you’re traveling from out of town for the tournament and are staying in one of our upscale Arena District hotels, you’ll only be a short walk away from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Have a look at Arena District parking information for the most convenient parking and to download a printable parking map.
About the 2013 National Fencing Championships.
The Arena District is on track to break numerous records when it hosts USA Fencing’s 2013 National Championships and July North American Cup. The globe’s largest fencing tournament will span 10 days and bring nearly 4,000 of the world’s best athletes to the Greater Columbus Convention Center from June 28 to July 7. You can look forward to seeing over 400 teams from around the world, with competitors ranging in age from nine to 90 years old.
“Columbus is thrilled to host USA Fencing’s signature event and build our story as the fencing capital of the country,” said Greater Columbus Sports Commission Executive Director Linda Shetina Logan. “We are proud of our strong fencing tradition, our local fencing clubs and, along with the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the new Hilton Columbus Downtown as host hotel and our entire hospitality community, will roll out the red carpet to USA Fencing participants and fans.”