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The lively area of Columbia awaits your stay

The area's live music and theatre scene are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Columbia. This city's sporting events, zoo and university setting draw many visitors. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Columbia

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Columbia has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • South Carolina State Fairgrounds (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Riverbanks Zoo and Garden (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Frankie's Fun Park (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Springdale Race Course (30 mi / 48.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Columbia

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Columbia is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Finlay Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • West Columbia Riverwalk (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Earlewood Park (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Three Rivers Greenway (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Harbison State Forest (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Columbia

Fly into Columbia, SC (CAE-Columbia Metropolitan), the closest airport, located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the city centre.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Columbia Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Columbia?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 395 holiday lettings around Columbia. From 218 houses to 44 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a lakefront property in Columbia?

Just picture it. You and your crew, out on the deck, drinking in stunning lake views with a cool beverage in hand. Our lakeside escapes are all about lazy days and super chill stays. HomeAway has 124 getaway rentals close to lakes available. On the hunt for something a little different? See if any of our other properties take your fancy. Our selection here includes:

  • 72 lake-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 57 lakeside holiday accommodation options.
  • 57 water-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Columbia in a large group?

There's nothing like getting together with old friends or spending a couple of weeks with extended family in a wonderful new place. And the best thing, HomeAway has options to suit you. House holiday rentals are the top choice here for large groups of guests. Our extensive database presently has 44 available. Properties for rent around here that can cater for large groups include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we have 104 properties to rent perfectly suited for that size. Stay a night from just £58.
  • After a holiday rental for 8 people? We have 69 that will be ideal. Prices start from £58 a night.
  • Travelling with a group of 5? We've got 53 rental properties that will be ideal. Prices begin at just £54 a night.

You and all your besties will be more than satisfied when you book your Columbia travels with us!

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