Destination guide

The friendly city of Columbia awaits you

Learn about the unique charm of Columbia with a stay in a holiday home rental. This welcoming city attracts visitors thanks to its restaurants and shopping. Busch Stadium and Gateway Arch are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Columbia

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Columbia a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Grants Farm (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • St. Louis Zoo (13 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Triple Lakes Golf Course (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Eckert’s Millstadt Farm (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • World Aquarium (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • St. Louis Children's Aquarium (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Columbia

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Columbia is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Missouri Botanical Gardens and Arboretum (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Sylvan Springs County Park (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Jefferson Barracks Historic Park (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Sister Marie Charles Park (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Bellerive Park (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Willmore Park (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Columbia

Fly into St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.), the closest airport, located 21.2 mi (34.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into St. Louis, MO (SUS-Spirit of St. Louis), which is 27.1 mi (43.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Columbia?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 224 holiday lettings near Columbia. From 100 Houses to 105 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Columbia for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Columbia?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Columbia:

  • Soulard: 53 holiday homes
  • Central West End: 63 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 240 holiday homes
  • The Southampton: 17 holiday homes
  • Southwest Garden: 50 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Columbia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Columbia. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Villa Marie Winery & Banquet Center: 290 holiday lettings
  • Center of Creative Arts: 422 holiday lettings
  • Sugar Creek Park: 434 holiday lettings
  • Westport Plaza: 449 holiday lettings
  • Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum: 401 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Columbia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Columbia?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 100 Houses in Columbia. Our other popular types of Columbia holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 105 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 3 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Columbia?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5 holiday homes with pool available in Columbia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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