Columbus is a city in the state of Georgia, located just across the Chattahoochee River from Alabama. When you visit Columbus, you'll discover a city rich in history, which was one of the South’s most important industrial centers during the U.S. Civil War. Discover this heritage with great house rentals in this fascinating city.
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You will have a large selection of vacation rentals to compare and choose from if you are looking for a vacation rental offering a pool in Columbus. Interestingly, HomeToGo's data shows that more hotel room have a pool than motel room. In addition, they can host 5 vacationers, on average, while motel room with pools can welcome an average of 4 vacationers. You can also compare and find a vacation rental providing a pool near the water, which is the case for nearly all of the rentals in this destination.
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What to Eat in Columbus
Visitors to Columbus can indulge in some of Georgia’s culinary delicacies. Southern fried chicken is big on the menus of Columbus. Georgia-style fried chicken is typically crispy and succulent, and served with various dipping sauces. Try some at local spots like Minnie's Uptown Restaurant or Plucked Up.
Georgia is a big producer of the pecan, and it features in many local foods. In fact, it's hard not to find a menu in Columbus that doesn't offer some sweet with this nut. Pecan pie and pecan pralines are some of Georgia’s most cherished desserts.
When it comes to fine dining in Columbus, there aren't many that are better than Epic Restaurant. Epic is often rated as one of America's top dining venues. This restaurant offers various menus highlighting a diverse range of dinners, desserts, drinks, bar snacks, and cheeses. Choose from offerings like tomahawk ribeye steak, beef & lobster, pork chops, and roasted duck breast.
Art and Cultural Attractions in Columbus
During your stay at a Columbus rental lodging, you'll need to check out some of its unique cultural attractions. The Columbus Museum is one of the city’s most prominent cultural hubs. It possesses over 14,000 artifacts covering Columbus's storied past. It also showcases a wide range of American art.
The RiverCenter for the Performing Arts is another major cultural landmark here. It includes several performance halls, like the 2,000-seat Bill Heard Theater. The center stages a variety of performances from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Broadway musicals, choirs, and many more.
Springer Opera House is one of Columbus's finest arts venues, dating from the 19th century. Also known as the State Theater of Georgia, its active stage company stages regular Broadway-style musicals along with other theatrical shows. You can also go on a guided tour of the opera house itself.
Family Attractions in Columbus
There's plenty of family-friendly activities available in Columbus. The Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center on the campus of Columbus State University is a good choice for young minds interested in nature. It offers a range of exhibits and educational programs about the region's ecology and natural history. Kids can walk down the nature trails outside to spot native wildlife, or observe the center's wetlands and ponds.
The Coca-Cola Space Science Center is one of Columbus's most popular attractions. This family museum covers the history of U.S. space flight and astronomy, such the Apollo 12 moon landing. There's a collection of NASA space shuttle artifacts, and numerous interactive exhibits. You can also watch planetarium shows in the Omnisphere Theater that provide a thrilling glimpse into various scientific topics.
You can ride the rapids of the Chattahoochee River at Whitewater Park. The Whitewater Express urban rafting course gives you a chance to test your kayaking or paddleboating skills. If you prefer a more leisurely activity, the Chattahoochee's banks offer plenty of opportunities for biking and swimming, particularly along Columbus's RiverWalk.
Excursion Destinations Around Columbus
Montgomery, Alabama is a short trip over the state line. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts displays more than 4,000 American art pieces from the 17th to 20th centuries, along with European and African art. Among these are textiles, porcelain, and glass ornaments. Another landmark to visit is the State Capitol building, part of the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. Today, you can take a tour here to learn more about this building's role in events like the Civil War and the civil rights movement.
Opelika, Alabama is a city about 28mi from Columbus. The Museum of East Alabama explores the history of the city, and displays artifacts from the U.S. Civil War and local Native American peoples. There's also a revived downtown area, with numerous specialty shops, boutiques, and restaurants.
LaGrange is another city that's an easy drive from Columbus. It has a considerable number of arts activities for a community of its size, including galleries and several performing arts companies. Just outside of LaGrange are Robin Lake Beach and West Point Lake, both manmade reservoir lakes with their own beaches.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Columbus?
On average, a House rental or Apartment rental in Columbus costs $54 per night.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Columbus?
December has the highest amount of available House rental and Apartment rental in Columbus, so you can expect plenty of offers, even for last-minute bookings.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Columbus?
Most travelers search for Internet, TV, and Pool when booking a vacation rental in Columbus.
How many vacation rentals are in Columbus?
Columbus has 1,104 House rental and Apartment rental on offer to rent.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Columbus?
Finding a cabin rental in Columbus that allows dogs is definitely possible, with 232 pet-friendly homes on offfer.
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