Columbus, Indiana is an all-American city that's gotten attention in recent years for its quality of life. It's a vibrant cultural community best known for its collection of modern American architecture that attracts visitors from all over. There's also plenty of opportunities to get outdoors in Columbus. Sightsee your way around the city, or choose from activities like boating, hiking, and biking. To top it all, Columbus has a wide selection of vacation lodging, including comfortable house rentals where you can experience life like a local.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Columbus
Finding a rental with a pool shouldn't be too hard in Columbus. Many of the accommodations have one. Also, properties with pools in Columbus cost, on average, $180 a night. Most of the available accommodations with pools are hotel room. If you would ideally like to be close to the water, nearly all of the properties providing a pool are situated within 2 miles of the waterfront.
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Columbus' Great Eats
Columbus is home to a number of culinary hot spots that offer various options for. For a popular local evening spot, head to the 4th Street Bar & Grill with its classic, laid-back atmosphere. Diners can choose from dishes fusing diverse influences, including the Korean barbecue mahi mahi with spicy rice and vegetables, grilled polenta, and 4th Street’s house burger topped with American cheese and sautéed mushrooms.
One creative local option is Blackerby’s Hangar 5 Restaurant, located in the airport's main terminal. It serves delectable, down-home American meals prepared with a British twist. Settle in and tuck into favorites like the Skyhawk Pie, a layered breakfast dish covered in gravy, or its pressure-fried chicken that's served only on Sundays. If you're looking to quench your thirst, check out 450 North Brewing Co. for its collection of craft pints alongside tasty pizza, sandwiches, and salads.
Columbus has a vibrant arts and cultural scene that's remarkable for a community of its size. Its Arts & Entertainment District is home to several community art venues including the 411 Gallery. This public art space and cultural center provides a forum for talented local artists can display their works. The onsite open studio hosts free monthly artmaking projects. There's also a series of themed seasonal exhibitions that celebrate prominent local artists and their impact on Columbus.
The Columbus Museum of Art is a champion of visual and design arts in the city. Take a look at a wide variety of art displays that provide insights into the masterpieces of acclaimed local and international artists. Next, visit The Commons. This stunning structure is comprised of a number of beautiful glass enclosures with 3-D art displays. The space also houses a unique kinetic sculpture, various public art pieces, an indoor playground, and event spaces.
Quality Family Time in Columbus
Kids aren't left out of the fun in Columbus, thanks to the town’s many family-friendly activities. Go on a bike ride on the 27mi Columbus People Trail. Cross a bridge, ride through the woods, and into a tunnel below Interstate 65 as you travel the route. You’ll also pass through scenic natural areas, modern architectural landmarks, a wildflower garden, and charming neighborhoods.
Engage in fun hands-on games at Kidscommons, Columbus' own children's museum. The three-floor indoor play paradise lets kids design their own city in the City by Design section, hone their climbing skills on a 17ft-high wall, create masterpieces at the Kids-at-Art station, and learn about unique Japanese traditions at Our House Japan, among other areas. There's also special events like STEAM After Dark, where kids can have fun learning about science afterhours while grownups enjoy a night out.
Exciting Urban Discoveries
If you're all about exploring the destinations you visit, then a tour around Columbus is just the thing for you. This is the best way to experience the city's collection of modern architecture and historical sights. The city visitors center provides a range of tours that highlight Columbus' most prominent landmarks, and inform on how this Midwestern city developed its reputation as a destination for architectural design. Tour Columbus on a guided tour, or on a self-guided excursion either on foot or by bike.
To get a glimpse into local history, visit the Bartholomew County Historical Society. Not just an archive of historical artifacts and documents, it also provides hands-on programming designed to teach about local history in a fun, interactive way. The friendly staff also offers assistance with research on local history and genealogy. The society also runs the Henry Breeding Farm, a working farm that's a reminder of the region's agricultural industry. Pet and feed the farm's animals, or check out a vintage tractor.
Information about vacation rentals in Columbus
|🏡 Vacation rentals||231 properties|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 36%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$54|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Air conditioning, Internet and TV|
|🐾 Pet friendly accommodations||51 properties|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||174 properties|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the nightly price for a vacation home in Columbus?
The nightly price of accommodations in Columbus starts at $54. If you’re interested in a house rental, the average price is $524 per night. A cabin Columbus will cost $484 per night on average.
How many vacation homes are available for booking in Columbus?
Currently there are 231 rentals in Columbus to choose from and book for your trip.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Columbus?
Travelers look for Air conditioning, Internet, and TV when booking a vacation rental in Columbus.
How many vacation homes with a pool are there in Columbus?
Columbus has 174 Hotel room and Aparthotel options on offer to book.
Are pets allowed in vacation homes in Columbus?
Finding a rental in Columbus that allows pets is definitely possible, with 51 pet-friendly available.
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