Destination guide

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 highlights

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.

Where to stay near Columbia?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 287 holiday rentals near Columbia. From 192 Houses to 31 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes 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 Stayz.

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

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

  • Fort Jackson: 202 holiday rentals
  • Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens: 135 holiday rentals
  • Three Rivers Greenway: 132 holiday rentals
  • First Baptist Church: 130 holiday rentals
  • Columbia Marionette Theater: 142 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Columbia listed on Stayz 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. Stayz offers 192 Houses in Columbia. Our other popular types of Columbia holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 31 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 30 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 30 holiday houses

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 37 holiday homes with pool available in Columbia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.