Destination guide

The lively city of Columbia awaits you

Take a holiday to Columbia and enjoy the area's live music, theatre scene and festivals. This city's shopping, local tours and bird watching draw many visitors. National Aquarium in Baltimore and B&O Railroad Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Columbia

Do you want to find things to do 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 fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • National Aquarium in Baltimore (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Timbers at Troy Golf Course (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Diamond Ridge Golf Course (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Fairland Sports and Athletic Complex (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Cross Creek Golf Club (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Northwest Golf Course (11.5 mi / 18.5 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 spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Centennial Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Patapsco Valley State Park (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Milford Mill Park and Swim Club (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Northwest Regional Park (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Carroll Park (13 mi / 20.8 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Columbia

The nearest airport is in Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton), located 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall), which is 10.9 mi (17.5 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Columbia?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,463 holiday rentals around Columbia. From 858 holiday houses to 1,188 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Columbia is on Stayz.

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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Columbia:

  • Dupont Circle: 660 holiday homes
  • Shaw: 1,113 holiday homes
  • Petworth: 298 holiday homes
  • Le Droit Park: 224 holiday homes
  • Connecticut Ave/ K Street: 284 holiday homes

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

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:

  • Merriweather Post Pavilion: 318 holiday rentals
  • Hyper Kidz: 532 holiday rentals
  • Earth Treks Climbing Center: 461 holiday rentals
  • Robinson Nature Center: 586 holiday rentals
  • The Mall in Columbia: 286 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 858 Houses in Columbia. Our other popular types of Columbia holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,188 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 37 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 218 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Columbia?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 548 holiday homes with pool available in Columbia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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