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You'll find amazing Southern hospitality here in Columbus, Georgia! Whether you're with family, friends or solo, Columbus has something for you on your vacation. Look for your vacation rental on FlipKey to find the ideal place to stay!
Once belonging to the Creek Indians, Columbus has a long history. Named after Christopher Columbus, this city is located at the opening of the Chattahoochee River.
The city was a hubbub of export and was one of the most important industrial centers of the South. Thanks to the development of the railroad, shipping significantly increased in the 1850s.
You will also find Fort Benning Military Reservation close by, as it sits right on the Alabama-Georgia border. Visitors will be able to enjoy plenty of activities if they decide to stop by here!
Columbus has since become quite the tourist spot.
Thanks to its location by the Chattahoochee River, there are plenty of recreational activities on offer. Even if you're just looking to relax, you'll easily be able to do this in many of the districts.
There are plenty of reasons to make Columbus your vacation this year!
What to do
A must-do in Columbus is riding the rapids of the Chattahoochee River! White water rafting is a popular activity in Columbus, and Columbus owns the best adventure of them all.
Be a daredevil and go on the Blue Heron Zip Line. You'll be able to zip over from Georgia to Alabama all whilst over the Chattahoochee River!
Stop by the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus, which honors the men and women of the American Civil War. There are many interesting artifacts on display!
Head over to the Broadway and check out the sculptures on display. New sculptures are added annually, so every time you visit you'll find something new.
Another museum you must visit is the Columbus Museum which is free to enter! Find out more about Columbus' history here.
When you're done exploring, be sure to try a local favorite: Scrambled Dog! Chopped hot dog and bun smothered in chilis, onions, and pickles topped with oyster crackers is a delicious way to end a fun-filled day!
Top Columbus travel tips
Columbus is served by Columbus Airport and you'll be able to see downtown Columbus' skyline from here.
You can easily explore downtown Columbus by walking, but biking is a great option as well. If you're looking to go all out, opt for a horse and carriage ride!
Columbus is blessed with good weather year-round. Even during the winter, the weather is warm! Meaning you can probably get away with just a sweater during the winter months. Yes please!
Columbus is a quaint city that has a lot of fun things to do! Explore downtown, check out the multiple museums and eat some delicious food; and most of all soak up that Southern hospitality. Find your Columbus vacation rental on FlipKey!