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Where to stay in Columbia

Vacation rentals in Columbia

There are 616 vacation rentals near Columbia for all manner or mood of travel, availability of time off, and size of budget. So, if you are hoping for an affordable Columbia vacation, you can find 10% rentals under $45/night. Or if you are willing to splurge on a luxury vacation in Columbia, there are 62 between $264 and $1,700/night. Whether you are sleeping by yourself or with a significant other, or are travelling with a group of 70 there are short term home and apartment rentals in Columbia to fit your vacation needs. The most popular types of short-term rental homes in Columbia are houses, hotels and private rooms. Columbia has been a frequently searched travel destination this year and continues to grow in popularity. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of vacation rental availability from leading travel sites like VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner), Homeaway,, and many more. Search your travel dates to find available Columbia vacation homes for your trip.

Where is Columbia

Columbia, SC, is situated in the Midlands region of the state where the Saluda and Broad rivers meet to form the Congaree River. It's the biggest city in SC and holds the distinction as the state capital. Whether you're planning a couple's getaway or a family vacation here, consider these trip ideas.

Quick Guide to Columbia

Bustling with activity and attractions, Columbia offers vacationers to South Carolina lots of options, and many of its visitors take advantage of the great outdoors.
  • Lake Murray: The lake provides 650 miles of shoreline dotted with lakefront lodging and recreation opportunities on the water. Take in the lake's beauty by canoe, sailboat, kayak or paddleboard. Some visitors prefer waterskiing or fishing.
  • Riverbanks Zoo and Garden: The zoo is a popular family-friendly attraction stretching out over 170 acres. It houses more than 2,000 animals and has a botanical garden to tour.
  • Congaree National Park: The park's hardwood forest in a floodplain creates a natural ecosystem with towering trees. Explore nature's wilderness on foot through marked trails, or canoe the waters to observe native wildlife in its natural habitat.

Home-types in Columbia

Columbia has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Columbia:
- House253 vacation rentals
- Hotel129 vacation rentals
- Private Room118 vacation rentals
- Condo94 vacation rentals

Points of interests in Columbia

Columbia has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Columbia:
- South Carolina State Museum: 47,712 vacation rentals
- Columbia Museum of Art: 586 vacation rentals
- Soda City Market: 586 vacation rentals
- Robert Mills House and Gardens: 586 vacation rentals
- Riverbanks Botanical Garden: 586 vacation rentals
- EdVenture Children's Museum: 586 vacation rentals
- Finlay Park: 586 vacation rentals
- Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park: 586 vacation rentals
- Governor's Mansion: 586 vacation rentals