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Best time to take a vacation to Columbia

  • Best Time to Go

    The best time to schedule flights to Columbia is during the spring, when the South Carolina orchards and gardens flourish. Temperatures usually sit between 50°F at the coolest and 80°F at the warmest. The climate is considered humid and subtropical, which means that anyone getting off their flights to Columbia during the summer will be greeted with a heat wave of an average 86°F. Winter temperatures can fall below freezing. December and January may see short snowfalls and freezing rain. August and September frequently see hurricanes, making flights to Columbia during this time less desirable.

  • Best Time to Go

    The best time to schedule flights to Columbia is during the spring, when the South Carolina orchards and gardens flourish. Temperatures usually sit between 50°F at the coolest and 80°F at the warmest. The climate is considered humid and subtropical, which means that anyone getting off their flights to Columbia during the summer will be greeted with a heat wave of an average 86°F. Winter temperatures can fall below freezing. December and January may see short snowfalls and freezing rain. August and September frequently see hurricanes, making flights to Columbia during this time less desirable.

Insider tips for Columbia travel

  • Pasta Fresco

    A local favorite, Pasta Fresco is a charming restaurant that serves famously generous plates of authentic Italian food.

  • Nickelodeon Theater

    Catch the best independent and fringe films at Columbia’s non-profit Nickelodeon Theater.

  • Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Center

    Take a day off at the Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Center, which offers workshops on meditation, special events, and retreats.

  • Columbia’s Art Bar

    As its name implies, Columbia’s Art Bar is the hot place to go for eclectic and artsy music and nightlife.

  • Terra Restaurant

    Experience award-winning fine dining with the best local farmer’s ingredients and sustainable foods at Terra Restaurant.

  • Pasta Fresco

    A local favorite, Pasta Fresco is a charming restaurant that serves famously generous plates of authentic Italian food.

  • Nickelodeon Theater

    Catch the best independent and fringe films at Columbia’s non-profit Nickelodeon Theater.

  • Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Center

    Take a day off at the Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Center, which offers workshops on meditation, special events, and retreats.

  • Columbia’s Art Bar

    As its name implies, Columbia’s Art Bar is the hot place to go for eclectic and artsy music and nightlife.

  • Terra Restaurant

    Experience award-winning fine dining with the best local farmer’s ingredients and sustainable foods at Terra Restaurant.

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Columbia Vacation Packages

Hotel only $63

1 Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 36 reviews

1400 Main Street Map

Save 25% on your stay

Historic Columbia downtown hotel near shopping, attractionsThe Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel is located on Main Street in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina. The hotel is within walking distance to shops, restaurants and museums, and a short drive from Columbia ... More

Hotel only $71

2 Wingate by Wyndham Columbia / Ft. Jackson

3 stars
3.8 / 5 82 reviews

8300 Two Notch Road Map

Stay 3, Save 20%

Budget-friendly Fort Jackson, Columbia hotel with free Wi-Fi, breakfastWingate by Wyndham Columbia/Ft. Jackson is located near the intersection of I-77 and I-20 in Columbia, South Carolina. Guests in town visiting the University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson -- the... More

Hotel only $71

3 Wingate by Wyndham Columbia/Harbison

3 stars
4.0 / 5 100 reviews

217 Lanneau Court Map

Stay 3, Save 20%

Harbison area hotel offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool Wingate by Wyndham Columbia is located in the Harbison area of Columbia, South Carolina, and is easily accessible from I-20 and I-26. Guests staying here enjoy a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment... More

Hotel only $90

4 Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN

3 stars
3.9 / 5 30 reviews

501 Taylor Street Map

Hotel in downtown Columbia near USC with free Wi-Fi, breakfast, pool The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbia – Downtown is located just off I-126 and Huger Street in Columbia, South Carolina. Guests mingle at a free daily manager's reception with beer, wine... More

Hotel only $62

5 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbia, SC

3 stars
3.9 / 5 39 reviews

220 East Exchange Boulevard Map

Save 15% on your stay

Country Inn & Suites, Columbia features spacious guest rooms and suites with all the comforts of home. We are sure to please you with our amenities for the business and leisure traveler alike. Our Guestrooms Feature: -Wired or Wireless High Speed Internet Access -In-room... More

Hotel only $98

6 Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown

3 stars
4.1 / 5 17 reviews

822 Gervais Street Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

step back into old southern charm...welcome to the Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown Historic District. Step back in time to the southern charm of the past in the historic district of Columbia. The Hampton Inn® hotel in Columbia-Downtown Historic District is located less than... More

Hotel only $107

7 Hilton Columbia Center

3 stars
4.4 / 5 15 reviews

924 Senate Street Map

Columbia hotel in the heart of the city with a steak house restaurant The award-winning Hilton Columbia Center is located in the heart of Columbia's historic, financial and entertainment district. Elegant in atmosphere and striking in detail, this Hilton property offers... More

Hotel only $89

8 Inn at USC Wyndham Garden

3 stars
3.9 / 5 13 reviews

1619 Pendleton Street Map

Legendary Southern charm meets modern amenities in a beautiful historic setting at this Inn at USC Wyndham Garden. Just steps from the USC horseshoe on the school campus, this hotel offers easy access to sports stadiums, museums and a host of local shopping and dining... More

Hotel only $98

9 Staybridge Suites COLUMBIA

3 stars
4.4 / 5 29 reviews

1913 Huger Street Map

Vista District hotel boasts free breakfast and evening receptions The newly constructed, extended-stay Staybridge Suites Columbia is located in the historic Vista District of Columbia, South Carolina. Guests here enjoy complimentary dining with daily breakfast buffets... More

Hotel only $89

10 Columbia Marriott

3 stars
3.3 / 5 9 reviews

1200 Hampton Street Map

Rate includes breakfast

Visit the Columbia Marriott hotel, located in the vibrant downtown Columbia area near the University of South Carolina. Our hotel offers some of the finest accommodations in Columbia, SC. To meet our guests needs, the Columbia Marriott hotel has remodeled guest rooms, the... More

Columbia highlights

  • Riverbanks Botanical Garden

    Riverbanks Botanical Garden has a variety of native and exotic plants, from the dry garden, to the rose garden and foliage covered wall-garden.

  • Columbia State Farmers Market

    Columbia State Farmers Market has the freshest of South Carolina fruits and vegetables, like peaches, cantaloupe and sweet potatoes, all sold here in the Farmer’s Shed.

  • Kensington Mansion

    Kensington Mansion is an Italianite Revival style antebellum plantation house featured in Jacob Stroyer’s ‘My Life in the South’.

  • Robert Mills House and Park

    Robert Mills House and Park from the nineteenth century designed was by Robert Mills, who was also responsible for the Washington Monument.

  • Congaree National Park

    Congaree National Park is a spectacular Park protecting the oldest old growth bottomland hardwood forest in the U.S.

  • South Carolina Statehouse

    The South Carolina Statehouse was constructed in the Greek Revival style housing the government of South Carolina.

  • Carolina State Museum

    Carolina State Museum was constructed in the historical Columbia Mill, hosting art, history, natural history, and science exhibitions.

  • Saluda Shoals Park

    Saluda Shoals Park is popular near Lake Murray for hiking, cycling, camping, and canoe trips.

  • Columbia Museum of Art

    Columbia Museum of Art has Exceptional collections of contemporary paintings, classical Impressionist work, furniture design, sculpture, and glass.

  • Hampton

    1. Hampton-Preston House and Gardens is a 1818 heritage home ornamented with handsome gardens.

  • Introduction

    Columbia’s history dates back to the early days of the United States. Once a strictly colonial city, Columbia still remains a historic hallmark of the days of antebellum plantations. Several remaining heritage homes have been transformed into museums, exhibiting the history of the political changes and movements affecting the state of South Carolina. Today, Columbia has a burgeoning community of arts and Southern cuisine. Surrounded by lush subtropical forest, Columbia is as naturally beautiful as it is modern. From the oak-lined campus grounds of the University of South Carolina, to the incredibly painted Tunnel Vision outdoor mural on Hampton Street, flights to Columbia have much to offer its guests.

  • Riverbanks Botanical Garden

    Riverbanks Botanical Garden has a variety of native and exotic plants, from the dry garden, to the rose garden and foliage covered wall-garden.

  • Columbia State Farmers Market

    Columbia State Farmers Market has the freshest of South Carolina fruits and vegetables, like peaches, cantaloupe and sweet potatoes, all sold here in the Farmer’s Shed.

  • Kensington Mansion

    Kensington Mansion is an Italianite Revival style antebellum plantation house featured in Jacob Stroyer’s ‘My Life in the South’.

  • Robert Mills House and Park

    Robert Mills House and Park from the nineteenth century designed was by Robert Mills, who was also responsible for the Washington Monument.

  • Congaree National Park

    Congaree National Park is a spectacular Park protecting the oldest old growth bottomland hardwood forest in the U.S.

  • South Carolina Statehouse

    The South Carolina Statehouse was constructed in the Greek Revival style housing the government of South Carolina.

  • Carolina State Museum

    Carolina State Museum was constructed in the historical Columbia Mill, hosting art, history, natural history, and science exhibitions.

  • Saluda Shoals Park

    Saluda Shoals Park is popular near Lake Murray for hiking, cycling, camping, and canoe trips.

  • Columbia Museum of Art

    Columbia Museum of Art has Exceptional collections of contemporary paintings, classical Impressionist work, furniture design, sculpture, and glass.

  • Hampton

    1. Hampton-Preston House and Gardens is a 1818 heritage home ornamented with handsome gardens.

  • Introduction

    Columbia’s history dates back to the early days of the United States. Once a strictly colonial city, Columbia still remains a historic hallmark of the days of antebellum plantations. Several remaining heritage homes have been transformed into museums, exhibiting the history of the political changes and movements affecting the state of South Carolina. Today, Columbia has a burgeoning community of arts and Southern cuisine. Surrounded by lush subtropical forest, Columbia is as naturally beautiful as it is modern. From the oak-lined campus grounds of the University of South Carolina, to the incredibly painted Tunnel Vision outdoor mural on Hampton Street, flights to Columbia have much to offer its guests.