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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.

Columbia Vacation Packages

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217 Lanneau Court Map
4.0 / 5 109 reviews
  • Stay 2, Save 15%
  • Stay 2, Save 15%
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$74

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 options at the adjacent Columbiana Centre mall. Oversized,... More

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$74
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1619 Pendleton Street Map
4.1 / 5 17 reviews
  • Summer Sale - Save 25% on your stay
  • Summer Sale - Save 25% on your stay
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$110

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

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$110
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1400 Main Street Map
4.0 / 5 42 reviews
  • Save 25% on your stay
  • Save 25% on your stay
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$110

The 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 Metropolitan Airport. Housed in a historic 1924 bank... More

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$110
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1200 Hampton Street Map
3.7 / 5 13 reviews
  • Rate includes breakfast
  • Rate includes breakfast
From
$135

Spacious accommodations and friendly Southern charm await you here at the Columbia Marriott. Superbly located in the city's downtown district, near the University of South Carolina and the State House, our hotel provides a sophisticated "home base" for business travelers... More

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$135
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501 Taylor Street Map
4.0 / 5 33 reviews
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$97

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 and snacks. A free daily Express Start breakfast offers trademark... More

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$97
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822 Gervais Street Map
4.2 / 5 22 reviews
  • Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi
  • Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi
From
$135

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

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924 Senate Street Map
4.3 / 5 15 reviews
From
$128

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 an ideal setting for business and leisure guests. Travelers staying... More

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$128
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347 Zimalcrest Drive Map
3.7 / 5 18 reviews
  • Save 15% on your stay
  • Save 15% on your stay
From
$61

Enjoy southern hospitality at its finest at this Baymont Inn and Suites Columbia Northwest, just off Interstate 26, minutes from Columbia Metropolitan Airport and the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, and convenient to Lake Murray, the University of South Carolina and downtown... More

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$61
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8300 Two Notch Road Map
3.8 / 5 96 reviews
  • Stay 2, Save 15%
  • Stay 2, Save 15%
From
$76

Wingate 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 US Army's largest and most active initial-entry training center -- enjoy... More

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$76
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1913 Huger Street Map
4.3 / 5 28 reviews
From
$109

Staybridge Suites Columbia guests enjoy a free hot, daily breakfast buffet in the mornings and free manager's receptions with assorted samples from local restaurants.  An outdoor grilling area and on-site pantry are available. GeneralColumbia Amtrak (1.4 mi/2.3... More

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$109
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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.

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