Visitors regularly travel to Columbia to experience southern hospitality and explore a city almost as old as the United States itself. The city features a number of historic buildings and sites stretching back to 1796 and welcomes those looking to visit the University of South Carolina. Orbitz.com can help you book flights to Columbia and craft an itinerary to meet the needs of yourself or your group.
Air travel into Columbia arrives at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, located at 3000 Aviation Way. The airport is approximately 7.5 miles from the city's center. Travel to and from the airport is primarily done by rental car or taxi, though a bus service does exist and caters mainly to the locals. Rental car rates begin at around $24 plus tax and fees, and a taxi ride to or from the airport costs approximately $22. The trip by car or taxi takes approximately 17 minutes each way. The bus service can take up to twice that long, but it only costs $1.50. The bus is only available on weekdays, with departures at 7:39 a.m. and 4:59 p.m. The bus leaves from the Midland Tech bus stop near the airport.
Visitors often come to see sights like the Seibels House, which was constructed around 1796, and visit the University of South Carolina, where the USC Gamecocks regularly host major sporting events. The city has a humid subtropical climate with summer highs reaching 92 degrees Fahrenheit on average and winter lows around 33 degrees. The city rarely drops below freezing temperatures. The spring and fall have a more temperate weather, with highs of 68 degrees and lows of 42 degrees being commonplace.
This beautiful southern gem has much to offer visitors. Civil War buffs and those interested in colonial America can visit its many museums and historic locations. Parents, students and sports fans come to watch UFC matches from locations throughout the world. Orbitz.com can help you with booking international and domestic flights to Columbia, as well as with finding discounts on hotels and rental cars.
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