Columbus in Georgia is known for a couple of things, including the longest urban whitewater rafting course in the world, and a range of military museums. You will also love Columbus if you are into performing arts or if you are the outdoorsy type. Besides that, you will get the typical deep-South treatment of great food and friendly people.
Downtown Columbus contains the central business district and multiple historic districts, such as the Columbus Historic Riverfront Industrial District. A couple sights in the area worth visiting are the Springer Opera House, the official State Theatre of Georgia, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, whose planetarium and flight simulators are particularly popular among visitors, and the National Civil War Naval Museum. If you are in the city for business, make sure to book a business hotel in Columbus. Should you be staying in Downtown Columbus for other reasons, check out central hotels near the Coca-Cola Space Science Center.
Alternatively, you can book a stay in the residential and commercial Midtown Columbus if you want to wander around the several historic districts it has. You will definitely be able to spend a couple hours like this. The Aflac Tower, the tallest building in the city, is located in Midtown Columbus. Also found in Midtown Columbus is Dinglewood Pharmacy. According to the locals, they serve the best scrambled hotdog in the city. One of the main attractions in the neighborhood is Columbus Museum, bringing American art and history to life for the communities of the Chattahoochee Valley.
More military history can be found in South Columbus, or 'the southside' as the locals call it. Visit the National Infantry Museum, which shows the history of the United States Army infantryman, from the American Revolution all the way to Afghanistan. Book your hotel near Oxbow Meadows park, which is a park with walking trails, a learning center, and even a 9-hole golf course.
Columbus is also great for those of us who love the outdoors. There are over fifty parks in Columbus and a 15-mile trail named the Chattahoochee RiverWalk. Other popular outdoor activities include white water kayaking at the Chattahoochee River Whitewater Express, the longest whitewater rafting course in the world, and ziplining from the Georgia side of the river to the Alabama side. What an adventure!
Are you here to roam the trails and parks together with your four-legged buddy? Make sure to book one of the more than twenty pet-friendly hotels in Columbus.
Are you flying into Columbus? Depending on your flight times, it might be best to book a hotel near Columbus Metropolitan Airport. It will be so nice to catch some hours of sleep before an early flight or being able to jump into your bed after landing instead of having to hunt for your hotel in the late night.