Destination guide

The lively city of Columbia awaits you

Take a vacation to Columbia and enjoy the area's live music, theater scene and festivals. This city's shopping, local tours and bird watching draw many visitors. National Aquarium in Baltimore and B&O Railroad Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Columbia

Do you want to find things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Columbia a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • National Aquarium in Baltimore (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Timbers at Troy Golf Course (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Diamond Ridge Golf Course (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Fairland Sports and Athletic Complex (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Cross Creek Golf Club (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Northwest Golf Course (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Columbia

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Columbia is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Centennial Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Patapsco Valley State Park (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Milford Mill Park and Swim Club (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Northwest Regional Park (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Carroll Park (13 mi / 20.8 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Columbia

The nearest airport is in Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton), located 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall), which is 10.9 mi (17.5 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Columbia?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 3,015 house rentals around Columbia. From 1,193 Houses to 1,256 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Columbia is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Columbia?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Columbia:

  • Eastern Market: 374 vacation rentals
  • Capitol Hill: 503 vacation rentals
  • Kingman Park: 172 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown: 1,106 vacation rentals
  • Logan Circle: 533 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Columbia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Columbia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Merriweather Post Pavilion: 434 home rentals
  • The Mall in Columbia: 406 home rentals
  • Robinson Nature Center: 620 home rentals
  • United States Capitol: 2,085 home rentals
  • Baltimore Inner Harbor Marina: 192 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Columbia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Columbia?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,193 Houses in Columbia. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Columbia include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,256 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 39 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 39 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Columbia?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 570 vacation homes with pool available in Columbia.

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