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Columbus, Georgia

Under the radar and over the top, Columbus, Georgia blends a vibrant artsy energy with unique local history and a thriving food scene. It’s also the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors, listen to local bands and taste finely brewed beer.

Outdoors and Nature

  • Raft the world’s longest urban whitewater course
  • Zipline across a state line
  • Explore our 15-mile River Walk
  • Hike, bike or run on 32 miles of former rail line trails
  • Numerous trails and parks, including Flat Rock Park


  • The second-largest GA city (second only to Atlanta), situated on the Chattahoochee River and directly north of Fort Moore, Columbus is the home of the headquarters for Aflac, Synovus and TSYS which brings a diverse population to the city.

Fun Things to Do

  • Visit the Chattahoochee Riverwalk, farmer’s markets, local breweries and restaurants, National Infantry Museum, Providence Canyon, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, and Columbus Aquatics Center.


  • There is an impressive and growing food scene in the downtown Columbus area, boasting of unique local restaurants, coffeehouses and breweries as well as classic chains – something for everyone!


  • Columbus State University


  • Triathlons
  • Running races
  • Soccer leagues
  • River Dragons Hockey
  • Columbus Lions Football

Arts & Culture

  • Columbus Ballet
  • Columbus Museum
  • Columbus Symphony Orchestra
  • CSU College for the Arts

Day Trips

  • Atlanta
  • Providence Canyon
  • FDR State Park
  • Panama City Beach
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