Columbus: A Place of History and Charm
Columbus, GA played a significant role as an industrial center during the Confederacy. These days, Columbus' Central Business District proudly showcases its rich history through its cultural centers and heritage buildings. Nestled in Chattahoochee River, this third-largest city in Georgia is also the county seat of Muscogee County. The Battle of Columbus in 1865 is popularly perceived to be the last battle of the American Civil War. Artifacts from this encounter can be seen at the National Civil War Naval Museum and the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center along with military vessels and equipment once used by the Union and Confederate navies. Today, numerous modern buildings and posh hotels fill Downtown Columbus, yet its old-world charm still remains and can be easily explored by flying through Columbus Metropolitan Airport, just four miles northeast of Columbus.
Best Time to Visit
Hotel prices are most expensive in the months of June through August as this is when tourism is at its peak. Temperatures vary but show a median of mid-90s. Travelers looking to avoid the influx of tourists should go in November instead where temperatures start dropping to the low-60s and hotel rates are much more affordable.
What to Do & Area Attractions
Science aficionados will absolutely love a visit to the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, a hub for STEM education for adults and kids alike. Those who intend to eat their way through Columbus' magnificent history should take the Columbus Eats Food Tours offered every Saturday or explore its historic architecture by visiting Heritage Corner. Look for the best deals by booking a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Columbus or the Hyatt Place Columbus - North.
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