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Go All Out and Celebrate a Holiday Weekend in Columbus!

November 22, 2017

The time between Thanksgiving and the New Year is spent with Holiday fun, food, family, and plenty of festivities! Did you know that Columbus has all of that available to enjoy? Every weekend of the season has great food, music, festivities, plays and shows, exhibits, and so much more! Let’s take a look at what just one upcoming holiday weekend has to offer!   We kick off the Christmas season with the Broadway Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting on December 1st from 6:30-8:30 pm! There will be decorated Christmas trees lining Broadway and a lot more:   Christmas lovers rejoice as Santa is escorted in by his entourage, including special guest appearances from Santa, the Coca-Cola Polar Bear, and Mayor Teresa Tomlinson Sing along to traditional Christmas carols at the lighting of the giant Christmas tree and play in the SNOW! There will be hot chocolate, candy canes and lots of fun for the entire family. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite holiday attire and to bring their camera to partake in the many photo opportunities!   Over the weekend of December 1st - 3rd in Columbus, you can see the Broadway musical, Newsies, at the Springer Opera House or Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas or attend the CSU Broadway Ball all on Friday night! Then, you can enjoy shopping at an outdoor holiday market on Saturday morning at Market Days on Broadway. After that, fill your afternoon with wonder at a Victorian Christmas Open House at the National Civil War Museum and a One Hour Sightseeing Tour of the local attractions. End the evening with a great meal at one of our fabulous Uptown restaurants!   That is just one of our weekends over the holiday season! Of course, we have amazing places to shop and experience holiday fun, great restaurants to eat at, places to get treats, and it will all be decorated beautifully for Christmas! Hope to see you one of these weekends!

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Visit Christmas at Callaway Gardens and Stay in Columbus!

November 21, 2017

  Christmastime is here in West Georgia and we have fun and experiences for the whole family available for you to enjoy! Starting with Thanksgiving Weekend with shopping, events, plays, outdoor outings, and plenty of Christmas and Holiday festivities all the way through the New Year, Columbus and the West Georgia area is a great place to explore, spend a weekend, and enjoy the holiday season!   One of the premier destinations in the South for Christmas celebration is Callaway Gardens, less than an hour away from Columbus. Make plans to stay in Columbus at one of our great hotels and then drive to Callaway for their Fantasy in Lights Celebration! From now until January 6th, Callaway has over 8 million lights and 15 displays as well as a Christmas Village, dining options, breakfast and dinner shows, and all kinds of other holiday activities. A visit to Callaway Gardens is a perfect way to spend a holiday weekend! Staying in Columbus gives you lots of options for other activities, shopping, dining, and entertainment that you cannot find in any other adjacent community.   We hope to see you over the Holiday Season! 

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Go All Out for Food Trucks and Amazing Street Food!

November 7, 2017

Spend the weekend in Columbus as we host the 5th Annual Food Truck Festival over Veteran’s Day Weekend! Don’t you love street food? Food trucks? Those amazing little set ups with amazing offerings outside where you can see and smell what’s cooking? Imagine a street fair full of outdoor mobile kitchens ready for you to walk by and take a taste! That’s what will be available for the 5th Annual Food Truck Festival in Columbus on November 11th from 11am - 5pm.   Uptown Columbus & Atlanta Street Food Coalition will host the 5th Annual Food Truck Festival in Columbus, Georgia. Join us on November 11th from 11am - 5pm as Woodruff Park and Dillingham Bridge transform into a Food Truck Mecca. 25 GOURMET FOOD TRUCKS will set up in our backyard with DJ Dave Arwood playing jams all afternoon! The full list of trucks to come soon, as well as libations in our craft beer garden!   Admission cost $5 per person; children 12 and younger are free. Please bring $5 CASH to the gate. Again, CASH ONLY.   With dozens of restaurants represented, this will be one of the tastiest events of the year! Come enjoy the long Veteran’s Day weekend in Columbus and plan a visit to the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning as well as many of the other attractions in the area. Take in a show on Saturday evening at Springer Theater or enjoy the cool evening a walk along Broadway Uptown. With great food, music, museums, theater, and so much else to do, Columbus provides the perfect getaway for you to “go all out” and enjoy the weekend! 

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Go All Out for Adventure This Fall in Columbus!

August 25, 2017

With the weather cooling off a bit in the Fall, this is the best time of year in the South for outdoor fun, adventure, and exploring. Columbus is the premier weekend getaway for outdoor adventure combined with urban amenities in the Deep South. Where else can you plan a rafting trip, mountain biking, kayaking, zip lining, paint ball, a visit to a world class museum, and then an amazing dinner at a top flight restaurant followed by a Broadway caliber play and then late night live music? Columbus gives you all of those options go all out for adventure, great food, and amazing fun - all in the same place!   Recently, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer listed “Seven activities in Columbus that will get your adrenaline pumping.” That’s a great way to plan a weekend, isn’t it? Think about what will get your adrenaline pumping! The activities listed included:   Mountain Biking at Flat Rock Park The Columbus Escape Rooms Whitewater Rafting Laser Tag and Paintball Launch Trampoline Park   Intrigued yet? Make plans to join us in Columbus one weekend and go all out to experience all of this excitement and adventure. Or, kick back and enjoy lunch or dinner along the tree lined Broadway as you relax and take in an old, historic Southern city experiencing a 21st century renaissance! Fall is the best time for all of this and we hope to see you soon! 

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Inexpensive Family Activities For Every Season

July 28, 2017

Coca Cola-Space Science Center From my own experience as a Columbus native, as well as numerous TripAdvisor reviews, this is a Columbus gem and every member of your family – young or old – will love this adventure. Ever wanted to experience first-hand what it’s like to fly to the moon? Or land on Mars?

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Chattahoochee River Rafting – Adventure For Every Generation

July 18, 2017

Did you know that off the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, GA, there’s one of the Top 12 Man-Made Adventures in the World? That adventure is called Whitewater Columbus, GA, and it’s the longest urban whitewater rafting course in the world. It’s been described as “wild as the Colorado River, and warm as Costa Rica!” Intrigued yet?

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Zip Line over the Chattahoochee River

July 18, 2017

Know what’s cooler than straddling a state line? Zip lining across one. Do you know the only place in the country where you can zip line across a state line? Here – in Columbus, Georgia.

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Spend a Summer Weekend Rafting the Chattahoochee River in Columbus!

July 15, 2017

All summer long in the South, families and individuals make their trek down to the beach or to the lake. The heat can get to you and the desire to get cool in water sports and fun is high.

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3 Must-See Museums

July 3, 2017

In addition to fantastic local restaurants, boutiques and outdoor adventures, Columbus, Georgia is home to some of the most engaging and well-curated museums in the country. With activities suitable for all age groups, we’ve rounded out the top 3 must-see museums for your Columbus itinerary.

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