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Columbia Travel Guide

Columbia is a family-based community located in Howard County, Maryland. It promotes many family-oriented activities just perfect for a family vacation like learning history at landmarks and museums, outdoor fun at parks and recreational centers, shopping and hanging out at malls, and dining in amazing little restaurants. So for those that are looking for a great vacation spot to spend some good old quality family time, then visit Columbia, Maryland.

Things to Do in Columbia

Enjoy and try some good outdoor fun at Lake Kittamaqundi. This spot is made up of a trail around the man made lake, different kinds of wildlife, beautiful landscapes, amazing restaurants, and boating in the summer.

Learn about Columbia's nature preserve at the Robinson Nature Center. The Robinson Nature Center is a certified green building that has major attractions including green roofs, solar panels, beehives, displays of real snakes and, of course hiking trails for peaceful walks. Kids love this place and its a great place to spend time with family.

Looking for another family hangout spot? Visit Columbia's mall. The mall has over 200 varied shops and stores for everyone, a bowling alley, lively games and arcades, plenty of eateries, and a movie theatre.

Hike, fish, and bike at Lake Elkhorn Park. This park is a beautiful spot for peaceful walks and is engaging for the kids. There is a playground and also the occasional sightings of beavers, fish, and blue herons.

Attend a concert at the Merriweather Post Pavillon, which has a full calendar of events. This amphitheater features amazing concerts of various genres like rock, classical, country, rhythm, jazz, hip-hop, and electronica. The outdoor setting of this spot presents a natural atmosphere with large video screens and state of the art sound systems. It's an amazing place to enjoy music and hang out with friends.

Also, visit Toby's Dinner Theatre for a combination of entertainment and delicious food. Enjoy a large range of shows like award-winning Broadway musicals while also diving into a buffet dinner. This is a perfect spot for family and friends of all ages to have a good time.

While vacationing in Columbia, drive a few miles to the neighboring Ellicott City and visit Clark's Elioak Farm. The farm presents an exciting experience for the whole family with fun activities like pony rides, an enchanted forest, hay wagon rides, a cow train ride, a petting farm, a pumpkin patch, and the country store that sells gifts, food, and treats. The experience here is truly a charming one.

Best Places to Stay in Columbia

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Best Time to Visit Columbia

Visit the beautiful city of Columbia during the summer for warm weather activities between June to September. Or visit between December and March for snowy fun.

Best Events in Columbia

Columbia is a beautiful city with many festivals and events like The Columbia Festival of the Arts. It is a four week-long art festival that features concerts, family activities, exhibitions, world-class performances, and so much more.

Another fun event in Columbia, Maryland is the Wine in the Woods event that is held annually in this little city. The event features gourmet food, live bands, wine tastings, and seminars covering topics in wine tasting and the history of wine in Maryland.

Visiting Columbia in late June or early July? Stick around for the Fourth of July fireworks. This event is a family firework extravaganza with fun activities like a family picnic.

Don't miss out on the Symphony of Lights Festival in Columbia. This event is one of the most popular festivals around and it features beautiful Christmas lights shaped in different holiday images, ice skating rinks, and holiday foods and drink.

Price and Availability in Columbia

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Columbia tends to be Monday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Columbia tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Columbia is in March, while the cheapest month is in May. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Columbia is in the high season in June. Columbia has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Columbia

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Columbia. The warmest months in Columbia are March and April, when temperatures reach 95 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 5 ˚F. The wettest month in Columbia is March with 6.56 inches of rain, while the driest month is May with 1.05 inches of rain.

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