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Local businesses are open & settling into the new normal of safe and social distancing. There are no mask mandates, however, you are encouraged to wear one when in public. We invite you to DREAM. GO. EXPLORE. Columbia! Some of us just want to DREAM about getting away for now, to be inspired by beautiful pictures and great stories. Some of us are ready to GO somewhere, maybe close by for a micro-cation. And many of us are ready to EXPLORE great getaways like COLUMBIA for a relaxing weekend getaway. It won't be long before we are all traveling again as we practice staying safe and healthy. So wherever you are in your travel journey, we hope you'll take care of yourself and come see us as soon as you feel safe to travel again.
HELLO FROM COLUMBIA, TN
Columbia is proud to be a nationally accredited Main Street community and off-the-charts excited to be a ‘Top 10 Best Small Town’ by Southern Living. We invite you to come experience Columbia. When you’re ready to visit, you’ll find us just south of Nashville. Columbia is rich in historic treasures, family-friendly events, and soul-satisfying shopping, not to mention great dining and sleep options.
SENSE OF PLACE
We’ve got a sweetheart of a Downtown – an original, authentic, real-deal downtown - accentuated by the most beautiful Town Square and Main Street lined with trendy shops, boutiques, antiques, live music, brews & spirits, friendly faces and good eats. We’ve become known for our family-friendly First Fridays in downtown surrounded by live music, food trucks, sidewalk vendors, and merchants that stay open a little later.The sites and stories of this sweet little town extend beyond our vibrant downtown.
The emerging Columbia Arts District is just a few blocks southwest of downtown and will captivate you with their local, funky, creative artists and makers. And our presidential credentials put us on the map as the ancestral home of the 11th U.S. President James K. Polk. The outdoors will bring out your true adventurer on the Duck River, Chickasaw Trace cycling trails, and at the scenic Yanahli Park. Wait, there’s more. Other arts, history, recreation and events like Mule Day (an annual April celebration going on since the 1930s) await you so explore our visitor guide to find out what you’re weekend getaway to Columbia could look like.
It’s important for our visitors and friends to feel safe while visiting Columbia. Our merchants and restaurants are doing their part to follow CDC guidelines for sanitizing and safe distancing.
Columbia is 45 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee and 75 miles north of Huntsville, Alabama with easy access from Interstate 65.
Come on over, we can't wait to meet you. We hope you’ll be enchanted by our town and feel connected to the stories, experiences, and people of Columbia.