Blending small city charm and an energetic spirit, Columbus, GA offers spectacular attractions and outdoor adventure, along with a growing list of award-winning restaurants. Want to amp up your summer fun with “only in Columbus, GA” experiences? Then start with a zip line that takes you over the Chattahoochee River to Alabama, and back! Or raft the longest natural urban whitewater course in the world. You can also tube and paddle board the river for those who want a milder adventure.

Those who enjoy even more leisurely pursuits can stroll or bike along the 22-mile Chattahoochee RiverWalk, which winds past historical monuments and sites like the National Civil War Naval Museum and the experiential National Infantry Museum. From the Coca-Cola Space Science Center to the newly reimagined Columbus Museum – the second-largest museum in the Southeast – the opportunities for fun are endless.

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For the culinary inclined, Columbus offers one of the most awesome food adventures in the South. The walkable Uptown area is a pedestrian’s paradise, with more than 32 restaurants and bars within a short stroll from the RiverWalk. Garden & Gun has named the bacon pimento cheeseburger from The Black Cow one of the best burgers in the South. EPIC is a fine dining experience that is one of only two 4 Diamond restaurants in Georgia outside Atlanta.

The new Millhouse Kitchen + Bar, located adjacent to the chic City Mills Hotel, has quickly become a hot spot because of its ambiance and farm-to-table menu. Not to mention other restaurants and rooftop bars within a few blocks that have helped solidify the cool factor Columbus has recently earned. So, take your taste buds and sense of adventure on a memorable outing and put Columbus, GA on your travel list.