Things to Do During a Weekend Getaway in Columbus, Georgia

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My family and I recently visited my sister who moved to Columbus, Georgia. I really had no idea what to expect of this little town, but when I arrived, I was so excited to learn there was way more to do than I anticipated. We had such a fun weekend and I can’t wait until the hubs has a break in football and hunting season so we can go back! If you are looking for a fun weekend trip or planning to visit Columbus, GA, here are some things you should do!

Experience the Riverwalk

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The Riverwalk is a 15-mile park along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. I already told you guys all about our white water rafting adventure here, which was SO much fun, but there’s a ton of other things to do at the Riverwalk as well. You can go biking along the trails, paddle boarding, ziplining, enjoy a concert at the amphitheater or a restaurant, festival, bar, etc. all along the way. There’s so many people out and about, fishing, reading, soaking up the sun and it’s definitely a spot you don’t want to miss!

 

Eat Your Heart Out

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I’m pretty sure I gained like 10 pounds in the course of a weekend while in Columbus! Not only is there just good, down-home, Southern cooking, but they have tons of cool, local restaurants. One of the coolest ones we went to was Country’s on Broad. It’s a barbecue diner in a converted 1930s bus station with a milkshake bar, jukebox and dining area on a bus. Their barbecue and sides were amazing and the desserts were to die for! A few other places you’ll want to be sure to check out are The Black Cow, Ruth Ann’s Restaurant and Plucked Up Chicken & Biscuits.

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Take a Drive

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If you have the time, I totally suggest taking a short, 45 minute drive to Providence Canyon State Park, also known as Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon. My sister had told us about this place and I was having a hard time envisioning a canyon here in Georgia, but boy, was I surprised. The place was gorgeous and had really great trails carved out for both beginners and expert hikers. We hiked around the perimeter of the canyon; getting to see it from all sides and even coming across a really old community filled with old-timey cars. It was seriously so beautiful and worth every minute in the car! Plus, of course, it made for lots of fun photo opps! 🙂

Although we were there to experience Columbus, we mostly made the trip to spend time with family, so we didn’t pack too much else into the weekend, but there’s a ton of fun things for you to do if you’re looking for more!

Coca-Cola Space Science Center

National Civil War Naval Museum

Columbus Botanical Garden

Events at the Columbus Civic Center

So, there you go! I hope you enjoy your visit to Columbus!!

Any natives know of any fun activities I left out?

C’est la vie,

Anna

 

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