Avenue of the Columns on 8th Street is one of Columbia's top must-see sites. The wide boulevard provides a picturesque view of the University of Missouri, showcasing the architectural splendor of the pillars that were built in 1892. If you include a stay at one of the Columbia hotels in your flight and hotel packages, you'll be able to relax and take in the scenery at your leisure. The highlight of many Columbia vacations is a visit to the Mizzou Botanic Garden, a living museum with eleven different themes and several special collections.
Recurring Festivals and Events
Columbia's annual art festival, Art in the Park, occurs the first weekend in June. The event includes exhibits and products from all types of vendors. You can shop for great crafts and handmade scarves, or even complement your home with a custom painting. If you get a Columbia car rental when you visit, you'll be able to tour the town and surrounding areas at your leisure. Book your all-inclusive vacations to Columbia in mid-July, and you can check out the Boone County Fair, which has been a local tradition since 1835. The event includes livestock shows, a family carnival, and the renowned Boone County Country Ham Breakfast.
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Accommodation in Columbia
Columbia has a number of accommodations for you to choose from, which you can check out and reserve on Travelocity's Columbia lodging guide.
The offerings at the Broadway Columbia - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and the Tiger Hotel should stimulate your interest, should you be after a top-of-the-line stay. On the other hand, the Hotel Frederick or the Holiday Inn Columbia East provide visitors with cozy comfort at reasonable prices.