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Columbus, GA, Offers Something for Everyone

Discover your own adventure in Columbus.

By Livability on December 16, 2022

People enjoy cocktails at a spot in Uptown Columbus, GA.

 If zip-lining across the Chattahoochee River – and state lines – sounds like your kind of adventure, Columbus is the place to be. You might choose to navigate the river’s Class I to Class V rapids on the world’s longest urban whitewater course in the world. Or trek or bike along the Chattahoochee RiverWalk, a 15-mile linear riverfront park that defines the city’s western boundary. 

Prefer a little less adventure and a little more city vibe? Columbus has you covered there, too. In this place where the past meets the future, outdoor opportunities blend seamlessly with a lively urban arts, dining and entertainment scene. 

Group whitewater rafting in Columbus, GA, where visitors can navigate the Chattahoochee River's Class I to Class V rapids on the world’s longest urban whitewater course in the world.

Mere steps away from the river you’ll find the Uptown District, where historic brick structures built for the textile and manufacturing industries are now repurposed as galleries, theaters, upscale condominiums and apartments, and world-class, locally sourced food destinations. And the wide medians and streetscapes mean plenty of green space and walkability. 

“Columbus truly has something for everyone,” says Peter Bowden, president and CEO of VisitColumbusGA. “No matter what brings them here – a business meeting, a weekend getaway, a family member’s graduation at nearby Fort Benning – people take delight in discovering the city and the way we have leveraged and blended the old with the new.” 

People sitting at a whitewater lookout in Columbus, GA, where visitors can navigate the Chattahoochee River's Class I to Class V rapids on the world’s longest urban whitewater course in the world.

With so much to do, it’s no wonder visitors choose to return again and again just to take it all in. And those lucky enough to call Columbus home can take advantage of the city’s charm, offerings and ambiance without the headaches of larger destinations. 

“Columbus is a genuine place, with real Southern hospitality,” Bowden says. “Regardless of your sense of adventure, whether it’s whitewater, the outdoors or discovering the treasures of shopping, dining, arts and an authentic quality of life, you’ll find it here.” 

Want to know more?

Learn more about all the city offers at visitcolumbusga.com.

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