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Nestled in the valley of the Chattahoochee River, Columbus, Georgia, is that rare city with a rich history, and a vibrancy and hipness all its own. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus is home to many museums and tourist attractions. Where rolling hills and beautiful plainlands meet, Columbus has something for everyone, from fine dining and coffee shops to the longest urban whitewater rafting course in the world. Enjoy the almost 50 parks and recreation centers, the historic district, and fitness trails. The more you learn about this city, the more you’ll want to book an RV in Columbus, Georgia.


Sites and Scenery


Although a modern city, Columbus offers great hiking and outdoor recreation opportunities, right in the city limits. The Chattahoochee RiverWalk is a 15-mile long walking and bicycling trail that connects Downtown Columbus to the South Columbus district, and to the northern border of Fort Benning. The Columbus Fall Line Trace is 11 miles of fitness trail fun that starts in Uptown and leads to the northeastern part of town. Black Heritage Trail, a National Recreation Trail, features historic and cultural insights, and doubles as a walking trail.


One of the most unique and exciting outdoor activities available in the city is the world’s largest urban whitewater rafting course. The Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park opened in 2012, with restored natural water flow conditions. This 2.5-mile course is ideal for kayaks or canoes, and is considered one of the best whitewater courses in the world. Attached to the course is the Blue Heron Adventure zip-line, connecting you from the Georgia side of the Chattahoochee River to the Alabama side, and back.


Drive just an hour west with the Columbus rental RV to find yourself in the gorgeous Tuskegee National Forest in Alabama. This 10,000-acre gem features rich forest land for hiking, fishing, camping and biking. There are also great trails for horseback rides, and a shooting range for even more fun. A favorite trail here is the Bartram National Recreation Trail, the first in Alabama. This 8.5-mile path takes you through different types of forest habitat, and hikers can see a vast variety of wildflowers and trees, including flowering varieties like dogwood and magnolia. Deer, turkey and other wildlife are abundant here.


A much larger national forest, also in adjacent Alabama, is the Talladega National Forest, near Birmingham, AL. Spread out over almost 300,000 acres, this forest is a vast recreation area, providing almost limitless opportunities for the outdoors enthusiast. Fishing, camping, hunting (including big game), hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking are just some of the favorite activities. Camping is available, as in most national forests, with primitive campgrounds available, some including with hookups and water for your Columbus, GA rental camper.


If you’re yearning for some ocean adventures, head three hours south in your Columbus rental RV and you’ll find yourself in Panama City, Florida. On the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, here you can enjoy beach hikes and horseback riding, deep sea fishing charters, kayaking, boating activities, windsurfing, and much more. Make sure to check out the St. Andrews State Aquatic Preserve, a beautiful sanctuary with stunning beaches, nature trails and camping, plus Shell Island boat tours.


City Sites


Columbus has a great regional cultural niche and vibrant energy, all in a mix of modern and historic architecture and neighborhoods. Columbus State University has downtown locations for arts and drama, bringing a youthfulness to the downtown scene as well. Historic preservation is prioritized in Columbus, including brick facades and the famous 1966 Olympic softball competition complex, A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium.


There’s much to see and do in Columbus, including family favorites like the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and the hands-on science center at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), a world-class exhibit with more than 300 interactive displays. This center includes the new American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery.


For a nice family picnic spot, and to see the one-of-a-kind glass artwork of Dale Chihuly, make sure to visit the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Bicentennial Park is the home of concerts on summer weekends, and a huge collection of fountains that transform into fun children play areas. The trail leading south from Bicentennial Plaza takes you to the Scioto Audubon Metropark, a charming birding area with nature center, and a large, free climbing wall.


Other museums and attractions of note include the Columbus Museum featuring regional history and American Art. Columbus is also home to the National Civil War Naval Museum. Highlights include two Civil War military vessels, and uniforms, weapons and equipment used by soldiers from both sides of the battle. The planetarium at the Coca-Cola Science Space Center also features four flight simulators.


Shopping is a popular activity, and there are several urban and suburban shopping malls including Peachtree Mall, and Columbus Park Crossing. The historic downtown shopping district is a great place to spend the day. Here you’ll find lots of shops to explore, and a variety of casual and fine dining options, all in a fantastic historic setting. Make sure to visit Columbus’ historic districts, including the Columbus Historic Riverfront Industrial District.


Where to Park It


Columbus is a thriving metropolitan area, with surrounding parks and facilities, including national forests and state parks, so you will have no problem finding a place to park your Columbus rental RV. In addition to RV parks and resorts, primitive camping is available very near the city. When you branch out with the Columbus rental motorhome, you can camp near the Gulf of Mexico, or stick close and set up camp in the deep, green forests of the area. There are a dozen Walmart Supercenters in the area, including six right in Columbus and nearby Bibb City.


Food


When you rent an RV in Columbus, you’ll be in the midst of one of the best food scenes in the area, with innovative eateries, artisan food producers, and creative chefs who delight their customers with meals that are divine. Nationally acclaimed distilleries, micro-breweries and local coffee roasters complement high-end cocktail bars.You’ll find soul and southern food here, as well as international flavors and American steak houses and burger joints. Don’t miss the seasonal farmers market in nearby Midland, GA, open Saturday mornings.

RV Rentals in Columbus, GA

Columbus, GA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Columbus. Outdoorsy's Columbus RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Columbus, GA


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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Columbus Riverwalk Fort Benning, GA
Ft. Benning Fitness Trail Fort Benning, GA
Flatrock Trail Columbus, GA
Pine Mountain Trail F.D. Roosevelt State Park, GA
Mountain Creek Lake and Robin Lake Loop Trail F.D. Roosevelt State Park, GA
Providence Canyon Perimeter Loop Trail Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area, GA
Backcountry Trail Loop Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area, GA
Providence Canyons Trails Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area, GA
Long Leaf Loop F.D. Roosevelt State Park, GA
Mountain Creek Trail Loop F.D. Roosevelt State Park, GA

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Auburn RV Park At Leisure Time Campground Lee County, AL
Lake Eufaula Campground Barbour County, AL
Loyston Point Campground Anderson County, TN
Anderson County Park Anderson County, TN
Americus KOA Sumter County, GA
Chattahoochee Bend Campground Coweta County, GA
Kolomoki Mounds Campground Early County, GA
Twin Oaks RV Park Campground Houston County, GA
Forsyth KOA Monroe County, GA
High Falls Campground Butts County, GA

Popular Nearby Parks

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Recommendations for Columbus, GA from Outdoorsy Owners


Welcome Center

This dump station is only 8 miles from where the RV calls home.

Aug 4, 2018
Uchee Creek Army Campground

Military only campground, Very nice. Boat rentals and regular events.

Jun 1, 2018
The National Infantry Museum

This place is amazing. Great walk through exhibits , IMAX theater. You will have a much greater appreciation of our military after visiting here. GOD bless our troups.

Jun 1, 2018
Whitewater Express

One of the coolest places for the not faint at heart. man made white water rafting as its best.

Jun 1, 2018
Lake Pines Campground

Discounted delivery and pick up from this campground. Just ask.

Jun 1, 2018

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