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In Columbia we recommend the following car rental offers

from 46 $ per day
Compact

The most booked among rental cars

e.g. Ford Focus
6 Days from 18.04 - 24.04.2024
Example vehicle
from 63 $ per day
Mini

Alone on the road or only with small luggage? Then this will be sufficient!

e.g. Chrysler Pacifica
6 Days from 18.04 - 24.04.2024
Example vehicle
from 46 $ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

Economy
e.g. Chevrolet Spark
6 Days from 18.04 - 24.04.2024
Example vehicle

Getting Around

Public transportation in Columbia is good, but to truly enjoy your visit and explore nearby cities and attractions at your own pace, a rental car is recommended. With your own vehicle, you have the freedom to stop where and when you want, discover hidden gems, and immerse yourself in the local culture.

Car Rental Tips

  • Choose the right vehicle: Consider your travel needs, the number of passengers, luggage capacity, and your budget.
  • Check the car class: Compact cars are ideal for city exploration, while an SUV provides more comfort for family trips or for venturing into the countryside.
  • Review rental policies: Be aware of mileage limits, driver age requirements, and payment options.

Parking and Driving

Most hotels in Columbia offer free or inexpensive parking. Metered street parking is also available, but spaces might be limited during peak times. Always observe parking rules to avoid fines. Driving in Columbia is generally easy, but be prepared for rush hour traffic and occasional roadworks. The speed limit in urban areas is typically 30mph, unless otherwise marked.

Highlight Attractions

Columbia boasts many remarkable attractions, including the South Carolina State Museum, Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, and Congaree National Park. Columbia's neighborhoods are diverse and vibrant, from the trendy Vista district to the historic homes in Shandon.

Surroundings and Day Trips

Fueled by the freedom of your rental car, take day trips to charming cities located within an hour's drive from Columbia, including Aiken, Newberry, and Lake Murray. Each of these cities presents its own unique features and attractions.

Seasonal Events

Columbia hosts a variety of events throughout the year, enhancing the city's lively atmosphere. Notable events include the South Carolina State Fair in October and the Famously Hot New Year's Eve celebration.

Practical Information

The currency in Columbia is the US Dollar ($). Most businesses accept credit cards, but it's always good to have some cash on hand, especially for small purchases. The city's climate is humid subtropical, with mild winters and warm, humid summers. It's advisable to check the weather forecast before your trip and pack accordingly.

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