Columbus Georgia Flights:
Flights to Columbus Georgia
Not to be confused with the more famous city of Columbus in Ohio, this Columbus is the third largest city in the Southern US state of Georgia and has a variety of different attractions for tourists to see and do.
The city is served by the Columbus Metropolitan Airport (airport code: CSG), located just a few miles away from the downtown core of Columbus. Coming from Johannesburg, there are several options for flights to Columbus. South African Airways has a route that makes connections in Zurich and Atlanta, and Malaysia Airlines goes through Buenos Aires and Atlanta instead. Delta, KLM and Air France also offer 2-stop flights to Columbus.
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The Tourist Attractions in Columbus Georgia:
Historic Districts in Columbus
The city of Columbus has a total of seven historic districts that are all officially registered on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors will find something different in each one of the districts, such as the old Columbus Iron Works in the Columbus Historic Riverfront Industrial District, or Dinglewood House within the Dinglewood district.
Museums in Columbus
The largest and principal museum for visitors to the city is the Columbus Museum. This museum was founded in 1953 and has become one of the largest museums in this part of the country, featuring a range of exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, from American art and regional history.
On a completely different note, the Coca Cola Space Science Center will appeal to visitors of all ages with its space and science focus. There’s a planetarium here along with seven popular flight simulators.
For history and military buffs, Columbus also has two museums that might interest you – the National Civil War Naval Museum, and the National Infantry Museum. The latter is the city’s newest museum having just opened in the summer of 2009.
Parks and Recreation in Columbus
When you’ve done all the museums and want to spend some time outdoors Columbus has numerous outdoor attractions too. Golf lovers will enjoy a visit to Columbus as there are seven golf courses within the city limits. There’s also a total of 48 different parks in Columbus though as a visitors you’ll probably want to visit the three largest ones Flat Rock Park, Wildwood Park, and Cooper Creek Park.
Indoor Attractions in Columbus
For a park of a different kind, Hollywood Connection in Columbus is a popular place to visit, especially on a rainy day! There’s a ten screen cinema here, so lots of movies to choose from, plus a selection of nine different amusement rides, and over 100 video games. The fun in this theme park is topped off with a miniature golf course, great for the whole family!
Younger children in your family may prefer a visit to Monkey Joe’s though. This is an indoor fun park that’s aimed at kids from ages 1 to 12 and has inflatable slides and other fun things to do.
When Should You Visit?:
Being in the southern United States Columbus has a humid subtropical climate that gives the city mild weather throughout the year. Summer may not be the best time to visit with the high temperatures and humidity levels making sightseeing a little uncomfortable at times. There are average high temperatures of 30C and above from May right through to September, so for lower temperatures maybe a visit in October or November, or March or April would be best.