Explore from Hotel's Location by Columbia, SC Airport
Stay at the Country Inn & Suites Columbia Airport to be close to the heart of the action in downtown Columbia without sacrificing convenience to I-26 and affordable rates. The hotel's location by Columbia, SC Airport (CAE) is also close to family-friendly stops like Riverbanks Zoo, the Governor's Mansion, and EdVenture—an immense and immensely fun children's museum. Visiting students or faculty at the University of South Carolina? The beautiful, tree-lined campus of USC is less than six miles away. If entertainment is on the agenda, don't miss shopping at 763 Antique Mall, seeing a unique show at the Columbia Marionette Theatre or golfing at Charwood Country Club.Must-see attractions include:
Convenient services near the hotel include:
- 763 Antique Mall (3.6 miles)
Browse through collectibles, toys, Depression glass, silver, furniture and all the antiques you could want at this expansive mall.
Phone: +1 (803) 796-1516
- Adventure Carolina (3.6 miles)
This outdoors-enthusiast's paradise offers canoe and kayak tours of the Congaree, Broad, Saluda and Edisto rivers.
Phone: +1 (803) 796-4505
- EdVenture (5.2 miles)
The largest children's museum in the South, EdVenture hosts events, programs and family nights. Children and adults alike love the interactive exhibits.
Phone: +1 (803) 779-3100
- South Carolina State Museum (5.2 miles)
Watch the night skies at the planetarium, peer through a telescope at the observatory and immerse yourself in the 4-D theater at this impressive museum.
Phone: +1 (803) 898-4921
- Columbia Marionette Theatre (5.4 miles)
This unique theater presents marionette shows with puppets both small and large.
Phone: +1 (803) 252-7366
- Vista Studios & 80808 Gallery (5.4 miles)
As one of the premier art spaces in Columbia, Vista Studios and 80808 Gallery features the work of 13 different artists with up to 25 exhibits per year.
Phone: +1 (803) 252-6134
- City Art Gallery (5.5 miles)
As Columbia's largest gallery, the City Art Gallery provides an arts supplies store, a framing gallery, art classes and the annual "Emerging Artists of the Southeast" series.
Phone: +1 (803) 252-3613
- Columbia Riverfront Park (5.5 miles)
Run, walk or bike along this 2.5-mile trail. You can also bring out your fishing pole and cast a line.
Phone: +1 (803) 545-3100
- University of South Carolina (5.5 miles)
The University of South Carolina (USC) enrolls over 27,000 students with 1,621 full-time faculty members, 350 degrees, and 14 colleges and schools. Visit the historic horseshoe.
Phone: +1 (803) 777-7000
- Ghosts and Legends of Carolina Tour (5.8 miles)
Learn about the ghosts of Columbia on this intriguing and entertaining historical tour.
Phone: +1 (803) 765-1837
- Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home (6.5 miles)
This historical site was the home of America's 28th president as a teenager from 1872-1875.
Phone: +1 (803) 252-1770
- SC Capitol Building and State House (6.6 miles)
Built in 1855, the Capitol Building houses an art gallery, monuments, plaques and works of art important to the history of South Carolina and the United States.
Phone: +1 (803) 734-2430
- Charwood Country Club (7.7 miles)
This semi-private facility offers 27 holes of championship-quality golf. The Charwood Country Club is one of the largest semi-private facilities in South Carolina and boasts 27 holes of championship golf with full practice facilities, a pro-shop, a grille and meeting rooms.
Phone: +1 (803) 755-2000
- Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens (8 miles)
The Riverbanks Zoo has more than 2,000 animals, including elephants, lions, tigers, sea lions and an aquatic reef. The Riverbanks Gardens also houses five different botanical gardens.
Phone: +1 (803) 779-8717
- SC Governor's Mansion (9.6 miles)
The Governor's Mansion has been the home to more than 30 governors and their families since being built in 1855. China, silver, furnishings and paintings illustrate South Carolina's rich history and heritage throughout this nine-acre estate.
Phone: +1 (803) 737-1710
- Frankie's Fun Park (11 miles)
Frankie's Fun Park offers go-karts, miniature golf, bumper boats, amusement rides, laser tag, batting cages, an arcade, Monaco slick track and Frankie's Grill.
Phone: +1 (803) 781-2342
- Peake's Garage (0.7 miles)
Phone: +1 (803) 791-1822
- Food Mart (1.3 miles)
Phone: +1 (803) 249-7326
- Wells Fargo ATM (2.8 miles)
- CVS Pharmacy (3 miles)
Phone: +1 (803) 796-7779
- Grace Day Spa (4.2 miles)
Phone: +1 (803) 791-0147
- Lexington Medical Center (4.2 miles)
Phone: +1 (803) 791-2000