Destination guide

The exciting city of Columbia Heights awaits you

Take a vacation to Columbia Heights and enjoy the area's architecture, art galleries and theater scene. This cosmopolitan city is known for its wildlife, restaurants and bars. White House and Ford's Theater are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Columbia Heights

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Columbia Heights a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Six Flags America (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Francis Pool (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • National Aquarium (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Volta Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Rock Creek Golf Course (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Columbia Heights

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Columbia Heights is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Great Falls Park (12.4 mi / 20 km)
  • Meridian Hill Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Rock Creek Trail Exercise Course (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Franklin Square (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Farragut Square (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Soapstone Valley Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)

How to get to and around Columbia Heights

The nearest airport is in Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), located 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to College Park, MD (CGS), which is 6.8 mi (11 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Columbia Heights Station to easily navigate the city.

Where to stay around Columbia Heights?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 165 holiday lettings near Columbia Heights. From 90 Condos/Apartments to 51 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Columbia Heights area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Columbia Heights?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Columbia Heights:

  • Ballston: 29 holiday homes
  • Connecticut Ave/ K Street: 247 holiday homes
  • Eastern Market: 377 holiday homes
  • Alexandria West: 23 holiday homes
  • Georgetown: 1,068 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Columbia Heights?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Columbia Heights. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • GALA Hispanic Theatre: 1,995 holiday lettings
  • Claude Moore Colonial Farm: 2,002 holiday lettings
  • Eastern Market: 377 holiday lettings
  • University of Maryland-College Park: 1,955 holiday lettings
  • U.S. National Arboretum: 1,945 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Columbia Heights listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Columbia Heights?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 90 Condos/Apartments in Columbia Heights. Our other popular types of Columbia Heights holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 51 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 11 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 86 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Columbia Heights?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in Columbia Heights. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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