Boasting a vibrant Main Street and a beautiful town square, Columbia, Tennessee, definitely deserves a place on your bucket list. Historic treasure, family-friendly events, and trendy shopping, dining, and sleep options make for a memorable visit.
To get the most out of your visit, check out Good Grit’s top ten things to do, plus a great place to lay your head at the end of a fun-filled day!
24 Hours in Columbia, Tennessee
Start your day with breakfast at Marcy Jo’s Muletown. With classics like three-egg omelets, french toast, and biscuits and gravy, they’re changing lives one bite at a time! Check them out on Facebook or at marcyjos.com.
After breakfast, stop by Muletown Coffee for one more cup to fortify yourself for the day ahead.
Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the President James K. Polk Home & Museum. This Federal-style home was built in 1816, and the Presidential Hall showcases a schedule of rotating exhibits.
Yanahli Park is 474 acres of gorgeous park--the largest in the county. Enjoy the 1.5-mile trail that loops the interior of the park.
Swing by The Dotted Lime for a chef-inspired, wholesome lunch. It’s especially perfect for those with special dietary needs--just let them know about your allergy, and they’ll take good care of you!
After lunch, stop by Bleu 32 Vintage Marketplace. With 12,000 square feet of vintage dealers, boutique clothes, and talented artisans, there is certainly something for everyone.
Definitely make some time to stop by W7thCo Vintage Photo Gallery where you can peruse more than 100 years of Columbia’s photographic history.
Grab an afternoon brew at Taps Off Main. With more than 25 brews on tap, this tap room off the Square downtown is the ideal place to finish up your afternoon.
With a unique menu and live music, Vanh Dy’s Asian Fusion Restaurant & Lounge is a great choice for dinner.
After dinner, visit the taproom at Bad Idea Brewing for unique, high-quality craft beer. Their wives may have thought opening a brewery was a bad idea, but their beer definitely isn’t!When your day is done, lay your head at Two Lanes Guesthouse on the Square. Owned (and decorated) by Mike Wolfe of American Pickers and located above a bicycle shop, make this one-bed, one-bath loft home while you’re in town!