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 features

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 there

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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Columbia Heights?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 179 vacation rentals near Columbia Heights. From 103 Condos/Apartments to 50 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Columbia Heights are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Columbia Heights:

  • Capitol Hill: 502 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown: 1,119 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Market: 369 vacation rentals
  • Dupont Circle: 600 vacation rentals
  • National Harbor: 107 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Columbia Heights?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Columbia Heights. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • GALA Hispanic Theatre: 2,119 vacation rentals
  • United States Capitol: 2,103 vacation rentals
  • National Mall ( Mall): 1,198 vacation rentals
  • Nationals Park: 2,089 vacation rentals
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: 2,117 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Columbia Heights?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 103 Condos/Apartments in Columbia Heights. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Columbia Heights include:

  • Houses: 50 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 13 rentals available
  • Studios: 90 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Columbia Heights?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8 vacation rentals with pool available in Columbia Heights. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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