From Columbia, Lexington is about 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the northeast, and Louisville is 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the north.
Savvy travelers often use Columbia as a base for further explorations. This much-loved region is home to plenty of fascinating sights and attractions. Some interesting places in the vicinity of Columbia are Burkesville, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north, and Liberty, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest.
Around 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the north of Columbia is Bardstown, a regional center where you'll find My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Barton 1792 Distillery and Bardstown Civil War Museum. Bardstown has much to offer visitors willing to hang around here a little longer. Cedar-Fil Golf Course, My Old Kentucky Home State Park Golf Course and Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey are just a sample of the other interesting places worth visiting.
When the weather is fine, head to the region's gorgeous waterways for a few hours of swimming or canoeing.
The handiest major airport, Blue Grass Airport, is situated in Lexington, 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the northeast of Columbia, which is handy to remember when booking your holiday.