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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“The Robinson Nature Center is a unique nature education facility situated on 18 acres of land in Columbia adjacent to the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area, which provides more than 1,000 acres of forest, meadows and river valley to explore. (6.3 miles from our location)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of my favorite vegan restaurants in the DC/MD/VA area. Great creativity and non-traditional options. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Small, local restaurant....near the grocery store Safeway....good Kabob place...”
  • 6 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Voted 2015 Howard County's Best Mexican Restaurant. Decorated in a distinctive Hacienda style, El Azteca offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, exceptional prices, and original recipes from Northern to Southern México and everywhere in between and has a bar/pub side as well. If you enjoy Mexican cuisine this is one of, if not the best place to eat . (2.1 miles from our location) ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“decent sushi close by. not the best if willing to drive 20-30 minutes but as a default closer is good.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“This park is great fun! There are lots of trails to explore, as well as a playground and tennis courts (I would be happy to lend you my tennis equipment.)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Entertainment only moments away! Batting Cages Mini Golf Picnic area Jungle Gym Skating Park”
  • 2 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Located a quick 5 minutes drive from our guest house, Boarman's is a terrific old-fashioned convenience store, with all the amenities you need, including: a deli counter, beer, wine, and other spirits. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This restaurant overlooks a beautiful golf course and has nice outdoor seating, including a fire pit with relaxing seating to enjoy a drink with friends. They also have a good brunch on the weekends. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Health
“Adult and children swim (fee required for entry if not a member of Columbia Association) ”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
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Restaurant
“Anthonys NY Pizza and Pasta House creates some of the best Italian food around in a clean and family friendly setting. Offering Pasta, Pizza, Salads, Subs, Seafood, Soups and Finger Foods. (2 miles from our location)”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“One of my favorite vegan restaurants in the DC/MD/VA area. Great creativity and non-traditional options. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Small, local restaurant....near the grocery store Safeway....good Kabob place...”
  • 6 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Voted 2015 Howard County's Best Mexican Restaurant. Decorated in a distinctive Hacienda style, El Azteca offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, exceptional prices, and original recipes from Northern to Southern México and everywhere in between and has a bar/pub side as well. If you enjoy Mexican cuisine this is one of, if not the best place to eat . (2.1 miles from our location) ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“decent sushi close by. not the best if willing to drive 20-30 minutes but as a default closer is good.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Entertainment only moments away! Batting Cages Mini Golf Picnic area Jungle Gym Skating Park”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant overlooks a beautiful golf course and has nice outdoor seating, including a fire pit with relaxing seating to enjoy a drink with friends. They also have a good brunch on the weekends. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends

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