Extended Stay America - Columbia, MD
Built in the 1960s as one of the first planned communities, Columbia, Maryland has ranked
in the top ten of Money magazine's top 100 places to live in both 2006 and 2008. If you
are looking for Columbia, Maryland
hotels, Extended Stay America has several great places to stay, each offering comfortable
accommodations and low rates.
Conveniently situated near Baltimore, southern Maryland and
the Nation's capital, Columbia offers a quiet retreat from the congestion and hectic pace of
nearby cities. Depending on traffic, the National Mall, home to national icons like the
Smithsonian and Lincoln Memorial, is less than an hour away. Getting to Columbia is very easy for
those flying into Baltimore-Washington International Airport, which is just 20 minutes
Just 20 minutes southeast of Columbia is Forte Meade, home to numerous Defense
Department installations including the National Security Agency. Also nearby is the Applied
Physics Laboratory, or APL, at Johns Hopkins University. Working on projects ranging from national
security to the study of the cosmos, the APL was established in 1942. Columbia is also home to the
corporate headquarters of the Grace Corporation. Grace is a major producer of construction
materials and is the second longest continually operating chemical company in America. Columbia is
located in a region that is perfect for anyone who loves the out of doors. Nearby are the
Clarksville Environmental Area and the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area. In the northeast corner
of the Clarksville Area is Hobbits Glenn Golf Course, a beautiful but private golf club.
a five mile hike through the woods is just what you are looking for, Middle Patuxent Area has
hiking trails ranging from easy to moderate in difficulty. Believe it or not, Maryland is a
terrific place to tour wineries and sample fine local wines. Just 30 minutes from Columbia is
Mount Airy, home to two marvelous wineries. Linganore Winecellars combines fun events with wine
tasting, while Black Ankle Vineyards has been a consistently award-winning producer of fine wines.
Columbia offers visitors diverse entertainment options. Patrons of live theater will want to visit
Toby's Dinner and Show. Here you combine a sumptuous buffet dinner with entertaining stage
productions. If you would rather just sink you teeth in a mouthwatering steak, and pass on the
theater, the Longhorn Steakhouse is most likely where you want to head.
This area has
several notable places perfect for the young and the young at heart. Lovers of today's great
music who appreciate the total experience will want to visit the Merriweather Post Pavilion. One
of the nation's most storied outdoor amphitheaters, the Merriweather has hosted the likes of Jimi
Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and many other music legends.
For a more physically active
experience, the Columbia Sports Park offers batting cages, a skate park and mini golf. Those
interested in full size golf should check out Fairway Hills Golf Club, an ideal choice for the
casual golfer who prefers precision shots to 300 yard drives. The course may be short, but with
water on 12 holes, accuracy is a must. For other fun golf options in the Columbia area, visit
For a comfortable, convenient, and affordable hotel in Columbia, Maryland, Extended Stay
America has just what you are looking for.