Sure, you can make your way around Columbia without renting a car. But with so much to see and experience here, having one would certainly make your stay more enjoyable. If you plan to head out of the city and into wide, open spaces, consider a car with a bit of power. A larger car like an SUV will get you to the surrounding sandy shores in style. Planning to spend most of your vacation close to the bright lights of the city? A compact or mini car is a great choice. Maneuvering through narrow laneways and squeezing into tiny parking spaces will be a walk in the park with one of these.