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Want to feed a giraffe or get cozy with a flamingo? The 170-acre Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 2,000 creatures, with even more fun in a three-story ropes course, four zip-lines, nature trails, pony rides and more.
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Art, history, science and discovery collide in Columbia, SC at our many museums. Step back in time at the region’s historic museums, reflect on the finer things in life at an art museum, or find the inner child at the Southeast’s largest children’s museum.
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South Carolina’s only national park is the largest old-growth bottomland hardwood forest in the Southeast and contains some of the nation’s tallest trees. Experience the park through many opportunities, including an elevated boardwalk, guided canoe trips and even nighttime hikes.
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The South Carolina State House overlooks downtown Columbia, SC’s Main Street and is a must-see on any trip. The copper Greek Revival dome and Corinthian columns adorn the structure, while six stars mark where Union cannonballs struck the building during the Civil War.
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Located between downtown Columbia and Lake Murray, Saluda Shoals Park offers paved and unpaved hiking trails, kayaking and canoeing on the Saluda River, trout fishing, horseback riding and a splash pad for the little ones.
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This 18,000-seat arena is your ticket to popular music and entertainment, hosting names like Taylor Swift, Red Hot Chili Peppers or Billy Joel, performances by Cirque du Soleil, Gamecocks basketball games, the circus and even more.
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Learn how to sail, kayak or canoe, scuba dive, water ski or just cruise this watery playground. In late summer, thousands of purple martins converge on Bomb Island, the largest roosting sanctuary in North America.
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Whether you’re a Gamecock or an opponent, you’ll enjoy game day in Columbia, SC. Baseball and football fans tailgate in style before heading to the stadium for a frenzied afternoon or evening of jumping to “Sandstorm.”
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Locals agree that Columbia's barbecue, smoky pulled pork smothered in our unique mustard-based sauce, is a must-try on any trip to the region. Most “joints” will offer a wide variety of Southern food, including fried chicken, hash and rice, hush puppies and macaroni and cheese.
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Boutiques, antique stores, and large malls and shopping villages give visitors the opportunity to snag something Southern as a wearable or local product. Try Devine Street, Five Points, the Congaree Vista, Main Street, Village at Sandhill or other hot spots throughout the region.


  

Preferred Hotels

Whether you're traveling for business or vacation, Columbia, SC's preferred hotels offer an extensive selection of locations and amenities. Find our preferred hotel partners below. Make your hotel reservations directly from the hotel listing or at reservations.columbiacvb.com.


*Preferred hotels are funding partners through the Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Destination Marketing Program.

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Columbia DoubleTree by Hilton

  • 2100 Bush River Road
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-731-0300
  • Fax: (803) 731-2839
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Guests at our Columbia, SC hotel enjoy a wealth of amenities, including complimentary transportation to Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, wired and ... More »

Columbia Marriott Hotel

  • 1200 Hampton Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-771-7000
  • Fax: (803) 254-2911
  • Tollfree: 800-593-6465
  • Hours: 24 hours
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Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

  • 630 Assembly Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-799-7800
  • Fax: 803-252-5909
  • Tollfree: 888-979-6800
  • Hours: Open for Breakfast and Dinner
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Location is everything! Staying at the Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC you are walking distance to the Historic Vista District robust with history, shopping and night life.  Our hotel is 5 ... More »

Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone

  • 200 Stoneridge Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-252-8700
  • Fax: (803) 256-8749
  • Tollfree: 800-EMBASSY
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At Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone hotel you'll experience a high standard of spacious two-room suite accommodations that will leave you wanting to return again and again.We aim to provide ... More »

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott Columbia Northeast

  • 120 Blarney Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29223
  • Phone: 803-760-1700
  • Fax: (803) 760-1701
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Hampton Inn Downtown Historic District

  • 822 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-231-2000
  • Fax: (803) 231-2868
  • Tollfree: 800-HAMPTON
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Located in the heart of Downtown, our finely appointed guestrooms are equipped with every modern convenience while maintaining the look and feel of the surrounding Historic District.  Rich colors ... More »

Hilton Columbia Center

  • 924 Senate Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-744-7800
  • Fax: (803) 744-7777
  • Tollfree: 800-HILTONS
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Experience our intimate and upscale Hilton® Columbia Center hotel in Columbia South Carolina, ideally located in the center of the financial, entertainment and historic district. Elegant in ... More »

Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Harbison

  • 434 Columbiana Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-407-6640
  • Fax: (803) 407-6639
  • Tollfree: 877-STAYHGI
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Located conveniently off I-26 in Northwest Columbia near the Columbiana Mall, the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Columbia, South Carolina is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers. ... More »

Holiday Inn & Suites Columbia-Airport

  • 110 McSwain Drive
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-391-4000
  • Fax: (803) 391-4001
  • Tollfree: 1-888-HOLIDAY
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Introducing the newest addition to the Palmetto State Capital, the Holiday Inn & Suites West Columbia - Airport, South Carolina! Columbia’s first eco-friendly non-smoking hotel designed for LEED ... More »

Homewood Suites by Hilton

  • 230 Greystone Boulevard
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-239-4663
  • Fax: (803) 239-2700
  • Tollfree: 800-CALL HOME
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Whether you're staying for a few nights or more, you will enjoy our spacious studio or one-bedroom suites featuring fully equipped kitchens with full size refrigerators, microwave, two burner ... More »

Inn at USC Wyndham Garden Columbia

  • 1619 Pendleton Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-779-7779
  • Fax: (803) 779-2197
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Welcome to the Inn at USC. This elegant boutique hotel, located on the historic campus of the University of South Carolina in the heart of downtown Columbia, boasts 117 luxurious guestrooms and ... More »

SpringHill Suites by Marriott-Columbia Downtown/The Vista

  • 511 Lady Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-978-2333
  • Fax: (803) 978-2334
  • Tollfree: 800-627-7468
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Located in the heart of the Vista area and Downtown Columbia. Our hotel has more than 3000 square feet of meeting space as well as a full-service bar. We are perfect for business/leisure ... More »

Wingate by Wyndham - Lexington/Columbia

  • 108 Saluda Point Court
  • Lexington, SC 29072
  • Phone: 803-957-5000
  • Fax: (803) 957-2480
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The Wingate by Wyndham is ideally situated at the intersection of I-20 and Hwy 378, the western gateway for metropolitan Columbia. The hotel is located right off the interstate to accommodate ... More »

Aloft Columbia Downtown

  • 823 Lady Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-445-1900
  • Fax: 803-939-2140
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Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/Vista

  • 819 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-978-2013
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