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What's Hot This June
Posted on May 19, 2017 at 8:11AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Summer is on its way and that means there's more time to experience Columbia, SC through a line-up of seasonal events, concerts, exhibits and more! Keep reading for a roundup of things to ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Lee Snelgrove with One Columbia for Arts and History
Posted on May 11, 2017 at 7:43AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Abby Naas with the Columbia Fireflies
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 10:32AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Chef Mike Davis with Terra
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 9:42AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Rita Patel with Hotel Trundle
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 1:20PM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Trae Judy with Music Farm
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 7:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, ...
What's Hot This May
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Between the weather, sports, concerts and festivals, there's no reason not to be out and about in the streets of Columbia, SC this May. Read on for a roundup of things to do below, then ...
What's Hot This April
Posted on March 23, 2017 at 1:32PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Welcome to Columbia SC - The Real Southern Hot Spot! This month is packed with events showcasing our food, culture, scenery and more. Keep reading for a roundup of things to do below, ...
  
Top 10 Visitor Favorites
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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.
  

Convention + Event Resources

Need to find a local caterer, photographer, speaker, printer, transportation, registration assistance, a band or entertaiment? This searchable list of convention and event resources will help you find the services you need.

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Displays Unlimited

  • 809 Meeting Street
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-253-8782
  • Fax: 803-253-8788
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Displays Unlimited specializes in trade shows and convention services. Serving all hotels, convention and meeting facilities in South Carolina. More »

South Carolina AV (SCAV)

  • 630 Blue Ridge Terrace
  • Columbia, SC 29203
  • Phone: 803-227-2981
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Offering:Corporate Audio Visual and Event TechnologyStaging with Lights and Sound. Large Screen ProjectionData/Video Seamless SwitchingMultiple Camera Imaging/Recording PackagesPreferred Vendor ... More »

Columbia Food Tours

  • Location Given Upon Reservation
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-760-2618
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300 Senate

  • 300 Senate Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-748-8909
  • Fax: (803) 748-4625
  • Hours: Sunday 10:30 am - 5 pm
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Anna Cline Catering

  • 7971 North Woodrow Street, Suite #80
  • Irmo, SC 29063
  • Phone: 803-732-7522
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Applause Fine & Casual Catering

  • 5166 Sunset Boulevard, Suite G
  • Lexington, SC 29072
  • Phone: 803-351-1235
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ARC

  • 205 Pickens Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-254-2561
  • Fax: (803) 252-7572
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Atlantic Entertainment

  • PO Box 2475
  • Lexington, SC 29071
  • Phone: 803-957-4811
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Blossom Shop

  • 2001 Devine Street
  • Columbia, SC 29205
  • Phone: 803-799-3730
  • Tollfree: 800-864-7826
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am – 6 pm; Saturday 8 am – 12 pm
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Blue Flour Bakery

  • 7703 St. Andrews Road
  • Suite AB
  • Irmo, SC 29063
  • Phone: 803-407-3603
  • Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday 9 am - 2 pm
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Blue Marlin Signature Catering

  • 991 First Street South
  • Columbia, SC 29209
  • Phone: 803-227-3360
  • Fax: (803) 227-3363
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Budweiser of Columbia

  • 825 Bluff Road
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-799-5490
  • Fax: 803-256-6720

C3 Catering

  • 169 Laurelhurst Avenue
  • Columbia, SC 29210-3825
  • Phone: 803-772-9811
  • Fax: (803) 454-2028
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Cardinal Consulting

  • 141-F Pelham Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29209
  • Phone: 803-753-1311
  • Fax: (803) 753-9581
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Carolina Cafe and Catering Company

  • 925 Sumter Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-799-6676
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 7 am - 6 pm; Saturday - Sunday 8 am - 3 pm
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Carolina Event Consultants

  • 141 F Pelham Drive, Suite 145
  • Columbia, SC 29209
  • Phone: 803-929-6650
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Celebrations of Columbia

  • 830 Sunset Boulevard
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-939-2739
  • Fax: (803) 939-9543
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Chain of Events

  • PO Box 23
  • Columbia, SC 29147
  • Phone: 803-447-6348
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Chastain's Floral

  • 853 Universal Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29209
  • Phone: 803-917-2722
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Classic Catering

  • 1500 McSwain Drive
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-796-4412
  • Fax: (803) 939-0231
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Colonial Printing Inc

  • 419 Huger Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-771-4134
  • Fax: (803) 771-7297
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Columbia Flag and Sign Co.

  • 633 Meeting St.
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-748-8524
  • Fax: (803) 748-8519
  • Tollfree: 800-922-2176
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm
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Columbia Flag and Sign Co.

  • 633 Meeting St.
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-748-8524
  • Fax: (803) 748-8519
  • Tollfree: 800-922-2176
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm
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Copy Pickup Inc.

  • 1830 Rosewood Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29205
  • Phone: 803-799-2679
  • Fax: 803-252-2431
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