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What's Hot This Weekend: Shrimp & Grits Festival, The Glo Run, Summer Concert Series June 17 - 19
Posted on June 17, 2016 at 5:54AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Festivals, plays, and sporting events are all in store this weekend. Find out more in our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for all that's going on in Columbia, ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Slide the City, Harvest Week, DriftJam, Twilight in the Garden June 10 - 12
Posted on June 10, 2016 at 6:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The long summer days are here to stay, so fill them up with some of the fun activities and events we have going on this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: Fireflies Baseball, Rhythm on the River, Summer Movie Series June 3 – 5
Posted on June 2, 2016 at 11:53AM by Dayna Cantelmi
It may only be June, but the summer schedule is heating up with outdoor events, festivals, baseball and more. Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for ...
What's Hot This Memorial Day Weekend: Commemoration & Heritage Celebration, Big & Bold May 27 - 30
Posted on May 26, 2016 at 11:08AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The unofficial start of summer kicks off this weekend with plenty to see and do! Keep reading for our roundup below, then look through our calendar of events for everything else that's ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Dinner on Main, Xtreme Air 5K, SC Brewers Festival May 20 - 22
Posted on May 17, 2016 at 1:41PM by Dayna Cantelmi
From festivals and farms to sports and shows, this weekend offers a little bit of everything! Continue on for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything else ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Arts & Draughts, Drink Pink Rose Festival, Governor's Cup May 13 - 15
Posted on May 11, 2016 at 1:13PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Fun in the sun, new festivals, live music and more are all in store for this weekend. Read on for our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of events for all that's happening in ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Rosewood Crawfish Festival, Famously Hot Scavenger Hunt May 6 - 8
Posted on May 5, 2016 at 1:50PM by Dayna Cantelmi
With the return of a signature festival, a brand new event and more, this weekend is another one for the books! Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of ...
National Travel and Tourism Week is Famously Hot
Posted on April 29, 2016 at 7:43AM by Dayna Cantelmi
National Travel and Tourism Week, the national event championing the importance of the travel and tourism industry, is back for its 32nd year May 1 - 7, 2016. Columbia welcomes 14.5 million ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Cinco de Mayo, Fireflies, Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival April 29 - May 1
Posted on April 28, 2016 at 12:01PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Enjoy the weekend with a number of spring events, festivals and happenings taking place all over town! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Artista Vista, Rhythm on the River, Columbia Record Fair April 22 - 24
Posted on April 21, 2016 at 11:26AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The only thing more beautiful than Columbia's #famouslyhot spring weather is its robust arts scene. Enjoy both this weekend with a number of events happening throughout the area. Keep reading for ...
What's Hot this Weekend: Indie Grits, Fireflies Opening Weekend, The Big Nosh April 15 - 17
Posted on April 14, 2016 at 1:43PM by Dayna Cantelmi
We're in for a #famouslyhot weekend packed with all kinds of fun spring activities! Continue reading for our roundup below, then take a look through our calendar of events for even more ...
Waterfall Junction: A Whimsical Addition to Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Posted on April 7, 2016 at 12:31PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Waterfall Junction, the 3-acre interactive children's garden created as part of the Destination Riverbanks expansion, is now open to the public at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden.   The ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Hip-Hop Family Day, Alton Brown Live, River Rocks April 8 - 10
Posted on April 6, 2016 at 12:06PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Delve into the many events, shows and cultural experiences going on this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything that's happening ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Columbia Open Studios, Runaway Runway, Freeway Music Festival April 1 - 3
Posted on April 1, 2016 at 6:28AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From festivals and concerts to plays and exhibits, we're in for a jam-packed weekend of exciting events! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for ...
  
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.
  

Hotels


No matter what your style is, Columbia has the perfect place for you to relax when you're away from home. This section will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision on where to stay. Review the full list of hotels by searching through the listings below.  Or refine your search results by utilizing our accommodations search, which will allow you to search based on location or sort through the many overnight options available to you in Columbia, such as: bed and breakfasts, suites, extended stays and more.

Make sure to check out our Visitors Information Center that has great info on what to do while you're in Columbia, SC.


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Hampton Inn Columbia I-26 Airport

  • 1094 Chris Drive
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-791-8940
  • Fax: (803) 739-2291
  • Tollfree: 800-HAMPTON
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The Hampton Inn Airport is a corporate oriented yet family friendly hotel. Conveniently located 5 miles from city center and 5.5 miles from Columbia Metropolitan Airport. This property prides ... More »

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.ÿ Rich colors ... More »

Clarion Hotel Downtown

  • 1615 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-771-8711
  • Fax: (803) 252-3010
  • Tollfree: 800-277-8711
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Southern hospitality, spacious rooms, first-class amenities and unparalleled service abound at Clarion Hotel Downtown in Columbia, South Carolina. Neatly situated near the downtown business ... 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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Visit the Columbia Marriott hotel, located in the vibrant downtown Columbia area near the University of South Carolina. Our hotel offers some of the finest accommodations in Columbia, SC. The ... 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 »

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott Columbia Northeast

  • 120 Blarney Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29223
  • Phone: 803-760-1700
  • Fax: (803) 760-1701
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Located near everything Columbia has to offer for both business and leisure travelers, we are 10 minutes from downtown and only minutes from Fort Jackson. Smoke-free facility features free hot ... More »

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 »

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 travelers, ... More »

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 »

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 Hiltonr Columbia Center hotel in Columbia South Carolina, ideally located in the center of the financial, entertainment and historic district. Elegant in ... More »

Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/Vista

  • 819 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-978-2013
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The newest hotel in the Famously Hot entertainment district known as The Vista! More »

Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel

  • 1400 Main Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-988-1400
  • Fax: (803) 251-6464
  • Tollfree: 800-325-3535
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Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience at the most unique hotel in downtown Columbia. As the first high rise (circa 1913) and the once tallest building in Columbia, it is an excellent example of early ... 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 »

Hampton Inn Columbia Northeast Fort Jackson Area

  • 1551 Barbara Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29223
  • Phone: 803-865-8000
  • Fax: (803) 865-8046
  • Tollfree: 800-HAMPTON
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See how southern charm lives on amidst the historical, cultural, and natural wonders of the state capital, Columbia. The Hampton Inn Columbia Northeast is conveniently located between I-77 and ... 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 »

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 »

Baymont Inn & Suites Columbia Northwest

  • 347 Zimalcrest Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-731-2300
  • Fax: (803) 772-6965
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Able House Inn Bed & Breakfast

  • 244 East Columbia Avenue
  • Leesville, SC 29070
  • Phone: 803-532-2763
  • Fax: (803) 532-2763
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Acapulco USA Campground

  • 960 Rock N Creek Road
  • Leesville, SC 29070
  • Phone: 803-798-8559
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Airport Inn

  • 1935 Airport Boulevard
  • Cayce, SC 29033
  • Phone: 803-936-0015
  • Fax: (803) 936-0015

Barnyard RV Park

  • 201 Oak Drive
  • Lexington, SC 29073
  • Phone: 803-957-1238
  • Fax: (803) 957-0366
  • Tollfree: 800-633-6351
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Baymont Inn & Suites Fort Jackson

  • 240 East Exchange Blvd
  • Columbia, SC 29209
  • Phone: 803-695-0666
  • Fax: (803) 695-0566
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Best Western Executive Inn & Suites

  • 1720 Bush River Road
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-561-9027
  • Fax: (803) 561-9887
  • Tollfree: 800-528-1234
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Best Western Plus Columbia Northeast

  • 7525 Two Notch Road
  • Columbia, SC 29223
  • Phone: 803-736-6666
  • Fax: (803) 788-6011
  • Tollfree: 800-WESTERN
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Buffalo Creek Marina

  • 849 Marina Way
  • Prosperity, SC 29127
  • Phone: 803-364-9353
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