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5 Places to Celebrate National Doughnut Day in Columbia SC
Posted on June 2, 2017 at 6:16AM by Columbia, South Carolina
Today is National Doughnut Day (yes, it's a thing). We've rounded up five local spots with unforgettable sweet-and-stickies, so you can celebrate the #RealColumbiaSC way. Oh, and you should ...
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 ...
  
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

From cozy inns to swanky suites, find your home away from home in Columbia. With nearly 12,000 hotel rooms available throughout the region, 1,600 of which located within one mile of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, we'll point you in the right direction for the property that suits your spacing and budget needs. Interested in efficiency? We'll make it a one-stop-shop for you with our full-service options that offer their own conference space.

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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 »

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 »

Fairfield Inn by Marriott - Columbia Northwest/Harbison

  • 320 Columbiana Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-732-4436
  • Fax: (803) 217-6205
  • Tollfree: 800-228-2800
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Our Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbia Northwest/Harbison hotel is located right off of I-20 and I-26 highways and within walking distance to Columbiana Mall. Other nearby things to do consist of ... 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 »

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 »

Aloft Columbia Downtown

  • 823 Lady Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-445-1900
  • Fax: 803-939-2140
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Stay & play in style at Aloft Columbia Downtown in the heart of the Vista. With more than 100 dining and entertainment choices in Columbia’s historic downtown, the Vista’s eclectic vibe and ... 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 116 luxurious guestrooms and ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 Columbia Northwest

  • 347 Zimalcrest Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-731-2300
  • Fax: (803) 772-6965
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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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Carolina Adventure World

  • 1515 Arrowhead Road
  • Winnsboro, SC 29180
  • Phone: 803-482-3534
  • Fax: (803) 482-4511
  • Hours: Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am - 5 pm; friday - Sunday 8 am - 10 pm
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Cedar Pond Campground

  • 4721 Fairview Road
  • Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29070
  • Phone: 803-657-5993

Chesnut Cottage Bed & Breakfast

  • 1718 Hampton Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-256-1718
  • Tollfree: 888-308-1718
  • Hours: Available for tour by appointment only.
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Columbia Camden RV Park

  • 1354 Fort Jackson Road
  • Lugoff, SC 29078
  • Phone: 803-206-9954
  • Fax: (803) 438-5022
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