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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.
02
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.
03
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.
04
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.
05
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.
06
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.
07
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.
  

The New Southern Hot Spot

Meetings that meet your needs. Surroundings that suit your style.

Columbia’s atmosphere is an ideal mix of gracious Southern hospitality and 21st century business savvy, with a unique variety of meeting facilities including convention, conference and exhibition spaces – from contemporary to intriguingly historic – and South Carolina’s only downtown Convention Center at the city’s heart.

With 12,000 hotel rooms, top-rated attractions and an eclectic selection of restaurants, vibrant nightlife, urban art galleries and naturally inspiring river front parks, we’ve got everything it takes to make any meeting memorable.


CONVENTION CENTER | PREFERRED HOTELS | TOP ATTRACTIONS | SUBMIT RFP

CONVENTION CENTER

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Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

  • 1101 Lincoln Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-545-0001
  • Fax: (803) 545-0013
  • Tollfree: 800-264-4884
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PREFERRED HOTELS

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott Columbia Northeast

  • 120 Blarney Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29223
  • Phone: 803-760-1700
  • Fax: (803) 760-1701
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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 »

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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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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Hilton Columbia Center

  • 924 Senate Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-744-7800
  • Fax: (803) 744-7777
  • Tollfree: 800-HILTONS
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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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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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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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Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/Vista

  • 819 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-978-2013
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Hyatt Place Columbia/Harbison

  • 1130 Kinley Road
  • Irmo, SC 29063
  • Phone: 803-407-1560
  • Fax: (803) 407-9365
  • Tollfree: 800-833-1516
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Inn at USC Wyndham Garden Columbia

  • 1619 Pendleton Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-779-7779
  • Fax: (803) 779-2197
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TOP ATTRACTIONS

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Cayce Historical Museum

  • 1800 12th Street
  • Cayce, SC 29171
  • Phone: 803-739-5385
  • Fax: (803) 796-9072
  • Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm; Saturday - Sunday 2 - 5 pm
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Colonial Life Arena

  • 801 Lincoln Street
  • Columbia, SC 29208
  • Phone: 803-576-9200
  • Fax: (803) 576-9299
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Columbia Museum of Art

  • 1515 Main Street
  • Main at Hampton Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-799-2810
  • Fax: (803) 343-2150
  • Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm; First Friday of every month 11 am - 8 pm (until 5 pm in December); Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday Noon - 5 pm
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Congaree National Park

  • 100 National Park Road
  • Hopkins, SC 29061
  • Phone: 803-776-4396
  • Fax: (803) 783-4241
  • Hours: Harry Hampton Visitor Center Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, 7 days per week, year-round (Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
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EdVenture Children's Museum

  • 211 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-779-3100
  • Fax: (803) 779-3144
  • Hours: Open Everyday 9am - 5pm
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Historic Columbia

  • 1601 Richland Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-252-7742
  • Fax: (803) 929-7695
  • Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm
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Lexington County Museum

  • 231 Fox Street
  • Lexington, SC 29071
  • Phone: 803-359-8369
  • Fax: (803) 808-2160
  • Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 4 pm
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Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

  • 500 Wildlife Parkway
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-779-8717
  • Fax: (803) 253-6381
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Saluda Shoals Park

  • 5605 Old Bush River Road
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-772-1228
  • Fax: (803) 772-6865
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South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

  • 301 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-737-8095
  • Fax: (803) 737-8099
  • Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; First Sunday 1 -5 pm
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South Carolina State House

  • 1100 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-734-2430
  • Hours: Building Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm; Gift Shop Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 4:30 pm, First Sat. of each month, 9:00am - 4:30pm
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South Carolina State Museum

  • 301 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-898-4921
  • Fax: (803) 898-4969
  • Hours: Monday 10am-5pm, Tuesday 10am - 8pm, Wednesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm
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