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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, ...
What's Hot This March
Posted on February 22, 2017 at 7:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Come out and enjoy the lovely spring weather this month! Read on for a roundup of things to do below and check out our calendar of events for everything else going on all month ...
Your Guide to All Things Green: St. Pat's in Five Points
Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:25PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Blarney! On March 18th, Columbia, SC will become a sea of green for the 35th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points celebration. And you're in luck, because we have everything you need to know ...
Top 10 Tips for Total Solar Eclipse Weekend in Columbia, SC
Posted on January 31, 2017 at 11:56AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Be in the know and travel on the path to totality in the "Total Eclipse Capital of the East Coast," Columbia, SC. The entire region is hosting eclipse-related events throughout the long weekend ...
Top 10 Visitor Favorites
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.

SEC Softball

In Columbia, SC, we're gearing up for the 2014 SEC Softball Tournament this May 7-10 at the University of South Carolina's Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field. Start planning your SEC road trip and see your favorite team compete in this year's tournament! Browse information below to learn about the tournament, find things to do, search hotel listings, discover restaurants and more. 

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Learn more about the games and teams of the 2014 SEC Softball Tournament. Whether you're a Gamecock fan coming home or an SEC fan ready to cheer on your favorite team, we hope you'll enjoy a sports-filled weekend in The New Game Day Hot Spot! Search for hotels in Columbia, SC with our hotel listings. You can search by location, hotel type and more, then book a room using reservations.columbiacvb.com. Want to try our famous mustard-based barbecue? Grab a burger topped with pimento cheese? Sit down for a "new Southern" meal from our impressive culinary scene? Look for restaurants in Columbia, SC with our restaurant listings. 
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While you're in Columbia, SC for the SEC Softball Tournament, enjoy even more things to do in the Columbia region. Award-winning museums and attractions offer year-round opportunities for the indoors and the great outdoors, while art and music events, fun festivals and more add to the fun. What's a trip without a little shopping? If you're on the hunt for quintessential Southern apparel, locally made items and crafts, houseware and more, you can find special items at Columbia, SC's shopping malls, boutiques and stores. Get transportation and weather information, directions to the Columbia Regional Visitors Center and more with our visitor information. Have more questions? Reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter for help or recommendations.
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