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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.

Columbia, SC Deals

Want a weekend getaway that won't break the bank? Columbia offers historical sites, a world-class zoo, art and children's museums, river explorations, and hiking a national park. Choose from our discount hotel packages, special offers and coupons -- or create your own adventure and escape to the hottest spot in South Carolina!

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Christmas

Famously Hot New Year's Package

  • Offer Valid: 12/10/2016 - 01/02/2017

Staybridge Suites Columbia Downtown

Stay 2 nights in one of our apartment-like suites and explore some of Columbia's great local shopping and attractions and receive a $25.00 visa Gift Card! Staybridge Suites is located in ...
Famously Hot New Year - Hotel

New Years Eve SPECIAL 2016

  • Offer Valid: 12/31/2016 - 01/01/2017

Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

King Suite, shuttle to Famously Hot New Years Eve Party, Breakfast for 2, late 2PM check out - rate $199.00

Famously Hot New Year Special

  • Offer Valid: 12/24/2016 - 01/01/2017

Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone

New Year’s Eve at Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbia … “Yeah it’s Pretty Great” End 2016 with a Bottle of Champagne, Party Favors, and an Evening Managers Reception from 5:30pm-7:30pm while ...

Famously Hot New Years - Amenity Package

  • Offer Valid: 12/31/2016 - 12/31/2016

Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/Vista

Enjoy your stay in one Columbia's closest hotels to Famously Hot New Years celebrations! Included in the New Years Package is: - 2 PM Late Check Out - Bottle of Champagne - 2 ...
Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau

Famously Hot New Year!!

  • Offer Valid: 12/31/2016 - 12/31/2016

Inn at USC Wyndham Garden Columbia

Come celebrate New Years Eve with us! We are walking distance from the Famously Hot Year Celebration. Rate includes breakfast for two and internet.

New Years Eve SPECIAL 2016

  • Offer Valid: 12/31/2016 - 01/01/2017

SpringHill Suites by Marriott-Columbia Downtown/The Vista

Package to include champagne for 2 at check in, shuttle to Famously Hot New Years Eve Party, Breakfast for 2, late 2 PM check out - rate is $199.00.

Famously Hot New Year's Package

  • Offer Valid: 12/10/2016 - 01/02/2017

Staybridge Suites Columbia Downtown

Stay 2 nights in one of our apartment-like suites and explore some of Columbia's great local shopping and attractions and receive a $25.00 visa Gift Card! Staybridge Suites is located in ...
Hotel Package

Family Fun Night

  • Offer Valid: 12/21/2011 - 12/31/2016

Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone

Enjoy a two-room suite with a Complimentary Evening Reception from 5:30-7:30pm, an in-room movie, a six pack of soft drinks, and complimentary breakfast buffet the next morning. Rates start ...

Embassy Suite’s Romantic Getaway Package

  • Offer Valid: 06/04/2015 - 12/31/2016

Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone

Prices start at $145.99*Enjoy a romantic getaway with:a Bottle of Sparkling Wine, keepsake champagne flutesand Chocolate Covered Strawberries*. Plus, each day you stay with us, you’ll get a ...
Military Discount

Military Appreciation 10%

  • Offer Valid: 01/12/2015 - 12/31/2016

Studio Cellar

To show our appreciation to all that serve and their families, Studio Cellar is offering 10% off on any paint class purchased. Coupon not valid without Military/Dependent I.D. You will ...

Military Discount

  • Offer Valid: 04/24/2013 - 12/31/2020

The Backpacker Quality Gear

10% discount on regular priced merchandise for active military personnel.
New Year's

New Years Eve SPECIAL 2016

  • Offer Valid: 12/31/2016 - 01/01/2017

Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

King Suite, shuttle to Famously Hot New Years Eve Party, Breakfast for 2, late 2PM check out - rate $199.00

New Years Eve SPECIAL 2016

  • Offer Valid: 12/31/2016 - 01/01/2017

SpringHill Suites by Marriott-Columbia Downtown/The Vista

Package to include champagne for 2 at check in, shuttle to Famously Hot New Years Eve Party, Breakfast for 2, late 2 PM check out - rate is $199.00.

Famously Hot New Year's Package

  • Offer Valid: 12/10/2016 - 01/02/2017

Staybridge Suites Columbia Downtown

Stay 2 nights in one of our apartment-like suites and explore some of Columbia's great local shopping and attractions and receive a $25.00 visa Gift Card! Staybridge Suites is located in ...
Other Discount

AAA members save up to 10% off

  • Offer Valid: 06/01/2016 - 12/31/2016

Hampton Inn Columbia Northeast Fort Jackson Area

Being a member of AAA/CAA has plenty of advantages — and this one could become your favorite! AAA members can save up to 10% off our Best Available Rate at Hampton. Just enter your member ...

Friends and Family Holiday Rate

  • Offer Valid: 11/20/2016 - 01/02/2017

Hampton Inn Columbia Northeast Fort Jackson Area

This holiday season, your friends and family are invited to take full advantage of our "Friends and Family" discount! From November 20, 2016 - January 2, 2017, book a standard room for only ...

Famously Hot New Year's Package

  • Offer Valid: 12/10/2016 - 01/02/2017

Staybridge Suites Columbia Downtown

Stay 2 nights in one of our apartment-like suites and explore some of Columbia's great local shopping and attractions and receive a $25.00 visa Gift Card! Staybridge Suites is located in ...

Military Discount

  • Offer Valid: 04/24/2013 - 12/31/2020

The Backpacker Quality Gear

10% discount on regular priced merchandise for active military personnel.
Shopping

Famously Hot New Year's Package

  • Offer Valid: 12/10/2016 - 01/02/2017

Staybridge Suites Columbia Downtown

Stay 2 nights in one of our apartment-like suites and explore some of Columbia's great local shopping and attractions and receive a $25.00 visa Gift Card! Staybridge Suites is located in ...

Military Discount

  • Offer Valid: 04/24/2013 - 12/31/2020

The Backpacker Quality Gear

10% discount on regular priced merchandise for active military personnel.
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