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Address: Columbia, SC
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Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: Historic riverfront area.

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Vista Lights for Christmas

I mark my calendar every year in November for the evening Vista Lights event. It is so much fun with free food, samples, lighting of the Christmas Tree by Blue Marlin, singers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2014
kythoro
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Lexington, South Carolina
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Lexington, South Carolina
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229 reviews 229 reviews
131 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I mark my calendar every year in November for the evening Vista Lights event. It is so much fun with free food, samples, lighting of the Christmas Tree by Blue Marlin, singers, dancers and even a fire barrel in middle of road for free s'mores ! Gervais St is closed and blocked off for traffic at 6:00 pm so you... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So much to do. Restaurants and so much more. Tsunami is a wonderful sushi spot and even if you don't like sushi you can still get hibachi.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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470 reviews 470 reviews
261 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Over the past four decades, the Congaree Vista has been transformed from a seedy warehouse-transportion-industrial district into a vibrant urban neighborhood with a good mix of restaurants, bars and clubs, retail shops, hotels, convention and trade show facilities, a major sports arena and concert venue, a baseball stadium, University buildings, museums, parks and walkways, live theater, arts and crafts galleries... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had so much fun just walking around this area and finding restaurants and shopping. Near the river with a nice breeze even on the hottest of summer days

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Not ADA friendly because of parking. I don't feel safe going alone from parking garages on back streets. If you cannot afford an expensive dinner or want alcohol, there's nor much there for you. CPD does not keep the public safe.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great place to bar hop. Lots of nice places to eat. Well lit. Most have happy hour specials and some have live music.

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Columbia, SC
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135 reviews 135 reviews
32 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The Vista is in the heart of Columbia. If you stay in a hotel there, you can walk to historic sites, the riverfront, the State Museum, lots of great bars and restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, etc. Many of the restaurants are amazing! Try it out!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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238 reviews 238 reviews
74 attraction reviews
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The Vista encompasses a fairly large swath of the downtown region. Basically it is described at the area heading west from Assembly St to the river. The north end is probably about Elmwood and the southern edge would be Blossom or even a few blocks north of there. Highlights of the vista for us include Finley Park which we absolutely... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I attended school in Columbia and this would have been my hangout if this was around back then. Its a party environment with everything a young person would enjoy. I'm in my 40's so I did feel a little out of place but I could hang for a little while. Wet Willes karaoke is very amusing and entertaining.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Very modern, nice building,good seats, easy parking,reasonable prices and great shows. A nice evening out whether a resident or visitor.

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