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Congaree Vista

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Address: Columbia, SC
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Historic riverfront area.

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Great views and great area to spent part of your day.A place to take your partner to walk or picnic or just get away for a while

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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234 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great views and great area to spent part of your day.A place to take your partner to walk or picnic or just get away for a while

Thank HughMDCola
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

For the teens and their parents. Take an industrial factory area from the late 1800s and redo some of the buildings into chic restaurants leaving just enough of the remaining buildings in their original and gritty state = a popular, happening urban downtown albeit small. What's not to like? Art galleries, shopping in beautiful faded brick buildings, chain restaurants on... More 

1 Thank DC Family L
Columbia, SC, United States
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We enjoy going out to eat sat many of the new restaurants in the Vista. However, we go much less than we would because the parking and traffic flow situation is horrible. You have to know the Columbia streets and turns, which I do, very well to be able navigate and find decent parking near the venues. Good parking north... More 

1 Thank Bootlegger1970s
Columbia, South Carolina
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195 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Where the college world meets the working world and convenience is king. Lots of places to eat, meet your classmates or colleagues for a meal or to grab a drink. Great area to go if you are undecided of where to eat. You can even grab a play or event at Trustus theater walking distance from most areas in vista.

Thank Rambler17
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Vista is a great gathering place for young professionals, students, and older people. There are so many restaurants, shops, and special events there. Don't miss out on the open air markets that they have every week!

1 Thank Karen B
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152 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Make sure to bring your camera. There are plenty of photo ops. The only complaint is the amount of homeless people sitting in all of the benches and swings. They don't bother you, but it is a little intimidating. The park is beautiful and worth the time to walk all of the grounds. We had to park on the street... More 

1 Thank Daisyjack11
Chapin, South Carolina
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113 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is where Columbia is hot. It is bustling business by day and then it has nightlife on all levels. It has plenty of paid and public parking. Well lit unlike Main Street or Five Points. And with the crowds it is way safer. So, shop, dine, party!

Thank chinhome
Lexington, South Carolina
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419 reviews
248 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 455 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 

1 Thank kythoro
Columbia, South Carolina
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

1 Thank DelectableChi
Columbia, South Carolina
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955 reviews
610 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 377 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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