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

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
8 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 

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Columbia, SC, United States
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 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.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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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!

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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 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 

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Chapin, South Carolina
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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!

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 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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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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609 reviews
339 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 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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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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