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Congaree Vista

Columbia, SC
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Ranked #17 of 51 attractions in Columbia
Type: Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: Historic riverfront area.
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Columbia, South Carolina
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201 reviews 201 reviews
110 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
59 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

There are multiple restaurants and bars in the Vista area but we had a difficult time finding any place that catered to adults who wanted a nice, slightly sophisticated place to have a drink. Too many tacky bars with rap and club music blasting out. Motor Supply Company is a definite highlight but the pickings are slim after that.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Columbia, has pinned its hopes and dreams on the vista, because its main street is little more than a festering open wound, filled with the homeless. The Vista is nothing more than extremely over priced restaurants and night clubs that cater to the tragically hip and the well to do. There is nothing close to a family restaurant with in... More

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