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Congaree Vista

Columbia, SC
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Ranked #19 of 49 attractions in Columbia
Type: Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: Historic riverfront area.
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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192 reviews 192 reviews
53 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The vista is a great place to hang out or meet new people. It has a diverse setting which includes clubs, bars, restaurants, and more.

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Columbia, SC
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

If you're in Columbia, don't miss 5 Points and the Vista. Two distinct neighborhoods, both with great restaurants, bars, and fun crowds.

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