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Best of Columbia Guide

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Columbia
Columbia is South Carolina's capital and home to the University of South Carolina. Along Columbia's wide avenues are historic sites ranging from an antebellum mansion to the former home of a slave who bought her freedom, plus museums, galleries, music venues, theaters and shops. Columbia's three rivers, lake, canal, national park and several city parks offer opportunities for recreation and relaxation. Among the kid-pleasing destinations are a zoo and the largest children's museum in the south.

All things to do » Things to do

Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
A popular zoo best known for its beautiful butterfly gardens and family-friendly atmosphere.
Attraction type: Zoos; Gardens; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina.
Attraction type: Educational sites
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Saluda Shoals Park
Saluda Shoals Park
Attraction type: Parks; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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South Carolina State House
South Carolina State House
A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings
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Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park
Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park
Attraction type: Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Alodia's
Alodia's
Ranked #1 of 861 Restaurants in Columbia
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Solstice Kitchen
Solstice Kitchen
Ranked #2 of 861 Restaurants in Columbia
Price:
Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Real Mexico Restaurant Y Tienda
Real Mexico Restaurant Y Tienda
Ranked #3 of 861 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Cellar on the Greene
Cellar on the Greene
Ranked #4 of 861 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Dinner
Mr Friendly's New Southern
Mr Friendly's New Southern
Ranked #5 of 861 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: American
Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Holiday Inn Express Blythewood
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Blythewood
$100 - $134
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Blythewood
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Hyatt Place Columbia
3.0 of 5
Hyatt Place Columbia
$89 - $195
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Irmo
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Value Place Columbia, South Carolina (Lexington)
1.5 of 5
Value Place Columbia, South Carolina (Lexington)
$44 - $186
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Lexington
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hilton Garden Inn Columbia / Northeast
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Columbia / Northeast
$98 - $199
Ranked #4 of 93 Hotels in Columbia
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia North East
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia North East
$91 - $130
Ranked #12 of 93 Hotels in Columbia
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Holiday Inn Express Columbia I-26 at Harbison Boulevard
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Columbia I-26 at Harbison Boulevard
$93 - $134
Ranked #16 of 93 Hotels in Columbia
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.