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Address: Columbia, SC
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Historic riverfront area.

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Not the same as picture

The path was peaceful, but in my opinion not worth our time. The path was about a quarter of a mile, and there as construction when we were there. It looked nothing like the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 27, 2016
Jeanette L
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Miami, Florida
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Blythewood, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

The Vista has some of the best restaurants (along with some on Main St.). It's got the better art galleries and places to hang for live music in town.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Could not find anything like that picture in the Congaree. It must have been in the Park that was close by. BUT just go to FIVE POINTS. Trendy, quirky find the Hootie and the Blowfish statue/art work. Then Eat at YESTERDAYS. Then get the heck out of Columbia NOT much there.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The path was peaceful, but in my opinion not worth our time. The path was about a quarter of a mile, and there as construction when we were there. It looked nothing like the picture.

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Thank Jeanette L
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

Great selection of restaurants but very poor parking.Good place to visit for evening and weekend night life.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank Bootlegger1970s
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Rambler17
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank Karen B
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185 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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