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Columbia Tourism: Best of Columbia

About 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.

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If you're a more budget-conscious traveler, then you may want to consider traveling to Columbia between December and February, when hotel prices are generally the lowest. Peak hotel prices generally start between March and May.