Columbia is a gorgeous town in the heart of South Carolina. It’s a modern city with a wealth of historic architecture, and historic landmarks. Today, it serves as both a southern getaway and South Carolina’s creative hub.
The University of South Carolina Horseshoe is the site of the original USC campus. It’s often used to host special events, and it’s still widely used by students.
The South Carolina Seafood Festival serves fresh shrimp, scallops, and other local seafood. The Southeastern Piano Festival features an international piano competition and nightly concerts.
The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is located along the Saluda River. This 170-acre zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden is home to more than 2000 animals.
Hennessy's, Motor Supply Company, Mr. Friendly's, and Saluda's are some of the best options for American and Southern cuisine. Blue Marlin serves the best seafood in Columbia.
Providence has several museums dedicated to art and history, including the Columbia Museum of Art, the Cayce History Museum, and the South Carolina State Museum.
Columbia has something for bargain hunters and shopaholics alike. Some of the best shopping destinations border USC, like The Vista, Five Points, and Devine Street.