Here in the heart of the South, there’s a city that combines all the graces of a rich past with the vibrancy of the emerging Sunbelt. Columbia, South Carolina, is a center for military, academic, government and business life; and she holds a world of vacation and meeting possibilities.
In Columbia, tradition and tomorrow pair perfectly in this modern city where stately buildings buzz with new business, and centuries-old sites and museums give rise to fresh perspectives. It’s a creative hub that’s fed by University of South Carolina and capital city communities — all this in the midst of surrounding natural beauty. With dynamite shopping, food, golf and tons to see and do year round, it’s the real Southern hot spot that will leave you looking forward to what’s next.
Columbia is home to Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Garden that has been named one of the top 10 zoological parks in the nation. The South Carolina State Museum offers a comprehensive look at all South Carolina was, is and can be and beautiful Lake Murray provides us with a beautiful 50,000-acre water playground. In Columbia, South Carolina, we pride ourselves on Southern charm and hospitality. You won’t find Southern Hospitality more evident anywhere than at the Columbia Metropolitan Visitors Center.