When you stay at Hyatt Place you are in a central spot to access popular Columbia activities. Step outside the hotel and find yourself in the Vista—downtown Columbia’s premier entertainment district, home to more than 70 restaurants and entertainment venues.
Explore the 25 galleries of this expansive museum, which focuses on European and American fine art. You’ll discover masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, and other works spanning the centuries. (803) 799-2810
Visit this center, located on the University of South Carolina’s campus, to watch performances by the university’s dance and music departments, as well as local arts groups such as Columbia City Ballet and South Carolina Philharmonic. (803) 777-7500
Located off the Conagree River, this museum tells the story of the state through South Carolina art, natural history, science and technology, and cultural history. Learn from the exhibits, planetarium, 4-D theater, and observatory.
The South Carolina State House contains the governor’s office, the House chamber, and the Senate chamber. Visit this stately building on a weekday and take a free guided or self-guided tour to learn the history of the state house and the way lawmaking works today.
Housed in the building of a former bottling company, Cola’s features seafood, steaks, and “casual” fine dining with an exposed-brick interior and garage doors that open for views of downtown Columbia and the South Carolina State House.
A daily-changing menu means Motor Supply is always bringing the freshest cuisine to your plate. Soak up the trendy, contemporary environment while dining on a mixture of American, French, Italian, and Asian flavors.