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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
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens
The Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens contains an expansive display including 4,200 species of exotic and native plants, and 2,000 animals in more than 70 acres. (803) 779-8717
Koger Center for the Arts
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
Colonial Life Arena
Home to South Carolina’s baseball team, this arena also houses events from concerts to comedy shows.
Columbia Metro Convention Center
The only downtown convention center in the state, the Columbia Metro Convention Center has flexible meeting spaces in bright and modern rooms.
South Carolina State Museum
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.
State Capital of South Carolina
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.
Catch a game at the University of South Carolina’s home football stadium, located less than four miles from our hotel.
Local Food + Drink
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.
Motor Supply Company Bistro
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.
Come to Blue Marlin for seafood with Southern flare. This restaurant blends the flavors of Africa, West India, and the Caribbean for a unique South Carolina Low Country combination.
Pearlz Oyster Bar
Come to Pearlz for a fun dining experience and some of the freshest raw seafood around. Don’t miss out on trying the chef’s daily take on shrimp and grits.
Specializing in Northern Italian cuisine, this restaurant’s focus on local ingredients and daily specials in a beautiful setting provides a fine dining experience