Area Attractions

When you stay at our hotel near Colonial Life Arena 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.

Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/The Vista

819 Gervais Street
Columbia, South Carolina, United States, 29201



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Local Attractions

Columbia Museum of Art

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.

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.

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.