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Best of Columbia Guide

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Columbia
Columbia is South Carolina's capital and home to the University of South Carolina. Along its wide avenues are historic sites ranging from an antebellum mansion to the former home of a slave who bought her freedom, plus museums, galleries, music venues, theatres and shops. Columbia's three rivers, lake, canal, national park and several city parks offer opportunities for recreation and relaxation. Child-friendly destinations include a zoo and the largest children's museum in the south.

All things to do » Things to do

Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
A popular zoo best known for its beautiful butterfly gardens and family-friendly atmosphere.
Attraction type: Zoos; Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina.
Attraction type: Educational Sites
Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park
Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park
Attraction type: Parks
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State House
State House
Attraction type: Historic Sites
Saluda Shoals Park
Saluda Shoals Park
Attraction type: Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Alodia's
Alodia's
Ranked #1 of 824 restaurants in Columbia
Price: USD 10 - 30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, After-hours
Solstice Kitchen
Solstice Kitchen
Ranked #2 of 824 restaurants in Columbia
Price:
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Business, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours
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Mr Friendly's New Southern
Ranked #3 of 824 restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romantic, Business, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch Spot, Dinner
Motor Supply Co. Bistro
Motor Supply Co. Bistro
Ranked #4 of 824 restaurants in Columbia
Price: USD 18 - 35
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, Bistro, Organic
Good for: Romantic, Business, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours, Dessert
Inakaya Japanese Restaurant
Inakaya Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 824 restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Groups
Dining options: Lunch Spot

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Holiday Inn Express Blythewood
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Blythewood
USD 92 - 136
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Blythewood
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Hyatt Place Columbia
3.0 of 5
Hyatt Place Columbia
USD 88 - 142
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Irmo
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hilton Garden Inn Columbia / Northeast
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Columbia / Northeast
USD 94 - 166
Ranked #2 of 92 hotels in Columbia
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia North East
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia North East
USD 90 - 117
Ranked #11 of 92 hotels in Columbia
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Hampton Inn Columbia Northeast-Fort Jackson Area
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Columbia Northeast-Fort Jackson Area
USD 88 - 156
Ranked #15 of 92 hotels in Columbia
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.