Columbia Vacations

United States
State capital of South Carolina and known as “The Capital of Southern Hospitality,” Columbia has a lot to offer, but at a laid back pace. You can explore the history of European settlers in South Carolina at the Cayce Historical Museum, or catch a play at the Town Theatre — …

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Things to see and do in Columbia

Angela Williams | Trip by SkyscannerRiverbanks Zoo & Garden
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Ken Lund | FlickrWilliams-Brice Stadium
Williams-Brice Stadium
Jason A G | FlickrSouth Carolina State House
South Carolina State House
marada | FlickrEdVenture Children's Museum
EdVenture Children's Museum
Tilly | Trip by SkyscannerColumbiana Centre
Columbiana Centre
Ed Coyle Photography | FlickrRiverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
Tilly | Trip by SkyscannerMidtown Downtown Shopping
Midtown Downtown Shopping
Jim Linwood | FlickrTown Theatre
Town Theatre

Reviews of Columbia

Emily LeBlanc
Emily LeBlancColumbia, South Carolina, USA

Columbia is a quaint college town on the rise with a lot of growing businesses.

TillySan Luis Obispo, California, USA

As the capital of South Carolina, the city does not disappoint. Visit the downtown area and try southern restaurants and neat bars. The more busier areas are near the mall too. They have certain college areas that have neat shops too. You must check out the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden! It is very well maintained! Remember to not skip the Garden part! They have a splash pad and acres of kids play areas and it is all part of your Zoo admission!


The very first state capital in the country. Tons of history here. Foodies will find plenty. "Famously Hot" is a true statement but you're only an hour & a half from the beach or mountains if you need to cool off. Or you can take a dip in the nearby lake or tube/kayak the 3 rivers downtown! Main St has enjoyed a Renaissance with many shops and events.

Jennifer Brokaw
Jennifer Brokaw

The worlds tallest fire extinguisher! I wouldn't go out of your way to see this but if you are in Columbia, SC, might as well stop by.

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