Why Choose Our Destination?
In the heart of South Carolina, tradition and tomorrow pair perfectly in Columbia. It’s a modern city where stately buildings buzz with new businesses, and centuries-old sites give rise to fresh perspectives. It’s got all the gracious charm you’d expect from a Southern destination – nothing saccharine, just good old-fashioned kindness. As home to both the state’s capital and its largest university, it’s a vibrant city and creative hub that’s bursting with big ideas, forward thinkers and modern attitudes. With dynamite shopping, food and tons to see and do year round, it’s the real Southern hot spot. It doesn’t take long to get from the middle of town to what seems like the middle of nowhere with the Saluda, Broad and Congaree Rivers running right through town. Yet it’s manageable without the headaches and hassles common to many other larger cities. With evidence of renewal everywhere, Columbia SC will leave you looking forward to what’s next.
Distance from airport
- Columbia Metropolitan Airport
12.87 km from city center
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
South Carolina State Museum
Three Rivers Greenway
Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
South Carolina's only downtown Convention Center offers beautiful modern meeting space featuring up to 18 breakouts, a 23,700 sq. ft. column free Exhibit Hall and 16,700 sq. ft Ballroom, just steps from more than 80 bars, restaurants, and hotels.
- Exhibit space2,323 sq. mTotal meeting space5,574 sq. mGuest rooms 1 mi. from convention center1,547