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Columbia overview

Visitors speak favorably about all that Columbia has to offer, including its sports, zoo, and college atmosphere. Enjoy the live music and entertainment while in town. You can learn about the local heritage of Columbia at top landmarks like South Carolina State House. While you're here, stop by Columbia Museum of Art and Tunnel Vision Mural.

Where to stay in Columbia

A welcoming city, Columbia has a variety of hotels to choose from. There are 98 hotels in Columbia and you can shop as many as 286 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 35%. We have room prices starting at 45 USD per night and below are the number of hotels by star rating in Columbia as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 7 4-star hotels from 115 USD per night
  • • 74 3-star hotels from 65 USD per night
  • • 35 2-star hotels from 47 USD per night

How to get to Columbia

Fly into Columbia, SC (CAE-Columbia Metropolitan), 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the heart of Columbia. Columbia Station is the closest train station, located 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from the city center.

What to see around Columbia

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Colonial Life Arena
  • • Carolina Coliseum
  • • Eugene E. Stone III Stadium
  • • Carolina Stadium
  • • Charlie W. Johnson Stadium
Here are some local attractions:
  • • South Carolina State Fairgrounds
  • • Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
  • • Frankie's Fun Park
The area's cultural scene stands out, and these are some places to visit:
  • • Columbia Museum of Art
  • • Tunnel Vision Mural
  • • Township Auditorium
  • • Trustus Theatre
  • • Columbia Fire Museum
Enjoy the university setting or the collegiate vibe around:
  • • University of South Carolina
  • • Allen University
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • South Carolina State House
  • • Nathaniel J. Frederick House
  • • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
  • • Mann-Simons Cottage
  • • Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens

When to visit Columbia

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 73°F day, 35°F night
  • • April-June: 92°F day, 49°F night
  • • July-September: 93°F day, 61°F night
  • • October-December: 81°F day, 35°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 11.30 inches
  • • April-June: 10.55 inches
  • • July-September: 14.17 inches
  • • October-December: 9.49 inches