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Columbia overview

Columbia is a friendly locale distinct for its live music and sports, and known for its zoo and college atmosphere. Sports fans will enjoy soccer and football, and everyone will enjoy ample café and dining options. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area like South Carolina State House. Make some time to enjoy the local sights such as University of South Carolina. A family- and business-friendly area, Columbia also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Columbia

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Columbia has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Columbia with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Columbia hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Columbia hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Columbia

Fly in to Columbia, SC (CAE-Columbia Metropolitan), 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from downtown Columbia. Columbia Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Columbia

Fun outdoor activities are on hand along with these attractions:
  • • Colonial Life Arena
  • • Carolina Coliseum
  • • Eugene E. Stone III Stadium
  • • Carolina Stadium
  • • Charlie W. Johnson Stadium
Highlights like its zoo are popular with families and top attractions include:
  • • South Carolina State Fairgrounds
  • • Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
  • • Palmetto Falls Water Park
  • • Frankie's Fun Park
Live music and museums stand out with top cultural places to visit like:
  • • Columbia Museum of Art
  • • Tunnel Vision Mural
  • • Township Auditorium
  • • Trustus Theatre
  • • Columbia Fire Museum
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Columbia Place Mall
  • • Village at Sandhill Mall
Enjoy the university setting or the collegiate vibe around the area of:
  • • University of South Carolina
  • • Allen University
Some recommended attractions include:
  • • First Baptist Church
  • • Nathaniel J. Frederick House
  • • South Carolina State House
  • • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
  • • Finlay Park

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