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The Capital of Southern Hospitality

Columbia is an unassuming city, full of southern charm. It was named after Christopher 
Columbus and is the second planned city in the United States. You might also hear Columbia 
referred to as, “famously hot,” due to its very warm, sometimes humid temperatures and 
world-class attractions.

Take a getaway without ever having to leave the city. Walk on the wild side at the Riverbanks 
Zoo and Garden or walk through the Three Rivers Greenway, nine and half miles of beautiful 
pathways that take you along the riverfront. Visit the South Carolina State House to learn more 
about the city’s history or enjoy authentic barbeque at one the many restaurants around town. 
Summer is a scorcher here in Columbia, so find some shelter from the sun by exploring one of 
the many fine museums that sets Columbia apart from the rest of the South. 

Useful Columbia Links

Things To Do
City of Columbia
News & Events Calendar
SNAP: Food Assistance
Apartment Finder
Roommate Finder 
Farmers’ Market

Fun Things to Do