Guidebook for Columbia

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Guidebook for Columbia

Food Scene

It's part cafe, part high-end grocery store and wine shop. They have fabulous food (they are famous for their chicken salad) and great service. It's always packed so go early (before 10:00) or later (after 1:00). They close at 3:00.
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The Gourmet Shop
724 Saluda Avenue
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It's part cafe, part high-end grocery store and wine shop. They have fabulous food (they are famous for their chicken salad) and great service. It's always packed so go early (before 10:00) or later (after 1:00). They close at 3:00.
Only open for dinner (you can also check out Mr. Friendly's which is right next door and owned by the same person). Cellar is a wine bar with a small but delicious menu. They have a 3 course for $25 dinner...you can't beat that. It's small and communal with a lively bar, 2 communal table, a few tall bar tables, and a lounge area with sofas.
Cellar On Greene
2001 Greene St
Only open for dinner (you can also check out Mr. Friendly's which is right next door and owned by the same person). Cellar is a wine bar with a small but delicious menu. They have a 3 course for $25 dinner...you can't beat that. It's small and communal with a lively bar, 2 communal table, a few tall bar tables, and a lounge area with sofas.

Drinks & Nightlife

Locally owned by one of Columbia's most popular restaurateurs. It has an extensive Bourbon collection, amazing cocktails, and a delicious menu. They don't take reservations so plan on having a drink at the bar (or just plopping down and eating there. You won't be disappointed).
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Bourbon
1214 Main St
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Locally owned by one of Columbia's most popular restaurateurs. It has an extensive Bourbon collection, amazing cocktails, and a delicious menu. They don't take reservations so plan on having a drink at the bar (or just plopping down and eating there. You won't be disappointed).

Sightseeing

Historic Columbia has 4 local historic homes open to tour, the Robert Mills House, the Hampton Preston Mansion, the Mann-Simons Site, and the Woodrow Wilson house. Each home focuses on a different aspect of Columbia's history. The guided tours are 45 minutes-1 hour and start at the top of every hour. Open Tues-Sat. from 10-4 and Sundays 1-5. Closed Mondays.
Historic Columbia
1601 Richland St
Historic Columbia has 4 local historic homes open to tour, the Robert Mills House, the Hampton Preston Mansion, the Mann-Simons Site, and the Woodrow Wilson house. Each home focuses on a different aspect of Columbia's history. The guided tours are 45 minutes-1 hour and start at the top of every hour. Open Tues-Sat. from 10-4 and Sundays 1-5. Closed Mondays.
Modjeska Monteith Simkins is considered "the matriarch of Civil Rights activists in South Carolina." Her home has been restored but is not open for tours.
Modjeska Monteith Simkins House
2025 Marion St
Modjeska Monteith Simkins is considered "the matriarch of Civil Rights activists in South Carolina." Her home has been restored but is not open for tours.

Parks & Nature

A lovely 5 mile paved path along the river or you can detour at marked spots and walk the boardwalks through the woods directly along the river. It's a great way to get into nature without leaving town.
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West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater
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A lovely 5 mile paved path along the river or you can detour at marked spots and walk the boardwalks through the woods directly along the river. It's a great way to get into nature without leaving town.
It's about 45 minutes outside of Columbia but worth the drive. There is welcome center with facts about the preservation of the swamp, maps for the trails, and information about the area. There are both boardwalk paths and hiking paths.
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Национальный парк Конгари
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It's about 45 minutes outside of Columbia but worth the drive. There is welcome center with facts about the preservation of the swamp, maps for the trails, and information about the area. There are both boardwalk paths and hiking paths.

Arts & Culture

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South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street
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