Guidebook for Columbia

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Guidebook for Columbia

Parks & Nature

Downtown Columbia's rivers are considered one of the most unique southern fisheries in the United States. www.franksflyarts.com - Float or Wade Fly or Spin Fishing guided trips.
The park is home to champion trees, the largest of their kind as well as a pristine river bottom eco system. Wildlife abounds. Back country hikers and board walkers enjoy the healing power of the old growth forest.
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Национальный парк Конгари
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The park is home to champion trees, the largest of their kind as well as a pristine river bottom eco system. Wildlife abounds. Back country hikers and board walkers enjoy the healing power of the old growth forest.
Beautiful vistas of the Broad River, a peaceful wooded walk along old rail beds is worth the sweet short drive. https://www.traillink.com/trail/palmetto-trail-(peak-to-prosperity-passage)/
Palmetto Trail (Peak, South Carolina)
Beautiful vistas of the Broad River, a peaceful wooded walk along old rail beds is worth the sweet short drive. https://www.traillink.com/trail/palmetto-trail-(peak-to-prosperity-passage)/
More of a board walk than a hiking trail, the Three Rivers Greenway is a fab way to see Columbia's skyline, bridges and incredible rivers. https://www.traillink.com/trail/three-rivers-greenway/
3 Rivers Greenway
More of a board walk than a hiking trail, the Three Rivers Greenway is a fab way to see Columbia's skyline, bridges and incredible rivers. https://www.traillink.com/trail/three-rivers-greenway/
When we need to get away from the mayhem of living downtown, the Timmerman Trail provides all that nature has to offer.....peace & calm.
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Timmerman Trail
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When we need to get away from the mayhem of living downtown, the Timmerman Trail provides all that nature has to offer.....peace & calm.
Great biking, walking and hiking trails.
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Харбисон Стейт Форест
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Great biking, walking and hiking trails.
Close to the SC State Museum and Edventure for children, visit this park to see a turn of the century hydro-electric turbine, get to the river bank and bike, run or walk a distance marked trail.
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Парк Колумбия Канал энд Риверфронт
312 Laurel Street
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Close to the SC State Museum and Edventure for children, visit this park to see a turn of the century hydro-electric turbine, get to the river bank and bike, run or walk a distance marked trail.
Get out on our rivers with outfitter Adventure Carolina. Kayak, tube or canoe outings available.
Adventure Carolina Inc
1107 State Street
Get out on our rivers with outfitter Adventure Carolina. Kayak, tube or canoe outings available.
Our rivers, the Salad, Broad and Congaree provide fly fishermen amazing opportunities to fish trout, smallmouth bass and stripers.
Saluda Valley Guides, LLC
5 Boston Commons Ct
Our rivers, the Salad, Broad and Congaree provide fly fishermen amazing opportunities to fish trout, smallmouth bass and stripers.
A most beautiful garden, complete with roses, water features and trails in a mature forest make for a great morning stroll.
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Ривербанкс Ботаникал Гарден
500 Wildlife Pkwy
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A most beautiful garden, complete with roses, water features and trails in a mature forest make for a great morning stroll.

Food Scene

Restored Art Deco revolving restaurant from the New York’s 1964 Worlds Fair. Fabulous views!
Top of Carolina Restaurant
900 Barnwell St
Restored Art Deco revolving restaurant from the New York’s 1964 Worlds Fair. Fabulous views!
Hands down the best sushi and Japanese cuisine in Columbia.
Camon Japanese Restaurant
1332 Assembly Street
Hands down the best sushi and Japanese cuisine in Columbia.
A must visit for even the most devout carnivores, with offerings like bacon cheeseburgers and BBQ spare ribs. This family owned, farm-to-table 100% vegan restaurant offers the best cuisine available in the city.
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A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen
2338 Main Street
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A must visit for even the most devout carnivores, with offerings like bacon cheeseburgers and BBQ spare ribs. This family owned, farm-to-table 100% vegan restaurant offers the best cuisine available in the city.
A favorite of faculty and students alike on the campus of the UofSC. Great food at a great price.
Sahara On Main
629 Main St
A favorite of faculty and students alike on the campus of the UofSC. Great food at a great price.
A guest favorite...
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Cantina 76
1301 Main St
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A guest favorite...
GREAT sandwiches and homemade vinegar cucumbers.
Sub Station II
503 Knox Abbott Dr
GREAT sandwiches and homemade vinegar cucumbers.
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Rockaway Athletic Club
2719 Rosewood Drive
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During the academic school year, the Curiosity Coffee Bar runs a satellite at the Olympia Mill. Enter the parking lot off of Olympia Avenue. Entrance is located in the rear of the building.
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Curiosity Coffee Bar
2327 Main St
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During the academic school year, the Curiosity Coffee Bar runs a satellite at the Olympia Mill. Enter the parking lot off of Olympia Avenue. Entrance is located in the rear of the building.
Great Thai, a favorite of locals.
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Duke's Pad Thai
904 Knox Abbott Dr
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Great Thai, a favorite of locals.
Sweet neighborhood restaurant that is a favorite of locals, fabulous food!
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DiPrato's
342 Pickens Street
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Sweet neighborhood restaurant that is a favorite of locals, fabulous food!
Nice place to enjoy a cup while shopping the Five Points District.
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Drip Coffee
729 Saluda Avenue
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Nice place to enjoy a cup while shopping the Five Points District.
A guest favorite on Main Street.
Michael's Café & Catering
1620 Main St
A guest favorite on Main Street.
Hudson's Smokehouse BBQ
4952 Sunset Boulevard
Outdoor service in the Five Points Shopping District
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The Gourmet Shop
724 Saluda Avenue
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Outdoor service in the Five Points Shopping District
One of the most successful fine dining establishments in Columbia.
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Saluda's Restaurant
751 Saluda Ave
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One of the most successful fine dining establishments in Columbia.
Just across the river in the West Columbia Historic District.
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Terra Restaurant
100 State St
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Just across the river in the West Columbia Historic District.
Nice brunch, great food! Just over the Blossom & Gervais Street Bridges.
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Cafe Strudel
300 State Street
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Nice brunch, great food! Just over the Blossom & Gervais Street Bridges.
Favorite of our guests...
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Publico
2013 Greene St
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Favorite of our guests...
Great Sunday brunch with a wide selection of southern fare. Be sure to make reservations.
1801 Grille
700 Lincoln St
Great Sunday brunch with a wide selection of southern fare. Be sure to make reservations.

Drinks & Nightlife

The historic hanger and great beer make for a good time.
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Hunter-Gatherer Brewery/Taproom
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The historic hanger and great beer make for a good time.
The White Mule music Venue
Live music!
Good Food! J's Corner is the modern rendition of the historic (early 1900's) Jaco's Corner, the longest operating "drinking hole" in Columbia. Check out the renovated original bar and gas pump.
J's Corner
Good Food! J's Corner is the modern rendition of the historic (early 1900's) Jaco's Corner, the longest operating "drinking hole" in Columbia. Check out the renovated original bar and gas pump.
Famous for it's pimento cheese burger and wings.
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Rockaway Athletic Club
2719 Rosewood Drive
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Famous for it's pimento cheese burger and wings.
Sample our local brews...
Columbia Brew Bus
701 Gervais St
Sample our local brews...
Get your lumberjack on...
Craft Axe Throwing- Columbia
700 Gervais St
Get your lumberjack on...
While on Main Street....
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Lula Drake Wine Parlour
1635 Main St
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While on Main Street....
Restaurant, bar and boutique bowling on Columbia's Historic Main Street.
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The Grand on Main
1621 Main St
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Restaurant, bar and boutique bowling on Columbia's Historic Main Street.
Great beer, live music, full menu, yard games, misted roof deck=Good Times!
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River Rat Brewery
1231 Shop Road
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Great beer, live music, full menu, yard games, misted roof deck=Good Times!

Arts & Culture

Historic Columbia
1601 Richland St
A new local artists studio complete with a nature trail that meanders along the Congaree River. Beautiful works of art are available for purchase.
Stormwater Studios
413 Pendleton St
A new local artists studio complete with a nature trail that meanders along the Congaree River. Beautiful works of art are available for purchase.
Local Artist Hall and 701 Center of Contemporary Art. On the National Registry of Historic Places, 701 Whaley has retained it's historic past while acting as a catalyst for the Mill District's Future.
701 Whaley St
701 Whaley St
Local Artist Hall and 701 Center of Contemporary Art. On the National Registry of Historic Places, 701 Whaley has retained it's historic past while acting as a catalyst for the Mill District's Future.
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South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street
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Woodrow Wilson Family Home
1705 Hampton Street
Avant-garde local theater with a laid back atmosphere and diverse programming. Enjoy your beverage of choice along with complimentary popcorn.
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Trustus Theater
520 Lady Street
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Avant-garde local theater with a laid back atmosphere and diverse programming. Enjoy your beverage of choice along with complimentary popcorn.
One Eared Cow Glass
1001 Huger St
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Columbia Museum of Art
1515 Main Street
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Painted by a local artist in the 1980s and recently restored check out this public art on the corner of Heyward & Silver. The obelisk is a remnant of Columbia’s elevated rail system.
Ra Obelisk
900 Heyward Street
Painted by a local artist in the 1980s and recently restored check out this public art on the corner of Heyward & Silver. The obelisk is a remnant of Columbia’s elevated rail system.

Essentials

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Publix Super Market at Gervais Place
501 Gervais Street
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BI-LO
300 Knox Abbott Drive
Wash World of Rosewood
3702 Rosewood Dr
http://elitemassagetherapy2.fullslate.com Sean has been my therapeutic massage therapist for years. If you have need for an athletic stretch or to address specific aches and pains Elite Massage Therapy will hit the spot.
Elite Massage Therapy
4102 Boxwood Dr
http://elitemassagetherapy2.fullslate.com Sean has been my therapeutic massage therapist for years. If you have need for an athletic stretch or to address specific aches and pains Elite Massage Therapy will hit the spot.
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Rosewood Market & Deli
2803 Rosewood Drive
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Earth Fare
3312 Devine Street
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Fabulous local independent stylists available by appointment. Located in the vista.
JClark Hair Studio
601 Lady Street
Fabulous local independent stylists available by appointment. Located in the vista.

Sightseeing

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Капитолий штата Южная Каролина
1100 Gervais Street
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A great way to experience Columbia's Main Street.
SC Pedal Parlor
1216 Washington St
A great way to experience Columbia's Main Street.

Shopping

Once a hub in the Eastern Seaboard "hippy" movement, the Grow has been a bar & music venue, an artists studio and now an eclectic antique store open on Fridays only.
Grow Antiques
22 Bluff Rd
Once a hub in the Eastern Seaboard "hippy" movement, the Grow has been a bar & music venue, an artists studio and now an eclectic antique store open on Fridays only.
A wonderful way to spend Saturday mornings shopping. Organic, local groceries, local artisans, eats, entertainment, and more.
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Soda City Market
1500 Main Street
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A wonderful way to spend Saturday mornings shopping. Organic, local groceries, local artisans, eats, entertainment, and more.
Experience shopping in a fully restored historic retail site on Columbia's Main Street.
Mast General Store Columbia
1601 Main St
Experience shopping in a fully restored historic retail site on Columbia's Main Street.