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A flagship public university, a lovingly revitalized downtown, a community that celebrates history and revels in modern-day style. This is Columbia, South Carolina. Located at the center of the state, this friendly capital city is a forward-thinking hub where art, sports, culture, and outdoor recreation happily coexist.

Whether you’re heading here for a long weekend, a college tour, or staycation, Hotel Trundle offers the key to exploring the Midlands like a local.

unnamed Township Auditorium1703 Taylor St.

Township Auditorium1703 Taylor St.

Enjoy concerts, comedy shows, dance performances and more at the Township Auditorium. 

First Thursday on Main logo First Thursday on Main1200 Main St

First Thursday on Main1200 Main St

On the first Thursday of every month, experience Columbia's crowd-pleasing mix of music, art, food and fun as businesses stay open late to offer special exhibits, events, and entertainment.

woman hiking through trail in woods Congaree National Park100 National Park Road

Congaree National Park100 National Park Road

Canoe, hike, fish, and soak up 20,000+ acres of natural beauty at Congaree National Park, the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest in the southeastern United States. 

Ballerinas in costumes performing on stage Columbia City Ballet1545 Main St

Columbia City Ballet1545 Main St

Staging more than 80 major performances annually at the Koger Center for the Arts, the Columbia City Ballet is one of the region's strongest and most versatile professional ballet companies.

Shot of orchestra performing on stage from above South Carolina Philharmonic500 Taylor St

South Carolina Philharmonic500 Taylor St

A cultural mainstay in Columbia, SC Phil is fast becoming one of the Midlands' preeminent performing arts organizations.

Modern two story glass window building Koger Center for the Arts1051 Greene St

Koger Center for the Arts1051 Greene St

Located on the campus of the University of South Carolina, the Koger Center for the Arts is home to USC's Dance Department and School of Music, as well as the Columbia City Ballet, the South Carolina Philharmonic and Columbia Classical Ballet.

old white and brick home Seibels House and Garden 1601 Richland St

Seibels House and Garden 1601 Richland St

Believed to be the oldest house in Columbia, the Seibels House dates back to around 1796. It’s a popular location for weddings, holiday parties, and other special occasions.

People walking by Nickelodeon theater with neon light sign Nickelodeon Theatre1607 Main St

Nickelodeon Theatre1607 Main St

Founded in 1979, the Columbia Film Society's Nickelodeon Theatre is a cultural anchor on Main Street and beloved gathering place for film lovers.

Trustus entrance of brick building Trustus Theatre520 Lady St

Trustus Theatre520 Lady St

The day's important issues are explored through new and original plays and thought-provoking scripts that examine humanity through the lens of storytelling and design.

Blurred out people walking along water fountain surrounded by greenery Riverbanks
Zoo and Garden500 Wildlife Pkwy.

Riverbanks
Zoo and Garden500 Wildlife Pkwy.

Set along the Saluda River, this natural habitat for more than 2,000 animals is considered one of the best in the country.

Museum with warm lighting at night South Carolina
State Museum301 Gervais St.

South Carolina
State Museum301 Gervais St.

The state’s largest museum, this sprawling space features exhibits related to the arts, science, history, and technology.

Indoor of Edventure museum with colorful walls & wooden floors EdVenture Children’s
Museum211 Gervais St.

EdVenture Children’s
Museum211 Gervais St.

Hours of hands-on fun await at EdVenture, one of the largest children’s museum in the South.

Town theatre brick building with mint green door Town Theatre1012 Sumter St.

Town Theatre1012 Sumter St.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Town Theatre is the country’s oldest community theatre in continuous operation.

Convention center lit up at night Columbia Metropolitan
Convention Center1101 Lincoln St.

Columbia Metropolitan
Convention Center1101 Lincoln St.

This modern facility, the state’s only downtown convention center, features 142,500 square feet of meeting and exhibit space.

Soda market with vendor kiosks set up in between buildings Soda City Market1500 Main St.

Soda City Market1500 Main St.

Local farmers, food purveyors and craft vendors gather year-round on Saturday mornings to showcase the best the region has to offer.

Historic downtown brick building with column entrance structure Historic
Downtown ColumbiaCBD to Congaree River

Historic
Downtown ColumbiaCBD to Congaree River

Home to art galleries, restaurants, and shops, the historic Congaree Vista district runs from the CBD to the Congaree River, encompassing some 1,200 acres.

Spirit Communications Park stadium building Columbia Fireflies1640 Freed St.

Columbia Fireflies1640 Freed St.

A relatively new addition to Columbia sports scene, the Columbia Fireflies team draws enthusiastic Minor League Baseball fans to Spirit Communications Park.

Colonial Life Arean building with glass windows Colonial Life Arena801 Lincoln St.

Colonial Life Arena801 Lincoln St.

The city’s premier arena and entertainment facility is the home of USC’s nationally ranked men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Modern metallic sculpture on water in front of art museum Columbia
Museum of Art1515 Main St.

Columbia
Museum of Art1515 Main St.

Located steps from the State Capitol building, the Columbia Museum of Art features more than 25 galleries showcasing permanent collections and national exhibitions.

lawn at usc University of
South CarolinaDowntown Columbia

University of
South CarolinaDowntown Columbia

South Carolina’s flagship university spans 359 acres in downtown Columbia and serves more than 30,000 students.

Aerial view of football stadium with full bleachers on game day Williams-Brice Stadium1125 George Rogers Blvd.

Williams-Brice Stadium1125 George Rogers Blvd.

Home of the “Gamecocks,” the Williams-Brice Stadium in downtown Columbia seats 80,250 USC football fans.

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