Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia is the state capital and largest city in South Carolina. The city is the center of a metropolitan statistical area of 744,730.

As the Palmetto State’s capital and a college town (home to the University of South Carolina), Columbia’s fiery vibe cultivates a colorful art scene. At the same time, an indie spirit envelops several energized entertainment districts overflowing with locally owned boutique shops, eateries, spas, salons, and night spots. For adventurous people, the rivers, trails or the Congaree National Park will provide endless fun. Here, you will also discover the Riverbanks Zoo, recognized as one of the best in the country.

Food lovers have over 450 restaurants and can pick a new feast for every day and night of the week. History abounds and is celebrated in museums, historic homes and even in repurposed buildings with a fresh start as shops and restaurants.  Visit for more information about South Carolina’s capital city.