1ACCESSIBILITY With quick access to three interstates — I;77, I;20, and I;26 —
as well as Columbia Metropolitan Airport
just a quick 15-minute drive from downtown, both driving and ;lying into Columbia
2AFFORDABILITY Groups can get the big-city experience without the big-city price tag — along with ;ive-star service
every step of the way.
3VIBRANT DIVERSIT Y Home to the state capitol and South Carolina’s largest university, Columbia is a creative hub
bursting with ideas and modern attitudes.
4A WALKABLE DOWNTOWN Con- nectivity makes it easy to navigate
between districts on foot, and the
142,500-square-foot Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center is within walking
distance of about 1,500 hotel rooms, more
than 60 restaurants and nightlife options,
shopping, and more.
5DELICIOUS INDULGENCES If there’s one thing Southerners know, it’s the
importance of a good meal. From pulled
pork and pimento cheeseburgers to ;ine
dining and ethnic cuisine, Columbia runs
the gamut on all things appetizing.
6DEPENDABLE PARTNERS The Experience Columbia, SC team
can help narrow down venues, but it’s their
close relationships with hospitality partners
that make their services truly valuable to
7AN EMPHASIS ON SUS TAINABILIT Y The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center has implemented a number of
sustainability initiatives, including recycling and composting programs as well as
sourcing food from local purveyors.
8MYRIAD ATTRAC TIONS Come early or stay late, because Columbia has
plenty to see, including the Riverbanks Zoo
& Garden, Columbia Museum of Art, and
the South Carolina State Museum.
9DOWNTOWN NIGHTLIFE The work- day has to end at some point, and
when it does, groups can head to the Vista,
Main Street, or Five Points for a lively evening of dinner, drinks, and live music.
10COMFORTABLE CLIMATE With temperatures often reaching
into the 70s during winter, outdoor activities are possible year-round in Columbia.
Get some fresh air on the Three Rivers
Greenway or in Finlay Park and Congaree
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Experience Columbia, SC —
The real Southern hot spot
In the heart of South Carolina, tradition and tomorrow pair perfectly in the state’s capital city. With evidence of
renewal everywhere, Columbia is the real Southern hot spot that leaves attendees looking forward to what’s next.
Metropolitan Convention Center has a
square feet of meeting space, and a
Alfresco gatherings The Oak Table is one of many restaurants in the Main Street district, just a
short stroll from the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.