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Staybridge Suites Columbia


Explore Columbia

Riverbanks Zoo

500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC 29210

South Carolina's number 1 tourist attraction! View more than 2,000 animals and stroll through the magnificent themed gardens at Riverbanks Zoo. From the tiny birds, to the giant elephants... Riverbanks Zoo has an amazing family of animals from all over the world. Stop by to see the lions and say hello to the King of the Jungle himself. The entire family will go home with amazing photos and incredible memories!

Fort Jackson

5411 Leesburg Road, Eastover, SC 29044

Fort Jackson is the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the United States. Join us at your loved ones Graduation Ceremony to celebrate and applaud the soldiers for completing their Basic Training - a feat that changes lives forever. Explore and experience all that Fort Jackson's community has to offer. Drive through over 52,000 acres of land that has been carefully designed to train more than 50,000 soldiers per year.

South Carolina State Museum

301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29214

The SC State Museum is South Carolina’s largest and most comprehensive museum. The State Museum shares the history of South Carolina through rich and diverse collections displayed through interactive and engaging exhibitions. Visitors catch a glimpse of South Carolina’s past, present and future through a variety of exhibitions and educational programs.


211 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201

EdVenture in Columbia SC is a hands-on, interactive children’s museum of South Carolina. Visitors will enjoy 92,000 square feet of learning and fun. This South Carolina Children’s Museum is home to the world’s largest child named Eddie. He is 40 feet tall and visitors can climb through his body to explore his brain, heart, stomach and more.

Township Auditorium

South Carolina State Fairgrounds

1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29201

Visit the South Carolina State Fairgrounds to enjoy the South Carolina State Fair, University of South Carolina Gamecock football tailgates and many entertaining Columbia events throughout the year. From bustling football tailgates to captivating shows and festivals to the annual excitement of the South Carolina State Fair, individuals and groups travel from near and far to attend unforgettable events at the SC State Fairgrounds. Conveniently located just minutes away from downtown Columbia.

University of South Carolina

Relax on the Horseshoe, visit Williams Brice Stadium and become a part of the academic program when you enjoy a meal prepared by students at the McCutchen House! The University of South Carolina offers a rich history, excellent academics and a beautiful campus. When your tour comes to an end, you will find yourself with the desire to wear garnet and black and excited to share in the school spirit!

South Carolina State House

1100 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201

The State House is located at 1100 Gervais Street, which is at the intersection of Gervais and Main Streets, Columbia, South Carolina. Guided tours are available free-of-charge. Each tour is preceded with the viewing of a 15 minute DVD on the history and architecture of the State House. Reservations for groups are recommended. Once a reservation is made, the tour office will send an information packet which includes information on parking.

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Welcome to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This dazzling 142,500 square-foot facility was designed with you in mind! From abundant pre-function space to beautifully equipped break out rooms; a 24,700 square-foot, column free exhibit hall to an exquisite 17,135 square-foot ballroom -- your next meeting or event is sure to be an overwhelming success!

Colonial Life Arena

801 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201

South Carolina's largest entertainment venue. Home to Gamecocks Basketball, concerts and great events.

local Restaurants

Blue Marlin


Casual dining in historic Seaboard Railroad Station.

Mellow Mushroom


Pizzas, calzones, hoagies and salads with 25 beers on tap, served in a historic setting.

The M Vista Restaurant in the Vista


Modern venue in a quaint setting serving Asian fare, sushi, and other traditional Asian dishes.



Rooftop bar with creative cocktails, tapas, and entrees.

A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen


Vegan soul food.