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The City of Columbia, SC

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Columbia is a popular city in the state of South Carolina with a total of 129,333 residents living there. Columbia is ranked as the first most populated city in South Carolina and the 173rd most populated city in the United States, and is located in Richland County. The largest nearby city to Columbia is Lexington, approximately 17 miles from the city center.

There are several family restaurants in or near Columbia, including Crossings Deli, Pizza Professional of Columbia, Bojangles, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Wendy's. For a larger selection of Columbia restaurants select our Restaurants tab above.

Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Columbia Golf Courses, Museums, Zoos and/or Arenas, including the Northwoods Golf Course, Hampton-Preston House, River Side Golf Center, Robert Mills House and Linrick Golf Course. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Columbia please click on the Attractions tab above.

The following airport is located in or near Columbia:
- Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)

Columbia, South Carolina Climate and Weather

Current Weather in Columbia
In the month of December, Columbia experiences an average high temperature of 61 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in December are usually about 39 degrees with an average rainfall of 3.36 inches.

The seasonal climate varies in Columbia with daytime temperatures averaging 92 degrees in the summer, and 61 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Columbia to receive an average of 3.89 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 4.51 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months.

The temperature has been known to get as high as 109 degrees in the summer and as low as 1 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Columbia should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 79 degrees, and nighttime lows of 54.


                                                                                    
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Columbia, South Carolina Attractions

Carolina Coliseum University Of South Carolina Columbia
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Carolina Coliseum - University of South Carolina  - Columbia,
The Carolina Coliseum is a 12,401 seat multi-purpose arena in Columbia, South Carolina. It was the home of the University of South Carolina men's and women's basketball teams and Columbia's main events venue until 2002, when the Colonial Center, now Colonial Life Arena, opened. It was home to the Columbia Inferno of the ECHL until poor ticket sales caused the Inferno to leave the Coliseum.
Colonial Life Arena University Of South Carolina Columbia
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Colonial Life Arena - University of South Carolina  - Columbia,
The Colonial Life Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Columbia, South Carolina, primarily home to the University of South Carolina men's and women's basketball teams. Opened as a replacement for the Carolina Coliseum with the name Carolina Center in 2002, the 18,000 seat arena is also host to various events like conferences, concerts, and graduation ceremonies throughout the year. It is the largest arena in the state of South Carolina and the tenth largest college arena.
Columbia Museum Of Art South Carolina
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Columbia Museum of Art  - Columbia,
The Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina has a collection of European and American fine and decorative art that spans several centuries. The museum building was transformed from an urban department store into a light-filled space with 25 galleries.

 

Congaree National Park Chesnee South Carolina
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Congaree National Park  - Chesnee,
Congaree National Park preserves the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the US. Located in South Carolina, the 22,000 acre national park received that designation in 2003 as the culmination of a grassroots campaign which had started in 1969. The lush trees growing in this floodplain forest are some of the tallest in the Eastern U.S., forming one of the highest natural canopies remaining in the world.
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EdVenture  - Columbia,
EdVenture is the largest children's museum in the Southeast, located in Columbia, South Carolina. EdVenture opened to the public in 2003. It has 8 galleries covering 67,000 square feet, plus hands-on exhibits, 2 resource centers, and a 200-seat theater. 40,000 square feet of the total 67,000 square feet is devoted to exhibit galleries, laboratories and visitor amenities. An additional 7,000 square feet of outdoor gallery space is located just outside the museum's front door.
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Hampton-Preston House  - Columbia,
The Hampton-Preston House located at 1615 Blanding Street in Columbia, South Carolina, is an historic mansion that was the home of members of the prominent Hampton family. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 29, 1969.
Hickory Ridge Golf Club Columbia South Carolina
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Hickory Ridge Golf Club  - Columbia,
The Hickory Ridge Golf Club is a 9 hole public golf course in Richland County South Carolina. Built in 1930, this Columbia course is open all year. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 803-776-9900. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.

 


Address: 1300 Bitternut Rd, Columbia, SC 29209
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Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site  - Camden,
The Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site in Camden, South Carolina preserves structures and grounds that are representative of the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War. Managed by a consortium of private donors and local governments, the area is also an affiliated unit of the National Park Service.
Kershaw Country Club South Carolina
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Kershaw Country Club  - Kershaw,
The Kershaw Country Club is a 9 hole public golf course in Lancaster County South Carolina. Built in 1938, this Kershaw course is open all year. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 803-475-2104. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.

 


Address: 301 Country Club Dr, Kershaw, SC 29067
Linrick Golf Course Columbia South Carolina
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Linrick Golf Course  - Columbia,
The Linrick Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Richland County South Carolina. This course is located in the city of Columbia, . Tee times are accepted up to 4 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 803-754-6331.

 


Address: 356 Campground Rd, Columbia, SC 29203
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Columbia, South Carolina Hotels

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Courtyard By Marriott Columbia Northeast/i-77
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Courtyard By Marriott Columbia Northeast/i-77
111 Gateway Corporate Blvd
Columbia, SC 29203-9612

 

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Residence Inn By Marriott Columbia Northeast
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Residence Inn By Marriott Columbia Northeast
2320 Legrand Rd
Columbia, SC 29223-5702

 

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Hilton Garden Inn Columbia Ne
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Hilton Garden Inn Columbia Ne
8910 Farrow Rd
Columbia, SC 29203

 

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Days Inn Columbia
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Days Inn Columbia
133 Plumbers Rd
Columbia, SC 29203-3236

 

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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Columbia N-i77 Two Notch Rd
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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Columbia N-i77 Two Notch Rd
8105 Two Notch Rd
Columbia, SC 29223-6375

 

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Fairfield Inn And Suites By Marriott Columbia
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Fairfield Inn And Suites By Marriott Columbia
120 Blarney Dr
Columbia, SC 29223-6243

 

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Wingate By Wyndham - Columbia/ft. Jackson
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Wingate By Wyndham - Columbia/ft. Jackson
8300 Two Notch Rd
Columbia, SC 29223-6304

 

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Quality Inn Fort Jackson
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Quality Inn Fort Jackson
8104 Two Notch Rd
Columbia, SC 29223

 

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Hampton Inn Columbia Northeast - Fort Jackson Area
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Hampton Inn Columbia Northeast - Fort Jackson Area
1551 Barbara Dr
Columbia, SC 29223

 

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Columbia Ne - Fort Jackson
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Columbia Ne - Fort Jackson
1538 Horseshoe Drive
Columbia, SC 29223-6279

 

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Columbia, South Carolina Restaurants

This is a list of Columbia Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Pizza Restaurants and Bar & Grill Restaurants. Happy Dining!

 
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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
2300 Legrand Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803)699-5389
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Crossings Deli
8604 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29203
(803)736-4446
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Bojangles
8710 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29203
(803)419-6994
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Pizza Professional of Columbia
8604 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29203
(803)462-1776
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Wendy's
2360 Legrand Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803)736-2694
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Grannies Famous Home Cooking
2820 Hard Scrabble Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803)699-5082
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Kay's Bar & Grill
7130 Fairfield Road
Columbia, SC 29203
(803)714-0215
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Mcdonald's Hamburgers
7400 Wilson Boulevard
Columbia, SC 29203
(803)786-5112
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Columbia-Days Inn
133 Plumbers Rd
Columbia, SC 29203
(803)754-4408
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Rogers Bar B Que
1836 Crane Church Rd
Columbia, SC 29203
(803)786-2779
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