Columbia is the capital of South Carolina and home to year-round fun and adventure. As one of South Carolina’s most cosmopolitan cities, Columbia features a vibrant downtown filled with exciting restaurants, live music and theater venues. Riverbanks Zoo is a family favorite featuring giraffes, gorillas, lions and more fuzzy friends. Edventure, Columbia’s children’s museum, is another family-friendly fixture that’s famous for making learning fun.
After you explore the city, head a few miles outside of town to Lake Murray. Covering 78 square miles, Lake Murray is your destination for water recreation with fishing, water skiing, boating and more.