Experience Columbia SC

1552 hotel rooms within one mile of convention center
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In the heart of South Carolina, tradition and tomorrow pair perfectly in Columbia. It’s a modern city where stately buildings buzz with new businesses, and centuries-old sites give rise to fresh perspectives. It’s got all the gracious charm you’d expect from a Southern destination – nothing saccharine, just good old-fashioned kindness. As home to both the state’s capital and its largest university, it’s a vibrant city and creative hub that’s bursting with big ideas, forward thinkers and modern attitudes. With dynamite shopping, food and tons to see and do year round, it’s the real Southern hot spot. It doesn’t take long to get from the middle of town to what seems like the middle of nowhere with the Saluda, Broad and Congaree Rivers running right through town. Yet it’s manageable without the headaches and hassles common to many other larger cities. With evidence of renewal everywhere, Columbia SC will leave you looking forward to what’s next.

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Experience Columbia SC
1010 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201

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Type of Destination Experience:
Capital City, College Town, Historic, Urban

GSF Exhibit Space (South Carolina State Fairgrounds): 128,186

Meeting Space, Square Feet (Colonial Life Arena): 60,000

Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Colonial Life Arena): 22,389

Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Columbia Marriott Downtown): 300

Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes

Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 1,552

Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Miles to downtown 6

Cities with non-stop flights9

International cities with direct flights0

Geographic Areas Served:

City of Columbia, Richland County, Lexington County, Town of West Columbia, Town of Lexington, Town of Cayce, Town of Springdale

Why Meet in Columbia

Columbia is one of the more accessible cities in the Southeast. With three major highways, and an international airport, attendees have the luxury of getting to Columbia with ease.

Columbia is home to nationally recognized attractions, scenic rivers, historic homes, and a 48,000 acre lake. With so much to choose from, attendees will find the Columbia experience fulfilling.

In the heart of Columbia’s convention district, the Vista offers attendees more than 100 hot spots – restaurants, specialty shops, bars and more – within walking distance of meeting spaces and hotels.

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Relationship with the Convention Center

The CVB represents the convention center

Request for Proposal (RFP) Distribution Method

Sends leads to only qualified or requested hotels and venues

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