If you do choose to venture outside Lake Carolina, you can catch a hit theatrical production at one of Columbia's many theatres or walk through the tallest trees on the East Coast in the Congaree Swamp. Browse through a library or read a rare book. Enjoy foods from around the world at one of Columbia's many festivals. Tailgate at Williams-Brice Stadium as the University of South Carolina Gamecocks battle a Southeastern Conference foe. Kick back and listen to one of country music's hottest performers at the State Fair. There's something for everyone here!
Arts & Culture
Columbia has a love of the arts as seen in its theatres, galleries, dance companies, orchestra, art schools, and outdoor murals. The city is enriched by artists who have chosen to live here. Many more exhibit their works in galleries, museums and at festivals. The Koger Center for the Arts provides Columbia with excellent entertainment in the form of theatre, music and dance. Carolina Coliseum and The Township also provide a wide array of entertainment.
Sports & Recreation
Home to the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, Columbia is the site of a full array of exciting Southeast Conference sports. Columbia plays host to some of the finest golf courses in the Southeast, and within easy driving distance are various pro sports teams for Major League Baseball, NBA and NFL excitement.