About Columbia

The Columbia Museum of Art is located in the heart of downtown Columbia, South Carolina, just blocks from the State Capitol building.

Public parking garages are located nearby, and City Center Partnership's Downtown Hospitality Team - look for their yellow shirts - ensures a safe, clean, and friendly downtown environment. The Columbia Visitors' Center is located just blocks away at 1101 Lincoln Street.

With roots that are unmistakably Southern and a forward-thinking and dynamic pulse, there are a multitude of reasons why Columbia, SC is known to be "Famously Hot." Easy to access by three major interstates (I-77, I-26, and I-20), Columbia is situated in the center of the state of South Carolina at the convergence of three rippling rivers lined by a shady riverwalk perfect for jogging and walking. The area's population is over 700,000, with thriving colleges and universities, award-winning hospital systems, and diverse and charming neighborhoods to suit any lifestyle. Several entertainment districts with outdoor cafes, coffee shops, art galleries, and shops present year-round opportunities for socializing and enjoying the outdoors. Historic homes and antebellum mansions nod to a bygone era while high-tech start-up companies and arts enthusiasts thrive in the urban revitalization occurring in the downtown area. Columbia may be known for its "hot spots," but opens the eyes of visitors and residents daily to a "surprisingly cool" lifestyle and culture.


Planning your trip to Columbia? No matter what your style is, Columbia has the perfect place for you to relax while you're away from home. Check out the exclusive travel deals at these nearby hotels.

Holiday Inn & Suites

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Midlands’ Modern Southern Food Arts
1200 Hampton Street (Inside the Marriot hotel)
Receive 10% off your meal when you present your CMA admission sticker
@116 Espresso & Wine Bar 
116 State Street
Atlanta Bread Company
1307 Main Street
Blue Cactus Cafe 
2002 Greene Street
1214 Main Street
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse 
1508 Main Street
Crepes & Croissants
1465 Sumter Street
Drip on Main
1441 Main Street
The Epicurean by Al Amir
1734 Main Street
Good Life Cafe
1614 Main Street
Greek Boys
1469 Sumter Street
Hampton Place Café 
1230 Hampton Street
Hampton Street Vineyard 
1201 Hampton Street
M Café 
1417 Sumter Street
Michael's Cafe and Catering
1620 Main Street
The Oak Table 
1221 Main Street
Olive Grill
1211 Taylor Street
100 State Street
Villa Tronco 
1213 Blanding Street
The Whig
1200 Main Street
Zoe's Kitchen 
1320 Main Street

Full listing of area restaurants

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