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 1120 Lincoln Street.

Main Street Columbia view from the statehouse steps

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.

Partner Hotels

"Hotel Trundle"

CMA visitors get a 10% discount at Hotel Trundle by clicking the logo above. 

Local Restaurants

1214 Main Street
Cantina 76
1301 Main Street
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse 
1508 Main Street
Crepes & Croissants
1465 Sumter Street
Curiosity Coffee Bar
2327 Main Street
Good Life Cafe
1216 Taylor Street
The Grand
1621 Main Street
Greek Boys
1469 Sumter Street
Hampton Place CafĂ© 
1230 Hampton Street
Hampton Street Vineyard 
1201 Hampton Street
Lula Drake
1635 Main Street
Sweet Cream Company
1627 Main Street
100 State Street
Villa Tronco 
1213 Blanding Street
The War Mouth
1209 Franklin Street

Full listing of area restaurants


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