Area Info

Downtown Columbia is a vibrant commercial and residential city center. It is home to a diverse and growing business market, including numerous law firms, banks and real estate corporations. Entertainment and tourism are big parts of the area, as the Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia City Ballet, and the Nickelodeon Theatre are all located in the heart of downtown. Many hotel accommodation options are available, including the Columbia Marriott and the Sheraton Hotel in the Historic Palmetto Building. As for residential redevelopment, Main Street is booming with 1520 Main, the Tapps Building, and the Barringer Building. Many other residential projects are in the works. For more information on Living in Columbia visit www.livecolumbia.com.

Directions
For Detailed Maps of Columbia Visit www.sciway.net/maps

From Charlotte, NC
  • Take I-77 towards Columbia, travel 81.5 miles
  • Exit 18 for 1-20 West towards Augusta/SC 277/Columbia
  • Merge onto S Carolina 277 S, travel 7.8
  • Continue onto Bull Street, travel 0.9 miles
  • Turn right on Gervais Street, travel 0.4 miles to Assembly Street
  • Capitol Center is on the right


From Charleston, SC
  • Take I-26 West towards Columbia, travel 112 miles
  • Exit 108B for I-126 East toward Columbia
  • Continue onto I-126 East for 3.1 miles
  • Take the exit toward Huger Street, travel 0.8 miles
  • Turn Left at Gervais Street
  • Travel to Assembly Street
  • Capitol Center is on the left


From Greenville/Spartanburg, SC
  • Take I-385 South, travel 41.9 miles
  • Merge onto I-26 East, travel 56.2 miles
  • Continue onto I-126 East
  • Take the exit toward Huger Street, travel 0.8 miles
  • Turn Left at Gervais Street
  • Travel to Assembly Street
  • Capitol Center is on the left


From Atlanta, GA
  • Take I-20 East, travel 201 miles
  • Exit 58 for US-1 North towards Columbia Airport/West Columbia, travel 0.3 miles
  • Turn right at US-1 N/Augusta Road, travel 7 miles
  • Keep left at the fork, travel 486 feet
  • Continue onto US-1 N/Meeting Street, travel 2.4 miles
  • Continue onto Gervais Street
  • Travel to Assembly Street
  • Capitol Center is on the left


From Florence/Camden, SC
  • Take I-20 BUS w/ David H McLeod Blvd
  • Continue to follow I-20 BUS W, travel 2.5 miles
  • Continue onto I-20 West, travel 67.7 miles
  • Exit 73A to merge onto S Carolina 277 S toward Columbia, travel 6.6 miles
  • Continue onto Bull Street, travel 0.9 miles
  • Turn right on Gervais Street, travel 0.4 miles to Assembly Street
  • Capitol Center is on the right
Eateries
Grab a bite to eat! There is a restaurant for any occasion within walking distance of Capitol Center, fine dining, locally owned eateries, national franchises or lively cafes.

The Capital City Club
1201 Main Street, Suite 2500
Columbia, SC 29201
803-256-2000
www.clubcorp.com


Capitol Café & Bakery
1201 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-255-6292

The Oak Table
1221 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-563-5066
www.theoaktablesc.com

Bourbon
1214 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-403-1404
www.bourboncolumbia.com

Cantina 76
1301 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-764-1769
www.cantina76.com

Pearlz Oyster Bar
936 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-661-7741
www.pearlzoysterbar.com/home

Motor Supply Co. Bistro
920 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-256-6687
www.motorsupplycobistro.com

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
924-A Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-212-6666
www.ruthschris.net

Blue Marlin
1200 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-799-3838
www.bluemarlincolumbia.com

East Bay Deli
1426 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-814-2277
www.libertytaproom.com/

Old Chicago Pizza
802 Gervais Street #100
Columbia, SC 29201
803-252-3100
www.oldchicago.com/locations/columbia

(For a more complete listing of Downtown restaurants visit www.columbiacvb.com)
Lodging
Kick off your shoes and unwind in one of the many luxury hotels to choose from in Downtown Columbia. Hospitality is our specialty.

Columbia Marriott
1200 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-771-7000
www.marriott.com

Hilton Columbia
924 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-744-7800
www.hilton.com

Hyatt Place
819 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-978-2013
www.columbiadowntown.place.hyatt.com

Aloft Columbia
823 Lady Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-445-1900
www.aloftcolumbiadowntown.com

Transportation
CCP Courtesy Shuttle
803-309-7758
www.citycentercolumbia.sc
Free transportation provided to and from anywhere within our district. Hours of Operation: Mon-Sun 8 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Capitol City Cab
803-233-8294
www.realpagessites.com/capitolcitycab
For fast, courteous and prompt service anywhere in the Columbia Midlands

Checker Yellow
803-799-3311
www.hugerstreet.com
Available 24/7, Checker Yellow Cabs feature a computerized GPS dispatch system designed to pick you up and get you to our destination quickly and economically.

Imperial Transportation Service
803-781-2252
www.itslion.com
The professional, engaging and uniformed drivers that are a part of our team chauffeur you In Comfort, With Style and On Time wherever you need to travel.

Signature Transportation
803-252-5466
"Whether you need a ride to the Columbia Airport, or plan to enjoy dinner in downtown Columbia Signature Transportation provides Columbia with car service and professional chauffeurs so you can sit back relax and enjoy the trip."

Hertz
508 Gervais Street
803-252-2561

(For a more complete transportation guide to and from the airport visit www.columbiaairport.com)
Shopping
Uptown Gifts
1201 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-661-7651
www.uptownsc.com/

Granger Owings
1333 Main Street
Suite 110
Columbia, SC 29201
803-252-6714
www.grangerowings.com

Urban Outfitters
912 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-254-5381
www.urbanoutfitters.com/

Sandler’s Diamonds & Time
1231 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-726-3537
www.sandlerjewelry.com

Mast General Store
1601 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-771-2300
www.mastgeneralstore.com

Points of Interest
South Carolina State House
1100 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-734-2430
www.southcarolinaparks.com/education-and-history/state-house

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-545-0181
www.columbiaconventioncenter.com

Columbia Museum of Art
1515 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-799-2810
www.columbiamuseum.org

Koger Center for the Arts
1051 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-777-5112
www.kogercenterforthearts.com

Colonial Life Arena
801 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-576-9053
www.coloniallifearena.com/

South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-898-4921
www.scmuseum.org

South Carolina's Governor's Mansion
800 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-737-3000
www.scgovernorsmansion.org