Find Out What Makes Columbia the New Southern Hotspot

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Welcome to Columbia! Home of sweet tea, fireflies, and a famous reputation as The Real Southern Hotspot.

Here, in South Carolina’s Capital city, is where tradition and tomorrow perfectly blend to create a modern city that clings tightly to it’s southern charm, where stately buildings buzz with new business, and centuries-old sites give rise to fresh perspectives. With a little something for everyone, Columbia boasts an internationally recognized flagship university, the army’s largest training site, political powerhouses, and major corporations.

With a dynamic arts and entertainment scene, Columbia offers a rich palette of options for dining, live music, theater and ballet, award-winning libraries and museums, and outdoor activities; all set against the backdrop of the beautiful Congaree River.

There is so much to see and do year-round, that the real Southern hot spot will leave you looking forward to what’s next. Be sure to check out our blog for what’s new and explore our city!

Michael Bailey works as a multimedia journalist who specializes in producing news stories and personal profiles that highlight the cultural, social, economic, and political experiences of minorities living in South Carolina and beyond. His extensive media, business, and political background has made him a well-respected voice and an often sought-after commentator on issues impacting people of color.

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