Columbia, South Carolina embodies everything a southern city should be. Historic, gracious and sultry, the city Columbia is as relaxing or exciting as you want to make it. As both the state capital and a college town, the city has cultivated a colorful arts and entertainment scene, while a revitalized main street overflows with locally owned boutique shops, eateries and night spots. The city’s history is celebrated in the area’s many museums and historic homes and the old growth forests of Congaree National Park. The region gets more than 300 days of sunshine per year, giving visitors ample opportunity to enjoy its rivers, trails and parks.