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There is always something for everyone in Columbia's premier arts and entertainment district. A variety of college and professional sports and almost year-round outdoor events fill the calendar, in addition to cultural offerings including theater, ballet, philharmonic concerts, lectures, and exhibitions.

The Vista is the place of choice for shopping, dining & entertainment– a high-energy urban environment to live and grow businesses.

Restaurants and Bars

Visitors will find something for everyone among the Vista’s selection of restaurants, bars, and clubs. From fine dining for that special occasion to casual spots after a concert or athletic event, the Vista features both a diverse cuisine and an eclectic atmosphere.

Galleries and Studios

Art has been a focus for the Vista since its rebirth. Lining the streets of the Vista, art lovers can choose from more than a dozen galleries and even observe artists at work in their studios.

Professional Services

Professional firms including architects, advertising agencies, lawyers, graphic designers, bankers, entrepreneurs and others call the Vista home. Midday bustles with a steady stream of business people walking, dining, and working in the district. Services are plentiful and support the urban commercial and residential neighborhood.

Shopping

You’ll need to look no further than the Vista... From hardware to Harleys, linens to diamonds, and everything in between, you’ll find it in the Vista. Specialty shops and national vendors are within reach of downtown hotels and the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Residential

With its proximity to the South Carolina State Capitol, University of South Carolina, and downtown businesses, the Vista is an excellent address for residents who work or conduct business in Columbia’s city center. Enjoy a lifestyle rich in art, shopping, dining, and be on the cutting edge of Columbia’s urban revival.

Hotels

With its proximity to the South Carolina State Capitol, University of South Carolina, and downtown businesses, the Vista is an excellent address for residents who work or conduct business in Columbia’s city center. Enjoy a lifestyle rich in art, shopping, dining, and be on the cutting edge of Columbia’s urban revival. Vista residents choose from an eclectic mix of residential offerings available to rent or own, including apartment, condominiums, town homes, live/work spaces, and single-family homes in the Arsenal Hill neighborhood.

Museums

The Vista comes to life after dark. Cultural opportunities abound – theater, ballet, live music – and there is always something for everyone in Columbia’s premier arts and entertainment district. A variety of sporting events and almost year-round outdoor concerts fill the calendar. South Carolina’s state museum and the largest children’s museum in the Southeast are located in the Vista, just blocks away from the city’s leading art museum and the state capitol building.

Box Offices

The Vista comes to life after dark. Cultural opportunities abound – theater, ballet, live music – and there is always something for everyone in Columbia’s premier arts and entertainment district. A variety of sporting events and almost year-round outdoor concerts fill the calendar. South Carolina’s state museum and the largest children’s museum in the Southeast are located in the Vista, just blocks away from the city’s leading art museum and the state capitol building.