The Vista sits on the banks of the Congaree River. From kayaking to checking out the shoreline, the river’s beauty is a unique asset to the district. Stroll or bike on the Vista Greenway, an urban oasis, which connects the Vista to other city neighborhoods.
Shop & Explore
Events & Entertainment
Catch indie acts at Music Farm, the South Carolina Philharmonic at the Koger Center, or major artists on tour at Colonial Life Arena. With this district’s roots in visual artists, the Vista is home to nearly a dozen galleries with works by local and internationally renowned artists. Don’t miss EdVenture, one of the top children’s museums in the country, and the South Carolina State Museum with its new Planetarium.
Stay & Relax
From unique wedding venues to Columbia’s finest hotels and acclaimed restaurants, the Vista is your home for celebrating special moments.
Eat & Drink
In the heart of Columbia, the Vista is adjacent to the South Carolina State House and the University of South Carolina, and our historic Governor’s mansion is easily accessible from the district. In addition to learning more about our state’s rich history, visitors can engage with amazing and interactive exhibits at the South Carolina State Museum, and the youngest fans of the Vista love hands-on exhibits at EdVenture Children’s Museum. Do all of this and more in the Vista!
Grab a barstool, a burger, and a beer and settle in for game day at one of the Vista’s many neighborhood bars. The Vista is also proud to be the home of USC basketball at Colonial Life Arena and baseball at Founders Park.
Home to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and Columbia’s finest hotels, the Vista is the spot for meetings of any kind. Our district’s brick-paved streets, art galleries, locally owned restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries provide the perfect backdrop for gatherings.
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