Lodging

Slow Foods @ 701 whaley

Welcome, out-of-town media makers and festival-goers!

Downtown Columbia has an abundance of wonderful places to rest your weary head in close proximity to the festival.

About Columbia, Sc

Columbia, SC is a bustling, capital city with charming shopping areas, an electric nightlife, delicious Southern cuisine and more than 300 days of sunshine a year. With some of the best art galleries and entertainment venues sprinkled throughout the region, our exciting and progressive city is widely considered one of the new southern hot spots.

Columbia is flush with youthful energy boasting a fast-growing contemporary art and design scene. The beautiful parks, river walks, swamp system, and nearby lake give our region just the right amount of Southern flair for any and everyone to kick back, relax and enjoy.

While between your favorite Indie Grits events and films, stroll up and down Main Street and find that perfect gift in Mast General Store, or liven-up with a deliciously rich latte at Drip. Hungry? We’’ve got you covered. Start the day off right with brunch at 116 Espresso & Wine Bar for some sweet potato pancakes, shrimp and grits and their three potato hashbrowns; a definite must. Stop into The Whig for a pint and their famous Whig Burger topped with gouda and bacon. Grab your best duds and enjoy a swanky dinner at The Oak Table. With favorites that include deep-fried lobster and seven cheese oak table smoky mac, this will be one dining experience you won’t soon forget.

A thriving downtown district, unique natural venues and plenty of Southern charm await you and your friends in this ever-changing region. With plenty to do and see, visiting Columbia, SC is a truly unique experience for everyone. You just can’t go wrong in this beautiful, capital city.

Learn more about Columbia, SC, at www.columbiacvb.com and stay updated on news and information about happenings throughout the region by following @columbiasc on Twitter or checking out Experience Columbia on Facebook.