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Address: Columbia, SC

Historic riverfront area.

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Not the same as picture

The path was peaceful, but in my opinion not worth our time. The path was about a quarter of a mile, and there as construction when we were there. It looked nothing like the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 June 2016
Jeanette L
Miami, Florida
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Blythewood, South Carolina
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Vista has some of the best restaurants (along with some on Main St.). It's got the better art galleries and places to hang for live music in town.

Thank dla455
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Could not find anything like that picture in the Congaree. It must have been in the Park that was close by. BUT just go to FIVE POINTS. Trendy, quirky find the Hootie and the Blowfish statue/art work. Then Eat at YESTERDAYS. Then get the heck out of Columbia NOT much there.

Thank lrempala
Miami, Florida
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The path was peaceful, but in my opinion not worth our time. The path was about a quarter of a mile, and there as construction when we were there. It looked nothing like the picture.

Thank Jeanette L
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Great selection of restaurants but very poor parking.Good place to visit for evening and weekend night life.

Thank Carol R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

For the teens and their parents. Take an industrial factory area from the late 1800s and redo some of the buildings into chic restaurants leaving just enough of the remaining buildings in their original and gritty state = a popular, happening urban downtown albeit small. What's not to like? Art galleries, shopping in beautiful faded brick buildings, chain restaurants on... More 

2 Thank DC Family L
Columbia, SC, United States
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

We enjoy going out to eat sat many of the new restaurants in the Vista. However, we go much less than we would because the parking and traffic flow situation is horrible. You have to know the Columbia streets and turns, which I do, very well to be able navigate and find decent parking near the venues. Good parking north... More 

1 Thank Bootlegger1970s
Columbia, South Carolina
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330 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Where the college world meets the working world and convenience is king. Lots of places to eat, meet your classmates or colleagues for a meal or to grab a drink. Great area to go if you are undecided of where to eat. You can even grab a play or event at Trustus theater walking distance from most areas in vista.

Thank Rambler17
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

The Vista is a great gathering place for young professionals, students, and older people. There are so many restaurants, shops, and special events there. Don't miss out on the open air markets that they have every week!

1 Thank Karen B
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

Make sure to bring your camera. There are plenty of photo ops. The only complaint is the amount of homeless people sitting in all of the benches and swings. They don't bother you, but it is a little intimidating. The park is beautiful and worth the time to walk all of the grounds. We had to park on the street... More 

2 Thank Daisyjack11
Chapin, South Carolina
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

This is where Columbia is hot. It is bustling business by day and then it has nightlife on all levels. It has plenty of paid and public parking. Well lit unlike Main Street or Five Points. And with the crowds it is way safer. So, shop, dine, party!

Thank chinhome

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