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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Columbia?
If your trip to Columbia is all organized but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.If your friends ask why you’re heading here, just show them a few pictures of South Carolina State House and University of South Carolina. These fabulous attractions guarantee you’ll have a memorable trip.Not far from the heart of the city, Colonial Life Arena is one attraction to consider adding to your must-see list. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and Township Auditorium are also close by and worth checking out.
What are the best road trip destinations near Columbia?
Located 19 miles away and home to plenty to see and do, Chapin attracts visitors throughout the year. Come and find out what keeps them coming back. Prosperity is another place to add to your itinerary. It’s about 30 miles away. Hop out of the car, stretch your legs and discover what this place is all about.
Where are the best convention centers near Columbia?
Here on a business trip? You’ll be glad to hear that Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center has some awesome restaurants, cafés and hotels close by. It’s situated 0.6 miles from Columbia.
What kind of rental car should I get for Columbia?
Sure, you can make your way around Columbia without renting a car. But with so much to see and experience here, having one would certainly make your stay more enjoyable. If you plan to head out of the city and into wide, open spaces, consider a car with a bit of power. A larger car like an SUV will get you to the surrounding sandy shores in style. Planning to spend most of your vacation close to the bright lights of the city? A compact or mini car is a great choice. Maneuvering through narrow laneways and squeezing into tiny parking spaces will be a walk in the park with one of these.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Columbia?
You’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a great range of both luxury and economy rental vehicles in Columbia. What you go for will depend on your budget and what you’re hoping to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles are hard to beat if you’re all about comfort and class. If you’re splurging, why not grab a high-end SUV, or perhaps a slick medium-sized sedan? On the other hand, if you’re just after a set of wheels to whiz around town in as economically as possible, you’re better off going with a budget compact vehicle (or something else that’s unlikely to break the bank).
Is it difficult to park in Columbia?
Finding a car space in Columbia isn’t too hard. Of course, it depends on the time and place — it could be tricky parking in the very center during busy periods.
Does Columbia have peak-hour traffic?
As with most cities, roads get busier in the early and late rush hours. However, with a population of about 133,800, traffic congestion isn’t a big problem in Columbia.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Richland County?
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your car rental company may bill the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the most common approach. On the other hand, it may pass on your contact information to the relevant local agency so the fine is sent directly to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Columbia?
It’s not illegal in Columbia, but we don’t recommend it. For a safer journey, it’s always best to wait until you’ve reached your destination before texting or calling.
What are the rules around drink driving in Columbia?
In Columbia, it is a punishable offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) over 0.08%. If you’re planning to have a drink or two, you’d be wise to leave your rental car at your hotel.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Columbia?
Traffic laws in Columbia permit drivers at a red light to turn into the direction of traffic nearer to them, without having to wait for it to turn green. Before turning, the vehicle must fully stop and the driver must be certain that the way is clear before continuing on.
Are seat belts compulsory in Richland County?
Seat belts should always be worn in Richland County. Having said that, this rule may not apply for certain vehicles, like those used by public transportation networks.

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