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If your trip to Columbia is all locked in but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.
If anybody asks why you're heading here, just show them some pictures of South Carolina State House and University of South Carolina. These noteworthy attractions will guarantee you have a memorable trip.
Plan a stop at Columbia Museum of Art. It's one attraction you'll usually find on travelers' must-do lists. First Baptist Church and Saint Peter's Catholic Church are also not far away and worth a pit stop.
With some great road trip options in the surrounding area, renting a car makes good sense. Without one, it wouldn't be half as easy to explore all that Aiken, 50 miles away, has to offer. Hopeland Gardens should be high up on your list here. Aiken County Historical Museum and Bruce's Field are also not to be missed. Don't skip Camden either! Just 31 miles away, Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, Bethesda Presbyterian Church and Springdale Race Course are essential stops here.
If you're in town to attend a conference, you'll find Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center situated 0.6 miles from Columbia. During one of the breaks, make your way to a nearby café to grab a few moments to yourself — socializing and networking can be tiring.
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Columbia has lots on offer. You could chill out for a week or more here and barely scratch the surface. To take in as much as you can in this bustling metropolis, a rental car is a must. Bear in mind that driving around big cities often goes hand in hand with tight streets and even tighter parking spaces. But don't worry — a small, economical car can make this a lot easier to manage. If you're in the mood to head out of the city and take a look at some of the wetlands that Columbia is renowned for, you'll probably prefer a car with more cargo space. A mid-size or full-size SUV will suit your needs.
You're spoiled for choice when it comes to renting a car in Columbia. From sporty models with all the mod cons to zippy little compacts that make parking a breeze, you'll find it all here. Choosing your perfect match depends on how much you'd like to spend and what activities you plan on doing. There are some road trips that are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others don't need anything more than enough space for your luggage and buddies. Which car will you be sliding behind the wheel of this trip?