Once a bustling cotton warehouse district and commercial railroad terminal, the Vista area of downtown Columbia has been transformed into is a vibrant entertainment center with more than 60 restaurants, bars, and about 40 art galleries and specialty shops. This district in downtown Columbia provides an eclectic feel for locals while creating an upscale travel destination for visitors.
Columbia’s Colonial Life Arena, home to Carolina basketball and numerous concerts along with the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, shape the southern boundary of the Vista. The Publix Market, located in the historic South Carolina State Dispensary warehouse, has ushered in a new era of urban residential development in Columbia. The Vista ends at one of Columbia’s finest attraction, The SC State Museum located in the historic cotton mill offering four floors of SC history, a planetarium, 3D Theater and The Cotton Mill Exchange with unique gifts from all across SC. .Visit Our Website Get Directions