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The Mizzou Tigers kick off this Saturday, 6 PM at Memorial Stadium against the South Carolina Gamecocks. This is the second of four home games in a row!

84 degrees, wear 30 spf or higher. shuttles are $1.50 each way, exact change. Columbia has 3,848 hotel rooms and 200+ restaurants. Memorial stadium holds 71,168 people and has 5 ATMs.

Pre-Game Information

Looking for a hotel room? If you’re having a hard time finding a room, call the City Contact Center at 573-874-CITY (2489) and ask for hotel availability.

Transportation:

  • Park downtown [parking garages are free on Saturdays] and walk to the stadium
  • Park downtown and catch a shuttle to the stadium
  • Check to see if your hotel is on a shuttle route

Shuttle information and routes can be found at GoCOMOTransit.com.

{Shuttles cost $1.50 each way, exact change is needed}

Throw on your black and gold Find new game day gear here:

photo taken outside of Glenn's Cafe, looking north on 8th Street

Grab a bite to eat: Look through our list of restaurants located in  opens in a new windowThe District for lunch or dinner before the game.

Be prepared: be sure to follow the bag policy; the following options are allowed into the stadium:

  • Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and not exceeding 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • One-gallon, clear plastic freezer bags
  • Small clutch bags that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″
  • An institutionally approved logo no larger than 4.5″ x 3.4″ on one side of permissible clear bag

SEC Nation: SEC Nation, a traveling, pregame show, will be here on Saturday! Make sure to be at Francis Quadrangle from 9 AM – 11 AM to show your support for Mizzou!

TAILGATE

A few tailgating notes:

  • Tailgating sites open at 8 AM
  • Tiger Walk occurs 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off – this year Tiger Walk will begin at the corner of Mick Deaver and Champions Dr. and will be followed by a free concert from Lauren Jenkins in the free fan fest area on Mick Deaver Drive, east of the stadium

route of tiger walk in 2017

  • The stadium opens 90 minutes before kick off
  • Keep any pets on a leash
  • Drones are not allowed to be flown on campus
  • If you don’t have your own, ask a parking attendant for a free blue recycling bag
  • Make sure you have designated drivers if you serve alcohol at your tailgate
  • Just follow the rules and have fun!

Make this: 5-Ingredient White Queso

chip being dipped into white queso dip{From The Baking Fairy}

Our  opens in a new windowTiger Tailgating Pinterest board has more ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.

While you’re here

We hope you’ll take some extra time to explore Columbia while you’re here for the game! Here’s what is going on around town this weekend:

On Stage:

opens in a new window“Little Shop of Horrors” opens in a new windowdrawing of potted venus fly trap with 'little shop of horrors' 'the musical'  Friday-Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 2 PM | Columbia Entertainment Company, 1800 Nelwood Dr.
Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant during a total eclipse, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his coworker for whom he pines. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD.

“An Ideal Husband” Friday-Sunday 8 PM
Maplewood Barn Theatre, Nifong Park
This classic Oscar Wilde comedy tells of social satires with gaiety and wit. Deception and blackmail weave themselves throughout as Wilde pulls the curtain on the hypocrisy of moralistic Victorian society. Over the course of 24 hours, Lady Chiltern goes to great lengths to save her husband’s political career in the face of an impending scandal.

“Memoirs” Friday-Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 2 PM
Talking Horse Productions, 210 Saint James St.
Two American legends, Mark Twain and Ulysses Grant, sit on the front porch and try to make sense out of their lives as Twain urges Grant to write his memoirs to make up for Grant’s lost fortune through bad investments before he succumbs to cancer.

Pints and Punchlines Friday 9:30 PM | Rose Music Hall
This monthly comedy showcase features host Michael Yetman and some of the area’s finest comedians.

Live Music:

Cody Johnson wearing cowboy hat

The Banastre Tarlton Band | Friday, 6 PM at The Station House

9th Street Summerfest: Cody Johnson | Friday, 7 PM at The Blue Note

9th Street Summerfest: Kip Moore | Saturday, 7 PM at The Blue Note

Don’t Mind Dying, The Many Colored Death, The Flood Brothers | Saturday 9 PM at Rose Music Hall

Other Events:

yellow, orange, and pink flowersBoone County Farmers Market | Saturday 8 AM – 12 PM at the Columbia Mall

Columbia Farmers Market | Saturday 8 AM – 12 PM at The ARC

Outdoor Flea Market | Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM at Midway Antique Mall

12th Annual MoRivCC EcoArt Fest | Saturday-Sunday 2 PM – sunset at Cooper’s Landing
14 music acts over two days, food, crafts, hand made soaps and other goodies, clothing, and boat rides by Missouri River Relief make this a spectacular river community event.

3rd Annual Berlin Bazaar | Saturday 12-6 PM at Cafe Berlin
This year’s event will feature over 40 of Missouri’s most innovative makers, a pop up food event from BirdHouse Fried Chicken, drinks from Cafe Berlin, music from KCOU, an entire area devoted to kids art and activities, art installations and so much more.

Orr Street Farmers and Artisans Market | Sunday 9 AM – 1 PM at Wabash Bus Station


Contact us if you have any questions:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Call 573-874-CITY (2489)
Tweet us @VisitColumbiaMO

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It’s officially FOOTBALL SEASON! The Mizzou Tigers kick off this Saturday, 11 AM at Memorial Stadium against the Missouri State Bears. This is the first of four home games in a row!

Pre-Game Information

Looking for a hotel room? If you’re having a hard time finding a room, call the City Contact Center at 573-874-CITY (2489) and ask for hotel availability.

Transportation:

  • Park downtown [parking garages are free on Saturdays] and walk to the stadium
  • Park downtown and catch a shuttle to the stadium
  • Check to see if your hotel is on a shuttle route

Shuttle information and routes can be found at GoCOMOTransit.com.

 

{Shuttles cost $1.50 each way, and beverages/coolers are not allowed, so be mindful of that before boarding}

Throw on your black and gold Find new game day gear here:

Grab a bite to eat: Look through our list of restaurants located in  opens in a new windowThe District for breakfast before the game or a late lunch/dinner afterward.

Be prepared: be sure to follow the bag policy; the following options are allowed into the stadium:

  • Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and not exceeding 12″ x 6″ x 12″
  • One-gallon, clear plastic freezer bags
  • Small clutch bags that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″
  • An institutionally approved logo no larger than 4.5″ x 3.4″ on one side of permissible clear bag

TAILGATE

A few tailgating notes:

  • Tailgating sites open at 8 AM
  • Tiger Walk occurs 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off – this year Tiger Walk will begin at the corner of Mick Deaver and Champions Dr. and will be followed by a free concert from Ocean Park Standoff in the free fan fest area on Mick Deaver Drive, east of the stadium

  • The stadium opens 90 minutes before kick off
  • Keep any pets on a leash
  • Drones are not allowed to be flown on campus
  • If you don’t have your own, ask a parking attendant for a free blue recycling bag
  • Make sure you have designated drivers if you serve alcohol at your tailgate
  • Just follow the rules and have fun!

Make this: Breakfast Burritos

Prepare these burritos ahead of time for the perfect tailgate breakfast!

Our  opens in a new windowTiger Tailgating Pinterest board has ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.

While You’re Here

We hope you’ll take some extra time to explore Columbia while you’re here for the game! Here’s what is going on around town this weekend:

On Stage:

opens in a new window“Little Shop of Horrors” Friday-Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 2 PM
Columbia Entertainment Company, 1800 Nelwood Dr.
Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant during a total eclipse, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his coworker for whom he pines. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD.

“An Ideal Husband” Friday-Sunday 8 AM
Maplewood Barn Theatre, Nifong Park
This classic Oscar Wilde comedy tells of social satires with gaiety and wit. Deception and blackmail weave themselves throughout as Wilde pulls the curtain on the hypocrisy of moralistic Victorian society. Over the course of 24 hours, Lady Chiltern goes to great lengths to save her husband’s political career in the face of an impending scandal.

Live Music:

Naked Dave Friday 7 PM 
Cooper’s Landing

Tidal Volume Friday 9 PM
Rose Music Hall

Yappy Hour in the Park with Bruce Poe Band Saturday 5 PM
Rose Park

Rage Against the Machine tribute by Decadent Nation Saturday 9:30 PM
The Blue Note

The Blues Jam Sunday 1:30 PM
The Station House

Simon Joyner, The David Nance Group, Nevada Greene Sunday 8 PM
Cafe Berlin

Other Events:

First Friday in the North Village Arts District 6-9 PM
The first Friday of each month, the North Village Arts District will collectively open its doors, encouraging residents, visitors and tourists to explore and appreciate the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify and energize our community.

Orr Street Farmers and Artisans Market Sunday 9AM-1 PM


Contact us if you have any questions:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Call 573-874-CITY (2489)
Tweet us @VisitColumbiaMO

Tag your photos  opens in a new window#ShowMeCoMo!

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The Mizzou opens in a new windowTigers kick off this Saturday, 2:30 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Vanderbilt opens in a new windowCommodores.

Missouri vs Vanderbilt Military appreciation game. Tickets $15 for military.

PRE-GAME

Looking for a hotel room? If you’re having a hard time finding a room, call us at 573-875-1231 and ask for hotel availability.

How to get to the stadium:

{Shuttles cost $1.50 each way, and beverages/coolers are not allowed so be mindful of that before boarding}

Throw on your black and gold. Find new game day gear here:

Grab a bite to eat: look through our list of restaurants located in opens in a new windowThe District for lunch before the game or dinner afterward.

Weather: As of today (Wednesday), the forecast is calling for a sunny day with a high of 55, so you should grab your sunglasses and a jacket.

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Where to watch: If you didn’t get tickets or would rather watch the game on TV, see our list of  opens in a new windowsports bars.

TAILGATE

A few tailgating notes:

  • Tailgating sites open at 8 AM
  • (12 PM) Tiger Walk occurs 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off at the pedestrian bridge over Providence
  • (1 PM) The stadium opens 90 minutes before kick off
  • Remember to keep any pets on a leash
  • Just opens in a new windowfollow the rules and have fun!

Our opens in a new windowTiger Tailgating Pinterest board has ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.

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opens in a new windowLighter Spinach & Artichoke Dip

2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream, divided
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
2 (8 ounce) packages 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 1 1/2-quart baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, sour cream, 2 Tablespoons Parmesan, pepper, garlic, artichoke hearts, cream cheese and spinach in a large bowl. Stir until well-blended. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella and the remaining 2 Tablespoons Parmesan.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown on top. Serve with vegetables or chips (extra calories for the chips!)

WHILE YOU’RE HERE

We have a lot more events than just the game going on this weekend. You can find more information on live music, on-stage performances, farmers markets, sporting events, and more on our opens in a new windowcalendar of events. We would love for you to spend some extra time here with us!


Contact us if you have any questions:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Call us at 573-875-1231
Tweet us @ColumbiaMOCVB

Tag your photos opens in a new window#ShowMeCoMo!

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The Mizzou opens in a new windowTigers kick off this Saturday, 3:00 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Delaware State opens in a new windowHornets.

mizzou football field

[Photo from Mizzou Football Facebook page]

PRE-GAME

Looking for a hotel room? It’s family weekend so our rooms are selling out fast. Call us at 573-875-1231 and ask for hotel availability.

How to get to the stadium:

{Shuttles cost $1.50 each way, and beverages/coolers are not allowed so be mindful of that before boarding}

Throw on your black and gold! If you want/need new black and gold gear, check out:

Glenn's 8

Grab a bite to eat: look through our list of restaurants located in opens in a new windowThe District for lunch before the game or dinner afterward.

Weather: As of today (Tuesday), the opens in a new windowforecast is calling for a high of 87 – with the game at 3 PM, it’s going to be a hot day tailgating and even hotter in the stadium.

Where to watch: Not planning on watching the game in person? Here’s our list of  opens in a new windowsports bars.

TAILGATE

A few tailgating notes:

  • Tailgating sites open at 8 AM
  • (12:30 PM) Tiger Walk occurs 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off at the pedestrian bridge over Providence
  • (1:30 PM) The stadium opens 90 minutes before kick off
  • Remember to keep any pets on a leash
  • Just opens in a new windowfollow the rules and have fun!

Our opens in a new windowTiger Tailgating Pinterest board has ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.

Have some football water bottles on hand at your tailgate with these opens in a new windowfree printable labels.

football water bottles

WHILE YOU’RE HERE

Below is a list of some other great activities going on this weekend. Check out our calendar of events to see more.

SPECIAL EVENTS

opens in a new windowBest of the Year Student Films 7 PM Friday
Charters Lecture Hall, Stephens College

opens in a new windowFamily Weekend Comedian: Justin Willman 7 PM Friday
Jesse Auditorium, MU

opens in a new window“An American Daughter” 7:30 PM Friday-Saturday and 2 PM Sunday
Macklanburg Playhouse

opens in a new windowPoltergeist (1982) on 35 MM 9:15 PM Friday and 9:30 PM Saturday
Ragtag Cinema

opens in a new windowEarthdance: Global Peace Party 3-9 PM Saturday
Cooper’s Landing

opens in a new windowMizzou Soccer vs. Mississippi State 1 PM Sunday
Walton Stadium

opens in a new windowMizzou Volleyball vs. Ole Miss 1:30 PM Sunday
Hearnes Center

opens in a new windowCROP Hunger Walk and 5K Run 2 PM Sunday
Stephens Lake Park

LIVE MUSIC

Killing in the Name: A Rage Against the Machine Tribute 9:30 PM Friday
The Blue Note

The Kay Brothers, Dave and Dyno with the Roadkill Orchestra 9:30 PM Friday
Rose Music Hall

Monchichi, The Yotes, Fullbloods 9 PM Friday
The Social Room

The Mowgli’s, Colony House, Dreamers 9 PM Saturday
The Blue Note

Titus Andronicus, A Giant Dog 9 PM Saturday
Rose Music Hall

Adia Victoria, Sleepy Kitty, Sissy Paycheck 8 PM Saturday
Café Berlin


Contact us if you have any questions:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Call us at 573-875-1231
Tweet us @ColumbiaMOCVB

Tag your photos opens in a new window#ShowMeCoMo!

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The Mizzou opens in a new windowTigers kick off this Saturday, 6:30 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Eastern Michigan opens in a new windowEagles. It’s the first home game of the season!

mizzou sunset at faurot field

PRE-GAME

Need help finding a hotel room? Call us at 573-875-1231 and ask for hotel availability.

How to get to the stadium:

{Shuttles cost $1.50 each way, and beverages/coolers are not allowed so be mindful of that before boarding}

football stadium

Throw on your black and gold! If you want/need new black and gold gear, check out:

Grab a bite to eat: check out our list of restaurants located in opens in a new windowThe District for ideas.

TAILGATE

A few tailgating notes:

  • Remember to keep any pets on a leash
  • Tailgating sites open at 8 AM
  • Tiger Walk occurs 2 hours and 30 minutes before kick off at the pedestrian bridge over Providence
  • The stadium opens 90 minutes before kick off
  • Just opens in a new windowfollow the rules and have fun!

Our opens in a new windowTiger Tailgating Pinterest board has ideas for game day recipes, tailgating tips and games, and more.

Make this: Pink Lemonade Sparkling Fruit Punch

sole-hope-28It’s going to be hot on Saturday – make this fruit punch to have on-hand at your tailgate:

4 cans of frozen lemonade concentrate

1/2 gallon of cranberry juice

46 oz red fruit punch (Hawaiian punch recommended)

1 quart of chilled Ginger Ale

46 oz can of pineapple juice

2 lemons

Ice

 

WHILE YOU’RE HERE

Below is a list of some other great activities going on this weekend. Check out our calendar of events to see more.

ON-STAGE:

opens in a new window‘The Little Mermaid’ at Columbia Entertainment Company
7:30 PM Friday, 2 PM Saturday, 2 PM Sunday

opens in a new window‘Moon Over Buffalo’ at Maplewood Barn Theatre
8 PM Friday-Sunday

opens in a new window‘It Started with a Touch’ at Talking Horse Theatre
7:30 PM Friday, 2 PM Sunday

MUSIC:

opens in a new windowNash Next 2016 Showcase at The Blue Note
Friday 8 PM

opens in a new windowHaley Brown at Nash Vegas
Friday 9 PM

opens in a new windowBetter Than Last, You Me and the American Dream at The Social Room
Friday 9 PM

opens in a new windowMountain Sprout + Molly Gene at Rose Music Hall
Saturday 9:30 PM

corn maze with national parks centennial

FAMILY: 

Shryocks Corn Maze Season Opening at 2927 County Rd. 253
Friday 4-9 PM

opens in a new window2016 Hallsville Fall Festival at the Hallsville Fairgrounds
Friday 6 PM, Saturday all day

opens in a new windowMovies in the Park – Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Cosmo Park
Friday 8 PM

OTHER:

opens in a new windowMeet the Author: James Endersby and William Horner at Boone County Historical Society
Saturday 10:30 AM

opens in a new windowEcoArtFest at Cooper’s Landing
Saturday-Sunday 2-8 PM

opens in a new windowOrr Street Farmers and Artisans Market at Wabash Bus Station
Sunday 9 AM-1 PM


Contact us if you have any questions:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Call us at 573-875-1231
Tweet us at @ColumbiaMOCVB

Tag your photos #ShowMeCoMo

GO TIGERS

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The Mizzou Tigers kick off this FRIDAY, 1:30 PM at Memorial Stadium against the Arkansas Razorbacks.

mizzou-logo

PRE-GAME:

The CoMo Connect public transit system offers gameday shuttles to and from the stadium! Check out information on schedules and routes .

Check out The Mizzou Store on campus for gameday gear and more. We love Mizzou gold but this week is the Blackout game, so be sure to wear black!

Have questions about MU’s tailgating rules? Need a great game day recipe? Find everything you need on the Mizzou Tailgating website or on our Pinterest boards: Gear Up for Game Day and Tiger Tailgating.

WHILE YOU’RE HERE:

Below is a list of some other great activities going on this weekend! Check out our calendar of events to see more.

Deja Vu Comedy Club presents AJ Finney, 9 PM Friday and Saturday
Deja Vu, 405 Cherry St.

Columbia College Men’s Basketball vs. Avila University, 8 PM Friday
Columbia College, 1001 Rogers St.

Mojo’s presents The Flood Brothers and The Kay Brothers, 9 PM Friday
Mojo’s, 1013 Park Ave.

Columbia College Men’s Basketball vs. Culver Stockton, 3 PM Saturday
Columbia College, 1001 Rogers St.

The Bridge presents Quinn DeVeaux, Man in the Ring, and Two-Bit Steve, 8 PM Saturday
The Bridge, 1020 E. Walnut

Mojo’s presents Trampled Under Foot and Big House, 9 PM Saturday
Mojo’s, 1013 Park Ave.

Mizzou Women’s Basketball vs. Milwaukee, 2 PM Sunday
Mizzou Arena

Roxy’s presents Downphase, Devices for Survival, Running from Paris, and Madora 8 PM, Sunday
Roxy’s, 1025 E. Broadway

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Regal Stadium 14 Theater, 2800 Goodwin Pointe Dr.
Goodrich Forum 8, 1209 Forum Katy Parkway

2014 Autumn Exhibition
PS:Gallery, 1025 E. Walnut St.

HUNGRY?

Below is a list of Columbia restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving:

11 Eleven, open 6 AM – 10 PM
Located at The Broadway Hotel, 1111 E. Broadway

Applebee’s, 4 PM – close
2601 E Broadway, 2010 I-70 Dr. SW

Bob Evans, 8 AM -8 PM
3000 Clark Lane

Cheerleader Pub, 3 PM – 11 PM
1400 Cinnamon Ln.

Churchill’s Italiano, evening hours
Located at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, 2200 I-70 Dr. SW

Cracker Barrel, regular hours
3304 Clark Ln.

The Deuce Pub and Pit
3700 Monterey Dr.

Glenn’s Cafe, 3 PM – close
Located at The Tiger Hotel, 29 S. 8th St.

Golden Corral, 10:30 AM – 6 PM
3421 Clark Ln.

Grand Cru, 10 AM – 2 PM
2600 S. Providence Rd.

Garden Grille, 4 PM – 10 PM
Located at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3300 Vandiver Dr.

IHOP, regular hours
51 Conley Rd.

Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen, evening hours
217 N. Stadium Blvd.

Lone Star, 11 AM – 8 PM
3220 Vandiver Dr.

McDonald’s, regular hours
415 Stadium Blvd, 3206 Clark Ln, 500 Nifong Blvd.

TFI Fridays, regular hours
3030 I-70 Dr. SE

Truman’s Bar and Grill, 2 PM – 1:30 AM
3304 W. Broadway Business Park Ct.

Happy Thanksgiving

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As you prepare to travel from one Columbia to another for the upcoming face-off against the Gamecocks, we encourage you to spend some time exploring all the wonderful offerings of “The New Southern Hot Spot” outside of Williams-Brice Stadium! With so much to do and see in  opens in a new windowColumbia, SC, the Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau is providing you with a rundown of some of the area’s “hot spots!”

Fans with famously hot painted on there chest and stomachs.

The New Game Day Hot Spot

Game day in Columbia is like nothing else. The energy surrounding the stadium is a (sand) storm of activity and excitement as fans hop from tailgate to tailgate, playing games of cornhole and counting down the hours until kickoff. Carolina Fair Park in the South Carolina State Fairgrounds, Gamecock Park and Seawell’s are all popular tailgating locations around the stadium and no matter which team wins the game, the celebration will last well into the night at bars in the Congaree Vista, Five Points and on Main Street.

BBQ Palmetto Pig 12.20.13 

The New Culinary Hot Spot

Be sure to bring your appetite and sample the local flavor! From barbecue and burgers to fine dining and food trucks, we have it all!  opens in a new windowThe Southern Belly BBQ and  opens in a new windowPalmetto Pig will have you going hog wild while  opens in a new windowRockaway Athletic Club and opens in a new windowPawleys Front Porch serve expertly crafted burgers with unique Southern flair. For the more refined palate,  opens in a new windowThe Oak Table opens in a new windowTerra and  opens in a new windowMotor Supply Co. Bistro offer fresh, locally-sourced dishes. If you can track down these meals on wheels,  opens in a new window2 Fat 2 Fly will have you stuffed and  opens in a new windowThe Wurst Wagen will get you in the Oktoberfest spirit with authentic German recipes. Bon Appétit!

 Beer Tasting 06.05.13

The Brew Southern Hot Spot

The craft beer scene in Columbia exploded this past year. The region went from no breweries to three successful operations and a fourth in development.  opens in a new windowConquest Brewing Company opens in a new windowRiver Rat Brewery and  opens in a new windowSwamp Cabbage Brewing Co. are all located in close proximity to Williams-Brice Stadium and all but the latter are available as tailgating locations! Quench your thirst with an ice-cold pint and get ready for game time!

 Kayaking on the Congaree River

The New Adventure Hot Spot

Situated at the convergence of three rivers and boasting a temperate climate, Columbia offers year-round outdoor adventure. Stick around and spend the day after the game kayaking or tubing on the Broad, Saluda or Congaree rivers, hiking in  opens in a new windowCongaree National Park or sailing the beautiful waters of  opens in a new windowLake Murray. You’ll have a fresh burst of adrenaline for your journey back home!

 State House

The New Historic Hot Spot

Take in Columbia’s fascinating history with a free tour of the  opens in a new windowSouth Carolina State House or by meandering through renovated  opens in a new windowHistoric Columbia properties such as the  opens in a new windowWoodrow Wilson Family Home and the  opens in a new windowRobert Mills House & Gardens. The  opens in a new windowSouth Carolina State Museum is a must-see, having just completed their $23 million “Windows to New Worlds” expansion that includes a 55-foot digital planetarium dome and theater, an online observatory, a 4-D multisensory theatre and an outdoor telescope-viewing terrace. The museum is the first facility in the nation to house all of these properties under one roof! 

The New Artistic Hot Spot

Absorb the beauty of the Columbia area through its expansive and diverse art scene!  opens in a new windowColumbia Museum of Art houses masterpieces by Monet and Botticelli, as well as a constant rotation of traveling exhibits throughout the year. Public displays of art can be found along Main Street and throughout the city, adding a unique aesthetic to the region. Columbia is also home to the only nonprofit, art house theatre in the state,  opens in a new windowThe Nickelodeon, which hosts the Indie Grits Film Festival each year.  opens in a new windowTin Roof, Music Farm,  opens in a new windowTownship Auditorium and  opens in a new windowColonial Life Arena attract musical talent from all genres, while  opens in a new windowTrustus Theatre pushes the envelope with their daring and edgy plays.

MACST Skyline

For more information or assistance in planning your trip, please visit  opens in a new windowcolumbiacvb.com or call  opens in a new window803-545-0002. Come back soon!

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Thanks to Dayna Cantelmi with the Columbia, SC Convention and Visitors Bureau for providing us with all these great tips!

All photos courtesy of the Columbia, SC CVB

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