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Fly to Columbia, South Carolina, with United Airlines from over 200 airports within the United States and an additional 100 airports internationally.
Columbia’s top attractions
- Visit the Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens, a historic house that has been a private residence, governor’s mansion, Union Army headquarters, convent and educational institution.
- See artwork from around the world at the Columbia Museum of Art.
- Shop the locally owned shops and boutiques in the popular Five Points neighborhood.
- Head outdoors for urban kayaking, or take a day trip to nearby Congaree National Park, a floodplain home to wildlife including alligators, wild pigs and deer.
Best time to travel to Columbia
Several popular events in Columbia celebrate the culture and contributions of the city's African-American community, like the Black History Parade and Festival in winter and the Columbia Black Expo in spring. In summer, the Lexington County Peach Festival honors this local favorite fruit with parades, food and live entertainment.