The Convention Center is right in the middle of Columbia’s bustling downtown. With over 2,000 hotel rooms and 70 restaurants (and counting) within one mile, getting your fill of our city is easy. After your meeting wraps, dig into some traditional Southern barbecue, or cozy up to the bar with a cocktail – no matter your style, we’ve got you covered. Check out the hotels and restaurants nearby below.

For assistance blocking rooms for your group, contact Experience Columbia SC.

For a complete list of Columbia restaurants, visit