To get a sense of what makes Columbia tick, pull on some comfortable shoes and explore nearby areas such as West Columbia, Lexington, and Cayce.
To really understand Columbia, take a trip to one of its fabulous cultural destinations. Join a tour, admire the interior of the building or simply enjoy the beautiful artworks at the South Carolina State Museum. Visit the Columbia Museum of Art, to get your fix of art.
Looking for ways to keep the kids busy? Let them run around at the various child-friendly destinations close by. For those interested in creatures of all kinds add the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden on your list of places to visit.
If the sun is out, follow the locals and make the most of the local natural destinations. If you want to rest a while in a green oasis be sure to check out Finley Park.
Finding somewhere suitable to stay around the Irmo area is a breeze. The Baymont Inn and Suites Columbia Northwest, the Affordable Suites Deluxe and the Clarion Hotel Downtown are just some of the many great places to stay around here.