It’s the lifestyle of enjoying social pleasures that led to Columbia being recognized as ''Famously Hot''. Its striking outdoors from cafes, coffee shops, and art galleries to tree-lined boulevards and cobbled streets make it the best place to socialize.
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The modern entertainments that this city is packed with greatly reshaped its planning that makes it orderly looking. When you take a stroll of the city nothing seems strange at first, but one step back towards its glorious past and every tourist becomes puzzled with how modern pressures harmonize with this old city.
Columbia was the first city named after Christopher Columbus, America's pioneer and was established in 1786 as a compromise capital to take a hassle out for conflicting factions of both Low Country and Upstate. Columbia is really almost in the center of the state just 3 miles away from the exact geographical center. The city was pushed to prosperity by visit of George Washington in 1791 and one year later it was put on a path of re-emerging modern metropolis.
Anyway, it's better to see all on your own as there is nothing easier, but a stroll of the city. Attractions include;
- The Cayce Historic Museum traces history of the first European settlement in the South Carolina
- Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, a showcase for more than 2000 animals
- The African American History Monument, the first designed to immortalize the rich history of African Americans
- First Baptist Church, a location for the first Secession Convention in December 1860 and was built in 1859
After, you may keep the action going on the boat tour at the Lake Murray that is regarded as the most notable lake in the Southeastern United States. Otherwise, go fishing to the confluence of two major rivers – Broad River and Saluda River, or join kayak and canoe enthusiasts. Also this city is family-oriented and in recent years it gained a reputation of ideal city for retirees.
And one thing more to note about Columbia, despite all its friendliness this is a city with huge backdrop of history and traditions that means it to be sometimes cooler than you expect. It refers at biggest part to pure rules of politeness strictly obeyed in the city. Thus no surprise to meet some critics if you refuse to let grandmother take your seat in public transport.
So good manners and comfortable hotel booked at Booked.net is what you need in Columbia.