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Columbia is the capital city of South Carolina and is located in the center of the state (pop. 116,278). In addition to the historic State House grounds, Columbia offers a wide variety of cultural, artistic, social, and family activities for everyone. Whether you enjoy jogging along the Congaree River or taking in a concert at a local venue, you can always find something to do in Columbia. The city is the perfect blend of big-city feel and small town charm.
If you need to get away from the city for a few days, Columbia is just two hours away from the relaxation of the beach and the mountains. Or, if the big-city lifestyle calls you, you are only a short drive from Charlotte and Atlanta.
The climate in Columbia includes long spring and autumn seasons, sunny summers, and short, mild winters. Temperatures lows/highs average between 32-55 degrees in the winter and 70-92 degrees in the summer. Average annual snowfall in South Carolina is less than 2 inches, with most of that falling in the Upstate Region surrounding the mountains.
For more information on Columbia, visit the Columbia Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
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