West Columbia, South Carolina

West Columbia, located along the Congaree and Saluda rivers, is graced with tree-lined streets, quaint shops. As such, it attracts young families and entices residents to put down roots and become active in the community. With a rich heritage, West Columbia is coming into its own. Historic neighborhoods stand side-by-side with new developments, adding to its charm and livability. Protective of the natural beauty of the rivers and its small town feel, one of its most attractive features is that it’s just across the bridge from the capital, Columbia.

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Interactive Art Park
Become a butterfly and more
425 Meeting Street, West Columbia


Old Mill Antique Mall
Quiz your friends and see if they recognize vintage items from the past; or, create a new table-top display with vintage glass
310 State Street, West Columbia

Head Outdoors:

West Columbia Riverwalk Park
Walk under the bridge for a different perspective
109 Alexander Road, West Columbia

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Gotta Fuel up First!

Sunshine Café
2250 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia

Café Strudel
300 State Street, West Columbia

Head for the Water …

Palmetto Outdoor Center
As local experts, they offer  easy tubing, kayaking and guided walking tours.
131 Alexander Road, West Columbia

West Columbia Riverwalk Park
Riverwalk is known for its outdoor recreation and nature watching. The centerpiece of the park, overlooking the Congaree River, is its amphitheater home to public concerts. 
109 Alexander Road, West Columbia

More Eats

Zesto of West Columbia
You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see the giant cone out front. Order  ice cream and then take a photo in front of their landmark sign. Other menu items also available.
504 12th Street, West Columbia

WECO Bottle & Bier Garten
The perfect combination:  a beer and wine shop and a quaint old-fashioned outdoor beer garden.
626 Meeting Street, West Columbia

Black Rooster
A French bistro overlooking the city with views of the river. They offer patio, indoor and a second floor outdoor deck. Close to Riverwalk Park and Three Rivers Greenway.
201 Meeting Street, West Columbia

Other Favorites:  Rush’s, Greecian Gardens, Bricks and Stones Pizza, Mai Thai Cuisine, Groucho’s

For a complete list of restaurants, visit the Food & Dining section of this website.

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