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The Hilton® Columbia Center is ideally located in the center of the financial, entertainment and historic district. Our hotel provides a spacious haven for business and leisure travelers coming to Columbia, South Carolina.

While you’re in town, we recommend that you enjoy many of the parks and outdoor recreational opportunities found in town. Columbia is home of over 35 parks to choose from!

The Finlay Park is one of the best known parks in the state of South Carolina. It has hosted just about everything from festivals and political rallies to road races and Easter Sunrise services. Just one
block south of the Finlay Park is the Memorial Park located in the Congaree Vista between Main Street and the river. Serving as a memorial to those who served our county and presently has monuments honoring the USS Columbia warship and those that served with her, and the China-Burma-India Theater Veterans of WWII, causalities of the Pearl Harbor attack of December 7, 1941 who were from South Carolina, and the State Vietnam War Veterans. The Martin Luther King Jr. Park in the Five Points district of downtown Columbia is the park dedicated to the legacy and memory of the most celebrated civil rights leader in America.

The Granby Park opened in November 1998 as a gateway to the rivers of Columbia, adding another access to the many river activities available to residents. Part of the Three Rivers Greenway, Granby is a 24-acre linear park with canoe access points, fishing spots, bridges and 1/2 mile of nature trail along the banks of the Congaree River. The Congaree National Park is home to champion trees, primeval forest landscapes, and diverse plant and animal life. An international biosphere reserve, this 22,200-acre park protects the largest contiguous tract of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the United States. A sanctuary for plants and animals, it is the perfect place of research site for scientists, and a place to walk and relax in a tranquil wilderness setting. The Sesquicentennial State Park features a beautiful 30-acre lake surrounded by trails and picnic areas. The park houses a two-story log house, dating back to the mid 1700s, which was relocated to the park in 1969.

In November 1996, the River Alliance proposed that a 12-mile linear park system to be created to link people to their rivers, named was the Three Rivers Greenway. In November 1998, approximately one-half mile segment of the system was opened in the Congaree River housing 8-foot wide concrete pathways, lighting, trash receptacles, water fountains, picnic benches, overlooks, bank fishing access, canoe/kayak access, a public restroom and parking. Eventually, pathways will run from Granby to the Riverbanks Zoo.

The Riverfront Park hosts a 2 1/2 mile trail. Spanning the canal is an old railway bridge that now is a pedestrian walkway, popular for walking, running, bicycling, and fishing. Picnic tables and benches dot the walking trail. The park is part of the Palmetto Trail, a hiking and biking trail that stretches the entire length of the state, from Greenville to Charleston. The Lake Murray Park is Columbia’s largest body of water providing tourists and residents the endless opportunities for fun in the way of boating, fishing, sailing, jet skiing, and more!

Nearby Lakes, Rivers, Parks and Outdoor Activities:
•  Adventure Carolina
•  City of Columbia Parks and Recreation
•  Columbia Riverfront Park/ Historic Canal
•  Congaree Swamp National Monument
•  Congaree National Park
•  Finlay Park
•  Lake Murray
•  Martin Luther King Jr. Park
•  Memorial Park
•  River Alliance
•  River Alliance - Granby Park
•  River Alliance - Riverfront Park
•  Saluda Shoals Park
•  SC Vietnam Veterans Monument & Memorial Park
•  Sesquicentennial State Park
Whether you're visiting Columbia, South Carolina for business or pleasure, choose the Hilton® Columbia Center located in the heart of the Historic Congaree Vista District. Book your reservations with us online today and receive Our Best Rates. Guaranteed!
Hilton® Columbia Center
924 Senate Street - Columbia, South Carolina 29201
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