I was surprised to find there are so little resources on tourist places in Columbia. Even the web sites didn’t do much for me although they offered some tidbits. Maybe because I already knew the sites they highlight. Maybe because they didn’t offer information on what I am interested in – low cost/no cost activities, walking tours, green spaces, and historical areas. The brochures I picked up at the visitor center are more chock full of ‘stuff’ than the websites. Book wise was the pretty much the same as the websites, general information only and emphasis on restaurants, shopping, and the higher priced activities.
Book wise the South Carolina travel books will have to do, but the websites are a better alternative.
Brochure Names (with associated web address)
Columbia South Carolina 5km/10km Historic Capital City Walk (www.columbiacvb.com)
General Sherman’s March on Columbia, South Carolina – Self Guided Tour (www.shermansmarch.com)
Home Places, Work Places, Resting Places: African-American Heritage Sites Tour (historiccolumbia.org)
Three Rivers Greenway (www.RiverAlliance.org)