Top Attractions within Columbia
The Columbia Mall is the perfect place for people to tend to their shopping needs, regardless of budget and items. Here people may shop for clothes, objects, electronics and groceries; there are over 200 shops, department stores and brand boutiques. For a stress free shopping experience, customers may like to enjoy taking a break at the Cheesecake Factory Restaurant, in one of the many coffee shops or even while seeing a film in the AMC theater. It is the perfect place to shop for your vacation in Columbia and for souvenirs and gifts upon departure.
The Columbia Festival of the Arts is held every year, to celebrate the community's interest in the developing of the major cultural forms in the region. The festival is dedicated to all manifestations of the artistic genres, featuring concerts, shows, theater plays, exhibitions, crafts workshops and a wide range of other activities revolving on the arts. All the cultural venues participate in the festival offering special programs and events. Through this, the Columbia residents manage to stay connected to the artistic American heritage and to deliver it to the visitors and tourists of the region, as a means of promoting and popularizing the small community and its values.
The Merriweather Post Pavilion is the place where all the greatest live performances and concerts take place, outside of the festival, in Columbia. Many national and international artists and bands have played here over the years, to the delight of the people living or visiting in the region. The pavilion hosts concerts and performances related to modern musical manifestations for the younger generation, but also a couple of special events dedicated to children and their education regarding artistic development and musical knowledge.