Hotel Accommodations, Visitor Information & Attractions
Preferred and Recommended Accommodations:
Both the Hilton (race HQ) and the Hampton Inn are ground zero for The Governor’s Cup Running Festival. Close to both the start and finish lines not to mention USC and the State Capitol grounds as well some of the best dining and entertainment venues in all of South Carolina. Both hotels are offering special race participant discounts. You won’t find a better deal in Columbia than the Hilton and the Hampton.
Hilton Columbia Center (Governor's Cup Race Headquarters)
Governor’s Cup Special Rate $109++
Hampton Columbia-Downtown Historic District
Governor’s Cup Special Rate $119++
More information about visiting Columbia
RUNNERS TAKE NOTE.........SPECIAL OFFERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FROM SOME OF COLUMBIA'S BEST LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
The Vista (Gervais Street Hill area)
Columbia's old warehouse district has turned into a beehive of shops and eateries. Check it out for sure. Near the hotels.
Five Points (remember the fountain?)
One of Columbia's main entertainment districts. Eat, drink and be merry.......and recover from the race.
City Center Partnership (Main Street and surrounding area)
Come visit Columbia's revitalized downtown area loaded with restaurant and shops for everyone.
Columbia's #1 attraction. Don't miss it.
Columbia is proud of its first class museum. Friday night the 19th is "Arts and Draughts" night.......use your imagination and join 1000+ people who know how to enjoy the arts.
We're the Southeast's largest museum including our new planetarium and 4D theater.
Check us out.
Columbia Fireflies (affiliate of the NY Mets)
We're playing the West Virginia Power Tourists Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:05 pm and Sunday at 2 pm.
Come see our brand new stadium, Spirit Communications Park. Great entertainment at a great price.