Make the most of your overnight with this handy guide, curated by your fellow pilots. Restaurants, entertainment and other must-see attractions are shown on the map below to help you plan your stay. Save this map to your phone or other mobile device, and get walking or transit directions. Missing a must-see venue? Email with suggestions.

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Restaurants & Cafés
Cool industrial style Cajun restaurant. Whiskey.
Mellow Mushroom
Chain pizza place. Good Pizza and good beer selection.
Carolina Ale House 
Sports bar chain with pretty good pub grub and lots of cheap beer specials. Good spot to watch a game.
Camon Japanese Restaurant 
Traditional Japanese sushi spot.
Main Street Public House 
American Fare in a more upscale setting.

Bars, Pubs & Breweries
Sheraton Hotel Roof Top Lounge 
Take the elevator to the very top, then walk up two flights of stairs and find yourself having a drink with the best view of Columbia. Very cool spot for sunsets. Cheap drinks but limited menu.
The Whig
Take a step in the opposite direction from the Roof Top and descend into The Whig. This dank basement dive bar is a favorite among local hipsters as well as visiting politicians. Great pub grub, small plates, and drink specials.
Flying Saucer
Chain Taproom featuring 200+ beers. Pub Grub.
The Casual Pint
Beer store and drafts on tap. Typical pub food.

Breakfast & Coffee Shops
Starbucks at the Sheraton Hotel
Cool basement store. Hide out for a few hours.
The Wired Goat Cafe Vista
Local coffee shop. Small plates.
Cool Beans Cafe
Cool little local coffee shop. Small plates. Lunch.

Trails & Fitness Centers
Columbia Canal and Riverfront
Old Pump Houses along the river. Natural hiking and biking trails.
Finlay Park
Outdoor oasis with waterfalls, lake, seasonal concessions.

Theaters & Sports Venues
Colonial Life Arena
USC basketball games as well as large concerts.
Township Auditorium
Cool little venue for intimate music concerts.

Museums & Tours
Columbia Museum of Art
Paintings and Sculptures spanning thousands of years. Great place to cool off in the summer and check out some art.
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
One of the best displays of Confederate artifacts in the country. Other interesting exhibits as well.  Definitely worth a visit.
South Caroline State Museum
Housed in a former textile mill, this museum has plenty of things to see to kill a few hours of your layover. Check it out.