There’s something breathtaking about a skyline view - glass and steel and angles jutting out into the vibrant blue or sparkly night sky. And whether the Columbia SC skyline is your hometown view or whether you’re planning your first visit, we have a list of the top places to see all sides of our signature silhouette.


Snap and sip from the rooftop of Hendrix, a fresh restaurant situated in a historic building in the heart Columbia’s Main Street District

Hickory Tavern Vista

Views of the Vista (including the iconic Adluh building!) along with a glimpse of the South Carolina State House can be spotted from the upper deck of this tavern and eatery.

Rooftop at the Sheraton Hotel

The Columbia SC scene maxes out the meaning of metropolitan from the top of the downtown Sheraton hotel rooftop bar at sunset. 

Stone River

Views from the back deck of this West Columbia event space boast the stately Gervais Street Bridge leading the way to big city adventure. Pro tip: While not quite the bird’s eye view you’ll get at Stone River, photos of Columbia from the West Columbia Amphitheater and Riverwalk have their own kind of mood. 

Black Rooster

The camera eats first at Black Rooster, and you can grab both a food shot and a skyline shot in one take at this Instagram-lover’s paradise. 

From Your Car

Driving is for the driver, and sightseeing is for the passenger, but there’s nothing wrong with treating your passengers to a breathtaking introduction to Columbia SC by entering the city by crossing over the Gervais Street Bridge. The bridge itself is spectacular, as are the water views below and the city ahead. 

Where do you snap your favorite views of the Columbia SC skyline?