Columbia, SC is a winner of the Sports Destination Management 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards. Thank you to the readers for their overwhelming feedback and contributions.
The methodology for the Reader’s Choice Awards is simple: 100 percent reader-inspired. SDM readers first nominated and then voted on the winners. We are merely providing the forum. The process started early in the year, when they began soliciting nominations for favorites in various award categories related to locating and managing your events. Then they put your top nominations to a vote, and you chose your winners.
The competition was strong, and all of the winners deserve to be congratulated on their accomplishment.
Favorite Destination for Community Engagement
Columbia, South Carolina
What makes this a favorite?
In the heart of South Carolina, tradition and tomorrow pair perfectly in Columbia. It’s a modern city where stately buildings buzz with new businesses, and centuries-old sites give rise to fresh perspectives. It’s a creative hub that’s fed by university and capital city communities – all this in the midst of surrounding natural beauty. In this friendliest of host cities, sports events will find the locals’ characteristic kindness on full display. Strike up a conversation and you’re likely to end up with a list of dinner hot spots or an invitation to a tailgate. Columbia says, “Come as you are and discover all that makes it the real Southern hot spot.”