The Main Street District's ambassadors, otherwise known as the "yellow shirts" will take you anywhere within the 36-block area bounded by Gervais, Elmwood, Assembly and Marion streets. Just call the yellow shirts and let them know what time you need to be picked up, where you’ll be, and where you’d like to go! The shuttle is complimentary for everyone in the Main Street District. Take a spin in the shuttle by calling (803) 205-5245 (Monday through Sunday, 7:00 am to 11:30 pm).
The COMET is a public transit system that can take you pretty much anywhere you want to go in the city, including Columbia, Cayce, West Columbia, Forest Acres, Arcadia Lakes, Springdale, and the St. Andrews area. For more information on bus routes and rates, click the link above or call 803-255-7133.
Whether you are coming downtown for a meeting, for dinner or a show at The Nick, the city of Columbia has your parking needs covered! There are five public parking garages conveniently located within the Main Street District. Park and walk, stay and play! You are never more than a block or two from where you want to go and a Yellow Shirt can always point you in the right direction. Parking Garage locations: 1100 Lady Street, 1100 Washington Street, 1400 Sumter Street, 1227 Taylor Street, and 1600 Assembly Street. Of course, on-street parking is an option as well. You can even use the Passport Parking App in case you’re out of spare change! Safe, convenient, accessible parking; the key to enjoying the Main Street District.
November 29, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New HOPE Sign in the Main Street District A familiar public art installation is getting an upgrade on Main Street, just in time for the holiday season. COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 29, 2023) – The HOPE sign, formally called “Hope… Read More
November 20, 2023
Add a little fun to this holiday season in the Main Street District under twinkling city lights. From boutique shopping to cozy wine bars, private igloos, and even a forecast of snow, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate the holidays in the heart of the capital city. Get in… Read More