Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Lions, Tigers and Lots of "Oh Mys!" Await Guests of This Hotel Near Riverbanks Zoo

COLUMBIA, SC -- (Marketwired) -- The question of how to plan the perfect family getaway has inspired countless articles and websites, but it all boils down to a relatively simple formula. Take one vibrant destination, add an amenity-driven hotel that's as attractive to parents as it is fun for kids, and throw in a few wild animals (besides the children, of course). The result is the Columbia Marriott's Riverbanks Zoo package, and it's an adventure that will make you roar!

Guests who book the Zoo package will arrive at this Columbia, SC Vista hotel and discover an exciting range of attractions both on and off property. The nearby Congaree Vista, for example, is chock full of restaurants and bars, galleries, shops and businesses, perfect for a day of strolling, browsing and dining. Or visitors can stay on property to play at the indoor pool, relax in the whirlpool and unwind in front of the guest rooms' 42-inch, flat-panel televisions.

But for those who snag what is one of the most action-packed hotel deals in Columbia, SC, the trip's itinerary will inevitably include spending a day at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. To help guests start their adventure off right, the package includes breakfast for two adults and children under 12 at the award-winning Midlands' Food Arts. Its farm-to-table approach is not only sustainable, it's delicious, and breakfast is a good way to ensure diners will return for dinner, especially with the signature shrimp-and-grits on the menu.

The package at this Columbia, SC USC hotel also includes two adult passes to the Zoo, where adults and children alike will delight in the exciting diversity of wildlife. Lions and tigers impress with their regal bearing, while zebras, giraffes, elephants, gorillas and more thrill eager visitors. And no one should miss the renowned Botanical Garden, whose 70 acres of flora have been acclaimed by the likes of HGTV and Horticulture magazine.

As guests return to the hotel, they can look forward to some of the most comfortable guest rooms and hotel suites in Columbia, SC. Newly remodeled, each space features pillow-top mattresses, plug-in panels and refrigerators for convenience and comfort. Every adventure, after all, deserves a happy ending.

Available Thursdays through Sundays until October 16, 2014, the Zoo package can be booked using the promotional code ZOO when making reservations online or at 1-803-771-7000.

About the Columbia Marriott

Featuring newly remodeled spaces in the heart of a vibrant downtown, the Columbia Marriott is a stylish destination with all the right amenities. Its 18 meeting rooms afford 27,000 square feet of flexible event space for weddings and conferences, while the indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center offer healthy ways to relax. As the largest hotel in downtown Columbia, this property welcomes guests to 285 well-appointed guest rooms and 15 luxurious suites outfitted with warm décor, sumptuous bedding and flat-panel televisions. And the three dining options -- Midlands' Food Arts, Café at Midlands' and Rocks at Midlands' Lounge -- create vibrant culinary experiences visitors won't soon forget. Nearby attractions like the Columbia Museum of Art and the Williams Brice Stadium mean travelers can easily see the best of Columbia, while extra perks like airport shuttle service and a concierge level enhance an already memorable stay.

Columbia Marriott
1200 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201


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