A Glimpse of Columbia 

Consistently recognized as one of the country’s finest communities, Columbia has been named the nation’s best place to live by Money Magazine.

Designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, Merriweather Post Pavilion has hosted music legends for more than forty years. Nearby, in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods, is the Chrysalis Amphitheater, which presents both community and family-friendly events.

Toby’s Dinner Theatre has been staging performances in Columbia for more than forty years, combining award-winning Broadway shows and original musicals with a delicious buffet-style dinner.

More than 200 stores and restaurants call The Mall in Columbia home.

Black Flag Brewing has five signature beers that are always on tap, and another five tap lines dedicated to their rotating list of small-batch brews.

Howard County's first craft distillery, Lost Ark mashes, ferments, distills, and bottles all of their spirits by hand, using only the finest local ingredients.

Looking for a place to take the family or have a party? You can try cracking the codes and solving the clues at Breakout Games, or head over to Shadowland Laser Adventures to experience a sensory experience like no other. Main Event Entertainment offers bowling, laser tag, arcade games, billiards, and more under one roof.

Escape your stress and improve your health through yoga, aqua classes, Pilates, and more at Haven on the Lake.

The Columbia Association (CA) maintains over 3,600 acres of open space including more than 100 miles of pathways for walking, biking, and jogging. There is even a CA pathway app for your mobile device to help you navigate your way.

Fairway Hills Golf Club is open to the public and offers lessons, leagues, a driving range, FootGolf, and more.

Learn about African American history at the Howard County Center of African American Culture, or increase your understanding of our planet’s natural resources at the Robinson Nature Center.

Cured Table & Tap evokes memories of the comfortable neighborhood corner bar, while sister restaurant 18th & 21st harkens back to prohibition-era supper clubs, with live music and speakeasy-inspired cocktails.