The Destination Guide asked its fans to recommend the best places to visit in Columbia, SC, narrowed our favorites down based on highly secretive criteria, then traveled — camera in hand — to go behind the scenes. Below are our Best of Columbia winners. For good measure, we also took a trip into the nearby town of Lexington, where we discovered two gems. Each Best of Columbia winner is a unique business with a devoted following, encouraging story and stellar reputation among its peers. To see what we found so compelling about these businesses and their owners, simply click on an icon below.