Sometimes the most relaxing thing you can do is unwind (and unplug!) with a good book. And after so much unanticipated time spent at home this year, many of us have reconnected with our love of reading. Here’s how you can get swept up in a story in Columbia SC. Shop Pop into a local bookstore and...

Season's Greetings! Sincerely, 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:00 PM by Dayna Cantelmi

If ever we’ve needed a hearty dose of holiday cheer, it’s 2020. And though the calendar of events is looking a little less jolly than in years past, some signature annual events have pivoted their plans and new events have surfaced to get you in the spirit of the season as safely as possible....

Are You Ready to Rock?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:00 AM by Helen Dennis

One of the many things we’ve missed thanks to Covid-19, and there are many (we could really go for a group hug right about now), is live music. Columbia SC is a city that loves a good show. From Broadway shows at Koger Center and Hootie filling Colonial Life Arena to intimate concerts at the White...
Columbia SC is known for its diverse collection of neighborhoods with pockets of unique places to shop at nearly every turn. That said, it’s hard to pare down a blog post-length list because we could literally go on and on. This time we dive into the top spots for feathering your nest. With 8,000...

Coolest Up-and-Coming City

Monday, November 9, 2020 9:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

We are still are basking in the selection of Columbia SC as one of the Coolest Up-And-Coming cities by the readers of Hemisphere’s Magazine. Literally, we have our Columbia SC branded shades on (shameless plug – visit shopcolumbiasc.com to order yours) and are snapping our fingers to songs with...

Sports Bar for Every District

Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:00 PM by Kelsey Carmichael

There’s no doubt that sports are looking a bit unusual this year. As home to several colleges and universities, we’re used to game days and nights filled with fans cheering on their team, no matter the outcome. While attendance at games may not be in the cards for you this year, there’s no shortage...

Sippin’ Through the Season: Fall Cocktails

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 AM by McClelland Schilling

Your favorite local watering holes are mixing up classic and fresh autumn flavors to create ghostly-good creations. From spiked ciders to martini’s, we’ve rounded up some of Columbia SC’s most delicious fall-inspired libations. Try them all and let us know which is your pick of the patch! COA Down...

Happy Haunting: Halloween in Columbia SC

Friday, October 23, 2020 12:00 AM by Dayna Cantelmi

Whether you live for showing off your creativity with a cool costume, get hyped for all things horror or you’re just in it for the candy, Halloween is a beloved holiday for wicked creatures of all ages. Some celebrations are still taking place throughout the community this year, so we’ve rounded up...

Soup's On: Fill your bowl around Columbia SC

Monday, October 19, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

With sweater weather and fall foliage comes the coziest culinary time of year: soup season. Whether you’re nursing a cold or just warming up on a chilly day, there are plenty of spots to get your soup on. Asian Soups Different Asian cultures boast their own unique versions of comforting soups, and...