Author: Charlene Slaughter
While visitors to Columbia are only here for a while, there is a way to take part of the region back home with you. Columbia is full of garden shops and nurseries specializing in everything from tropical plants to heirloom varieties. Here are a few of our favorites. Cayce Farmer’s Market If you’re...

Memorial Day in Columbia SC

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

On the Water Spend the holiday experiencing one of Columbia SC’s many waterways by boat, kayak or along walking trails. Palmetto Outdoor Center is open for tube and kayak rentals. Float downstream for three miles, or see the rare Rocky Shoals Spider Lily on the Spider Lily Kayak tour. Explore the...
Columbia SC will celebrate the life of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through art, charity, service and activism. Here are five ways to commemorate the legacy of Dr. King. King Day at the Dome The annual event, usually held at the South Carolina State House, will move to a virtual...

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...

2020 SC State Fair: Drive-Thru Details

Monday, October 12, 2020 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

The South Carolina State Fair is happening, and we want you to be prepared! While it won’t exactly be the traditional fair experience, there is still plenty to enjoy. So hop in your car and take on the fair like never before! Here’s your guide to this year’s drive-thru version. Fair Favs The fair...

Going Out for Introverts in Columbia SC

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

We get it, you’re really not the outgoing type. Really, you’ve been practicing social distancing long before it was mandated. You like to have fun, but crowds or people aren’t a necessity. Alone time is your jam. Columbia SC literally has something for every type of person to enjoy – from the...