Author: Helen Dennis
The South is well known for its love of sweet tea and Columbia SC is no exception. It might sound like blasphemy to mess with a classic, but these twists on sweet tea are not to be missed on your next trip to town. Cromer’s Pnuts | Iced Tea with Lemon Cotton Candy Best known for their popcorn and...

Tent Travel: Spots to Camp in Columbia SC

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

Are the great outdoors calling your name? Answer with a trip to Columbia SC. With miles of hiking trails and cool, welcoming waters just minutes from urban amenities, this city is ready for you. And at the end of the day, lay your head at one of these campsites. Lakeside Relaxation If your ideal...

#MaskUpColumbiaSC

Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

Beginning Friday, June 26 the City of Columbia will require all people over the age of 10 to wear a face covering unless they are socially distanced or eating and drinking. While face coverings might not have been the accessory you were planning on rocking this summer, we'll never miss out on an...

Stay-Cation with the Kids

Friday, May 22, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

If sticking around the house for the last couple months has you longing for a day out, Columbia SC is ready to welcome you and the kids for a day of socially distant adventures. It's time to tie on your mask and load up the car. Good Morning Start your day with a drive through Main Street. You and...
Locals and visitors alike know that the best way to cool off during the Columbia SC summers is out on the water. If you’re unfamiliar with the rivers that flow through downtown or the lakes that offer relief from a warm summer day, don’t worry. We've got everything you need to know before you dive...

Small Businesses Step up to Help

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

Even in the midst of struggling to make ends meet, our small businesses are showing enormous strength for both themselves and the community. Several businesses have gone beyond serving customers. If you’re an essential worker or someone who has lost your job due to current circumstances, this list...

Scrub-a-Dub: Wash Your Hands to These Local Songs

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

If there are two things we can all get behind these days, it's supporting local and staying healthy. While you could continue to sing Happy Birthday for the thousandth time while sudsing up those hands, we recommend something a bit more real. Try these local songs to make your twenty seconds a bit...

Hop in! We’re going on a public art tour.

Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

Load up the car, it’s time to explore the Columbia SC public art. While many museums and attractions have temporarily closed their doors to the public, you don’t have to take a break from the art and culture around town. We’ve crafted a few public art driving tours of Columbia SC featuring art that...

4 Reasons to Visit Columbia SC this Spring

Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

With Winter squarely in our rear-view, we are ready to welcome springtime to Columbia SC. Bold Blooms Our city comes alive with beautiful blooms at the first hint of spring. From the cherry blossoms to pear trees, driving through the State House Grounds is a perfect fusion of history and nature. To...