Author: Kelly Barbrey

A Columbia SC Thanksgiving To-Go

Sunday, November 6, 2022 12:00 AM by Kelly Barbrey

Whether you are responsible for bringing a dish, providing the whole spread or just need turkey takeout for two, Columbia SC businesses provide the festive touch for your Thanksgiving table. Spotted Salamander offers a variety of Thanksgiving takeout options from a whole ham or sliced turkey to a...
From fun and free to special-occasion fee-based experiences, we chatted with our Experience Columbia SC Ambassadors who have littles in their lives to compile the ultimate list of unexpected things to do with kids in Columbia, SC. How many can your family check off the list this year? 1. Enjoy the...

Shopping to Sipping: 24 Hours in Forest Acres

Sunday, September 25, 2022 10:00 AM by Kelly Barbrey

About five miles from Columbia’s city center is the thriving neighborhood of Forest Acres. There are more than enough restaurants, shops and happenings in the area to make you want to plunk down some serious roots - just ask any of the young professionals, families and retirees who call this area...

Celebrate Juneteenth in Columbia SC

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 9:00 AM by Kelly Barbrey

As a city well known for its history and readiness to celebrate, we are looking forward to Juneteenth and the special day to commemorate and rejoice in the achievements of African Americans. What is Juneteenth? On June 19, 1865, the final enslaved people in the United States were finally freed. The...

Treat Your Dad: Father’s Day in Columbia SC

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 12:00 AM by Kelly Barbrey

It’s time to celebrate the dads in our lives with thoughtful recognition and a few of their favorite things. From BBQ and beer to outdoor adventure and art, Columbia SC has a number of dad-worthy tricks up its sleeve to show dad just how much you love him. Nothing says summer like a little road trip...

Spring Break with the Family in Columbia SC

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 12:00 AM by Kelly Barbrey

Whether you are looking to fill the entire week with a packed schedule of kid-friendly activities or you can only slip away for a 3-day weekend, it’s easy to put together a spring break in Columbia SC with a variety of fun. Mix and match from the following list to create a family fun spring break...
Picking a restaurant while traveling is hard enough with myriad options in an unfamiliar place. Add to that specific dietary restrictions or requirements, toss in a couple traveling companions with differing preferences from your own and you have a pretty tall order on hand. Well, if dining...

Stay and Play in Columbia SC for Masters Week

Monday, February 21, 2022 12:00 AM by Kelly Barbrey

At roughly an hour’s drive from Augusta National Golf Club and with plenty of quality hotels and a variety of restaurants and nightlife, Columbia SC is a natural fit to be your home base when attending The Masters. A little know-how is all it takes to maximize your planning to make Masters Week a...