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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...

Memorial Day 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

Memorial Day Weekend in Columbia SC may look a little different this year, but there are several ways to celebrate while social distancing. Here are some fun ways to spend the first unofficial holiday of the summer season. On the Water Spend the holiday experiencing one of Columbia SC’s many...
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...
We’re all for supporting our local restaurants by purchasing takeout. But rather than hunkering down over the steering wheel with that fried chicken sandwich, how about enjoying the great outdoors while maintaining distance from others? Luckily, four of our favorite outdoor spots remain open for a...

Attraction-Hop Along Columbia SC’s Trolley Route

Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:00 PM by Kelly Barbrey

While much of walkable and welcoming Columbia SC can be explored on foot, sometimes it’s nice to catch a ride when hopping between districts and attractions. And what better way to attraction-hop than the free (and adorable) trolleys of the Soda Cap Connector. A part of the Columbia Regional Transit...

24 Hours in West Columbia

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:00 PM by Kelly Barbrey

It’s no secret to Columbia SC locals that West Columbia is booming. This beloved district is home to a burgeoning batch of funky restaurants, a delightful array of antique shops and more art than you can shake a stick at. Start out by booking a stay at West Columbia’s Holiday Inn Airport, where...

Spice it Up: 7 Hot Drinks in Columbia SC

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 2:00 PM by Helen Dennis

The Columbia SC beverage scene is pretty hot, but these spicy cocktails and coffees take it to the next level. Grab your friends and head to one of these local watering holes for libations that are sure to set your mouth on fire, but in a good way. COA This downtown agavaria and cocina knows a...

2020 Famously Hot New Year

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

2019 has been pretty good to Columbia SC, but in this city we are always looking forward to what's next. Welcoming the year 2020 is no exception, and here to help ring in the New Year is the Famously Hot New Year's Eve Celebration. Salt-n-Pepa Since 2011, Famously Hot New Year's Eve has been...