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Columbia SC Holiday Shopping Guide

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

Shopping for holiday gifts can be daunting. What do you buy for the person who as everything? We’ve put together gift ideas in some unexpected spaces here in Columbia SC that can help make this year’s giving special. Souvenirs One of the cool things about Columbia is that our favorite attractions...

Top 15 Things to Do in Columbia SC

Friday, September 30, 2022 12:00 PM by Camille Doloughty

Around the city there is a plethora of things to see and do. We’ve rounded up the top 15 things that you definitely can’t miss on your next visit. Get ready to cross things off your bucket list. 1. Go to Soda City Market The hot ticket around town on Saturday mornings. This farmer’s market style...
Beyond the relief from heat, autumn brings all kinds of good times to Columbia SC. Keep reading to find out why fall in Columbia SC is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. 1. Foliage From a stroll around UofSC’s campus to a hike along the Three Rivers Greenway trails, there’s no shortage of...

Meet Columbia SC: Prettier Than Matt

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

When we think of the sounds of Columbia SC, Sandstorm playing at Williams-Brice Stadium, train horns and the flow of the river may come to mind. Local band Prettier Than Matt has also been contributing to the sound of our city for over a decade. The duo, Jeff Pitts and Jessica Skinner Sims, enjoy...
May has been recognized by the U.S. as Asian American Pacific Islander Month since 1992. In 2022, the City of Columbia also proclaimed May to be Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This is a chance to celebrate the history of the AAPI people and honor the culture and community that they...
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...

Memorial Day in Columbia SC

Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:00 AM by Kelsey Carmichael

Memorial Day Weekend on Lake Murray Spend the holiday experiencing one of Columbia SC’s many waterways by boat, kayak or along walking trails. Lake Murray's calm water is just right for a smooth cruise on a pontoon boat with your squad with coolers and snacks in tow. Every weekend, hundreds of...