Mother’s Day is just around the corner and no better place to spend it with the one you love than in Columbia, SC. We have plenty of exciting activities to enjoy with your mom, no matter if she is a faithful foodie, a shopaholic, or an adventure seeker. Columbia SC will make sure this year’s celebration is one for the books!


When it comes to brunch in Columbia, the options are endless. Café Strudel is go-to, their hearty breakfast dishes are the perfect way to show your appreciation for your mom’s hard work. Don’t forget to add a Bloody Mary from their extensive bar for Mom, because let’s face it – she deserves it! Flying Biscuit is known for its funky atmosphere and famous biscuits that your mom will love. Pair their famous biscuits with a fresh-squeezed orange juice or their homemade sweet tea for a refreshing treat. If fluffy French toast and a mimosa flight sounds like you're mom's cup of tea, Breakfast at Ruiz is the spot for you. 

No matter how your mom likes to do brunch, these Columbia, SC spots have you covered! So, grab your family, sip on a delicious drink, and indulge in a satisfying brunch that will start your day off on the right foot. 


The fun doesn’t have to stop there. Columbia doesn’t lack natural beauty to charm your mom’s adventurous side. Take your mom on a stroll through the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Not only will she get to see exotic animals and beautiful flora, but she’ll also get to spend some quality time with you (and who doesn’t love a good animal pun?). 

Want to take a hike with your mom and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery? Congaree National Park is a hidden gem of Columbia, offering stunning views of the forest and swampland. Or pack a picnic and head to the Saluda Riverwalk to enjoy a riverside lunch after your stroll with Mom. 

If you're looking for something specially curated for Mother's Day weekend celebrations, check out our calendar of events. The city is celebrating mothers with Art Blossoms at the Columbia Museum of Art, a Comedy Brunch at Corley Mill House or Terrarium Building at Plant House.


If you choose to celebrate early this year, Soda City Market is a Saturday can’t- miss. Or if boutiques are the way to your mom’s heart, Columbia has countless to pop into. Scout and Molly’s located in Trenholm Plaza and La Roque on Devine Street are local favorites, where she won’t leave empty handed.