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 he’s valued.

Nothing says summer like a little road trip for some BBQ. Celebrate dad with a BBQ feast from Big Bull's Bang'n BBQ. Grab it to-go and head to one of Columbia SC's beautiful picnic spots for an afternoon he won't forget.

For the on-trend dad, Granger Owings has items such as coveted Barbour jackets, Peter Millar sportswear and fragrances. Top off your gift with a couple of 100% cotton washable face masks in various patterns to coordinate with his wardrobe, just in time for dad to return to the office safely and in style. 


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For a day of outdoor adventure the whole family can enjoy, book a trip down the river with Palmetto Outdoors and plan to paddle, kayak or tube away those quarantine blues in the warm Columbia SC sunshine. 


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Whether he’s a fan of lagers, IPAs or ciders, Craft & Draft allows you to select a pack of dad’s favorites, crafted specially to his taste. 


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We know he loves you, but perhaps it’s time to give dad a little time away from the fam. For the dad who’s ready for a clean shave and a fresh haircut, book him a trip to Frank’s Gentlemen’s Salon in the Vista to neaten up that ‘do. Throw in a giftcard to Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea so he can grab a pick-me-up on the way into town.  


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Sophisticated dads will love a set of Whiskey Wood decanter tags to keep his spirits both uplifted and well-organized. 


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If he’s a golfer, he will appreciate taking a day to enjoy a round of golf with friends at Golden Hills or Northwoods followed by a pint and pub fare at Steel Hands Brewing (indoor dining as well as outdoor seating are now open). 


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If dad is looking to spruce up his WFH office, look into gifting a piece from a local Columbia SC artist, like Ty Davis Bey, and dads who are all about Columbia SC will love flying a flag with the city's new design or a patch of the flag design in a smaller version to display on a laptop case, hat or satchel.


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Explore our website for more family fun trip ideas in Columbia SC.