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 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. Help him add that extra Columbia SC touch with a pair of Heart of SC dress socks, available in our online store. Out in Lexington, take your dad on a shopping spree at Craig Reagin Clothiers. He can get fitted for a new suit or prep for summertime with a new swimsuit. 

Speaking of swimsuits, 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 in the warm Columbia SC sunshine. 

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

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 gift card to Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea so he can grab a pick-me-up on the way into town.  

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

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.

If dad is looking to spruce up his 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 heading to work with a Landmark Steel Travel Mug in hand (full of local coffee, of course).


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