24 Hours in Chapin

There’s always an adventure to be found in the Columbia SC region, and if you’re looking to get out of the city center and go somewhere quaint and quiet for the day, you’ll want to spend your Saturday out in Chapin’s neighborhood. What originally started out as a quaint town at the edge of Lake…

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Summer Bucket list

The days are long, and the nights are short, you know what time it is – summertime is back in the Heart of SC. And here, the living really is easy. It can be hard to narrow down how to spend those extra hours of sunshine, so we’ve got your summer bucket list covered. Ideas from outdoor activities…

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Y’all Come on Down and Boogie

This blog was written by Experience Columbia SC 2024 Ambassador David Laird. How does a Capital City 700 miles outside of New Orleans become the Mardi Gras center of the Carolinas? By keeping it funky and embracing the chaos. Each year on the Saturday before Fat Tuesday (the French translation of…

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8 Date Nights Across Columbia SC

Fortunately for Columbia SC, there are unlimited options to choose from when crafting the perfect date night. And fortunately for you, we’ve done most of the work in advance + crafted date night ideas for a few of our downtown entertainment districts. Pick your favorite, make a reservation, and win…

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Spring Break with the Family in Columbia SC

Whether you are looking to fill the entire week with a packed schedule of kid-friendly activities or you can only slip away for a 3-day weekend, it’s easy to put together a spring break in Columbia SC with a variety of fun. Mix and match from the following list to create a family fun spring break…

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4 Reasons to Visit Columbia SC this Spring

With winter on the outskirts, it’s time to step into the Columbia SC sunshine and all that springtime brings. Bold Blooms Our city comes alive with beautiful blooms at the first hint of spring. From the cherry blossoms to pear trees, a walk through the State House Grounds is a perfect fusion of…

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