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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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On the Road: Gamecocks Guide to Columbia, MO

The Mizzou Tiger fans here in Columbia, MO (you can call us CoMo) are thrilled to welcome fans from the other Columbia to our city for a football showdown the weekend of October 20. We know your main goal is to watch the action on the field, but we have a lot to explore when you're not cheering on…

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On The Road: Gamecocks Guide to Athens GA

Hey Gamecocks! It’s almost time to road trip to Athens GA for the big SEC match up against the Dawgs. From the vibrant live music scene to local cuisine, there is much fun to be had on a football weekend in Athens. Visit Athens has put together this Football Fan’s Road Trip Guide to Athens to make…

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On the Road: Gamecock Guide to Knoxville, Tennessee

Fall in East Tennessee: Cool mountain breezes, trees with changing leaves, and Saturdays filled with orange and white tees. It’s almost gameday on Rocky Top and as a visiting fan, we are so glad to have you join us here in Knoxville for a home-game weekend! If you’ve never been to Knoxville, you…

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Black-Owned Businesses in Columbia SC

This blog was written by Experience Columbia SC Ambassador, Merrell Johnson. The Heart of Columbia is full of diversity! We celebrate and appreciate our differences because together, our differences make us the great city we are. Juneteenth is just ahead (June 19 th ), celebrating the emancipation of…

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Mother's Day in the Capital City

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…

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Bike Guide to Columbia SC

This blog and photo are provided by the Cola Town Bike Collective. First time visitors - and even longtime residents in the Columbia area may be surprised just how much we have going on in the area and how one of the best ways to experience Columbia, is by bicycle! One of the best parts of Soda…

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5 New Ways to Enjoy Soda City Suds Week

Guest blogger and Soda City Suds Week board member, Whitney McCormac shares what is new at the 2020 celebration of locally brewed beer. Think you’ve done Soda City Suds Week before? Think again! The week-long festival returns for its sixth year, but the lineup is anything but repetitive. Here are…

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Hoop Hacks: A Perfect Day with Gamecock Basketball

By Beth Eiser, probably the biggest Gamecock Men’s Basketball fan you know. She’s not hard to spot in her Thornwell or Silva jersey, screaming louder than Frank Martin at every home game. Columbia, SC is a basketball town. Surprised to hear this? You shouldn’t be. Under the Frank Martin & Dawn…

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