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Kelly Barbrey

Event Spotlight: Rosewood Crawfish Festival

For a taste of fresh Louisiana-grown crawfish served in the heart of South Carolina with a side of music and good times, look no further than the Rosewood Crawfish Festival. On May 6, 2023 the Rosewood Merchants Association will present the 15th annual Rosewood Crawfish Festival with two stages of…

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20 Unexpected Activities with Kids in Columbia, SC

From fun and free to special-occasion fee-based experiences, we chatted with our Experience Columbia SC Ambassadors who have littles in their lives to compile the ultimate list of unexpected things to do with kids in Columbia, SC. How many can your family check off the list this year? 1. Enjoy the…

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Shopping to Sipping: 24 Hours in Forest Acres

About five miles from Columbia’s city center is the thriving neighborhood of Forest Acres. There are more than enough restaurants, shops and happenings in the area to make you want to plunk down some serious roots - just ask any of the young professionals, families and retirees who call this area…

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Spend the Day at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden in Columbia SC

Follow along with Experience Columbia SC's expert itinerary to maximize your day with the animals at Riverbanks Zoo. 8:45 Arrive, park and make your way to ticketing to beat the crowds for 9:00 am park opening. 9:00 Get set with stroller and wheelchair rental. Grab a map and get ready for a day of…

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SC Restaurant Week 2022 in Columbia SC

Mark your calendars for a delicious start to 2022 with South Carolina Restaurant Week January 13-23. Plenty of Columbia, SC restaurants are offering special menu items and discounted pricing. Here are a few to try: For Families: Kids eat free for lunch or dinner at six Lizards’ Thicket locations…

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Good Eats at Any Hour: Late Night Bites in Columbia SC

Whether you are coming into town for a conference on a late-night flight or simply looking for a bite after the concert or game, skip the drive thru and choose one of Columbia, SC’s favorite “open late” spots instead. Bar None in Five Points: every other Tuesday for their famous smoked wing night…

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How Do You ‘Cue? Four Ways to Try BBQ in Columbia SC

It’s no secret that Columbia SC has great BBQ, but the fixings, sauces and sides, along with the restaurant’s vibe and the days they are open may help you narrow down the perfect spot in your quest for ‘cue. Classic Buffet If you like your helpings heaping and a sample of everything on the menu…

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Columbia SC Guide to Tailgate Food

Whether you are a veteran Columbia SC tailgater or are rolling into town for the first time with team colors blazing, we welcome you to the home of some of the finest tailgating around. Perhaps you are in charge of bringing just one signature dish to share. Wow your tailgate mates with one of these…

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Yes, You Can Eat for $40 a Day in Columbia SC

Mix and match these affordable meal options for around or under $10 each in Columbia SC to try iconic local favorites and the latest additions to the culinary scene and see if you can meet the challenge to keep your road trip meal budget under $40 per person each day during your stay! Mack’s Cash…

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