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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Meet Columbia SC: Prettier Than Matt

When we think of the sounds of Columbia SC, Sandstorm playing at Williams-Brice Stadium, train horns and the flow of the river may come to mind. Local band Prettier Than Matt has also been contributing to the sound of our city for over a decade. The duo, Jeff Pitts and Jessica Skinner Sims, enjoy…

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A Guide To Indoor Fun in Columbia SC

With three rivers, a national park, Lake Murray, an abundance of neighborhood parks and walking/hiking trails galore, there’s no shortage of outdoor fun in Columbia SC. But some days, there aren't enough raincoats in the world to get you to hang outside (we see you, afternoon showers ☔️)... and we…

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Splash Into Columbia SC: A Guide to River Fun

Locals and visitors alike know that the best way to cool off during the Columbia SC summers is out on the water. If you’re unfamiliar with the rivers that flow through downtown or the lakes that offer relief from a warm summer day, don’t worry. We've got everything you need to know before you dive…

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