A Koger Center Night Out

Who doesn’t love seeing a great show! In Columbia, we are fortunate to have The Koger Center for the Arts right here in our backyard. From concerts to Broadway shows to comedy relief, there’s a show to fit every mood. So why not make a night out of it! Here are some of our favorite suggestions to…

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Happy Haunting: Halloween in Columbia SC

Whether you live for showing off your creativity with a cool costume, get hyped for all things horror or you’re just in it for the candy, Halloween is a beloved holiday for wicked creatures of all ages. Celebrations are taking place throughout the community, so we’ve rounded up some options ranging…

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Top 15 Things to Do in Columbia SC

Around the city there is a plethora of things to see and do. We’ve rounded up the top 15 things that you definitely can’t miss on your next visit. Get ready to cross things off your bucket list. 1. Go to Soda City Market The hot ticket around town on Saturday mornings. This farmer’s market style…

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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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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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