Family Friendly

With an affable mix of hotels, lodging options, and plenty of top-notch family-friendly events, Columbia SC is the ideal getaway destination for family vacations or quick weekends away. While away a few hours with one of Columbia’ top attractions. An award-winning zoo, state museum, and the largest children’s museum in the South will keep your tribe as busy as you want it to be. Or, plan your getaway around events like Hip-Hop Family Day, the South Carolina State Fair, a Columbia Fireflies or Lexington Blowfish baseball game, the Rosewood Crawfish Festival, and Irmo Okra Strut - just to name a few.


When you’ve had enough sightseeing and shopping, head for free play in the wilderness. It doesn’t take long to get from the middle of town to what seems like the middle of nowhere. The banks of the Saluda River or Congaree National Park will be waiting for you.

Take in the list of family-friendly events below to get your family getaway started.