Game Day Itinerary
Gamedays become full-fledged weekends in Columbia SC, where the tailgating, live music and food scene is legendary. Plan your gameday getaway like you've been around the Willy B a time or two.
Roll into town with spirit blazing and prep for the weekend ahead. Purchase tailgate staples like Cromer’s boiled peanuts and ice down some local craft brews from Craft and Draft. Check in to your home-away-from-home at Graduate Columbia for major college vibes or Holiday Inn Downtown Columbia for that Main Street center-of-it-all location.
Shop for a new gameday outfit at Oops! in Five Points, Brittons of Columbia or, if you’re cheering for the home team, Miss Cocky.
Live music abounds in Columbia, so check out the schedule for Tin Roof, The New Brookland Tavern, The Senate, or Main Course to catch a local band or one of your favorite headliners passing through.
After a night on the town, start the day with a hearty biscuit and a steaming cup of coffee. From legendary staples like Drake’s Duck In to newer spots like Rambo’s Fat Cat Biscuits and Flying Biscuit, there’s enough dough to go around.
Stroll Soda City Market and the grounds of the South Carolina State House for people-watching along with arts, eats and history.
Get your tailgate on or pregame at one of our local breweries (oh hey, River Rat) near the stadium.
Celebrate post-game like you’re in college again at Jake’s or dance the night away at The Woody on Main Street. Grab a night bite from one of our open-late spots or sweet treat at Insomnia Cookies in Five Points.
Sleep in, then grab breakfast and coffee from Small Sugar, The Gourmet Shop or Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea and stretch your legs with a walk by the water at one of the regions numerous stretches of river walk.
Take in public art with a city stroll, then dive into something delicious at one of Columbia’s local delis with a giant sandwich from Groucho’s or a classic sub from Beezer's before hitting the road.