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South Carolina’s capital city is home to a variety of renowned restaurants, all of which bring something unique and exciting to the table. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite downtown or dinner reservations with a view of the South Carolina State House, Columbia has you and your appetite covered.


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South Carolina Cheese Trail

From mozzarella to Manchego, embark on the ultimate SC cheese spree when you visit these dairy farms, creameries and artisan cheese houses.

Libby Wiersema

Discover the Pristine Beauty of St. Phillips Island

Coastal Expeditions’ St. Phillips Island Ferry offers visitors the rare opportunity to explore a pristine barrier island protected from development.

Marie McAden

Enjoy a One-of-a-kind Getaway on St. Phillips Island

For a getaway that truly lets you get away, book a stay on the secluded St. Phillips Island and experience the beauty of a pristine South Carolina sea island.

Marie McAden

Six State Parks Offer Pet-Friendly Lodging

South Carolina State Parks offer pet-friendly lodging in six popular destinations, including Devils Fork, Hickory Knob and Dreher Island state parks.

Marie McAden

Lift Your Spirits: Five Bars That Set the Bar in Columbia

These five capital city bars offer diverse experiences for a diverse nightlife crowd.

Libby Wiersema

Summertime Destinations Make a Fabulous Winter Getaway

Take to South Carolina’s lakes and beaches for an unconventional, off-season escape with plenty to do off the water.

Marie McAden

Lift Your Spirits: Five Bars That Set the Bar in Greenville

These five Greenville cocktail bars set the mood for a memorable night on the town.

Libby Wiersema

Out-of-the-Park Adventures: Calhoun Falls State Park

Stay in Calhoun Falls State Park and explore the area’s many places of interest, including the historic town of Abbeville and Parsons Mountain.

Marie McAden