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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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SC Chef Ambassadors: Follow This Trail to Great Dining

Hunting for great dining from SC Chef Ambassadors? Yeah, there’s a map for that!

Libby Wiersema

Distinctive SC Dining: Blacksheep

Blacksheep jolts the Beaufort dining scene with a novel approach and creatively crafted dishes.

Libby Wiersema

Meet a Mermaid on the Coast of South Carolina

South Carolina offers an array of mermaid adventures, from swimming with a mermaid to encounters in their natural environment.

Marie McAden

Summer Road Trip: Children’s Museums

Kids—and their parents—will have a blast on a summer road trip to three of South Carolina’s biggest and best children’s museums.

Marie McAden

Summer Road Trip: Gardens

Take a road trip through South Carolina and visit some of the state’s most beautiful and unique gardens.

Marie McAden

South Carolina Classic Summer Vacation on the Lake

Enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, paddling and relaxing on your classic SC summer vacation on the lake.

Marie McAden

Summer Road Trip: River Tubing

Take a road trip through South Carolina and enjoy river tubing on some of its most picturesque waterways.

Marie McAden

Croissant Bread Pudding

South Carolina Chef Ambassador Chris Williams puts a sweet twist on bread pudding with locally grown peaches from Titan Farms.

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