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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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Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride in South Carolina’s Upstate

Embark on a high-flying adventure and enjoy breathtaking views on a hot air balloon ride.

Devyn Whitmire

Swanky Sweets - Best Dessert Bars in Charleston

Elevate your dessert experience at these Downtown Charleston cafes.

Libby Wiersema

All That and Dim Sum – Where to Get Great Asian Small Plates

Indulge your palate with delicious dim sum and small plates served up in Chinese restaurants across South Carolina.

Libby Wiersema

Explore Land and Sea at Riverbanks Aquarium and Conservation Center

Discover the wildlife marvels at Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens’ Aquarium & Reptile Conservation Center in Columbia.

Libby Wiersema

Greenville on the Half-shell: Where to Find Great Oysters

Explore our top picks for mouthwatering oysters and raw bars in the heart of Greenville's dining scene.

Libby Wiersema

A Day Trip to York, South Carolina

Visit York for a taste of small-town South Carolina.

Devyn Whitmire

Discover the Rich Tapestry of African American History

Visit Charleston’s newest museum and learn about the rich history of the African American contribution to South Carolina’s history.

Myles Hedgecock

Fossil Hunting Itinerary Along the SC Coast

Charleston is a hotbed for fossils, and if you’re looking to visit the city and embark on a fossil-hunting excursion, here’s the guide for you.

Bria Barton