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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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Experience the Fleeting Beauty of South Carolina’s Wild Wonders

South Carolina's diverse landscapes reveal captivating and fleeting wild wonders, from mesmerizing firefly displays to the awe-inspiring fall raptor migration.

Discover Writer

Save Some Green: Budget-Friendly Golf Courses

These budget-friendly golf courses offer scenic views, inviting fairways and plenty of challenges for golfers of any skill level.

Perry Baker

All Fun and Games

From disc golf to wakeboarding, these sport complexes offer a mix of nightlife, gaming and, of course, some friendly competition.

Contributing Writer

Southern Stylemakers

Local South Carolina trendsetters share their insider recommendations on the best places to shop, lifestyle tips and how to dress for the weather.

Contributing Writer

10 Years of South Carolina Chef Ambassadors

South Carolina’s Chef Ambassadors embody the best of South Carolina’s culinary scene, helping to make the state a foodie destination.

Contributing Writer

Southern Heritage & Cocktails

From the birthplace of sweet tea to modern-day distilleries, South Carolina’s spirits are steeped in history.

Katie McElveen

Couples Getaways by Season

From searching for fall foliage to staying at a bed-and-breakfast or taking a winter walk along the beach, South Carolina is a romantic year-round destination.

Eva Moore

Stunning South Carolina Event Spaces

Find the perfect event venue for your next celebration in South Carolina.

Katie McElveen