To experience Orangeburg like a local, check out these hidden gems:
Randolph Artisan Italian Ice & Gelato is a great family-run spot to cool down in the summer (or any time of year) with a variety of Italian ices and gelato in scrumptious flavors.
Thai Orchid is a favorite restaurant locals love, so don’t miss out.
The Orangeburg Festival of Roses is one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s top 20 events in the South. Held the weekend before Mother’s Day, this annual event showcases over 4,800 rose plants representing some 120 labeled varieties.
Attend a South Carolina State Football game and see one of the premier MEAC football programs play in front of a crowd that appreciates good football. Tailgating is taken seriously so make sure to walk around the parking lot before and after the game to check out the Bulldogs' fan scene. And don’t leave your seat during halftime when the SC State band, known as The Marching 101, takes the field!
BlueBird Theatre is a former movie theater that operated from 1941 through 1976. Today, it's the home of the Orangeburg Part-Time Players theater group. Check the schedule and see what’s on tap when you visit Orangeburg.