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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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Explore Aiken's History in Its Many Museums

From museums on horse racing and trains to the stars and nuclear energy, you'll find it all in Aiken, along with plenty of arts offerings.

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Aiken Welcomes Visitors with Classic Southern Hospitality

Named Best Small Town of the South by Southern Living, Aiken is a richly diverse destination, offering thoroughbred racing, history, shopping, dining and more.

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Find Aiken's Hidden Gems Off the Beaten Path

Enjoy a mobile phone-guided tour of the town’s arboretum, find a spot for fishing and swimming, or just get a free ride around Aiken.

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Summerville Has Plenty to Offer Off the Beaten Path

Browse for treasures, sip a craft brew or cup of joe, or dine outdoors on fresh-fried seafood delicacies.

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Recreation in Summerville Ranges from Hiking to Golf

Bring your clubs, paddles, swimsuits and walking shoes to explore Summerville's outdoors attractions.

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Summerville’s Restaurants Have Histories of Their Own

From the decades-old Eva’s on Main to trendy new restaurants, food is a local tradition in Summerville.

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Shopping in Summerville Encompasses Anything One Can Imagine

Quilts, wine, jewelry, clothing—even toy trains—are on sale in the historic downtown.

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Summerville Holds Its Own in Arts World

A variety of museums and cultural events make up an active local arts scene for visitors and locals.

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