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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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All Fun and Games

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

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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.

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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.

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Coastal Family Traditions

South Carolina’s stunning beaches and unique coastal culture offer the perfect setting to create lasting family traditions.

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Ice Cream Delights

Cool off in South Carolina at these local ice cream shops across the state.

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Coffee Culture

Discover the heart of local communities at gourmet cafes and small-batch coffee roasters across the Palmetto State.

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Botanical Beauties

Experience the serene nature trails and diverse plant life of South Carolina’s botanical gardens.

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The People and Places of The Palmetto Porch Podcast

Explore South Carolina's charming towns on the Palmetto State Podcast with insights from locals who know them best.

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