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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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Skipp Pearson, SC Jazz Icon

Thales Thomas “Skipp” Pearson, South Carolina’s ambassador of Jazz Music, was renowned for his smooth tenor saxophone skills.

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Golfing Legacy

The history of golf in South Carolina dates to 1743 and includes notable golf tournaments and historic golf courses.

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Big Fish Stories

South Carolina is an ideal destination for all kinds of angling, such as fly-fishing in rivers, boat fishing in lakes and deep-sea charters.

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Historic Homes for the Holidays

Historic homes in South Carolina deck the halls with Christmas trees, holiday lights, carolers, special guided home tours and special holiday season events.

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Spectacular Waterfall Trails

Outdoor lovers of all skill levels will find a gorgeous waterfall hiking trail in South Carolina to suit their skill level, from strenuous to ADA accessible.

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Escape to South Carolina’s Hidden Beaches

Venture to South Carolina’s secret beaches and stretches of sand with no crowds, from remote islands to easy-to-access public beaches.

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It’s Always Teatime

From the Birthplace of Sweet Tea to historic tea farms, South Carolina has longstanding ties to the history of tea in America.

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South Carolina's Welcome Centers

With nine total South Carolina Welcome Center locations throughout the state, travelers will find convenient amenities on their road trip.

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