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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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Deep Roots: South Carolina’s Signature Trees Tell Stories of the Past

The signature trees in South Carolina, from the grand oak alleys to the iconic palmetto trees, tell the story of the state’s history.

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Spiritual Awakening: Exploring South Carolina’s Official State Music

Essential to the Gullah culture of South Carolina's Lowcountry, the spiritual is typically sung a cappella in an African singing style known as call-and-response.

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SC on Tap: Brewpubs Serve Up Tasty Suds and Grub

South Carolina features more than 60 breweries. With dishes that range from wood-fired pizza to Southern specialties, these brewpubs roll brewery, bar and restaurant into one.

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The Good Life: Retirement in South Carolina

What makes South Carolina a great place to visit also makes it the perfect place to retire.

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Hiking and Biking in South Carolina’s Coastal State Parks

With miles of sand, gravel and forest trails, coastal state parks are ideal for biking and hiking.

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10 Top Fishing Spots in South Carolina State Parks, from the Coast to the Mountains

South Carolina has world-class fishing opportunities from the mountains to the coast. With lakes, ponds, rivers and streams, there is always a new fishing hole to discover in SC.

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10 Wonderful Waterfalls in or near South Carolina’s Upcountry State Parks

From east to west, here are 10 wonderful waterfalls found in or near South Carolina’s state parks along the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway.

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A Dozen Reasons to Visit South Carolina State Parks in the Off-Season

Discover the new adventures and benefits of visiting our state parks in the off-season, and see why there’s never a bad time for an outdoor adventure in South Carolina.

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