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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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Enjoy Special Fall and Winter Events at Carowinds

From The Great Pumpkin Fest and SCarowinds to a Peanuts Celebration and WinterFest, Carowinds offers several special events for fall and winter fun.

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Dog-Friendly Accommodations Abound in SC

A growing number of hotels and lodges are opening their accommodations to four-legged guests.

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Eat Your Way Across the State During Fall Food Festival Season

Fall food festivals offer visitors a taste of some of South Carolina’s best local seafood and Southern recipes.

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Play Indoors or Outdoors in Mauldin

With a modern sports center, four well-equipped city parks and miles of greenways and bike trails, Mauldin visitors will find plenty of recreational options.

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In Mauldin, Hidden Gems Are in Plain Sight

Check out Mauldin’s most unique landmarks, from a historic cabin to an iconic service station snack bar.

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Mauldin Offers Three Great Choices for a Sweet Night’s Sleep

In Mauldin, you can stay in the new Courtyard by Marriott, a budget-friendly Days Inn or an elegant bed & breakfast in a Southern mansion.

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Engage in the Arts at the Mauldin Cultural Center

The Mauldin Cultural Center serves as the hub for a wide array of arts-related activities and entertainment, from outdoor concerts to art exhibits.

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Get into Gaffney and Explore the Outdoors

With eight city parks, a 150-acre lake and a nearby national battlefield and military park, Gaffney offers plenty in the way of recreation.

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