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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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Itinerary: Three Days of Fun With the Kids in Myrtle Beach

It’s obvious how you’ll spend most of your time with your family in Myrtle Beach: on the beach. There’s plenty to do off the beach, too.

Megan Sexton

Take the Plunge into Grand Strand Water Parks

Water parks along South Carolina's Grand Strand are a perfect place to bring the kids for a day full of fun.

Megan Sexton

River Trips in Columbia

The Saluda River in downtown Columbia is a perfect afternoon trip for any adventurous family. Check out one of the many outfitters in Columbia and suit up for a fun-filled tubing or kayaking expedition in downtown Columbia, South Carolina..

Megan Sexton

Best South Carolina Gifts

Shop around for some South Carolina gifts for your family and friends. Throughout the state and online you can find perfect presents for those you love. Here is a list of just a few suggestions.

Megan Sexton

Favorite South Carolina Family Adventures

Whether you want to spend a day at a baseball park, amusement park, water park or state park, the Palmetto State offers a vast array of fun activities for a perfect South Carolina family vacation.

Megan Sexton

Planning a Road Trip? Pull Off the Road and Take a Hike

There are five parks close to major highways where you can get a little exercise, see some nice scenery and get back in the car rejuvenated when you need a break from a long road trip.

Megan Sexton

Beaufort is a great choice for history, beaches and more

Beaufort, a waterfront gem on the coast south of Charleston and near Hilton Head, is the perfect family weekend getaway -- no matter what your children’s interests.

Megan Sexton

Get up close and personal with Riverbanks' animals on adventure tours

Ever wanted to look a flamingo straight in the eye? How about getting an up-close look at a ringtail lemur? You’ll be able to do all that -- and more -- at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s Adventure Tours.

Megan Sexton