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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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Like to Take Great Photos? South Carolina Is Ready for Its Close-Up

While South Carolina offers picturesque nature and interesting architecture all over, a few spots are just a little more photogenic. Here's where to take the most beautiful photos in the Palmetto State.

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Come to SC in July and Celebrate America, Watermelon, Shrimp and All Things Southern

Come to SC in July and enjoy festivals celebrating America, the very best in SC produce from watermelon to shrimp, and all things Southern.

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Celebrate SC in December with Lights, Boat Parades and Holiday Markets

South Carolina knows how to light up a cold December night, and celebrate the holidays and the New Year in Famously Hot style.

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Celebrate SC in November: Horse-Racing, Heritage and History

Visit South Carolina in November as we celebrate our history with a Revolutionary War reenactment, our Gullah heritage and our horse racing.

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Take a Drive Down US 17 and Discover the Best of SC Beaches

From the beaches to pristine marshes and protected wetlands, US 17 takes visitors past some of South Carolina's most beautiful places.

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Discover Native American History at South Carolina State Parks

State parks preserve the history of the Indian tribes that once inhabited South Carolina.

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Discover Main Street Walhalla: Garden of the Gods

Founded by German immigrants, the small Southern town of Walhalla has a wide Main Street filled with antique shops, restaurants and museums.

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Tour Seneca’s Main Drag: Ram Cat Alley

Seneca started as a railroad junction and now welcomes visitors as the neighbor to two recreational lakes in the South Carolina Upstate and Clemson University.

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