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THINGS TO DO IN COLUMBIA SC

What to do to entertain yourself if you're moving to Columbia SC & living in The Midlands?

Colonial Life Arena

Home to the University of South Carolina Basketball games & other sports, but also where large music artists, monster truck, bull fighting, WWE Wrestling & more - seating 18,000 people. The largest venue in Columbia SC. Visit Site

Township Auditorium

One of the oldest performing stages in Columbia SC, where many nationally famous musicians, bandsconcerts, plays, ballets, comedians and other performers show their talents. Visit Website.

Koger Center

Koger Center for the Arts is Columbia’s place - performing arts: University of S.C Dance & Theatre Dept, School of Music, & Symphony Orchestra. Also home to Columbia City Ballet, the S.C. Philharmonic & Columbia Classical Ballet.

Spirit Commuications Park

Known locally as the home field for the Columbia Fireflies minor league baseball team, the field is also a venue for musicians & other artists. LEARN MORE.

Trustus Theatre

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Columbia Children's

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Town Theatre

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Village Square

A quaint little theatre offering unique stage shows of all kinds for all ages. Located Lexington SC at 105 Caughman Rd
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COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART

The Columbia Museum of Art is among the leading art institutions in the country. In our 25+ galleries, you’ll find art that spans 5,000 years of history and all areas of the globe. LEARN MORE.

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE MUSEUM

The South Carolina State Museum provides educational environments that entertain, inspire imagination and creativity, and enrich the lives of visitors. LEARN MORE.

COLUMBIA PLANETARIUM

55-foot digital dome planetarium takes guests on journeys to the deepest reaches of space through exciting astronomy shows featuring 145 seats so act fast. WEBSITE.

The Stringer Discover Center

Who needs Kentucky when you have Camden SC? South Carolina's most pretigous horse racing event happens every year at The Carolina Cup in Camden SC, but bring your hat. LEARN MORE.

DOGGIE PARK

Doggie Park is a special open space just for dogs. Water is available as well as some plastic lawn furniture to chew on! It is for members only and requires a yearly registration fee of $36. LEARN MORE

North Main Bark Park

The NoMa (North Main) Bark Park is located along North Main Street in Earlewood Park in Columbia, SC! We are a membership-based dog park. All canine members must be registered, spayed/neutered, up to date on their shots

Emily Douglas Park 

Emily Douglas Park is in the heart of Shandon. It is a bowl-shaped park; the many pine trees cast a lot of shade in the park. It has swings and three play sets. There is plenty of sand for digging and playing..MORE>

RIVERWALK CANAL PARK

A four mile trail that runs along the Broad River, paved, parking, free, allows bikes, and dogs. Easy to walk, but it is not monitored with security & is bordered by woods & the river. LEARN MORE.

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Parks in Columbia SC

Go outside and enjoy our beautiful parks of The Midlands.

Finlay Park

Beautiful 18-acre park first known as Sidney Park. In 1990's was revamped to a gorgeous venue host to political rallies, concerts & events in downtown Columbia.

Sesquicentennial State Park

Known to locals as "Sesqui," in the Sandhills region. 1,400 acres of pines, camping sites, lake, water park, and nature trails. Dogs welcomeVisit Website.

Saluda Shoals Park

Located on the banks of the Saluda River in Irmo SC with nature trails, boat ramps, kayaking, tubing & fishing; the fun times are endless on this river nature oasis. Website.

Riverwalk Park & Amphitheatre

Walk the shores of the Saluda river, hear the sounds of nature, babbling stream, fish or reserve the amphitheatre for weddings, parties, concerts & more. Visit Website.

Owens Skate Park

The 15,000-square foot skate park facility was conceived from the Tony Hawk grant. Located just outside Woodhill Estates off Devine St near downtown Columbia SC.

Earlewood Park

Located in the Earlewood neighborhood: new Community Center, playground, amphitheater, disc golf course, baseball/kickball fields, basketball courts & tennis courts. MORE>

OUTDOORS PERSON

For the fishing and hunting enthusiasts relocating to Columbia we have that too.

The Midlands of Columbia SC are perfectly located for most hunters to easily get to the abundance of wildlife throughout the state of South Carolina for whitetail deer, doves, ducks, water fowl and boar.

Firearm Hunting Stores & Ranges in Columbia:
1.) Shooters Choice - West Columbia
2.) Palmetto State Armory - South Carolina
3.) Lexington Guns & Shooting Range
4.) Richland County Firearms Range
5.) Sandhills Shooting Range - Kershaw
6.) Jeffery Archery - Columbia

View hunting land for sale in South Carolina

The fishing in the South is almost always great, and The Midlands is no different. There are three rivers here, a 50,000 acre reservoir Lake Murray. If you're a fisherman there is just about every kind of fishing you want for freshwater, and for saltwater you're only a hour and half drive to Charleston. Once a year the Palmetto Sportsman's Classic comes to Columbia for three days. An all encompassing large event where vendors to seminars, pros do meet and greets as well as demonstrations, SC DNR puts on events, vendors show off the latest and greatest new products and techniques for all things hunting and fishing. Lures, Rods, Reels, Baits and more. 

If you're a fan of large mouth bass fishing you'll be happy to know both the FLW and BASS MASTER tours come through and have televised tournaments almost every year.

Tubing down the rivers of Columbia has been a long past time of locals especially considering the summers here are brutal. There are two companies that provide all you need to know if you don't go it alone: PALMETTO OUTDOORS & SALUDA RIVER YACHT CLUB

Considering Lake Murray has over 500 miles of shoreline I think it comes as no surprise kayaking and paddleboarding are pretty popular. Not to mention the three rivers that run right through the city of Columbia are perfect as well. 

- Better Boating Paddle Sports
River Runner Outdoors
- Aqua Fun Boats / Paddle
Palmetto Outdoors Kayak

BEST GOLF COURSES COLUMBIA SC

Moving to Columbia SC and an avid golfer? Don't worry there are plenty of golf course neighborhoods in Columbia SC to play and choose from. 

NAME LOCATION PRIVATE HOMES FOR SALE
Timberlake C.C CHAPIN YES SEARCH HERE
Woodcreek Farms ELGIN YES SEARCH HERE
Golden Hills LEXINGTON YES SEARCH HERE
Windermere BLYTHEWOOD NO SEARCH HERE
Rawls Creek Club IRMO NO SEARCH HERE
Charwood WEST COLUMBIA NO SEARCH HERE
Spring Valley NORTHEAST COLA YES SEARCH HERE
Wildewood NORTHEAST COLA YES SEARCH HERE
Hidden Valley LEXINGTON YES SEARCH HERE
Oak Hills NORTHEAST COLUMBIA YES
Indian River LEXINGTON NO SEARCH HERE
Cobblestone Park BLYTHEWOOD YES SEARCH HERE
Woodlands SOUTHEAST COLA YES SEARCH HERE
Linrick NORTHEAST COLA NO MUNICIPLE COURSE
Forest Lake CC NORTHEAST COLA YES SEARCH HERE

LAKE MURRAY HOMES FOR SALE

Nothing says luxury living like a waterfront home.

If you're moving or relocating to the Columbia SC area and you're looking for the right town, neighborhood, and areas to buy your next home in Columbia, nothing is like owning a home on or near Lake Murray, one of South Carolina's most coveted waterfront living destinations. 

Athletic Events & Sports Related

Enjoy sports & athletics and relocating to Columbia SC? We have a lot to offer those who love football, baseball, basketball & other sporting .

University of South Carolina Football

If you love college football then you'll be happy in this SEC Gamecock country. See all the U. of South Carolina football games at Williams Brice Stadium. Condos For Sale near Williams Brice.

University of South Carolina Basketball

In 2017 the USC Gamecocks went to the NCAA Final Four tournament. Watch home games at Colonial Life Arena. The Lady Gamecocks won the National Championship in 2017. 

University of South Carolina Baseball

Considered one of the elite Div 1 NCAA college baseball programs in the nation. The Gamecocks have won two national championships are always ranked in the top 10 each year. 

Fireflies Minor League Baseball

Formally known as the Columbia Mets, this farm team for the NY Mets has been a staple of the Columbia SC athletic landscape since the 1980s. The Stadium is home to shows & great baseball.

Children's Activities

Things to do with your kids in Columbia SC.

One of the United States best zoos Riverbanks zoo has been a main attraction of South Carolina for generations. With a petting zoo/farm, botantical garden, day & night camps, as well as traditional zoo activities your child is sure to be very entertained. Visit their website for more fun. 

EdVenture is a not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to creating new generations of lifelong learners through museum experiences, afterschool programming and camps. Helping shape a new generation of people who love to learn is at the core of all we do. In fact, our mission is to inspire children, youth and the adults who care about them to experience the joy of learning as individuals, as families and as a community (from their Website).

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has partnered with The Bass Federation and B.A.S.S to bring Youth Fishing Clubs to your schools. Anglers fish as individuals and are randomly paired with another angler from another club and a random boat captain. Learn More

Founded in 1988 the Columbia Marionette Theatre (CMT) has established itself as a premiere children’s theatre in South Carolina. the theatre features puppets from a few inches tall to over five feet appearing on a 30-foot stage.

The theatre is open to the public and hosts daycare and school field trips any day of the week. In addition, CMT tours educational and entertaining shows throughout the state. Visit their site

Opened in 1997 The Stringer Discovery Center at the State Museum is a family engagement space full of exciting activities designed for children ages six and under to learn, explore and have fun. The stage area is fully equipped with a microphone, sound effects and a variety of costumes for children to dress-up and perform.  Finn's Workshop - Teaches children the importance of construction and engineering through hands-on tools, workbenches and a Lego™ building wall. LEARN MORE.

Homes For Sale Columbia SC

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Houses on Lake Murray

If you have to live on the water, it doesn't get better than living on Lake Murray. SEARCH NOW - >

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New Construction Homes

Want to have a new home, love the smell of brand new? Who doesn't? View all newly built homes here -->.

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Luxury Homes For Sale

If you're the kind of person who has to have the best, and who can blame you, see all the best executive & luxury properties for sale in Columbia SC. SEARCH NOW >

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Golf Community Homes

Like the idea of playing golf a few times a week without driving all over town each time? View all homes on or in golf course neighborhoods or country clubs. SEARCH HERE >



ADULT FUN

Looking For a Night On The Town?

  • Main Street Columbia SC- This is the spot to be. Once the hot spot in the 50s - 70s, then it fell out of popularity, is not HOT again! This is the place to be, and be seen in Columbia SC. Home to the best shopping, dining, entertainment, and living. Check It Out now!
  • The Vista - Still one of the fun and cool places to hang out, The Vista was once the big hot spot in the 90's and is still a popular destination for young and old alike to enjoy dinner, drinks, and entertainment. Try it now!
  • FIVE POINTS - For decades 5 Points was the place to be, and be seen, and still is to some extent, but mostly college kids. This was the most popular destination from the 50s - 2000s with bars, music venues, clubs, and restaurants. This is where famous music artist's like: Hootie & The Blowfish & Edwing McCain got their start. See What It's About.
  • Dave & Busters - Located in Irmo SC, one of the most popular suburban communities of the Midlands near Harbison Blvd (also one of the most popular dining & shopping areas).
  • Devine Street - Located in Old Shandon one of Columbia's oldest neighborhoods Devine street is home to eclectic blend of dining, shopping, boutiques, food & fashion - More.

LGBT COMMUNITY PRIDE

The mission of South Carolina Pride Movement is to support the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community of South Carolina; to celebrate the richness and diversity of GLBT lives; to educate the general population on LGBT issues; and to advocate for equality and inclusion in all areas of life... Visit their website.

Located at 1109 Assembly St in downtown Columbia SC, the club is known for throwing some awesome drag shows, and a proud supporter of Columbia SC gay community.
-Pride in Leather Party
PT's 1109 Website.

The Capital Club is the longest continuous operating gay bar in the Southeast, and the oldest in Columbia located only block from The State Capitol Building. Members and Guest welcome. New members and friends are welcomed and encouraged. 

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What's On The Dinner Table

What are Columbia South Carolina's BEST restaurants for fine dining?

NAME PRICE RANGE LOCATION YELP RATING CUISINE PHONE
Mr Friendly's $ Five Points 4.5 Southern Cafe (803) 254-7828
Bourbon $ Main St 4 Cajun Creole (803) 403-1404
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse $$ Main St 3.5 Steak (803) 728-0887
Motor Supply $$ The Vista 3 New American (803) 256-6687
Blue Marlin $ The Vista 4 Seafood - Steak (803) 799-3838
Al's Upstairs $$ West Columbia 4 Itailian
(803) 794-7404
Saluda's $$ Five Points 4 New American (803) 799-9500
Tombo Grill $ Forest Acres 3 New American (803) 782-9665

Mark Your Calendars -When To Do It in Columbia

Fun Things To do In Columbia SC Dates

St Patricks Day Festival - 5 Points
(March 17}

Shake your shamrocks with 45,000 of your closest friends, drink, listen to music and relax. LEARN MORE

Palmetto Sportsman Classic
(March 22- 24}

If you like hunting, and fishing then this is your event. Come see vendors, SC DNR shows, professional anglers and hunters. See latest gear, guns, rods, reels, lures, baits & techniques. LEARN MORE

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Carolina Cup Horse Race  - Camden
{March 30th}

If you're a gambler and like to have great time, come see the best horse racing outside of Kentucky. INFO>

* ALSO - LAKE MURRAY REGATTA -  MORE INFO>

Reggaetronic - Lake Murray Boat Water Party- {July 14th}

Since 2011, Reggaetronic is South Carolina’s longest running flotilla music festival set among the backdrop of Spence Island on beautiful Lake Murray. For more information click here ->.

Irmo SC Okra Strut - {Sept 28th -29th}

The festival is a two day event featuring a Friday evening street dance with a live band, a Saturday morning parade (the largest in the entire state of South Carolina!), plus arts and crafts, rides and amusements, live bands and entertainment on Saturday as well as lots of festival food. INFO>

Swampfest - {Oct 5th}

a two-day fall event and a unique opportunity to celebrate the nature, the people, and the rich heritage of Lower Richland County. People from all over travel to this event. Friday night's event is the Down Home BBQ, BLUES, & SOUTHERN SOUL CONCERT. INFO >

The SC State Fair {Oct 10th - 21st }

Just like all state fairs around the nation, but much cooler, the SC State Fair has all the standard attractions of a fair: (not so healthy) food, rides, amusements, animals, shows, concerts and games for the entire family. INFO>

Vista Lights - {Nov 16th}

Mix and mingle, wine and dine, and holiday shop 'til you drop at our annual Vista Lights, a Columbia tradition. Vista Lights, the neighborhood's signature open house, has ushered in the holidays in Columbia for more than 30 years on the Thursday before Thanksgiving.

What's Near Columbia?

A day trip is just what the doctor ordered.

The Midlands of South Carolina really is a great location to be in the Southeastern United States because it is SO centrally located to so many other great places. Maybe that's why the founders moved the capital here from Charleston SC. Charleston SC (voted #1 destination & tourist city for last 10 yrs or so) is but an 1.5+/- drive from Columbia south to what's known as The Low-country. There are 5 beaches with communities in the Charleston area: Isle of Palms with the gated Wild Dunes Resort, Sullivan's Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah Island (gated luxury golf resort), Seabrook Island (gated private community). Charleston SC is home to many golf courses as well one could come play for the day as most are open to the public. Only Daniel Island, Bulls Bay, and The Country Club of Charleston require membership.  

Beachfront Homes - Waterfront Homes - Condos - Townhouses - Oceanfront Condos

Charlotte likewise is just an 1.5 hour north of Columbia to the bustling southern metropolis that offers pro sports action: (The Hornets NBA, The Panthers NFL, The Lightening NHL.) teams. Charlotte like Columbia also has a huge lake (Norman) which is very similar to Lake Murray. Who could forget about NASCAR, Charlotte is home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame museum and home to the Charlotte Motor Speedway where concerts and racing is. The closest Bass Pro Shops is also in Charlotte. 

If you don't mind traveling just a little further, headed up interstate 20 will take you to Greenville SC a little over 1 hr away, and just another hour or so from there is Ashville NC, and/or the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee for skiing at Sugar & Beech Mountains. 

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