Things To Do


Riverbanks Botanical Garden

Head out and enjoy the weather at the beautiful Riverbanks Botanical Garden. With numerous exhibits of plants of all types and leisurely walking paths it is no wonder that HGTV voted it as one of 20 great public gardens in America.

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If you are looking for sophisticated food and a casual environment, head on over to Mr. Friendly’s. With southern classics with a twist, including fried steak, étouffée, seafood, and their famous meatloaf, no one leaves Mr Friendly’s hungry! 

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south carolina state museum

The South Carolina State Museum is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliated Program that offers a wide range of exhibits highlighting South Carolina's history, art, natural history, and science and technology.  Spend the day learning about the great state of South Carolina right in the heart of the capital!

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The Gourmet Shop is situated in the heart of Columbia’s well known 5-points area. Walk in and shop the beautiful assortment of cheeses, wines, cookware, glassware, gifts, and more. Afterwards grab a bite to eat next door in their cafe and enjoy their numerous artisan sandwiches, soups, and salads. 

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