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36 Hours in Columbia, South Carolina

I didn’t know how much I wanted to visit Columbia until the first time I visited. South Carolina’s capital city features block after block of fine dining and dive bars, museums and entertainment venues, outdoor recreation and unique shopping. The city has a little bit for everybody and a lot for anybody, and it certainly left an impression on me with a three-day visit. But what could you do with just thirty-six hours?

The Unexpected Riverside Park in Columbia, South Carolina

I had spent three days exploring the state capitol of South Carolina from the Riverside Zoo to the University of South Carolina and everything in between. But on the last morning before I left town along my road trip I made a stop at Riverside Park. I found a completely unexpected, beautiful park teeming with blue herons and great egrets. I ended up spending hours sitting by the roaring water snapping photos with a big grin on my face.

Touring the South Carolina State House in Columbia

At the heart of downtown Columbia the South Carolina State House is the seat of government in the state. The beautiful building houses the governor’s office, House and Senate chambers, and dozens of other rooms. It is also recognized as a South Carolina state park and visitors can take free guided tours of the building to see the gorgeous interior, learn about the history of the building, and visit different rooms.