Columbia: a big city with a small town feel. As the state Capital and the largest city in South Carolina, it’s true, there is a lot going on. As we continue to see Columbia grow with local boutiques and restaurants, a vibrant art scene and place emphasis on our incredible natural resources, a comfortable pace of life remains the same. The southern charm of our inhabitants makes residents feel the close-knit atmosphere amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. To complete your hometown visit if you’re a guest or if you need to break your Saturday routine if you call Columbia home, we’ve listed ideas for the perfect Saturday in Columbia:
Soda City Market
Start at the market on Main Street downtown. Walk around, see your friends, smell the deliciousness from diverse food vendors and don’t forget to pick up a box full of locally grown fruits and vegetables for only $10!
Cafe Strudel brunch
After working up an appetite at the market, head on over to Cafe Strudel on State Street in West Columbia to feast on their famous hangover hash browns and fresh pressed orange juice!
Take a hike in the Congaree National Park
One of the most amazing natural features of Columbia? The Congaree National Park, which happens to be the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the United States. Grab your hiking boots and head out for a relaxing afternoon in nature.
Show at Trustus
Did someone say free popcorn? Trustus is a local, professional theatre with fun and edgy productions that will be sure to bring a good laugh or a tear to your eye as you enjoy their complimentary popcorn. Their Season 32 just came out so choose your pick of shows for an awesome night sampling Columbia’s art scene.
Dinner at a local restaurant
There are some incredible, local eats that we can’t just narrow it down to one. Motor Supply Bistro has a new, hand-written menu each day featuring farm-to-table foods from local farms and producers. Southern Belly is another incredible option if you’re looking for a Southern twist on a good ole barbecue sandwich – warning: you’ll need a lot of napkins.
With your perfect Saturday now planned out, go out and explore this beautiful city we call home! Bonus points if you posts your new adventures to social media and tag the local business and Estates so we can see your Famously Hot love and support for the city.