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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

College Football Field
“If you're in town during football season and there is a home game and you enjoy watching football or just want to experience Columbia's MOST iconic event, check out Williams Brice Stadium home of the USC GAMECOCKS! GO COCKS! You are certain to find someone selling tickets if you want to watch the game and there are a ton of places that you are able to tailgate at for a small parking fee (most places are 10-15 to park all day) if you just want to experience an authentic Columbia pastime. You're also guaranteed to meet someone new while you're there and maybe even make a friend! Everyone is always really friendly (as long as you're rooting for the Gamecocks!)”
  • 13 locals recommend
Stadium
“I hear some pretty hard core tail gating goes on here. Sometimes they even take in a football game between rounds of cornhole.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Route
“The Cayce Riverwalk is part of the 3 Rivers Greenway, an 8 mile scenic, winding path, it is a great place to go for a walk or run. There are multiple parking lots along the Greenway as well as several grassy spots, an amphitheater, and picnic tables along the path where you can stop and sit for a rest.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“It's only the best fried chicken in the universe, no big deal. Take your lowest expectations for decor and then drop them another few notches.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Our favorite local brewery. They usually have a food truck and 5-6 beers on tap. It's in a weird spot, but once you get used to it, it's great. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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Brewery
“Brand new and beautiful brewery. Beer is great and selection is awesome. On the weekends they have live music”
  • 4 locals recommend
Wings Joint
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  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“Get out on our rivers with outfitter Adventure Carolina. Kayak, tube or canoe outings available.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 1 local recommends
Event Space
“Local Artist Hall and 701 Center of Contemporary Art. On the National Registry of Historic Places, 701 Whaley has retained it's historic past while acting as a catalyst for the Mill District's Future.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 CCA) is a visual art center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process, and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual arts and other art forms.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
  • 1 local recommends