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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.

Natural Feature
“For those who love the water. Lake Murray Is home to great boating, fishing, and just about any kind of water sports. Learn to sail, scuba-dive, water-ski or just cruise on this watery playground. You can camp, lounge on the beach, dine at marinas or take a daytime or evening cruise. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
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Scenic Lookout
“Beautiful views of Lake Murray. You can walk across the dam and enjoy the views of the Lake and the boats!”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“ Liberty Tap Room is a casual dining restaurant serving traditional American cuisine with a twist in a fun, modern atmosphere. Enjoy our elevated outdoor seating for amazing views of the lake.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Beautiful view of Lake Murray. Walking path alongside SC Hwy 6. Public access boat ramp on the Irmo side. Public beach front on the Lexington side. Sunrise and sunset are especially gorgeous.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Campground
“Scenic Trail close to home. Take an evening stroll to the bridge and watch the sunset. Spend the afternoon hiking Little Gap trail to Little Gap, a landmark on Lake Murray. Try your luck at fishing with the Tackle Loaner Program. Enjoy the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration (held either the fourth or the Saturday before). Experience the excitement of a fishing tournament weigh-in.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great Italian fine dining just a few minutes away. Rated as best in Columbia. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This place has great food, especially their steaks and ribs! They have live music several nights a week.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“You can easily get here by land or water. Great view 2 restaurants in one, fancy inside casual outside. Live music Thursday through Sunday. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“The Plex offers hi wire activities in addition to an ice skating rink. There are also video games as well.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
Liquor Store
“Upscale deli/market. Choose your foods to cook or enjoy prepared items from locally sourced produce and meats. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Excellent full service restaurant with bar. Live bands on the weekends! Karaoke on Wednesday nights. Ladies night Wed.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place has great food! I especially like the chicken fingers and the prime rib sandwich.”
  • 2 locals recommend