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Worth the Drive

November 7, 2018

There’s so much going on this holiday season that we couldn’t limit our write-ups to just Columbia. So, we’ve compiled a list of the best things to do not far from Columbia. North, South, East, West; you can go in any direction in South Carolina, and find a fun holiday celebration!


Distance from Columbia: 57 Miles

A trip to Aiken means getting outdoors, experiencing history, meandering through beautiful parks and bustling shopping.

Each Saturday you’ll find the Aiken County Farmers Market in full swing, you can hop aboard Historic Trolley Tours, find a music event, shop the downtown boutiques and antique malls, watch an equestrian happening, or take a walk at lovely Hopelands Gardens.


Distance from Columbia: 61 Miles

With an emphasis on local artists, county-wide historic sites, and their own Performing Arts Series, See Lancaster SC, the city of Lancaster is creating a destination for the enjoyment of small town charm and southern hospitality.

Upcoming Arts Series performances scheduled are Country Music Star Craig Morgan on December 8, 2018 and the Everly Brothers Experience featuring the Zmed Brothers on January 19, 2019.

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Mount Pleasant

Distance from Columbia: 117 Miles Away

One trip to Mount Pleasant is never enough. You need time to stroll down paths shaded by century-old oak trees. You have to travel to the past and visit military vessels, historic homes and Revolutionary War sites. And if there’s time, you must explore the creeks atop paddleboards or kayaks.

With multiple parks, numerous special events, three craft breweries and so much more, boring is a word never used to describe Mount Pleasant.


Distance from Columbia: 30 Miles Away

How would you like to take your children or grandchildren for a ride on a real passenger train, visit a red caboose, an authentic dining car or even a Pullman car that once ferried earlier generations across the country? Come spend an afternoon at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro. There’s something for everyone! And best of all, you can ride the train.

Enjoy history? The Town of Winnsboro itself offers visitors a glimpse into its past at the Fairfield County Museum, housed in a restored 1848 residence. Pine Tree Playhouse offers community theatre, and is performing Steel Magnolias from November 9-18, 2018.



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