South Carolina's capital city may not spring immediately to mind as a vacation destination, but it has much to recommend it and there are so many things to do in Columbia, SC that it's a great place for a long weekend or a family trip. Along with the fantastic SC State Museum, the city is home to a number of other history museums, plus a world-class children's museum. The city is full of history, which you can glimpse up close at sites like the SC Statehouse and Woodrow Wilson's boyhood home. Outdoor enthusiasts have a wealth of opportunities with a great deal of Columbia, South Carolina parks to choose from. Activities such as kayaking or tubing on the Saluda River, hiking through the swampy Congaree National Park, picnicking or strolling the paths in Columbia Riverfront Park, or cooling off at Saluda Shoals Park.
Kim Goodin has traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe, stopping for a year or two in places such as London and Denver. Aside from road trips, she enjoys animals and books, and has many of both. She will read almost anything, but particularly enjoys biographies, Southern gothic fiction, mysteries, classic British novels, and cookbooks. When her... Read more »