When people in Columbia think “day trip”, the first place that often comes to mind is Charleston, and for good reason: The location consistently ranks as the best city in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine, among other accolades.
But the Palmetto State has much more to offer in the way of day trips from Columbia, especially for those looking for a more relaxed pace. Here are some day trip ideas from Columbia that aren’t downtown Charleston.
Congaree National Park
Of the 63 national parks in the United States, only 10 fall east of the Mississippi River. One of those just so happens to be right in our back yard. Congaree National Park’s biggest draw is its annual synchronized firefly displays in late spring, but the park has plenty to offer the remainder of the year, including boardwalk and canoe trails. Best of all, it’s completely free to visitors. Estimated