The Moore Company, in partnership with Soda City, has compiled a list of “100 Things to do in Columbia, S.C. before you Die.” Being in real estate means our team is always moving around our community finding unique people, places and experiences that make Columbia an amazing place to call home. We love sharing these and hope you’ll share your favorites, too! 

We know there are many other things that didn’t make the list and we would love to hear from you on what we’ve missed.  Print the list, check them off one by one and ENJOY COLUMBIA! We’ll see you out there.


The Moore Company, in partnership with Soda City, has compiled a list of “100 Things to do in Columbia, S.C. before you Die.” Being in real estate means our team is always moving around our community finding unique people, places and experiences that make Columbia an amazing place to call home. We love sharing these and hope you’ll share your favorites, too! 

We know there are many other things that didn’t make the list and we would love to hear from you on what we’ve missed.  Print the list, check them off one by one and ENJOY COLUMBIA! We’ll see you out there.

  1. Drive through Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park
  2. Kayak and/or tube along the Saluda, Congaree, and Broad Rivers
  3. Zip the Zoo at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
  4. See a puppet show at the Columbia Marionette Theater
  5. Take a trip to the SC State Museum’s Planetarium
  6. Experience the synchronized fireflies at Congaree National Park from May to June
  7. Pick strawberries at Cottle Farms mid-April through mid-June
  8. Pig out at Shealy’s BBQ
  9. See a double header at The Big Mo drive-in movie theater in spring, summer, or fall
  10. See an indie flick at the Nickelodeon Theater
  11. Attend the annual Indie Grits Film Festival in the spring
  12. See free concerts on Main Street at the fall Jam Room Music Festival
  13. Ring in the New Year at the Famously Hot New Year celebration
  14. Channel your inner leprechaun at the St. Pat’s in Five Points festival
  15. Suck crawfish at the Rosewood Crawfish Festival in May
  16. Serve a meal at Oliver Gospel Mission and/or Transitions
  17. Grab a seat at The Oyster Bar and let them do the shucking for you
  18. Eat at Columbia’s oldest restaurant Villa Tronco
  19. Countdown the lighting of the State House Christmas tree and Hanukkah menorah
  20. Get a unique dish, like the three-flavored duck, at Baan Sawan Thai Bistro
  21. Get your taco fill on Taco Tuesday at The Whig
  22. Snack on the lamb mac & cheese on the patio at Terra
  23. Dine in Forest Acres at The Other Store, the speakeasy of Delis
  24. Eat like Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives at Pawley’s Front Porch
  25. Pop in and out of shops during Devine Night Out in the fall
  26. Experience a Saturday at Soda City Market
  27. Cheer on Fireflies baseball at Segra Park in The BullStreet District
  28. Dress in theme for the annual Free Times Best of Columbia party
  29. Attend the annual South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Clemson Tigers Football Game
  30. Or go the extra mile by tailgating and attending one Gamecock game from every sport
  31. Spend an afternoon at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
  32. Bike or walk the Three Rivers Greenway
  33. See the Purple Martins on Lake Murray from June to August
  34. Attend the fall Gervais Street Bridge Dinner in the fall or spring Dining on the dam
  35. Make a fall date night out of the South Carolina State Fair, Fiske Fries and all
  36. See an exhibition at Columbia Museum of Art
  37. Run and slide through Big Eddie at Edventure
  38. Buy a gyro, loukoumades, or baklava at Columbia’s Greek Festival in September
  39. Take a glass blowing class at One Eared Cow Glass
  40. Bike the Palmetto Trail: Peak to Prosperity Passage to see Civil War remnants
  41. Spend an evening at a Farm to Table dinner
  42. Bowl at the Quaker Steak & Lube gas station
  43. Watch the sunset at Liberty on the Lake
  44. Stop, shop, and dine at Trenholm Plaza
  45. Tour the State House grounds
  46. Have some foodie fun at the Columbia Food & Wine Festival in April
  47. Take a cooking class at Let’s Cook Culinary Studio
  48. Catch a concert at The White Mule
  49. Stand beside the World’s Largest Fire Hydrant
  50. Take a photo in front of Blue Sky’s Tunnelvision mural
  1. Ride the rooster in The Vista
  2. Grab some late night mozzarella sticks from NightCaps
  3. Find your way through the corn maze at Clinton Sease Farm
  4. Tour local art workshops and galleries for free during Open Studios in the Spring
  5. Nosh on pimento cheese and pita chips from Di Prato’s
  6. Order the shrimp salad from Lillian’s of Columbia
  7. Try southern comfort food at Yesterdays or Lizard’s Thicket
  8. Pour 45 sauce on anything at Groucho’s Deli
  9. Picnic on the historic Horseshoe at the University of South Carolina
  10. Take a selfie in front of the murals at Lincoln Street Tunnel
  11. Follow Sally the Salamander around downtown Columbia
  12. Have a cocktail at Motor Supply Co. Bistro or a glass of wine at Lula Drake
  13. Pick up produce at the South Carolina State Farmers Market
  14. Add your love lock to the Lake Murray Dam
  15. Enjoy the view at Top of Carolina, SC’s only 360° rotating restaurant
  16. Taste a tomato pie from McCutchen House Dining
  17. Take a haunted moonlight tour of Elmwood Cemetery
  18. Indulge in the hangover hashbrowns at Cafe Strudel
  19. Rewind time with a Zesto of West Columbia or Rosewood Dairy Bar dipped cone
  20. See a play at Trustus Theatre or Columbia’s oldest theatre, the Town Theatre
  21. Roast marshmallows on the street in the fall at Vista Lights
  22. Book at stay a Hotel Trundle
  23. Take in the 100 year-old architecture and oak-lined streets of Shandon
  24. Tour homes with Historic Columbia
  25. Visit Sesquicentennial State Park, Harbison State Forest, or Congaree National Park
  26. Get a taste of the Big Apple at smallSUGAR
  27. Cool off at Fort Jackson’s Palmetto Falls Water Park
  28. Watch dreams come true at the Miss South Carolina competition in June
  29. Meet for lunch at The Gourmet Shop
  30. Try a coffee flight at Curiosity Coffee Bar
  31. Eat a mini cupcake or twelve from Silver Spoon Bakery
  32. Polish off a plate of vegan nachos at Good Life Cafe
  33. Admire and tour the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion
  34. Support the masterworks and performances of the SC Philharmonic
  35. Guzzle German-style beer at a fall Bierkeller Columbia pop-up beer garden
  36. Channel your southern roots at the Irmo Okra Strut in September
  37. Experience Lake Murray by boat at Drift Jam or Reggaetronic Music Festival
  38. Eat internationally along Decker Boulevard
  39. Attend or plan an event at City Roots, Columbia’s urban farm
  40. Sip beer at the Curtiss-Wright Hangar beside the Jim Hamilton – L.B. Owens Airport
  41. Plan for Spotted Salamander Catering’s Fried Chicken Day…every Tuesday
  42. Grab a beer with friends from one of the many local breweries around town
  43. Drop in at the Midlands Heart Ball, Festival of Trees, or CMA Gala
  44. Build a soapbox car and enter into West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day race in April
  45. Share the deviled eggs and chicken bog from The War Mouth
  46. Split an Il Giorgione pizza with friends
  47. Engage in interactive art projects during Arts & Draughts
  48. Star gaze at the Melton Memorial Observatory
  49. Organize a furry friend playdate at Jake’s on Devine for Yappy Hour
  50. Celebrate Celtic heritage for four days straight at Tartan Day South in April
  1. Drive through Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park
  2. Kayak and/or tube along the Saluda, Congaree, and Broad Rivers
  3. Zip the Zoo at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
  4. See a puppet show at the Columbia Marionette Theater
  5. Take a trip to the SC State Museum’s Planetarium
  6. Experience the synchronized fireflies at Congaree National Park from May to June
  7. Pick strawberries at Cottle Farms mid-April through mid-June
  8. Pig out at Shealy’s BBQ
  9. See a double header at The Big Mo drive-in movie theater in spring, summer, or fall
  10. See an indie flick at the Nickelodeon Theater
  11. Attend the annual Indie Grits Film Festival in the spring
  12. See free concerts on Main Street at the fall Jam Room Music Festival
  13. Ring in the New Year at the Famously Hot New Year celebration
  14. Channel your inner leprechaun at the St. Pat’s in Five Points festival
  15. Suck crawfish at the Rosewood Crawfish Festival in May
  16. Serve a meal at Oliver Gospel Mission and/or Transitions
  17. Grab a seat at The Oyster Bar and let them do the shucking for you
  18. Eat at Columbia’s oldest restaurant Villa Tronco
  19. Countdown the lighting of the State House Christmas tree and Hanukkah menorah
  20. Get a unique dish, like the three-flavored duck, at Baan Sawan Thai Bistro
  21. Get your taco fill on Taco Tuesday at The Whig
  22. Snack on the lamb mac & cheese on the patio at Terra
  23. Dine in Forest Acres at The Other Store, the speakeasy of Delis
  24. Eat like Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives at Pawley’s Front Porch
  25. Pop in and out of shops during Devine Night Out in the fall
  26. Experience a Saturday at Soda City Market
  27. Cheer on Fireflies baseball at Segra Park in The BullStreet District
  28. Dress in theme for the annual Free Times Best of Columbia party
  29. Attend the annual South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Clemson Tigers Football Game
  30. Or go the extra mile by tailgating and attending one Gamecock game from every sport
  31. Spend an afternoon at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
  32. Bike or walk the Three Rivers Greenway
  33. See the Purple Martins on Lake Murray from June to August
  34. Attend the fall Gervais Street Bridge Dinner in the fall or spring Dining on the dam
  35. Make a fall date night out of the South Carolina State Fair, Fiske Fries and all
  36. See an exhibition at Columbia Museum of Art
  37. Run and slide through Big Eddie at Edventure
  38. Buy a gyro, loukoumades, or baklava at Columbia’s Greek Festival in September
  39. Take a glass blowing class at One Eared Cow Glass
  40. Bike the Palmetto Trail: Peak to Prosperity Passage to see Civil War remnants
  41. Spend an evening at a Farm to Table dinner
  42. Bowl at the Quaker Steak & Lube gas station
  43. Watch the sunset at Liberty on the Lake
  44. Stop, shop, and dine at Trenholm Plaza
  45. Tour the State House grounds
  46. Have some foodie fun at the Columbia Food & Wine Festival in April
  47. Take a cooking class at Let’s Cook Culinary Studio
  48. Catch a concert at The White Mule
  49. Stand beside the World’s Largest Fire Hydrant
  50. Take a photo in front of Blue Sky’s Tunnelvision mural
  1. Ride the rooster in The Vista
  2. Grab some late night mozzarella sticks from NightCaps
  3. Find your way through the corn maze at Clinton Sease Farm
  4. Tour local art workshops and galleries for free during Open Studios in the Spring
  5. Nosh on pimento cheese and pita chips from Di Prato’s
  6. Order the shrimp salad from Lillian’s of Columbia
  7. Try southern comfort food at Yesterdays or Lizard’s Thicket
  8. Pour 45 sauce on anything at Groucho’s Deli
  9. Picnic on the historic Horseshoe at the University of South Carolina
  10. Take a selfie in front of the murals at Lincoln Street Tunnel
  11. Follow Sally the Salamander around downtown Columbia
  12. Have a cocktail at Motor Supply Co. Bistro or a glass of wine at Lula Drake
  13. Pick up produce at the South Carolina State Farmers Market
  14. Add your love lock to the Lake Murray Dam
  15. Enjoy the view at Top of Carolina, SC’s only 360° rotating restaurant
  16. Taste a tomato pie from McCutchen House Dining
  17. Take a haunted moonlight tour of Elmwood Cemetery
  18. Indulge in the hangover hashbrowns at Cafe Strudel
  19. Rewind time with a Zesto of West Columbia or Rosewood Dairy Bar dipped cone
  20. See a play at Trustus Theatre or Columbia’s oldest theatre, the Town Theatre
  21. Roast marshmallows on the street in the fall at Vista Lights
  22. Book at stay a Hotel Trundle
  23. Take in the 100 year-old architecture and oak-lined streets of Shandon
  24. Tour homes with Historic Columbia
  25. Visit Sesquicentennial State Park, Harbison State Forest, or Congaree National Park
  26. Get a taste of the Big Apple at smallSUGAR
  27. Cool off at Fort Jackson’s Palmetto Falls Water Park
  28. Watch dreams come true at the Miss South Carolina competition in June
  29. Meet for lunch at The Gourmet Shop
  30. Try a coffee flight at Curiosity Coffee Bar
  31. Eat a mini cupcake or twelve from Silver Spoon Bakery
  32. Polish off a plate of vegan nachos at Good Life Cafe
  33. Admire and tour the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion
  34. Support the masterworks and performances of the SC Philharmonic
  35. Guzzle German-style beer at a fall Bierkeller Columbia pop-up beer garden
  36. Channel your southern roots at the Irmo Okra Strut in September
  37. Experience Lake Murray by boat at Drift Jam or Reggaetronic Music Festival
  38. Eat internationally along Decker Boulevard
  39. Attend or plan an event at City Roots, Columbia’s urban farm
  40. Sip beer at the Curtiss-Wright Hangar beside the Jim Hamilton – L.B. Owens Airport
  41. Plan for Spotted Salamander Catering’s Fried Chicken Day…every Tuesday
  42. Grab a beer with friends from one of the many local breweries around town
  43. Drop in at the Midlands Heart Ball, Festival of Trees, or CMA Gala
  44. Build a soapbox car and enter into West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day race in April
  45. Share the deviled eggs and chicken bog from The War Mouth
  46. Split an Il Giorgione pizza with friends
  47. Engage in interactive art projects during Arts & Draughts
  48. Star gaze at the Melton Memorial Observatory
  49. Organize a furry friend playdate at Jake’s on Devine for Yappy Hour
  50. Celebrate Celtic heritage for four days straight at Tartan Day South in April