During this time, our top priority is the safety and well-being of our locals and visitors alike. Our team is in constant communication with local and state officials + national travel associations to keep up with the changing situation. For official updates on the response efforts to COVID-19, follow information from the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the City of Columbia.

While our attractions + city parks are temporarily closed, and our restaurants are open for carryout only due to government regulations, this capital city is notorious for staying gritty. We know we will get through these times together. By taking the proper precautions now, we can get back to showing off our region sooner. Until then, use our Experience Columbia SC resources page for way to quench your wanderlust while maintaining social distancing.

Stay Active

At 26,000 acres, Congaree National Park is the largest intact tract of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the US. While the campgrounds and the Harry Hampton Visitor Center are closed until further notice, the park is open to the public. Stroll the boardwalks to get some sunshine in or kayak the waters for a new view. Park officials ask visitors to follow the CDC guidelines of social distancing and washing hands frequently if visiting the park. Send them an email for any specific questions.

Congaree National Park
Congaree National Park

Support Local

Our tourism industry has always been like family. Let's use this time to support our local restaurants and breweries that are offering carryout services for food and closed containers of beer + wine. With so much uncertainty, things are changing constantly. Stay up to date with where you can order takeout from this blog

Pimento Cheese from Good Life Cafe
Pimento Cheese-less Vegan Wrap from Good Life Cafe


For other ideas on how to stay engaged + active during this time, visit our Experience Columbia SC resource page.