That’s Columbia’s slogan. And it’s true! Definitely weather-wise. I would not want to be the SCDOT worker in charge of filling pot-holes in Columbia during July!
Nikki Haley was our governor when I was in Columbia last October (2016) and now she is the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. She took on this roll in January. I think she was an excellent governor. She certainly did a great job during the historic flood of 2015 and then the hurricane of 2016. I happened to be in Columbia during both events and experienced her strong leadership skills. I’m sure she’ll do a great job for the United States. This is the State House today ….
and the way it looked during the Civil War ….
The State House sits at the end of Main Street in Columbia. This is a picture of what Main Street looked like after General William T. Sherman and his Union troops captured the State Capital on February 17, 1865 ….
Now you can stop along Main Street and get a great drink & tasty meal at a place called, “Bourbon”. It is a whiskey bar and Cajun-Creole restaurant. http://www.bourboncolumbia.com/
Columbia also has an excellent zoo. It is called Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. https://www.riverbanks.org/
One side of the zoo has animal exhibits ….
with places to sit and relax. It’s a great spot to read a book ….
Of course, there is the Gamecocks Stadium ….
and the State Fair held each October ….
And if you are in Columbia, make sure to catch Sanctuary Blues Band ….
They sound fantastic! Check them out! You can find them at various venues all around the Columbia area – https://www.facebook.com/events/1729493507379340/ – you’ll have a lot of fun!