Plan a Playcation for the Future

Plan a Playcation in Capital City/Lake Murray Country

Situated in the central part of the Palmetto State and convenient to Interstates I-77, I-20 and I-26, Capital City/Lake Murray Country showcases regional beauty from wineries and antebellum homes to exotic animals, culinary masterpieces and endless water recreation on beautiful Lake Murray. Timeless icons like the Newberry Opera House, one of the oldest opera houses in the country, and Town Theater, celebrating its 101st season, make up part of the heritage and culture of this area along with countless museums, golf and hiking/biking trails galore.
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Natural Getaways
Old-fashioned outdoor fun is never out of style and, by nature, includes an element of social distancing. Enjoy a pair of state parks (Sesquicentennial and Dreher Island) along with Congaree National Park—each with lots of space for walking and biking. While the visitor center facilities are currently closed, the lovely parks are open and begging to be explored. Also, follow each one on Facebook (linked above) where rangers are taking folks on virtual nature hikes daily.
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Visit the Jewel of South Carolina—Lake Murray. You’ll quickly see what all the fuss is about with water recreation aplenty. Bring your boat or rent a boat (Pontoon Rentals & Tours and Lake Murray Yacht Tours offer captained tours and Nautical Boat Club can rent boats to visitors for the day). Find the best fishing holes through fishing guide partners like Rocky BottomAnthony D. DraftsCatch 22 Guide Service and Taylor Outdoors. These folks are sanitizing their boats and will also wear masks to accommodate the desires of customers.
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Also remember that Lake Murray offers stunning sunrises and sunsets, and folks can indulge in either one via a two-and-a-half-mile walkway. Get your steps in with a gorgeous backdrop.
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There are even more choices for fun on the water with stand up paddleboards, kayaks or other boats. Find more details by visiting Lake Murray Boating. There you can check availability, reserve equipment and even make your payment right from home.
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Spring river tours are offered through Palmetto Outdoors at the new South Cedar Creek launch pad. Guests can book a three-hour tour, seven days a week for $80 per person (groups of two or more).
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There is so much golf in the Capital City/Lake Murray Country region and it’s actually the perfect sport for social distancing. Check out the myriad of courses and book a tee time to enjoy one of South Carolina’s most prized sports.
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Virtual Fun, Learning and More
If you are an animal lover, this is for you! Tune in at 10 a.m. weekdays on the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Facebook page for a virtual Z-Learning experience. Get behind the scenes to tour the zoo and learn about the animals. The whole family will go wild for this.
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The largest children’s museum in the Southeast is in the Capital City/Lake Murray Country region—EdVenture Children’s Museum. Though the facility is currently closed, the play, fun and educational at-home ideas continue on the Today’s Play section of the website.
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Browse AR Workshop in Columbia and Lexington for DIY-To-Go Kits and tutorials for exciting projects with wood, yarn and more. Create your masterpiece from home with these fun ideas.
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Playcation South Carolina
The Capital City of Columbia is a hot spot for weekend getaways in the South as well as an award-winning foodie destination. Visit Congaree National Park or explore beautiful Lake Murray.
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Staying and playing in Capital City/Lake Murray Country couldn’t be easier. Our hotels are offering great rates and we can assist in planning for visitors or locals. Check it out and book the region everyone is talking about, the Jewel of South Carolina is waiting for your visit.
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No matter if you pack an agenda with breweries, world-class water recreation, museums or hiking, you’ll find room to roam and deals galore on the Playcation South Carolina page.
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For even more information on Capital City/Lake Murray Country’s Playcation fun, see their press release below:
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