Daytripper Club Announces Summer Outings

The Daytripper Club announced several Summer 2019 get-togethers and you’re invited! Looking forward to our daytrips to Camden (June) and Sumter (July)! Would you like to go? Please email kathy@gardenermedia.com if you’re interested. These are drive-yourself or carpool trips (no bus). Bring a friend! More here. Getting Acquainted We’re offering a few activities around Greater Columbia…

Day Trip to Lancaster

Start your day of exploration at the Landsford Canal State Park, just 25 minutes outside Lancaster and 65 miles from downtown Columbia. Stretched along the Catawba River on the South Carolina fall line, the park is home to the well-preserved remains of the canal system that made the river commercially navigable from 1820 to 1835.  A flat,…

Kosher Kafe :: June 17th

Just got a call from a gal in Mount Pleasant, inviting all seniors to the Center for Jewish Life’s Kosher Kafe! Come and enjoy a delicious New York deli-style lunch as you schmooze with new and old friends! Sing along to Jewish and Yiddish oldies with a live band!  Get a carpool together and ride…

Day Trips to the Upstate for Fresh Peaches and Berries

If you treasure the sensation of cool, sweet fruit with peach and strawberry or blueberry flavors in your mouth, consider taking a day trip to the Upstate within the next month. You’ll find a multitude of fruit farms and farm stands, offering beautiful and delicious fruits. If you’d like to download a brochure with the…

Daytrip to Newberry

Town Green and Newberry Opera House (photo courtesy of City of Newberry) Newberry South Carolina is a short drive up I-26, and is surprisingly a great way to spend a day.  Surprisingly because it doesn’t get a lot of publicity, and yet has a lot to offer a couple or a group of friends looking…

Daytrippin’: Aiken, SC

Many people, when they think of Aiken, tend to think horse country. While it’s true that Aiken hosts world-class equestrian events and is home to several thoroughbred champions, there is much more to be discovered in this quaint southern city, named Best Southern Small Town in 2018 by Southern Living Magazine. Aiken Trolley Tours: Experience…

Daytrippin’: Summerville, SC

Nicknamed “The Flowertown in the Pines”, Summerville is home to a historic downtown area and charming Main Street, all set against the lush backdrop of pine forests, blooming azaleas and bountiful green spaces in this Lowcountry paradise. Art Gallery Browse the shop-lined streets of the historic downtown and pop into Art Central Gallery, a Summerville…

Day Trippin’: Walterboro, SC

From Columbia, head south on I-26 East for 55 miles, then merge onto I-95 South until you reach exit 57 onto SC-64 towards Walterboro. One way, your trip is right around an hour and a half— perfect for a day trip! SC Artisans Center Housed in a restored eight room Victorian cottage, the center showcases…

Day Trippin’: Spartanburg, SC

Spend a day this spring visiting Spartanburg, a thriving city in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains; home to charming plantations, an historic downtown, the BMW production plant, shopping, and creative cuisine. Spartanburg is a straight 93 miles north-west, about an hour and a half drive up I-26 West from Columbia. Musgrove Mill State…