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Old 07-29-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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We've been living here for two years and I'm ashamed to say we don't get out much. Are there any free/budget friendly things to do you'd recommend? We are mid 20s/early 30s and child free. One of us has a disability so hiking or strenuous activities are out of the question.

Thank you for your suggestions!
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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The State House has free tours of the interior plus the grounds are an easy stroll as is the Horseshoe at USC. The State museum, Art Museum and Zoo are inexpensive. Weekend concerts at Finlay Park are free as are the Thursday night concerts in the Vista and Five Points.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:54 PM
 
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If you like dogs, maybe some shelters would welcome volunteers to walk them on the weekends etc.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:05 PM
 
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One of us has a disability so hiking or strenuous activities are out of the question.
What about a paved walkway along the river? Three Rivers Greenway, for example, is very nicely kept and very scenic and pleasant. There are probably a couple different points you could access it from, but the easiest might be the park right next to the Gervais St Bridge.

There are one or two spots that have a slight bit of incline, but I don't know if it would be too much for a disability. There are also benches and places to pull-off and park it and take in the scenery along the path. It really is very nice.
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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My wife and I are in our mid-20's and we often times look at this list for ideas:

http://www.columbiacvb.com/visitors/calendar-of-events/

Now do we actually follow through and go to any of these events? No. But it's something to keep in mind.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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The Columbia Rowing Club will host rowers from across the southeast October 8th on the Broad River. It's free to the public.

Columbia SC Official Website | Events, Restaurants, Hotels | South Carolina
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:54 PM
 
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for low-dough, the state museum on the first Sunday of each month is only a buck to get in. Worth it at regular admission, a steal at $1
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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I dont know if the riverwalk would work, but its just a great place to enjoy the path and the views, and should be wheelchair accessible if that is a concern.

I also enjoy fishing at Lake Murray's little recreational spot just beyond the dam.

The state museum isnt very expensive, neither is Riverbanks zoo, and they have the seasonal free fridays.

There always seems to be a festival going on somewhere in Columbia. look at free times and online event calenders to find festivals.

Then theres always St Andrews Stadium Cinemas for $2 movies.
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