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A Day-Long Outing in West Columbia with Your Girls

Joanie Hess is the Concierge & Visitor Center Specialist at Capital City/Lake Murray Country. “What girl (regardless of age) doesn’t love a Girl’s Day?” Plan your ladies’-day-out in the region with this jam-packed itinerary. Be prepared for delicious food, endless shopping, spa relaxation, and lots of laughs as you visit the West Columbia/Cayce area with your gal pals. “Life Is Short, Eat The Cake, Buy The Shoes, and Take the Time to get together!”

Day 1

Brunch at Cafe Strudel

Meet at Café Strudel and start the day with delicious brunch items including hangover hash browns and mimosas to toast to the day ahead. Spend time catching up with one another as you fuel yourselves for your next stop.

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 AM-3 PM, Sat. 8 AM-3 PM, Sun. 10 AM-3 PM
Address: 300 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169
Website: cafestrudel.com

Shop on State and Meeting streets

“When the going gets tough – the tough go shopping!” There are several stores on State and Meeting Streets worth visiting, like Old Antique Mall, The Warehouse, Meeting Street Interiors, Tall Oaks Boutique, and State Street Trading Co. Shop for home decor, jewelry, art, and many other oddities.

Address: Meeting St, West Columbia, SC 29169 + State St, West Columbia, SC 29169

Rejuvenate at Spa 131

It is time to relax at Spa 131.  You and your girls can treat yourselves to a massage, facial, or whatever makes you feel special– because you are! Pro tip: Be sure to book a spa appointment prior to your trip. 

Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 AM-6 PM
Address: 131 Meeting St, West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 251-9400
Website: spa131.com

Sip on a local brew at Savage Craft

Right around the corner is Savage Craft Ale Works. Located in the former Brookland police station, you and your friends can enjoy cold cocktails, brews, or wine in the wholesome atmosphere of this brewery. If you’re hungry before dinner, try something from their menu, like seasoned fries or mac & cheese bites. Joanie recommends sitting on the rooftop for the ultimate view of the city.

Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 11:30 AM-10 PM, Fri.-Sat. 11:30 AM-11 PM, Sun. 10:30 AM-9 PM
Address: 430 Center St., West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 888-6005
Website: savagecraft.com

End with dinner and dessert

West Columbia has fantastic dinner options, like Al’s Upstairs, Black Rooster, or Terra. And for something more laid back, you can never go wrong with D’s Wings. After a fulfilling meal, head to Zesto for an ice cream cone dipped in chocolate, or go all in and get a banana split (it’s a fruit)! 

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 AM-10 PM
Address: 504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 794-4652
Website: zestowestcolumbia.com