Itineraries Weekend Adventure in the Heart of South Carolina

Are you considering a move to Chapin, South Carolina? Known as the “Capital of Lake Murray,” Chapin offers a blend of small-town charm and modern amenities, while also being conveniently accessible to Columbia, Newberry, and beyond. Between its vibrant community spirit, scenic landscapes, or array of recreational activities, Chapin is a “community of character,” making it a wonderful place to live, work and play! We’ve curated an itinerary of exciting adventures for you to explore while spending a weekend in town. Check out what this amazing region has to offer:

Day 1


After a day of traveling, spend your evening enjoying a delicious dinner and drink on the Spirit of Lake Murray Sunset Cruise. Soak in the breathtaking views of the lake as you prepare for your exciting weekend around the region.

216 Shadwood Drive | Irmo, SC | (803) 250-5497

Day 2


Head downtown to Columbia for a vibrant morning at Soda City Market and explore three city blocks of artisan goods and tasty treats crafted by South Carolinians.

1300-1600 Main Street | Columbia, SC | 9 AM – 1 PM

While downtown, enjoy a delicious brunch/lunch at Market on Main, Columbia’s finest gourmet Americana cuisine with indoor and outdoor seating. 

1320 Main Street | Columbia, SC | (803) 722-4222

For an afternoon activity, we recommend one of two options:

           301 Gervais Street | Columbia, SC | (803) 737-8095

  • If you are an animal lover, take a quick trip up I-26 and explore Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, one of the top zoos in the nation and home to over 2,000 fascinating animals.

           500 Wildlife Parkway | Columbia, SC | (803) 779-8717

Head over to the Bull Street District to potentially catch a Columbia Fireflies Baseball game at Segra Park. Check the game schedule in advance so you can experience the excitement of minor league baseball during your visit to the region. 

1640 Freed Street | Columbia, SC | (803) 726-4487

When the game is over, walk right next door to Publico Kitchen & Tap for dinner. Enjoy Lat-Asian cuisine, craft beers, unique cocktails, and much more.

2180 Boyce Street, Suite A | Columbia, SC | (803) 726-6525

Day 3


Start your day with a sit-down breakfast at BaKon Southern Eatery in Chapin. We highly recommend trying one of their biscuit meals.

105 Ellett Road, Suite 301 | Chapin, SC | (803) 723-2352

Travel back in time with a visit to Little Mountain Unlimited Antique Mall & Cafe where you can explore 25,000 square feet of the best local antique & vintage shopping.

1528 Main Street | Little Mountain, SC | (803) 345-6440

From Little Mountain, make your way up to Newberry to check out the small-town charm of Main Street. Take time to admire the picturesque architecture and hand-painted murals around the city. Stop by some of the local businesses, like The Gallery which features local art, home decor, apparel, and so much more.

1200 Main Street | Newberry, SC | (803) 321-1022

Before leaving Newberry, indulge in a delicious lunch at Figaro the Dining Room, a fine-dining spot filled with a fusion of international classics with a homegrown feel. Try something new from their ever-changing seasonal menu.

1117 Boyce Street | Newberry, SC | (803) 276-0101



Unwind at Enoree River Winery with their Unpack the Porch Spring Series (April-June), savoring the tranquil atmosphere and sampling exquisite wines while listening to live music in the warm southern weather. Keep up with their social media for updates each week!

1650 Dusty Road | Newberry, SC | (803) 276-2855

What a weekend! Return to Chapin for a relaxing dinner at 518 Smokehouse and enjoy farm-to-table backyard barbeques and brews. Reservations are highly encouraged for this newly opened BBQ restaurant! (Photo Credit: Elle Benson//Coladaily)

673 Chapin Road | Chapin, SC | (803) 740-3473