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Lake Murray Public Park: The Perfect Swimming Spot This Summer in Lexington, SC

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Are you planning a trip to Lake Murray Public Park in Lexington, SC? If you are looking for a family-friendly place to take a swim this summer, Lake Murray might be just the place. At Lake Murray Public Park you’ll find both a beach area and lake swimming access that’s the perfect place to play, then jump in and cool off. We recently visited Lake Murray Public Park and have all the details you need to know from a mom’s perspective.  

Lake Murray Park beach

25+ Summer Activities in Columbia, SC

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School break is here and you need some super fun summer activities in Columbia? We have some great ideas! From where to swim, to the perfect splash pad, amazing summer day trips, and even the best indoor places to play, summer is full of fun in Columbia, SC! Use our list as a springboard to all the amazing adventures you will have this summer!

Summer in Columbia Quick Links:
Summer Camp Guide to Columbia
VBS in Columbia, SC
Places to Cool Off, Swim, and Splash
Free Things in Columbia

Looking for more? See our HUGE guide of Things to Do in Columbia with kids’ activities, family adventures, and more for every season.


Discover the Best Ice Cream in Columbia, SC

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Are you looking for a delicious place to enjoy ice cream around Columbia, SC? Calling all ice cream enthusiasts, this one’s for you! We’ve found the best places in town to enjoy not only great ice cream, but milkshakes, frozen yogurt, snow cones, Italian ice, and more! 

I Scream, You Scream, Let’s Go Get Ice Cream! 

There are so many places in the Columbia area to enjoy a cold sweet treat on a hot summer day…or really, any day! We know it can be fun to load up the kiddos for a special treat, maybe after a long week or as a back-to-school, end-of-summer celebration. So, if you’re looking for somewhere to see those faces light up and get those hands a little sticky, we’ve got you covered! Enjoy! 

This article includes:
Best Ice Cream near Columbia, SC
Best Shaved Ice and Snow Cones near Columbia, SC
Where to Get Italian Ice in Columbia, SC
Gelato in Columbia, SC
Best Frozen Yogurt in Columbia, SC

Ice Cream in Columbia, SC

Most People Don’t Know About This Massive Sunflower Field Near Rock Hill, SC

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Have you heard about the sunflower fields at the Draper Wildlife Area? If you are looking for a magical place to take family photos or just a place to visit for fresh air and a change of scenery, we found a place just south of Rock Hill that won’t cost you a dime to enjoy. The Sunflower Fields of Draper Wildlife Area are only in bloom for a few weeks over the summer, but if you hurry you can see them in full bloom.

Draper Sunflower Fields

Summer Movies for Free or Super Cheap in Columbia, SC

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Are you on the hunt for a fun, budget-friendly summer activity in Columbia? Do you have any movie lovers in your family? Both Regal Movies and the Town of Blythewood are hosting summer movie events that your whole family will love! Below we’ve got the details on where you can see movies for $2 or less this summer. 

Let’s Go to the Movies!  

It’s no secret that taking your family to the movies can be quite expensive – the tickets, popcorn, drinks, and candy all add up QUICK! Maybe you’ve even got a toddler or two that you’re just not sure are ready to make it through a whole movie in a crowded, evening theater, but taking them during the day or even to an outdoor venue might seem a little more manageable! This summer we found great options to not only make going to the movies cheap but also fun and memorable for your whole tribe. 


Best Beaches in the Southeast: Don’t Miss These Family-Friendly Beaches

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Looking for the best beach for a vacation near you? The Carolinas and other states in the Southeast are home to some of the best family beaches. We’ve included information on some top-rated beaches, plus other locations that were recommended by Kidding Around readers and families.

Some beaches are perfect for a day trip if you get an early start, and some will require a long weekend commitment. Whichever you prefer, this list is a great place to start if you are planning a beach trip anytime soon.

Find a great beach near you!

This article includes:
Best South Carolina Beaches
Best Beaches in North Carolina
Favorite Beaches in Florida
Top Beaches in Georgia
Reader Favorite Beach in Alabama