It’s blueberry season at last, and time to get pickin’! You and your sweet one will love gathering blueberries at select local U-Pick farms in Columbia, like Southern Blues Blueberry Farm and Double A Farms. As delicious as these indigo-colored gems can be from the store, they’re even better when picked fresh from a local grower!
If the two of you love being outdoors, check out the SC Dept. of Agriculture’s information site! There you will find lists of agricultural services like where to buy Certified South Carolina Grown, where to Buy Local, State Farmers Markets, and more on their Agritourism Program, which promotes agriculture-based tourism throughout South Carolina. More here.
Hanging out at Catitude Cat Cafe is the Purr-fect way for you and your S.O. to spend the day together! Catitude, Columbia’s very first feline cafe, features coffee, wine and beer in addition to some of the cutest fur babies you’ve ever seen – and they’re all available to adopt! You’ll have a great time, and perhaps even be Purr-suaded to take one home with you! More here.
118 State St | 803-638-4669
Quaker Steak & Lube is a motor-themed restaurant that includes everything you need for an enjoyable date – premium eats, including some of the finest wings around, delightful beverages like Leaded Lube-n-ade and Lube-A-Ritas, and plenty of fun and games! Challenge each other to a game of Cosmic Bowling, try out the latest arcade games, or enjoy live entertainment during Happy Hour on the Patio! More here.
2154 South Beltline Blvd. | 803-908-4905
Painting With A Twist periodically offers Couples’ Art classes, where you and your Boo will have a great time creating, as you discover your inner artists! Adults aged 21 and up can make a reservation for one of their classes, bring their favorite beverage to sip, and paint along with an art instructor who will guide you through the project step-by-step. By the end of the evening, you’ll each have your own piece of artwork to take home as a souvenir of your great date! More here.
275 Harbison Blvd., Suite R | 803-661-9711
It’s Purple Martin season at Lake Murray! Let Zach Steinhauser, Wildlife Specialist at Wingard’s Market, take you out on Lake Murray to view these fascinating birds. From late June to late August, hundreds of thousands of these small birds make their way to roost on Bomb Island. Enjoy a relaxing cruise and see them up close!
Wingard’s Purple Martin Pontoon Boat Tours | Tour Dates: June 18 through August 31, 2018 | Jake’s Landing, 220 Jakes Landing Rd, Lexington | 803-359-9091
More information here.