Cool summer fun at Saluda Shoals water park

Need a break from the heat? Head to Saluda Shoals Park halfway between St. Andrews Rd and Lake Murray Blvd) for the coolest water playgrounds in the Midlands!

Best place for young kids to cool off in Columbia

The zero-depth pad is perfect for little kids to splash about to their hearts’ delight. The Splash Park is open daily 9AM to 8PM through Labor Day. An all day play $3 wristband can be purchased at the gate (credit cards accepted). Park admission is $5 per car / $7 per van / $10 per bus.

The are restrooms, vending machines, a covered shelter with picnic tables and grills (available for rental) and a covered playground.

I’ll the photos do the talking:

Coolest playground in Columbia Irmo and Lexington

Pour some fun this summer at Saluda Splash pad!

Best summer ever played at Saluda Splash Pad

Fun water playground for young and young at heart

A dash of splash for everyone

A classic playground right behind the splash pad

Water logged? Take it down a notch at the covered playground behind the splash pad.

Have a splashing summer in Columbia, South Carolina!

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Congaree National Park photos (Columbia free outdoor fun for the whole family)

Visit the Congaree National Park, world renown natural wonder, rich in history and biodiversity the entire family can enjoy year around for FREE! Half an hour drive from Columbia, the swamp park is the world’s tallest deciduous forest and the country’s largest and few remaining old-growth floodplain forests. It features splendid cathedral like canopies, an amazing wildlife and miles of hiking, canoeing, camping and fishing along the mysterious Congaree river.

Well that’s a family friendly travel destination worth shouting about!

Read more about it on my previous Congaree National Park family visit post.

Happy outdoor family vacationing in beautiful South Carolina!