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Road trip idea: Columbia, SC for the new retiree

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South Carolina’s capital city offers great places to stay, like boutique hotel Graduate Columbia, and even more things to do.

Photo by Alice Kerley

Picture this: The kids are away at school (or have flown the coop for good), you’re no longer on the clock, and you’re ready to enjoy this time.

Pro tip: A ~3-hour drive from Raleigh, Columbia, SC is an ideal location for your next road trip. Here’s why:

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