Memorial Day activity guide

Boat with American flag at Lake Murray
Lake Murray | Image via @scroughriders

#TodayIs Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday in May every year to honor the brave men + women who have died while serving our country in the US Military. Thank you to all the heroes + their families who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country and freedom. 🇺🇸

If you’re enjoying the day off from work but haven’t put any plans together, we’ve put together a Memorial Day activity guide with local and road trip ideas to help you relax + enjoy the day. 


If you’re looking to beat the heat of this weekend, check out these local pool, splash pad + water park options. (#ProTip: be sure to check the hours; some pools are closed today.) 🏊

Do you want to stay close to home but could go for a cold one? We think Cola is home to some of the best breweries + if you want to bring your furry friend, there are lots of dog-friendly businesses to visit. 🍺

If you’re looking for a little adventure but also want to stay cool, check out our guide to tubing the river. 💦

Is nature calling? Get out and explore + choose from one of these hikes or take a walk along the Palmetto Trail. 👟

If relaxing at home is more your speed for today, check out these locally filmed movies to binge at home. 🎬

If you’re up for the ultimate spontaneous plans, check out these road trips from Cola, all of which are within a 5 hour drive. 🚗

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