My husband has just accepted a job at The University of South Carolina, and we are moving from Northern, VA to Columbia, SC this summer. Extremely excited for this new adventure together. Neither one of us know anyone in Columbia, but we do have friends in Charleston, Charlotte & Atlanta (all within 3 hours away). But a little nervous about making new friends. I haven't really had to do this since I transferred colleges in 2005.
Any suggestions on how to make friends in a new city as an adult (34) & newlywed?
Also important to note, I am technically remote employee in Northern VA, but I have an office that is 20 minutes away, so I do have the option to go into an office of like 60 ppl. In Columbia, we have a very small office of like 3 or 4 people. So making friends at work isn't really a good option.
Also, anyone who lives in the area have any suggestions on the following?
- Great diverse neighborhoods
- Restaurant/Lounge/Bar Recommendations
- Fun activities & attractions
Thanks a bunch everyone!