Supporting your local businesses, restaurants and attractions while safely social distancing is still possible. Take a look at these ideas on how you can make a difference and keep our community strong.
FOOD DELIVERY & CURBSIDE PICKUP
Some restaurants are beginning to open for dine-in while still following the guidelines outlined in the Reopening Plan Order. More cleaning and sanitizing measures are in place for the health and safety employees and patrons. Curbside pickup, delivery and drive-thru options are still available at most restaurants. Check out our continuously updated list of restaurants that includes the details of the services they are offering.
PURCHASE GIFT CARDS
Purchasing gift cards to your favorite shop, restaurant or hotel is a simple way to support the community now while promising to come back in the future. Whether you are purchasing them for future use or gifting them to someone else, buying gift cards are a great way to support your favorite local businesses.
DIGITAL ATTRACTIONS EXPERIENCES
While many attractions remain closed at this time, there are still virtual experiences you can partake in. Art comes alive at Sager Braudis Gallery through its virtual galleries. The State Historical Society of Missouri features both digital collections and virtual events worth looking at. Be on the lookout for your favorite attraction’s virtual offerings.
SUPPORT LOCAL RETAILERS BY SHOPPING ONLINE
Retailers are actively using Facebook and other social media outlets to showcase their products and encourage patrons to shop online and even pickup their items with curbside pickup. There are so many shops and boutiques that offer unique items you can’t find anywhere else, and they would surely appreciate your business. Take a look at our continuously updated list of open shops and boutiques and see what services they are offering.
VISIT PARKS, TRAILS & NATURE AREAS
Columbia is home to numerous parks, trails and nature areas. Check out our Nature Checklist and start safely adventuring to new nature spots. Fresh air and exercise do great things for mental health, and with beautiful summer weather coming in, it should be enjoyed.