Retire in Columbia-MD, MD

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Restaurants
1. Royal Taj

Holy Grail of Indian food and outstanding service. Simply put, this restaurant is second to none in anything and everything a public restaurant should be...

2. Chutney Indian Restaurant

it was my first time trying indian food outside of my hometown of fairfax county, and i chose this restaurant over royal taj because although they have more...

3. Mission BBQ

What?!? There is a Mission BBQ and I didn't know about it... Need to explore more... First had this in Nashville... And was delighted to see one here!...

4. Curry & Kabob

This place was fananom we visited it on weekday and it was a 43 minute ride for us but hey family bonding. First I was really impressed with the place...

5. Bennett 5 Star Grill

And in conclusion....... They have awesome sauce. No, not awesomesauce, the dumb catchphrase that has been lingering in the tech community for the last 8...

Golf
1. Rolling Road Golf Club

We just had our wedding there last night. Michaela and Dan were amazingly helpful. Our guests loved the food, cake, and all of the decorations! The golf...

2. Cattail Creek Country Club

Cattail will be hosting a Dale Carnegie Young Adult Leadership Program for community members. You can find out more here. http://bit.ly/1S7LkIT October and...

3. Northwest Golf Course

**Driving Range Only** My co-worker and I have both never played golf before and we somehow got signed up for our office's annual golf tournament. We...

4. Laurel Golf Center

Such a hidden treasure! My bf and I visited the Laurel Golf Center about a week ago to play mini golf and it was so fun! Really reminded me of vacations in...

5. Waverly Woods Golf Course

This is one of my favorite courses in all of central Maryland. I have to admit though, I only play it on weekdays, as I try to steer clear of any golf...

Active
1. The Colosseum Gym

I've been to a lot of gyms in the area and this is by far the best gym I've been to. It has the best blend of machines, free weights, dead lift stations and...

2. The Swellness Center

This place is simply fantastic. If you have a crawling baby, a running toddler or both - this is the place to be. Bring socks for you and your littles if...

3. Centennial Park

Beautiful park! Plenty of parking and a variety of activities to participate in! I personally enjoyed the 2.5 mile loop.

4. Coreworks Fitness

I've been taking pilates with Coreworks for many years and highly recommend them. They are the best place in the VA/DC/MD area.... I've moved further away...

5. Lake Elkhorn Park

This park is one of my favorite places in Columbia! Every weekend I visit this place bright and early with my two little dachshunds, and just walk around...

Arts
1. National Cryptological Museum

Very interesting museum and well worth visiting. Steve, our tour guide and museum docent, is also a NSA employee. He took us on a tour of encryption's use...

2. ClimbZone

This place is great for 25 dollars you get 3 hours of free climbing. You clip in and climb no belaying or need for supervision. Very safe and a ton of...

3. Psychic Chakra Advisor & Reiki Healing

Today was a very curious and exciting day for me. I didn't want to come with ridiculous expectations. Yet, didn't want to come with a negative mindset. I...

4. National Electronics Museum

A museum hidden near BWI? Only $5? Electronics history??? This place is definitely a gem. I think it must have a lot of donations since it doesn't appear...

5. Laurels House Of Horror

Outstanding experience! The haunted house is located in a old movie theater building within a shopping strip. If you follow the GPS or Google Maps it should...

Shopping
1. J&D Jewelry

I'm new to the area and needed a quick battery replacement for my watch. It's not my Omega, but it's still a very nice watch and I wanted to make sure it...

2. Cyberion Columbia

If you need phone help, I highly recommend Cyberion. Here's why: 1) I got the lowest price quote for a port replacement after asking other competitors. 2)...

3. Daedalus Books Warehouse Outlet

I don't know what I was expecting from a "Warehouse Outlet." Maybe something a little more warehouse-y, especially considering that it's located in a bit of...

4. Wegmans

This is hands down the best place to shop for food in the greater-Columbia area. The service is excellent and the value is certainly there. I love, love,...

5. Curvaceous Couture

FANTASTIC!!! Cannot say enough wonderful things about this lovely salon. They totally came to my rescue and gave me a dress even more beautiful then I...

Health
1. KinderMender

Love how clean the office is and the decor is super cute. My daughter was seen within minutes of us arriving and the NP was very knowledgeable and...

2. Dodek Dental Group

Classy in absolutely every aspect! I felt safe and comfortable in this really well kept facility - the hygienist was fabulous and super knowledgeable and...

3. Massage Columbia

I cannot stress enough how great Jane is! I have been to over-priced full spa salons to the mall kiosk, and never again will I go anywhere else but to Jane...

4. LasikPlus Vision Center

If you are even considering getting LASIK you NEED to get it done immediately and NEED it done by Dr. Goel's Columbia LasikPlus team! Seriously, make your...

5. The Face Place

Fantastic. I've been a loyal client for years, and they have never disappointed. Cindy and Heather are absolutely amazing and always make me glow. Joanna,...

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