Aiken, SC

SOUTHERN LIVING'S BEST SMALL SOUTHERN TOWN 2018

From the Southern Living Magazine article: "Just about 20 miles from Augusta, Georgia, Aiken is the genuine article: It’s not a gimmicky horse-themed tourist attraction but an authentic South Carolina equestrian community rich in historic charm and tradition. This town is a picture postcard waiting to happen, from the iconic archway of live oaks along South Boundary Avenue and serene Hopelands Gardens to the strong Thoroughbreds you might see warming up in the early-morning light...

Even if you never intend to ride, you’ll still enjoy a weekend here. Downtown Aiken, especially Laurens Street, is loaded with a variety of eclectic eateries, galleries, and shops, often tucked behind storefronts that have preserved their character. Just off Laurens Street, you’ll find the Alley, a popular gathering spot with a cluster of not-to-bemissed restaurants...

Aiken has interesting lodging choices that are guaranteed to get you into the spirit of the town. They also attract plenty of golfers who come to nearby Augusta, Georgia, each year for the Masters."

Aiken area listings last updated Sep 22, 2020 4:33:pm.