Named after William Aiken, Aiken is the seat of Aiken County and is home to around 30,000 people. Get a bus rental in Aiken, South Carolina and visit the city today.
A bus rental in Aiken, South Carolina can help you tour the city and the University of South Carolina at Aiken. Some of the places you should go to include:
Watch the Aiken Community Playhouse perform at the Aecom Center for Performing Arts that is also used for conferences and meetings. Another venue you should know about is the Etherredge Center, which has a mainstage theater that can accommodate more than 700 people in the audience. This is the University of South Carolina at Aiken's performing arts stage. Or learn more about the city's and the county's history at the Aiken County Historical Museum, Rose Hill Estate or at the Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site. Or you should visit the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum, which pays tribute to the country's riders and polo players, as well as a varied collection of trophies.
There is an assortment of retailers in the city that you could go to. Find that perfect collectible piece at Aiken Antique Mall, or buy the freshest produce at Aiken County Farmers Market. Then you have the fine retailers and the specialty shops that dot the downtown area.
The Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation has 18 holes of golf measuring close to 4,000 yards at the longest tees. It has a par of 72, a rating of 73.9 and a slope rating of 138. Nicklaus Design LLC designed this golf course, which opened in 2002. It was named by Golf Digest Magazine as one of the state's top rated golf courses in 2005. Other golf courses you can play on are Woodside Plantation Country Club, Houndslake Country Club, Palmetto Golf Club, the Aiken Golf Club, and the Golf Club at Cedar Creek.
There are close to two dozen sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Three are Aiken Winter Colony Historic Districts. The first one has more than 30 properties including large mansions with stables. The second one has more than 100 properties constructed between the 1880s and the 1930s, while the third one has more than 40 properties that feature classical revival, colonial revival, Victorian and Queen Anne architecture. Then you could check out the historic and architecturally important houses such as Chancellor James P. Carroll House, Dawson Vanderhorst House, Legare Morgan House, the Pickens House, and the Phelps House. Or you could check out the historic churches, such as the St. Mary Help of Christians Church and the St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church.
Other nationally registered historic sites are Aiken Colored Cemetery, Aiken Mile Track, Aiken Training Track, Chinaberry, Coker Spring, Court Tennis Building, Crossways, Immanuel School, Joye Cottage, US Court House-Aiken, South Carolina, Whitehall, and Willcox's.
Visit Aiken State Park, a well-known destination for the city's residents and visitors. It has 1,000 acres of space that includes several habitats including a blackwater river, swamp, pine forest, and bottomland forest. Or you can cool down at the Sprayground. Further, play tennis at Weeks Tennis Center with its 10 hard courts and 10 clay courts, among other amenities.
You can also enjoy the basketball court, tennis courts, picnic facilities, walking track and play system at the 4.5 acre Smith Hazel Park. Meanwhile, there are more than a dozen multi-use fields, a playground, picnic tables, and other features at Citizen's Park. You can also enjoy the playground at Crosland Park.
Other parks you can go to include the Virginia Acres Park, Smith Hazel Pool, Osbon Park, Kalmia Hill Park, Eustis Park, and Aiken Dog Park.
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