It’s almost pumpkin season! From the apple and pumpkin spice aromas in the air to the leaves changing color, Aiken is showing signs of fall. However, it isn’t fall without a fun outing to a festival or a fair – especially the food! Many of Aiken's restaurants feature fall menus. Plan a day trip or a weekend to enjoy the taste of fall in Aiken.
Aiken is one of the most charming cities in the south rich with history, culture, and dining and entertainment options. It's a vibrant place with an abundance of things to do. Hitchcock Woods, Hopelands Gardens, the avenue of oaks on South Boundary, Aiken Thoroughbred Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum are just a few of Aiken’s most iconic tourist attractions Click here for a list of true gems.
Escape to the outdoors and unleash your creative side with photography while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Check out these 12 most photogenic places in Aiken for some inspiration.
Downtown Aiken transforms into a magical Christmas town during the holidays. For picture perfect scenery and an enchanting shopping experience, Aiken is the place to be. Explore museum gift shops, art galleries, equine and specialty shops, jewelry and clothing boutiques, antique stores, a candy store, rare books and more! Check out our list of unique gifts for all your shopping needs.
When it comes to fun Oktoberfest festivals in the Southeast, Aiken takes the cake or better yet, the brat! So, dust off your passport, pull out your dirndl or lederhosen, and get your feast on for authentic German food and cold brew. That’s because downtown Aiken will be transforming into a little German village for Oktoberfest. But, that's not all! Here are 10 reasons why Aiken is the best place to celebrate Munich's famed festival in true tradition..
Before school is back in session and pumpkin spice returns, enjoy the last few days of summer with a last minute trip to Aiken.
July is hot, hot, hot, but a trip to Aiken offers plenty of opportunities to cool off. If you can’t make it to Aiken anytime soon, be sure you add it to your bucket list!
As summer approaches in this southern city, we think of fun and food whether it’s spending time by the pool, listening to live music or enjoying a juicy watermelon or peach. We know the perfect venue where you can enjoy all of this and more! The Market in the Alley, nestled in the heart of downtown Aiken, will soon burst with activity and flavor on Thursday nights in June. What is the buzz all about?