"When I have a visitor from out of town, the first place they want to see is Hopelands Gardens, also home to Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum, but I also take them to The Alley - for a more local, authentic experience.
"When I want to escape the crowds, my favorite place to visit is Hitchcock Woods. At 2,200 acres, Hitchcock Woods is the nations largest urban forest and is owned by the Hitchcock Foundation. It's a wonderful place to walk, hike or take a horseback ride" - Nancy D. Brown, What A Trip. Full article here.