The city of Anderson SC is a great place to spend some time. There are so many things to do and see, you will never be bored! Whether you want to enjoy the outdoors or stay in and indulge your inner bookworm, there is something for everyone. Here are 14 of the best places that this beautiful town has to offer.
You can find all of these things to do in Anderson SC on the map. Clicking on a location will give you more information about what they have going on, hours and other cool facts!
Anderson is part of the metropolitan area known as Columbia that includes Lexington County, Richland County, Kershaw county and parts of Aiken and Laurens counties. It’s also near Clemson University which has been ranked one of America’s top schools for Quality Higher Education since its founding in 1889. This college town offers many opportunities for higher education but it doesn’t stop there- There are plenty of excellent public elementary through high schools within this city too. The median income per capita is $35k.
This beautiful metro boasts the second most dog-friendly city in America. If you’re a canine lover, this is the place for you!
Anderson SC has plenty of things to do and see. Check out our list of 14 fun places that are worth visiting below!
Bluffton: The Nature Conservancy’s Ashley River Preserve State Park offers scenic views with an interpretive hiking trail and fishing pier on one side and acres of untouched wetlands on the other. It’s also just across the street from another nature preserve called the Rocky Bluff Wildlife Management Area where visitors can explore more than 22 miles of trails through diverse habitats like pine forests, creek bottoms, longleaf pine stands and sandhill scrublands along Georgia’s coast. This area has plenty of accommodations to suit any budget from camping sites, cabins and RV parking with hookups.
Myrtle Beach: Myrtle Waves is a new attraction in Surfside Beach that offers kids the chance to ride waves like their favorite surfing stars! There are two pools, one at zero depth for little ones who just want to splash around or get lessons on how to safely swim before heading out into deeper water where they’ll be able to surf against currents up until waist deep. You can take a break from all your busy day trips by relaxing pool side with an ice cream treat from Scoops & Kaleidoscopes (yep-that’s right!)
Anderson SC also has great things for history buffs too.
Johnston County Courthouse: Built in 1894, this historic courthouse is a classic example of Victorian architecture and one of the most photographed buildings in the county. The Johnston County Museum on site displays Confederate uniforms from when Johnstonsville was occupied by Union forces during the Civil War.
Take an afternoon to go strolling through downtown where you’ll see shops lining Main Street as well as historical landmarks like Oak Level Presbyterian Church, which has been named “one of America’s ten best small churches” by “Country Living” magazine.
The 14 Best Places To Visit In Anderson SC!
What are some great places to visit while driving around Anderson? Visitors can find all sorts of things to do for every interest including:
The historic district
Shopping and dining in downtown Anderson
Beautiful parks, gardens, lakes & golf courses
Outdoor recreation like hiking or biking at one of the many beautiful parks, gardens and lakes. Golfers will love our 18 hole public course at Creek Ridge Country Club where they’ll enjoy a challenging round on an executive length layout that includes water hazards on four holes. With so much going on no matter what time you visit there’s always something fun happening in Anderson!
The historic district is the perfect place to tour Anderson’s past. Visitors will find tours and exhibits related to all things from farming, cotton gins, tobacco companies, churches and more. The main attraction in this area is the Paramount Theatre where visitors can enjoy a concert or watch one of our many special events happening on any given day!
Downtown Anderson offers much for those looking for great shopping opportunities as well as restaurants and cafes that provide everything from traditional Southern food like fried chicken to international cuisine at Thai Fusion Restaurant which has won awards including Best Asian Cuisine by the Independent newspaper since opening its doors in 2003. There are also plenty of places with outdoor seating so you can people watch while enjoying an