Things To Do

Aiken Brewing Company

Great food and good beer. Grab a honey lager and anything on the menu - you can't go wrong.

The Alley

A must in Aiken! Stroll down the famous Alley in downtown Aiken. The Alley is filled with bars and restaurants - everything from Mellow Mushroom and Takosushi (Laney's favorite! Half of the menu is sushi and the other half is mexican) to local dive bars.

For those in town early they have live music in the Alley every Thursday from 6-9pm!

Downtown Aiken

Head to downtown Aiken for fun shopping and dining.

Some of our Favorite Dining Spots:
- New Moon Cafe: best coffee in town
- Betsy's Around the Corner: American corner eatery
- Malia's: Seasonal American cuisine
- Prime Steakhouse: Aged steaks & fresh seafood
- Casa Bella: Italian

Some of our Favorite Shopping Spots:
- Folly (Laney's favorite): Fine accessories for self and home
- 3 Monkeys: Fine gifts
- Lionel Smith: Men's clothing

Hopeland Gardens / Hitchcock Woods

If you're looking for something scenic stroll through Hopeland Gardens or Hitchock Woods.

Hopeland Gardens is a 14 acre estate downtown Aiken which opened in 1969 as a public garden. Radiating throughout the gardens is a network of paths shaded under 100 year old live oaks.

Hitchock Woods surrounds downtown Aiken and is one of the largest urban forests in the United States comprising about 2,000 acres.
Kelly Schmidt