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Voted Best Small Town by Southern Living Magazine in 2018

Statue of Town Founder, William Aiken

Picturesque South Boundary Ave

These painted horse statues are all over Aiken

Watch them breeze at The Aiken Training Track

Downtown Aiken offers plenty of shopping and entertainment


Voted Southern Living’s best small town in 2018, Aiken is a unique place to visit, bringing together the historic and the modern.  Home to a wide range of equestrian and cultural activities, there is no shortage of things to do in this small town. It really is ... “a place like no other.”
What to do in Aiken, SC.  An article by GBC member, Mr. David Tavernier

Aiken Equestrian Events

Aiken has an extremely active equestrian community with over 40 polo fields, a spring and fall steeplechase, trail riding in the Hitchcock Woods, Thoroughbred racing, foxhunting and more.
For all the latest events and shows visit the web site of the Aiken Horse Magazine.
Click one of the following links to visit the website of any of Aiken’s competitive facilities:  Aiken Horse ParkStable View Farm, HighfieldsAiken SteeplechaseAiken Training Track     
Interested in Polo?  Check out the Aiken Polo Club or New Bridge Polo Club.
Do you foxhunt?  One of the highlights of the Hunt season is Hunt Week, generally scheduled for the second week in February, complete with annual Hunt Ball, gourmet breakfasts, tailgates and cocktail parties, which all contribute to a festive celebration of horse and hound.  Check out the following hunt groups in the Aiken area: Aiken HoundsWhiskey Road Fox Hounds, and other hunts nearby.

The Hitchcock Woods

Donated to the city of Aiken by the Hitchcok family in 1939, the Hitchcock Woods, 2100 acres of hiking and riding trails, is one of the largest urban forests in the nation.

Click here for more information about The Hitchcock Woods.


Green Bounday Club is central to a slew of golf opportunities.  Only 25 minutes from Augusta National.  We are also just across the street from the famed Palmetto Golf Club.  Click Here for golfing opportunities in Aiken, SC.

Aiken Cultural Events

There are all sorts of incredible events held in Aiken throughout the year including art and music festivals, concerts, theatre performances, symphonies and so much more. No matter what time of year you visit, there is always something amazing to do or see in Aiken.

Click here for a calendar of events in Aiken, SC.