Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

Asheville NC | Downtown & Historic Biltmore Village

Asheville`s slogan - "Altitude Affects Attitude" - couldn`t be more apt for a city ranked as one of the best places to live in the world. Barron`s groups Asheville, North Carolina with Jupiter, Florida and Provence, France in its Top 20 Places to Live. It`s known as the mecca for those seeking adventure and culture without compromising that small town, Americana feel.

Greenville, SC | Downtown & Travelers Rest

If Greenville, South Carolina could be summed up in one phrase, it`d be quality of life. The visionaries of Greenville`s past, its present, and its future have built a city recognized across the country as a model environment for families, entrepreneurs, and professionals.

Hendersonville, NC

Mid-way between The Cliffs and Asheville is the charming town of Hendersonville, North Carolina, a perfect destination for historical and cultural pursuits and renowned antiquing. Home to the Flat Rock Playhouse and NC Apples Festival, Hendersonville teems with performing arts and family activities. Visit nationally revered poet Carl Sandburg`s home or fly fish in Dupont State Forest. Whatever your weekend includes, make sure it includes Hendersonville.

Landrum | Tryon | Saluda

Landrum, South Carolina, and Saluda and Tryon, North Carolina are among the Carolinas` finest horse country. Equestrian activities, including the Tryon Riding and Hunting Club`s annual Block House Steeplechase, and the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center bring horse lovers from all parts to race and raise their thoroughbreds. For those who enjoy softer adventures, spend an afternoon at one of Tryon`s ten vineyards, including Rockhouse Vineyards, where you can taste and purchase the house`s Chardonnay, Chambourcin, Merlot, and Viognier. Peppered with protected parklands, waterfalls, and whitewater rapids, Polk County, North Carolina offers some of the most scenic drives and abundant recreation in the Carolina Preserveā„¢ - a perfect place for family fun. Rated among Money magazine`s and The Wall Street Journal`s best places to retire, the Saluda-Tryon-Landrum area surrounding The Cliffs Communities is one of the many vibrant towns waiting to be discovered and enjoyed time and again.

Seneca | Clemson | Pickens

Clemson is home to both Clemson University, ranked one of the top public universities in the country by both U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review, and to the Clemson Tigers, the university`s nationally-recognized and incredibly spirited athletics program. Known as Mother Nature`s Masterpiece, the famed Jocassee Gorges lay in the heart of Pickens County`s mountain-lake terrain, providing endless opportunities for hiking, biking, boating and water sports. Jocassee Gorges stretch 42,500 acres and contains numerous rare and endangered species and two of the Southeast`s four National Wild Rivers. Here you can experience the majesty of the Blue Wall, a geologically rich natural area known for its crystal-clear waters that encompasses Lake Jocassee (90% of the shorelines of which are protected in perpetuity) and Lake Keowee, home to The Cliffs at Keowee.