Stay in our hotels in Anderson to explore this Blue Ridge foothills town, from meandering the historic streets to strolling the woodland trails at the South Carolina Botanical Garden.
From wooden gristmills to stately mansions, this South Carolina town is packed with historical landmarks. Grab a free walking-tour map from the visitor center and tour the 16 blocks of the downtown historic district, close to our hotels in Anderson. Stroll leafy streets past the Gothic towers and gables of the Anderson County Courthouse and the Anderson City Hall, both built in 1898. The old bell in the City Hall bell tower heralded the end of both world wars. While you're downtown, see the livery stable and one-room schoolhouse at the Anderson County Museum; admission is free. Take a tour of elegant Woodburn Historic House, an ivory-white plantation home built in 1830. Or head for the beautiful campus at Clemson University, where you can meander woodland paths in the 295-acre South Carolina Botanical Garden, brightened with sprays of azaleas in the spring. Our Anderson hotels are also close to Split Creek Farm, a working dairy farm where visitors can pet the resident goat herd. Swim, play or boat on the placid waters of nearby Lake Hartwell.
Head out from our hotels in Anderson to stroll past downtown's beautifully preserved turn-of-the-century architecture. Downtown Anderson is home to charming shops and eateries. Browse Main Street’s antique shops and art galleries or grab a bite at a traditional Southern restaurant or modern cafe. Our Anderson hotels are also a short drive from the South’s biggest flea market at the Anderson Jockey Lot, open Saturdays and Sundays.
Book a room in our Holiday Inn® Anderson hotels for year-round festivities, such as January’s Annual International Festival or the Anderson Soiree in April.