As visitors to our Clemson hotels will quickly notice, this is first and foremost a college town. The reputable Clemson University is the town’s focal point and site of many places of community interest, including the Carillon Garden and original landmarks like Fort Hill, the Hopewell Plantation, and Hanover House. On the Walker Golf Course, you’ll find students playing side-by-side with local aficionados.
A short walk from our Clemson accommodations, you can tour the water plaza honoring Clemson’s first female mayor, Catherine J. Smith. Enjoy the beautiful greenery around campus and stop at the ’55 Exchange to enjoy the university’s Micro-creamery Ice Cream, as well as purchase meats, vegetables and their famous blue cheese. For fall Clemson visits, hotel guests should know that the Tigers take football seriously, so join in the tailgating!
Access to nature is plentiful in Clemson; from hotels downtown, it’s easy to reach the Green at Patrick Square, which brightens the residential area. Farther afield, enjoy a hike on one of the trails near Issaqueena Lake, including the Indian Creek and Treaty Oak Trails, or explore the shores of Lake Hartwell. Finish your visit to Clemson at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, where you can spot 400 kinds of different camellias.