Loving Summertime in Clemson
While graduation may be around the corner for some, many will choose to stay in Clemson for the summer. Just because the campus isn’t packed with undergraduates, and most university activities are on hiatus, doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to do. From exploring the town to spending time outdoors, the area offers many ways to enjoy this time of the year.
Summer memories are made with good friends sharing great times together. For those that enjoy the outdoors, there are many parks and trails that are in the area such as Abernathy Waterfront Park, Big Bend Falls, Table Rock State Park, Chau Ram County Park, and Bee Cove Falls.
If sports is more your speed, you can play a round of golf at the Blue Ridge Golf Center, the Boscobel Golf Course, or even the where the Clemson Tigers play on the 18-hole championship John E. Walker Sr. Golf Course.
Maybe you want to learn a thing or two during the break and tour some museums. Ashtabula Plantation, the Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina, the Bob Campbell Geology Museum, Central History Museum, and the Clemson Area African American Museum offer tours, expos, classes, and cultural activities.
Music always pairs well with summertime. Aunt Sue’s Country Corner frequently has live entertainment from local bands, and on Thursday evenings Ram Cat Alley in downtown Seneca hosts Jazz on the Alley, a concert series featuring area musicians.
VISIT CLEMSON, a division of the tourism department of the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce, is sponsoring National Tourism Week, May 7th through May 13th. Residents are invited to “Be a Tourist in Your Own the Backyard” by coming to the Clemson Visitor’s Center to pick up a Clemson Passport. Collect three or more stamps as you visit local attractions and be entered to win a Clemson Prize Pack.
Depending on where you live, taking advantage of what your residential community provides can be another way to make the most of the season. University Cottages offers many amenities that are perfect for enjoying those hot summer days, such as pools with tanning decks and outdoor grilling areas. Pet parks and walking trails allow residents to take in the surrounding scenery, while the clubhouse and fitness center cater to active lifestyles.
Summer brings more opportunities to do the things we love like relaxing, exploring, and spending time with friends. From socializing to outdoor recreational activities, your weeks will be jammed-packed with endless options.