Aiken

The planned Victorian town of Aiken, South Carolina, gained fame in the 19th century as a winter vacation spot for the monied classes of the Northeast, come to enjoy the balmier climes of the South. Reminders of this era can be seen all around in the form of the towns stately gardens, historic mansions and fine public buildings. With the nearby Aiken State Park offering fishing, swimming, cycling, and birdwatching galore and historic sites such as the 1930s mansion of Whitehall and the ghost town of Hamburg, visitors to this characterful settlement by the Savannah River will not want for things to do during their stay. Furthermore, with glamping accommodations ranging from tiny houses to elegant cottages and barn conversions, they will have all the southern comfort they can desire.