With green space galore, weather that calls for you to spend time outdoors, and a community of passionate and welcoming people, Aiken has made itself a go-to location for a host of fun and family-friendly events year-round.
Perfectly situated in a mild southern climate. Aiken is the perfect host for year-round equestrian events. Enjoy polo tournaments in the spring and fall played on historic Whitney Field, triple-crown equestrian events and dressage riding tournaments.
The largest urban forest in the nation, Hitchcock Woods attracts equestrians, hikers, dog walkers, & runners to 65 miles of sandy trails through the stunning longleaf pine forest.
Walk the winding path through Hopeland Gardens & enjoy the romantic landscape of historic oaks, cedars, & magnolia trees.
The variety of trees in downtown Aiken is so diverse that a 4-mile wide aea has been designated as an Arboretum. Using a cell phone you can access an interactive self-guided tour providing facts about each tree.