Clemson is a scenic city in the heart of South Carolina with a fresh and youthful vibe owing to its resident college campus: Clemson University. With plenty of lush nature and green, open spaces, Clemson is a great place to just enjoy being outside and away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The best things to do in Clemson take you outside and among beautiful nature. Visit the South Carolina botanical gardens to enjoy the sights and smells of the fragrant flower gardens, tread the pathways of Larry W. Abernathy Waterfront Park, and obtain a history lesson at the Fort Hill Plantation.
Downtown Clemson, Woodland Heights, and Calhoun are all great central locations in Clemson. Clemson and Calhoun are both a short walking distance from the many leafy green parklands that are a pleasant place to enjoy an evening stroll or while away the time with a good book. Staying in downtown Clemson close to the university campus means being at the heart of the city’s nightlife scene.
The best time to visit Clemson is during the spring (April and May) or fall (September and October). During these times, temperatures are warm and pleasant, yet not as humid and sticky as during the height of summer.