Anderson, SC, USA

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Anderson, SC, USA

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The Friendliest City in South Carolina

The county seat of Anderson County, Anderson is a charming city in South Carolina known for its friendly vibe. You may encounter that OTT friendliness while walking down the street or while stepping outside your Anderson vacation rental. It's sometimes referred to as "The Electric City" because it was one of the first in the southeast to receive electricity. Modern-day Anderson, meanwhile, has come a long way. It’s home to a thriving business community and offers a serious shopping scene that’s considered one of the best in the area.

Forget all your troubles, forget all your cares…go downtown

The heart of the action is undoubtedly downtown. The area is peppered with shops ranging from big-box stores to whimsical local boutiques. If the goal is solely to relax, though, it’s almost required that you visit Lilia Day Spa. Set inside an 1880s building, it marries historic character with modern-day chic. The Market Theatre Company is by far the best way to support the local arts scene and take in a fun musical. You can even take a self-guided tour and learn about city history by following the blue or red markers.

Take a colorful step back in time

If you’ve booked an Anderson vacation rental hoping to delve into local history, you’re in luck. The Anderson County Museum is devoted to the preservation of the city and provides an intimate glimpse of its rise from small-town grace to big-time glory. There’s usually an exhibition staged at the Anderson Arts Center, too. Need a floral fix? Head half an hour north to the South Carolina Botanical Gardens and prepare to be amazed. Hanging downtown? Carolina Wren Park puts you in the heart of the action—and hosts a colorful light show, too!

Anderson: Friendly people, friendly weather

Anderson’s weather is as friendly as its people. Snowfall is minimal, although rainfall is definitely a thing—46 inches worth of a thing on average, to be precise. Otherwise, it stays relatively warm and reaches the highest temperatures in July, while dropping to the low 30s in January. The year-round comfort scale gives the city a rating of 70 out of a 100, meaning it’s one of the more comfortable areas in the country. If you weren’t convinced about booking that Anderson vacation rental before, you undoubtedly will be now.

In Anderson, a hidden treasure of wetlands

By far the most dramatic visual in Anderson is Lake Hartwell. This manmade reservoir extends from South Carolina to Georgia. While in that area, enjoy the gently rolling hills and lush greens that encompass Singing Pines Park. Friendly locals love sharing their in-the-know secret: it’s one of the best areas in the city to catch a sunrise or a sunset. Rocky River Nature Park is another wondrous sanctuary that includes stunning forests, flawless wetlands, and several wildlife habitats. The wetlands are especially unique to a city like Anderson—you won’t want to miss them.