Destination guide

Outdoor fun and small-town charm in Aiken County

Aiken County is made up of several charming small towns, offering a friendly welcome and lots of interesting historic sites to explore. Book an Aiken County vacation rental and you can enjoy the local attractions, from historic homes where the wealthy spent their winters, to small, family-friendly museums. The county has long been associated with horses, with mild winters that allow for year-round riding, and is considered the American capital of polo, with many world-class players training in the area. With vast urban woodlands and lakes and rivers nearby, there's also hiking, fishing, swimming and much more to enjoy.

Activities

Woodland walks and stately gardens in Aiken County

Aiken County has plenty of places to enjoy the outdoors. Stay in Aiken County vacation rentals and you can explore the leafy Hitchcock Woods, a 2000-acre tract of lush greenery in spring and orange hues in the fall. Horse riding is a popular way to explore the shady trails, or you can hike or jog through some of the 70-miles of peaceful pathways. Another spot full of natural beauty is the historic Hopelands Gardens, which is full of tall oak trees over 100 years old, ponds full of lily pads, and neatly kept flowerbeds to spot along the way.

Weather

Hot summers and mild winters in Aiken County

Aiken County's mild winters have long made it an escape during the colder months, and the temperature doesn't usually dip below the low-30s. The lack of winter freeze has also made it a popular destination for horse riding and other outdoor fun. Summers can be hot and quite humid, which is why many visitors prefer to stay during the spring and fall months, when the temperatures are pleasantly warm but comfortable. With 218 sunny days a year, and only average rainfall, Aiken County is a popular destination throughout the year.

Natural features

Rivers, lakes, and forests close to Aiken County

Aiken County is an outdoorsy area, with urban woodlands and plenty of parks. Nearby, you'll find the Savannah River, which sits on the border of South Carolina and Georgia, surrounded by areas of natural beauty, such as the Hamilton Branch State Park, with its shingle beaches and calm waters for swimming and boating. Set on a peninsula, this popular South Carolina park has hiking, fishing and a 12-mile boating trail around a large creek. To the east of the county is Lake Marion, the state's largest lake, which is surrounded by tall trees, making it a peaceful place to sail.

Where to stay around Aiken County?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 215 vacation rentals near Aiken County. From 153 Houses to 14 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Aiken County for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Aiken County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Aiken County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Aiken: 250 vacation rentals
  • Hopeland Gardens: 461 vacation rentals
  • Windsor: 73 vacation rentals
  • Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site: 775 vacation rentals
  • Warrenville: 124 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Aiken County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Aiken County?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Aiken County:

  • Aiken: 250 rentals
  • Windsor: 73 rentals
  • Warrenville: 124 rentals
  • Graniteville: 454 rentals
  • Beech Island: 560 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Aiken County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Aiken County are:

  • Municipal Airport (AIK): 190 vacation rentals
  • Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE): 122 vacation rentals
  • Augusta Regional At Bush Field (AGS): 877 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Aiken County?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Aiken County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hopeland Gardens: 461 rentals
  • Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site: 775 rentals
  • Bruce's Field: 374 rentals
  • Aiken Golf Club: 482 rentals
  • Aiken Center for the Arts: 422 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Aiken County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.