Life in Aiken, SC
In the late 1800s, wealthy families from New York chose Aiken as a winter setting for their horses, because of both mild temperatures and clay-sand topsoil, suitable footing for the animals. Decades later some of the founding families’ names―Hitchcock, Whitney, Bostwick―remain, as do classic horse traditions such as the steeplechase.
- For breakfast, try The New Moon Café, 116 Laurens Street.
- Just off Laurens Street, you'll find local favorite, The West Side Bowery at 151 Bee Lane.
- Hungry as a horse? Gallop over to Aiken Brewing Company Grill and Bar, at 140 Laurens Street SW. Indulge yourself with one of the specialty brews.
Travel Information by Taylor Bruce and Mark G. Stith
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