Weekly grocery shoppping, a local night out and any number of other day-to-day routines are generally handled with a 10 to 15 minute trip to the City of Seneca. Here you will find a large state-of-art- hospital, a number of national retail chains such as Lowes, Home Depot and Walmart, Belk and many of the regional drug and grocery outlets as well as several of the larger restaurant franchises and a number of very oppular loacally owned eateries. Seneca also prides itself on quaint 'Ram Cat Alley' with its antiques and art treasures.
Home of Clemson University, this bustling community offers many of the same retail stores found in Seneca along with a number of student oriented specialty shops. However, unless your destination is a football game in Clemson University's 'Death Valley' stadium, it may be best to put off a trip to Clemson on a home football Saturday.
The Clemson University, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts offers such cultural events as concerts, symphonies, ballets, opera and plays and attracts nationally recognized performers. The university's Little John Coliseum also hosts a wide variety of concerts, comedy acts and speakers on those occasions when the Clemson men's or women's basketball teams do not have a scheduled game. The Walker Course on the university grounds offers a day of relaxation and challenges for the golfer. Who knows, you might even meet up with a future pro star.
Visit www.clemson.edu for more information about cultural and sporting events.
Located south of Clemson, Anderson is approximately a 45 minute drive from Lake Keowee. This medium-sized city offers expanded shopping opportunities and a number of larger retail outlets, restaurants and automobile dealerships. Dillards, Pennys, Sears, Belk, Target, Sams Club, Best Buy, Books-a-Million and such national franchise restaurants as Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Cracker Barrel, Chili's and Outback Steakhouse to mention only a few are found in the city of Anderson.
Located about an hour from Lake Keowee, Greenville, the largest of the upstate cities, offers more extensive shopping opportunities and a wider variety of cultural events and upscale dining.
The Peace Center and the Bi-Lo Center attract nationally recognized entertainment and present a number of concerts, plays and other performances each year.