This Enchanting And Historic Town In South Carolina Is The Perfect Day Trip Destination
Located just 13 miles from Rock Hill and about 35 miles from
Charlotte, you’ll find the charming small town of York, South Carolina. York is known for its rich history, southern hospitality, and historic downtown. With plenty to do and see, find out why we think York is the best day trip destination in South Carolina.
Start your day with some history by visiting the historical landmark, the
McCelvey Center. Originally the site of the Yorkville Female College, established in 1852 is now home to the 500-seat Lowry Family Theater. The theater is known for its flawless acoustics and regularly stages events. The Lowry Family Theater's primary mission is to present regional heritage through performing arts - providing a venue for community enrichment and artistic growth.
Working up an appetite and looking for something to nibble on? Locals and tourists love visiting
Windy Hill Orchard and Cider Mill, a family-owned and operated apple orchard with all the perks. You can pick your own apples, drink fresh cider, take a farm tour, and even drink craft hard ciders. Don’t miss out on the apple cider donuts either; some say they’re the best in the county. Make sure to check their seasonal hours before you head their way.
Are peaches more your thing? Check out
The Peach Tree Orchard. The Peach Tree Orchard is an open-air market specializing in peaches and other local produce. Make sure to pop into their ice cream parlor and grab a scoop of peach ice cream or milkshake.
The perfect pit stop for the history lover is
Downtown York. The downtown area boasts a variety of activities and experiences to enjoy. Shoppers will find many stores along its tree-lined streets with unique merchandise, local restaurants offering delicious cuisines, and annual seasonal events. Take a stroll down Congress Street, which is home to the Historic District; many buildings in Downtown York are on the National Register of Historic Places. The York Historic District has about 180 properties in the downtown area.
Another great place to shop is the
Yorkville Marketplace, located in the heart of the Historic District, so you won't have to go very far. The Yorkville Marketplace is a large boutique mall with over 30 local businesses specializing in one-of-a-kind products. Perfect place to shop for gift giving.
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