The largest city in York County, South Carolina, Rock Hill is home to the Winthrop University campus, one of the city’s five historic districts. But there is a lot to do in Rock Hill besides study! This town will amaze you with the breadth of activities it offers, and Choice Hotels puts you near it all, including:
Consistently rated “excellent,” and even “the best zipline I have ever done,” the Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour is the perfect start to a Rock Hill visit. You will begin with safety instructions and then head up to the treetops for two hours of heart-pounding excitement on nine ziplines. There’s an optional ropes course challenge built into the tour. This is a safe—and thrilling—activity for all ages.
After the zipline, come back to earth with a tour of the Museum of York County. You probably did not know that African animals once lived in South Carolina, but you will learn about that and more at this kid-friendly natural history museum. You can get your hands wet in an interactive river display, and the recently renovated planetarium will make everyone starry-eyed.
Once the sun sets, it is time to head over to the Old Town Ampitheater for some live music in an intimate setting where there simply are no “bad” seats, due to the small venue and its steep slope. Listen to your favorite musicians as the sunset lights up this open-air theater.
If you have young children, the place they will want to go is the Main Street Children’s Museum, where play areas abound: a treehouse, a play boat, dress-up areas, a kitchen and interactive displays of all kinds will keep them happily entertained.
For keeping the whole family entertained, check out the Catawba Cultural Center located on a Native American reservation and surrounded by superb walking trails, one of which features a replica roundhouse. You’ll find it to be a great introduction to the culture and setting of the tribe, with tribal staff happy to answer your questions.
Round out your stay with a visit to the Giordana Velodrome, where the steep sides and high speeds are sure to amaze everyone. Sit in the stands for free for the Friday night races or check out the online schedule for practice times that are just as exciting to watch.
There is so much to do in the area you may decide to extend your vacation—and that is just fine, as our Rock Hill, SC hotels are here to help you feel at home, no matter how long your stay!
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