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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Restaurant
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“Indoor and outdoor seating. Views of the main channel and Blue Ridge Mountains. Expanded bar area set up for sports viewings. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Lake
“A beautiful lake only 15 minutes away with lots of beautiful houses and waterfalls. Two different good restaurants to eat at on the water also and several companies you can rent pontoons or jetskis from. If you love the outdoors I highly recommend a day on the lake!”
  • 9 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Other Great Outdoors
“Nice place to see Lake Jocassee, walk and hike around the area. Great picnic area.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“They have delicious Italian food and their pizzas are excellent. Try their bread knots in garlic oil!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good restaurant right next to the Keowee Marina. About a 30-minute drive from Beech Haven House.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“ Casual restaurant offering sushi & kitchen fare ranging from burgers to steaks, plus a full bar. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Campground
“Two hikes of 3 or 5 miles. Some serious uphills, but not many people go the full distance, so quiet on the back side.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“Boat right up to this fun spot and be sure to try a local favorite cocktail “Orange Crush””
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“The perfect place to have a picnic, there is a public swimming area on lake Keowee, a basketball court, picnic tables, and a playground for the kiddos!! :)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“Rent a boat, put in and fill up your boat, or find other things you might want or need for a day on the water.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Learn about the Upstate's natural history and hows/whys Duke Energy created the power plant and how it works. Enjoy short trail to lake and butterfly garden. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beach
“Lake swimming, playing and disc golf available not too far from miles of Hiking, Biking or horse back riding trails at Issaqueena Trail Head. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The mountain spring-fed Lake Jocassee encompassed by the Jocassee Gorges, waterfalls accessible only by boat and some of the best South Carolina trout fishing are all part of the allure of Devils Fork State Park. The land around 7,565-acre Lake Jocassee remains mostly undeveloped and the only public access point to the lake is through Devils Fork. Four mountain streams and several waterfalls feed into the lake, making it cooler than others and a great South Carolina trout fishing spot. Plus, the unusually clear water of Lake Jocassee is a haven for scuba divers and swimmers. During the spring months, hikers on the Oconee Bell Nature Trail are treated to sightings of the endangered Oconee bell wildflower.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Not only do you slide down the falls but then it floats you on down to another small falls and then sandy beach area. Bring tubes as it makes the experience so much better. We spent about 3 hours here. Dont forget sunscreen, the water is refreshing but the sun is hot. There is a porta john ( which was clean) but no real place to change clothes. We packed a lunch also. Highly recommended for those who like adventure. I am not one to swim in lakes or non chlorinated water but i did go in this water. It's not to deep but rocky on the bottom so make sure you wear old tennis shoes or water shoes. It can be difficult to get out due to slippery rocks on the edge.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the two great BBQ options in Clemson. This place is often not as busy as The Smokin Pig can get during game days. ”
  • 4 locals recommend