Welcome to Aiken, SC! Rich in historical background, Aiken is the equestrian enthusiasts paradise! With plenty of space to train and ride for leisure or sport, Aiken has been ranked one of the top 21 Best Towns for Boomers, one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People, and one of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations. Several Olympic athletes have trained in Aiken and we open our city up to thousands of spectators for the spring Steeplechase! Take a stroll through the quaint downtown and you will find galleries, boutique shopping, and some of the top restaurants in the area. Relax at the famous Wilcox Inn and you will see just why Aiken is where people love to call home!