As the long days of summer start rolling in, the list of things to do in Patrick Square is getting longer, too! From kicking back and relaxing to exciting activities with friends, here’s a look at our top five favorite summertime experiences in the neighborhood.
- Learn Something New at OLLI
Summer is the perfect time to try something new! OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at Clemson University offers courses and activities for every interest. Located on Thomas Green Boulevard in Patrick Square, you can stop by the front office or click here for a full schedule of upcoming classes, events
- Shop Local at the Clemson Farmers Market
One of our favorite things about summertime is the weekly farmers market that pops up
- Spend Some Time Outside
Jump start your day with a walk around the neighborhood. First, stop by the Stumphouse Café to grab a cup of coffee (the Honey Lavender Latte is a local favorite!) Head back out to continue your stroll down to the pond and keep an eye out for wildlife, including deer, rabbits, and birds. After your walk, snag your swimsuit and sunscreen and head to the pool area for some fun in the sun. Watch the kids play while you soak up some rays or take an afternoon nap under an umbrella. As the sun starts to set, the best place to end your day is at The Foothills fire pit. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and snacks. We recommend relaxing with a bottle of wine from Clemson Wine Bar and your favorite s’mores fixings!
- Savor the Local Flavors
When you’re ready for a night out, you don’t have to go far! Meet up with your friends at Kite Hill Brewing for some of the best local craft brews around, located in Patrick Square’s Town Center. Turn up the fun with some friendly competition during Tuesday Trivia Night. [Insider tip: If you spot the brewery owners while you’re there, ask them for a quick tour to see how and where all the beer is made!] When it’s time for dinner, walk to Rick Erwin’s for a fabulous, award-winning meal. Their 3-course option is a great way to sample their greatest hits – including your choice of steak and dessert!
- There’s No Place Like Home
There’s so much to do during the summer, but after all the swimming, hiking, shopping,