A growing city with a small-town feel, Rock Hill is brimming with historical charm and outdoor adventures. Resting on the banks of the Catawba River in South Carolina, Rock Hill boasts scenic river views, various nature trails and an attractive downtown that plays host to a lively calendar of events
Things to do in Rock Hill
One of the main attractions in Rock Hill is Glencairn Gardens, a four-hectare paradise in the city centre. The beautifully landscaped walkways and lawns complement the annual blooms of azaleas, camellias and other flowers.
Entertain the entire family with a day of thrills and spills at the Carowinds Amusement Park. From wild roller coasters like the Intimidator to more mild attractions like Sand Dune Lagoon, Carowinds is loads of fun for everyone.
For the more adventurous visitors, Canaan Zipline delivers an exhilarating tour suspended high above the Catawba River. Starting atop a 20-metre tower, thrill seekers are catapulted across nine ziplines suspended over the forest floor. Pass by 100-year-old oak trees and cross a 274-metre-wide river at about 48 kilometres per hour.
The Museum of York County is a must-visit to learn about the history of the Carolina Piedmont region. Numerous exhibitions are on show, including an interactive River Gallery, 2,000 specimens at the Naturalist Centre and the Settlemyre Planetarium.
Getting around Rock Hill
Rock Hill is a bicycle-friendly city with designated bike lanes throughout the town. The Charlotte Area Transit System is the main bus service in the region and connects downtown Rock Hill to the major city of Charlotte in 25 minutes.