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Rock Hill

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Rock Hill is a small city south of Charlotte in the Olde English District of South Carolina approximately 25 miles (40 km) south of Charlotte and 70 miles (110 km) north of Columbia. Rock Hill is located along the Catawba River in the north-central section of the Piedmont of South Carolina about 150 miles (240 km) from the Atlantic Ocean and 75 miles (121 km) from the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • From Charlotte and Columbia: Take I-77 to exit number 79 and follow Dave Lyle Blvd.
  • From Greenville and Atlanta: Take I-85 to exit number 109 and follow South Carolina HWY 5.

By bus[edit]

The 82x bus operated by Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) offers service from Charlotte to Rock Hill. Geared towards commuters, it goes from Rock Hill to Charlotte in the morning and from Charlotte to Rock Hill in the late afternoon. This schedule makes it usable for going to Rock Hill to spend a night or more, but not for a day trip.

Get around[edit]

Downtown Rock Hill is easily accessible by foot, but the majority of Rock Hill is best accessed by car or bike. Rock Hill is a bicycle-friendly town with numerous bike routes located in the city.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Downtown Rock Hill 154 E Main St—Twelve historic contiguous buildings built between 1870 and 1931 with specialty shops and restaurants.
  • Riverwalk Rock Hill 1 Herrons Ferry Rd—a mixed-use community consisting of specialty shops, restaurants and hiking trails located along the Catawba River.
  • Cherry Park 1466 Cherry Rd—Vast green spaces with a 1.5-mile trail, picnic areas and numerous athletic fields on 70 acres of land.
  • Manchester Meadows 337 E Mt Gallant Rd—Soccer complex with large green open space and running trails.
  • Ebenezer Park 4490 Boatshore Rd—Large lakefront park with boat ramps, picnic areas and a 2-acre beach.
  • Glencairn Garden 725 Crest Street—Famous Rock Hill landmark with numerous fountains, trails and blooming gardens.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Come See Me Festival 725 Crest Street—Rock Hill's annual spring festival, celebrated for over 50 years, with music, food, and lots of activities and events.
  • York County Museum 4620 Mt Gallant Rd—Natural history museum minutes away from downtown Rock Hill.
  • Pinetuck Public Golf Course 2578 Tuckaway Dr—Public golf course ten minutes from downtown Rock Hill.
  • Revolutions Bowling & Bar 2300 Dave Lyle Blvd—Entertainment complex consisting of an arcade, bowling alley, laser tag and full-service restaurant and bar.
  • Canaan Zip-lining 3111 Sand Island Rd—Scenic canopy tours of the Catawba River minutes from downtown Rock Hill. +1 803 327-6932
  • Catawba River Expeditions River Park at Quality Circle—Kayak and tubing tours of the Catawba River in Rock Hill. +1 803 327-9335

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Riverwalk Rock Hill 1 Herrons Ferry Rd—a mixed-use community consisting of specialty shops, restaurants and hiking trails located along the Catawba River.
  • Rock Hill Galleria 2300 Dave Lyle Blvd—Small mall with anchors such as Belk, JCPenney and Sears along with specialty shops.
  • Manchester Village John Ross Pkwy—Shopping area consisting of major anchors such as Target, Dick's, and Best Buy as well as small specialty stores and restaurants.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Flipside 129 Caldwell St—Relaxed bistro with a cool vibe featuring a Southern-style menu, specialty cocktails and draft beer.
  • The Pumphouse 575 Herrons Ferry Rd—Sophisticated, riverfront outpost featuring New American cuisine, craft cocktails and a rooftop bar.
  • Michael's 1039 Charlotte Ave—Island-themed eatery with Mediterranean and American dishes.
  • White Horse 1022 Camden Ave—Casual tavern for American grill fare & casseroles with seats inside & out.
  • The Yolk 1912 Mount Gallant Rd—Sleek, easygoing diner dishing up omelets, pancakes and other breakfast favorites.
  • Nishie G's Dilwoth Ln—Classic burger joint featuring American and Greek plates.
  • Grumpy Brothers 295 Herlong Ave—Unpretentious counter serve restaurant/bakery supplying burgers, sandwiches & bottled beers, plus a patio.
  • Dixie Pig BBQ 2007 Celanese Rd—Intimate locale serving familiar barbecue grub such as pulled pork & ribs in low-key surrounds.
  • Sonny's Dutch Mill 550 N Anderson Rd—Casual diner serving juicy burgers and home-cut fries.
  • Empire Pizza 4810 Old York Rd—Sporty pizza parlor, one of a trio, offering hand-tossed New York-style pies in an upbeat setting.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Legal Remedy Brewing 129 Oakland Ave—Industrial-chic haunt for craft beer and classic American food.
  • Burgers & Barley 111 Cherry Rd—trendy brewpub with tasty burgers and Buffalo-style wings.
  • McHales Irish Pub 122 E Main St—Traditional Irish pub for both Irish and traditional American plates and brews.


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