Welcome to Rock Hill, SC!
Named a “Boom Town” by the New York Times, Rock Hill is growing like never before. With a burgeoning art and dining scene, and rich culture and history, there are plenty of ways to explore.
Grab a Bite
Along with that incredible growth comes amazing locally-owned restaurants. Dining with a large group? The brand new Power House in Rock Hill is where you need to be! Featuring five different food vendors, you're guaranteed to find something to satisfy everyone in the group! Legal Remedy Brewing offers great drinks on tap with the perfect southern bites. Kids in tow? Head to Hobo's Rock Hill or Off the Tracks Brewing. The adjacent restaurants are connected by a greenspace which features a putting green and outdoor area for kids. Looking for an easy lunch? Head to RoCo - The Roasting Company for delicious Costa Rican rotisserie or Millstone Pizza and Taphouse for Neopolitan-style, wood-fired pizzas. Looking for something more romantic? Dine with a view over the Catawba River at the Pump House or make your way to Old Town Rock Hill for date night at Old Town Kitchen & Cocktails, Kounter, Flipside Restaurant, or Ay Papi. Ready or a cocktail? Head to Sky Bar 354, CAMBRiA Hotel's rooftop bar. Make sure you get there by sunset for the perfect picture of your trip!
Shop 'til You Drop
Shop our unique stores. For home goods and décor, try The Mercantile, Overhead Station, or Hickory Post. Looking for the latest clothing trends? Try Chic Boutique, Gypsy Debutante, The Mercantile HQ, or McFadden's Men’s Shop.
Stretch your legs and explore Rock Hill. From Glencairn Garden to Fountain Park, there’s plenty of green space in the heart of Old Town. Grab a selfie at one of the murals along the Mural Mile or discover a new gallery at the Center for the Arts.
Engage in History and Culture
Immerse yourself in our rich history and culture! Set up a guided tour of the White Home to learn about the history of Rock Hill. Visit the African-American Business District Monument and Freedom Walkway to learn more about Rock Hill's pivotal role in the civil rights movement. Just a 15-minute drive from downtown, you can visit the Catawba Cultural Center. Learn about the only federally recognized tribe in South Carolina and how their history dates back over 6000 years. The center includes four exhibits, beautiful public walking trails, and even a trading post where you can purchase native art and gifts. The Cultural Center and its trails are open to the public, operating from Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Get Around Rock Hill
Free Bus Transportation
The My Ride Transit System is one of the best ways to get around Rock Hill! The bus system, which launched in July 2019, is free to ride, has mobile charging ports and free Wi-Fi, and is outfitted to be ADA compliant. Need a break from riding your bike? The bus even has bike racks on the front! With four fixed routes, the bus runs along the key corridors of the city, taking you from one end to the other, allowing you to visit almost any place in Rock Hill. You can download the My Ride mobile app to track where the bus currently is, preview routes, find nearby bus stops, and more!
The downtown loop, called Route 1: Knowledge Park Loop, has a bus stop right in front of the Rock Hill Sports & Event Center.
Comporium launched a Bike Share program in Old Town Rock Hill in 2018 as an eco-friendly way to maximize a sense of community while simultaneously reducing traffic and motor vehicle pollution. The bikes can be found at several different "hub" locations including Fountain Park, Legal Remedy Brewing, the Anderson Apartments, and Winthrop's campus. The first two hours are FREE and each hour after that is only $6. Reserve a bike by signing up online or by using the free Social Bikes app.
Learn more about Comporium's Bike Share program here.