CLEMSON — The city of Clemson and its proximity to Clemson University led the editors of ConventionSouth magazine to name it South Carolina’s hot pick in the upcoming feature, “South’s Historic College Towns With Hip Group Appeal.”

The magazine conducted an in-depth review of historic college towns across the South, choosing one town in each of 15 Southern states. 

“From preserved historic buildings and campus charm to nostalgic experiences and traditions, these college towns have a unique ability to offer groups an enriching opportunity that blends together the past, the present and the future,” said Marlane Bundock, editor and associate publisher of ConventionSouth. “Along with their historic ambiance, they provide numerous advantages to groups, such as vibrant yet retreat-like settings, walkability and access to hip entertainment and resources for education, training and charity.”

The September issue of the magazine explores what makes Clemson uniquely appealing to visiting groups, allowing meeting and event planners to learn how to best use the town to create memorable gatherings. According to Bundock, the article will reach more than 18,000 meeting professionals across the country who are interested in booking meetings in the South.

Penny Hall, marketing and special programs manager of Clemson University’s Conference Center & Inn and The Walker Golf Course, agrees that this award well reflects the city of Clemson.

“We are the perfect fit for groups looking for a location with a collegiate feel,” said Hall.  “I believe Clemson is the best of both worlds — metropolitan opportunities in a college town environment.”

– By Ashley Hedrick