Discover a variety of things to do in Sumter, from hiking to tennis
When you stay at the Country Inn & Suites, you’ll enjoy quick access to the area’s top things to do, from discovering the beauty of Swan Lake Iris Gardens to mastering your backhand swing at the Palmetto Tennis Center. Start date night off on a great note with dinner in downtown Sumter followed by an outstanding performance at the Sumter Opera House, located less than 15 minutes away. If you’re here with little ones, you can plan a fun outing to Poinsett State Park followed by a baseball game at Riley Field or a family-friendly show at the Sumter Little Theatre. Thanks to our location off US 378, our hotel rooms are also ideal for guests traveling to downtown businesses, Sumter Industrial Park, or Shaw Air Force Base.
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Shaw Air Force Base5.36 mi / 8.63 km from the hotel
Since World War II, Shaw Air Force Base has played a major role in the United States military. The 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office can set up group tours to see one of the largest flying fields in the US.
Sumter Opera House4.05 mi / 6.52 km from the hotel
Attend a local concert or enjoy national musicians at this 550-seat theater. Built in the 1890s and formerly a movie theater, this historical building has seen several renovations over its long history.
Palmetto Tennis Center1.84 mi / 2.96 km from the hotel
Play during the day or evenings on one of the 24 state-of-the-art tennis courts or four pickleball courts at this tennis center, the largest in the state.
Riley Field3.3 mi / 5.31 km from the hotel
This 2,000-seat baseball park hosts the Sumter P-15’s American Legion Baseball Team, USC Sumter, and Morris College.
Sumter County Gallery of Art3.21 mi / 5.17 km from the hotel
Explore this 24,000-square-foot facility as you marvel at works from artists throughout the Sumter, Lee, and Clarendon counties. Then visit the gift shop to take home a unique souvenir.
Sumter County Museum3.8 mi / 6.12 km from the hotel
Get to know some of the history of Gamecock City by visiting this museum, home to the Carolina Backcountry Homestead, the Williams-Brice House, and a heritage center.
Sumter Little Theatre3.21 mi / 5.17 km from the hotel
Founded in 1941, the Sumter Little Theatre is a non-profit organization that offers a wide variety of entertaining and educational plays and events.
Sumter Mall1.43 mi / 2.29 km from the hotel
After shopping at anchors such as Belk and Roses, stop by the food court for a quick meal at Chick-fil-A or King Wok. This mall is also home to national retailers like Bath & Body Works, GNC, Kay Jewelers, and The Children’s Place.
Swan Lake Iris Gardens3.08 mi / 4.95 km from the hotel
See the Japanese Iris blooming during the summer, take a relaxing stroll along the trails, and try to spot the eight species of swans that call this park home.
Poinsett State Park14.03 mi / 22.58 km from the hotel
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this expansive park offers 25 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, plus a 10-acre lake.
Sumter Farmers Market2.1 mi / 3.39 km from the hotel
This seasonal farmers market, held on the USC Sumter campus, offers local produce, handmade baked goods, and a variety of artisanal items. The market is held every Friday from late March to late November.