Enjoy Every Day to Its Fullest in Clayton, NC
Where Southern charm meets modern excitement, that’s where you’ll find the little town of Clayton, NC. Here, rolling countryside blends seamlessly with urban vibrancy, and luxurious living lives alongside convenience. Come stroll the streets of Clayton’s walkable Downtown. Discover live music and festivals. Celebrate seasonal events with friends and neighbors. Spend the day outdoors exploring the beautiful North Carolina countryside. Or simply relax and enjoy life in the wonderful community of Clayton.
Searching for the good life? You’ve just found it. Come discover some of the best attractions and destinations of Clayton, NC.
Spotlights of Clayton
Arts & Entertainment
The Clayton Center
Get your fix of arts, culture, and entertainment at The Clayton Center. This local venue features performances by talented artists from around the country, as well as local art exhibits, expositions, weddings, local events, and much more.
Don’t miss out on any of Clayton’s exciting annual events, like the Farm and Community Market, Clayton Food Tour, Clayton Harvest Festival, International Food Festival, Lights on the Neuse, or the Mondo Roots Cultural Arts & Music Festival.
Clayton Community Center
Learn something new, or simply find an easy way to stay active! Pick up a new hobby at an art or pottery class. Join a sports league. Relax with some afternoon yoga. Or maybe try a little Line Dancing or Tai Chi!
Food, Drinks & Nightlife
Explore the charming local shops, boutiques, restaurants, and cafes of historic Downtown Clayton. Enjoy exciting local events and celebrations, many of which draw visitors and residents to Clayton throughout the year.
Beer & Brews
Grab a drink at Clayton’s local Deep River Brewing Company, which features locally sourced ingredients in a land back environment. Or catch the game at Cleveland Draft House of Clayton.
Located in the heart of Downtown Clayton, Revival 1869 is a place to relax, unwind, and have a drink with friends both old and new. Live music can also be enjoyed here from time to time.
Manning’s on Main
Southern tradition meets creativity in the upscale-casual dining of Manning’s on Main, conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Clayton.
Mouthwatering delights like sterling silver beef, choice chops, Norwegian salmon, and airway chicken adorn the menu of Clayton Steakhouse.
First Street Tavern
Another Downtown favorite, First Street Tavern offers local beer, craft cocktails, and great food in the cozy tavern setting of a 1920s building.
Recreation & Outdoor Exploration
Clayton Town Parks
Clayton's parks have it all—tennis, basketball, volleyball, baseball, or even bocce. There are scenic wooded pathways, charming picnic areas, and playgrounds perfect for kiddos. There's even a mountain bike course.
Clayton River Walk
This four-mile paved trail runs through scenic wooded beauty along the Neuse River. It connects to the Neuse River Trail in Raleigh and is part of the 1,000-mile Mountains to Sea Trail.
Indulge in your love of the outdoors and one of its greatest games at Clayton’s premiere golf courses: Pine Hollow Golf Club, Riverwood Golf & Athletic Club, and the Neuse Golf Club.
Conveniences & Healthcare
Yes, small town living can come with big amenities! Find grocery, banking, pharmacy, services, and much more right here in town, or take a short drive up to the expansive White Oak Crossing in Garner.
Discover The Walk at East Village
Want to live within walking distance of a bustling Downtown scene? Want to be minutes from all the conveniences you’ll ever need? Want to bask in the comforts of Southern luxury? Welcome to The Walk at East Village, the premiere new Active Adult community of Clayton and the Triangle! Come Explore The Walk at East Village, discover its endless amenities, and find your perfect retirement lifestyle, right here in beautiful Clayton, NC.