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UPSTATE South Carolina: Recognized among the best vacation spots
Benj Buck
January 18, 2006

On a beach, kicked back with a good book and a light breeze blowing off the ocean, my little girl building sandcastles and splashing in the water, and a long walk with my wife between beautiful sanddunes and a majestic ocean -- now that's my idea of a typical vacation.

Recently, however, my wife and I took a short time off at an inn here in the upstate.  The time was just as enjoyable and relaxing.  According to Hotwire.com, it appears we're not the only folks relaxing in the upstate.  Relaxing vacationers have found my very own neighbor to be an excellent deal for vacationing.

TrailHotwire.com recently published a list of "Best US Cities for Bargains." Greenville-Spartanburg claims the number two spot, behind Denver.  Hotwire.com claims that GSP offers "low-priced attractions and ... bike trails surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains."  In a list of economical attractions, Hotwire.com mentions Reedy River Falls Historic Park & Falls Cottages; Lake Lure Marina's beach, fishing and picnic areas; and the Asheville Historic Trolley Tour."

"The locals" know that Greenville has much to offer.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation recognized Greenville's downtown as America's best in 2003.  Afterall, Main Street in Greenville offers a large variety of stores for an excellent shopping experience. Even better, Greenville provides dining that rivals the best of any large city.  You'll certainly be impressed with Restaurant O, Devereaux's, Soby's, or Renee's Steakhouse. For vacationers prefering a more casual meal, a stop by Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria or Trio is a must. 

Oh, and one more things, Greenville locals, know how to pamper and how to be pampered.  A relaxing trip to Greenville could not be complete without a visit to The Spa at West End.

It's no wonder Greenville is recognized among the greatest vacation bargains in the country. Other bargain spots include Raleigh-Durham (#3), Orlando-Daytona Beach (#7), and Los Angeles (#10).


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