The postcard-perfect city of Spartanburg is a South Carolina success story, and we’re not just talking about the charming architecture and gorgeous landscape. Spartanburg has dedicated itself to strengthening community ties, developing an impressive commercial district, and fostering great athletic and academic connections. With an active arts scene and several museums, this town is ideal for experiencing your favorite aspects of big city life on a smaller scale. Public transportation is minimal, so book a Spartanburg rental car before you take off on your flight to Spartanburg and let the warm Southern breeze be your guide.
When you land at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), you’ll be about 20 miles west of downtown Spartanburg. Reserve one of the shiny rental cars in Spartanburg—or a truck for the farmers market—and get moving. In addition to new businesses blossoming in the revitalized downtown area, you can encounter a few restored estates from the 18th century, including the Seay House south of downtown and the Price House in nearby Woodruff. Head a bit farther south to tour the idyllic Walnut Grove Plantation outside the town of Roebuck. For a fun foray about 7 miles to the northwest, drive out to Boiling Springs and snap a picture at the natural hot spring. After several years’ hiatus, the natural hot spring has started bubbling again. When all the ambling makes you hungry, stop on Main Street to sample a variety of cuisines, from soul food and gastropub grub to cheap local eats.
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