For beautiful scenery, rich history, and vibrant culture, look no further than Spartanburg, SC. Known for its many trails and parks, art galleries, museums, restaurants, and breweries, Spartanburg is perfect for outdoorsy types, history buffs, and art enthusiasts alike. And when it’s time for a getaway? You’re just an hour's drive from Charlotte and a three-hour drive from dreamy Charleston.
With a history that predates the Revolutionary War, Spartanburg became known as Hub City in the 1800s, when it served as a major railroad center. Today, the upstate South Carolina town is home to a growing food scene, cultural destinations, and plenty of small-town charm. Locals ride bicycles through town, shop farmers’ markets, visit museums and art galleries, and get into nature with weekend hikes and lake trips.