10 Things to Do in Travelers Rest That You Shouldn't Miss

December 2, 2017 Augustus Redeker

Travelers Rest is a city in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 4,576 at the 2010 census, up from 4,099 in 2000. The population was an estimated 4,994 in 2015. It is part of the Greenville–Mauldin–Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area. Travelers Rest is located between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Greenville, the primary city of the Upstate region of South Carolina. The campus of Furman University is located just south of the city limits of Travelers Rest, but the university retains a Greenville address based on its ZIP code. The name "Travelers Rest" came from the fact that it is situated close to the border with the North Carolina mountains. Travelers would stop for a moment in the town before they began the difficult journey into the mountains. Travelers would often have to spend the winter there, waiting for the snow to clear in the mountains before continuing northward.
Restaurants in Travelers Rest

1. Wildcat Wayside Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area

Travelers Rest, SC
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Wildcat Wayside Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area

Reviewed By kabeck3 - Travelers Rest, South Carolina

This is the first of 2 waterfalls at The Greenville Wayside Park. You can take a short 15-20 minute hike/loop and see another taller waterfall at the top. Don't drive too fast, you might miss the sign, parking is limited to just pulling over along the road. It's worth the stop if you want to see a beautiful waterfall and not have to walk very far. Children are often swimming in the shallow water at the bottom of the falls, it has a sandy area. Be sure to stay on the trail.

2. Falls Park on the Reedy

601 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-2504 +1 864-467-4350
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Falls Park on the Reedy

Reviewed By authored - Springfield, Virginia

This area has wonderful walkways all along the Reedy River as it winds its way through downtown Greenville. There is a very large selection of places for snacks or full dining along the walkways on both sides of the river. Definitely bring your children! They will love all the ducks! There are countless photo opportunities on the pedestrian bridges. I saw an afternoon of smiles....it is a joy. And there is plenty of signage telling you the history of the river and the surrounding area.

3. The Tasting Room

12 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1810 +1 864-610-0361
Excellent
78%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 18 reviews

The Tasting Room

Reviewed By Liz K - Greenville, South Carolina

I agree with other reviews. There are numerous wines by the glass as well as flights, bottles & beers. I spoke to the owner who is very friendly & knowledgeable. His credentials which are mentioned in another review are impressive. Great addition to Travelers Rest.

4. Liberty Bridge

1 Liberty Bridge, Greenville, SC
Excellent
87%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 173 reviews

Liberty Bridge

Reviewed By Kat J - Greenville, South Carolina

Really nice park. Bridge is an amazing architectural feat, and beautiful to look at. In the evening it's spectacular. Eat anywhere along the water, Eat inside or out. Find a picnic spot. See an outdoor play, hear local musicians. Fountains and sculpture, swings to laz in. Walk your dog. Good for the soul.

5. Sunrift Adventures

1 Center St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1826 +1 864-834-3019
Excellent
92%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
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Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 21 reviews

Sunrift Adventures

Reviewed By janice b - Travelers Rest, South Carolina

if you are into sports Sunrift has all your needs. I can find items there that are not easily found other places, I love their clothes. They have so many different great clothes. These clothes are the best for a sportsman. They have so many name brands.

6. The Peace Center

300 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601-2606 +1 864-467-3000
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 646 reviews

The Peace Center

The not-for-profit Peace Center is the premier venue for live entertainment in South Carolina.

Reviewed By Lynne T

This was my first time visiting the Peace Center. It was a very pleasant experience, the staff was friendly and welcoming. Drinks were available for purchase, bathrooms easily accessible, available parking across the street, Starbucks within walking distance.
The concert hall was larger than I expected and decorated with an updated charming decor. We had box seats and that proved to be an enjoyable experience.
I totally enjoyed the concert and look forward to returning to the Peace Center again.

7. Carolina Honey Bee Company

10 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1810 +1 864-610-2337
Excellent
70%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Carolina Honey Bee Company

Reviewed By redwingette2016 - Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Love this store. I buy the local honey but they also have this wonderful honey body lotion and hand wash. They make great gifts to take with you and they put them in a pretty gift bag.

8. GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail

Greenville, SC +1 864-288-6470
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 550 reviews

GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail

Reviewed By Susan C - Guilderland, New York

The 20 mile trail stretching from Greenville to Travelers Rest is a mostly paved and divided walking, running, and biking trail. Depending where you enter the trail, you might see a lively small town, a river, Greenville, or woods. Each part of the trail has its own personality. While some people whiz by on bicycles, others are are learning to ride bikes. It's family time with a stroller, exercise time with friends, or social walking time. The trail is a must for all who come to Greenville. The city has an interactive site on the internet showing free parking, restrooms, water fountains, and a few eateries. Find the part of the trail that fits your mood and personality.

9. Copperhead Mountain Distillery

14 S Main St, Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1810 +1 864-610-2228
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 14 reviews

Copperhead Mountain Distillery

Reviewed By hrwendy - Six Mile, South Carolina

We went to Copperhead Mountain Distillery today and had a fabulous time. Unlike some tastings where you are given just a few tastings, you got to taste many, many, many flavors of moonshine, along with whiskey and rum. In addition they had a large variety of food that they let you try, including many jams, moonshine pickles, moonshine hot sauce, moonshine chili, moonshine boiled peanuts, salsa, and crackers and cheese. Everything was really good! And the owners and their daughter were very, very nice. You have to make a reservation for a tasting. Plan to be there for an hour and a half. We will definitely be returning and bringing others. We bought a bottle of the Butter Me Up Scotty moonshine. Very unique (along with several other unique flavors).

10. Fluor Field at the WestEnd

Main Street and Augusta Road, Greenville, SC 29601 +1 864-240-4500
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 670 reviews

Fluor Field at the WestEnd

Reviewed By jcu7715783 - Simpsonville, South Carolina

The Greenville Drive put on a great show. Stadium well equipped with food, etc. not a bad seat in the place. Even has a green wall. Prices very reasonable. Confessions reasonably priced. Parking free or $5. A great night out plus this is located in trendy West End restaurant scene. Go!

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