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TR Named among 15 Best Small Towns in the U.S. for a Summer Vacation!

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We are pleased to announce that Travel + Leisure magazine named Travelers Rest among the 15 Best U.S. Small Towns for a Summer Vacation in an online article published March, 2024!

The article describes Travelers Rest as one of the most idyllic small towns in South Carolina naming popular restaurants like Topsoil, Monkey Wrench Smokehouse, and Tandem Crêperie & Coffeehouse. Editors also noted the abundant lodging in Travelers Rest including the Swamp Rabbit Inn TR, and the Hotel Domestique with jaw-dropping vistas of the mountains.

“The active set can hike or mountain bike the 28-mile Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail or explore Paris Mountain State Park and Jones Gap State Park, which offer campsites.” the magazine wrote. “When you’re ready to reward yourself for that wilderness romp, raise a glass during the free Music in the Park concert series.”

The recent praise may not come as a surprise, as Travelers Rest was ranked among Southern Living’s “Best Small Southern Towns” last year. One of its restaurants employs a James Beard-nominated semifinalist chef and a 2024 semifinalist nominee in the pastry chef category.

“This is an amazing accolade that solidifies, what we who live and love TR already know.”, said Mayor Brandy Amidon. “We are honored to receive this recognition embodying the very roots of our community. Our name literally says it all! Travelers Rest is a place to pause, rest, reset and enjoy a true small-town community. The City of Travelers Rest has worked through visionary leadership and public and private investments to retain our home-town values while welcoming travelers from far and wide to visit our local shops, restaurants, and natural amenities.”