About Travelers Rest

With genuine southern charm, friendly folks, great weather, and world-class outdoor activities in our backyard, Travelers Rest is a welcoming retreat for vacationers and residents in the Upstate of South Carolina. TR, as we’re affectionately known, bustles with cyclists and visitors who come to bike the Prisma Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail, browse our specialty shops, sample beer, and wine, and dine in our renowned restaurants. Surrounded by pristine lakes, challenging mountain adventures, waterfalls, and peaceful scenic views, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and make lasting memories. You’re always welcome in Travelers Rest!

Location…Location…Location

Travelers Rest is ideally located! We’re nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from Greenville and Spartanburg. Some of the Upstates most popular outdoor adventures and scenic drives are minutes away and we’re one hour from Asheville, two hours from Charlotte and only three hours from Atlanta and Charleston.

History 

​For those who enjoy history, Travelers Rest has a rich cultural story, marked by local landmarks and plenty of interesting places to visit. To learn more about the history of Travelers Rest click HERE.

Climate

The climate is another plus; Travelers Rest residents enjoy the change of seasons without prolonged severe weather. The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 25 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 89°F and low of 70°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 27 to February 27, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 18, with an average low of 33°F and high of 52°F.

Drive to Nearby Cities:

Travelers Rest to Greenville, SC ………………………. 21 minutes
Travelers Rest to Atlanta, GA ………………. 2 hours 57 minutes
Travelers Rest to Columbia, SC ………………. 1 hour 51 minutes
Travelers Rest to Charlotte, NC ……………… 1 hour 59 minutes
Travelers Rest to Charleston, SC …………… 3 hours 31 minutes
Travelers Rest to Savannah, GA ……………… 4 hours 4 minutes

​Mountains and Beaches
Paris Mountain State Park ……………………………….. 8 minutes
Table Rock State Park ……………………………………..29 minutes
Jones Gap State Park ……………………………………….27 minutes
Asheville, NC …………………………………………  1 hour 4 minutes
Hilton Head, SC …………………………………… 4 hours 6 minutes
Beaufort, SC ……………………………………….. 3 hours 52 minutes
Myrtle Beach, SC ………………………………… 4 hours 24 minutes

City-Data
Population (From Census 2010, U.S. Census Bureau)
4576 Travelers Rest City
379,616 Greenville County

Climate (From National Climatic Data Center)
Average daily high temp: 71
Average daily low temp: 50
Average number of days over 90: 35
Average number of days under 32: 65
Average yearly rainfall: 51 inches
Average yearly snowfall: 6 inches

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