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Where else can you hike to peaceful turquoise lakes – with pine tree covered cliffs rising dramatically from the water's banks - before returning to a city bursting with youthful energy and activity? Contented chatter radiates from the classy restaurants, packed bars, and specialty shops that populate Main Street, but walk on for 2 minutes, and you'll swap downtown's lively clamor for the blissful harmony of rushing waterfalls, at the extraordinary Falls Park. South Carolina's Greenville puts the magnificent outdoor playgrounds of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Paris Mountain State Park within easy reach, while simultaneously inviting you to sample its unique brand of welcoming southern charm.

Things to see

While the Blue Ridge Mountains' winding mountain bike trails, grassy hiking routes, and independent wineries – which sell bottles of oaky chardonnay wines – will undoubtedly tempt you away from the city at some point during your stay, don't neglect Greenville's downtown – which is just as compelling in its own way. The centrally located, and meticulously landscaped, Falls Park features a sweeping pedestrian suspension bridge, which almost seems to float on the air as it bananas above the cascading Reedy River. This secluded urban oasis gives even the busiest city-dwellers a chance to admire the beauty of its frothing sheets of water, and to feel its misty spray on their faces. Make sure you plan your visit for October if you want to experience the city at its most vibrant, by being part of the Fall for Greenville Festival. Makeshift stages pop up all along Main Street, which fills with music, laughter and the smells of sweet teriyaki chicken and frying shrimp during the celebrations.

Hotels in Greenville

Forbes Magazine labeled Greenville as one of America's best value cities, so it’s no surprise that there are plenty of affordable Greenville hotels to choose from. Stay in cheap and comfortable surroundings, with an in-room television, air conditioning, and free continental breakfast provided, or indulge yourself a little more by opting for a boutique spa hotel. Go for the second option, and you'll leave feeling brand new after sleeping in the softest of Queen-sized beds, and relishing in deeply soothing massages. If that sounds too indulgent, you could always take things back to basics and head out into the mountains. Rent a log cabin, and fall asleep with a smile on your face, breathing in the fresh scent of pine needles.

Where to stay

Downtown's hotels are ideal for night owls and those wanting some evening entertainment. Whether you prefer rocking to a cymbal smashing, guitar thrashing band - or absorbing the sounds of an orchestra's quivering strings – the Peace Center for the Performing Arts offers shows for all tastes. If you'd rather avoid downtown, then accommodation close to the airport - and the shopping haven of Haywood Mall - will fit you like a glove. You'll also be well placed to sample one of Greenville's many characterful museums – Roper Mountain Science Center. You can’t help but feel inspired after looking deep into the sparkling heart of the galaxy, though the observatory's telescope.

How to get to Greenville

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is a convenient option if you're flying – sitting just 13 miles away from downtown – and offering services to most major East Coast and Midwest cities. Another option is to hop aboard Amtrak's 'Crescent' service, which links Greenville with New York in 15 hours, Atlanta in 3 hours, and New Orleans in 15 hours. If you have access to a car, you can drive to Charlotte in 1.5 hours, or be sunning yourself on one of Charleston's golden beaches less than 3 hours after setting off from Greenville.