Discover Travelers Rest, where the name says it all. Once a haven for weary travelers escaping South Carolina's summer heat, this charming town has transformed into a haven for families, food enthusiasts, and outdoor adventurers. Explore the perfect starting point for your next adventure with this overview of Travelers Rest, South Carolina, one of the most scenic towns in the Upstate.

Travelers Rest Rising

You won’t find a place with a more fitting name than Travelers Rest. “TR” as locals affectionately call it, was once a stopover for Lowcountry travelers seeking an escape from South Carolina’s summer heat. Today, it’s become a destination of its own for families, foodies, and outdoor adventure seekers alike. Located at the northern end of the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail where you will see numerous bikers, walkers, and joggers stopping into town, TR is the perfect jumping-off point for outdoor recreation, to grab a bite to eat, or to quench your thirst.

Three Polaroid photographs hang on a clothesline graphic showcasing imagery from Pink Mama's Ice Cream, Restaurant 17, Eagle Mountain Winery, and Farmhouse Tacos in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.


Sunrift Adventures, the Upstate's leading outfitter, will equip you for all your chosen outdoor activities, whether it's cycling along the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail or hiking and paddling in any of the three nearby state parks.

A Polaroid photograph showing a couple looking at kayaks at Sunrift Adventures in Travelers Rest, SC.


Whether you're in the mood for an artisan sandwich or a sinfully sweet cookie, Upcountry Provisions Bakery & Bistro offers a variety of treats to energize your adventures, making it one of the top lunch spots for satisfying your cravings. 

A Polaroid photo of breads and pastries from Upcountry Provisions in Travelers Rest, SC.


Hotel Domestique pairs breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains with picturesque architecture inspired by European chateaus and inns, giving it a distinctly European feel. Inspired by the world travels, tastes, and active lifestyle of legendary cyclist George Hincapie, delight in award-winning cuisine at Restaurant 17.

A Polaroid photograph of someone looking out the window towards the Blue Ridge Mountains from Hotel Domestique in Travelers Rest, SC.

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These local favorites are sure to be a hit. Leopard Forest Coffee Company features roasted specialty coffee and has been a TR mainstay since 2004. Whether sweet or savory is your choice, you’ll find something to please your palate at Tandem Crêperie and Coffeehouse. A farm-to-table restaurant led by a James Beard-nominated chef, Topsoil Kitchen & Market fulfills its mission to connect guests with food grown in the community. Explore small-production vineyard wines from all over the world at TR’s wine and craft beer shop, The Tasting Room of Travelers Rest. TR Makers Co. brings art lovers and artists together with handcrafted artisan gifts and DIY art bars where you can shop and play.

A black-and-white illustration of mountains peaks and forest.