The Best Staycation in Every State

By: TRIPSAVVY EDITORS | Pulished on 2024-01-26

Greenville, South Carolina

The Best Staycation in Every State-Trip Advise
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Greenville, SC, USA

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Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville is located just 60 miles south of Asheville, North Carolina. Start your trip with a visit to Falls Park on the Reedy in downtown’s historic West End. The 32-acre green space features walking trails, gardens, public art installations, waterfalls, and a 355-foot suspension bridge, the longest single-sided bridge in the Western Hemisphere. Other outdoor attractions include Paris Mountain State Park—which has 15 miles of hiking and cycling trails as well as a lake for swimming, paddling, and fishing—and the 22-mile-long Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail multi-use path.


Head indoors to see the largest public collection of Andrew Wyeth watercolors at the renowned Greenville County Museum of Art or 19 exhibit galleries dedicated to the arts and sciences at the interactive Children's Museum of the Upstate. Stay at the luxurious The Westin Poinsett, poised within walking distance of downtown’s many boutiques, restaurants, and attractions. —Laura Scholz

Deadwood, South Dakota

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Deadwood, SD 57732, USA

An enduring symbol of the Wild West, the city of Deadwood was founded in 1876 in the midst of the Black Hills Gold Rush, a chaotic affair that left the city with thousands of settlers and a serious reputation for lawlessness.


Visitors can begin their trip by checking in at the cozy 1899 Inn, followed by a drive up to Mount Moriah, home to the resting places of famed Deadwood inhabitants such as Sheriff Seth Bullock, Calamity Jane, and Wild Bill Hickok. After trekking through the cemetery, head back into the heart of Deadwood to dine at Jacobs Brewhouse, a local favorite for craft beer and hearty dishes such as pulled pork and smoked brisket.

For history buffs, the Days of ‘76 Museum offers a fascinating array of 19th-century artifacts ranging from covered wagons to antique handguns, while ambitious travelers may wish to journey 90 minutes southeast to Badlands National Park, home to one of South Dakota’s most staggering natural landscapes. —Jared Ranahan

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