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Old 01-17-2011, 08:30 AM
 
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A couple months or so ago I was watching one of the early morning news shows and they had a little bakery in Pendleton featured on there. This past Saturday my friend and I took a drive over to check it out. The bakery was wonderful and the lunch we had was good as well. I wish there had been some more stores to go in to, there were really only a handful. I'd love to find more places to visit similar to DT Hendersonville, Black Mountain and Brevard.

Being new to the area, I love to discover places off the beaten path within a decent driving range. I enjoy driving the scenic way, small shopping area where you can walk and have a nice little lunch. A place to enjoy for the day.

Can anyone make any recommendations of places you love to go to for the day that are within about an hours drive in any direction? If you can add what's there that you enjoy, and what else is around the area to see/do. Also if there's any places to stop along the way?

Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:43 AM
 
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In Traveler's Rest, there's Leopard Forest Coffee house, and The Cafe at Williams Hardware - really great place, with the remnants of a country store on premises to buy local goodies.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:53 AM
 
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Tryon, Landrum and Saluda are cute little places to explore.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:10 PM
 
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Try Grits and Groceries near Belton. Grits and Groceries
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:19 PM
 
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Tryon, Landrum and Saluda are cute little places to explore.
The Purple Onion in Saluda (NC) is great - been there a couple times. They have good, honest food and live music on certain nights.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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The Purple Onion in Saluda (NC) is great - been there a couple times. They have good, honest food and live music on certain nights.
I can't stand lying foods. One time I had a Chicken Caesar salad try and tell him that he was fat free.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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I can't stand lying foods. One time I had a Chicken Caesar salad try and tell him that he was fat free.
You know what I mean!!
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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If you want to explore other parts of the state, a nice day trip is to take Hwy. 25 down to Aiken to spend the day. A surprisingly nice downtown with some good dining options with an "urban forest" too. The ride is more like 2 to 2.5 hours but it takes you through some other nice downtown areas like Greenwood and little Edgefield.

Also there is Abbeville off of 25 about halfway between Greenville and Aiken. It's got an historic downtown that is really nicely set-up around a town square design with shops, eateries, etc.
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Try Grits and Groceries near Belton. Grits and Groceries
What's next? Having your taxes done and buying fireworks at the same place? Oh wait...
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:50 PM
 
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What's next? Having your taxes done and buying fireworks at the same place? Oh wait...
Hey!! None of that now! I once frequented a place in Birmingham called Mabels Beauty Shop & Chain Saw Repair (tongue-in-cheek, obviously)!
What I hear about Grit & Groceries is that they have out of this world (breakfast) food!
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