A group of writers with the Matador Network, which is associated with travel services, thinks Spartanburg is a pretty cool place to visit.
Spartanburg was one of the cities in an article called “The 25 coolest towns in America: 2019.” The article focused on smaller towns and cities that have been less heralded that better known destinations.
“You can’t really hate on world-class chefs and major league sports, but after you’ve lugged your suitcase up enough subway stairs and drained your bank account on $18 cocktails, you start thinking that small towns might have just as much to offer. And, for short stays, many of them do,” the article says. “Of course, smaller hotspots rarely stay small for long. Tiny cities like Portland, Maine, and Boulder, Colo., are just as crowded during peak season as their more populated neighbors, and some small towns that ended up on this list in previous years — like Bend, Ore., and Greenville, S.C. — are now household names. So where in this big country can you still have a great time with no crowds, no price-gouging, and a whole lot on offer this coming year?”
Although the article says the cities aren’t listed in any particular order, they’re numbered, and Spartanburg is No. 9. Matador brags on the city’s restaurant and diner culture, calling it “a little slice of New Jersey in the Carolinas. It singles out a few favorite spots in The Beacon Drive-In, Peach Blossom, Heirloom and UnderPin Lanes ‘N Lounge.