Love is always in the air in Greenville, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The newspaper has declared Greenville one of the most romantic cities in the Deep South, joining Savannah, Ga., Asheville, Charleston, and Amelia Island, Fla.
The “undeniable charm” and nonchalance of the South make the region one where “romantic vibes [are] emanating from all around,” writes T. Wayne Waters. But some destinations deliver more of that spark than others.
Greenville’s “rolling hills and lush greenery of its surrounding landscape …. do elicit a measurable frisson of excitement,” Waters writes. He gives a nod to the makeup of downtown, “an appealing well-designed cluster of hotels, restaurants, shops, art galleries.” The Reedy River and Falls Park, naturally, are singled out as a picturesque backdrop for romance.
Rick Erwin’s West End Grille is the recommended dinner spot, and Waters notes its convenient proximity to the Westin Poinsett, which is “set in the midst of all this downtown Greenville splendor.” The Red Horse Inn, a six-room and six-cottage hideaway in Landrum, also gets some love as a “truly unique and very special lodging option.”
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