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Sunday, April 25, 2010

All flight and lodging information valid as of press time Thursday.

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Want to take a spur-of-the moment trip to Spartanburg, S.C.? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of May 1-3.

GETTING THERE

United flies nonstop from Dulles to Greenville-Spartanburg, and most weekends it offers cheap e-fares, departing Saturday and returning Monday or Tuesday, with this week's prices starting at $104 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Inn on Main of Spartanburg

319 E. Main St., 864-585-5001

http://www.innonmainofspartanburg.com

Beautifully appointed B&B with ever-gracious hosts. Rooms from $95.

Spartanburg Marriott

at Renaissance Park

299 N. Church St., 864-596-1211

http://www.spartanburgmarriott.com

Check out the ornate lobby with its blue-sky ceiling. Rooms from $109.

WHERE TO EAT

Lime Leaf

101 E. Main St., 864-542-2171

http://www.limeleaf101.com

Sleek outpost for tasty Asian food. Lunch entrees from $6.95.

Converse Deli

551 E. Main St., Suite 105, 864-585-5580

Get your grub to go for a picnic on Converse College's lawn. Sandwiches from $7.

Sonny's Brickoven Pizza

203 W. St. John St., 864-598-9223

http://www.sonnysbrickoven.com

Enjoy open-mike night on Sundays from a table on the patio. Pizzas from $5.99.

WHAT TO DO

Chapman Cultural Center

200 E. St. John St., 864-542-2787

http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org

Houses a variety of organizations and collections. Admission to each museum, $4 for adults.

Walnut Grove Plantation

1200 Otts Shoals Rd., Roebuck; 864-576-6546

http://www.spartanburghistory.org

Pre-Revolutionary manor. Adults $6.

Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve

820 John B. White Sr. Blvd., 864-574-7724

http://www.hatchergarden.org

Great place for nature-viewing. Free.

BMW Zentrum

1400 Hwy. 101 S., Greer; 864-989-6000

http://www.bmwusfactory.com

Make reservations in advance for the factory tour, $5.

INFORMATION

Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau

105 N. Pine St., 800-374-8326

http://www.visitspartanburg.com

-- B.K.


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