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VOLUME 10—ISSUE 1 21 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — UPSTATE SC | VOLUME 11 — ISSUE 1 UPSTATE LIVING the bridge over the Reedy River. Condos featuring private garages could also be added in the project. Greenville continues to receive national attention and honors as a vacation destination for its easy outdoor lifestyle and cosmopolitan feel that appeals to all ages. Visitors who are attracted to the outdoor lifestyle gravitate to walking tours like the Greenville History Tour. For those who prefer water over land take the Lazy Lake and Kayak tour, or the Rock Hoppin' Lake Tour. Paris Mountain State Park, just fve miles north of downtown Greenville, had a 26.4 percent increase in visitors in 2014. Whether professional or amateur, the city and its terrain beckon those who love cycling. Bikeville, as Greenville is called, is perfect for the cycling crowd who would rather pedal than walk. The annual Para- Cycling World Championships draws the world's top para-cycling athletes from more than 45 countries. Those who want a slower and more leisurely pace take the Swamp Rabbit Trail, Lake Conestee Nature Park trails, and others. Baseball lovers enjoy a day at the ballpark at Fluor Field, the 5,700-seat baseball-only stadium. For family fun activities, trampoline parks are the ticket. At the heart of the city there is a bridge. The 400-foot suspension bridge is near the end of Main Street, slung across the Reedy River at Falls Park. The unexpected location of the Liberty Bridge situated in the middle of downtown is a delight to all who discover it and hang on its sides to pose for scenic photographs. Throughout the year, Greenville draws visitors for special events, entertainment, and festivals. The city's downtown is the scene of more than 300 event days annually, including three large Main Street festivals. Greenville's signature visual, performing and culinary arts celebration, Artisphere, showcases more than 125 exhibitors from across the U.S. The 2014 festival included national recording artist Holly Williams (daughter of Hank Williams, Jr.). Artisphere has been named a top 10 festival in the country for two years consecutively. One of the most highly anticipated events each year is the aptly named "Euphoria." The food and wine festival was started by restaurateur Carl Sobocinski and national singer/songwriter Edwin McCain to beneft local charities and attracts food and wine lovers from across the U.S. The menu of events during the weekend is as wide as it is long. Cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, wine seminars, multi-course dinners, food trucks, >>

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