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South Carolina City Offers A Fun-Filled Girlfriend Getaway

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"Girls night out" can become a girlfriend weekend getaway when the destination is Greenville, S.C. NY1's Valarie D'Elia filed the following report.

Gal pals getting together for a quick vacay might find Greenville in northwestern South Carolina a pretty good fit. In this historic textile city, one can try on the jeans of your dreams at Beija Flor, a Brazilian boutique.

"We are the designers of the jeans, so we know what is going to look good on your body and it's a quick way to find the perfect jean," says Emilie Whitaker of Beija Flor.

Those perfect jeans might be part of the "eco chic" collection, made out of recycled water bottles.

Downtown on Main Street, pavement stretches for a mile under 80 or so restaurants. The restaurant Pomegranate has an exotic take on a southern tradition with a Persian version of sweet tea, while Poppington's is the city's only gourmet popcorn shop.

Greenville is also home to the first women's-specific bike shop in the country, Pedal Chic.

"I wanted a boutique with crystal chandeliers, beautiful dressing rooms and a bike shop where any woman felt welcome and empowered," says Robyn Bylenga of Pedal Chic.

Rent a bike and join Bylenga for free tours into Falls Park or along the Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 14-mile former rail line.

Next, take in the Andrew Wyeth exhibit at the Museum of Art, where admission is free.

End the night at SIP, the city's only rooftop wine bar, for sangria made table-side or an unusual vintage from an unusual machine. 

Finally, if you are looking for a guy, come into the Michelin retail store and meet the Michelin Man, who is named "Bibendum" and can make any girl look skinny. 

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