Mitt Romney will travel to South Carolina this weekend, a state that he has largely avoided in recent weeks.

Romney will be in Greenville on Friday and will stay in the state through Saturday. He has been criticized by some top Republicans in recent days for not spending more time down there: Both Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), a Tea Party favorite, and the state's GOP chairman have questioned his strategy.

The trip will be the first time Romney has headed to the state in a month. He was much more heavily invested there in 2008, but pulled out resources before the actual vote and eventually finished in fourth place in the state.