Greenville Travel Guide

Greenville, South Carolina is the convergence point of the "Old South" and the "New South." Conveniently settled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, historic homes and 21st century sky- rise buildings stand side by side in peaceful coexistence. It's also a place where music, art, theater, literature and festivals make life meaningful and culturally rich. All this makes Greenville not only a pleasant place to live but also a memorable city to visit.  

 

Sights

Surprising world-class works of art can be found at the Greenville County Museum of Art. The Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery houses paintings from the European Old Masters as well as period furniture, tapestries and sculptures. Kids will surely enjoy a day at the Children's Museum of the Upstate. The Roper Mountain Science Center with its 23-inch refractor telescope is worth a look.  Check out the offerings at Center Stage, Greenville's Professional Theatre and the Peace Center. The golf enthusiast will certainly look forward to playing a round at CrossWinds Golf Course. There are also many activities held year round so be on the lookout for the Living Gallery each Easter, the ARTISPHERE each April and the Countybank Main Street Jazz every Friday night from April to September. However, one area that you should never miss while you're in Greenville is Falls Park on the Reedy, which through extensive renovation, now earns the distinction of being one of the most vibrant, unique and relaxing urban parks in the United States. With 20 acres of stunning landscaped gardens, waterfalls and the pedestrian suspension Liberty Bridge that overlooks the Reedy River, this park is sure to take your breath away.

 

Restaurants

Because it's considered the main shopping and dining venue of The Upstate region, there are numerous restaurants around the city to satisfy your craving for local southern fare and other culinary delights. There are many eateries in Downtown Greenville, particularly along Main Street. The newly developed Riverplace in Falls Park also boasts of multi-cultural dining.

 

Shopping

There are many boutiques and shops around downtown Greenville. The largest shopping center in the area is Haywood Mall, which features many chain stores. Greenville Mall has a more eclectic shopping selection. High-end specialty shops can be found in Augusta Road shopping district. 

Where to Go in Greenville

TOP PICKS BY OUR LOCAL EXPERTS

The Westin Poinsett

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120 South Main St

Far West End

1274 W Pendleton St.

Arts District near downtown Greenville

Pita House

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495 S. Pleasantburg Dr
Directly behind Catherine's Stout Shoppe, at the intersection of East Faris Road

Handlebar

304 East Stone Avenue


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