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Greenville, SC
Travel Guide

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Outdoor attractions, a lively downtown and the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains make this town one of South Carolina’s most enchanting destinations.

Greenville is nestled in the foothills of South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Its scenic location makes it a paradise for visitors throughout the year.

Make use of the town’s bike sharing system and ride along Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 17.5 mile (28.2 kilometer) path that leads to Travelers Rest, a historic mountain town. Afterwards, cool off at Otter Creek, a water park that offers slides and pools.

Spend the day exploring Heritage Green, the town’s expansive arts and cultural campus. Peruse works by renowned American artists Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns at Greenville County Museum of Art. Take the kids to the Children’s Museum of the Upstate where they can engage in interactive exhibits. The campus also includes the Hughes Main Library, the Greenville Little Theatre, the Upcountry History Museum and the Sargent-Wilson Museum & Gallery, which showcases fine art from the Museum and Gallery at Bob Jones University.

Walk a few blocks to the downtown area, where restaurants, cafés, shops and galleries line the streets. Eat what is called “Southern Comfort Food” on Main Street then catch a show at The Peace Center. During the warmer months you can watch an outdoor musical performance at NOMA Square.

Take a ride on the free Downtown Trolley. Pack a picnic and spend a relaxing afternoon in Falls Park on the banks of the Reedy River. Further down the river, kids will enjoy the Children’s Garden at Linky Stone Park.

Liberty Bridge, the city’s iconic suspension bridge spans across the Reedy River with unobstructed views of Reedy River Falls. Head to Fluor Field to watch the Greenville Drive, a minor league baseball team, play on their home turf. Greenville Zoo is an ideal place to bring the family for a few hours.

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is located 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) outside the town and services flights to most U.S. destinations. Greenville is just over an hour's drive from Asheville, North Carolina.Plan a visit to Greenville to enjoy the scenic atmosphere, small-town charm and nearby outdoor attractions.

Where to stay in Greenville

Hyatt Regency Greenville
Hyatt Regency Greenville
3.5 out of 5
220 N Main St, Greenville, SC
The price is $169 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Greenville Downtown, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Peace Center and Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Falls Park on the Reedy and Fluor Field ...
4.3/5Excellent! (961 reviews)
"Nice updated rooms"

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

Hyatt Regency Greenville
Hyatt Place Greenville/Downtown
Hyatt Place Greenville/Downtown
3 out of 5
128 East Broad Street, Greenville, SC
The price is $110 per night from May 31 to May 31
Located in Greenville Downtown, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Peace Center and Falls Park on the Reedy. Bon Secours Wellness Arena and Greenville ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (468 reviews)
"The proximity to the Downtown"

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Hyatt Place Greenville/Downtown
Best Western Plus Greenville I-385 Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Greenville I-385 Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
831 Congaree Rd, Greenville, SC
The price is $68 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in the heart of Greenville, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Roper Mountain Science Center and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Haywood Mall. St. Francis Eastside ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (381 reviews)
"It was good."

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Best Western Plus Greenville I-385 Inn & Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
InTown Suites Extended Stay Greenville SC - Mauldin
InTown Suites Extended Stay Greenville SC - Mauldin
3 out of 5
408 Mauldin Road, Greenville, SC
Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Terrace Shopping Center and Catlin Park. Rockwood Park and Greenville Technical College are ...
InTown Suites Extended Stay Greenville SC - Mauldin
New!!! The Tiny Escape
New!!! The Tiny Escape
Greenville, SC
The price is $50 per night from May 18 to May 18
Situated in Greenville, this apartment building is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Green Forest Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bon Secours Wellness Arena and The Peace Center. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Great location!
"Loved how close the property was to downtown. Would definitely recommend for anyone to stay here"

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

New!!! The Tiny Escape
InTown Suites Extended Stay Greenville SC - Wade Hampton
InTown Suites Extended Stay Greenville SC - Wade Hampton
3 out of 5
2504 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC
Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wade Hampton Plaza Shopping Center and Wade Hampton Village Shopping Center. Lake Forest Shopping ...
InTown Suites Extended Stay Greenville SC - Wade Hampton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Greenville

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5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 5, 2020

I’m from Ohio and I’ve been traveling to Greenville S Carolina for 20 plus years. I love it.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 2, 2020

Other than the protests going on which there was alot of police activity we felt safe and had plenty to see and do

5/5 - Excellent

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May 28, 2020

Greenville was great. Beautiful city.

5/5 - Excellent

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May 27, 2020

Really enjoyed this beautiful city...

5/5 - Excellent

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May 24, 2020

We went for the purpose of riding bicycles on the Swamp Rabbit Trail and it didn't disappoint. Downtown Main Street was beautifully landscaped and had a wonderful variety of restaurants to choose from. The Covid 19 situation is limiting the area some

1/5 - Terrible

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May 18, 2020

Would not want to live there

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