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Fun Things to Do in Greenville, SC

If you are looking for some great activities in the Greenville area, you are in luck!  This charming city offers an abundance of things to do for adults and families.  From lakes and mountains to shopping and culture, you’ll discover that there is always something fun to do in Greenville.  It’s no wonder they have been awarded a list of accolades including “America’s Ten Best,” “Top Six Hottest New Vacation Destinations 2015,” and “Top 10 U.S. Parks” just to name a few.  Greenville is packed with attractions that will entertain and inspire just about any interests.

Outdoor Activities:

Paris_Mountain_sizedFor those who love the outdoors, Greenville is the place to be. From mountain views to its vast array of streams, lakes, and rivers, Greenville has numerous activities for the outdoor enthusiast. This southern town is filled with scenic views and stunning beauty around every corner.    Falls Park on the Reedy is a must-see destination.   Located in the heart of downtown Greenville, this park is a tribute to the Reedy River and a true oasis for nature lovers.  It offers nature trails, scenic overlooks, gardens, and waterfalls and is a gorgeous setting where pedestrians can enjoy a leisurely stroll.  It is also home to the Liberty Bridge.  This 345 ft long pedestrian suspension bridge is a one-of-a-kind structure.   Supported by a single suspension cable, there is no other bridge of its kind in the United States.  The Swamp Rabbit Trail is another great outdoor activity.  The nearly 20 mile “Rails to trails”  multi-use track runs along the Reedy River and provides a fun place for walking, biking, or jogging.  Greenville is also located in close proximity to some of the most beautiful lakes and rivers, providing an ideal opportunity for canoeing, kayaking, and white water rafting.

Family Attractions:

imagesGreenville is more than just a scenic town, this booming city has an incredible variety of great family activities as well.  The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is located in the downtown area and is the nation’s 7th largest children’s museum.  With over 100 hands-on activities and exhibits, it is the perfect place to spark your child’s imagination and encourage learning and curiosity through play.  Fluor Field is another great destination for families.  This mini replica of Fenway Park is home to the Greenville Drive, the class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.  If you are in the mood to check out some exotic wildlife from around the world, you won’t want to miss the Greenville Zoo.  For the train lovers in your family, be sure to check out the Miniature World of Trains.  This is a fun family experience featuring a large display of model trains and city transportation.

Restaurants and Shopping:

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Greenville is also noted for its quaint boutiques and is home to an array of fabulous restaurants.  Check out any one of these eclectic boutiques as you take a stroll along Main Street in downtown where you are sure to find something as unique as the city itself!  Greenville also has a great collection of restaurants that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.  With over 600 great restaurants to choose from, Greenville has quickly become dubbed a “foodie’s paradise.”

 

 

Arts and Entertainment:

Anyone who appreciates culture and fine arts will find themselves right at home in Greenville.  They support a multitude of world class museums, art galleries, live theatre, music, and festivals and are ready to share their love of the arts with all who visit.  The Peace Center is the quintessential place to catch a show while in Greenville. You can see everything from ballet, symphony, children’s theatre and live dance and it is a favorite venue to entertain for many of the world’s top performers.  If you are looking to indulge in your passion for art, consider visiting one of Greenville’s many art museums including the Greenville County Museum of Art, Museum and Gallery at Bob Jones University, Art Crossing at River Place, or the Sargent-Wilson Museum & Gallery at Heritage Green.  Greenville also has a variety of other museums including the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum & Baseball Library, Upcountry History Museum at Furman University, and the Museum of Confederate History just to name a few.  Aside from museums, Greenville hosts a number of annual festivals each year.

With everything from scenic beauty and world-class museums to great shopping and fine dining, you will never be bored in the Greenville area.  It’s easy to see why Greenville has earned its title as one of “America’s Ten Best.”

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