Described as where the “old south” meets the “new south”, Greenville is a lively city comprised of historic homes, scenic parks and modern museums. It’s a major hub for Upstate South Carolina, with an impressive museum and recreational spaces.
Things to do in Greenville
The Upcountry History Museum traces the story of South Carolina’s upstate counties from the early-18th century. The museum draws on multimedia and technology displays to engage you, making it particularly popular with families.
Art enthusiasts should visit the Greenville County Museum of Art, which focuses on Southern art in the United States. Works by Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Jones are among its collection, as well as pieces by Pop artist Andy Warhol and Modernist painter Georgia O’Keeffe.
Want to stretch your legs? Head to the landscaped gardens and walking trails of Falls Park on the Reedy, situated in the West End of Greenville. It’s known for its tranquil waterfalls and the award-winning Liberty pedestrian suspension bridge.
If you want to escape the city, make the short journey north to the Paris Mountain State Park, which boasts nine different hiking and mountain biking trails. Go kayaking on beautiful Lake Placid or try your luck fishing for bream and catfish in the waters of North Lake.
Getting around Greenville
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is around 20 minutes’ drive east of the city centre, with Charlotte and Atlanta both around two hours’ drive away. Public buses are the main means of getting around Greenville, and there are two trolley lines servicing the Downtown area.