The Official Visitor’s Guide of Greenville, SC
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“Events at the Peace Center. The list of performances is growing almost every day, and I’m really excited about getting out and enjoying live music and plays.”
“Group Therapy! The fun kind, that is! I can’t wait for this adult playground to open up offering wacky putt-putt, ice curling, karaoke, trivia, bingo, and more + delicious cocktails.”
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“I’m looking forward to being outside more—whether it’s walking along Main Street, riding the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail, or hiking Paris Mountain. Greenville is just a great place to to be outdoors year-round, no matter what activities you enjoy.”
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“My friends and I are total foodies, and one of our favorite things about Greenville is the quality and diversity of the restaurants. We’re going to try a new one every weekend this year!”
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Blair Knobel DESIGN DIRECTOR Kristy M. Adair MANAGING EDITOR Jordana Megonigal CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Stephanie Burnette, Kristina Hernandez, John Jeter, M. Linda Lee, Jim Melvin, Jennifer Oladipo, Stephanie L. Thorn, Stephanie Trotter, Ariel Turner
“I think Unity Park is going to become one of my favorite places in Greenville. I love that it’s close to great food, drink, and the Swamp Rabbit Trail, and that it’s just a short walk from downtown.”
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“Exploring all of the little boutiques and galleries downtown. It seems like there’s one opening every week, so there’s always something new to discover.”
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MEET JOE EVERSON Joe Everson is the world’s first and only singing-action painter. Wild, right? In 2016, a series of viral videos of him singing and painting at the same time caused his meteoric rise to fame. Almost 250 million views later, Joe paints for professional sports teams, Fortune 500 companies, and celebrities. Joe spends nearly half the year on the road performing his unique style of speed painting while simultaneously singing. As a longtime resident of Greenville, Joe loves being in his home city and takes great pride in living here. He operates a private studio, not far from downtown, and employs two other full-time team members
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to help with sales, bookings, and productions. Today, Joe’s work is held in numerous corporate collections like Toyota North America and Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, and private collections like his friend Arnold Schwarzenegger who now owns four of his paintings. Everson has also helped to raise over $1 million for various Veteran causes through the sales of his paintings. His “Yeah, THAT Greenville” painting depicted on the cover of this Guide highlights some of Greenville’s most recognizable features. You’ll see the Liberty Bridge, the historic Chamber of Commerce building, Liberty Clock, Il Porcellino (a replica of Florence’s iconic boar sculpture), Shoeless Joe Jackson statue, Greenville’s downtown trolley, and a hint of the Wyche Pavilion. But the icing on the cake...see if you can find the 9 Mice on Main that are hidden in the painting!
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YEAH, THAT DOWNTOWN YEAH, THAT’S HOT People’s Choice Awards.........32 Sweet Treats.......................37 Up, Down & All Around.........38 Welcome to the Brew Age.....40 Toads on Trade.....................42
Surrounding Towns...............52 Signature Experiences...........58 Eat Around the Clock............61 On the Glam.......................63 Greenville is a Gallery...........64
Spectator Sports..................45 Ready, Set, Go!...................46 Yeah, THAT Mural.................48 Stunning Souvenirs...............50 Vintage Southern Sweets......51
Theater Roundup..................66 History All Around................69 Greenville’s for the Dogs........70 Bucket List for Kids...............73 THAT Mad Libs.....................75
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Annual Events................... 106
Attractions & Tours.............115 Food & Drink....................122 The Arts............................130
Weekly Events.................. 111
Retail Therapy...................135 Lodging............................138 Other Resources.................148
FOODIE CITY Savor the varied and sundry flavors of Greenville, named the “#3 Top New Foodie City in America” by People Magazine. There are literally hundreds of reasons why we’re an emerging foodie city, and this spread by local gem Paloma (a Spanish/ Mediterranean tapas bar) is proof. With as many flavors to experience as there are taste buds to try these dishes with, we’ve got your eating-out schedule covered.
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“AMERICA’S FRIENDLIEST CITY”
ou may have heard that Condé Nast Traveler named Greenville, South Carolina the “#1 Friendliest City in the U.S.” That’s big news in our Southern city (that we like to consider full of Southern hospitality), but it’s even bigger news for people looking to visit new and exciting places. No matter what kind of adventures you’re looking for, you’ll find them here. And we promise plenty of smiling faces and beautiful places along the way. Here are 15 reasons why you shouldn’t wait any longer to make your plans to visit Greenville, South Carolina. WE’RE WAITING FOR YOU TO…
VISIT OUR AWARD-WINNING, WALKABLE, TREE-LINED MAIN STREET. Greenville has become one of the Southeast’s fastest-growing urban areas because of its unique blend of traditional Southern charm and undeniably cosmopolitan cool. That engaging combination—along with an amazing collection of shops, restaurants, and amazing public art—has earned the city rave reviews and flattering accolades. This is a place where surprise and delight await you around every corner and down every block.
I’m ready to start exploring! P. 20
DISCOVER OUR DAZZLING COLLECTION OF WATERFALLS. This is the perfect place to explore some of the region’s most picturesque waterfalls! From the most popular and well-known falls (like Raven Cliff and Rainbow) to those that are smaller or a little bit off-the-beaten-path (like Falls Creek Falls and Wildcat Wayside), we’ve got waterfalls that require strenuous hiking and falls that require no hiking whatsoever—like the set you’ll find downtown beneath the Liberty Bridge, Reedy River Falls.
Let’s go with the flow! P. 86
TAKE YOUR TASTE BUDS ON A TOUR OF GREENVILLE’S FOODIE PARADISE. Pull up a seat (and a plate…or two) and savor the diverse and delicious flavors of Greenville, named one of the “Top New Foodie Cities in America” by People. There are countless reasons why we’re an emerging foodie city, beginning with nationally recognized chefs and ending with some of the best cocktails on the planet. And with more than a thousand menus to choose from, we’ve got whatever it is that you’re hungry for.
I’m soy into this. P. 32, 38, 61, or 96
A LIFE TO LOVE We often depend on inspiration to help us savor life. We foster the connections that sustain us and champion the experiences that renew us—making the most of every moment. Yet, finding a Greenville home that’s serene and harmonious with our day-to-day lives is rare, to say the least. That’s why Hartness created a neighborhood that makes it easy to embrace beauty, find balance, and make memories with the ones you love. Rather than spending valuable time looking for places to go and things to do, at Hartness you simply just step out your door. With boundless natural wonders and limitless options for relaxation, recreation, and fun, Hartness makes it easy to live the life you love.
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BRING YOUR FOUR-LEGGED BEST FRIEND. It’s a fact: Greenville, SC loves dogs. LOVES them! So much so, that you’re likely to be able to have an entire vacation centered around your furry Fido! From breweries to gathering spaces, or even hanging out on the trail or the lake, make plans for your pup and enjoy the ride—you’ll both be glad you did.
Arf! That sounds pawsome! P. 70
SAY “BOTTOMS UP!” AT OUR 20+ BREWERIES! By the pint or the pitcher, we know our beer. In fact, we’re 7th in the nation for the most craft beer breweries (per capita). Come and explore some of Greenville’s oldest breweries and discover which ones are new on the scene. Go ahead and map out the perfect beer tour on your own or blaze your own Beer Trail with a Certified Cicerone® from The Brewery Experience. “Hop” to it and get ready for an unbeerlievable experience!
Cheers! I’ll drink to that. P. 40
CHECK OUT OUR COOLEST HIDDEN-GEM ATTRACTIONS! When you come to Greenville, it’s tempting to stay on the beaten path and enjoy our crown jewel attractions—but there’s way more to Greenville than that! Take a chance on a new adventure—from zooming around a racetrack or heading into the trees—or seek out a favorite local hangout at which you can just chill and relax. Whatever you’re looking for, be it historical attractions or the best things to do with kids in tow, we’ve got it!
Oooh, show me your secrets! P. 46, 69, 73 or 80
WATCH TOP-NOTCH THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES. “The theater, the theater, what’s happened to the theater?” Well, a LOT has happened on the theater scene in Greenville (spoiler alert: it’s grown tremendously), so if that’s where you thrive, we’ve got plenty of options for you to take in a show. Catch a touring Broadway company at the Peace Center, a comedy dinner show at Cafe And Then Some, find something unique at Centre Stage, The Warehouse, and Logos Theatre, or prepare yourself for a fun-loving and upbeat experience at the Greenville Theatre or South Carolina Children’s Theatre. Whatever your style, you can find a performance perfectly picked just for you!
Break a leg! P. 66
Where is Greenville, South Carolina? South Carolina lies in the lower half of the East Coast, in the South, between North Carolina and Georgia. Greenville is located in the northwest corner of the state at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a Southern segment of the Appalachian Mountains.
WALK THROUGH OUR OPEN-AIR ART MUSEUM FEATURING 100+ PIECES OF PUBLIC ART. Greenville is home to a stunning (and constantly growing) collection of original artworks along our streets, in parks, and on the sidewalks. Plan your Art in Public Places self-guided walking tour and see countless murals, sculptures, statues, plaques, fountains, and more. Artists range from the local to the acclaimed, including sculptors Yuri Tsuzuki (steel) and Dale Chihuly (glass).
What are we waiting for? Let’s Gogh! P. 48 or 64
GETTING HERE BY CAR: Greenville County straddles I-85, which runs through the Upstate of South Carolina and connects to Charlotte and Atlanta. I-385 brings you directly into downtown Greenville from I-85, as well as from other points south of the city. BY AIR: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is 14 miles northeast of downtown Greenville, off I-85 at Exit 57. This user-friendly airport flying nonstop to numerous destinations includes two parking garages and three economy lots close to the newly-renovated terminal. 2000 GSP Dr., Greer BY TRAIN: Travel by rail on Amtrak, which serves the area from its station in downtown Greenville. 1120 W. Washington St.
BY BUS: Greyhound’s main bus depot is located off Woodruff Road, near I-385, providing easy access to cities across the East Coast. 9 Hendrix Dr. Get more information on Greenville, South Carolina (Yeah, THAT Greenville!) at VisitGreenvilleSC.com 24/7.
LEARN THE DEFINITION OF “QUAINT” AND “CHARMING”! While Greenville is a destination unto itself, there’s a whole lot more to find when you venture out of the city into neighboring towns. Surrounded by idyllic communities that focus on arts and antiques, gathering spaces and parks, delicious dining, fabulous entertainment, and so much more, you’ll be so happy to get out and about.
Take me there! P. 52
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BUY UNIQUELY-GREENVILLE SOUVENIRS. Ready for some serious retail therapy? With 700+ shops throughout Greenville County, you’ll discover a mad cache of upscale boutiques, name-brand stores, quaint gift shops, and more— plenty to satisfy that shopping itch. And when it’s finally time to pack up and head home, leave a little extra room in that suitcase for your favorite #yeahTHATgreenville souvenirs.
Ready to shop ‘til I drop. P. 50 or 63
EXPLORE NATURE ONE TRAIL AT A TIME. Greenville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a Southern segment of the Appalachian Mountain range. Hidden among those hills are miles upon miles of beautiful and well-maintained trails just waiting to be hiked and biked. It’s easy to get started at one of our State Parks—Paris Mountain, Jones Gap, or Caesars Head, where you’ll quickly find the best path for you!
I wood like to go hiking & I’m ready to roll. P. 86
What’s your why? Is it drawing or singing? Maybe you want to try a sport, program a robot, or use your gifts to give back. Maybe it’s something you’ve yet to imagine. At CCES, students will find they are part of a welcoming, loving, and supportive community that encourages them to be curious, try new things, and to discover their own, unique why.
CHRIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL SCHOOL Co-ed • K5-12 • Independent discover your why 245 Cavalier Drive, Greenville, SC 29607 864.331.4223 cces.org CCES admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.
EXPERIENCE GREENVILLE’S SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES FOR YOURSELF. This curated collection of tours, adventures, and experiences are designed to provide an up-close look at some of the distinctive and engaging aspects of the area. From walking and driving tours to culinary adventures to hiking and paddling expeditions and more—all led by local experts who bring personal passion, topical expertise, and intimate knowledge of the “stories behind the story.”
Give me all the feels! P. 58
DELIGHT IN SUGARY GOODNESS WITH YOUR KIDS! A trip to Greenville promises plenty of delicious confections. Check out our recommendations for delicious desserts, savory sweets, and vintage Southern candy. They’re tasty lists, but they barely scratch the delectable surface of bakeries, fine dessert pâtisseries, and ice cream and gelato parlors serving cakes, chocolates, donuts, fudge, and more! Oh, how sweet it is!
You’re baking me crazy! P. 37 or 51
BE A FAN IN THE STANDS! Get ready to get your game on—no matter what your favorite sport may be! Catch some elite fútbol with our local soccer team, the Greenville Triumph, or get some puck action with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team. Summertime is a great time for a seventh-inning stretch at Fluor Field with the Greenville Drive baseball team, and multiple local colleges and universities have ongoing games at which you can be a spectator.
I’m very goal-oriented! P. 45
WHAT’S THE WEATHER IN GREENVILLE?
WIND (WINE?) YOUR WAY AROUND OUR WINERIES, TASTING ROOMS, AND BOTTLE SHOPS. If you’re a wine connoisseur, you’re going to love it here. You can visit area vineyards, take a winery tour (or two), then check out our urban wineries and meaderies, and whet your palate with a wine tasting. (Don’t forget the local creameries for some delicious cheese to go with that wine, too!) Be sure to explore our local wine shops, then take your bottled treasure with you when you attend one of our local Make + Sip or Paint + Sip classes. Another option…bring some bottled vino home with you as a souvenir.
You had me at Merlot. P. 128 & 129 An impressive list, we must admit, but it’s just a glimpse of everything that’s waiting for you in Greenville, SC. There’s so much to see and do here—so many experiences and adventures awaiting your discovery. We can’t wait to show you around and show you why this Greenville really is THAT Greenville!
While summer months can get warm (ranging from 80-90 degrees), and winters are delightfully mild (with temps ranging from 40-60 degrees), it’s spring and fall with their temps in the 60s and 70s that bring out Greenville’s best. 89° 86° 80° 73° 71° 67° 65°
And if you’re looking for a snow day, Greenville almost always gets two (nonconsecutive) days of snow each winter—best spent building snowmen, sledding on cookie sheets (no point in buying a sled), and battling in epic snowball fights. 87° 81° 72°
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n w o t n w o D reenville G Magical, Magnificent, and Memorable
reenville is one of those rare destinations that elicits genuine emotional response, especially when visiting for the first time. Perhaps it’s the city’s dynamic blend of history mixed with new beginnings or the way its people have balanced hometown charm with modern amenities. As cosmopolitan chic aligns seamlessly with historic pedigree, Greenville continues to evolve into an international landing spot for 21stcentury adventurers. The heart of Greenville beats along Main Street, set against the mystical backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stroll the quaint, tree-lined boulevard, stopping in along the way to sample colorful art galleries, trendy boutiques, sidewalk cafés, and rooftop restaurants. One delightful walk is all it takes to understand why accolades rain down like South Carolina sunshine from institutions like Money Magazine, that called Main Street “picture perfect… a landscape that launched a thousand Instagram photos.”
Behind every trailblazing city, an innovative university is leading the way. One of the top liberal arts and sciences universities in the nation, Furman is helping power the Upstate with research, entrepreneurial collaboration, and students and faculty engaged in community and civic development. Furman’s 750-acre campus, located just north of downtown Greenville, is ranked as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation—and that’s not even the most impressive ranking.
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ondé Nast Traveler readers just voted Greenville the “5th Best Small City in the U.S.” and you’ll find us on a lot of Top 10 lists targeting Greenville as one of the coolest, most romantic, budget-friendly, family-centric, and best holiday getaway destinations. Oh, and don’t forget best running routes, cycling routes, and hiking trails. But another recent Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award is probably the one you’ll sense from the moment you arrive in town: “#1 Friendliest City in the U.S.” You see, despite the gorgeous landscape and a stellar reputation for sublime cuisine, culture and commerce, people are what make Greenville the best place in the world to eat, sleep, work, and play. We’re warm and friendly—and we love making new friends. We’re honored you’re considering visiting and we can’t wait to show you around!
THE JOURNEY BEGINS THE ICONS No visit is complete without exploring the iconic, local landmarks that set Greenville apart from anywhere else on Earth. There’s no better place to start than Main Street. This one-time cattle trail has grown into a national award-winning boulevard. Begin your journey at NOMA Square in front of the Hyatt Regency Greenville and explore the coffeehouses, marquee retailers, and artisan galleries, all the way to the Historic West End. On your walkabout, you’ll pass Falls Park on the Reedy. Once home to thriving textile mills, it’s now a scenic 32-acre park hosting live entertainment, lush gardens, meandering trails,
and swings where you can sit and enjoy your gorgeous surroundings. USA TODAY calls this downtown oasis one of the nation’s “10 Best City Parks.” The shining centerpiece of the park is the Liberty Bridge, a unique 345foot pedestrian suspension bridge that opened in 2004, replacing a sixlane highway that hid the 32-foot tall Reedy River Falls below. The Falls are really the birthplace of Greenville, for it was here that European settler Richard Pearis built a trading post and grist mill back in 1768. The site continued to serve as the hub of early industry in town until the 1920s.
COLORFUL STREETS On or off Main Street, it’s difficult to take more than a few steps without encountering a glorious piece of public art. In front of the Westin Poinsett Greenville, you can sit and people-watch alongside Joel Poinsett himself. This American Statesman (and Greenville resident) introduced the Christmas Poinsettia to the U.S. while serving as Ambassador to Mexico. Less than a block away, the magnificent Il Porcellino awaits. The wild boar—a full-sized replica of the 17th-century statue in Florence, Italy—resides at Poinsett Plaza. Legend has it if you place a coin in the boar’s mouth and it falls into the well of the fountain below, you’ll have good luck. Give it a try! Things are looking rosy behind the West End Market thanks to Dale Chihuly’s magnificent Rose Crystal Tower. This stunning creation was commissioned for Harriet Wyche, who was instrumental in establishing Falls Park on the Reedy. At the corner of McBee Avenue and Spring Street, you’ll find Octo 2 busy spinning in the breeze. The wind-driven sculpture stands 18-feet tall and may look familiar. A sister piece showed off for the world as part of the 2016 Olympic Cauldron in Rio de 23
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Southerner WHEN SOUTHERNERS SAY “BLESS YOUR HEART” ARE THEY REALLY BLESSING MY HEART? BECAUSE IT DOESN’T ALWAYS FEEL LIKE THEY ARE… It’s all about the tone, sugar! There are two ways to take this expression when you hear it. One, when the tone is empathetic or compassionate, the person who said it is trying to be sweet and polite. Think of it as a verbal pat on the back—or maybe even a hug. Option two comes into play when the tone includes some sassiness (or let’s just say it—sarcasm). When you hear that, it’s likely that there’s a little bit of judgment being served. And if it’s accompanied by a slow shake of the head and words like “Oh, honey” or “You poooor thing…”? Well, let’s just say that’s not good. Either way, you can rest assured that if it’s being said to your face, he or she has your best interests at heart.
Janeiro. History comes alive at the corner of Main and Washington Streets with the timeless Sterling High School Students. This handsome bronze statue honors teen leaders from Greenville’s first Black public high school, who held peaceful sit-ins at the old Woolworth lunch counter during the Civil Rights Movement. Looking for the perfect Instagram or Tik-Tok backdrop? You’ll find an ever-expanding collection of murals throughout the Greenville area including the eight-storytall Pearlie Harris creation on Canvas Tower by Australian artist Guido van Helten, which proudly commemorates the 50th anniversary of desegregation of South Carolina schools. Be sure not to miss Sunday in the Park a la Reedy River by Eric Benjamin and Stone Academy Students at 1 E. Stone Avenue, and the HUMAN mural at Poe Mill by artist Adam Schrimmer and Poe Mill community members.
ANNUAL EVENTS Be sure to rest up before you head downtown, because in a city that hosts more than 300 large and small events each year, there’s almost always something special happening. One of the longest-standing traditions is Thursday night’s Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive at NOMA Square, a weekly event featuring local, regional, and national bands. Artisphere is a three-day Fine Arts Festival held each May that bathes
downtown in color and creativity, with performing and culinary art demonstrations, exhibits, and juried competitions. Just a few weeks later on Memorial Day Weekend, Outlander fans and others gather for Gallabrae’s Great Scot! Parade. Pipe bands, marching clans, and Scottish Chiefs spill across Main Street for the annual parade featuring lots and lots of kilts! Summer brings its own rituals, which include kicking off the weekend at NOMA Square with Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays. Rock, blues, country, and pop bands take to the stage as Main Street shuts down to make way for food trucks and dancing. Don’t stay up too late, though, or you might miss the TD Saturday Market, which runs May through October. Southern Living calls the two-block-long marketplace, with fresh goods from almost 100 local growers, the “South’s Best Farmers’ Market.” A few blocks away, the Upstate Shakespeare Festival takes the stage in Falls Park on the Reedy, May through July. For more than 25 years, The Warehouse Theatre has presented two of the Bard’s plays each summer. And perhaps best of all, thou dost not need a ticket. Come September, the crisp smell of autumn merges with the irresistible aroma of gourmet food to create a true sense of euphoria. Renowned chefs, sommeliers, and restauranteurs share favorite
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dishes with a pinch of industry secrets, surrounded by top musicians. Discover why Forbes says, “Greenville has become one of the most delicious destinations on the East Coast.” The very next month, Bank of America Fall for Greenville brings more than 50 restaurants, 250 dishes, 6 stages, and 75 musical acts to Main Street for what both Travel + Leisure and Country Living call one of the top food festivals in the U.S. Throughout September and October, be sure to grab a blanket and picnic basket and make your way to Falls Park on the Reedy for Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movies on Thursday evenings. Trivia kicks off this popular event, with movies rolling at sundown. Here for the holidays? Perfect! Lace up your skates at United Community Bank Ice on Main and glide yourself happy under the colorful, twinkling lights of the season. And you won’t want to miss this: the first Saturday in December is the standing date for the City’s Poinsettia Christmas Parade. Celebrate the seasonal spirit and discover Greenville’s ties to the official flower of the holiday.
GATHERING SPACES Whether your passions run toward art, music, history, or sports, you’ll discover several entertainment centers and public gathering spots to indulge your interests. The
crown jewel of Greenville’s performing arts scene is the Peace Center, which hosts everything from Broadway divas to baby ballerinas. The complex includes a fullfledged 2,100-seat concert hall, the smaller Gunter Theatre, the open-air historic Wyche Pavilion, Genevieve’s (the perfect spot for shareable plates and a cocktail before a show), as well as an amphitheater for summer concerts on the riverbank. Just passing by? Look for the 13-foot-tall Taking Flight sculpture (better known to locals as “the fairy”), floating inside the lobby in all its sparkling glory and best viewed at night. If watching artists practice their craft is something you love, be sure to head across the river to Art Crossing at RiverPlace. More than two dozen artists share gallery space and are frequently found hard at work painting, sketching, and sculpting. The Bon Secours Wellness Arena nicknamed “The Well,” has hosted everyone and everything from Disney on Ice and Monster Jam to Nelly and Jason Aldean. It’s also home to the ECHL’s Greenville Swamp Rabbits ice hockey team. When professional hockey first came to Greenville in 1998, there were concerns Southerners wouldn’t take to the game. Wrong! The crowds are passionate, the action is fierce, and the team’s players routinely move up to the pros. Join the cool kids and come cheer them on! A must-see for baseball fans: Fluor Field at the West End. The Greenville Drive, the High-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox plays at this stadium, which mimics Boston’s Fenway Park right down to the Green Monster, manual scoreboard, and “Pesky’s Pole” in right-field. Grab a selfie with mascot Reedy Rip’it and join in singing “Sweet Caroline” during the 8thinning. The Drive dazzle on the diamond, playing just steps away from the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum & Baseball Library across the street. Looking for a little exercise yourself? The Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail provides 22 smoothlypaved miles perfect for riding, running, and walking from downtown Greenville north to Travelers Rest, or south to the Conestee Nature Preserve.
Mice on Main SCAVENGER HUNT When out and about downtown, you may hear someone exclaim, “There’s a mouse!” Unlike Granny’s shrieks from the pantry, these are welcome exclamations of joy from scavenger hunt participants of all ages. Inspired by Goodnight Moon, high school senior Jim Ryan created Mice on Main in 2000 with sculptor Zan Wells. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have searched high and low, for Marcley, Millie, Mitch, and friends. A total of nine bronze mice can be found between the Hyatt Regency and Westin Poinsett hotels. Use the clues below, pick up a Mice on Main Scavenger Hunt Postcard at Greenville’s Visitor Center, or download them from VisitGreenvilleSC.com/miceonmain. HAPPY HUNTING!
1. You’ll find Father Marvin near the Roost. He brought his book to give his reading a boost. HINT: Search at the Hyatt and NOMA Square.
2. Mother Maggie is across the street keeping cars off the sidewalk—a tricky feat! HINT: Look both ways at this trolley stop.
3. Marvin, Jr. is too young to drink morning brew; still, he tries to sneak down before he hears “shoo”! HINT: Do you see a coffee shop?
4. Marcley’s cool; you’ll see that at a glance. ONE City Plaza is where he loves to dance. HINT: Pause for a peek near the paws at ONE City Plaza.
5. If Millie didn’t have such a wonderful view, she might come down and walk with you. HINT: She sits on a perch, but don’t look for a fish.
6. Mitch gets ready to run into a “money garden” to have some fun. HINT: Think Wells Fargo hidden garden.
7. You’ll see Melissa across the block; she likes to keep her eye on all the “rocks”. HINT: Melissa is also fond of crêpes!
8. Aunt Mifflin is on the corner by a bank. (It’s the oldest one downtown, to be quite frank.) HINT: She has a perfect view of a giant boar!
9. Where two Italians are dining out, look by the rain spout—Uncle Miles will be hanging out. HINT: Uncle Miles loves gardens, there’s one nearby.
ON THE GREEN Located just three blocks off N. Main Street, Heritage Green is Greenville’s urban arts and cultural center, an inspirational place sprinkled with a dash of regional history. Greenville Theatre anchors The Green, as the region’s oldest and largest locally produced theatre. It’s currently celebrating 96 years, with productions of Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, Guys and Dolls, and Mamma Mia! The Sigal Music Museum was recently voted #3 on USA TODAY’s list of Best New Museums. Exhibits include a wide variety of woodwinds, brass, harpsichords, and pianos dating back to the 16th century, including one played by Chopin. The museum also houses a collection of 1,000+ reference books, rare albums, sheet music, and auction catalogs. Visual arts are on display at the Greenville County Museum of Art. This spectacular institution holds the world’s largest public collection of Andrew Wyeth paintings, as well as contemporary artist Jasper Johns. Be sure to look for the oldest known painting of Reedy River Falls, dating back to 1820. The Upcountry History Museum presents a wide variety of mixed-medium displays honoring the fabric of the Upstate and reaching back to a time when Greenville was the “Textile Capital of the World.” Special exhibits expand perspectives, making this a must-see for pop culture and history buffs. Upcoming exhibitions include The Art of Warner Brothers, Witness to History: Selma Photography of Stephen
Sommerstein, and Vietnam: The Real War Photographs from the Associated Press. Families will thoroughly enjoy a day at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, which is the 10th-largest children’s museum in the world and the first children’s museum in the nation to become a Smithsonian affiliate. Kids will have a blast exploring three floors of fun and interactive learning. Nearby, you’ll find the Hughes Main Library, which serves as the centerpiece of the Greenville Country Library System. With a café, gift shop, children’s center, and in-house events, the learning (and fun!) never ends. Cookbooks and culinary arts are featured across the street at The Cook’s Station. This is truly a chef’s mecca laden with exotic spices, kitchen gear, and inspired cooking lessons.
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES Before your travels are complete, get a feel for what really makes Greenville shine—a sense of unity that brings us all together. In spring 2022, you can join in this sense of community with a visit to the city’s newest sight to see—Unity Park. This 60-acre greenspace, located just off the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail, brought together the local neighborhoods at the design process. The result is magical—a place to stroll, grab a picnic, or just let the kids run free—and enjoy this special place that we call Greenville.
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POMEGRANATE ON MAIN – Savor the variety of flavors of Persian food with a unique flair, while experiencing this gorgeous Main Street location.
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STAX ORIGINAL – They don’t call it the original for nothing! Grab a wide variety of diner fare or pick your meat and three in this Greenville landmark!
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STAX OMEGA DINER – From sweet pancakes to robust breakfast platters, Stax Omega was voted the best place to go to get your breakfast on.
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TROPICAL GRILLE – If you’re looking for great food at a price point that won’t break the bank, check out this Cuban-inspired menu.
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JUNIPER – When you need a place to get away from it all, head to Juniper. The interiors and design of this rooftop bar and restaurant are truly a retreat away from the ordinary.
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This adventuresome restaurant serves up Southern fare in a colorful space with a delightful mishmash of furniture and tells patrons to “Just eat da cake!” From the delectable Sara’s Coconut Cake and Sweet Potato Cake to the 24 Karot Cake and Paddy Cake (4 layers of chocolate, black walnut cream cheese icing, raspberry sauce, and shaved chocolate), every wedge is as good as cake gets. Other delicious options include Love & Stud Muffins, and seasonal South Carolina Strawberry Cake.
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Sweetening the stakes on pastries, Old Europe pairs breakfast with specialty coffees, as well as dessert with wine. Popular (and Insta-worthy) treats include Rigó Jancsi, a traditional Hungarian cake made up of 3 chocolate sponge cake layers, chocolate mousse filling, and chocolate ganache. For a lighter fare, try the Lemon Bavarian: white cake and a lemon cream/mousse/ cheesecake-like creation smothered in blueberries & raspberries. Yum!
If you’re looking to indulge in some bourbon, bubbles, or bonbons, look no further than Elizabeth Logan McDaniel, LaRue’s Maitre Chocolatier—meaning a highly-trained expert in all-things chocolate—and Certified Specialist of Wine. Having mastered the art of both libations and artisan chocolate, LaRue invites you to savor your chocolate in unique cocktails or taste delightfully creative truffles like the Moo Who, La-La Latte, or Yo Ho Ho.
Making people laugh since the day they opened, Molly and Myles is one truly unique experience. Superheroes line the wall, along with toys and even toilet seats (it works, we swear). On any given night, you could run into Darth Vader or one of his Storm Troopers. If you can resist the sweet smell of waffle cones, you’ll never make it past the Fruity Pebbles™ cereal cones. Fill one up with your pick from a variety of ice cream flavors or try one of the crazy shakes or Mandalorian-inspired cakes!
FOR THE COOKIE CONNOISSEUR INSOMNIA COOKIES You really haven’t lived until you’ve tasted Insomnia’s ooey-gooey, oh-so-warm Deluxe Triple Chocolate Cookie. Pair it with milk and you’ve got the ultimate combo. Not big on cookies? Then try the ice cream or better yet, put them together to create a ‘wich (ice cream and cookie sandwich). Vegan and gluten-free options are available, as is late-night delivery. Having insomnia never sounded so good!
Elevating our city’s cool factor, Greenville’s rooftop bars and restaurants rise above the rest, serving up complimentary vistas in spectacular al fresco settings. Meanwhile, several floors below, other favorite nightspots ignite Greenville’s underground as downtown’s speakeasies harken back to the Jazz Age, while celebrating today’s sophisticati. Whether you’re heading downstairs or want it straight up, welcome to downtown’s Golden Age of Conviviality and Cocktails.
A few ingredients in Juniper’s offerings are headscratchers—like gochujang (a spicy Korean paste) or charcoal-activated Malfy (a lemon-infused Italian gin). But what’s crystal clear: the downtown AC Hotel’s rooftop bar and restaurant boasts an unparalleled view of Main Street … and a clever motto, “Let the Fun Be Gin.” (Note: The dress code is smart casual here; reservations highly recommended.)
With a prime location in the heart of Simpsonville and a downtown Greenville location on the horizon, Sweet Sippin’ is a rooftop stop you’ll be excited to make. Both locations host live music, comedy, tastings, and the Saturday Boozy Brunch at these wine bar and local craft beer aeries, so be sure to add this stopover to your list!
SIP WHISKEY & WINE BAR This swanky downtown fave overlooks the heart of downtown in ONE City Plaza, flaunting its reputation for splendid, handcrafted cocktails and a foodie’s-delight menu (charcuterie board, anyone?). Take in Wednesday’s Whiskey Flights (Well-played, SIP—three flights up from Coffee and Main Sts.) The establishment also features regular live music and a “SIP, Snack, and Cinema” evening with complimentary popcorn. 38
UP ON THE ROOF Another rooftop bar atop the Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace shows off sumptuous views, this one with a panorama of the Reedy River and Blue Ridge Mountains. The casual al fresco establishment hails its “expertly-prepared creative cocktails, unique worldly wine selections and regionally brewed craft beers,” as well as its chef-inspired menu. Special events include the Surf’s Up Pop-Up Tiki Bar, with island-inspired cocktails, beachy bites, and delightfully kitschy décor.
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VAULT & VATOR Vault & Vator bills itself (with italics) as downtown’s first speakeasy. Made-to-order cocktails and a small menu replace whatever was once vaulted in the basement of what V&V says housed the Dr. Pepper Cola Co. And just like the Prohibition-era version, this joint has house rules: no cell phones, no standing, and appropriate attire. It’s not a frat house, either: no shots, lite beer, Cosmopolitans, or Red Bull. Sit back, relax— specialty drinks take time.
NEAT BOURBON BAR If you drop a martini olive from SIP (please don’t), it might just roll over to the building that houses another below-ground treasure. You really do have to know where this speakeasy is (Hint: under the edifice next to Mast General Store). The place really is neat—as in, simple, no fuss, largely because, as its name implies, it’s all about bourbon. You see, fine Southern mash is best savored without silly mixers or tongue-numbing ice. The menu is uncomplicated, too, with just 11 items, including bacon popcorn (yessss!) and, naturally, homemade Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie.
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With a name that hints at its tattoo- and plant-inspired décor, the focus here is food: “Eat. Drink. Be Social.” Ink N Ivy sets the bar, uh, higher for all-American eats; the most exotic menu offering may well be the kale-feta quinoa. The rest of the brunch, lunch, and dinner fare includes wings, burgers, steak fries, etc.—the comfort-food stylings of Chef Troy, who has appeared on PBS’s A Chef’s Life and in commercials with Dale Earnhardt Jr. That’s ’bout as homegrown as it gets. If you’re looking for a late-night adventure, Vine Nightclub (on the third level) offers an upscale experience with a city view.
Like any genuine speakeasy, you gotta know where it is. This one lies behind an inconspicuous brick façade downtown on Coffee Street, which opens to coziness and creativity. TOWN says bartenders size you up to recommend the cocktail they believe you would like, rather than the one you planned to order. Imbibe even featured one of the owner’s creations: Yamabuki Whisky Cocktail; once you find the place, ask for the recipe. Better yet, see if the barkeep tells you that you want one. Intimate and sophisticated goes for the menu, too.
THE PRESS ROOM Located in the AC Hotel, just a few floors down from its rooftop neighbor Juniper, The Press Room is a speakeasy’s speakeasy. You’ll enter at the red-carpet entrance and then head straight to the Press Room Editor’s Office. Once there, you’ll enter your private access code and then be ushered into … well, we shouldn’t say. But you can expect exclusive and upscale cocktails. Shhh! (Note: The dress code is smart casual here; reservations required.)
W XYZ BAR On the Aloft Greenville Downtown’s fourth floor, the self-proclaimed “sassy and stylish outdoor patio” pours signature cocktails and features live music. Adjoining the bar is the Re:mix Lounge with comfy seating, pool, and pops of color from all the local artwork on the walls. We’re not sure if they serve up ’dogs, but the hotel itself sorta does—that is, guests can adopt a part-time pet: enjoy a little puppy love at the bar or some furball company in your room. Don’t forget the doggie bag. 39
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If finding a regional seasonal brew or a hoppy new
IPA is on your to-do list, Greenville is the place to do it! Not only is this area #7 in the U.S. for most breweries per capita (so there’s no shortage of options for beer lovers), but those same breweries provide some of the most unique and fun hangouts around. Grab a friend (or three) and head on over to one of Greenville’s 20+ breweries! BIRDS FLY SOUTH ALE PROJECT
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250 Mill St., Taylors (Taylors Mill) Set in the center of what was once an abandoned textile mill, this eclectic embodiment of the American spirit offers new-school taste with old-school attitude, carefully cultivating every delicious pint it produces. And, if you’re on the other side of town, be sure to stop by the 13 Stripes River Lodge (1307 Old Easley Hwy., Easley) at the Saluda Outdoor Center. It’s the perfect spot to kick back, relax, and drink a cold one alongside the Saluda River.
Birds Fly South prides itself on its traditional approach to brewing. The focus is on farmhouse/saison-style beers, with unique sours, barrel-aged specials, and funky IPAs to round everything out.
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311 E. Washington St This cozy warehouse brewery keeps 20 housebrewed beers on tap, offers snacks and sandwiches, plus a biergarten and adjacent garage for outdoor and open-air seating.
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10 W. Stone Ave., Suite D (Westone) This home-brewing-experiment-turned-brewery has sixteen beers on tap, ranging from pale ale to black lager. After trying out their beer, you can head next door for some Chicagostyle pizza at World Piece or pulled pork and smoked chicken wings at Moe’s Original BBQ.
Dubbed “Pub West,” the Bauernhaus considers itself a farmhouse brewery, and offers uniquely handcrafted ales, ciders, and meads with locally sourced yeast, hops, fruits, and grains to pay homage to the area’s rich agricultural resources.
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25 Delano Dr., Unit D. Set right on the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail, this brewery has a full Southern-infused menu that includes mouthwatering appetizers. In addition to craft brews, this establishment also has its liquor license and can serve a full array of cocktails, as well as wine. 40
Housed in the old Claussen Bakery, this brewpub is a creative take on beer, food, and the overall taproom experience. Modern beer and cocktail offerings range from draft cocktails to beer slushies. A rotating menu, weekly Bingo, and live music round out the experience.
IRON HILL BREWERY & RESTAURANT 741 Haywood Rd.
This brewery might’ve gotten its start in Delaware, but Iron Hill lays claim to Greenville with beers like the Upstate Kölsch, a blonde ale made just for us, and over a dozen brews on tap, an airy restaurant, inventive bar menu, and cans and growlers ready to go.
SPECIAL MENTION While we can’t include Wandering Bard Meadery (1320 Hampton Ave., Suite 3) in a list of local breweries, we’d be remiss to skip over them based on such a technicality! So, refresh your palate in between brew stops, and head over to Hampton Station for some honey-based, locally brewed libations. INSIDER’S TIP: Wandering Bard Meadery and Birds Fly South Ale Project are mere steps away from one another; it’s a twoin-one pit stop!
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Can’t decide where to head first? Join The Brewery Experience to get a lay of the land, and a few sips on the side. With three different tours guided by Certified Cicerone® Gary Glancy, the Brewery Experience highlights the best of Greenville’s “glass-full” attitude. If you’re not in town for an Afternoon Delight, Twilight Tour, or Hump Day Getaway, custom and private tours are also available.
A NEW SCAVENGER HUNT In homage to the infamous Mice on Main, these little mice are hidden around eight different local breweries, just waiting to be found! Find the mouse and enjoy a fabulous cold one before moving on to the next brewery!
New to Brew Are you one of those people who crave the latest and greatest? If so, here are four breweries that recently opened in 2021:
1. Double Stamp Brewery 813 Laurens Rd. (Holland Park) 2. Think Tank Brew Lab 101 Airport Rd. (The Junction at Downtown Airport) 3. Southernside Brewing Co. 25 Delano Dr., Unit D. 4. Pangaea Brewing Company 115 Welborn St. (The Commons)
TAP? If you’re looking for yet another reason to make another trip to Greenville, be sure to come on back when these new breweries open in 2022! • New Realm Brewing Company 912 S Main St. (formerly the Old Cigar Warehouse) • Black Irish Brewing Company 300 Hammett St. (future site of Hammett Street Market)
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This hunt is best done over multiple days. As a reminder – PLEASE drink responsibly.
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Southerner DOES SOUTH CAROLINA REALLY GROW MORE PEACHES THAN THE “PEACH STATE” NEXT DOOR? The answer is a resounding YES! In fact, South Carolina grows three times as many peaches (in pounds) as Georgia in a typical season. In response, Georgia— the impostor—likes to pretend their peaches are three times sweeter than ours… which is totally ludicrous. As proud as we are of our peach production, we feel obligated to inform you that South Carolina is still the second largest producer of peaches in the U.S., with California producing approximately 85% of the country’s peach crop. Either way, nearby Gaffney represents our state well (and sets the record straight about which state is the biggest peach producer in the South) with “The Peachoid” water tower, perfect for making a roadside stop.
A family-friendly scavenger hunt around Greer Station that is fun for children and adults You’ve no doubt heard of Mice on Main—downtown Greenville’s favorite scavenger hunt— but you may not be aware of Toads on Trade, its Greer-based cousin. Created by a local 10-year-old to celebrate Greer’s history and booming growth, Toads on Trade has 16 hoppers hidden around Trade Street—and off of it! To play, head over to downtown Greer and follow the clues below to find each one. While you’re there, check out the local shops, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the Trade Street atmosphere!
1. We start where the toads hop off the train! Find Duke Toad outside the doors waiting for his adventure to begin. He remembers when these doors were for waiting passengers! 2. Trusty Toad hops across the street for a bite to eat, but first he wants to send some mail back home! Find him near the mailbox while he thinks about the old post office that was here long ago. 3. Head straight up the street to a fine clothing store and look for the toad getting a fancy new look! Vaughn Toad is perched up high. He has not forgotten when he started buying his clothes from here many years ago! 4. Okie Toad wants a fresh haircut for his time in town! Cross over the street to find him looking in at the barber pole. He has always had his hair trimmed in this building! 5. Go up the road and look past the white “W”. You will see Sully Toad up on the building. He said this shop had the best hammers and paint in town.
6. Look across the way for the purple and white glass! Bailes Toad is watching you from up high in the window and little Collins Toad is next door perched above their names. They loved to hop over there to buy their school shoes! 7. Turn the corner to the left and you will see Rex Toad climbing up to a windowsill to watch the crowd. Rex can tell you about when his mom would buy medicine from this place! 8. Turn and cross Trade and you will find Alta Toad perched above you, under the glass diamonds. She has bought her fabric from here for as long as she can remember.
1. Look for a place where you can eat fish and other fine cuisine. They have oyster shells at their door. Find Ann Toad hiding near the entrance up high. She used to have her teeth cleaned and her hair done here. 2. Two doors down, look for Chip Toad perched near the entrance. She remembers when they would buy tasty treats here. 3. Head down the road where you find a sweet cool treat and you will see Flick Toad. He is thinking back to the great movies he once watched at the theater next door. 4. Go to the corner of Main and Poinsett and find the dark building with the wildlife habitat. Look for Tater Toad out front of their doors. He can tell you when his family purchased lumber and saws from here.
9. Up the road, you will see a set of brick arches. Look for Charm Toad hiding in the shadows below! She can tell you about when they would purchase sewing machines and ovens from here.
5. Our next Toad is a long hop away! You will have to follow Trade Street and cross two train tracks (look both ways) and look for the place where you can play on the playground and watch live theater shows! This is where Wes Toad attended church many years ago!
10. Go find the point of the triangle building at the top of Trade Street! Planter Toad is sitting up tall waiting his turn. He opened his first savings account here long ago.
6. Our last toad lives at 410 West Poinsett Street. If you find Tallulah Toad here, you can receive a treat! She remembers hopping around this area for years!
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SPECTATOR SPORTS Watching sports in person is an experience like no other, especially in a place like Greenville. No matter what your passion—from baseball to hockey, college to pro—Greenville has plenty of live sporting events to get crowds pumped up all year round. GREENVILLE DRIVE
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Root, root, root for Greenville’s hometown minor league baseball team, the Greenville Drive, at Fluor Field at the West End. The team is the High-A East affiliate of the Boston Red Sox—the field even has its own “Green Monster” in left field (with 100 seats atop it!) and “Sweet Caroline” is sung in the 8th inning. Their mascot is a cute frog named Reedy Rip’It, and the stadium features a playground, excellent food, and holds 6,700 patrons. Fans love the Friday night fireworks and watching kids run the bases after Sunday games.
Ice hockey in Greenville, South Carolina? You better believe it! Get into the action of a fast-paced hockey game at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena and cheer for the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Be sure to visit the Hop Shop, get a selfie with Stomper, and Chucka-Puck (or carrot) out on to the ice! The team is affiliated with the Florida Panthers of the NHL and the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.
GREENVILLE TRIUMPH A recent addition to Greenville’s spectator sport must-watch list is the Greenville Triumph, part of the professional United Soccer League (USL). The team plays at Legacy Early College and watching a match is the perfect family-friendly opportunity to keep up with the excitement of fútbol, but take heed—Triumph fans are as excitable as they come, and the longer you stay at a game, you may just become one of them. Season: April-October
COMING SOON: WOMEN’S SOCCER Beginning in the spring of 2022, Greenville will have its very own women’s soccer team as part of the United Soccer League’s (USL) W League. The team, which has yet to announce its new name and colors, will be one of the eight founding teams of the new league and will play at Legacy Early College, where the Greenville Triumph currently has matches.
COLLEGE SPORTS It’s official! Greenville will once again play host to the first and second rounds of the 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, scheduled to be played March 18-20 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. And if you’re here in the fall, you may notice that leaves aren’t the only things turning orange. When the Clemson Tigers take the field at Death Valley stadium— just 40 minutes south of Greenville—it seems like all of Greenville turns orange to cheer for the nationally ranked team. If, however, you’re not into orange, but want to catch some local collegiate sports, there are plenty of other options. Furman, Bob Jones, and North Greenville Universities all boast multiple teams with multiple opportunities to catch a great game. 45
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Create your own decathlon with some adventuresome twists. Take a G-pulling spin in the Ultimate Driving Machine®. Throw an axe. Scale a rock wall indoors. Bash up an old car. Or, head for the lanes and bowl a few frames!
o matter what your passions, Greenville’s got game all year long. And after months of being cooped up, it’s way past time to get out and play like you’ve never played before.
At Speed Factory Indoor Karting, you’re not putt-putt-puttering
around in a modified riding mower. Oh, no. This indoor minispeedway boasts mini-me racecars designed by world-class motorsports experts. (Should we mention they also sell beer? Sure, why not! After all, this is a whole new kind of zoom session.) If something a little less intense is more your speed, check out the outdoor go-kart tracks at Frankie’s!
Now that you’ve sampled the fast lane, it’s time to get serious. The BMW Performance Center gears you up for one of the wildest rides this side of the Autobahn. Stomp on the gas and you’ll “Drive on the Edge of Physics”! Go from 0 to 60 in under five seconds on the 2.3-mile straightaway, race the clock on the winding track, try off-roading, or drift like a pro on the 300-foot-diameter polished skid pad. For a decidedly different kind of excitement, axethrowing’s just the ticket. Greenville features at least two spots where you toss a hatchet at a bullseye target: Craft Axe Throwing at Hampton Station and the Blue Ox Hatchet House in Taylors Mill. The game is harder than it looks, folks, but it’s a whole lot of fun. So, you’ve driven the wheels off go-carts and performance cars, so maybe it’s time to knock the wheels off an old jalopy (literally)! The Mad Smash, a “rage room” in Taylors Mill, lets you work out all your issues—
your job, your in-laws—with the weapon of your choice. Wielding a baseball bat on breakables works wonders on stress, no? You may have heard that indoor rock climbing has become an Olympic sport. With that in mind—and knowing you’re looking for a way to qualify for the next Summer Games— maybe it’s time to test your verticality! Rock your world at BlocHaven, one of the largest climbing gyms on the East Coast, or Climb @ Blue Ridge in Taylors. Escape rooms are a completely different means of, well, escape. Inside, you’ll decrypt codes and solve puzzles and riddles to escape from, say, a runaway train, a mystery mansion, a creepy hotel (you get the picture) … before it’s too late! For 46
fun you won’t want to run away from,
check out Escape Artist Greenville,
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the “#7 Best Escape Room in the U.S., 2021” (USA Today), Spare Time Entertainment, Breakout, or the newest
escape room in the area, Trapped in the Upstate in Greer. Golf, anyone? How about better
• For a real escape, head over to ServusVR, a virtual reality hub that will transport you to another world with virtual escape rooms, full-body immersive VR gameplay, a RaceRoom for motorsports simulation, and the largest German beer selection in downtown Greenville. 928 S. Main St.
than golf, everyone! Take a swing at Topgolf, where you can get your drive on until midnight on weekends. Reserve a bay with a 150-foot-tall net and get swinging, then tuck into the full menu at this ginormous sports-entertainment complex. If mini golf is more your
• Craving something sweet? Looking for a great dessert spot? In keeping with its rather evocative name, Better Than Sex has an enticing menu of dessert and cocktails that you won’t want to miss. 23-25 College St.
style, tee up at one of Frankie’s three courses featuring 54 unique holes; just remember, it’s the low score that wins. Next, get a move on over to the Motive School of Movement. The parkour gym here looks like something off the set of American Ninja Warrior … because it basically is! True story: The four owners
over to one of Greenville’s several
all have extensive experience competing
trampoline parks: DEFY, Big Air, Urban
on the TV show. Climb, leap, run, jump,
Air Adventure Park, or Sky Zone. Rather
dangle, vault, hurl yourself all over the
than watching the youngsters careen
place. It’s an absolute blast!
off the walls at home (we have already
Of course, you can always roll into one
discussed that), let ’em boing-boing-
of Greenville’s multiple upscale bowling
boing around these venues that offer
alleys. Grab a pair of those sexy shoes,
other activities, too, along with child-
a lane, and a ball and light it up at
friendly foods that will satisfy every “I
Spare Time Entertainment or Bowlero.
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For an even more unique bowling
When all your victories are won, and
experience, that also happens to be
all your adventures done (which may
underground, try Stone Pin Company
take a while), relax and give yourself
for your next pick-up game.
the gold for creating your very own
If you’ve got the kids in tow—or if you’re just feeling like one—bounce
Games of the Greenville Olympiad. Well-played!
• Whether you’re looking to spice up your social media or just want to take your photos to the next level, check out The Pixel Experience for rooms upon rooms of awesome and unexpected selfie opportunities. 350 Feaster Rd., Suite A • If you’re looking for something to do, but want to keep it indoors, head over to Group Therapy, where you and your tribe can take on everything from karaoke to trivia, ping-pong to mini golf, and more. Grab a beer and some snacks and make it a night—no couch or psychologist required! 320 Falls St., Suite G (Camperdown Plaza) • Looking for a unique taste or just want some fabulous (and mindblowing) Insta-worthy snaps? Don’t miss The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar going in across the street from Fluor Field at the West End. Stack your shake as high as it will go or grab a Crazy Bomb cookie sandwich—just don’t go home without trying these over-the-top crazy concoctions! 47
“Village Harvest” by Elizabeth Kinney & Sunny Mullarkey Mularkey FIND IT: THE ANCHORAGE; 586 PERRY AVE.
Whistle Stop at the American Café by Brigitte Selby FIND IT: 109 S. MAIN ST., ST., TRAVELERS TRAVELERS REST REST
“The Postage Stamp Mural” by Jesse Bowser FIND IT: VERB BEAUTY STUDIO, 315 S. MAIN ST., TRAVELERS REST
Simpsonville: Simply Home by Lacey Hennessey FIND IT: CYCLE HAUS, 126 S. MAIN ST., SIMPSONVILLE
MURAL “Mauldin Mural Project” by Celine Crum FIND IT: MAULDIN CULTURAL CENTER; 101 E. BUTLER RD., MAULDIN
“Cloud for Greenville” by Erbriyon Barrett (Cloud Cruiser) FIND IT: HYPED EXPERIENCE; 101 WADE HAMPTON BLVD.
“Simpsonville Drive-In” by Lacey Hennessey FIND IT: THE SLICE, 134 S. MAIN ST., SIMPSONVILLE
Art Houzze InstaMoment Wall by Marian Pouch FIND IT: CAMPERDOWN PLAZA, 315 S. MAIN ST.
Note: Murals at this location change approximately every 4 months
The best gifts, treats, and memory makers—so you’ll have something to remember us by.
LEATHER IS THE NEW DENIM. For travel gear, unique souvenirs, and collectibles, Ayers Leather Shop offers a wide variety of gifts perfect for anyone on your list. Ayers Leather Shop, 24 W. North St.
2. THAT’S THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLES. Give someone a delectably sweet treat, in boxes of one, four, or even a dozen cookies! (Just make sure a few make it home!) Crumbl Cookies, 1118-B Woodruff Rd.
3. ENTHUSIASM IS EVERYTHING! After cheering on your new favorite soccer team to victory, make sure to grab a souvenir (or two) to put in your suitcase. A Greenville Triumph soccer ball, team jersey, scarf, or pair of sunglasses will do the trick! Greenville Triumph Team Store, 22 S. Main St.
VINTAGE SOUTHERN SWEETS Having a sweet tooth is as Southern as sweet tea, barbecue, and Dolly Parton. If you’re craving an old-fashioned delight, you’re in luck. Greenville has all the old-timey desserts you’re looking for, and a few you’ve never heard of—but will never forget.
W H I T E C H O C O L AT E ALMOND BARK At this sweet shop that uses 10 tons of chocolate chips and cracks 60,000 eggs per year, white chocolate almond bark pairs perfectly with a freshly-made chocolate chip cookie (which you get for free just by walking through the front door!). Since 1979; The Chocolate Shoppe
I C E C R E A M S O DA Step back to simpler times with this nostalgic ice cream, syrup, and soda water beverage—easily identified by those frothy, fizzy bubbles on top, and served up at the original stainless-steel soda fountain. Since 1947; The Pickwick
4. THE “EARTH” WITHOUT “ART” IS JUST “EH.”
PRALINES These handmade Southern candies have origins dating back to the early 17th century! Five hundred years later, River Street’s world-famous pralines feature pecan halves, butter, sugar, and cream, and are downright mouthwatering. Since 1973; River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen
Looking for some local art, crafts, and custom gifts? Get a truly unique present from the handmade to the homemade at the TR Makers Co., then stay to play at the art bars! TR Makers Co., 3 S. Main St., Travelers Rest
5. ONE SHOULD NEVER BE THE OLDEST THING IN ONE’S HOUSE. Visit cozy hideaways in the heart of the Village of West Greenville for home décor, distinctive gifts, artistic favors, and inspired accessories. Design Remedy, DesignRemedyNow.com
6. WHERE HAPPY PEOPLE GATHER, SOMETHING GOOD MUST BE GOING ON. Now that you understand why this Greenville is that Greenville, purchase some “Yeah, THAT Greenville” merchandise for the road. VisitGreenvilleSC.com/store
S C O T C H O AT M E A L C O O K I E S The original Byrd Company cookie, this small and crunchy wafer (that you’ll be eating like potato chips!) combines oats, vanilla, raisins, and cinnamon, and has been satisfying sugar cravings for almost 100 years. Since 1924; Byrd’s Famous Cookies
MINT PECANS The trademark chocolate confection of Vaughn-Russell Candy Kitchen, Mint Pecans are homemade the old-fashioned way using original equipment at this family-owned and operated shop. Since 1950; Vaughn Russell Candy Kitchen
C H E R RY MASH This delectable combination of roasted peanuts, chocolate, and a cherry fondant center (made from real maraschino cherries) comprises the third-oldest, continuously-made candy bar in the country. Since 1918; Mast General Store
M AC K I N AC I S L A N D F U D G E Experience the entire selection of creamy fudge flavors from original recipes developed by Don & Katy Kilwin. Be sure to try the best-sellers: chocolate, sea-salt caramel, and turtle fudge (rich chocolate, copper-kettle caramel, and fresh pecans— mmmm!). Since 1947; Kilwins Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream 51
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There are a whole lot of cool things happening in the constellation of small towns scattered like stars around the city of Greenville. Whether you venture north to Travelers Rest, Taylors, Greer, or Landrum, or set your sites south to Mauldin, Simpsonville, or Fountain Inn, you’ll be rewarded with an engaging collection of charming Main Streets, repurposed mill complexes, chic shops and galleries, performing arts venues, and destination restaurants. 52
Travelers Rest Rising True to its name, the hamlet of Travelers Rest was established in 1808 as a stopover for settlers heading west across the mountains. While there was little reason to linger in TR in those early days, this charming town of 5,000 residents is now a smoking hot destination for cyclists and foodies alike. Mountain views surround Trailblazer Park, which stages concerts and movies, and hosts the TR Farmers Market (Saturdays, May-Sept). Perched at the northern terminus of the 22-mile-long Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail and within 25 miles of four South Carolina State Parks, Travelers Rest is the perfect jumping-off point for outdoor adventures. Before you set out, stop for gear at Sunrift Adventures—the region’s goto outfitter for 40 years—or stock up on picnic fare from Upcountry Provisions Bakery & Bistro. Hanging out in town? Sample crêpes of all varieties at Tandem Crêperie & Coffeehouse, James Beard Award nominee Adam Cooke’s veggie-centric cuisine at Topsoil Kitchen & Market, or go fast-casual at Sidewall Pizza and Farmhouse Tacos. House brews are on tap at Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom, while boutique wines fill the shelves at The Tasting Room of Travelers Rest. Just outside of town are a few other mustsee spots, including two brand new wineries: Eagle Mountain Vineyards & Winery and Kennington Family Winery. And don’t worry if you stay a bit longer than you thought you might—the trip is worth a stay at the Tuscanyesque Hotel Domestique or a late dinner reservation at Restaurant 17 for a memorable evening. Wherever you end up, though, you won’t want to leave town without a quick stop into TR Makers Co. for a locally made and marketed souvenir.
A Town Called Taylors Although Taylors ranks as the Greenville area’s largest suburb (population 21,600), it’s not incorporated as a separate city. Situated almost directly north of Greenville, its residential neighborhoods branch out from the bustling commerce-filled length of Wade Hampton Boulevard. Taylors’ historic hub centers on the Southern Bleachery (now an event venue) and Piedmont Print Works Mill, which employed more than a thousand people during the area’s textile heyday. Recently, the defunct industrial complex has been revived as an arts and entertainment district known as Taylors Mill. In addition to hosting a year-round roster of events, its circa 1924 brick and window-filled buildings house a collection of diverse attractions including myriad art and photography studios, Model Trains Station, an arcade and game lounge, and an axe-throwing venue, to name but a few. The Farehouse restaurant and 13 Stripes Brewery anchor Dock #3, while Chef Steven Musolf whips up CaliforniaMediterranean (Cal-Med) cuisine at his new dining spot, La Fabrique, in Dock #2. Nearby, The Logos Theatre stages family-friendly Bible-based productions.
What’s Great about Greer? A former textile town, Greer finds its core in Greer Station (as the downtown is known), along charming Trade Street. Decked out European-style with brick pavers lining the street and strings of white lights dangling above, Trade Street’s early twentieth-century brick buildings now hold a bevy of shops and restaurants. Check out Smith & James for classic men’s clothing, Talloni for designer women’s shoes, and The Galleries of Brian Brigham for antiques and collectibles. When hunger hits, Strip Club 104 features house-aged filet mignon, L’Incanto specializes in pasta and seafood, and Blue Ridge Brewing Co. offers tasty American fare to pair with house-brewed beers; over at Plate 108 you’ll be able to cook up your own new dishes—with a little guidance from the pros. Trade Street’s forthcoming newest resident, Cartwright Food Hall, roams the globe in its food offerings, from empanadas and Jamaican jerk chicken to beignets and sushi rolls. A few blocks away, 12-acre Greer City Park hosts a Tuesday evening farmer’s market (May-Sept) on its seasonal schedule of outdoor events. Near the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, there are a few added highlights to explore. BMW enthusiasts can find their thrills at the BMW Performance Center, where you can drive (or be driven!) along a variety of tracks; other options include visiting the BMW Zentrum or the BMW Car Club of America Foundation’s Ultimate Driving Museum to learn about the past, present, and future of BMW through rotating exhibits. If you’re looking for something a bit more relaxed, head to the tasting room of nearby VICARIO Spirits and Liqueurs to tour the micro-distillery and farm
and sample liqueurs handcrafted by Renato Vicario.
Shining a Light on Landrum The charming little town of Landrum was founded in 1880, when the railroad chugged its way north from Spartanburg, SC. The town’s namesake, John Landrum, donated land to build a depot here. As you drive into town on Highway 14, the road crosses the railroad tracks and becomes Rutherford Street, Landrum’s main commercial artery. Antiquing is a great way to spend an afternoon here, searching for vintage treasures in shops like Expressions Unlimited and Thrill of the Hunt, and admiring the fine craftsmanship at Foothills Amish Furniture. At lunchtime, head for The Hare & Hound Pub, a delicious mainstay for more than 20 years. If one day just isn’t enough—and chances are it won’t be—it’s worth an overnight stay to allow time to take a drive along the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway 11 that rolls southwest through the Blue Ridge Escarpment. Book ahead at the Red Horse Inn, where luxurious rooms and suites nestle in an idyllic setting in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Mauldin Comes of Age Together with neighbors Simpsonville and Fountain Inn, Mauldin forms part of the Golden Strip, an area of southern Greenville County that straddles I-385. For many years, the bedroom community of Mauldin (11 miles from downtown Greenville) lacked a true city center. That all began to change in 2003, when the City of Mauldin purchased 14 acres as the first step in their downtown development plan. Mauldin Sports Center opened in 2007, followed by the Mauldin Cultural Center and amphitheater, which hosts countless events each year, including theater, concerts, and seasonal festivals like the Sooie BBQ Cookoff. The latest plans call for the Mauldin City Center, a 6.5-acre adaptive re-use project, to open in summer 2022. The development will include a food hall and a 25,000-squarefoot indoor/outdoor entertainment complex, complete with a 5,000-square-foot patio, fire pits, and ample green space for families to enjoy. For outdoor enthusiasts, Conestee Nature Preserve awaits nearby with more than 400 recreational acres along the Reedy River. 55
Savoring Simpsonville Named for blacksmith Peter Simpson who set up shop at the fledgling town’s crossroads in 1838, Simpsonville is in the midst of an energizing renaissance. You’ll know you’re in the city’s historic heart when you come to the landmark brick Clock Tower on Main Street, which runs parallel to the railroad tracks that run through Simpsonville’s center. While you’re there, grab a treat at the Ice Cream Station before you check out the new additions to town including the Warehouse at Vaughn’s, a former feed-andseed turned food hall offering everything from a burger stand to a bourbon bar. The adjacent Upstate Pinball & Arcade Museum brings back the golden age of pinball and classic arcade games, while billiards is the game of choice at Clock Tower Taproom & Billiards. If you have kids in tow, they can take a train ride on the Heritage Park Railway, a miniature steam engine replica of the trains that passed by years ago. Dining takes on an international flavor at Authentique French Crêperie, Unterhausen Castle Cellar Pub, and Pasta Addict/The Slice— not to mention local farm-tofork fare at Stella’s Southern Bistro. Just outside downtown, CCNB Amphitheatre brings national headliners like Santana, Counting Crows, and Nashville chart-topper Sam Hunt to popular Heritage Park. And on Saturdays (May-Sept), make sure you hang around for the Simpsonville Farmers Market, a great way to meet local vendors and get a true (and literal) taste of the area.
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Fun in Fountain Inn Follow Main Street south from Simpsonville and in short order you’ll arrive in Fountain Inn, named for the stagecoach stop that grew up around a circa 1830 inn built near a bubbling spring. Today, Fountain Inn retains its timeless small-town feel while boasting the amenities of a larger city. Starting on Main Street, the Younts Center for Performing Arts stages a full season of theater and symphony, as well as concerts by performers like singer/songwriter and local son Edwin McCain. After the show, grab a sweet treat from The Chill Factory, or warm up with a coffee at Steam Coffee & Cream. Farther south along Main Street, upscale women’s boutiques Southern Sisters and The Black Tulip lure savvy shoppers, while Gio’s Pastry Shop tempts with handmade Italian pastries—just like your nonna used to make. At the northern edge of downtown, don’t miss pitmaster Tay Nelson’s melt-in-your-mouth brisket at Bobby’s BBQ. On summer days, kids love cooling off with watery fun at the new Fountain Inn Splash Pad on Main Street, while their parents favor the Fountain Inn Farmers Market, held on Saturday mornings (May-Aug) in the pavilion at Commerce Park.
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• CANDLE MAKING EXPERIENCE ($25) Greenville Soy Candle Company, 864.520.2511; gvlsoycandle.com
Want to make your own custom candle? With a Master Chandler as your guide, choose your own scents and colors to create something one-of-a-kind in this one-hour experience. Fri @ 6pm; Sat @ 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
• LAKE JOCASSEE BOAT TOUR ($45/$55) Jocassee Lake Tours, 864.280.5501; jocasseelaketours.com
Hop aboard a pontoon boat for the only naturalist-led, scenic tour of Lake Jocassee and the Jocassee Gorges, offered yearround by passionate guides.
• THE GORGE ZIPLINE CANOPY TOUR ($115/$125)
828.373.2312; thegorgezipline.com Adrenaline junkies rejoice! This extreme course (which takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete) is America’s fastest and most furious, stretching 1.25 miles with an 1,100-foot plunge. Daily, generally beginning between 8am and 2pm.
• GET ACQUAINTED TOUR ($30)
Make Greenville Yours, 864.363.8628; makegreenvilleyours.com Enjoy a 1.5-hour combined walking and driving tour of downtown Greenville. Get a glimpse into the past as well as the future— and learn the best places to eat and things to do and see. Monday through Saturday, available from 9am-5pm
GREENVILLE HISTORY TOURS 864.567.3940; greenvillehistorytours.com
• WEST END WALKING TOUR ($12) Journey along Greenville’s illustrious timeline as told by a series of iconic landmarks, including the Liberty Bridge and Huguenot Mill. Sun | Mon | Wed @ 6pm
Greenville’s Signature Experiences are an evolving and dynamic collection of tours, adventures, and experiences that provide up-close and intimate looks at some of the most distinctive and engaging aspects of the Greenville area. From walking and driving tours to culinary adventures to hiking and paddling expeditions and more—all centered around one of the Southeast’s most remarkable cities and all led by local experts who bring personal passion, topical expertise, and intimate knowledge of the “stories behind the story” to each and every tour. • GREENVILLE DRIVING TOUR ($15) Go for a spin around our nationally recognized downtown for an allencompassing narrative on the city’s storied past and dynamic present. Mon | Wed @ 2:15pm; Tue | Thu @ 11am & 12pm
• HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS & ARCHITECTURE TOUR ($20) Explore Greenville’s diverse residential communities and learn how each uniquely contributed to the renaissance of this former textile giant. Mon | Wed | Fri @ 11am
• A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY OF OLD GREENVILLE ($20) See Greenville through the eyes of history on this tour that matches photographs, drawings, and maps with current-day locations. Tue | Thu @ 1pm
• TEXTILE MILLS & VILLAGES TOUR ($25) Take a tour around the Textile Crescent and see how the mills and mill villages of the area have been transformed from the era when Greenville was the “Textile Capital of the World.” Mon | Wed @ 3:30pm; Thu @ 5:15pm
• AFTERNOON DELIGHT TOUR ($54)
Have a free Saturday afternoon? Spend it visiting some of Greenville’s breweries—like Thomas Creek, Birds Fly South Ale Project, and The Eighth State Brewing Company—on this three-stop tour. Sat @ 11:30am
• TWILIGHT TOUR ($59) Spend your Saturday’s early evening on The Brewery Experience van and enjoy this tour of local breweries, including tastings, guided tours, and more. Sat @ 3:30pm
GREEN RIVER ADVENTURES 828.749.2800; greenriveradventures.com
• WHITEWATER TRIPS ($49-$69)
FOOTHILL FOODIE TOURS 864.553.9404; foothillfoodietours.com
• THIRSTY THURSDAY TOUR ($85)
Keep calm and paddle on the Lower Green River with Class I and II rapids or opt for a more heart-pumping whitewater experience on the Upper Green with Class III and IV rapids. Season: May-October
This tour is all about cocktails and small plates! Work your way through some of Greenville’s highlighted libation locales and make Happy Hour really happy! Thu @ 5pm
• GREENVILLE BBQ TRAIL TOUR ($39) Mustard or vinegar? Take a trip to three of the area’s staple smokehouses and settle the great debate for yourself. Sat @ 10:30am
• GREENVILLE BREAKFAST TOUR ($39) Make the day’s most important meal really count with savory samplings at Biscuit Head, Southern Pressed Juicery, and Le Petit Croissant or Papi’s Tacos. Tue | Thu @ 9am
• GREENVILLE COFFEE TOUR ($45) Coffee fans rejoice! This tour will take you to local coffee roasters to taste the products— and hear the stories—that go into a great brew. Sat @ 8:30am
• CAROLINA COUNTRYSIDE TOUR ($75) Beyond the city perimeter, Greenville has more to explore. On this tour you’ll get to see the vineyards, farms, and sights of the foothills and beyond, including a stop at Table Rock Tea Farm. Sun @ 12:15pm
• DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE TOUR ($45)
• WEST END & FALLS PARK SEGWAY TOUR ($60/$70)
This tour takes farm-to-table to another level. Savor custom creations with locally sourced foods, local vendors, farmers, and entrepreneurs—all at the infamous Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery. Fri @ 11am
• DATE NIGHT COCKTAILS TOUR ($85) Finding Greenville’s best cocktails has never been easier! Join Foothill Foodie Tours for the perfect date night experience (even if that date is just a friend) for one of the best explorations of bespoke cocktails around! Fri @ 5pm
• BREAKFAST TOUR ($65) Mimosas, crêpes, coffee, and more await you on this special tour that’s designed to start your day off on the right foot. Sat @ 8:30am
• JUST DESSERTS TOUR ($65) It’s all in the name! Take your afternoon to sample some of the sweetest treats in Greenville, with homemade desserts, pastries, cookies, and more. Sat @ 1pm
• CRAFT COCKTAIL TOUR ($85) Cocktail creations and unique appetizers are on the menu with this tour. Travel to four hot spots in downtown Greenville to gear up for a night out on the town! Sat @ 4pm
THE BREWERY EXPERIENCE 828.216.1343; thebreweryexperience.com
• WATERFALL RAPPELLING ($69-$169)
Take an adrenaline-packed amphibious adventure by rappelling the Little or Big Bradley Falls in the Green River Gorge. Combine it with a Waterfall Trek for a full-day canyoneering experience! Season: May-September
From the West End through Falls Park on the Reedy, learn more about the city as you explore some of the most scenic areas of downtown Greenville by Segway! 1.5-Hour Tour Daily @ 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3:30pm, 6pm; 2-Hour Tour Daily @ 3:30pm
GREENVILLE CULINARY TOURS 864.567.3940; greenvillehistorytours.com/greenvilleculinary-tours
• AT THE CHEF’S TABLE CULINARY TOUR ($59/$69)
Share a carefully curated plate—and a history lesson or two—in the company of Greenville’s top culinary artisans. Tue @ 5:30 pm; Sat @ 1:30pm
• HAUNTED SEGWAY TOUR ($70) This 90-minute tour, conducted daily throughout the month of October, offers a look at some of Greenville’s most haunted and spooky locations—even the depths of the Springwood Cemetery. Daily @ 6pm (October Only)
• HUMP DAY GETAWAY ($59) When it’s time for a middle-of-the-week refresh, visit area breweries and get a taste of what they’re currently offering. Wed @ 2:30pm
*Dates, times, availability, and prices subject to change at any time. 59
serving greenville since 1997 Table 301 isn’t just a group of restaurants - It’s a group of people who truly love food and who are dedicated to the highest standards of hospitality. Diverse in concepts and consistent in excellent service, Table 301 creates experiences that make Greenville, South Carolina an irresistible stop on the culinary map. Downtown Greenville, South Carolina | 864.232.7007 Visit Table301.com to view our restaurants and learn more.
EAT AR UND THE CL CK Don’t let Greenville’s small-town feel fool you. This place is a foodie’s paradise, with restaurants open around the clock to cater to your every craving. Whether you want a good ol’ Southern biscuit, a farm-fresh cheeseburger, oysters, a mixed cocktail, or a late-night cheesesteak, Greenville has it all. Now you just have to make the time for all these meals! • Biscuit Head’s famous “cat head” biscuits are worthy of a stop, as is their honey and jam bar that makes even the simplest order divine. 823 S. Church St., Unit C (South Ridge) • Upcountry Provisions Bakery & Bistro is a win for everyone in your group, with everything from classic, diner-style breakfast plates to fresh baked breads and pastries. 6809 State Park Rd., Travelers Rest
• Spoonbread Restaurant, an award-winning establishment inside the historic Westin Poinsett Hotel, prepares amazing Southern staples (including some of the best grits around) with a modern flair that you aren’t soon to forget. 120 S. Main St.
• Fork & Plough is operated by the owners of Greenbrier Farms and Chef Shawn Kelly, who set out to create a restaurant that supports both farms and chefs. The focus is on simple meals made from locally sourced ingredients. The menu is seasonal and always delicious. 1629 E. North St.
• Kitchen Sync focuses on farm-fresh fare in a soulful neighborhood restaurant, with salads, sandwiches, and even pizza getting special treatment. 1609 Laurens Rd.
• Maestro Bistro & Dinner Club uses local ingredients like goat cheese from Split Creek Farm in Anderson and North Carolina-caught blue crabs to deliver a menu filled with soups, salads, sandwiches, melts, and desserts. 104 S. Main St. (TD Bank)
• The Burrow boasts an extensive list of classic and house-recipe cocktails alike, as well as a beer list from around the world! When you go, be sure to try The Betty Draper, a house specialty. 2017A Augusta St. • The Velo Fellow boasts an Old-World vibe with house-made brews, craft beers, and shot specials. 1 Augusta St., #126
• CAMP, headed up by Executive Chef Drew Erickson who brings his considerable experience from French Laundry in Napa Valley to Greenville, SC, presents a classic menu with creative twists. Expect to find a Wagyu corndog, potato gnocchi, blue crab beignets, and roasted lamb chops. 2 E. Broad St. (Camperdown)
• Liberty Café has Mediterranean bites on the menu like kabobs, as well as other comfort foods including cheesesteaks and calzones. 33 Liberty Ln.
• Coral makes a great spot for grabbing dinner when you want a bit of an upscale feel. You’ll be tempted by duck fat fries, bangin’ shrimp, oysters, littleneck clams, ceviche, and several other tempting options. 654 S. Main St.
• Otto Izakaya is a Japanese gastropub that serves up sushi, Bánh mì sliders, and other quick and delicious bites; the bar is open until 1:30 a.m. 802 S. Main St. & 15 Market Point Dr. 61
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e l l i v n Griese a y r e l l Ga If there’s one thing Greenville is known for—and we know there is more than one—it’s great art. From indoor galleries showcasing artists from all over to 100+ unique pieces of public art permanently on display, you can find art everywhere.
Walkabout Art One of the best art showcases in Greenville is open 24 hours a day and doesn’t cost a penny to see—amazing outdoor art. Look for these eye-catching examples of the City of Greenville’s Art in Public Places on busy walkways and out-of-the-way alcoves.
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An abstract statue of Peg Leg Bates depicts almost as much movement as the Greenville native and one-legged dancer himself did while appearing in movies, television, and Broadway throughout the 20th Century. ARTIST: Joe Thompson LOCATED: Corner of Spring St. & E. Washington Ave.
The imposing Water Blessing sculpture shows a Cherokee man pouring actual running water out of his bowl, offering thanks to the Creator for the gift of water; a tribute to the Native Peoples who first called this area home. ARTIST: Doug Young LOCATED: Corner of W. Broad St. & W. Washington St.
You can sit down next to the statue of astrophysicist and Nobel Prize winner Charles Townes, the Furman University graduate who invented the laser. ARTIST: Zan Wells LOCATED: Corner of S. Main St. & Falls Park Dr.
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The James Greer Bench on the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail near downtown looks like an enigmatic modern art sculpture, but feel free to take a seat and enjoy it up close. (You probably need a break by now, anyway!)
A little further down the trail, keep an eye out for the Recyclin’ Rabbit—a cute metallic “Swamp Rabbit” filled with recyclable materials.
Of course, if we’re talking function, you probably can’t get any more useful than the aluminum-cast Liberty Clock, found just in front of the Liberty Building downtown, across the street from the historic Westin Poinsett hotel. While you may end up with stragglers and latecomers in your group, this 4-Dial Howard Street Clock is known for always being right on time.
Both art lovers and art newbies can expect a friendly welcome while exploring Greenville’s art galleries and museums. Consider these options to view or buy something you love.
First Fridays are your monthly chance to join the crowds on a self-guided art tour (6-9pm on the first Friday of every month), while Open Studios invites you to experience the life of 150+ local artists at work in their studios for one full weekend, once a year (held annually in November). Both events are organized by the Metropolitan Arts Council to support Greenville’s thriving arts scene and to help people enjoy and appreciate it. 16 Augusta St. At Art and Light Gallery, the building itself is a work of art featuring a bright, energetic mural. Expect lots of color inside, too, though it comes in a diverse array of styles from 40+ established and emerging artists. 16 Aiken St. Find an eclectic mix of jewelry, metalwork, canvases, and wearable textiles at The Artistry Gallery and Workshops. Proud to be just a little off-kilter, Artistry has a lively First Friday scene and hosts an annual fire-themed Vulcanalia fashion, art, and music festival (so named for the Roman god of fire). 12 Andrews St.
Greenville Center for Creative Arts is an inspiring hub featuring contemporary artists from around the corner and around the globe, and offers a unique array of classes for hobby and professional artists. Frequent visits will reward you with a roster of local arts to get excited about. 101 Abney St. Mary Praytor Gallery, one of downtown’s longest-standing art spaces, is known for outsider and folk art, including artists whose work is held in major museums and collections around the world. 26 S. Main St. The Southeast Center for Photography features a brisklyrotated series of juried and curated exhibitions of fine art photography, a small bookshop, and is an education center for photographers around the country. 116 E. Broad St.
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A 12-foot, bright blue sculpture, Vélocité, contains five interlocking pieces and pays homage to Greenville’s avid cycling community. ARTIST: Yuri Tsuzuki LOCATION: 25 River St.
An homage to the region’s mountains and waterfalls, Interval: Mountain is comprised of two metal spires with a slim, water-like open space between them. ARTIST: Philip Whiteley LOCATION: Poinsett Plaza, Main St.
World-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly created the luminous pink Rose Crystal Tower as a commission to honor the late Greenville philanthropist Harriet Wyche. ARTIST: Dale Chihuly LOCATION: Pedrick’s Garden, 55 University St. To see the rest of the collection and plan your own self-guided tour, visit bit.ly/GvlPublicArtTour.
Tiger Strikes Asteroid puts Greenville on the map as part of a collective of artist-run exhibition spaces in cities including Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. It features locally curated shows of contemporary artists from around the country and the region. 4 Smith St. Greenville Country Museum of Art’s collection of modern masters from the Southeast and beyond recently reopened after significant renovations. Similarly, the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University offers a virtual tour of its collection of centuries-old European Old Master paintings and ancient artifacts while temporarily closed. Certain works can also be viewed on campus, or by private tour request. Whether you’re headed indoors for open galleries, or outdoors for beautiful public art, Greenville has it all! Add a few more places to your “must see” list—including Art Crossing at RiverPlace, the Artists Guild Gallery, Gallery View at Woodside Mill, and the L.E.B. Glass Studio—to keep your artistic eye enthralled! 65
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300 S. Main St. (Downtown)
444 College St. (Heritage Green)
501 River St. (Downtown)
2,100-Seat Concert Hall; 400-Seat Gunter Theatre
This world-class venue hosts a dynamic mix of performances—from Broadway shows like Hamilton and STOMP to an eclectic mix of acclaimed instrumentalists, authors, comedians, vocalists, and bands. This is also where you’ll enjoy performances by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Ballet Theatre, International Ballet, and the Greenville Chorale.
This is the place for feel-good favorites. Musical tributes to bands like The Beatles and The Temptations are standard fare at the Greenville Theatre. Comedies such as The Producers and Mamma Mia! make up the majority of the mainstage productions, along with Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie whodunits.
If you love local theater, you’re going to find something to like here, from original revues to timeless hits like Godspell and The Color Purple. Centre Stage also features new works from South Carolina-affiliated writers, sourced through the theater’s annual New Play Festival Competition.
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The Logos Theatre
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424 Westfield St. (Fred Collins Performing Arts Stage at the Kroc Center)
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Greenville’s theaters invite you to escape into fantasyland, delve into drama, and laugh out after another. Whether it’s just off Broadway, a familiar favorite, or something unexpected,
With a focus on the historical, classical and Biblical, The Logos Theatre provides family-values entertainment in state-of-the-art productions. From the Chronicles of Narnia to newly-imagined takes on old favorites, this stage is one that will always be an inventive spin for the family.
This one’s for true music fans with its focus on a fusion of opera, operetta, and musical theater. GLOW has unique performances as part of their Raising Voices Series—utilizing theater for confrontation and celebration, driving social change. Don’t be surprised if GLOW headliners and newspaper headlines seem very similar as they pride themselves on being socially relevant.
If you’re looking for music, theater, and dance that may not be on the mainstream stage, check out the Younts Center for Performing Arts. Located in Fountain Inn, the Younts Center celebrates the best of Broadway and rocking musical revues, featuring unique acts that you aren’t likely to find anywhere else.
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See & Where to See It loud with one great live performance Greenville’s theaters are just the ticket.
The Warehouse Theatre 37 Augusta St. (West End Historic District)
South Carolina Children’s Theatre
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Varies by Show; 125 Seats Maximum
360 Seats (Largest Children’s Theater in South Carolina)
As a Black Box Theater, The Warehouse Theatre is all about innovative, think outside-the-box performances. It’s the place to encounter a surprising take on Shakespeare and classics, world premieres like Power of Sail, and contemporary storytelling like Native Gardens.
SCCT’s Bell MainStage is where to find serious and inspired young thespians knocking shows like Annie and Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat right out of the park. The Younts 2nd Stage offers more intimate productions at lower price points for audience members as young as 18 months of age.
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Prepare for inside jokes for locals, by locals. This engaging dinner theater prides itself on being able to address the many facets, neighborhoods, and subcultures that make up the greater Greenville community; everyone is fair game! It’s a great place to enjoy a great meal and a good laugh.
Weekly house staples include Sunday “church” with Say What?! Poetry Slam and Open Mic produced by Wits End Poetry, No Expectations Comedy, and Alchemy Comedy Theater’s improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy shows. These are small-scale labors of love run by some of Greenville’s most uniquely talented creatives.
HISTORY ALL AROUND Must-See Historical Attractions
KILGORE-LEWIS HOUSE Take a docent-led tour of this quaint, historic home completed in 1838, making it one of the oldest structures in Greenville County.
UPCOUNTRY HISTORY MUSEUM
CAMPBELL’S COVERED BRIDGE
Explore three centuries of Upstate South Carolina’s rich history using interactive multi-media exhibits in one gorgeous location—Heritage Green.
Journey north for a quick, yet scenic, trip and you’ll find the last remaining covered bridge in all of South Carolina, built in 1909.
Constructed in 1820, this bridge— with its unique 14-foot Gothic arch—is believed to be the state’s oldest surviving bridge.
MILITARY HISTORY CENTER OF THE CAROLINAS Check out this museum’s fascinating collection of military memorabilia dedicated to honoring veterans, including a rare Model-T ambulance from World War I.
SHOELESS JOE JACKSON MUSEUM & BASEBALL LIBRARY Visit the former home of baseball great Shoeless Joe Jackson, now a museum celebrating one of the most talented baseball players in history. 69
FOR THE DOGS
hen we say Greenville is a great destination for the whole family, we mean the whole family— including your fourlegged fur babies! From our beautiful hiking trails to our water-bowl lined Main Street, this place is about as dog-friendly as it gets. Just check out these great shots that show how pawsitively perfect Greenville is for pooches!
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@Thor The Orient on Main Hangin’ on Main with a fresh bowl of water. Totally chill. #toocoolforschool #bigdogbigfun #sidewalksnoozer
@GoldenJet Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Memorial This park is just plane fun! Get it—plane? I crack myself up… #iissohappy #talktomegoose #jetsjetsjets 70
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Where to Paws for a Cold One… UNLEASHED DOG BAR
Get unleashed at Greenville’s first completely dog-friendly bar. Your pup can romp with his buds in the partially covered outdoor fenced play area while you enjoy a brew and watch your favorite team on TV. 69 Rocky Slope Rd.; 864.558.0060
OFF THE CHAIN DOG BAR
Brand new to the Greenville area, this dog-friendly bar lets Fido run off-leash (or shall we say, off the chain?) in 6,500 sq. ft. of outdoor space. Off the Chain offers 20 brews on tap, plenty of patio umbrellas, and a beautiful, inviting indoor bar area. 201 Murray Dr., Mauldin; 864.399.8303
@PoinsettPupster The Westin Poinsett Greenville Somebody better have a towel because it’s cannonball time! #sunsouttonguesout #funfountains #splashtime
High five to Steven Nelson-Welch for sharing some of his pup pics from IG @dogsofgville. If you’re in town visiting, show us how much dog-gone fun your pup is having by using #yeahTHATgreenville on Instagram and Facebook.
@Bella&Friend Saluda River Outdoor Center When mom said tubing would float my boat, she meant it! How fun is this?! #riverwienies #wearalifevest #paddlepals
@Loverboy ONE City Plaza Nothing beats an ear scratch after a busy day of shopping! #dealdog #bargainbarker #wagitifyougotit
@DuelingDoodles Rockwood Park Playgrounds are even better when you’ve got a slide buddy! #roomfortwo #slidesidebyside #againagain
Do your travel plans in Greenville not include your furry friend for a day or afternoon? PetSuites Greenville offers Day Play, Day Boarding, and Day Spa options, so you and your pet can both enjoy much-deserved vacations. And, for any cat lovers out there, they’re welcome too! 71
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HIGH FLYERS: Get ready for takeoff! Runway Park at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) is a must for any child who loves planes—and what child doesn’t?! The aviation-themed playground includes a Cessna 310, bi-plane climber, Boeing 737 fuselage, walking runway, and air transport educational signage. Before you leave, enjoy lunch at Runway Café as you watch real planes land, taxi, and take off.
FURRY FUN: Masai Giraffes, African Lions, and Giant Anteaters are just a few of the 90 species of animals that await you at the downtown AZA-accredited Greenville Zoo. Plan on spending at least a couple of hours for your visit, and make sure you grab your complimentary Safari Adventure Pack filled with games and activities at the ticket booth.
PETAL POWER: The perfect respite from the confines of a hotel room, the blooms and blossoms at the Children’s Garden at Linky Stone Park will take your breath away. Youngsters will enjoy the Hansel & Gretel Cottage and Secret Garden, surrounded by natural rocks, minerals, and flowers.
COOL RUNNINGS: The newly-renovated Pavilion Recreation Complex in Taylors hosts ice skating, hockey, and curling on a full-size ice rink. The Bounce House is also open seven days a week, offering unlimited access to inflatable fun. Outside, this popular complex includes six outdoor tennis courts, playing fields, and more.
Double your fun in Greenville by exploring it through the eyes of a child. While visitors of all ages enjoy the Mice on Main Scavenger Hunt and the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail, there are dozens of venues created specifically to entertain youngsters. If you’ve got little ones, here are several fun-filled adventures that will help keep them more than entertained!
Star-gazing at Roper Mountain Science Center is a long-standing local tradition on Friday nights, as planetarium specialists take you on an escorted tour through the galaxy. The Center also hosts “Afternoon Explorations” that include a Dinosaur Adventure Trail, Butterfly Gardens, Living History Farm, and more. “Summer Adventure” returns in 2022 with the traveling exhibit: Mystery of the Mayan Medallion!
Inquisitive kids will enjoy hours of hands-on fun at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (the world’s 10th largest!), where they’ll explore three mesmerizing floors packed with learning fun, including Animation Station, Sensory Square, Construction Zone, and Spark!Lab. And if somebody needs a nap partway through? No problem. Tickets cover allday admission.
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After “Planes” comes “Trains,” so bring the kids over to Model Trains Station at Taylors Mill! There you can explore nine themed displays, a highly detailed static circus train, plus a special electrified Lionel Thomas the Tank Engine Train Table. The Christmas train exhibit is always a familyfavorite; kids love the scavenger hunt to find Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer and other movie characters!
Summer visitors can cool off at any of our three countyoperated waterparks: Discovery Island, Otter Creek, and 7th Inning Splash. Lazy rivers, winding waterslides, surf pools, and splash pads provide cool fun for everyone!
OUTTA THIS WORLD: Ask any critic under 10 years old what the best playground is, and they’ll scream, “Kids Planet!” This bustling activity center, nestled in nearby Greer’s Century Park, recently reopened after a major facelift that added a misting play area, ziplines, slides, and a musical activity space. Bigger kids will enjoy the 18-hole disc golf course as well as the sno-cones sold on-site. 73
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In search of the perfect toy (aka your child’s souvenir)? Grab your child’s newest and most favorite toy from one of these local retailers: • Build-A-Bear Workshop: 700 Haywood Rd.
• The LEGO® Store: 700 Haywood Rd.
• The Elephant’s Trunk: 2222 Augusta St., #8
• Mast General Store: 111 N. Main St.
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MOUNTAIN HIGH High above South Carolina’s foothills, you can catch this view of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area from the Fred W. Symmes Chapel at YMCA Camp Greenville in Cleveland, SC. Breathtaking views of the valley— from atop Standing Stone Mountain— delight everyone from wedding parties to nature lovers from around the world for its serene surroundings and widespread views. Whether you can see the mountains or just the clouds, it’s no wonder that this beloved spot is much more commonly known as “Pretty Place.”
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There’s no denying that Greenville has become a hotspot of gathering places with a collection of uber-cool collectives that attract people from all over the region, and if you’re visiting, there’s no better way to get a feel for Greenville than to join the locals in these go-to hangouts. Here are a few faves—some shiny and new, others housed in former mills or old hardware stores with colorful murals that enhance the spaces—that are overflowing with friends, food, and fun.
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This stretch of reclaimed buildings along the Reedy River is already becoming one of the busiest indoor/outdoor collectives in town, with a sweet new sidewalk running alongside the 12,000-squarefoot food hall. But get here quick—the addition of Unity Park (Greenville’s newest city park) will ensure it stays full.
Steps away from Fluor Field, the Greenville Drive ballfield, these two former warehouses now serve as home to a restaurant, taproom, pizza joint and courtyard, as well as a few commercial offices. Whether you come to work or play, you’re going to have fun along the way.
WHAT’S THERE: Automatic Taco, Bake Room, Billiam Jeans, Carolina Triathlon (who offer bike rentals), The Community Tap, Golden Brown & Delicious (GB&D), Methodical Coffee, Pangaea Brewing, Parker Group realty, and a growing collection of tech, marketing, and construction firms.
Kitchen entrepreneurs prepare and serve their delicious creations from old shipping containers that surround a courtyard filled with long tables for sharing, a stage for live music, and cozy firepits. Need a visual? Think Euro biergarten meets hometown food court.
WHAT’S THERE: Urban Wren, Todaro Pizza, Hoppin’ GVL
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WHAT’S THERE: The 05 Express Kitchen, Cocobowlz, Greenville Beer Exchange, HenDough Chicken & Donuts, Juice Box Wine Bar, KO Burger, The Lob Father, Mercado Cantina, Mike’s Cheesesteaks & Roast Pork, Myami Bites, The Pasta Addict, Saki Saki, Yolo Pizza Kitchen
One of Greenville’s earliest hangout spots, this former cotton warehouse housed in Greenville’s Water Tower District feels like a playground; in fact, you’re likely to see children scampering around on the lawn out front. Pick up a bag of exotic, freshly roasted coffee or a beer brewed to perfection, bite into a handcrafted taco, hurl an axe, and get your dog groomed—all in one crazily convenient spot. WHAT’S THERE: Wandering Bard Meadery, Birds Fly South Ale Project, White Duck Taco Shop, Craft Axe Throwing, The Noble Dog Hotel, Due South Coffee Roasters, Hollowed Earth Pottery, Dear Greenville Stationery, Karisma by Kara Handmade Jewelry, Lever Gear, Outside the Lines Art by Nicole Kamb, Lion’s Roar CrossFit, Dapper Ink
The Fabric of Greenville The textile industry has long been part of the fabric of the Upstate. In fact, back in the 1890s, Greenville became known as the “Textile Capital of the World”—a reputation it retained until the 1980s. During that time, 18 mills were built along a curved strip called the Textile Crescent. Today, while some of those mills have given way to time and change, many have been refurbished and revitalized. If you’d like to catch a glimpse of places that embody Greenville’s history and its future all at once, check out these old mills that have found new life in Greenville.
TAYLORS MILL Once the Southern Bleachery and Piedmont Print Works Mill, this recently rejuvenated 900,000-sq.-ft. mill is now booming with gathering spots, entertainment options, and more, after having sat vacant since 1965. • 250 Mill St., Taylors
BRANDON MILL Listed on the National Register of Historic Places beginning in 2014 (the mill closed in 1977), most of this mill has been converted to loft apartments as the West Village Lofts. However, be sure to drop in and peruse the galleries and studios at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts. • 25 Draper St. (Village of West Greenville)
HUGUENOT MILL Built in 1882 overlooking the Reedy River, this mill was one of the first to use coal to generate its power. Now part of the Peace Center complex, this industrial chic venue is one of the city’s most popular private event spaces with its hardwood floors, exposed aged brick, and soaring ceilings. • 101 W. Broad St. (Downtown) 82
109 W. Stone Ave. In what used to be a sleepy little thoroughfare, Stone Avenue now rocks a spot to queue up for ’cue, grab a slice, or settle into a vintage barber chair for an oldfashioned cut-‘n’-shave.
WHAT’S THERE: Liability Brewing Co., World Piece Pizza, Moe’s Original BBQ, Coffee on Stone, V’s Barbershop, 9Round Fitness, Franny’s Farmacy
215 Wade Hampton Blvd. Billing itself as a haven for creatives at the “gateway of historic downtown Greenville,” this collective is comprised of Greenville’s granddaddy of craft beers and growlers, a neighborhood pizzeria, coffeeshop, and more. Food trucks and carts visit regularly just to keep things extra interesting. WHAT’S THERE: The Community Tap, Urban Digs Gift Shop, Methodical Coffee at Landmark, D’Allesandro’s Pizza, Hyped Experience Vintage Clothing, BLOM Design Studio, The EDGE Barbershop, Blue Ridge Health Chiropractic, B&C Cleaners
556 Perry Ave. (Village of West Greenville)
The former Poe Hardware & Supply Co. is home to Greenville Tech’s Truist Culinary and Hospitality Innovation Center (CHI) where they teach hands-on cooking classes and do demos and live tastings, but it offers a lot more: the Poe West Collaborative showcases a wide range of stuff you’ll love, from chocolate to spirits to workouts and more. WHAT’S THERE: Six & Twenty Distillery, LaRue Fine Chocolate, Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery, Unlocked Coffee Roasters, Eighty Twenty Café, The Junkyard Gym & Fitness Center, 98 Ventures, Greenville Tech Foundation, Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College
VILLAGE OF WEST GREENVILLE Pendleton St.
Art’s at the heart of this fastevolving district, a place with as cool a vibe as SoHo. The one-time commercial hub of Greenville’s textile empire, this walkable village weaves together galleries, restaurants, and shops. Added bonus: First Fridays, where you can tour art studios all over town, are hoppin’. WHAT’S THERE: The Anchorage, Taxi House Wines, Coastal Crust Wood-Fired Pizza, The Village Grind, Growler Haus, Kuka Juice, Naked Pasta, RockerBelles Rocker Chic Boutique, Greenville Center for Creative Arts, Art & Light Gallery, ArtBomb Studios, Bar Margaret, and much more.
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THE JUNCTION AT DOWNTOWN AIRPORT 301 Airport Rd.
The days of strip malls have come and gone, and their replacements look a lot like this renewed destination near Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU). Wildly diverse offerings include a winery, a massage company, a taco shop, and health and fitness businesses. WHAT’S THERE: Elevation 966 Winery, Cohesive Coffee, White Duck Taco Shop, Brit’s Brothers Gym, 11.11 Training, Adrenaline Dance Fitness, A Soothing and Comforting Touch Massage Therapy, Kalon Hair, and Pure Motion Chiropractic and Sports Recovery; Think Tank Brew Lab is just down the street.
250 Mill St., Taylors The former Southern Bleachery and Piedmont Print Works Mill looms as big as a battleship, decked out with model trains, axe-throwing, an arcade, a restaurant, brewery—you name it, it’s there. The mill itself sits ten miles from downtown Greenville, broadening your horizons and adding to the adventure. WHAT’S THERE: 13 Stripes Brewery, The Farehouse, Pinky’s Revenge Arcade and Game Lounge, La Fabrique, Junto Coffee, Model Trains Station, The Mad Smash Rage Room, The Blue Ox Hatchet House, artisans, a photography studio, Appalachian folk instruments, and more.
104 E. Curtis St., Simpsonville
Built in 1899 as a hardware store, this chill 27,000-squarefoot space—from the developers of Gather GVL—nails the concept of collective. With tenants still moving in, the outdoor patio/beer garden already features a taproom, barbecue joint, and coffee roaster. WHAT’S THERE: Smoqued BBQ, 1885 Taproom, and Kaffeine Coffee Shop & Roastery, with more restaurants and retailers said to be on the way.
THE WAREHOUSE AT VAUGHN’S 109 W. Trade St., Simpsonville
Named for a businessman who built his Golden Strip Feed + Seed company in the ’50s, this spacious warehouse can feed and seat around 600 patrons. The indoor/ outdoor venue offers up everything from highend bourbons and craft beers to gelato, artisanal doughnuts, burgers and dogs, pizza, tacos, and more. WHAT’S THERE: Upstate Pinball & Arcade Museum, Bourbon Street Burgers, Trade Street Market, TapHouse, Anchor Raw Bar, The Peanut Co., Southern Freight, Tacos & Bla Bla Bla, The German Biergarten at Vaughn’s, Humble Pie Pizza Co., and a pop-up spot for a rotating roster of vendors.
Main St. at Falls Park on the Reedy With its proximity to the Reedy River, RiverPlace is a hub for pedestrian traffic that feeds into great restaurants and local artist’s shops and galleries. After you’ve had a chance to savor a meal, stroll across the Eugenia Duke Bridge to watch the water rush by or to see the historic Wyche Pavilion. If you’re lucky, you may even catch an outdoor concert across the water at the TD Stage at the Peace Center. WHAT’S THERE: The Lazy Goat, Halls Chophouse, Blues Boulevard Jazz, O-CHA tea bar, Papi’s Tacos, plus an alleyway of local artists at Art Crossing. Ruth’s Chris Steak House and UP on the Roof are located above ground level inside the Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace. 83
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If we’re talking about gathering, we can’t ignore Greenville’s three Main Street plazas, which offer incredible spaces to mix and mingle, grab a bite, or simply hang out with friends in the heart of downtown.
KEEP AN EYE OUT… There are a few more places slated to open in 2022-23. Keep an eye out for these local newbies: • CARTWRIGHT FOOD HALL (GREER) • BRIDGEWAY STATION (MAULDIN) • MAVERICK STATION (MAULDIN)
serenaded by one of the local musicians who make their musical home in this space. WHAT’S THERE: Sassafras Southern Bistro, Cantina 76, Tupelo Honey, Methodical Coffee Downtown, Reid’s Fine Foods, Basil Thai, Orvis, Anthropologie, Nourish Natural Bath Products, Mast General Store, Clemson Greenville ONE, SIP Whiskey & Wine Bar
NOMA SQUARE 220 N. Main St.
On the northern end of Main Street, you’ll find NOMA Square (short for NOrth MAin—get it?), which has become a hub of music and entertainment. Aside from its nearness to local shops and restaurants, NOMA is also home to weekly concerts such as Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays, and a ton of other great events. WHAT’S THERE: Kilwins Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream, Starbucks, Oil & Vinegar, Roost Restaurant, Antonino Bertolo’s Pizza, and the start of the Mice on Main scavenger hunt.
CAMPERDOWN 315 S. Main St.
Smack dab in the heart of Greenville, the plaza adds futuristic flair to ye olde publick square. The AC Hotel Greenville anchors downtown’s largest gathering spot, where you’ll find everything from movie nights and popup shows to live music and yoga practices. If you look closely, you’ll even catch a glimpse of Greenville history in “The Common Thread” public artwork that offers a nod to the textile industry with spools, shuttles, and spindles that light up the night. WHAT’S THERE: Paloma Spanish Modern
ONE CITY PLAZA 103 N. Main St.
Near Greenville’s City Center, you’ll find ONE City Plaza, a great little pocket of fountains, trees, and easy access to great eating options, shopping, and more. While you take a seat to enjoy your surroundings, you may even get 84
Mediterranean Tapas Bar, Insomnia Cookies, Starbucks, CAMP Modern American Eatery and, of course, the hotel’s rooftop bar and restaurant with spectacular city views—Juniper, as well as their speakeasy, The Press Room. OPENING SOON: Group Therapy Pub & Playground, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, Social Burger
Meet Your Local Winery City Scape Winery is a small craft winery focused on producing high-quality batches of local, innovative wines right here in Greenville County. We are located on 12 beautiful acres just 25 minutes south of downtown Greenville. Open for wine tastings and tours every Wednesday - Sunday.
Learn more at: www.CityScapeWinery.com or Call: 864-329-0615 589 Dunklin Bridge Rd, Pelzer, SC 29669
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nyone who visits downtown Greenville will quickly appreciate its natural beauty. A stroll through Falls Park on
the Reedy immediately sets the stage. This 32-acre oasis wears the Liberty Bridge as its crown, providing guests with a dazzling view of the waterfall and gardens below. But Falls Park is just the beginning. Within an hour’s drive from downtown, a cornucopia of state parks, wilderness areas, lakes, and waterfalls await your discovery. From rolling foothills to majestic mountains, large swaths of the Upstate region of South Carolina rank second only to the world’s deepest tropical forests in the extent of their biodiversity. This tantalizing topography was formed millions of years ago by forces of nature strong enough to literally move mountains. Yet today, these now-ancient places remain as wondrous as ever. If you’re up for an adventure, join us on a journey you’ll never forget. What follows is just a sampling of what the area has to offer. FALLS PARK ON THE REEDY
EXERCISE YOUR BODY AND MIND The Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 22-mile-long greenway that can be easily accessed from downtown Greenville. The best-known portion of the trail begins at Greenville Technical College, crosses through the city of Greenville, and ends just north of Travelers Rest. Each year, hundreds of thousands of cyclists, runners, and walkers enjoy the trail, which traverses the Reedy River, an old railroad corridor, and several parks. There are sections of the trail in LAKE KEOWEE
Simpsonville, Fountain Inn, and Mauldin, the latter of which leads to Conestee Nature Preserve. Designated an Important Bird Area of Global Significance by the National Audubon Society, Conestee Nature Preserve is a 406-acre sanctuary prized by birders and other wildlife enthusiasts. This vast habitat is home to a staggering selection of birds, as well as beavers, otters, raccoons, deer, and many other species of animals and plants, and offers more than 12 miles of paved, natural surface, and boardwalk trails throughout its diverse woodlands. For a close-to-the-city getaway that feels like it’s further removed, head to Paris Mountain State Park. With 17 miles of hiking and biking trails and 1,700 acres of parkland, you’d
JUMPING OFF ROCK
never know this monadnock was so close to the busyness of downtown Greenville. Be sure to grab a campsite to stay the night, and if you visit in the summer, make time for the swimming hole, provided by one of the mountain’s four lakes—
Lake Placid. “Lake Jocassee is amazing because it’s right on the Blue Ridge
Escarpment. When you’re out in the middle of that lake, you get a feel for how extraordinary the escarpment truly is. You
can look off one way and see the rolling hills of the Piedmont. And you can look in another direction and see towering mountains. The area is a sweet spot for biodiversity.” — DON HAGAN, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF FOREST ECOLOGY, CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
UP, UP AND AWAY Jones Gap State Park is in northern Greenville County about 45 minutes from downtown Greenville. The park is laced with 60 miles of hiking trails reaching elevations of more than 3,000 feet providing views spanning more than 75 miles. In the upper heights, trees that typically grow as far north as Maine can be found here. The trout-filled Middle Saluda River, the state’s first designated Scenic River, meanders through the park, which also boasts Rainbow Falls (see Water, p90). Jones Gap is adjacent to Caesars Head State Park, and together they form the 13,000-acre RAVEN CLIFF FALLS 88
Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area.
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Known for its breathtaking panoramic views within Caesars Head State Park, the enormous rock outcropping of Caesars Head is one of the most iconic natural features in the Southeastern United States. Reaching an elevation of more than 3,200 feet, Caesars Head provides the perfect viewing spot during “Hawk Watch,” the fall migration of thousands of hawks on their way to South America (Sept-Nov). The park’s challenging
AERIAL ADVENTURES FOR ALL AGES If you’re headed to the great outdoors and want to get a birds-eye view of your surroundings, look no further than the treetops! A great adventure awaits you at these nearby, sky-high locations.
trails also lead to about a half-dozen accessible waterfalls, including Raven Cliff Falls (see ‘Water’ below). Opened in 1938, Table Rock State Park is a 3,000-acre parkland anchored by Table Rock Mountain (3,124 feet) and Pinnacle Mountain (3,415 feet), the latter of which is the tallest mountain contained entirely within the State of South Carolina. Visitors can explore numerous hiking trails and enjoy campground facilities and an old-fashioned swimming hole. Table Rock also includes one of the starting access points to the 77-mile-
BAREFOOT ACRES This fully functional farm just down the road in Fountain Inn boasts ziplines, ropes courses, nature trails, and even a petting zoo, making it a great place for all-around adventure! 181 Barefoot Acres Way, Fountain Inn
long Foothills Trail, which spans several interconnected state parks. Portions of what is now the 35,000-acre Jocassee Gorges Wilderness Area, designated as one of “50 of the World’s Last Great Places— Destinations of a Lifetime” by National Geographic, have been open to hunters, hikers, and fishermen for more than 50 years. For nature observers, the most popular destinations are Sassafras Mountain Tower
TREETOP QUEST Just five minutes from downtown Greenville, Treetop Quest offers 2.5-hours of adventuresome fun with more than 60 treetop obstacles and numerous ziplines for you to glide through! 16 Alma St.
and Jumping Off Rock. The tower atop Sassafras Mountain, which recently opened in 2019, is the highest point in South Carolina at 3,553 feet, and offers views of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Jumping Off Rock is an overlook located on top of a rocky cliff that offers its own spine-tingling views of the ultra-special gorges, with the
best vantage point of Lake Jocassee one can find.
“At Caesars Head and many other mountainous places in the Upstate, erosion occurs very slowly. Caesars Head is made of granitic gneiss, which is very hard and has a layered or banded appearance. The
outcropping likely hasn’t changed much over the past few million years.” — BILL RANSON, EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY, FURMAN UNIVERSITY
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE If you’re looking for an aquatic escape with a twist, look no further than the Saluda Outdoor Center. The complex offers all the best experiences of the Saluda River, including summer tubing with post-float craft brews at the on-site 13 Stripes River Lodge. You’ll want to stay a while, so be sure to book space overnight in one of the tiny homes or River Pods that offer a unique, down-to-earth take on camping. The absolutely stunning Lake Keowee is less than one hour directly west of downtown Greenville. Covering 18,500-acres, this crystalFLYING RABBIT ADVENTURES Gather among 100-year-old oaks and venture through Greenville’s newest aerial adventure park. When you’re done, celebrate your conquest at Double Stamp Brewery and enjoy some Home Team BBQ. 821 Laurens Rd.
clear lake is a hotspot for fishing, boating, swimming, camping, and picnicking. Its 380+ miles of shoreline have close to a dozen public access areas, and boat rentals are available at several outfitters. Some describe the lake as being shaped like a Christmas tree because its large main channel branches off to form many smaller channels and coves to either side; 71 islands form the “ornaments.” Just to the north of Lake Keowee, Lake Jocassee is a 7,500-acre,
300-foot-deep reservoir famous for its cool and clear water supplied by several rivers and waterfalls flowing off the Appalachian Mountains. Lake Jocassee is located within Devils Fork State Park, which is home to Oconee Bells, a rare and delicate species of endemic wildflower that draws admirers from around the globe. It’s deep, blue waters are popular with boaters and divers alike; scuba divers can explore nowsubmerged towns, as featured in the movie Deliverance, before the lake was created in the early 1970s. Be sure to gear up for your water-filled adventures at the Jocassee Outdoor Center or Jocassee Lake Tours; you can even let them do the hard work for you and go on a guided boat trip! First opened for recreational purposes in 1968, the 56,000-
acre Lake Hartwell (which Lake Keowee feeds directly into) is one of the largest in the Southeast, with more than 950 miles of shoreline; it also forms part of the border between South Carolina and Georgia. Admired for its breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, the lake is a haven for boaters, fishermen, kayakers, campers, and hikers. Bass fishing is paramount here, with Hartwell hosting multiple Bassmaster Classics. Rainbow Falls is one of the most striking features in Jones Gap State Park. A variety of spring wildflowers line the 4.5mile round-trip trail that leads to the waterfall, which tumbles more than 100 feet off a cliff framed by granite walls. Raven Cliff Falls in Caesars Head State Park is one of the most scenic and photographed natural wonders in the
region. The 420-foot waterfall is the tallest in South Carolina and was named for the ravens that breed in the surrounding cliffs. The trail leading to the falls is about 2.2 formidable miles (creating a 4.4 mile round-trip), but the view of the falls is worth every step. Station Cove Falls is in Oconee County about 47 miles from downtown Greenville. The cozy waterfall ranks among the most popular in the state. An easy 30-minute hike takes you to the falls, where visitors can approach within a few dozen feet of its base. During the spring, the well-maintained trail leading to the falls is lined with voluminous displays of wildflowers. Whitewater Falls starts just across the border near Cashiers, N.C., about 50 miles from downtown Greenville. It is the highest waterfall east of the Rockies, plunging more than 800 feet across its entire length. The upper portion begins in North Carolina and extends across the border to the lower portion in South Carolina. Fabulous views can be found just a 20-minute walk from the parking area of Upper Falls. A more vigorous 2-mile hike leads to the Lower Falls. It’s no secret: if you’re looking for the best location to experience a little bit of everything that the outdoors has to offer, Greenville and its surrounding areas are a great place to start. Whether you’re looking for great sights, great hikes, or just places to soak up the sun—you’ll want to see all the shades of green in Greenville.
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Cancer Survivors Park 52 Cleveland St 6.8 • • Access to Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail Cleveland Park 150 Cleveland Park Dr 122 • • • • • 8 • • • Fitness trail with workout stations BYO BALL AND CLUB Croft Park 116 Croft St 1.2 • • Amphitheatre MINI GOLF Croftstone Park 118 Broughton Dr 2.2 • • Ella Mae Logan Park Howe St 0.4 • 1 McPherson Park Falls Park on the Reedy 601 S. Main St 32 • • 1 Gatlin Park 2 Sylvan Dr 1.4 • Gower Estates Park 24 Evelyn Ave 19.6 • • • • 5 • • • Features an M60 Army Tank! Henry Bacon McKoy Park 19 Afton Ave 0.9 • ONLY REMAINING Hessie T. Morrah Park 211 Overbrook Rd 2 • COVERED BRIDGE Holmes Park 111 Holmes Dr 8.7 • • • • 1 • • • IN THE STATE OF SC Kiwanis Park 2 Old Augusta Rd 2 • • • Legacy Park 336 Rocky Slope Rd 20 • • • 1 • • (DATES TO 1909) Mayberry Park 70 Mayberry St 4.3 • • Campbell’s McPherson Park 100 E. Park Ave 12.5 • • • 2 • • BYO ball and club mini golf! Covered Bridge Newtown Park 15 Cagle St 2.5 • 1 • • North Main Rotary Park 906 Townes St 6.3 • • • 1 • • Pedrick’s Garden Behind West End Market 0.8 @ Falls Park Pinckney-Fludd Park 400 Pinckney St 0.4 • • • BIKE SKILLS FLOW Railroad Mini-Park 32 Becker St 0.5 • • PARK Rock Quarry Garden 110 Sherwood St 1.8 Gateway Rockwood Park 398 Meyers Dr 1.6 • 1 • • Park Shaw (Rose) Garden Park 291 E. Camperdown Way <1 Skyland Park 37 Skyland Dr 0.6 • • Sue Simpson Garden Park 16 Cleveland St 1.1 • Timmons Park 121 Oxford St 26.6 • • • • • 1 • • • OLDEST SURVIVING The Children’s Garden 24 Reedy View Dr 1.8 • Storybook fun for the ones! BRIDGE INlittle THE @ Linky Stone Park STATE OF SC Unity Park 40 Mayberry St 60 • • • (DATES TO 1820) University Park 101 Brookside Cir 5.2 • • Viola/Thompson 204 Viola St 2.3 • • Poinsett Bridge Gardner Park West Washington Park 850 W. Washington St 0.8 • 1 •
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301 Butler Springs Rd 171 Campbells Covered Bridge Rd, Landrum Cedar Falls Park 201 Cedar Falls Rd, Fountain Inn Conestee Nature Preserve 840 Mauldin Rd Conestee Park 840 Mauldin Rd David Jackson Park 25 Fowler Rd, Taylors East Riverside Park 1155 S. Suber Rd, Greer Gary L. Pittman 420 Blacks Rd Memorial Park Gateway Park 115 Henderson Dr, Travelers Rest Herdklotz Park 126 Beverly Rd Lakeside Park 1500 Piedmont Hwy, Piedmont Lincoln Park 169 Harnitha Ln, Taylors Loretta C. Wood Park 10270 Augusta Rd, Pelzer Northside Park 101 W. Darby Rd Northwest Park 8109 White Horse Rd Oak Grove Lake Oak Grove Lake Rd Pelham Mill Park 2790 E. Phillips Rd, Greer Piney Mountain Park 501 Worley Rd Pleasant Ridge Park 4232 Hwy 11, Marietta Poinsett Park 5 Pine Forest Rd, Travelers Rest Poinsett Bridge 580 Callahan Mountain Rd, Travelers Rest Riverbend Equestrian Park 175 Riverbend Rd Shoeless Joe Jackson 406 West Ave Memorial Park Southside Park 417 Baldwin Rd, Simpsonville Welcome Park 5 York Dr Westside Park 2700 W. Blueridge Dr
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Have a Bite A Bountiful Blueprint to Southern Staples Greenville is all about classic Southern food. We know it, we love it, and we’re really good at it. From biscuits to BBQ, fried chicken, or deviled eggs—you name it, and we’ve got a forkful of comfort to share. From family-owned meat n’ threes and holein-the-wall barbecue joints to restaurants as fine and fancy as you’ll find anywhere, our corner of South Carolina is always ready to serve up some specialties. So, pull up a chair and make yourself at home. And just in case you’re new to Southern cookin’, we thought you might appreciate a sneak preview of some of the tastes and treats you’ve got to try while you’re here. Just remember to pack your stretchy pants!
LET’S GET A LITTLE SAUCY
BBQ Is there even ‘que beyond the Carolinas? We don’t think so. With every type
We can all agree that BBQ’s home plate is South Carolina, which is why the infamous SC BBQ Trail boasts hundreds of memorable stops. What we don’t always agree on—and it’s been at the heart of more than one picnic-planning argument—is what sauce goes on your barbecue. While you’re unlikely to change anyone’s opinion, you do need to have one of your own. So, here’s a little cheat sheet to help you choose which side of the BBQ fence you want to be on. Vinegar (or Vinegar & Pepper Sauce) Comprised of red pepper, vinegar, salt, and black pepper (and sometimes butter), this sauce is considered to be the oldest in the nation; it’s also best for those who love a little bit of heat in their ‘que. Vinegar sauce is both a marinade and a brushing sauce, though at times it is used to finish meats tableside. Light Tomato Also called “Lexington Sauce,” it begins with a vinegar base, but then ketchup is added to create a light, tasty sweetness. It’s worth noting here that pork shoulder is a popular cut for BBQ in the Western Carolinas, and it requires a sauce with some holding power (and a vinegar dressing isn’t always up to the job). Mustard Originating in the South Carolina Midlands, mustard-based sauce is South Carolina’s unofficial sauce; in fact, it’s the only place you’ll find it. A natural pairing for pork, mustard BBQ sauce can range from sweet to spicy, and delivers a caramelized flavor when brushed over cooked meats. A mustard-based sauce is said to accentuate the meat’s flavor rather than overwhelm it. Heavy Tomato (or Tomato & Sugar Sauce) This sauce is dark red, sweet, and sticky. An excellent complement for meatier ribs, heavy tomato sauce has come in vogue to juxtapose savory sides like greens, mac ‘n’ cheese, and fried squash. Be sure to try all four sauces of the Palmetto State before you choose sides. It can be one heck of a life-altering bite!
of sauce offered to flavor your pork, brisket, or chicken— sliced, pulled, or chopped—Greenville is at the epicenter of the Carolina BBQ scene. And let’s not forget sides. Mac n’ cheese is nearly
Either way, this is the place to
an institution. Add slaw, baked
order a BBQ sandwich. Open
beans, hush puppies, potatoes
three days a week, Bobby's
in all forms, casseroles aplenty,
smokes tasty meats over 100%
and sides alone can require a
oak and piles them onto
buttered, toasted potato buns.
When it comes to barbecue, S.B.H. BBQ Co. is Greenville’s
De-licious! If there was ‘que in Greenville
most awarded—in fact, it’s the
before Henry’s Smokehouse
current KSBS (Kansas City
opened its doors, we sure didn’t
Barbeque Society) Master Series
know about it. A local
World Champion, meaning it’s
institution, now with three
considered the best barbecue
locations, Henry’s serves a
on the planet. The company
combo plate of pulled pork,
is a spin-off of its traveling
chopped chicken, and ribs along
competition team. Pitmaster
with three types of Carolina
Todd Smith runs a tight ship at
sauce. And the fries! Hand-cut
his Eastside restaurant, offering
and crisp-fried, only the
resplendent sliced brisket,
temperature of these spuds will
juicy pulled pork, house-made
keep you from finishing them off
sausage, pork medallion, and a
Friday-only brisket-ends burger.
Still hungry? Good, because
Go around lunch time and you
we’re just getting started.
may have to stand in line for a
Add Mike and Jeff’s BBQ in the
minute (that’d be a Southern
Water Tower District to your list,
minute) but ask any local—it’s
along with any one
worth the wait.
of the four Bucky’s Bar-B-Q
Some think it’s Bobby’s
locations, and a BBQ Academy
Seasoning (with 3 different
that’s worth signing up for.
blends) that tips the scale at
(Burgeoning pitmasters can also
Bobby’s BBQ in Fountain Inn.
learn the ropes at CHI,
It goes on everything from
Greenville Tech’s Truist Culinary
meats to sides (but we’ve been
& Hospitality Innovation
promised ... not on the banana
Center). Moe’s Original BBQ
pudding). Others think it’s the
at Westone offers BBQ nachos
fact that Pitmaster Octavius
over house-fried potato chips,
“Tay” Nelson learned to perfect
while a pair of Charleston-based
his BBQ recipes by watching
YouTube tutorials and has been
BBQ and Lewis BBQ
featured on ABC News, the
(coming in 2022)—have added a
Tamron Hall Show, and Forbes.
little Lowcountry flavor to the Greenville menu.
SOBY’S NEW SOUTH CUISINE
Biscuits Nothing says love in the
Then, there’s Maverick Biscuit
morning like a big ol’ fluffy biscuit,
in Taylors—a newcomer, and a
and Greenville has a lot of love to
worthy one at that. The scratch
share. But why stop midmorning?
kitchen specializes in cathead-
Topped with butter, seasonal jam,
style biscuits (as in BIG), a lighter,
local honey, or pimento cheese,
fluffier biscuit that creates ideal
every meal seems better with a
pillows for eggs, cheese, proteins,
Soby’s New South Cuisine must
But biscuits abound in Greenville.
agree—they drop garlic cheese
Consider Maple Street Biscuit
biscuits tableside before cocktails
Company on Coffee St. downtown,
can even be ordered. Just down
The Flying Biscuit at the
the street, Tupelo Honey is a
intersection of S. Main and Augusta
fixture in the ONE City Plaza, and
Sts., or Biscuit Head (where the
the only thing better than their
biscuits really are almost as big as
award-winning square biscuits
your head) with its jam and butter
may be the blueberry compôte
bar. Yes, you read that right. Say
delivered with them. (That hint of
“jam and butter bar” with us and try
lemon is yummy!)
not to drool.
ROCKY’S HOT CHICKEN SHACK
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YOU’RE GOING TO NEED ONE (OR TWO!) Here in Greenville, we embrace all there is to love about BBQ—the meats, the sauces, and especially the sides. Truth is, terrific sides are an absolutely essential part of any good barbecue feast. They do more than just balance out the plate; they balance out the whole ’que taste experience. Here’s what to look for when ordering sides for your Southern fare. Baked Beans Let’s get one thing straight: baked beans are strictly a brown bean thing. No pintos, black beans, or mix of beans allowed in this crock. They must be sweetly sauced and laden with meats. Plural. Proper baked beans can replace sauce on a chopped plate, but they’re rarely ordered with ribs. Banana Pudding The best ‘que begins with smoke and ends with a big dollop of banana pudding. Most often served up in cups, you may find banana pudding stacked in glass-front cases awaiting your order. Topped with whipped cream, a proper banana pudding is layered with a heavier, yolk-rich custard. A sweet way to end any mouthwatering, fingerlickin’ meal. Cornbread There’s more cornbread than hushpuppies in our corner of the state and for good reason: it’s delicious! Whether served up as a muffin or cut into squares, cornbread is BBQ’s spooning implement. Something worth considering as you scan those menus: sweet cornbread is likely speckled with chopped jalapeños, while grist cornbread is built to sop up sauce. Greens Typically, collard greens (though mustard greens can add a nice
kick) are prepared slowly and lovingly. Washed, sliced, and roughchopped, they’re cooked in a small quantity of water, vinegar, and grease, seasoned with meat, and simmered until potlicker forms. (That’d be the broth and juices left at the bottom of the pan.)
At last, we make it to fried chicken, the crispy golden
picture of poultry perfection. It holds a beloved place in Greenville’s collective appetite, and the choices are limitless. From C-store stops to stuffed and sauced, fried chicken is a Southern plate we can’t get enough of. A line forms at OJ’s Diner just before lunch, when the fried chicken is about to drop and there are sides to debate, cobbler to select, and a decision to be made between cornbread or yeast roll. This meat-andthree in the Village of West Greenville is a classic local gathering place. The Open Hearth has been serving aged steaks since 1959, but it’s the S.C. Fried Chicken with Honey that folks
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Baked is the word. Ladled, sloppy mac is a no-go here. Mac ‘n’ cheese should be scratch-made with both a cheese sauce as well as baked shredded cheese. A quality mac acts as a delicious counterpoint to tangy sauces, and will hold up to any sweet tea wash-down.
this white-tablecloth-style establishment, so consider
Slaw Diced or sliced, creamy or vinegar, there are plenty of varieties to taste and enjoy, and most restaurants have their own special recipe. No matter what style is served, it all belongs in the same place: piled up high on a pulled-pork sandwich. Almost anything else is sacrilegious in these parts.
ordering a martini with your fried chicken dinner—you won’t be judged here. Add to your fried chicken bucket list (we know you have one!) with Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack in Midtown, or Prince’s Hot Chicken (a Nashville staple since the late 1930s) at Yee-Haw Brewing Company downtown. And if you want chicken that promises to leave you full, head over to Sassafras Southern Bistro and order the stuffed fried chicken filled with country ham, spinach, parmesan, and cream cheese, and topped with onion gravy. Finally, any seasoned traveler knows that bodegas are a great source for local dishes. Here in Greenville, we’ve got a homegrown gas- and conveniencestore chain that’s known far and wide for their fried chicken. Spinx is a fine place to get fuel for your
Sweet Potato Casserole
next side trip,
Topped with pecans and brown sugar and baked until crackled and crisp, our Carolina tubers are loaded with local butter and can even stand in for dessert in the absence of banana pudding. This is a true Southern classic. Sorry marshmallows, there’s no love for you here.
but don’t you dare leave town without first ordering up some fried chicken or a fried chicken biscuit. It’s a tailgating staple we enjoy all year round.
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2022 EVENTS JANUARY JANUARY 13-23 RESTAURANT WEEK SOUTH CAROLINA Local fare, special menus, and selections galore make this 10-day, Southern culinary celebration the perfect way to beat the winter blues. Various Greenville Restaurants; 803.765.9000; restaurantweeksouthcarolina.com
FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 11-13 CHAUTAUQUA HISTORY COMES ALIVE: JULIA CHILD This reenactment of America’s maven of French cuisine is bound to stir up your passion for great food. Various Locations; 864.244.1499; historycomesalive.org
MARCH MARCH 4-6 2022 ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS BASSMASTER CLASSIC PRESENTED BY HUK The world’s most prestigious professional bass tournament
returns to Lake Hartwell for the fourth time. Lake Hartwell, Anderson, and Bon Secours Wellness Arena; 650 N. Academy St.; 864.241.3800; bonsecoursarena.com/events/ detail/academy-sports-outdoorsbassmaster-classic
MARCH 13 RETURN TO THE GREEN IRISH CULTURAL FESTIVAL Even if green’s not really your color, you’ll want to get in on all the free fun at Greenville’s longest-running Celtic celebration. Fluor Field at the West End; 945 S. Main St.; 864.525.8319; returntothegreen. wordpress.com
MARCH 18-20 2022 NCAA DIVISION I MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS 1 AND 2 Don’t miss the start of March Madness as the NCAA Division I competition kicks off at The Well this year. Bon Secours Wellness Arena; 650 N. Academy St.; 864.241.3800; ncaa.com/sports/ basketball-men/d1
MARCH 19 ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE & IRISH FESTIVAL With a little luck (and a lot of green beer) you, too, can be Irish for a day. Sláinte! NOMA Square; 220 N. Main St.; 864.235.1234; nomasquare.com
APRIL APRIL 2 iMAGINE UPSTATE STEAM FESTIVAL Ready to let off a little STEAM? Just mix 70 STEAM organizations, innovative exhibits, entertaining showcases, and interactive learning demonstrations for the perfect recipe for fun. Main St. from Court St. to Augusta Rd., Downtown Greenville; 864.386.3498; imaginesteamsc.org/ upstate/
APRIL 8-9 SPRING GREENVILLE SMASH PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT
Chautauqua History Comes Alive 106
Who doesn’t love a good game of pickleball? This twoday event will be open
Bassmaster Classic to all adults who love the game, as well as those who want to learn. Southside Park; 417 Baldwin Rd. Simpsonville; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com
APRIL 14-16 LIVING GALLERY: THROUGH THE DARKEST DAY Life-size recreations of artistic masterpieces come to life as the Living Gallery animates timeless works of art with passionate instrumentals, actor portrayals, and stunning imagery. Bob Jones University; 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.770.1372; livinggallery.bju.edu
APRIL 22-24 REEDY REELS FILM FESTIVAL Film fans will love this three-day festival which showcases talented local filmmakers and from around the globe. Films, which are screened in two-hour blocks, include documentaries, student, features, shorts, and animated categories. South Carolina Children’s Theatre; 153 Augusta St; 864.884.1662; reedyreels.com
APRIL 23 16TH ANNUAL MAC ARNOLD CORNBREAD & COLLARD GREENS BLUES FESTIVAL Live blues music pairs with Southern food specialties at this free festival sponsored by Ten at the Top. Commerce Park; 110 Depot St., Fountain Inn; 864.862.1090; fountaininn. org/201/special-events
APRIL 28-MAY 1 GREENVILLE FASHION WEEK Models and trends from emerging designers rock the runway at the city’s premier fashion event. Various Locations in Downtown Greenville; 864.704.7710; gvlfashionweek.com
APRIL GREENVILLE COUNTY SENIOR GAMES Over 50? Get moving in the Senior Games by competing in activities from track and field to shuffleboard. Various Locations in Greenville; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com
MAY MAY 6-8 ARTISPHERE PRESENTED BY TD BANK With a colorful array of vibrant visual and performing virtuosos, amazing culinary experiences, and one-of-a-kind stage acts, it’s no wonder this nationally recognized arts bash is toasting 18 years of Main Street magic! Downtown Greenville; S. Main St.; 864.283.6825; artisphere. org
to Falls Park, the Upstate Shakespeare Festival provides hours of free entertainment. Falls Park on the Reedy; 601 S. Main St.; 864.235.6948; warehousetheatre.com/shows/ upstate-shakespeare-festival
Reedy River Duck Derby
MAY 27-28 GALLABRAE— THE GREENVILLE SCOTTISH GAMES
MAY 7 STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL & COUNTRY FAIR Darling of many a Southern dessert, the strawberry now has its own festival. You won’t want to miss this event—jam-packed with live performances, crafts, and berry good eats. Slater Hall; 5 Whitney St., Slater; 864-836-1100, ext.103; foothillsfamilyresources. org/strawberry-festival
MAY 7 REEDY RIVER DUCK DERBY You’re not quack-ing up, those are thousands of yellow rubber duckies racing down the Reedy River. First to the finish line wins the grand prize! Falls Park on the Reedy; 601 S. Main St.; 864.420.1052; reedyriverduckderby.com
MAY 12-14 SPRINGSKUNK MUSIC FEST There’s April showers . . . and April Skunk. This springtime local staple rocks hard with diverse musical talent, artisan crafters, and yep, even some camping. 4067 Jordan Rd., Greer; 864.416.4515; albinoskunk.com
MAY 12-15 THE GREEK FESTIVAL Come for the baklava, stay for the
folk dancing. With great food, a unique marketplace, and nuggets of knowledge about Greenville’s Orthodox community, the Greek festival will have you exclaiming “opa”! St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral; Elford & Townes Sts.; 864.233.8531; greekforaday.com
Put a little wind in your bagpipes (and under the ol’ tartan) this Memorial Day Weekend! Celebrating all things Scottish, the Upstate goes Highlands for two lively days of traditional matches, Celtic tunes, and the Great Scot! Parade. Furman University; 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; Downtown Greenville; gallabrae.com
Ready, set, zoom! Enjoy a 5K race, music, snacks, awards, and a free trip through the zoo in this fundraiser for the animals, presented by the Greenville Zoo Foundation. Greenville Zoo; 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com
JUNE JUNE 9-12 BMW CHARITY PRO-AM PRESENTED BY SYNNEX CORPORATION Thousands of celeb spotters (and quite a few golf fans) flock to a four-day meeting on the greens, where amateur players tee off with pro partners to raise vital
BMW Charity Pro-Am
MAY 14-SEPTEMBER 10 UPSTATE PARK HOP Challenge the family to participate in these free summerlong scavenger hunts held in Greenville and Spartanburg County parks. Various Locations; 864.467.3324; parkhop.org
MAY 24-29 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY HOLSTON GASES Diamond days are here again! This six-day, NCAA tournament delivers the best baseball teams of the Southern Conference to Greenville’s minor-league field. Fluor Field at the West End; 945 S. Main St.; soconsports.com
MAY 26-JULY 31 UPSTATE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Even the Bard himself would give a standing ovation to these al fresco performances. Straight from the Globe Theatre
MAY BREW IN THE ZOO Humans have opposable thumbs for a reason, right? Get wild and raise a glass of local lager afterhours at the Greenville Zoo. Greenville Zoo; 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com
MAY THE FAIR AT HERITAGE PARK If thrill rides, funnel cakes, and circus acts are your idea of fun, make a beeline for this fair at Heritage Park. Heritage Park; 861 SE Main St, Simpsonville; 864.296.6601; fairatheritagepark.com
MAY SUMMER ON AUGUSTA
MAY ZOOM THROUGH THE ZOO 5K
The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up. Make new friends at this business block party, complete with a cookout and a slice of Southern tomato pie. Various Locations on Augusta St.; 864.325.6534; onlyonaugusta.com
funds for area charities. Various Area Golf Courses; 864.297.1660; bmwcharitygolf.com
JUNE 10-19 CHAUTAUQUA HISTORY COMES ALIVE FESTIVAL: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! History’s most influential figures, including Houdini, DDE, RFK, Pauli Murray, and Georgia O’Keeffe, take the stage to share stories that shaped history forever. Various Locations; 864.244.1499; historycomesalive.org
JULY JULY 29-30 30 HOUR COMEDY MARATHON You’ll leave in stitches after 30 straight hours (yes, it runs overnight) of the Comedy Marathon. Presented by Alchemy Comedy Theater, the Marathon features the best comedians in Greenville. Alchemy Comedy Theater at Coffee Underground; 1 E. Coffee St.; 864.256.1467; newsouthcomedy.com
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AUGUST AUGUST RESTAURANT WEEK GREENVILLE It’s the perfect time to get away, and our local eateries have you covered. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find special curated menus at an incredible value during Restaurant Week. Various Greenville Area Restaurants; 803.765.9000; restaurantweekgreenville.com
SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 10 & 17 WAGGIN’ @ THE WATERPARK Bid farewell to the dog days of summer with a splash and your own furry best friend. Discovery Island Waterpark and Otter Creek Waterpark; 417 Baldwin Rd., Simpsonville & 101 W. Darby Rd., Greenville; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com
SEPTEMBER 15-18 EUPHORIA FOOD, WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL Dig into the South’s premier celebration of all things edible. With the help of esteemed cuisiniers, skilled sommeliers, crafted tastings, and guest musicians, this ultimate foodie
weekend will satisfy each of your five senses. Various Greenville Locations; euphoriagreenville.com; 864.617.0231
SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 2 NOMA SQUARE OKTOBERFEST Don’t get your lederhosen in a twist. We’ve got more than enough beer steins, bratwurst, and oompah bands to go around. NOMA Square; 220 N. Main St.; 864.235.1234; nomasquare.com
SEPTEMBER HISPANIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL Revel in a taste of Latin American food, culture, arts, and music at this event, which celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. McAlister Square; 225 S. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.402.4207; ahamsc.org/hhf
SEPTEMBER SOOIE. MAULDIN BBQ COOK-OFF Vinegar veteran? Or staunch mustard supporter? No matter your taste in sauce style, there’s plenty to pig out on at the best BBQ competition around. Mauldin Cultural Center; 101 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin; 864.335.4862; mauldinbbq.com
SEPTEMBER INDIE CRAFT PARADE This year, independent artists and artisans have even more space to show off their wares. From ceramics to candles, and jewelry to paper goods, discover a host of one-of-a-kind gift options. makerscollective.org/ indiecraftparade
Hispanic Heritage Festival
SEPTEMBER AUTUMNFEST AT THE MARKET Shop for fall flowers, plants, and garden décor along with Certified SC produce and good eats from local food trucks at this two-day celebration of autumn. Greenville State Farmers Market; 1354 Rutherford Rd.; 864.244.4023; greenvillestatefarmersmarket.com.
SEPTEMBER SIPPIN’ SAFARI It’s a jungle out there, but a glass of wine helps. Uncork an epicurean expedition that includes sips, samples, and zoo strolls. Greenville Zoo; 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com
OCTOBER OCTOBER 1 AUNT HET FESTIVAL Channeling small-town charm into a full day’s schedule of soap box derbies, car shows, and crafts, the annual Aunt Het Festival is an experience you won’t soon forget. Main St., Fountain Inn; 864.862.2586; fountaininnchamber.org/aunt-hetfestival
OCTOBER 1 GET OUT! GREENVILLE The great outdoors never looked so good! Kick-start your own adventure with athletic demos, recreational exhibitors, games, trail races, and more. Pleasant Ridge Camp and Retreat Center; 4232 Highway 11, Marietta.; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com/ event/get-out-greenville
OCTOBER 8-31 SCARECROWS ON MAIN Waggin’ @ The Waterpark 108
The Gazebo on Main Street and local shops in downtown TR celebrate fall with a festive display of scarecrows made by local
residents and businesses; be sure to vote for your favorite! Downtown Travelers Rest; travelersrestsc.com/ scarecrows-on-main
OCTOBER 14-15 FALL GREENVILLE SMASH PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT Greenville County Rec serves up a good time at this pickleball tournament, in which all ages (over 18) and skill levels are welcome to compete. Southside Park; 417 Baldwin Rd. Simpsonville; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com/ event/greenville-pickleball-smash-2
OCTOBER 14-16 BANK OF AMERICA FALL FOR GREENVILLE PRESENTED BY PEPSI ‘Tis the season to be falling—for Greenville, that is. You just can’t beat the Upstate staple’s stacked slate of musicians, gourmet how-to’s, kiddie activities, and a variety of savory cuisine. Downtown Greenville; Main St. from North St. to Augusta Rd.; fallforgreenville.net
OCTOBER 14-16 36TH ANNUAL ANTIQUES, FINE ART & DESIGN WEEKEND With 27 dealers from across the country exhibiting the best in antiques, design, and fine and folk art in the Southeast, you won’t want to miss this popular weekend. Greenville County Museum of Art; 420 College St.; 864.271.7570; gcma.org/antiques
OCTOBER 29 DOWNTOWN TRICK-OR-TREATING Watch as downtown Travelers Rest is invaded by tiny ghosts & goblins, dinosaurs & dragons, fairies & princes, superheroes, and animals of every size—all in the name of lots of candy! Downtown Travelers Rest; travelersrestsc.com/visit/ downtown-trick-or-treating
OCTOBER 30 SIMPLY SPOOKY MOVIE NIGHT
NOVEMBER 11-JANUARY 16 UNITED COMMUNITY BANK ICE ON MAIN
A spooktacular time is in store at this free community event, where bouncy inflatables, games, and goodies await your arrival. Heritage Park; 861 SE. Main St., Simpsonville; 864.963.3781; simpsonvillechamber.com
Grab a piping-hot cup of cocoa and hit the ice to show off your most Olympic-worthy moves. Sparkly spandex not required. Village Green, S. Main St., adjacent to the Courtyard by Marriott Greenville Downtown; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc. gov/1654/UCB-Ice-on-Main
OCTOBER BOO IN THE ZOO Treat your pint-sized Spider-Man or mini-mermaid to more than 20 stations of the sweet stuff, plus the chance to meet some of their favorite characters. Greenville Zoo; 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com
OCTOBER EURO AUTO FESTIVAL Is there such a thing as car envy? Rev your motor alongside other automobile enthusiasts with sleek car shows, industry experts, and more. Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center and the Preserve at Verdae; 670 Verdae Blvd.; 864.802.5300; euroautofestival.com
OCTOBER ALBINO SKUNK MUSIC FESTIVAL This is a great time to be a stinker: pitch a tent on SkunkFarm and spend the weekend immersed in another round of eclectic music acts, food-truck fare, and homespun wares. Skunk on! 4067 Jordan Rd., Greer; 864.416.4515; albinoskunk.com
NOVEMBER 12-13 OPEN STUDIOS
OCTOBER GREER ARTS & EATS FESTIVAL A family-friendly two-day event, Greer Arts & Eats ranges from Main Street to Greer City Park, featuring local artisans, good food, craft beer, and live music. Downtown Greer; 864.877.3131; greerchamber.com/greer-arts-andeats-fest
OCTOBER THE NESS FEST Brace for a crazy holiday season, but first take a breather at NESS Fest, where a variety of fitness classes, mindful education, and nutritious food concepts promote a healthy lifestyle for all. Greenville; 864.326.5359; thenessfest.com
OCTOBER PUMPKIN FEST For a great October day trip, head north from Greenville to Brevard, North Carolina, where a lighted pumpkin trail and pumpkinheaded circus characters are just a small part of the fall fun. Silvermont Park; 364 E. Main St.; Brevard, NC; 828.862.5984; silvermont.org
NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 3-12 NEW SOUTH COMEDY FESTIVAL
Fall for Greenville
that’s who. Alchemy Comedy Theater at Coffee Underground; 1 E. Coffee St.; 864.256.1467; newsouthcomedy.com
See art in action and get a rare glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes when local visual artists invite you into their intimate workspaces. Various Artists’ Studios in the Upstate; 864.467.3132; greenvillearts.com
NOVEMBER 4-6 EVERYTHING OUTDOOR FEST
NOVEMBER GREENVILLE CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Boo in the Zoo
Knock, knock. Who’s there? Nearly 300 masters of sketch, improv, and stand-up comedy ready to tickle your funny bone,
Head to Hopkins Farm for this three-day celebration of outdoor activities, from backpacking to boating to biking. Historic Hopkins Farm; 3717 Fork Shoals Rd, Simpsonville; 864.250.9713; everythingoutdoorfest.com
NOVEMBER 5-6 ARTISANVILLE Specializing in artisan-made pieces that capture the eye and imagination, Artisanville offers something for everyone in an exciting two-day exhibition. Greenville Convention Center; 1 Exposition Dr.; 864.915.9994; artisanville.net
Get an education in ale: kegs from across the country will be on tap for your tasting pleasure at Fluor Field, in addition to live music and much more. Fluor Field at the West End; 945 S. Main St.; gvlbeerfest.com
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER INDIE CRAFT PARADE HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP Forget the whole making-alist thing. This retail pop-up has all the handmade gifts you need to spread some cheer. 2909 Old Buncombe Rd.; makerscollective.org/ indiecraftparade
Indie Craft Parade
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DECEMBER DECEMBER 1-3 HOLIDAY FAIR Whether you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffer or seeking ornaments to trim the tree, you’re covered at this award-winning holiday fair. Greenville Convention Center; 1 Exposition Dr.; 864.233.2562; holidayfairgreenville.com
DECEMBER 1-30 BON SECOURS FESTIVAL OF TREES With a little holly and whole lot of jolly, area organizations and businesses vie for the title of best-dressed evergreen at three downtown hotels at this Greenville holiday favorite. Select Downtown Greenville Hotels; 864.255.1040; stfrancisfoundation.com/event/ festival-of-trees
DECEMBER 2 NIGHT OF LIGHTS Count down with Greenville Mayor White as he lights the official Christmas tree
downtown. This exciting event includes food trucks and vendors, live music, and a special visit from The Man himself—Santa Claus. Downtown Greenville; Main St. at Court St.; events.greenvillesc.gov
DECEMBER 2-4 CHRISTMAS AT THE CITY OF GREER A traditional tree-lighting ceremony on Friday kicks off one merry weekend, which also features Saturday breakfast with Santa, and a downtown parade on Sunday. Downtown Greer; 864.968.7004; cityofgreer.org
DECEMBER 3 POINSETTIA CHRISTMAS PARADE Jumpstart a good oldfashioned family Christmas with these decked-out floats, marching bands, and other yuletide fun. Main St., from Augusta Rd. to Washington St., Downtown Greenville; events. greenvillesc.gov
DECEMBER 7 SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PARADE Spark your Christmas spirit by watching festive floats parade down Main Street in Fountain Inn to herald the holiday season. Main St., Fountain Inn; 864.862.2586; fountaininnchamber.org/spiritof-christmas-parade
DECEMBER 11 THE VERY MERRY LOCAL CHRISTMAS MARKET AT TRAILBLAZER PARK Give those hard-working elves a break—shop local for unique gifts crafted by regional blacksmiths, potters, candlemakers, jewelers, and more. Trailblazer Park; 235 Trailblazer Dr., Travelers Rest; 864.834.7958; trailblazerpark.com
There’s never a shortage of things to do in the Greenville area, but if you have the chance, these five annual Signature Events really let #yeahTHATgreenville shine. Keep them in mind as you plan your next visit! ARTISPHERE (MAY) If art is what gets you going, get yourself to Artisphere, the city’s largest arts festival! Named the “Best Art Fair in America” (ArtFairCalendar. com) and “#3 Best Art Show in the Country” (USA TODAY), this event is a celebration of all forms of art—visual, performing, and culinary. Usually held on Mother’s Day weekend, it takes place in the heart of downtown, attracting thousands of visitors from across the country. 2022 Dates: May 6-8; artisphere.org
GALLABRAE (MAY) If you’re visiting the Upstate region around Memorial Day, make sure you grab your family tartan and pack your pipes to celebrate Scottish style! A proud tribute to the area’s cultural roots, Gallabrae spans the weekend with The Great Scot! Parade, the Greenville Scottish Games, pipe bands and drum corps, and much more in a super family-friendly festival you won’t soon forget. 2022 Dates: May 27-28; gallabrae.com
BMW CHARITY PRO-AM (JUNE) Combine professional golf, A-list celebrities, and a collection of charitable causes, and you’ve got the Ultimate Fundraising Machine! The BMW Charity Pro-Am first teed off in 2001, and now hosts more than 40,000 visitors
Poinsettia Christmas Parade
each year, putting pros and celebs alongside local amateur players. Best of all? The event has raised more than $14 million for Upstate charities since its inception. 2022 Dates: June 9-12; bmwcharitygolf.com
EUPHORIA (SEPTEMBER) For foodies, September is the time of year you’ll want to make your way here to Greenville to visit! Originally founded by musician Edwin McCain and Greenville restaurateur Carl Sobocinski, this event has evolved to become a highly-anticipated, four-day celebration of food, wine, music, and cooking. Make sure to check out opportunities for private dinners, multi-course mash-ups, wine seminars, and intimate concerts. 2022 Dates: September 15-18; euphoriagreenville.com
FALL FOR GREENVILLE (OCTOBER) If you’re looking to enjoy a gorgeous autumn weekend full of tastes, tunes, and taps, then you don’t want to miss Fall for Greenville. With a robust concert schedule, a diverse collection of food vendors from around the area, and a wide array of beers and wines to complement it all, Fall for Greenville is a great way to celebrate the fall season. 2022 Dates: October 14-16; fallforgreenville.net
WEEKLY EVENTS THURSDAYS MARCH 17-AUGUST 25 PIEDMONT NATURAL GAS DOWNTOWN ALIVE PRESENTED BY CLEMSON MBA It’s not quite the weekend yet, but who’s counting? Catch local bands and more than 45,000 fans (annually) at the Metropolitan Arts Council’s weekly Thursday music festival. NOMA Square; 220 N. Main St.; events.greenvillesc.gov
MAY 26-AUGUST 4 MUSIC BY THE LAKE What summer slump? A serene lakeside amphitheater sets the scene for enjoying a plethora of contemporary, jazz, bluegrass, and Broadway tunes in the summertime twilight. Furman University; 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2086; furman. edu/academics/music/campsconferences/music-by-the-lake/
SEPTEMBER 1-OCTOBER 27 (EXCEPT OCTOBER 13) FIDELITY INVESTMENTS MOONLIGHT MOVIES A picnic basket and a shareable blanket is all you need to cozy up under the stars during downtown’s seasonal film screenings. Falls Park on the Reedy; 601 S. Main St.; events. greenvillesc.gov
OCTOBER HARVEST MARKET FOOD TRUCK RALLY Bring your own lawn chair or blanket to enjoy this farmers market and food truck fare, arts, crafts, and bluegrass music in an open-air amphitheater, every Thursday in October. Trailblazer Park; 235 Trailblazer Dr., Travelers Rest; 864.610.0965; trailblazerpark.com/bluegrassand-harvest-market
FRIDAYS FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH FIRST FRIDAYS Walk, crawl, and stroll your way through a number of galleries and studio spaces for an authentic regional arts experience. Open Houses at Area Artists’ Studios and Galleries; 864.467.3132; firstfridaysgreenville.com
MARCH 18-SEPTEMBER 29 GREENVILLE HERITAGE MAIN STREET FRIDAYS PRESENTED BY PEPSI No Friday is complete without a few beer trucks, rockin’ musical performances, and a play zone to keep the little ones busy. NOMA Square; 220 N. Main St.; events.greenvillesc.gov
Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movies
TD Saturday Market
SATURDAYS APRIL-JUNE, SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER BROWSE & STROLL ART MARKET Inspired by an oldfashioned sidewalk sale, TR shop owners and curated artists set up shop along the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail. Downtown Travelers Rest; travelersrestsc.com/browsestroll-sidewalk-market
MAY 7-OCTOBER 29 TD SATURDAY MARKET PRESENTED BY PRISMA HEALTH Rise and shine! The early bird always gets the best deals on fresh, organic produce, baked delicacies, dairy products, and other goods. Downtown Greenville; S. Main St. from Washington St. to Court St.; saturdaymarketlive.com
MAY, JUNE & SEPTEMBER MUSIC IN THE PARK CONCERT SERIES Come rock and roll in TR! With beautiful mountain views, cool evening breezes, and stars galore, you can’t help but kick back and enjoy life—especially with food trucks, beer, and wine. Trailblazer Park; 235 Trailblazer Dr., Travelers Rest; 864.834.7958; trailblazerpark.com
AUGUST MOVIES IN THE PARK To watch free movies in the park that start at dusk, bring your chairs and blankets. Munch on great food and ice cream from the food truck vendors. Trailblazer Park; 235 Trailblazer Dr., Travelers Rest; 864.834.7958; trailblazerpark.com
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• 190 Manatee Ct., Greer; 864.329.1919; bmwccafoundation.org
YEAH, THAT’S THE SPOT ATTRACTIONS & TOURS
From the 1930 Dixi to the models produced at the plant today, BMW’s heritage comes alive at the automotive manufacturer’s crescent-shaped visitor center. • 1400 Hwy. 101 S., Greer; 864.802.5300; bmwzentrum.com
ATTRACTIONS THE BMW PERFORMANCE CENTER
CECIL D. BUCHANAN MILITARY HISTORY MUSEUM
Get your thrills sliding, cornering, braking, and doing timed laps with professional instructors in a sporty BMW. • 1155 Hwy. 101 S., Greer; 888.345.4269; bmwperformancecenter.com
Displays, now accessible only to tour and school groups, chronicle military history—from the American Revolution through the Gulf Wars. • 3110 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors; 864.263.3347; americanlegionscpost214.org/museum
CRAFT AXE THROWING
Sign up for an axe-throwing session at this Hampton Station venue, where hitting the bullseye isn’t as easy as it looks. • 1320 Hampton Ave. Ext., Suite 5A; 864.301.6032; craftaxethrowing.com/us/sc/greenville
THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE UPSTATE
This Smithsonian-affiliated museum offers 80,000 sq. ft. for fun, learning, and play! Housing 21 unique exhibit galleries, the museum provides
ESCAPE ARTIST GREENVILLE
hands-on fun at a putt-putt course, grocery store, farm, art studio, and more. • 300 College St.; 864.233.7755; tcmupstate.org
Challenge yourself and your friends to find the clues, solve the puzzle, and escape in just one hour. • 209 E. Stone Ave.; 864.509.9305; escapeartistgreenville.com
FALLS PARK ON THE REEDY
In Greenville’s signature park, the stunning Liberty Bridge spans the Reedy River Falls, while pathways throughout include the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail. • 601 S. Main St.; 864.467.4355; fallspark.com
Frankie’s covers 14 acres with go-kart tracks, mini-golf, bumper boats, batting cages, laser tag, and arcade games. • 45 Park Woodruff Dr.; 864.627.9888; frankies.com/greenville
In downtown’s Cleveland Park, Greenville’s accredited zoo is home to some 80 species of animals— including a beloved group of Masai giraffes. • 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com
GROUP THERAPY PUB & PLAYGROUND
De-stress at this pub/playground, which mixes food and beverages with wacky mini golf, axe throwing, ice curling, ping pong, karaoke, and more. • 320 Falls St., Suite G; grouptherapy.fun
MODEL TRAINS STATION
Make tracks to see this 16,000-square-foot display of 15 working model trains in Taylors Mill. • 250 Mill St., Suite
DUKE ENERGY’S WORLD OF ENERGY
BL1250, Taylors; 864.605.7979; modeltrainsstation.com
PRISMA HEALTH SWAMP RABBIT TRAIL SYSTEM
This popular and ever-expanding former rail line encompasses 22 miles of walking/biking trails running through Greenville County. • 864.467.3470; greenvillerec.com/ swamprabbit
SPARE TIME ENTERTAINMENT GREENVILLE From bowling lanes and laser tag to arcade games and escape rooms, families find fun at this Eastside entertainment complex. • 822 Congaree Rd.; 864.412.0299; sparetimeentertainment.com/greenville
SPEED FACTORY INDOOR KARTING
Challenge friends (ages 8 & up) to a race at Speed Factory’s “Super Oval” or the 11-turn indoor “Road Course.” • 1524 Roper Mountain Rd.; 864.412.3323; speedfactoryindoorkarting.com
Golfer or not, 70 climate-controlled hitting bays, 200 HDTVs, a rooftop fire pit, and a restaurant and bar
provide entertainment galore. • 201 Clifton Ct.; 864.315.3351; topgolf.com/us/greenville
TRAPPED IN THE UPSTATE
For family fun or corporate teambuilding, put your heads together to solve these escape room puzzles within 60 minutes. • 556D Memorial Dr. Ext., Greer; 864.416.1539; trappedupstate.com
WINE & DESIGN
Bring your favorite bottle of wine to sip on while you create your own masterpiece with help from artist instructors. • 1175 Woods Crossing Rd., Suite 1B; 864.288.1260; wineanddesign.com/greenville-sc
MUSEUMS & LEARNING CENTERS BMW CAR CLUB OF AMERICA FOUNDATION: ULTIMATE DRIVING MUSEUM In addition to saving lives through the Tire Rack Street Survival Program, the Foundation also preserves the company’s history with changing exhibits at its Library, Archives, and Museum.
Interactive exhibits at Duke Energy’s visitor center explain how electricity is generated by harnessing the waters from Jocassee and Keowee reservoirs. • 7812 Rochester Hwy., Seneca; 800.777.1004; duke-energy.com/ worldofenergy
GREENVILLE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
With 12 branches, the Library System offers events, classes, and programs for all ages—no library card required. • Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl.; 864.242.5000; greenvillelibrary.org
GREENVILLE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
GCMA features the world’s largest public collection of Andrew Wyeth watercolors, 21 works by enslaved potter David Drake, and more than 90 works by Jasper Johns. • 420 College St.; 864.271.7570; gcma.org
GREENVILLE CULTURAL EXCHANGE CENTER
This African-American history museum and culture center honors the contributions and accomplishments of AfricanAmericans in the Greenville area. • 700 Arlington Ave.; 864.232.9162; greenvilleculturalexchange.org
Creative educational programming infuses the preschool, summer camp, after-school services, and familyfriendly tours at Greenville Explorers. • 638 E. Washington St.; 855.687.6923; greenville.explorerkids.us
MILITARY HISTORY CENTER OF THE CAROLINAS
From uniforms and arms to military vehicles, MHCC honors veterans by collecting, restoring, and preserving items related to U.S. military history. • 14 Airport Rd. Ext.; milhcc.org
MUSEUM & GALLERY AT BOB JONES UNIVERSITY
Although the museum is currently closed for renovation, you can see some of the holdings—the world’s third-largest collection of sacred art—by tour request. • 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.770.1331; museumandgallery.org/collection-on-view
MUSEUM & LIBRARY OF CONFEDERATE HISTORY
Minutes from Main Street, the museum contains a collection of Confederate relics portraying life in the South during the Civil War. • 15 Boyce Ave.; 864.421.9039; confederatemuseum.org
ROPER MOUNTAIN SCIENCE CENTER
New interactive exhibits and an outdoor dinosaur trail complement planetarium shows held on Friday Starry Nights. • 402 Roper Mountain Rd.; 864.355.8900; ropermountain.org
SHOELESS JOE JACKSON MUSEUM & BASEBALL LIBRARY
Across from Fluor Field, the house where Shoeless Joe lived and died displays photographs and personal memorabilia relating to the baseball legend’s life. • 356 Field St.; 864.346.4867; shoelessjoejackson.org
SIGAL MUSIC MUSEUM
Through engaging exhibits and intimate performances, Sigal Music Museum celebrates musical narratives with a world-class collection of instruments by iconic makers of the past 400 years. • 516 Buncombe St.; 864.520.8807; sigalmusicmuseum.org
UPCOUNTRY HISTORY MUSEUM
Experience three centuries of Upcountry South Carolina history through interactive multimedia exhibits and innovative programs at this Smithsonian-affiliated museum. • 540 Buncombe St.; 864.467.3100; upcountryhistory.org
JUST ADD WATER
Greenville Glides Segway Tour
7TH INNING SPLASH WATERPARK
Hit a home run with the kids by taking them to this baseballthemed waterpark for a spin down the giant bowl slide. • 1500 Piedmont Hwy. (Hwy. 20), Piedmont; 864.299.1842; waterparks.greenvillerec.com/7thinning-splash
DISCOVERY ISLAND WATERPARK
Coast down waterslides, ride a boogie board on the Flowrider surfing simulator, or float along a lazy river at this watery wonderland. • Southside Park, 417 Baldwin Rd., Simpsonville; 864.963.4345; waterparks. greenvillerec.com/discovery-island
FOUNTAIN INN SPLASH PAD
This free, kid-friendly water feature on Main Street in Fountain Inn is a big hit on a hot day. • N. Main St. (across from The Chill Factory), Fountain Inn
OTTER CREEK WATERPARK
Little “tadpoles” love the shallowentry pool, tame Tadpole slide, and the splash pad fountain at this Northside waterpark. • 101 W. Darby Rd.; 864.834.4108; waterparks.greenvillerec.com/ottercreek
SPECTATOR SPORTS GREENVILLE DRIVE
Greenville’s Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox plays at Fluor Field, a mini replica of Fenway Park in Boston. • Season: Apr.–Sept.; 945 S. Main St.; 864.240.4500; greenvilledrive.com
GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS The NHL affiliate of the Florida Panthers and AHL affiliate of the Charlotte Checkers delivers ice action as part of the Eastern Conference AA ice-hockey league. • Season: Oct.-Apr.; Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St.; 864.674.7825; swamprabbits.com
This United Soccer League One men’s team brought professional soccer to town for the first time, beginning in 2019. • Season: Apr.Oct.; Matches: Legacy Early College, 900 Woodside Ave.; Team Store: 22 S. Main St.; 864.203.0565; greenvilletriumph.com
TOURS THE BREWERY EXPERIENCE
Dive into Greenville’s craft beer scene on these van tours led by beer expert Gary Glancy. • 828.216.1343; thebreweryexperience.com
FOOTHILL FOODIE TOURS, LLC Foothill Foodie’s six culinary adventures include sipping the city’s best craft cocktails, indulging in decadent desserts, and delighting in a boozy brunch. • 864.553.9404; foothillfoodietours.com
GREENVILLE CULINARY TOURS Foodies will love exploring the local culinary scene! Choose from the Breakfast Tour, BBQ Trail Tour, International Foods Tour, Carolina Countryside Tour, Coffee Tour, or the most popular “At the Chef’s Table” Tour. • 864.567.3940; greenvillehistorytours.com/greenvilleculinary-tours
Grab the kids and take one of these family-friendly tours of Greenville, offered by the same folks who provide educational services for children. • 135 S. Main St.; 855.687.6923, ext.702; greenville.explorerkids.us
GREENVILLE GLIDES SEGWAY TOURS
Gliding through Greenville’s urban core on a guided Segway tour is a great way to discover this Upstate city. • 233 N. Main St.; 864.214.0119; greenvillesegwaytours.com
GREENVILLE HISTORY TOURS Historian John Nolan offers a variety of tours of the city’s vibrant business core, textile mills and villages, and surrounding historic neighborhoods. • 864.567.3940; greenvillehistorytours.com
MAKE GREENVILLE YOURS TOURS
Join Mike Cruice and discover the soul of Greenville as he shares stories about the city’s past, present, and future—cheesy jokes included. • 864.363.8628; makegreenvilleyours.com
OUTDOOR TOURS & ADVENTURES BAREFOOT ACRES
Whether you’re challenging yourself to a zipline course or roaming fields of flowers, you’ll harvest plenty of fun at this family-friendly adventure farm. • 181 Barefoot Acres Way, Fountain Inn; 864.484.3879; barefootacressc.com
DAVIDSON RIVER OUTFITTERS Set on the banks of the Davidson River, this outfitter offers professionally guided fishing trips, fly-fishing lessons, and a retail fly shop. • 49 Pisgah Hwy. Suite 6, Pisgah Forest, NC; 828.877.4181; davidsonflyfishing.com
THE GORGE ZIPLINE CANOPY TOUR
Eleven ziplines, three rappels, and a sky bridge descend 1,100 feet on this thrilling 3.5-hour canopy tour through the Green River Gorge. • 166 Honey Bee Dr., Saluda, NC; 828.373.2696; thegorgezipline.com
GREEN RIVER ADVENTURES
Set in the world-famous Green River Gorge, this outfitter offers guided whitewater trips, waterfall rappels, and hikes for all skills levels. • 111 E. Main St., Saluda, NC; 828.749.2800; greenriveradventures.com
JOCASSEE LAKE TOURS
Naturalist-led boat, kayak, and hiking tours take groups to explore Lake Jocassee and the stunning Jocassee Gorges area; tours depart from Devils Fork State Park. • 161 Holcombe Cir., Salem; 864.280.5501; jocasseelaketours.com
SALUDA OUTDOOR CENTER Choose your own adventure on the Saluda River! From summer tubing to 13 Stripes craft brews post-float, to camping in river pods and experiencing tiny home living, it’s all just 5 miles from downtown Greenville. • 1307 Old Easley Hwy., Easley; 864.777.3053; saludaoutdoorcenter.com
RIVER FALLS SPA
Zip through the treetops and challenge yourself to high-flying obstacle courses at Greenville’s first aerial adventure park. • 16 Alma St.; 864.907.9539; treetopquest.com/greenville
From a mani/pedi to a deep-tissue massage, indulge yourself at this tranquil spa next to the Westin Poinsett hotel. • 130 S. Main St.; 864.240.2136; riverfallsspa.com
Adventures range from whitewater rafting on the Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River to soaring through treetops on the Chattooga Ridge Zipline Tour. • 1251 Academy Rd., Long Creek; 866.319.8870; wildwaterrafting.com/locations/ wildwater-chattooga
CANCER SURVIVORS PARK
A space for celebration, learning, healing, and hope, this Greenville park honors those who have battled or continue to battle cancer. • 52 Cleveland St.; 864.255.5010; cancersurvivorspark.org
For a recap of area Signature Experiences, see p. 58
CEDAR FALLS PARK
Admired for its view, this 90-acre riverfront park features a 200-footwide waterfall, which powered wool and sawmills in the 1820s. • 201 Cedar Falls Rd., Fountain Inn; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com/ parks/cedar-falls
TRAVEL SERVICES EXPLORE UP CLOSE
Winner of South Carolina’s 2021 Heritage Tourism Award, Explore Up Close offers immersive regional and international travel experiences for small groups. • 864.384.6947; exploreupclose.com
Hugging the banks of the Reedy River, the 122-acre park includes a children’s playground, tennis and volleyball courts, and the Greenville Zoo. • 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/1581/Cleveland-Park
JEAN’S BUS SERVICE
With their fleet of 56-passenger buses, Jean’s can plan a custom tour for your group in the U.S. or Canada. • 207 Furman Hall Rd.; 864.242.1673; jeansbussvc.com
CONESTEE NATURE PRESERVE
VAN IN BLACK
A passenger van on-demand service customized to meet the specific needs of visitors, whether they're looking for a winery or brewery tour, transportation, or a guided drive. • P.O. Box 533, Bostic, NC; 800.903.2503; vaninblack.com
FITNESS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES ELITE TOTAL FITNESS
Elite Total Fitness is a state-ofthe-art training facility offering personal training, group fitness, sports performance training, and on-site recovery services. • 300 South St., Simpsonville; 864.280.9828; elitetotalfitness.com
GREENVILLE COUNTY AQUATIC COMPLEX
In addition to South Carolina’s only public 50-meter indoor pool, this facility has a therapy pool, fitness center, and exercise studio. • 700 W. Blue Ridge Dr.; 864.679.7946; aquatics.greenvillerec.com
This LEED-certified 72,000-squarefoot complex holds a conference
Cancer Survivors Park
This woodland oasis and birding hotspot, just six miles from downtown Greenville, offers more than 12 miles of trails traversing 400 diverse acres along the Reedy River. • 840 Mauldin Rd.; 864.277.2004; conesteepreserve.org
center, performance space, worship center, café, workout facilities, tennis courts, and both a six-lane lap pool and recreation pool. • 424 Westfield St.; 864.527.5948; krocgreenville.org
complimentary latte, and meet their amazing team of eyelash artists and hair extension specialists. • 100 Green Ave.; 864.501.2678; beautifulsalon.co
PAVILION RECREATION COMPLEX
DRIFT FLOAT & SPA
Where textile mills once stood, this 32-acre park flanking the Reedy River now forms the crown jewel of downtown. • S. Main St. at Falls Park Dr.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/167/Falls-Park
FRIGID CRYOTHERAPY + RECOVERY SPA
You’ll find soccer fields, tennis courts, an ice-skating rink, a fenced dog park, and a bounce house at this 75,000-sq-ft indoor/ outdoor recreation complex. • 400 Scottswood Rd., Taylors; 864.322.7529; pavilion.greenvillerec.com
YMCA OF GREENVILLE
The Y is committed to building a healthy community through wellness, youth development, childcare, youth sports, camping, and teen programs. • Multiple locations; 864.412.0288; ymcagreenville.org
SPAS & BEAUTY THE BEAUTIFUL CO. SALON By appointment only, step into this luxury salon, sip your
Climb into a private “float pod,” close the domed lid, and float your cares away in silent darkness. • 644 N. Main St., Suite 2B; 864.414.2388; driftgreenville.com
Greenville’s Recovery Spa for arthritic pain and inflammation, athletic recovery, and spa services. If the cold isn’t for you— don’t worry! They offer other services too. • 8540 Pelham Rd.; 864.246.2796; frigidcryo.com
IVY SALON DOWNTOWN
Specializing in color services, Ivy Salon also boasts a Braid and Bun Bar for trussing your tresses or designing a new up-do. • 19 S. Main St.; 864.370.1489; ivysalons.com
FALLS PARK ON THE REEDY
In addition to sports fields and a miniature steam railroad, Heritage Park showcases the CCNB Amphitheatre, popular for its seasonal concerts. • 861 S.E. Main St., Simpsonville; simpsonville.com/ parksrec/page/heritage-park
LINKY STONE PARK: THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN
Children delight in a geology wall made of local rocks, the Hansel and Gretel cottage, and the secret garden in this pocket park. • Reedy View Dr. at River St.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/333/public-gardens
Greenville’s oldest park encompasses trails, tennis courts, a playground, and a new 18-hole mini-golf course (BYO clubs and balls), plus picnic shelters and a bandstand. • 100 E. Park Ave.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc. gov/1584/McPherson-Park
PLEASANT RIDGE PARK
Hiking and biking trails and a 4-acre lake for hooking trout, bass, and catfish highlight this Greenville County park, nestled in the Blue Ridge foothills. • 4232 Hwy. 11, Marietta; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec. com/parks/pleasant-ridge-park
RUNWAY PARK AT GMU
Kids love watching aircraft take off and land while enjoying the aviation-themed playground in this park at Greenville Downtown Airport. • 21 Airport Rd. Ext.; 864.242.4777; greenvilledowntownairport.com/ runway-park
SHOELESS JOE JACKSON MEMORIAL PARK Located 3 miles west of Main Street, the park preserves the home field where Greenville’s beloved baseball hero got his start. • 406 West Ave.; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec. com/parks/shoeless-joe
Opening in spring 2022, the city’s newest park covers 60 acres in West Greenville, including playgrounds, a visitor center, and a centerpiece
pedestrian bridge. • 40 Mayberry St.; 864.467.4355; unityparkgreenville.com
HISTORICAL SITES AROUND THE REGION CAMPBELL’S COVERED BRIDGE
Built in 1909, this 38-foot-long bridge spans Beaverdam Creek as the only remaining covered bridge in the state. • 171 Campbell Covered Bridge Rd., Landrum; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com/ parks/campbells-covered-bridge
COWPENS NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD
On this former cow pasture, General Daniel Morgan outwitted the British during the Revolutionary War. • 4001 Chesnee Hwy., Gaffney; 864.461.2828; nps.gov/cowp
FORT HILL/JOHN C. CALHOUN MANSION AND LIBRARY
MUSGROVE MILL STATE HISTORIC SITE
On August 19, 1780, the Patriots emerged victorious in the Battle of Musgrove Mill, which raged in these tranquil woods along the Enoree River. • 398 State Park Rd., Clinton; 864.938.0100; southcarolinaparks.com/musgrove-mill
NINETY SIX NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
In 1775, the Star Fort at Ninety Six saw the Revolutionary War’s first land battle to be fought south of New England. • 1103 Hwy. 248 S., Ninety Six; 864.543.4068; nps.gov/nisi
OCONEE STATION STATE HISTORIC SITE
This former military compound and trading post offers a rare glimpse at 18th- and 19thcentury life in South Carolina. • 500 Oconee Station Rd., Walhalla; 864.638.0079; southcarolinaparks. com/oconee-station
This antebellum plantation was home to pre-eminent South Carolina statesman John C. Calhoun from 1836 until his death in 1850; Calhoun Mansion is open for self-guided tours on weekdays. • 102 Fort Hill St., Clemson; 864.656.2475; clemson. edu/about/history/properties/fort-hill
KINGS MOUNTAIN NATIONAL MILITARY PARK
Kings Mountain was the setting of a one-hour Revolutionary War battle in 1780 that turned the tide in favor of the colonies. • 2625 Park Rd., Blacksburg (off I-85N, Exit 2); 864.936.7921; nps.gov/kimo
South Carolina’s oldest remaining bridge (1820), this 14-foot-high Gothic stone arch is named for statesman Joel R. Poinsett. • 580 Callahan Mountain Rd., Landrum; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec. com/parks/poinsett-bridge
Anchoring an 8-acre park in downtown Brevard, the 33-room Colonial Revival Silvermont Mansion (1917) holds a house museum on its second floor. • 364 E. Main St., Brevard, NC; 828.884.3166; silvermont.org
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One of three railroad tunnels planned in South Carolina in the 1850s and never completed, Stumphouse cuts 1,617 feet through Stumphouse Mountain. • Off Hwy. 28, Walhalla; 800.910.4371; visitoconeesc.com/stumphouse-park
We have everything you need from Electric Assist bikes to Kids Bicycles.
SUBER’S CORN MILL
Built in 1908, Suber’s waterpowered gristmill still grinds corn into cornmeal, appearing much as it did a century ago. • 2002 Suber Mill Rd., Greer; 864.430.3675; scmills.com/ subers.php
BIKE RENTALS GREENVILLE BCYCLE
Rent an electric bike from any BCycle sharing station and pedal to your destination in bike-friendly downtown Greenville. • Various locations downtown; 864.467.4355; greenvillebcycle.com
PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES GREENVILLE
Get power when you want it on the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail by renting an electric bike (locks, helmets, and cargo bags included). • 1320 Hampton Ave. Ext., Suite 11A; 864.565.9600; pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/ greenville
This downtown company rents seven-speed comfort cruisers, perfect for tackling the 22-milelong Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail. • 12 W. McBee Ave.; 864.419.2944; reedyrides.com
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PUBLIC GOLF THE PRESERVE AT VERDAE
Set on 100 acres adjacent to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center, this 18hole championship course was designed by Willard Byrd. • 650 Verdae Blvd.; 864.676.1500; thepreserveatverdae.com
3’S GREENVILLE PAR 3 GOLF & GRILL
A fully renovated 12 hole par 3 golf course, with a 17,000 sq.-ft. Humps & Bumps Putting Course, a 7-acre short game practice area, serviced by a golf shack with terrific food, beverage, and great music. • 61 Villa Rd.; 864.233.6336; 3s.golf
AREA LAKES LAKE CUNNINGHAM
This 376-acre lake is a haven for local fishermen seeking to hook largemouth bass. A park and picnic shelter are also on-site. • 2844 N. McElhaney Rd., Greer; greercpw.com/lakesrecreation
Nearly 1,000 miles of shoreline wrap around this 56,000acre lake, created by the Army Corp of Engineers. • 19138-A Hwy. 11 S., Fair Play; southcarolinaparks.com/lakehartwell
Surrounded by 43,000 forested acres, Lake Jocassee feels undiscovered, despite its popularity. Launch your boat at Devils Fork State Park. • 161 Holcombe Cir., Salem (off Hwy. 11); southcarolinaparks.com/devils-fork
A paradise for water sports, the 18,500-acre lake created by Duke Power boasts 300 miles of shoreline and spectacular mountain views. • Along Rtes. 130 & 183, Seneca; southcarolinaparks.com/keoweetoxaway
Northwest of Greer, 800-acre Lake Robinson lures fishermen, boaters, and kayakers to its waters, which swim with bass and crappie. • 2544 Mays Bridge Rd., Greer; greercpw.com/ lakes-recreation
OAK GROVE LAKE
Stocked with bass, bream, and catfish, this neighborhood lake is open for fishing on Wednesdays and Saturdays. • Oak Grove Lake Rd.; greenvillerec.com/ parks/oak-grove-lake
AREA STATE PARKS CAESARS HEAD STATE PARK
At 3,208 feet above sea level, Caesars Head offers phenomenal views, hiking trails, and a popular Hawk Watch program in autumn. • 8155 Geer Hwy. (off Hwy. 11) Cleveland; 864.836.6115; southcarolinaparks.com/ caesars-head
CHIMNEY ROCK AT CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK
Stunning views stretch out from the 225-foot summit of Chimney Rock. A waterfall and six hiking trails add to the park’s appeal. • 431 Main St./US-64 East, Chimney Rock, NC; 828.625.9611; chimneyrockpark.com
CROFT STATE PARK
Hiking trails, equestrian facilities, and remnants of a Native American soapstone quarry number among the attractions of this 7,000-acre park. • 450 Croft State Park Rd., Spartanburg; 864.585.1283; southcarolinaparks.com/croft
DEVILS FORK STATE PARK
Boat, fish, and camp in this gorgeous park, centering on Lake Jocassee. In March–April, come to see the rare Oconee Bell flower. • 161 Holcombe Cir. (off Hwy. 11), Salem; 864.944.2639; southcarolinaparks.com/devils-fork
JONES GAP STATE PARK
Part of the 11,000-acre Mountain Bridge Recreation Area, Jones Gap offers sylvan hiking trails and great trout fishing in the Middle Saluda River. • 303 Jones Gap Rd., Marietta (off US-276N); 864.836.3647; southcarolinaparks.com/jones-gap
KEOWEE-TOXAWAY STATE PARK
With stunning mountain views and woods thick with rhododendrons, mountain laurel, and wildflowers, KeoweeToxaway is one of the state’s prettiest places. • 108 Residence Dr., Sunset; 864.868.2605; southcarolinaparks.com/keoweetoxaway
KINGS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK
Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the park features trails, equestrian facilities, fishing lakes, and a Living History Farm. • 1277 Park Rd., Blacksburg; 803.222.3209; southcarolinaparks.com/ kingsmountain
LAKE HARTWELL STATE PARK
Boasting 56,000 acres for watery fun, Lake Hartwell was created in 1962 after the Savannah River was dammed to provide hydroelectric power. • 19138 Hwy. 11, Fair Play; 864.972.3352; southcarolinaparks.com/lakehartwell
OCONEE STATE PARK
Southern trailhead for the Foothills Trail, Oconee is also a jumping-off point for whitewater rafting on the Chattooga and Chauga rivers. • 624 State Park Rd., Mountain Rest; 864.638.5353; southcarolinaparks.com/oconee
SADLERS CREEK STATE PARK
Perched on a 395-acre peninsula extending into Lake Hartwell, the park offers camping, as well as wildlife-watching and water sports. • 940 Sadlers Creek Rd., Anderson; 864.226.8950; southcarolinaparks.com/ sadlers-creek
TABLE ROCK STATE PARK Named for the giant rock slab of Table Rock Mountain, this park features 10 miles of trails, two stocked lakes, and a swimming area. • 158 E. Ellison Ln. (off Hwy. 11), Pickens; 864.878.9813; southcarolinaparks.com/table-rock
REGIONAL RECREATION BLUE RIDGE ESCARPMENT Part of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, the Escarpment is the line where the Blue Ridge Mountains roll into foothills in northwestern South Carolina. • Along Hwy. 11, west of US-25
CHEROKEE FOOTHILLS SCENIC HIGHWAY 11
Particularly beautiful in autumn, Highway 11 traces a former Cherokee footpath 130 miles from Fair Play to Gaffney, South Carolina. • scenic11.com
Hikers crave the sweeping views from this demanding 77-mile trail, which runs from Table Rock State Park to Oconee State Park. • 158 E. Ellison Ln., Pickens; foothillstrail.org
MOUNTAIN BRIDGE WILDERNESS AREA
Ranging across more than 11,000 acres, “Mountain Bridge” refers to the land connecting the Table Rock and Poinsett watersheds. • 8155 Geer Hwy., Cleveland (off Hwy 11); 864.836.6115
PALMETTO TRAIL/ BLUE WALL PASSAGE
When this 500-mile hiking trail is completed (350 miles are open now), it will run from Oconee State Park to the South Carolina coast. • Eastern trailhead starts at Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, 3381 Hunting Country Rd., Tryon, NC; 803.771.0870; palmettoconservation.org/ palmetto-trail
PRETTY PLACE — FRED W. SYMMES CHAPEL
The chapel at YMCA Camp Greenville is called “Pretty Place” for the magnificent view it commands from Standing Stone Mountain. • 4399 YMCA Camp Rd., Cleveland (off US-276); 864.836.3291; campgreenville. org/pretty-place
From atop this peak, the highest point in South Carolina at 3,560 feet, you can see into four states on a clear day. • 1399 F. Van Clayton Memorial Hwy. (from Hwy. 11, take US178W to Sassafras Mountain Rd.), Sunset
SOUTH CAROLINA BOTANICAL GARDEN
Adjacent to Clemson University, the garden’s 295 acres of natural landscapes include the Bob Campbell Geology Museum and a 70-acre arboretum. • 150 Discovery Ln., Clemson; 864.656.3405; clemson.edu/ public/scbg
SUMTER NATIONAL FOREST
More than 70 miles of trails trace mountaintops and the Chattooga River in Sumter’s Andrew Pickens Ranger District. • 112 Andrew Pickens Cir., Mountain Rest; 864.638.9568; fs.usda.gov/
PARIS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK
The 1,540-acre park, just 5 miles north of downtown Greenville, is popular for pedalboating, fishing, hiking, and picnicking. • 2401 State Park Rd. (off US-25N); 864.244.5565; southcarolinaparks.com/parismountain
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This neighborhood restaurant in the Village of West Greenville specializes in expertly crafted small plates, esoteric wines, and craft cocktails • 586 Perry Ave.; 864.219.3082; theanchoragerestaurant.com; $$ D R
OAK & HONEY
Inside the Residence Inn/Springhill Suites hotels downtown, Oak & Honey fashions a menu of light fare to complement their handcrafted cocktails. • 200 E. Washington St.; 864.720.2900; oakandhoneygvl.com; $
Pecan-crusted trout and shrimp and grits number among the tempting items on the menu at the Greenville Marriott. • 1 Parkway East; 864.297.0300; artisangreenville.com; $$$
BISTRO 45 CAROLINA FRESH Focusing on fresh products from SC growers and producers, the Hilton Greenville’s menu highlights fresh seafood, pasta, and steaks. • 45 W. Orchard Park Dr.; 864.232.4747; greenvillesc.hilton.com; $$
A cozy neighborhood bar and grill, The Burrow offers satisfying entrées from char-grilled octopus to a halfrack of jerk ribs. • 2017 Augusta St.; 864.412.8677; theburrowgville.com; $$
CALIFORNIA DREAMING RESTAURANT
A good bet for a casual night out filled with generous portions, reasonable prices, and fresh American cuisine. • 40 Beacon Dr.; 864.234.9000; californiadreaming. rest/location/greenville-sc; $$
Talented chef Drew Erickson plays with seasonal products in dishes such as a Wagyu corndog and tuna poke on his innovative and everchanging menu. • 2 E. Broad St.; 864.524.2267; campgvl.com; $$$; D
CAROLINA ALE HOUSE
American fare, numerous TVs for watching sports, and a retractable roof make this second-story Carolina Ale House a family-friendly spot to cheer on your favorite team. • 113 S. Main St.; 864.351.0521; carolinaalehouse.com; $$
CRAFT 670 RESTAURANT & BAR
Set inside the atrium of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center, Craft 670 serves contemporary takes on Southern dishes. • 670 Verdae Blvd.; 864.676.9090; embassysuitesgreenville.com; $$
FARM FRESH FAST
Owner Jonathan Willis is passionate about sourcing products from area fields to star in juicy burgers,
bar shakes up creative cocktails. • 116 S. Main St.; 864.373.7300; thenosedive.com; $
OLD ROCK CAFÉ
stir-fries, and farm-fresh salads. • 860 S. Church St.; 864.518.1978; eatfarmfreshfast.com; $
FORK & PLOUGH
When the owners of Upstate-based Greenbrier Farms team up with Chef Shawn Kelly, the result is a dailychanging menu of scrumptious fare • 1629 E. North St.; 864.609.4249; forkandplough.com; $$
FOXCROFT WINE CO.
In a lovely renovated downtown space, this wine bar offers a full menu to complement its nearly 1,000 wines. • 631 S. Main St., 864.906.4200; foxcroftwine.com/ greenville; $$; D
Imaginative burgers and milkshakes— including spiked versions—take center stage at this casual Main Street eatery. • 209 S. Main St.; 864.233.5825; grillmarks.com/downtown-gvl; $
GRILL MARKS AT HAYWOOD MALL
The popular Main Street burger joint brings cooked-to-order Angus beef patties and marvelous milkshakes to its Eastside satellite. • 700 Haywood Rd., Suite 2023B; 864.288.5202; grillmarks.com/haywood-mall; $
Farm Fresh Fast
This family-owned Certified Green restaurant dishes up creative dishes, from a Banh Mi salad to a Southern tomato pie. • 1609 Laurens Rd.; 864.568.8115; kitchensyncgreenville. com; $$
LARKIN’S ON THE RIVER
Next door to the Peace Center, Larkin’s pairs Prime steaks and fresh seafood with its Reedy River view. • 318 S. Main St.; 864.467.9777; larkinsontheriver.com; $$$ R
THE LOST CAJUN
This Colorado-based chain comes to Greenville with Cajun favorites like redfish Bienville, voodoo pasta, and Louisiana seafood boils. • 116 N. Main St.; 864.203.2827; thelostcajun.com; $$
NORTHAMPTON WINE + DINE Serving dinner Monday through Saturday, and lunch on Saturday, this downtown café’s featured wines and refined dishes prove a perfect pairing. • 211A E. Broad St.; 864.271.3919; northamptonwineanddine.com; $$$ R
This upscale gastropub boasts urban comfort food and windows that open onto Main Street. Upstairs, CRAFTED
For more than two decades, this riverside gem has been winning praise for its hand-pattied burgers, made fresh each day. • 431 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC; 828.625.2329; oldrockcafe.com; $
REID’S FINE FOODS
A one-stop shop for sophisticated Southern food and specialty groceries featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner inside the restaurant and wine bar or on the patio. Specials and entertainment weekly. • 1 N. Laurens St.; 864.283.0940; reids.com; $
With its inviting patio overlooking NOMA Square, the Hyatt Regency Greenville’s soil-to-city restaurant shines a light on local ingredients. • 220 N. Main St.; 864.298.2424; roostrestaurant.com; $$
SASSAFRAS SOUTHERN BISTRO
Tucked away in ONE City Plaza, Sassafras offers a Southern-accented menu where blue-crab cakes share space with fried chicken. • 103 N. Main St., Suite 107; 864.235.5670; sassafrasbistro.com; $$ D
SOBY’S NEW SOUTH CUISINE Fried green tomatoes with pimiento cheese fondue is just one of the ways Soby’s fuses Southern recipes with contemporary flair. • 207 S. Main St.; 864.232.7007; sobys.com; $$$ D R
SOCIETY SANDWICH BAR & SOCIAL CLUB
Filling the space left by Charlie’s Steakhouse, Society offers gourmet sandwiches, salads, and ramen bowls, along with cocktails and craft beer. • 18 E. Coffee St.; 864.203.7046; societygvl.com; $
SPOONBREAD RESTAURANT Inside The Westin Poinsett Greenville, Spoonbread’s highceilinged dining room makes an elegant spot for a leisurely lunch or Sunday brunch. • 120 S. Main St.; 864.421.9700; marriott.com/hotels/ hotel-information/restaurant/gspwi-thewestin-poinsett-greenville; $$
STAX OMEGA DINER AND BAKERY
SMOKE ON THE WATER
Chow down on prime rib, baby back ribs, and pulled pork—but save room for Jack Daniel’s Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie. • 1 Augusta St., Suite 202; 864.232.9091; saucytavern.com; $$
Comfort food (roasted chicken, handpressed burgers) and sweets from Stax Bakery next door make this family-owned diner a local favorite since 1988. • 74 Orchard Park Dr. #3529; 864.297.6639; staxs.net; $
COFFEEHOUSES, TEA BARS & JUICERIES
Locals love this Cherrydale diner for their famous breakfast omelets and traditional meat-and-three selections at lunch and dinner. • 1704 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.232.2133; staxs.com; $
Locals frequent this subterranean coffeehouse for its breakfast and lunch fare, homemade desserts, and coffee roasted on-site. • 1 E. Coffee St.; 864.298.0494; coffeeunderground.info; $
STELLA’S SOUTHERN BISTRO
Chef/owner Jason Scholz deliciously interprets Southern cuisine using products from local farms. • 684 Fairview Rd., Simpsonville; 864.757.1212; stellasbistro.com; $$$ R
Southern spirit infuses the menu at this restaurant on ONE City Plaza. Don’t pass up the fluffy housemade biscuits. • 1 N. Main St.; 864.451.6200; tupelohoneycafe.com/ location/greenville; $$
TWIST BAR & GRILL
Set inside the Holiday Inn Woodruff Road, this full-service restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner serving up appetizers, entrees, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and more. • 25 Old Country Rd.; 864.720.2600; holidayinn.com/greenvillesc; $
Located in Markley Station, Urban Wren matches its expertly curated wine list to a menu of excellent small plates and entrées. • 116 N. Markley St., Suite 102; 864.867.1081; urbanwrenwinery.com; $$$ D R
BAKERIES, MARKETS & CAFÉS BISCUIT HEAD
Scratch-made biscuits with a flight of three gravies is the way to get your biscuit fix at this popular breakfast spot. • 823 S. Church St., Suite C; 864.248.0371; biscuitheads.com; $
OLD EUROPE DESSERTS
Your mouth will water as you survey the case of delectable housemade cakes and pastries at this downtown bakery. • 716 S. Main St.; 864.775.0210; oldeuropedesserts.com; $
STROSSNER'S BAKERY, CAFE & DELI
Strossner’s serves hot breakfasts and homespun lunch fare, along with an enticing array of Europeanstyle breads, cakes, and cookies. • 21 Roper Mountain Rd.; 864.619.4597; strossners.com; $
There are sandwiches and then there are ooey, gooey, melty, delicious, steamed bagel sandwiches made with the freshest meats and cheeses, served at this friendly, casual downtown eatery. • 6 E. Washington St., 864.509.6061, sullyssteamers. com/downtown-greenville; $
UPCOUNTRY PROVISIONS BAKERY & BISTRO
It’s worth the drive to Travelers Rest for fresh-baked breads, irresistible brownies, and terrific sandwiches. • 6809 State Park Rd., Travelers Rest; 864.834.8433; upcountryprovisions. com; $
BARBECUE BACON BROS. PUBLIC HOUSE
Go hog-wild at this meatcentric Eastside eatery, where tender brisket, St. Louis-style ribs, and pulled pork shoulder are all smoked on-site. • 3620 Pelham Rd.; 864.297.6000; baconbrospublichouse.com; $$
Chef/owner Octavius (Tay) Nelson smokes some wicked-good Texasstyle brisket at his BBQ joint in
Fountain Inn. • 1301 N. Main St., Fountain Inn; 864.409.2379; eatbobbys.com; $
HOME TEAM BBQ OF GREENVILLE
Grab a seat on the large, screened porch to savor tasty ribs and more at this popular Charleston-based BBQ spot, new to Holland Park. • 815 Laurens Rd.; 864.686.7427; hometeambbq.com/ location/greenvillesc; $
Wings, ribs, and pulled pork come with a rainbow of barbecue sauces, from South Carolina gold to Alabama white. • 30 Orchard Park Dr., Suite 7; 864.288.6873; localcue.com; $
MAC’S SPEED SHOP
Known for its Carolina barbecue, Mac’s menu includes pork, chicken, and brisket paired with mac ‘n’ cheese and hush puppies. • 930 S. Main St.; 864.239.0286; macspeedshop.com/greenville; $
Named for the Andean goddess of health and joy, Kuka Juice touts the benefits of fresh cold-pressed juices and nut milks. • 580 Perry Ave.; 864.884.9037; kukajuice.com; $
Since opening its downtown shop—the first of three Greenville locations—Methodical has won national raves for its house-roasted brews and chef-made pastries. • 101 N. Main St., Ste D; 864.301.5630; methodicalcoffee.com; $
O-CHA TEA BAR
Name a color of tea leaves and you’ll find them at this little tea bar at RiverPlace. • 300 River St., Suite 122; 864.283.6702; $
SOUTHERN PRESSED JUICERY Fresh-pressed organic juices, smoothies, and chef-prepared vegan snacks are de rigueur at this downtown juicery. • 2 W. Washington St.; 864.729.8626; southernpressedjuicery.com; $
SPILL THE BEANS
The Lazy Goat
Bordering Falls Park on the Reedy, this innovative coffeehouse/ creamery is committed to the smoothest coffee and customblended ice cream. • 531 S. Main St.; 864.242.6355; stbdowntown.com; $
TANDEM CRÊPERIE AND COFFEEHOUSE
Brad and Kristen Hartman pair sweet and savory crêpes with pourover and batch brews at their cozy eatery. • 2 S. Main St., Travelers Rest; 864.610.2245; tandemcc.com; $
UNLOCKED COFFEE ROASTERS
Start the day with a signature spiced chocolate espresso and Colombian cheese bread at this Latino coffee shop/bakery in the Village of West Greenville. • 556 Perry Ave., Ste B116; 864.593.4146; unlockedcoffee.com; $
FOOD HALLS THE COMMONS
Surrounded by Unity Park, this group of renovated warehouses contains five dining concepts: Methodical Coffee, GB&D (Golden Brown & Delicious), Bake Room, Automatic Taco, and Community Tap. • 147 Welborn St.; commonsgvl.com
INTERNATIONAL ABANICO TAPAS BAR
From paella to patatas bravas, Abanico’s entrée and small plate offerings bring a taste of Spain to downtown Greenville. • 21 E. Washington St.; 864.509.6834; abanicotapas.com; $ D
ARYANA AFGHAN CUISINE
Take an exotic culinary journey to Afghanistan via Nelofar Mayar’s flavorful traditional family recipes. • 210 E. Coffee St.; 864.236.7410; aryanagreenville.com; $
ASADA RESTAURANT Empanadas, arepas, and sopes specials complement the core menu of San Francisco Mission-style tacos and burritos. • 903 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.770.3450; asadarestaurant.com; $
THE BOHEMIAN CAFÉ Adjoining Horizon Records, The Bohemian
goes eclectic with global dishes, ranging from a Cuban sandwich to Indonesian rendang curry • 2-B W. Stone Ave.; 864.233.0006; thebohemiancafe.com; $$
Crêpes, both savory and sweet, mean you can enjoy any meal à la Français here. • 20 S. Main St.; 864.509.1090; bonjourmain.com; $
Hang out at Cantina 76 in ONE City Plaza for signature tacos and handcrafted margaritas. • 103 N. Main St., #101; 864.631.2914; cantina76.com; $
Tasty Japanese food and friendly service mark this Greenville stalwart, where mussels yaki is still a house favorite. • 115 Pelham Rd., #26; 864.271.0900; irashiai.com; $
Overlooking Falls Park on the Reedy from its wraparound balcony, Chef Michael Kramer’s Italian restaurant stars house-made pasta, a raw bar, and Italian-inspired cocktails. • 600 S. Main St.; 864.720.2200; jiannagreenville.com; $$ R
Get a taste of Greece at this vibrant restaurant in the form of Mediterranean meze, traditional entrées, and Greek beer and wine • 644 N. Main St., Ste. 100; 864.373.9445; jirozgreenvillesc.com; $$
THE LAZY GOAT
Nibble on Mediterranean small plates, flatbreads, and paella at this riverside restaurant. • 170 RiverPlace; 864.679.5299; thelazygoat.com; $$ R
Southern Pressed Juicery
Northern Italian cuisine with a modern twist & a full bar are offered at this upscale-casual eatery.
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Part of Larkin’s Restaurant Group, Limoncello honors its owners’ Italian roots with house-made pasta and limoncello liqueur. • 401 River St.; 864.263.7000; limoncellogvl.com; $$
LUNA ROSA GELATO CAFÉ & RESTAURANT
In their new Main Street space, which includes a 10-seat bar, Luna Rosa now offers a dinner menu and craft cocktails. • 123 S. Main St.; 864.241.4040; lunarosagelato.com; $$
With an enviable location on the ground floor of the AC Hotel, Paloma serves up Spanish tapas paired with craft cocktails from the dramatic centerpiece bar. • 315 S. Main St.; 864.720.2950; palomagvl.com; $; D
At this little taco spot in RiverPlace, Jorge “Papi” Baralles shares his family recipes for tacos, tortas, and salsas. • 300 River St., Suite 123; 864.373.7274; eatpapistacos.com; $
Overlooking Falls Park on the Reedy, Passerelle is the perfect perch for an alfresco meal of duck cassoulet or steak frites. • 601 S. Main St.; 864.509.0142; passerelleinthepark. com; $$; R
POMEGRANATE ON MAIN
Mirza Ghasemi (smoky roasted eggplant dip) makes a tasty prelude to Pomegranate’s Persian stews, kabobs, hummus, and salads. • 618 S. Main St.; 864.241.3012; pomegranateonmain.com; $$
Chef Haydn Shaak’s skillfully prepared, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine pairs perfectly with gorgeous Tuscany-esque mountain views at Hotel Domestique. • 10 Road of Vines, Travelers Rest; 864.516.1254; restaurant17.com; $$$; R
At his restaurant, Max Godo, formerly of Sushi Koji, creates signature rolls such as Godzilla (lobster tempura, cream cheese, and avocado). • 247 N. Main St.; 864.631.1145; sushigousa.com; $
This cozy rathskeller underneath Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria whips up satisfying Belgian fare along with a list of hard-to-find Belgian brews • 23 W. Washington St.; 864.451.7490; trappedoor.com; $$
PIZZA ANTONINO BERTOLO’S PIZZA
Bertolo’s signature marinara sauce recipe is steeped in the family’s five generations of Sicilian heritage. • 200 N. Main St.; 864.467.9555; antoninobertolospizza.com; $
BARLEY’S TAPROOM & PIZZERIA
Young revelers come here for hand-tossed pizza, craft beer, and regulation billiard tables available by the hour. • 25 W. Washington St.; 864.232.3706; barleysgville.com; $
MYLES PIZZA PUB Myles Pizza is truly its own kind: based with a flavor-packed sauce, piled high with toppings, perfectly caramelized cheese, and a hearty crust to hold it all. • 555 S. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.509.1416; $$
PIZZA ARTISTA Andouille sausage, tasso ham, and crawfish are a few of the Cajun ingredients that top Pizza Artista’s scratch-made whole-wheat crust. • 27 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite 160; 864.263.3748; pizzaartista.com; $
RICK ERWIN’S NANTUCKET SEAFOOD
Fresh seafood and an award-winning wine list highlight the menu at Nantucket, across from the Peace Center. • 40 W. Broad St.; 864.546.3535; rickerwins.com/ nantucket-seafood; $$$; D R
Upstate restaurateur Rick Erwin brings the sea’s bounty to his latest venture at Haywood Mall. • 700 Haywood Rd., Suite 1001A; 864.900.3007; saltwatergvl.com; $$
STEAKHOUSES CHOPHOUSE 47
This Eastside steakhouse specializes in top-quality cuts and fresh fish, served in a clubby atmosphere • 36 Beacon Dr.; 864.286.8700; chophouse47.com; $$$; D R
CITY RANGE STEAKHOUSE
At this locally owned restaurant, Certified Angus Beef comes in ribeye, strip, filet mignon, and the “Bar None” prime rib cut. • 615 Haywood Rd.; 864.286.9018; cityrange.com; $$
Across from Falls Park on the Reedy, this family-operated steakhouse boasts aged Prime steaks, great service, and a Reedy River view. • 550 S. Main St.; 864.335.4200; hallschophousegreenville.com; $$$; R
THE PEDDLER STEAKHOUSE
Opened in 1969, The Peddler still draws fans for its juicy prime rib and unlimited trips to the salad bar. • 2000 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.235.7192; thepeddlersteakhouse.com; $$$; D
RICK ERWIN’S EASTSIDE
Signature Surf & Turf marries a filet with a jumbo lump crab cake or a lobster tail at Rick Erwin’s Eastside satellite. • 8595 Pelham Rd.; 864.672.9040; rickerwins.com/ eastside; $$$; D R
seared at 1,800 degrees to seal in flavor at Ruth Fertel’s legendary steakhouse. • 851 Congaree Rd.; 864.248.1700; ruthschris.net; $$$; D R
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE – RIVERPLACE
Set inside the Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace, this Ruth’s Chris partners Prime steaks with an award-winning wine list. • 250 RiverPlace, #200; 864.242.2000; ruthschris.net; $$$; D R
SWEET TREATS: CANDY & ICE CREAM CLARE’S CREAMERY
For delicious small-batch ice cream handcrafted in Greenville, head to Clare’s Creamery in the Overbrook neighborhood. • 1635 E. North St.; clarescreamery.com; $
Luscious ice-cream rolls are madeto-order by Crème Shack’s Ice Cream Artisans, right in front of your eyes. They offer a multitude of flavors and combinations—or, you can create your own. • 120 N. Main St.; 864.558.0585. cremeshack.com; $
KILWINS CHOCOLATES, FUDGE & ICE CREAM
Kids of all ages love Kilwins on NOMA Square for its countless confections, including 32 seasonal flavors of ice cream. • 220 N. Main St.; 864.241.2003; kilwins.com/ greenville; $
MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY
Homemade ice cream is blended with your choice of 60 yummy mixins, from Pop Rocks® to pistachios. • 108 N. Main St.; 864.255.5008; marbleslab.com; $
MOLLY AND MYLES ICE CREAM This family-owned ice-cream parlor scoops up whoopee pies, sundaes, and cones in a delicious rainbow of flavors. • 3225 N. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.263.3232; mollyandmylesicecream.com; $
RICK ERWIN’S WEST END GRILLE Dark woods and low lighting set a sophisticated stage for aged Prime Certified Angus and the signature shellfish tower.• 648 S. Main St.; 864.232.8999; rickerwins.com/ west-end-grille; $$$; D R
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE – CONGAREE ROAD Adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Greenville, USDA Prime cuts are
Molly and Myles Ice Cream
RIVER STREET SWEETS • SAVANNAH’S CANDY KITCHEN The Greenville satellite of this Savannah sweet shop brings the candymaker’s Southern pralines, chocolate loggerheads, and glazed pecans to downtown. • 12 S. Main St.; 864.412.5200; ilovepralines.com/ greenville-sc-candy-store; $
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Southerner WHAT IN THE WORLD IS A “MEAT & THREE”? Great question with a delicious answer! Popular in the South, a Meat & 3 restaurant is one that includes a menu where customers can pick one meat from a daily selection of choices (think fried chicken, grilled or country ham, roast turkey, hamburger steak, etc.) along with up to three side dishes that run the gamut from macaroni & cheese and baked apples to fried okra and green beans. Some restaurants will also okay a Meat & 1 or Meat & 2—if you’re not feeling ravenous! And typically, you’re gonna want to add a dessert to the order. Pecan pie, anyone?
CATERING, COOKING CLASSES & CULINARY SERVICES THE COOK’S STATION
A year-round roster of cooking classes takes place in the sparkling demonstration kitchen on the second floor of this food emporium’s new building • 515 Buncombe St.; 864.250.0091; thecooksstation.com
LARKIN’S CATERING & EVENTS Years of experience and numerous venues from which to choose make good reasons to host your next event with Larkin’s. • 318 S. Main St.; 864.467.3020; larkinscatering.com
This cooking and entertainment venue in downtown Greer offers an array of cooking classes, team-building events, and private parties. • 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer; 864.915.2640; plate108.com
RICK ERWIN’S CATERING & EVENTS
Stage the perfect party in the dedicated dining rooms and special-event venues within Rick Erwin’s Dining Group. • 850 S. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.546.3537; rickerwinscatering.com
TABLE 301 CATERING
From weddings to corporate cocktail parties, Table 301 marshals its considerable resources to make your event a memorable one. • 68 Global Dr.; 864.271.8431; table301catering.com
TRUIST CULINARY & HOSPITALITY INNOVATION CENTER – GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE A cornucopia of continuing education cooking classes caters to all ages at Greenville Tech’s sparkling demonstration and training kitchens in Poe West. • 556 Perry Ave., Suite B114; 864.250.8835; chigreenville.com
BARS & EVENING ENTERTAINMENT ALCHEMY COMEDY THEATER Performing at Coffee Underground, Alchemy has a lineup of improv, standup, and sketch comedy every
The Eighth State Brewing Company Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. • 1 E. Coffee St.; 864.256.1467; alchemycomedy.com
made with barrel-aged spirits. • 200 E. Washington St.; 864.720.2900; oakandhoneygvl.com; $
CAFE AND THEN SOME
THE TASTING ROOM OF TRAVELERS REST
Poking fun at Greenville and South Carolina’s sacred cows since 1978, the state’s only comedy dinner theater offers shows Wednesday through Saturday evenings. • 101 College St.; 864.232.2287; cafeats.com; $$; D
FOXCROFT WINE CO.
Stop in for a wine flight, a glass, or a bottle at this wine bar, retail shop, and restaurant. • 631 S. Main St.; 864.906.4200; foxcroftwine. com/
Extensive by-the-glass offerings are available at this wine and craft beer shop that focuses on smallproduction vineyards and breweries. Live music is provided every Wednesday & Thursday evening. • 164 S. Main St., Suite C, Travelers Rest; 864.610.2020; tastingroomtr.com
UP ON THE ROOF
Along with jawdropping downtown views, the rooftop bar at the Greenville; $$ Embassy Suites JUNIPER by Hilton Drink in Greenville gin-based Downtown cocktails and RiverPlace an impressive stirs up city panorama handcrafted from the chic cocktails to rooftop bar sip alongside at the AC Hotel seasonal smallplates. • 250 Greenville. • 315 Oak & Honey RiverPlace; 864.242.4000; S. Main St. (entrance eatupdrinkup.net; $$ on Camperdown Plaza); 864.549.0000; junipergvl.com; $$
LARUE FINE CHOCOLATE Master chocolatier Elizabeth McDaniel serves up some fine cocktails to complement her irresistible bonbons at Poe West. • 556 Perry Ave., Suite B115; 864.263.7083; laruefinechocolate.com $; D
NORTHAMPTON WINE + DINE
The wine bar/café is a beloved local spot for enjoying domestic and international wines and contemporary American cuisine. • 211-A E. Broad St.; 864.271.3919; northamptonwineanddine.com; $$$
OAK & HONEY Located in the dual Residence Inn/ Springhill Suites, Oak & Honey prides itself on handcrafted cocktails
VAULT & VATOR
This cozy speakeasy hides behind Main Street in the West End, where house mixologists shake things up behind the bar. • 655 S. Main St., Suite 100; 864.603.1881; vaultandvator.com
Two friends with a passion for wine own this carefully curated wine shop and lounge. • 475 Haywood Rd., Suite 8; 864.451.7307; winehousegvl.com
W XYZ BAR
Locals gather at the Aloft Greenville Downtown hotel’s bar to listen to live music, sip signature cocktails, and nosh on small plates. • 5 N. Laurens St.; 864.297.6100; marriott. com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/ gspal-aloft-greenville-downtown
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BREWERIES 13 STRIPES BREWERY
Named for America’s 13 original colonies, 13 Stripes fosters its Revolutionary War theme with the likes of Nathan Hale Pale Ale. • Taylors Mill, 250 Mill St., Ste. PW3101, Taylors; 864.349.1430; 13stripesbrewery.com
13 STRIPES RIVER LODGE
Enjoy stunning views along the Saluda River while you enjoy 13 Stripes beers, shareable plates, cocktails, and live music (every Friday).• 1307 Old Easley Hwy., Easley; 864.349.1430; 13stripesbrewery.com
BIRDS FLY SOUTH ALE PROJECT
Located at Hampton Station, BFS creates farmhouse saisons and sours using time-tested brewing methods and modern practices. • 1320 Hampton Ave. Ext.; 864.412.8825; bfsbeer.com
CAROLINA BAUERNHAUS BREWERY & WINERY GREENVILLE
Enjoy South Carolina’s first farmto-fermenter brewery under their covered patio and sixteen taps of award-winning local craft beer, wine, cider, and mead. • 556 Perry Ave., Suite B118; 864.263.3389; carolinabauernhaus.com
THE EIGHTH STATE BREWING COMPANY
Housed in the old Claussen Bakery, this brewpub offers a creative take on beer, food, and the taproom experience. • 400 Augusta St.; 864.609.4590; eighthstatebrewing.com; $
FIREFORGE CRAFTED BEER
Fireforge boasts 20 taps covering a variety of beer styles brewed inhouse, small plates and sandwiches, a rustic-industrial taproom, and an outdoor biergarten. • 311 E. Washington St.; 864.300.4809; fireforge.beer; $
After you help yourself to beer, wine, or cider at this self-pour taproom, head for the spacious rooftop, where the party’s happening. • 118 N. Markley St.; 864.243.8654; hoppingvl.com
IRON HILL BREWERY & RESTAURANT
Pair Philly cheesesteak eggrolls and fried Brussels sprouts with this Pennsylvania-based brewery’s IPAs, lagers, wheat beers, and porters. •
741 Haywood Rd.; 864.568.7009; ironhillbrewery.com; $$
LIABILITY BREWING CO.
What started as a home-brewing experiment yielded this addition to Greenville’s craft-beer scene at Westone with 16 beers on tap. • 109 W. Stone Ave., Suite D; 864.920.1599; liabilitybrewing.com
WINERIES CITY SCAPE WINERY
Stop by City Scape’s tasting room to sample a selection of semisweet and dry wines made on-site. • 589 Dunklin Bridge Rd., Pelzer; 864.329.0615; cityscapewinery.com
ADDRESS/LOCATION 2330 Highway 11, Travelers Rest, SC 29690 864-663-7875 www.eaglemountainwinery.com Please go to our website to check for our seasonal hours of operation.
EAGLE MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS & WINERY
In addition to wine handcrafted by master winemaker George Bursick, Eagle Mountain features Music on the Mountain weekend concerts and an outdoor sculpture garden. • 2330 Hwy 11, Travelers Rest; 864.663.7875; eaglemountainwinery.com
KENNINGTON FAMILY WINERY
Unique offerings at this new Upstate winery range from Dark Corner White to Radiance Red, a blend of cabernet and merlot. • 507 Beaver Dam Rd., Marietta; kenningtonwinery.com
VICTORIA VALLEY VINEYARDS
After you tour the winemaking facility off Highway 11, linger in the winery’s chateau-style structure to sample their vinifera wines. • 1360 S. Saluda Rd., Cleveland; 864.878.5307; victoriavalleyvineyards.com
MEADERIES WANDERING BARD MEADERY Located at Hampton Station, Wandering Bard serves housemade cider and mead fermented from South Carolina wildflower honey, as well as a menu of charcuterie, flatbreads, paninis, and salads. • 1320 Hampton Ave. Ext., Suite 3; 864.729.3025; wanderingbardmeadery.com; $
DISTILLERIES VICARIO SPIRITS AND LIQUEURS
Visit the micro-distillery and farm for a tour and tasting of award-winning liqueurs and gin handcrafted by Renato Vicario and his wife, Janette Wesley, at their location in Greer. • 800 Old Jones Rd., Greer; 864.420.0225; salutellc.com
WINE & FOOD EXPERIENCE One of the many elements that make Eagle Mountain Winery special is our uniquely crafted charcuterie boxes. Our incredible wine tastings are paired with an individualized charcuterie box. These boxes include artisan cheeses like smoked gouda, brie, and aged parmesan. There is also a variety of cured meats, including: prosciutto, genoa salami, and sweet coppacolla! Additionally, each box includes assorted crackers, a Mediterranean olive medley (pitted), caramelized onion chutney, mixed nuts, and grapes. No reservations required for wine tastings, wines by the glass and bottle sales. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED for “Wine & Food Experience” which includes a tasting of 5 wines, a glass of your favorite wine of the 5, and a gourmet charcuterie presentation.
MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN Concerts every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM “Rain or Shine”
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The Logos Theatre
Bob Jones University
GLOW LYRIC THEATRE This nonprofit, professional vocalarts company produces opera, operetta, and musical theater. • 864.558.4569; glowlyric.com
GREENVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Led by Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel, Greenville’s regional orchestra provides top-notch programming from classic Masterworks to the yuletide pops concert, Holiday at Peace. • 200 S. Main St.; 864.232.0344; Box Office: 864.467.3000; greenvillesymphony.org
PERFORMING ARTS BOB JONES UNIVERSITY
South Carolina’s largest private liberal arts university, Bob Jones offers a seasonal program of classical music concerts, opera, and theatrical productions. • 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.242.5100; bju.edu
BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA
Greenville’s state-of-the-art 15,000seat arena is the city’s largest performance venue, playing host to family-friendly performances, national acts, and more. • 650 N. Academy St.; 864.241.3800; bonsecoursarena.com
CAROLINA BALLET THEATRE
Founded in 1972, the Upstate’s premier professional dance company performs at the Peace Center. • 864.810.0753; carolinaballet.org
CENTRE STAGE— PROFESSIONAL THEATRE, LOCAL ARTISTS
A 285-seat regional theater, Centre Stage presents a year-round program of Broadway and off-Broadway comedies, dramas, and musicals. • 501 River St.; 864.233.6733; centrestage.org
CHAUTAUQUA HISTORY COMES ALIVE FESTIVAL: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!
Enjoy professionally staged musicals, mysteries, comedies, and dramas in the Upcountry’s oldest (1926) locally producing theater. • Heritage Green, 444 College St.; 864.233.6238; greenvilletheatre.org
INTERNATIONAL BALLET A resident company of the Peace Center, the award-winning IB stages classical works such as The Nutcracker, Giselle, and Coppélia. • 1018 S. Batesville Rd., Greer; 864.879.9404; internationalballetsc.org
Chautauqua’s free performances let you step into living history and interact directly with the people who shaped our country and our world. Festival Dates: June 10-19, 2022. • 11 Rock Side Ct., 864.244.1499; historycomesalive.org
Part of a multifaceted youth ministry, Logos Theatre presents professional-quality productions honoring God through excellence. • 80 School St., Taylors; 864.268.9342; thelogostheatre.com
From Broadway hits to performances by internationally recognized dancers and musicians, this downtown performing-arts complex presents a jam-packed season of entertainment. • 300 S. Main St.; 864.467.3000; peacecenter.org
NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY
PROUD MARY THEATRE CO.
This Christian liberal arts university includes the 230-seat Billingsley Theatre, boasting state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. • 7801 N. Tigerville Rd., Tigerville; 864.977.7000; ngu.edu
Furman welcomes the public yearround to attend concerts, art shows, and dance and drama performances on its lovely campus. • 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2000; furman.edu
THE LOGOS THEATRE
This nonprofit theater company advocates for the LGBTQ+ community through stage productions that honor diversity and acceptance. • 578 W. Main St., Spartanburg; 864.202.6555; proudmarytheatre.com
SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN’S THEATRE
Specializing in youth-oriented plays, the South Carolina Children’s Theatre marries local talent with the magic of the stage. • 153 Augusta St.; 864.235.2885; scchildrenstheatre.org
SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
This public residential high school for emerging artists invites the community to enjoy free student dance, drama, music, and visual-arts exhibitions. • 15 University St.; 864.282.3777; scgsah.org
designers creating beautiful and visually inspiring atmospheres for your living spaces. • 1 E. Main St., Suite 1373; galleryviewgvl.com
YEAH, THAT’S THE SPOT THE ARTS L.E.B. Glass Studio
GREENVILLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS
A vibrant arts center, GCCA offers classes, studio spaces, and changing exhibitions in the Village of West Greenville. • 101 Abney St.; 864.735.3948; artcentergreenville.org
GREENVILLE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
GCMA features the world’s largest public collection of Andrew Wyeth watercolors, 21 works by enslaved potter David Drake, and more than 90 works by Jasper Johns. • 420 College St.; 864.271.7570; gcma.org
L.E.B. GLASS STUDIO LLC VOCAL MATRIX CHORUS
A chapter of Sweet Adelines International, the Regional Champion women’s chorus performs a cappella four-part harmony in contemporary performances. • 864.915.4496; vocalmatrixchorus.com
THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE
This regional professional theater slates a main stage season of innovative work in a former textile warehouse in the West End. • 37 Augusta St.; 864.235.6948; warehousetheatre.com
VISUAL ARTS ART CROSSING AT RIVERPLACE
This full-service stained-glass studio specializes in custom-designing and constructing stained-glass windows for the home, church, or office. • 40 Pine Knoll Dr.; 864.268.6049; lebglass.com
THE MAKERS COLLECTIVE
Founded by local women to connect the community with handcrafted goods and their makers, this group hosts the annual Indie Craft Parade and Pop-Up Shops. • 2909 Old Buncombe Rd.; makerscollective.org
MARY PRAYTOR GALLERY
As they’ve done since 1985, regional collectors haunt Mary Praytor’s shop for contemporary and folk art pieces. Limited hours available daily; call for
Drop by to see local artists ply their trade in a variety of media in these studios along the Reedy River. • 101 Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail; 864.423.8863; artcrossinggreenville.com
ARTISTS GUILD GALLERY OF GREENVILLE
This downtown gallery displays an eclectic group of local artists who work in media from watercolors to wood. • 200 N. Main St., Suite 104; 864.239.3882; artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com
CITY OF GREENVILLE ART IN PUBLIC PLACES
Stroll Main Street and beyond to admire Greenville’s diverse collection of more than 95 pieces of public art. • See map online; bit.ly/GvlPublicArtTour
GalleryView is a collaboration of artists, galleries, and interior
Peace Center's Gunter Theatre
Indie Craft Parade Pop-Up Shop appt. • 26 S. Main St.; 864.235.1800; marypraytorgallery.com
METROPOLITAN ARTS COUNCIL
In addition to supporting individual artists, arts organizations, and art education, MAC maintains a public gallery showcasing the work of local artists. • 16 Augusta St.; 864.467.3132; greenvillearts.com
MUSEUM & GALLERY AT BOB JONES UNIVERSITY
Although the museum is currently closed for renovation, you can see some of the holdings—the world’s third-largest collection of sacred art—by tour request. • 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.770.1331; museumandgallery.org/collectionon-view
REEDY REELS FILM FESTIVAL
Film fans will love this three-day
festival, held April 22-24, 2022, which showcases talented local filmmakers from around the globe. Films, which are screened in two-hour blocks, include documentaries, student, features, shorts, and animated categories. • South Carolina Children’s Theatre, 153 Augusta St.; reedyreels.com
SE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Juried exhibitions in three gallery spaces shine a light on local, national, and international photographers. • 116 E. Broad St.; 864.605.7400; sec4p.com
Located in Furman University’s Roe Art Building, the gallery displays the works of students, faculty and alumni, plus nationally known artists. • 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2074; furman.edu/ academics/art/facilities-resources
Brewery & Biergarden House-brewed beers, cozy comfort fare and live music in the heart of downtown.
311 E. Washington Street Greenville, SC 864-300-4809 fireforge.beer Adjacent lot parking available after 5 pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.
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RETAIL ADIDAS | REEBOK EMPLOYEE STORE
Gain access to 50% off employeeonly prices by downloading the adidas app and reserving your spot to shop at the Greenville Employee Store. • 10 Quest Ln.; 864.535.5089; adidas.com/us/adidasapp?pid=DR
Ayers Leather Shop
and artwork to sideboards and dining tables. • 1607 Laurens Rd.; 864.423.9661; cottagegrovevintage.com
family covered while promoting local vendors and brands. • loyaltogreenville.com
M. JUDSON BOOKSELLERS
America’s leading direct diamond importer offers a wide selection of conflict-free diamonds without the middle-man markup. • 1113 Woodruff Rd.; 864.501.5090; diamondsdirect.com/greenville
GREENVILLE SOY CANDLE COMPANY
Downtown Greenville’s candle micro-factory offers scented soy candles, lotions, body creams, and natural bar soaps, all made on-site. • 209 N. Main St., Suite B; 864.520.2511; gvlsoycandle.com
HAGGAN OF SOUTHERN JERSEY
AYERS LEATHER SHOP Ayers is the perfect place to shop for leather goods, luggage, and unusual gifts. • 24 W. North St.; 864.232.9413
BEIJA-FLOR JEANS Famous for their fit, locally designed Beija-Flor jeans were voted “World’s Best Jeans” by O, The Oprah Magazine. • 618-B S. Main St.; 864.373.9497; beijaflorjeans.com/ pages/flagship-store
BERNHARDT HOUSE OF VIOLINS
You won’t have to pull any strings to find quality violins, plus professional repair and restoration at Bernhardt’s. • 5 Cateechee Ave.; 864.282.8887; bernhardtviolins.com
THE COOK’S STATION
A café and wine bar are among the added features in The Cook’s Station’s new 11,000-square-foot emporium, in addition to kitchen gadgets and gourmet gifts for sale. • 515 Buncombe St.; 864.250.0091; thecooksstation.com
Artist and designer Sonya Marie Haggan shows off her women’s custom clothing designs at popups around the area. • 864.360.7712; sonyamariehaggandesigns.com
More than 150 retailers fill Haywood Mall with upscale shops like Apple, Sephora, Coach, plus South Carolina’s only Cheesecake Factory. • 700 Haywood Rd.; 864.288.0511; haywoodmall.com
LLYN STRONG FINE ART JEWELRY
One of the most sought-after jewelry designers in the Southeast, llyn strong crafts timeless pieces of wearable art, now in a new location. • 1322 E. Washington St., Suite C1; 864.233.5900; llynstrong.com
LOYAL TO GREENVILLE
From onesies to men’s and women’s T-shirts and baseball caps, this online business has the whole
Besides offering designer athletic wear for women and men, C.O.R.E. helps you reach your fitness goals with a host of classes. • 1501 E. North St.; 864.923-5974; coregrowstrong.com
Find first-in-market retailers (Cabela’s, Nordstrom Rack), familyfriendly restaurants, and the Regal Cinemas in this openair shopping center. • 1025 Woodruff Rd.; magnoliapark.com
MAKE MADE JEWELRY
Find one-of-a-kind artisan-designed jewelry at this downtown studio, or sign up for a metalworking class and craft your own. • 241 N Main St., Suite C; 864.412.8087; makemadejewelry.com
MAST GENERAL STORE
Inside a century-old building, Mast General stocks products from clothing and camping gear to candy by the pound. • 111 N. Main St.; 864.235.1883; mastgeneralstore.com/ greenville
Celebrating self-expression, RockerBelles echoes the bohemian vibe of the Village of West Greenville. • 1256 Pendleton St.; 864.962.7040; rockerbelles.com
RUSH WILSON LIMITED
Rush Wilson has been outfitting Greenville gentlemen with traditional high-end clothing and personalized service since 1959. • 23 W. North St.; 864.232.2761; rushwilson.com
Much of this shop’s clothing and accessories lend themselves to embroidering, so items feel personalized for distinctly Southern tastes. • 640 S. Main St.; 864.250.9790; samanthagraceusa. com
SPLASH ON MAIN
Whether you’re in the market for a new summer wardrobe or the perfect swimsuit, Splash on Main has you covered. • 807 S. Main St.; 864.534.1510; splashonmain.com
Renewable resources and highquality beneficial ingredients go into the Nourish line of natural bath and body products. • 103 N. Main St.; 864.520.1412; nourishsavannah.com
Among the many occupants of this historic mill complex are artists’ studios, 13 Stripes Brewery, and The Farehouse and La Fabrique restaurants. • 250 Mill St., Taylors; 864.335.9913; taylorsmill.community
OIL & VINEGAR
TR MAKERS CO.
A fine assortment of gourmet food items, ceramic tableware, and cookbooks complements the selection of oils and vinegars. • 220 N. Main St., Suite 203; 864.241.6689; oilandvinegarusa.com/ store/oil-vinegar-greenville
From apparel and home accessories to children’s toys, you’ll find handcrafted gifts galore here. Come to shop and stay to play at the art bars. • 3 S. Main St., Travelers Rest; 864.610.0996; trmakersco.org
WILD ICE JEWELRY
YEAH, THAT GREENVILLE! MERCHANDISE
COTTAGE GROVE VINTAGE MARKET
Dark chocolate, cheeseburger, and habanero caramel are merely a sampling of the 50-plus flavors made fresh here each day. • 30 S. Main St.; 864.349.1331; poppingtons.com
Donna Adams expresses her artistic passion with handmade jewelry. She is the original creator of the “GVL Bracelet” destination piece, which can be found online along with numerous other beautiful jewelry collections. • wildicejewelry.com
C.O.R.E. GROW STRONG
Find vintage and antique designer pieces here, from light fixtures
This literary hub supports local writers, sells books, gifts, and vintage furniture, and hosts special events and author signings. • 130 S. Main St.; 864.603.2412; mjudsonbooks.com
POPPINGTON’S GOURMET POPCORN
Mast General Store
Purchase a “Happy G” smile—on official merchandise from T-shirts to water bottles to baseball hats— from the online store of Yeah, THAT Greenville! • visitgreenvillesc. com/store
Poppington's Gourmet Popcorn
FARMERS MARKETS TD SATURDAY MARKET
Get up early on Saturday mornings to take your pick of farm-fresh produce, pasture-raised meat, and so much more. • Main St. at McBee Ave.; Sat 8am-noon, May-Oct; saturdaymarketlive.com
Wild Ice Jewelry
FOUNTAIN INN FARMERS MARKET
Buy locally grown products and artisanmade items in Commerce Park Pavilion in downtown Fountain Inn. • 110 Depot St., Fountain Inn; Sat 8am-noon, May-Aug; fountaininn. org/343/Fountain-Inn-FarmersMarket
GREENVILLE STATE FARMERS MARKET
in the Upstate in 1949. • 1354 Rutherford Rd.; Mon-Sat 8am-6pm, year-round; agriculture. sc.gov
The year-round State Farmers Market was the first to take root
GREER FARMERS MARKET
From seasonal produce to South Carolina seafood, you’ll find a cornucopia of fresh fare in Greer City Park. • 301 E. Poinsett St., Greer; Tues 4:30-8:30pm, May-Sept; greerfarmersmarket.com
Featuring a straightforward, made-from-scratch, and Southern comfort food menu. Locally-sourced full-serviceBBQ restaurant featuring The restaurant also offers a great selection of craft beers, cocktails, dynamic wine dishes created by award winning Chef Anthony Gray. options, and even a selection of fine cigars (to enjoy at home or on the Fat Back Lounge).
3620 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC 29615 www.baconbrospublichouse.com (864) 297 6000
MAULDIN MAKERS MARKET
Shop locally sourced and produced items including dairy products, gifts, treats, clothing, and more at the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater. • 101 East Butler Rd., Mauldin; 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 5-8pm, Apr 10-Nov 8; mauldinmarket.com
SIMPSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET
Simpsonville City Park hosts this lively summer farmers market on Saturday mornings. • 405 E. Curtis St., Simpsonville; Sat 8am-noon, May-Sept; simpsonvillefarmersmarket.com
TRAVELERS REST FARMERS MARKET
TD Saturday Market
On summer Saturdays, as many as 70 different farmers and artisans take over Trailblazer Park. • 235 Trailblazer Dr., Travelers Rest; Sat 8:30am-noon, May-Sept; travelersrestfarmersmarket.com
LODGING GUIDE THE FEATURED COLLECTION AC HOTEL GREENVILLE A stylish new hotel on Camperdown Plaza, directly across from the Peace Center, the AC incorporates subtle designs paying homage to The Greenville News building whose former site it now occupies. Among its amenities are Paloma restaurant for Spanish tapas, The Press Room speakeasy, and Juniper rooftop gin bar. • 315 S. Main St.; 864.720.2950; marriott.com/gspac
ALOFT GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN Paintings and sculptures by local artists, an outdoor pool, and 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space distinguish this chic, pet-friendly hotel on ONE City Plaza. Buzzing W XYZ Bar lures locals for cocktails, as well as for live music on weekends. Aloft even offers a pet-adoption program. • 5 N. Laurens St.; 864.297.6100; marriott.com/gspal
This newly renovated hotel is located in the heart of downtown Greenville, at the corner of Main and Broad Streets, across from the Peace Center. After spending a day exploring the hundreds of shops and restaurants nearby, order a cocktail at the BAR@ Courtyard and unwind on the adjoining Village Green. • 50 W. Broad St.; 864.451.5700; marriottcourtyardgreenville.com
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT GREENVILLE – HAYWOOD MALL
Next to Haywood Mall and minutes from downtown, this Marriott offers the services guests need to stay productive and refreshed in its well-designed guestrooms. A fitness center and outdoor pool provide places to exercise and relax, while The Bistro offers in-house dining options for breakfast and dinner. • 70 Orchard Park Dr.; 864.234.0300; marriott.com/gspch
CAMBRIA HOTEL GREENVILLE
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT GSP AIRPORT
Whether you’re in town for work or play, you’ll appreciate amenities such as an on-site restaurant/bar, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a business center with copy and fax machines. Relax in spacious, well-appointed guestrooms at the Cambria’s convenient location right off I-85—just minutes from downtown Greenville. • 135 Carolina Point Pkwy.; 864.990.0297; choicehotels.com/sc590
A recent facelift spiffed up the Courtyard’s accommodations with a clean-lined contemporary look and a neutral palette. Business travelers will appreciate the hotel’s proximity to GSP International Airport, Michelin, and BMW, and all guests can satisfy their workout needs at the on-site fitness center (open 24/7) and the indoor pool. • 115 The Parkway; 864.213.9009; marriott.com/gspph
COMFORT SUITES GREENVILLE AIRPORT
CROWNE PLAZA GREENVILLE
At this contemporary Comfort Suites, guest parking and a hot breakfast each morning come compliments of the house. Add this to the convenience of the hotel’s setting, less than 3 miles from GSP International Airport, 7 miles from downtown Greenville, and next door to TopGolf, and you’ve got a winning combination. • 1371 Garlington Rd.; 864.728.5051; choicehotels.com/sc555
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN
Modernized, recently-updated spaces, including the lobby and guestrooms, outfit this atrium hotel. A self-service “smart meeting area,” free Wi-Fi, 8,200 square feet of meeting/event space, and a 24-hour fitness center round out the amenities. For dinner, adjacent Ruth’s Chris Steak House is the place for Prime steaks and chops. • 851 Congaree Rd.; 864.297.6300; crowneplaza. com/gsp-ropermt
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EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN RIVERPLACE Convenient to theaters, restaurants, shops, the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail and Falls Park on the Reedy, studio and two-room suites come with a complimentary full cooked-to-order breakfast and an evening reception. Sip a cocktail at the rooftop bar, UP on the Roof, then enjoy dinner downstairs at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. • 250 RiverPlace; 864.263.4800; embassysuitesgreenvilledowntown.com
Nestled in the heart of downtown, this Hampton Inn overlooks the Reedy River and the TD Stage at the Peace Center. Enjoy a free breakfast before heading out to walk to Greenville’s finest dining and entertainment options—including the Peace Center, Falls Park on the Reedy, and the Greenville Drive’s Fluor Field baseball stadium. • 171 RiverPlace; 864.271.8700; hamptoninnandsuitesgreenville.com
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Greenville’s only golf-course resort and conference center offers 268 renovated suites, two pools, tennis courts, The Preserve at Verdae golf course, Craft 670 restaurant, and 44,000 square feet of event space. Breakfast and an evening reception are included, as is a free shuttle to and from GSP International Airport. • 670 Verdae Blvd.; 864.676.9090; embassysuitesgreenville.com
FAIRFIELD INN GREENVILLE – SPARTANBURG AIRPORT Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, count on a friendly welcome and affordable prices here. Comfortable updated rooms are outfitted with a well-lit work desk, luxurious linens, and a flat-screen TV. Get the day off to a good start with the Fairfield’s complimentary hot breakfast. • 48 Fisherman Ln.; 864.234.9916; marriott.com/gsppr
GRAND BOHEMIAN LODGE GREENVILLE
Conveniently located just minutes from downtown attractions and suburban shopping, this Hampton Inn offers guests easy access to entertainment venues, restaurants, businesses, and hospitals. All rooms are equipped with a microwave and mini-refrigerator, and a hot breakfast and Wi-Fi come compliments of the house. • 255 Congaree Rd.; 864.516.2400; hamptoninn3.hilton.com
HAMPTON INN GREENVILLE – I-385 WOODRUFF ROAD This award-winning Hampton Inn on the Eastside offers free wireless and wired high-speed Internet access throughout, as well as an on-site fitness center. In the morning, Hampton’s On the House™ breakfast is available in the lobby. In a hurry? Grab an On the Run Breakfast Bag™ from the front desk. • 15 Park Woodruff Dr.; 864.213.8200; hamptoninngreenville.com
HAMPTON INN GREENVILLE/ TRAVELERS REST
Opening in fall 2022, this boutique lodge with its stone veneer and cedar-shake roof tucks in next to Falls Park on the Reedy. The Grand Bohemian Lodge Greenville, part of the Kessler Collection of hotels, features a restaurant and bourbon bar, both with outdoor seating overlooking Reedy River Falls. • 44 E. Camperdown Way; 864.520.5300; kesslercollection.com
Bordering the 22-mile Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail near Furman University, this revamped Hampton Inn is just minutes away from downtown Greenville and the hiking trails at Paris Mountain State Park. Guests can take advantage of a free hot breakfast, plus a fitness room and outdoor pool. • 593 Roe Center Ct., Travelers Rest; 864.834.5550; greenvillesc.hamptoninn.com
HILTON GARDEN INN GREENVILLE
Located just 3 miles from GSP International Airport and minutes to Topgolf, the BMW Performance Center, and Michelin’s corporate headquarters, this AAA 3-Diamond Hotel offers well-appointed rooms and a concierge level. Amenities include an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, Artisan restaurant, and 13,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space. • One Parkway East; 864.297.0300; marriott.com/gspap
HAMPTON INN & SUITES GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN RIVERPLACE
Located off I-85 and I-385, this newly renovated Hilton hotel is just steps from The Shops at Greenridge, minutes from GSP International Airport, and a quick drive to downtown Greenville. Guests love the on-site restaurant and bar, the 24-hour business center, the 24/7 fitness center, and the outdoor saltwater pool. • 108 Carolina Point Pkwy.; 864.284.0111; greenville.hgi.com
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HILTON GREENVILLE Just a few miles from downtown Greenville, the Hilton Greenville offers all the creature comforts with its on-site restaurant, Bistro 45 Carolina Fresh, 24-hour business center, indoor pool, 24hour fitness center, and 14,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Parking is complimentary, as is the shuttle to/from GSP International Airport. • 45 W. Orchard Park Dr.; 864.232.4747; greenvillesc.hilton.com
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES - GREENVILLE/TAYLORS Start the day with a brisk workout at the on-site fitness center, then enjoy a complimentary Express Start Hot Breakfast Bar (grab-and-go options are available). Rooms are conveniently outfitted with Keurig coffee makers, refrigerators, and microwaves, not to mention cozy Downlite Enviroloft hypoallergenic triple-sheet bedding. • 2025 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.800.5600; ihg. com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/ greenville/gspgg/hoteldetail
HOLIDAY INN WOODRUFF ROAD
Why shouldn’t you have all the comforts of home when you travel? At this all-suite hotel across from Fluor Field at the West End, you’ll enjoy amenities such as a full kitchen, a 24-hour convenience store, on-site laundry facilities, a free business center, and online check-in and room selection. • 950 S. Main St.; 864.900.2380; homewoodsuites3.hilton.com
HYATT PLACE GREENVILLE/DOWNTOWN Located a couple of blocks off Main Street, Hyatt Place adds another bright star to Greenville’s constellation of downtown hotels. Each of the 130 contemporary-style rooms includes a “Cozy Corner” with a sleeper sofa, and many of the city’s top attractions are located within a mile of the hotel. • 128 E. Broad St.; 864.720.2700; hyattplacegreenvilledowntown.com
HYATT PLACE GREENVILLE/HAYWOOD
After a day doing business or exploring Greenville’s attractions, get a good night’s sleep under the fluffy comforter on your bed. In the morning, catch up on work at the hotel’s 24-hour business center or catch a workout at the fitness center before enjoying breakfast at Twist Bar & Grill. • 25 Old Country Rd; 864.720.2600; holidayinn.com/greenvillesc
Style and innovation create a unique hotel experience in oversized rooms with separate living and sleeping areas. Guests are treated to snacks and beverages in the 24-hour café, and a hot breakfast with their stay. Other perks: complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, and shuttle service within 2 miles of the hotel. • 40 W. Orchard Park Dr.; 864.232.3000; hyattplacegreenville.com
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RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN
Consider this innovative allsuites hotel your home away from home while on a business trip or an extended stay in Greenville. Rooms come with a Serta Suite Dreams® mattress, a kitchen area, and a work desk with an ergonomic chair. The hotel is only four miles from GSP International Airport. • 20 Beacon Dr.; 864.288.0000; home2suites3. hilton.com
Off I-85, minutes from CU-ICAR corporations, and across from The Shops at Greenridge, Homewood Suites accommodates guests with pet-friendly rooms, a full breakfast, and a weekday wine reception. All studios and one-bedroom suites have separate living and sleeping areas and full kitchens that the hotel staff will stock upon request. • 102 Carolina Point Pkwy.; 864.297.9140; greenville. homewoodsuites.com
HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN
Anchoring the north end of Main Street, this downtown landmark has been transformed with an outdoor plaza (NOMA Square), an eight-story atrium lobby, 36,000 square feet of meeting space, and Roost Restaurant, which celebrates local ingredients. Guests enjoy complimentary airport shuttles, a 24-hour gym, and a seasonal outdoor pool. • 220 N. Main St.; 864.235.1234; greenville.hyatt.com
It’s not often you find two great Marriott properties under one roof, but that’s the case with this new Residence Inn and its sibling, SpringHill Suites. Enjoy a nightcap at Oak & Honey downstairs after you catch a performance at the Peace Center, only a five-minute walk from the hotel. • 200 E. Washington St.; 864.720.2900; marriott.com/gspgr
RESIDENCE INN GREENVILLE
For an extended stay in Greenville, spread out in spacious studio and one-bedroom suites across Woodruff Road from The Shops at Greenridge. Enjoy a host of amenities to sweeten your visit, from free grocery-delivery service and stocking your in-room refrigerator to evening social hours and an on-site fitness center. • 80 Carolina Point Pkwy.; 864.297.5000; marriott.com/gspgv
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RESIDENCE INN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG AIRPORT Off Pelham Road and I-85, the Residence Inn is minutes from GSP International Airport and walking distance to stores and restaurants. Studio, 1- and 2-bedroom suites come with a fully equipped kitchen and large workstation. Mingle with other guests during weeknight socials, and enjoy a free hot breakfast. • 120 Milestone Way; 864.627-0001; marriott.com/gspri
SLEEP INN AT GREENVILLE CONVENTION CENTER
Close to downtown Greenville and within walking distance of the Greenville Convention Center, the Sleep Inn offers an exceptional value with a hot breakfast, premium Wi-Fi, and passes to a local fitness center. Shuttle service is available within 2 miles of the hotel and to/ from downtown Greenville and GSP International Airport. • 231 N. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.240.2006; choicehotels.com/sc005
SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN
This chic new property is perfectly located for walking to the many attractions of downtown Greenville. There’s plenty to keep you busy at the hotel too, between Oak & Honey restaurant/bar, the 24/7 fitness facility, the outdoor pool and sundeck, and over 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. • 200 E. Washington St.; 864.720.2901; marriott.com/gspgs
THE WESTIN POINSETT GREENVILLE
Built in 1925, this AAA 4-Diamond Hotel was lovingly restored in 2000. Spacious rooms boast Westin’s Heavenly Bed® and Roaring ’20s-inspired décor, while amenities include Spoonbread Restaurant, a business center, a concierge, and 12,000 square feet of meeting space. Guests also enjoy privileges at the day spa next door. • 120 S. Main St.; 864.421.9700; marriott.com/gspwi
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This budget-friendly hotel near GSP International Airport is waiting for you! Offering limited shuttle service, continental breakfast, and a pool (seasonally). • 5009 Pelham Rd.; 864.297.5353; bestwestern.com/greenvilleairportinn
BEST WESTERN TRAVELERS REST/ GREENVILLE This pet-friendly hotel puts you near Furman University and the restaurants and shops in downtown Travelers Rest. • 110 Hawkins Rd., Travelers Rest; 864.834.7040; bestwestern.com
COMFORT INN – HAYWOOD MALL
At this Comfort Inn, conveniently located near Haywood Mall, an on-site business center and an outdoor pool spell amenities for work or play. • 246 Congaree Rd.; 864.288.1200; choicehotels.com/sc543
COMFORT INN & SUITES – GREER
Rooms at this Comfort Inn & Suites are convenient to BMW, GSP International Airport, and downtown Greer. • 1315 W. Wade Hampton Blvd., Greer; 864.877.0076; choicehotels.com/sc610
DRURY INN & SUITES GREENVILLE
Near the intersection of I-85 and I-385, Drury Inn offers a complimentary hot breakfast and an evening wine reception. • 10 Carolina Point Pkwy.; 864.288.4401; druryhotels.com/locations/ greenville-sc/drury-inn-and-suites-greenville
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES - GREENVILLE AIRPORT
Set behind Michelin North America’s headquarters and minutes to BMW, this hotel couldn’t be more convenient. • 2681 Dry Pocket Rd.; 864.213.9331; hiexpress.com/gvl-pelhamrd
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES - SIMPSONVILLE
entertainment, this Holiday Inn offers a shuttle to GSP International Airport. • 1036 Woodruff Rd.; 864.678.5555; ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/ hotels/us/en/greenville/gspwr/hoteldetail
coffee shop, and art gallery. • 813 Augusta St.; 864.884.2834; staymodal.com
LA QUINTA INN & SUITES GREENVILLE HAYWOOD
Southern hospitality greets guests in six luxurious guestrooms surrounded by a flower-filled English garden. • 302 Pettigru St.; 864.242.4529; pettigruplace.com
This pet-friendly hotel is convenient to Haywood Mall, the Greenville Convention Center, and downtown. Rooms overlook a courtyard with a pool and gazebo. • 65 W. Orchard Park Dr.; 864.233.8018; laquintagreenvillehaywoodroad.com
MY PLACE HOTEL
Extended-stay rooms just off Woodruff Road cater to guests with a full-size refrigerator, two-burner stove, and microwave. • 11 Ketron Ct.; 864.568.5901; myplacehotels.com/ my-place-hotel-greenville-sc
STAYBRIDGE SUITES GREENVILLE
Just off I-85, Staybridge offers guestrooms with full kitchens as well as a complimentary breakfast, all convenient to corporate headquarters and CU-ICAR. • 31 Market Point Dr.; 864.288.4448; staybridge.com/greenvillesc
Part of Best Western’s Signature Collection, this pet-friendly hotel sits within a mile of the restaurants, shops, and the myriad attractions of downtown Greenville. • 536 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.214.8425; bestwestern.com
WINGATE BY WYNDHAM GREENVILLE AIRPORT
Within walking distance of some 40 restaurants, the Wingate is also near Michelin and GSP International Airport. • 33 Beacon Dr.; 864.281.1281; wyndhamhotels.com/wingate/ greenville-south-carolina/wingate-by-wyndhamgreenville-airport/overview
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RED HORSE INN
A new wine bar and music on the terrace enhance a stay at this lovely inn, embraced by rolling horse pastures. • 45 Winstons Chase Ct., Landrum; 864.909.1575; theredhorseinn.com
CAMPGROUNDS TRAVELERS REST/N. GREENVILLE KOA Open year-round, this family-owned campground has 45 FHU RV sites as well as 4 deluxe creekside cabins just 10 minutes from downtown Travelers Rest, close to hiking, biking, and waterfalls. • 2400 N. Hwy. 25, Travelers Rest; 864.834.8150; koa.com/ campgrounds/greenville
URBAN BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Balance work and play at this contemporary hotel, between the full-service business center and the outdoor pool. • 642 Fairview Rd., Simpsonville; 864.962.3228; ihg.com/ holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/simpsonville/ gspsv/hoteldetail
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North of Greenville, Domestique lays out contemporary luxury complemented by stunning mountain views and creative cuisine at Restaurant 17. • 10 Road of Vines, Travelers Rest; 864.516.1715; hoteldomestique.com
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GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN AIRPORT (GMU) 100 Tower Dr., Unit 2; 864.242.4777; greenvilledowntownairport.com
ATCHISON TRANSPORTATION SERVICES 120 Interstate Park, Spartanburg; 864.595.1234; atchisontransport.com
GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (GSP) 2000 GSP Dr., Greer (Exit 57 off I-85); 864.877.7426; gspairport.com
EASTSIDE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES 2311 Airport Rd., Greer; 864.609.5466; eastsidelimo.com
BUSES & TRAINS
JEAN’S BUS SERVICE 207 Furman Hall Rd.; 864.242.1673; jeansbussvc.com
AMTRAK 1120 W. Washington St.; 800.872.7245; amtrak.com GREYHOUND 9 Hendrix Dr.; 864.235.4741; greyhound.com
GETTING AROUND BIKE RENTALS GREENVILLE B-CYCLE Various locations downtown; 864.423.9088; greenvillebcycle.com PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES GREENVILLE 1320 Hampton Ave. Ext., Suite 11A; 864.565.9600; pedegoelectricbikes. com/dealers/greenville REEDY RIDES 12 W. McBee Ave. & 50 S. Richardson St.; 864.419.2944; reedyrides.com
LANIER PARKING SOLUTIONS GREENVILLE 635 N. Academy St.; 864.240.8146; lanierparking.com VAN IN BLACK P.O. Box 533, Bostic, NC; 800.903.2503; vaninblack.com YOUNG TRANSPORTATION 843 Riverside Dr., Asheville, NC; 828.258.0084; youngtransportation.com
GETTING FAMILIAR VISITOR SERVICES VISITGREENVILLESC VISITOR CENTER 206 S. Main St. (1st floor of City Hall); 864.233.0461 or 800.717.0023; VisitGreenvilleSC.com; Open Mon-Fri 8am-4:45pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm
VISITGREENVILLESC SALES AND MARKETING OFFICE 148 River St., Suite 100; 864.421.0000; VisitGreenvilleSC.com DISCOVER UPCOUNTRY CAROLINA ASSOCIATION 500 E. North St., Suite C; 864.233.2690; upcOuntrysc.com EXPERIENCE CLEMSON 1 N. Main St., Suite B; 864.365.0603; clemson.edu/visit/ experience-clemson LAKE HARTWELL COUNTRY 120 History Ln., Pendleton; 864.646.3782; lakehartwellcountry.com OFF THE GRID GREENVILLE 802 Augusta St.; offthegridgreenville.org SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM 1205 Pendleton St., Columbia; 803.734.0124; discoversouthcarolina.com
UPSTATE SC WELCOME CENTERS BLACKSBURG WELCOME CENTER 100 Hwy. I-85 South, Blacksburg; 864.839.6742; discoversouthcarolina.com; Open daily 9am-5pm FAIR PLAY WELCOME CENTER 100 Welcome Center Pl., Fair Play; 864.972.3731; discoversouthcarolina.com; Open daily 9am-5pm LANDRUM WELCOME CENTER 200 I-26 Eastbound, Landrum; 864.457.2228; discoversouthcarolina. com; Open daily 9am-5pm
MEDIA/PUBLISHING GROUPS COMMUNITY JOURNALS PUBLISHING GROUP 581 Perry Ave.; 864.679.1200; communityjournals.com
CAMP BUCKHORN 2401 State Park Rd.; 864.244.5565; southcarolinaparks.com/parismountain/camp-buckhorn CCNB AMPHITHEATRE AT HERITAGE PARK 861 S.E. Main St., Simpsonville; 864.296.6601; ccnbamphitheatre.com CLEMSON GREENVILLE ONE 1 N. Main St.; 864.986.9442; clemson.edu/business/departments/ mba/contact-us/index.html EVENTS AT JUDSON MILL 701 Easley Bridge Rd.; 864.248.4868; eventsatjudsonmill.com GREENBRIER FARMS 766 Hester Store Rd., Easley; 864.855.9782; greenbrierfarms.com GREENVILLE CONVENTION CENTER With 60,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 30,000-squarefoot ballroom and 280,000 square feet of exhibit space, this outstanding Southeastern venue hosts tradeshows, conventions, conferences, and special events. 1 Exposition Dr.; 864.233.2562; meetgcc.com GREENVILLE ONE CENTER 2 W. Washington St.; 864.625.0504; greenvilleonecenter.com THE LOFT AT SOBY’S 22-A E. Court St.; 864.232.7007; table301.com MELVIN & DOLLIE YOUNTS CONFERENCE CENTER 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2390; furman.edu/younts PLEASANT RIDGE CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER 4232 Hwy. 11, Marietta; 864.660.1065; greenvillerec.com/pleasant-ridge PRETTY PLACE – FRED W. SYMMES CHAPEL 4399 YMCA Camp Rd., Cleveland; 864.836.3291; campgreenville.org/ pretty-place
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SOUTHERN BLEACHERY 250 Mill St., Dock 3, Taylors; 864.671.1473; southernbleachery.com UNIVERSITY CENTER OF GREENVILLE 225 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite A7; 864.250.1111; greenville.org/stateof-the-art-facilities
ABBERLY MARKET POINT 30 Market Point Dr.; 855.998.6610; abberlymarketpoint.com THE CLIFFS 3851 Hwy. 11, Travelers Rest; 864.371.1000; cliffsliving.com
JOAN HERLONG & ASSOCIATES | SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 1 McDaniel Greene; 864.297.3450; jha-sothebysrealty.com
DISTRICT WEST APARTMENTS 101 Reedy View Dr.; 864.609.4053; districtwestapts.com
MARCHANT REAL ESTATE 100 W. Stone Ave.; 864.467.0085; marchantco.com
HARTNESS 2000 Society St., Suite 102; 864.920.0375; hartnessliving.com
PHILIP ROMBA, BLACKSTREAM INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE 20 Overbrook Ct., Suite 400; 864.349.7607; bestupstateagent.com
KEOWEE KEY 1392 Stamp Creek Rd., Salem; 864.944.2312; keoweekeysc.com
ZEN 924 S. Main St.; 864.235.5770; zengreenville.com
MCBEE STATION APARTMENTS 27 Station Ct.; 864.478.8615; mcbeestationapartments.com
ENTERTAINMENT & PRIVATE PARTY SERVICES GLITZ AND GLAM PARTIES LLC 135 Commons Way; 864.990.4777; glitzandglampartiessc.com PAINT N’ PARTY MOBILE 701.269.3569; paintnpartymobile.com
EVENT & MEETING PLANNING SERVICES CB EVENTS 216 Industrial Dr.; 864.784.9030; cbevents.org INDUSTRY EVENT RENTALS 216 Industrial Dr.; 864.735.7845; industryeventrentals.com MOSAIX GROUP 220 N. Main St., Suite 500; 828.654.8118; mosaixgroup.com PLANIT GVL 2435 E. North St., Suite 1108-330; 864.214.5733; planitgvl.com
GETTING RELOCATED ARCHITECTS CRAIG GAULDEN DAVIS 19 Washington Park; 864.242.0761; cgdarch.com PELHAM ARCHITECTS, LLC 100 W. Washington St., Suite 400; 864.271.7633; pelhamarchitects.com
EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES GODSHALL PROFESSIONAL RECRUITING & STAFFING 310 University Ridge; 864.242.3491; sccareersearch.com
HEATHER STEMANN, THE PARKER GROUP 147 Welborn St., Suite A2 (The Commons); 864.386.5961; parkergroupservices.com
ROBIN GUNDANA, REALTY ONE GROUP FREEDOM 355 Woodruff Rd., Suite 110; 864.724.9522; robingundana. myrealtyonegroup.com
SC RESTAURANT AND LODGING ASSOCIATION 1122 Lady St., Suite 1210, Columbia; 803.765.9000; scrla.org TAYLORS TOWNSQUARE 250 Mill St., Taylors; 864.501.3918; taylorstownsquare.com UPSTATE FOREVER 507 Pettigru St.; 864.250.0500; upstateforever.org UPSTATE SC ALLIANCE 124 Verdae Blvd., Suite 202; 864.283.2300; upstatescalliance.com VERNON VETERAN SERVICES INC. 1200 Woodruff Rd., Suite 200; 864.867.9865; vvsinc.org
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
THE RESERVE AT LAKE KEOWEE 190 Village Green Loop, Sunset; 864.868.4000; reserveatlakekeowee.com
VICTORIA COTTLE, KELLER WILLIAMS GREENVILLE UPSTATE 403 Woods Lake Rd., Suite 100; 864.275.3953; bestgreenvillerealestate.com
FOUNTAIN INN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 102 Depot St., Fountain Inn; 864.862.2586; fountaininnchamber.org
TONSOFRENTALS.COM 330 E. Coffee St.; 800.789.1135; tonsofrentals.com
WILSON ASSOCIATES - DOWNTOWN 213 E. Broad St.; 864.640.8700; wilsonassociates.net
GREATER GREER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 111 Trade St., Greer; 864.877.3131; greerchamber.com
REALTORS & REALTY GROUPS
WONDRACEK REALTY GROUP 101-A Regency Commons Dr.; Greer; 864.643.0474; Selling-Greenville.com
ANGELA RODRIGUEZ, THE PARKER GROUP 147 Welborn St., Suite A2 (The Commons); 864.609.7219; parkergroupservices.com BACHTEL REALTY GROUP 800 Regent Park Ct.; 864.399.7899; bachtelrealtygroup.com BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES C. DAN JOYNER, REALTORS 745 N. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.242.6650; cdanjoyner.com BETH CRIGLER, C. DAN JOYNER, REALTORS 2021 Augusta St.; 864.241.2880; bethjoynercrigler.com BETH NICHOLS, JOAN HERLONG & ASSOCIATES | SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 1 McDaniel Greene; 864.382.3800; bit.ly/BethNichols CAROL PYFROM & ASSOCIATES, INC., ALLEN TATE REALTORS 117 Batesville Rd., Ste 205, Simpsonville; 1209C Stamp Creek Rd., Salem; 864.608.3312; carolpyfrom.com CHRISTY GREAR, ALLEN TATE REALTORS 323 Buncombe St.; 864.385.0205; christygrear.allentate.com COLDWELL BANKER CAINE 111 Williams St.; 864.250.2850; cbcaine.com EXPERT REAL ESTATE TEAM 3165 N. Hwy. 14, Greer; 864.895.9791; expertrealestateteam.com
RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES ROLLING GREEN VILLAGE 1 Hoke Smith Blvd.; 864.987.4612; rollinggreenvillage.com
UTILITIES DUKE ENERGY 40 W. Broad St., Suite 690; 864.370.5063; duke-energy.com GREENVILLE WATER 407 W. Broad St.; 864.241.6000; greenvillewater.com
GETTING ACQUAINTED ASSOCIATIONS
GREATER TRAVELERS REST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 27 S. Main St., Suite 16-P, Travelers Rest; 864.708.0888; greatertrchamber.com GREENVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 550 S. Main St., Suite 550; 864.242.1050; greenvillechamber.org MAULDIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 101 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin; 864.297.1323; mauldinchamber.org SIMPSONVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 105 W. Curtis St., Suite A, Simpsonville; 864.963.3781; simpsonvillechamber.com
LOCAL GOVERNMENT CITY OF FOUNTAIN INN 200 N. Main St., Fountain Inn; 864.862.4421; fountaininn.org
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU 408 N. Church St., Suite C; 864.242.5052; bbb.org/upstatesc
CITY OF GREENVILLE 206 S. Main St.; 864.232.2273; greenvillesc.gov
FRIENDS OF SILVERMONT 364 E. Main St., Brevard, NC; 828.862.5984; silvermont.org
CITY OF GREENVILLE PARKS & RECREATION 307B Falls St.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/150/parks-andrecreation
GREENVILLE AREA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 233 N. Main St., Suite 250; 864.235.2008; greenvilleeconomic development.com GREENVILLE AREA PARKINSON SOCIETY P.O. Box 6505; 864.905.2574; gapsonline.org THE MAKERS COLLECTIVE 2909 Old Buncombe Rd.; makerscollective.org
CITY OF GREER 301 E. Poinsett St., Greer; 864.848.2150; cityofgreer.org CITY OF MAULDIN 5 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin; 864.288.4910; cityofmauldin.org CITY OF SIMPSONVILLE 118 N.E. Main St., Simpsonville; 864.967.9526; simpsonville.com
GREENVILLE COUNTY 301 University Ridge, Suite 2400; 864.467.7105; greenvillecounty.org GREENVILLE COUNTY PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM 4806 Old Spartanburg Rd., Taylors; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com
GETTING WHAT YOU NEED ADVERTISING AGENCIES BRANDFARMERS 864.363.4094; brandfarmers.com EP+CO 110 E. Court St., Suite 400; 864.271.0500; epandcompany.com
CHURCHES GFN CHURCH 1201 Haywood Rd.; 864.233.4890; gfnchurch.org ST JOHN OF THE LADDER ORTHODOX CHURCH 213 Roper Mountain Rd. Ext.; 864.299.1140; stjohnoftheladder.org
COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT JUSTICE CONSULTING 864.303.6640; firstname.lastname@example.org
FINANCIAL SERVICES DIXON HUGHES GOODMAN LLP 11 Brendan Way, Suite 200; 864.288.5544; dhg.com GREENVILLE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
1501 Wade Hampton Blvd;
864.235.6309; greenvillefcu.com GREENVILLE HERITAGE FCU 520 W. Washington St.; 864.467.4160; greenvilleheritage.com
HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY GROUP 12 Parkway Commons, Greer; 864.655.4000; shghotels.com
HOSPITAL SYSTEMS BON SECOURS MERCY HEALTH 864.255.1000; bonsecours.com
INSURANCE HEAD FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. 880 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite 2C; 864.232.7355; headfinancial.com
LIBRARIES GREENVILLE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl.; 864.242.5000; greenvillelibrary.org
PET ADOPTION & BOARDING GREENVILLE HUMANE SOCIETY 305 Airport Rd.; 864.242.3626; greenvillehumane.com PETSUITES GREENVILLE 1002 Keys Dr.; 864.306.4831; greenville.petsuitesofamerica.com
PHOTOGRAPHERS FIREWATER PHOTOGRAPHY LLC 864.561.7626; firewaterphotography.com
POSTAL SERVICES GREENVILLE MAIN POST OFFICE 600 W. Washington St.; 803.926.6354; usps.com
PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRMS SMOAK PUBLIC RELATIONS LLC 105 N. Spring St., Suite 111; 864.235.8330; smoakpr.com TK PR 333 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.469.7488; tkpublicrelations.com
GETTING EDUCATED SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES ANDERSON UNIVERSITY 316 Boulevard, Anderson; 864.231.2000; andersonuniversity.edu BOB JONES UNIVERSITY 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.242.5100; bju.edu CHRIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL SCHOOL 245 Cavalier Dr.; 864.299.1522; cces.org FURMAN UNIVERSITY 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2000; furman.edu GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 301 Camperdown Way; 864.355.3100; greenville.k12.sc.us GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE 506 S. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.250.8000; gvltec.edu NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY 7801 N. Tigerville Rd., Tigerville; 864.977.7000; ngu.edu SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES 15 University St.; 864.282.3777; scgsah.org UNIVERSITY CENTER OF GREENVILLE 225 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite A7; 864.250.1111; greenville.org
CITY OF TRAVELERS REST 125 Trailblazer Dr., Travelers Rest; 864.834.8740; travelersrestsc.com
3’s Greenville Golf & Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Aloft Greenville Downtown/W XYZ Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Anderson University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Artisphere. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Artists at Art Crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Auro Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover, 1 Bacon Bros. Public House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Bernhardt House of Violins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Beth Crigler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Beth Nichols – JHA Sotheby’s International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 BMW CCA Foundation Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 BMW Performance Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover Bon Secours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Carolina Ballet Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Coldwell Banker Caine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Centre Stage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Christ Church Episcopal School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 City of Greenville – Fall for Greenville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 City of Travelers Rest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 City Scape Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Clare’s Creamery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Crowne Plaza Greenville.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Davidson River Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Discover Upcountry South Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Eagle Mountain Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Elite Total Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 euphoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Experience Clemson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Fireforge Crafted Beer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Frankie’s Fun Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Furman University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Greenville Federal Credit Union. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Greenville Glides & Segway Bike Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Greenville Tech – Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center. . . . . . . . . . 133 Greenville Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Hartness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 High Spirits Hospitality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Hilton Greenville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Joan Herlong & Associates | Sotheby’s International Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Keowee Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 M. Judson Booksellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Magnolia Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Mast General Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Methodical Coffee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Metropolitan Arts Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Parker Group – Angela Rodriguez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Reedy Rides. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Rick Erwin's Dining Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Ristorante Bergamo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 River Falls Spa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Roper Mountain Science Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Rush Wilson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Ruth’s Chris Steak House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Sigal Music Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Speed Factory Indoor Karting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Table 301. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 The Cliffs Communities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 The Eighth State Brewing Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 The Victoria Cottle Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 The Westin Poinsett Greenville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Treetop Quest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 University of S.C. School of Medicine Greenville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 UP on the Roof. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Upcountry History Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Upstate SC Alliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Wine House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
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