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The Official Visitor’s Guide to Greenville, SC


START HERE DOWNTOWN

19. THAT’S HOT CAN’T-MISS CULTURE

35.

? HOW ‘BOUT THAT PEOPLE & PLACES

49. BEN STEIN’S GREENVILLE MUSINGS

55. SWAMP RABBIT ROLLING BIKING

63. THE OTHER SKYLINE OUTDOORS

75. FARM TO FORK EAT LOCAL

85. TOAST MASTERS BREWERIES

90. THAT’S THE TICKET EVENTS

99. THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES

136. THAT’S IT N-S-E-W

THAT table of contents

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Portrait by Will Crooks; cover artwork reproduced by Eli Warren

MEET AARON INGLE OUR “YEAH, THAT” COVER ARTIST When Aaron Ingle and his family made the decision to call Greenville home four years ago, he couldn’t have known how much the place would capture his heart—and then spark his creativity. Now, the parttime barber and self-taught artist has captured the heartbeat of the city on canvas, creating the painting that serves as our cover art for this 2018 Visitor’s Guide to Greenville, SC. Working with a palette knife, Aaron started with a blank canvas and a single stroke. “I didn’t sketch or pre-plan the painting,” says the quiet, North Carolina native. “I just let myself go and tried to express what I see in my mind when I think of Greenville. The downtown, the excitement and growth, the vibrant energy—those were the things that found their way onto the canvas.” The untitled work was created expressly for a cover art competition conceived by VisitGreenvilleSC and supported by Greenville’s Metropolitan Arts Council. Aaron’s painting was selected from a collection of nearly 50 submissions ranging from paintings to photographs, textiles to the written word—all created by local Greenville artists.

For more on this contest, see p. 94


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Community Voices Greenville is a great place to …

VISITGREENVILLESC PRESIDENT Chris Stone

PRODUCTION VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS Holly Hardin

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/ CHIEF STRATEGIC OFFICER Jennifer Stilwell

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Kristi Fortner

EDITOR/PROJECT MANAGER Stephanie L. Thorn

EDITORIAL EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Blair Knobel

CREATIVE DIRECTOR John McDermott EDITOR Laura Connell PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR Jeff Gandy

Knox White

Mayor, City of Greenville

PLAY! Green space and recreation opportunities are just around every corner. We have an ‘outdoor’ culture that encompasses the beautiful mountains nearby, neighborhood parks, and a growing bike and walking trail network—and it all emanates from Falls Park in the heart of the city.

Chris Stone

President, VisitGreenvilleSC

VISIT! You can easily do both urban and outdoors here. Nothing gets you more active than an adrenalinerush trail walk at Jones Gap State Park. A walk along the cold, clear Middle Saluda is a respite for mind, body, and soul! Then return to town for an outrageous dinner, a stunning show at the Peace Center, and a nightcap taking in the sweet sounds played out at Blues Boulevard Jazz.

Carlos Phillips

President, Greenville Chamber of Commerce WORK! Partnerships are a way of life in Greenville. We have a favorite quote around here: “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” Whether you are looking to launch a new career, moving to America for the first time to seek new opportunities, or you’re an entrepreneur with the next big idea, you will always find a lending hand in Greenville.

800-717-0023 visit@visitgreenvillesc.com VisitGreenvilleSC.com COMMUNITY JOURNALS PUBLISHER/CEO Mark B. Johnston CHAIRMAN Douglas J. Greenlaw ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Emily Yepes MARKETING REPRESENTATIVES John Clark, Donna Johnston, Stephanie King, Caroline Spivey, Rosie Peck CLIENT SERVICES Anita Harley, Jane Rogers

MANAGING EDITOR Heidi Coryell Williams CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Mary Cathryn Armstrong, M. Linda Lee CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Hayden Arrington, Stephanie Burnette, Laura Connell, Andrew Huang, John Jeter, Abby Moore Keith, John McDermott, Lindsay Niedringhaus, Stephanie L. Thorn, Stephanie Trotter, Ben Stein ART DESIGN DIRECTOR Lina LeGare CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Chelsey Ashford, Will Crooks, Kris Decker, Michael Gibbons, Andrew Huang, Chris Leyland, Paul Mehaffey, Levi Monday, Jack Roberts, Anthony Umbrianna, Eli Warren CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATORS Paul Galbreath, Tatjana MaiWyss, Alice Ratteree, Bethany Williams

VisitGreenvilleSC Board of Directors Executive Committee: Chairman: Catherine Stoddard, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP Treasurer: Scott McDowell, Auro Hotels | Andy Cajka, Southern Hospitality Group | Dave Edwards, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District | Neetu Patel, Sycamore Investments Group | Fabian Unterzaucher, The Westin Poinsett Greenville Directors: David Berger, Hospitality America | Gina Boulware, Table 301 | Jonathan Brashier, Aloft Greenville Downtown | Jim Burns, Strategy & Execution Excellence, LLC | Sid Cates, Greenville County Council | Lauren Davis, Michelin North America | Amy Ryberg Doyle, Greenville City Council | Alan Ethridge, Metropolitan Arts Council | Victoria Fernandez, Greenville Marriott | Mohammad Gharavi, Hilton Greenville | Greg Greenawalt, Crowne Plaza Greenville | Brad Halter, Coldwell Banker Caine | Harold Hughes, Bandwagon | Julie Horton, City of Greenville | Tim Justice, Rescom Construction | Doug McGrath, BMW Performance Center | Chanell Moore, Greenville County Parks, Recreation & Tourism | Andy O’Mara, Sidewall Pizza | Beth Paul, Bon Secours Wellness Arena | Mike Pennington, Young Office | Carlos Phillips, Greenville Chamber of Commerce | Liz Seman, Furman University | Mark Sullivan, Blues Boulevard Greenville | Glen Williams, Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace | John Wilusz, TD Convention Center

Copyright © 2018 VisitGreenvilleSC. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form. VisitGreenvilleSC is a membership-based organization; therefore the information contained in this publication may not include all area attractions and businesses. Not for resale. VisitGreenvilleSC is not responsible for the business practices of the organizations mentioned, nor changes or variances that occur following publication. Both parties assume no responsibility in this regard. Advertising and editorial inquiries should be directed to Stephanie Thorn of VisitGreenvilleSC at 800.351.7180 x 107.


Community Voices Greenville is a great place to …

VISITGREENVILLESC PRESIDENT Chris Stone

PRODUCTION VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS Holly Hardin

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/ CHIEF STRATEGIC OFFICER Jennifer Stilwell

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Kristi Fortner

EDITOR/PROJECT MANAGER Stephanie L. Thorn

EDITORIAL EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Blair Knobel

CREATIVE DIRECTOR John McDermott EDITOR Laura Connell PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR Jeff Gandy

Knox White

Mayor, City of Greenville

PLAY! Green space and recreation opportunities are just around every corner. We have an ‘outdoor’ culture that encompasses the beautiful mountains nearby, neighborhood parks, and a growing bike and walking trail network—and it all emanates from Falls Park in the heart of the city.

Chris Stone

President, VisitGreenvilleSC

VISIT! You can easily do both urban and outdoors here. Nothing gets you more active than an adrenalinerush trail walk at Jones Gap State Park. A walk along the cold, clear Middle Saluda is a respite for mind, body, and soul! Then return to town for an outrageous dinner, a stunning show at the Peace Center, and a nightcap taking in the sweet sounds played out at Blues Boulevard Jazz.

Carlos Phillips

President, Greenville Chamber of Commerce WORK! Partnerships are a way of life in Greenville. We have a favorite quote around here: “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” Whether you are looking to launch a new career, moving to America for the first time to seek new opportunities, or you’re an entrepreneur with the next big idea, you will always find a lending hand in Greenville.

800-717-0023 visit@visitgreenvillesc.com VisitGreenvilleSC.com COMMUNITY JOURNALS PUBLISHER/CEO Mark B. Johnston CHAIRMAN Douglas J. Greenlaw ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Emily Yepes MARKETING REPRESENTATIVES John Clark, Donna Johnston, Stephanie King, Caroline Spivey, Rosie Peck CLIENT SERVICES Anita Harley, Jane Rogers

MANAGING EDITOR Heidi Coryell Williams CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Mary Cathryn Armstrong, M. Linda Lee CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Hayden Arrington, Stephanie Burnette, Laura Connell, Andrew Huang, John Jeter, Abby Moore Keith, John McDermott, Lindsay Niedringhaus, Stephanie L. Thorn, Stephanie Trotter, Ben Stein ART DESIGN DIRECTOR Lina LeGare CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Chelsey Ashford, Will Crooks, Kris Decker, Michael Gibbons, Andrew Huang, Chris Leyland, Paul Mehaffey, Levi Monday, Jack Roberts, Anthony Umbrianna, Eli Warren CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATORS Paul Galbreath, Tatjana MaiWyss, Alice Ratteree, Bethany Williams

VisitGreenvilleSC Board of Directors Executive Committee: Chairman: Catherine Stoddard, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP Treasurer: Scott McDowell, Auro Hotels | Andy Cajka, Southern Hospitality Group | Dave Edwards, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District | Neetu Patel, Sycamore Investments Group | Fabian Unterzaucher, The Westin Poinsett Greenville Directors: David Berger, Hospitality America | Gina Boulware, Table 301 | Jonathan Brashier, Aloft Greenville Downtown | Jim Burns, Strategy & Execution Excellence, LLC | Sid Cates, Greenville County Council | Lauren Davis, Michelin North America | Amy Ryberg Doyle, Greenville City Council | Alan Ethridge, Metropolitan Arts Council | Victoria Fernandez, Greenville Marriott | Mohammad Gharavi, Hilton Greenville | Greg Greenawalt, Crowne Plaza Greenville | Brad Halter, Coldwell Banker Caine | Harold Hughes, Bandwagon | Julie Horton, City of Greenville | Tim Justice, Rescom Construction | Doug McGrath, BMW Performance Center | Chanell Moore, Greenville County Parks, Recreation & Tourism | Andy O’Mara, Sidewall Pizza | Beth Paul, Bon Secours Wellness Arena | Mike Pennington, Young Office | Carlos Phillips, Greenville Chamber of Commerce | Liz Seman, Furman University | Mark Sullivan, Blues Boulevard Greenville | Glen Williams, Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace | John Wilusz, TD Convention Center

Copyright © 2018 VisitGreenvilleSC. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form. VisitGreenvilleSC is a membership-based organization; therefore the information contained in this publication may not include all area attractions and businesses. Not for resale. VisitGreenvilleSC is not responsible for the business practices of the organizations mentioned, nor changes or variances that occur following publication. Both parties assume no responsibility in this regard. Advertising and editorial inquiries should be directed to Stephanie Thorn of VisitGreenvilleSC at 800.351.7180 x 107.


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Located in the heart of Greenville’s vibrant Downtown RiverPlace district, the Hampton Inn & Suites in the heart ofto Greenville’s vibrant RiverPlace theAlong Hampton & Suites is the perfect place for you stay whether youDowntown come for business ordistrict, pleasure. with beautifully Located inLocated the heart of Greenville’s vibrant Downtown RiverPlace district, the Hampton InnInn & Suites is the perfect place for you to stay whether you come for business or pleasure. Along with beautifully appointed rooms, suites with balconies and glass-enclosed two-room circular suites, you’ll enjoy is the perfect place for you to stay whether you come for business or pleasure. Along with beautifully appointed rooms, suites with balconies andsteps glass-enclosed two-room circular suites, you’ll enjoy free wifi and complimentary breakfast-all just from two-room the Swamp Rabbit Trail! Allyou’ll that, combined appointed rooms, suites with balconies and glass-enclosed circular suites, enjoy free wifiservice and complimentary breakfast-all just steps from this the Swamp Rabbit Trail! All that, combined with friendly and Hampton Inn dependability, makes the perfect spot for you to relax and free wifi and complimentary breakfast-all just steps from the Swamp Rabbit Trail! All that, combined with friendly service and Hampton Inn dependability, makes this the perfect spot for you to relax and on yourand nextHampton trip to Greenville. with recharge friendly service Inn dependability, makes this the perfect spot for you to relax and recharge on your next trip to Greenville. recharge your trip to off Greenville. Bookon now andnext Save 10% our best available rates*! Enter Promo Code GSC Book now and Save 10% off our best available rates*! Enter Promo Code GSC Book now and Save 10% off our best available rates*! Enter Promo Code GSC

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hamptoninnandsuitesgreenville.com *Based on availability. May not be combined with other discounts and must be requested at the time of reservation. *Based on availability. May not be combined with other discounts and must be requested at the time of reservation.

Based on availability. May not be combined with other discounts and must be requested at the time of reservation.

Book now and Save 10% off our best available rates*! Enter Promo Code GSC

embassysuitesgreenvilledowntown.com *Based on availability. May not be combined with other discounts and must be requested at the time of reservation. *Based on availability. May not be combined with other discounts and must be requested at the time of reservation. *Based on availability. May not be combined with other discounts and must be requested at the time of reservation.


WISH YOU WERE HERE

PARK HERE

Liberty Bridge Ranked the No. 1 “thing to do� when visiting Greenville is traversing the Liberty Bridge. This 345-footlong structure sits in the heart of downtown. Supported by a single suspension cable and spanning the Reedy River, it overlooks urban waterfalls unlike any other and the rolling gardens of Falls Park on the Reedy.


WISH YOU WERE HERE

PARK HERE

Liberty Bridge Ranked the No. 1 “thing to do� when visiting Greenville is traversing the Liberty Bridge. This 345-footlong structure sits in the heart of downtown. Supported by a single suspension cable and spanning the Reedy River, it overlooks urban waterfalls unlike any other and the rolling gardens of Falls Park on the Reedy.


Downtown: Start Here

KEEPING IT FRESH Aloft Greenville Downtown

FRESH TAKES

TD Saturday Market A weekend stay in Greenville would not be complete without stopping by this showcase of fresh tastes and local flavors. Meet the morning right with a stroll down Main Street from May-October. Gather ingredients or grab a ready-made meal cooked by Upstate hands and made with SC-grown ingredients. Feel good, eat great!

Surround yourself with savvy style at the always happening W XYZSM bar. Sip on specialty cocktails, munch on inspired hand crafted cuisine and listen to cool tunes from acoustic sets and eclectic beats to sassy DJ mixes.

Aloft Greenville Downtown 5 North Laurens Street Greenville, South Carolina 29601 864.297.6100 aloftgreenvilledowntown.com #yeahTHATaloft

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Downtown: Start Here

KEEPING IT FRESH Aloft Greenville Downtown

FRESH TAKES

TD Saturday Market A weekend stay in Greenville would not be complete without stopping by this showcase of fresh tastes and local flavors. Meet the morning right with a stroll down Main Street from May-October. Gather ingredients or grab a ready-made meal cooked by Upstate hands and made with SC-grown ingredients. Feel good, eat great!

Surround yourself with savvy style at the always happening W XYZSM bar. Sip on specialty cocktails, munch on inspired hand crafted cuisine and listen to cool tunes from acoustic sets and eclectic beats to sassy DJ mixes.

Aloft Greenville Downtown 5 North Laurens Street Greenville, South Carolina 29601 864.297.6100 aloftgreenvilledowntown.com #yeahTHATaloft

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START HERE DOWNTOWN

A WA L K TO REMEMBER

Discovering downtown Greenville, one secret, one treasure at a time.

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From its earliest days, as in before the American Revolution, life in the downtown we know today as Greenville flowed from the Reedy River, a mountain-fed waterway that fueled industry and economy in a burgeoning textile town. Fast forward a couple centuries: The days of waterwheels and horse-drawn wagons have long passed, but the energy that flows through our downtown has never been stronger or more vibrant, and you can still take a carriage ride. Today’s Greenville is, in many ways, unrecognizable from what was once the Textile Capital of the World. Industrial buildings that once housed fabric manufacturing operations (for everything from soldier’s uniforms to mattress ticking) now boast colorful murals that line walkable, stunning sidewalks, which lead to almost everything inspired and engaging—an incredible meal, an avant garde art show, an underground speakeasy, or stylish retail shops, to name a few. Now, draped in prestigious awards, flattering accolades, and rave reviews, the city has become one of the most fashionable towns around. On these pages, you’ll discover the many charms of Main Street—a tree-lined, twinkle-lit boulevard that leads to more to do than can be accomplished in a day or even a series of days. But you can try! ONE City Plaza. Let’s start at the heart of things. Piazza Bergamo, named for Greenville’s sister city in Italy, once served as the original site for Thursday evening’s Downtown Alive, the city’s oldest outdoor party. The central plaza had long been downtown’s most happening spot for running into old friends, listening to live music, and enjoying a cold beer on a warm summer evening. Then an ultra-chic high-rise rose toward the sky, and ONE City Plaza came to life, a sizzling-hot, world-class shopping and dining spot and a great place for perusing and people-watching. Not just on Thursdays, but all the time. The plaza has become a magnet for fabulous destinations including SIP Whiskey & Wine Bar, Cantina 76, Aloft Greenville Downtown and the hotel’s W XYZ Bar, Mast General Store, Caviar & Bananas, Methodical Coffee, Tupelo Honey Café, Basil Thai, Denim & Soul, and Anthropologie, just to name a few.

Branching out from there, stroll through the colors, sights, sounds, and fragrances of Main Street. And watch out for the mice. Mice on Main. Yes, mice. Not the “Eeeeek, it’s a MOUSE!” kind of mouse, but bronze sculptures not much bigger than your palm. They’re the work of artist Zan Wells, who based her cute little Main Street residents on the popular children’s book, Goodnight Moon, though the idea to hide them along our central corridor is credited to a young Jim Ryan, who as a high school senior in 2000 came up with the idea. Now, they’re a fascinating and unique public-art installation, a must-see-and-do scavenger hunt for kids of all ages. [See the postcard in this Guide.] Nine mice populate the five-block stretch from the Hyatt Regency to the Westin Poinsett, and both hotels hold remarkable places in Main Street’s history: The Hyatt for its role in helping to launch downtown’s rebirth and the Poinsett for playing host to some of the world’s biggest celebrities during its pre-World War II glitter days, though you’ve definitely got good chances of running into someone famous today, too. TD Saturday Market. As Greenville grows, so does its crop of food-related fun. Sure, any town the size of Greenville can have a gourmet restaurant or two, but not just any city plays host to a homegrown market with such a huge appetite for farm-to-table deliciousness. Pick your produce (and more) from 75-plus vendor tents featuring heirloom tomatoes, sugar-sweet peaches, and even original crafts and canned goods. Locally sourced everything is a big deal nowadays, and the Saturday market insists that all food must be grown or produced within 100 miles; craftspeople are encouraged to source their supplies locally, as well. Small wonder thousands of people flood Main Street for artisanal… everything, from the freshest in produce to the funkiest in live, local music. NOMA Square. As if downtown weren’t alive enough, this block of Main Street springs to life with two weekly outdoor celebrations during the warmer months and bustles with community events (think Yappy Hour and nighttime yoga) and outdoor festivals (St. Patrick’s Day, Oktoberfest, and Swine & Dine to name a few) throughout the year. On Thursdays, Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive attracts more than 45,000 people throughout its run from March to August. That’s a whole lot of fun-seekers gathering to watch local bands that play two sets—the first starting at 5:50 p.m., and the second at 7:20 p.m.

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START HERE DOWNTOWN

A WA L K TO REMEMBER

Discovering downtown Greenville, one secret, one treasure at a time.

10

F

From its earliest days, as in before the American Revolution, life in the downtown we know today as Greenville flowed from the Reedy River, a mountain-fed waterway that fueled industry and economy in a burgeoning textile town. Fast forward a couple centuries: The days of waterwheels and horse-drawn wagons have long passed, but the energy that flows through our downtown has never been stronger or more vibrant, and you can still take a carriage ride. Today’s Greenville is, in many ways, unrecognizable from what was once the Textile Capital of the World. Industrial buildings that once housed fabric manufacturing operations (for everything from soldier’s uniforms to mattress ticking) now boast colorful murals that line walkable, stunning sidewalks, which lead to almost everything inspired and engaging—an incredible meal, an avant garde art show, an underground speakeasy, or stylish retail shops, to name a few. Now, draped in prestigious awards, flattering accolades, and rave reviews, the city has become one of the most fashionable towns around. On these pages, you’ll discover the many charms of Main Street—a tree-lined, twinkle-lit boulevard that leads to more to do than can be accomplished in a day or even a series of days. But you can try! ONE City Plaza. Let’s start at the heart of things. Piazza Bergamo, named for Greenville’s sister city in Italy, once served as the original site for Thursday evening’s Downtown Alive, the city’s oldest outdoor party. The central plaza had long been downtown’s most happening spot for running into old friends, listening to live music, and enjoying a cold beer on a warm summer evening. Then an ultra-chic high-rise rose toward the sky, and ONE City Plaza came to life, a sizzling-hot, world-class shopping and dining spot and a great place for perusing and people-watching. Not just on Thursdays, but all the time. The plaza has become a magnet for fabulous destinations including SIP Whiskey & Wine Bar, Cantina 76, Aloft Greenville Downtown and the hotel’s W XYZ Bar, Mast General Store, Caviar & Bananas, Methodical Coffee, Tupelo Honey Café, Basil Thai, Denim & Soul, and Anthropologie, just to name a few.

Branching out from there, stroll through the colors, sights, sounds, and fragrances of Main Street. And watch out for the mice. Mice on Main. Yes, mice. Not the “Eeeeek, it’s a MOUSE!” kind of mouse, but bronze sculptures not much bigger than your palm. They’re the work of artist Zan Wells, who based her cute little Main Street residents on the popular children’s book, Goodnight Moon, though the idea to hide them along our central corridor is credited to a young Jim Ryan, who as a high school senior in 2000 came up with the idea. Now, they’re a fascinating and unique public-art installation, a must-see-and-do scavenger hunt for kids of all ages. [See the postcard in this Guide.] Nine mice populate the five-block stretch from the Hyatt Regency to the Westin Poinsett, and both hotels hold remarkable places in Main Street’s history: The Hyatt for its role in helping to launch downtown’s rebirth and the Poinsett for playing host to some of the world’s biggest celebrities during its pre-World War II glitter days, though you’ve definitely got good chances of running into someone famous today, too. TD Saturday Market. As Greenville grows, so does its crop of food-related fun. Sure, any town the size of Greenville can have a gourmet restaurant or two, but not just any city plays host to a homegrown market with such a huge appetite for farm-to-table deliciousness. Pick your produce (and more) from 75-plus vendor tents featuring heirloom tomatoes, sugar-sweet peaches, and even original crafts and canned goods. Locally sourced everything is a big deal nowadays, and the Saturday market insists that all food must be grown or produced within 100 miles; craftspeople are encouraged to source their supplies locally, as well. Small wonder thousands of people flood Main Street for artisanal… everything, from the freshest in produce to the funkiest in live, local music. NOMA Square. As if downtown weren’t alive enough, this block of Main Street springs to life with two weekly outdoor celebrations during the warmer months and bustles with community events (think Yappy Hour and nighttime yoga) and outdoor festivals (St. Patrick’s Day, Oktoberfest, and Swine & Dine to name a few) throughout the year. On Thursdays, Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive attracts more than 45,000 people throughout its run from March to August. That’s a whole lot of fun-seekers gathering to watch local bands that play two sets—the first starting at 5:50 p.m., and the second at 7:20 p.m.

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Greenville Heritage FCU Main Street Fridays is yet another free street party and features two bands, as well as a “kid zone” with ticketed inflatables and other games. And just when Downtown Alive and Main Street Fridays begin to wind down for the fall, along comes Euphoria and Fall for Greenville. Euphoria was founded by Greenville native and singer-songwriter Edwin McCain in 2006 and has evolved into a four-day, late-September event with exclusive tastings, intimate musical experiences, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, as well as multi-course dinners and live concerts. Fall for Greenville follows in October. This delicious and lively three-day festival fills Main Street with tens of thousands of fans who munch their way through the offerings of more than 40 restaurants, simultaneously savoring a buffet of musical performers ranging from local pickers to big-name bands. The Peace Center and Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy. Greenville’s most iconic places have slightly idiosyncratic names. For instance, the Peace Center, the

gem of South Carolina’s performing arts centers, is far from peaceful or quiet—rather it’s a hub of activity (and actually named for the Peace family, one of Greenville’s most beloved and benevolent families). The Peace Center houses the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Ballet Theatre, South Carolina Children’s Theatre, The Greenville Chorale, and the International Ballet. The acoustically ideal, 2,100-seat concert hall has welcomed Broadway blockbusters like Hamilton and musical stars including Martina McBride and Mannheim Steamroller. Just outside stands the 1,450-capacity TD Stage, a riverside amphitheater that provides a popular venue for rock, blues, and pop shows, including the local-favorite ScanSource Reedy River Concerts held on Wednesday evenings, June through August. Similarly, the Liberty Bridge isn’t named for the same all-American virtue that tags the lovely lady standing proudly in New York Harbor. Rather, the distinctive bridge that crosses the Reedy River honors the storied Liberty Corp., a media powerhouse founded by W. Frank Hipp in 1919. Unlike the Hipp family, whose roots run deep and remain firmly planted here, the spectacular span is described by one of the structure’s designers as an “ultra-lightweight bridge, which almost looks like it’s floating on air.” From any vantage point along the bridge, you can look straight down into a treasure, the likes of which few American downtowns offer: serene Falls Park on the Reedy. Greener than

Greenville itself, the park is packed full of stunning flowers clustered in well-tended gardens, and seasoned with fabulous examples of public art. With mesmerizing waterfalls and lined with romantic rockwork, Falls Park on the Reedy makes for an ideal picnic spot or place to catch someone “popping the question.” It is a midsummer’s night dream all year long. Speaking of which, the park plays host to Shakespeare in the Park, where you can get your Bard on in the open air and in the shadow of the Liberty Bridge, which has its share of graceful lines, too. Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movies, drum circles, and even the occasional “unexpected circus,” all find their way to this central, grassy spot. Fluor Field at the West End. Remember Bull Durham, the legendary baseball movie that referred to Major-League ball as “The Show”? In Greenville, the road to “The Show” runs through Fluor Field. Set on a site that once housed a lumberyard, this inspired replica of Boston’s storied Fenway Park serves as home field for the Greenville Drive, the Class A affiliate of—you guessed it—the Boston Red Sox. The field is so true to its Fenway model that it even boasts its own “Green Monster,” a 30-foot-high, left-field wall, as well as an old-time manual scoreboard. Baseball tradition runs deep here. Just after the turn of the last century, a 12-year-old scrapper named Joseph Jefferson Jackson (you may know him as Shoeless Joe) played textile-league ball outside Brandon Mill. That’s now a hip loft-apartment complex in today’s

Don’t forget to scoot over to the northern side of downtown. Heritage Green is the center of downtown’s cerebral nexus!

GREENVILLE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART Meet the Wyeths, namely Andrew. If you haven’t seen the works of one of the nation’s leading watercolorists, you’re missing out. Jasper Johns’ paintings hang out here, too!

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GREENVILLE LITTLE THEATRE Greenville’s home to a remarkable troop of troupes is also its oldest and largest-producing. This fine arts auditorium was inherited from a women’s college, and it has been staging live acts since 1936.

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE UPSTATE The 10th-largest children’s museum in the world, TCMU is home to everything from invention spaces and free-range art rooms to toddler water play and a multi-story climbing structure.

UPCOUNTRY HISTORY MUSEUM It might be smart to make this museum your first stop to learn about our amazing town, from our founding fathers to leading figures in modern-day Greenville.

CAROLINA MUSIC MUSEUM Stay… tuned! Opening in spring 2018, this new entry will be located in a former Coca-Cola bottling plant and it will be home to the world-famous Carolina Clavier Collection (plus harpsichords, early pianos, and more).

HUGHES MAIN LIBRARY Check it out. (Get it?) In addition to the expected books, the South Carolina Room is staffed by experienced genealogists and ancestry experts who can help you if you’re here to research bygone family. 13


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Greenville Heritage FCU Main Street Fridays is yet another free street party and features two bands, as well as a “kid zone” with ticketed inflatables and other games. And just when Downtown Alive and Main Street Fridays begin to wind down for the fall, along comes Euphoria and Fall for Greenville. Euphoria was founded by Greenville native and singer-songwriter Edwin McCain in 2006 and has evolved into a four-day, late-September event with exclusive tastings, intimate musical experiences, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, as well as multi-course dinners and live concerts. Fall for Greenville follows in October. This delicious and lively three-day festival fills Main Street with tens of thousands of fans who munch their way through the offerings of more than 40 restaurants, simultaneously savoring a buffet of musical performers ranging from local pickers to big-name bands. The Peace Center and Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy. Greenville’s most iconic places have slightly idiosyncratic names. For instance, the Peace Center, the

gem of South Carolina’s performing arts centers, is far from peaceful or quiet—rather it’s a hub of activity (and actually named for the Peace family, one of Greenville’s most beloved and benevolent families). The Peace Center houses the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Ballet Theatre, South Carolina Children’s Theatre, The Greenville Chorale, and the International Ballet. The acoustically ideal, 2,100-seat concert hall has welcomed Broadway blockbusters like Hamilton and musical stars including Martina McBride and Mannheim Steamroller. Just outside stands the 1,450-capacity TD Stage, a riverside amphitheater that provides a popular venue for rock, blues, and pop shows, including the local-favorite ScanSource Reedy River Concerts held on Wednesday evenings, June through August. Similarly, the Liberty Bridge isn’t named for the same all-American virtue that tags the lovely lady standing proudly in New York Harbor. Rather, the distinctive bridge that crosses the Reedy River honors the storied Liberty Corp., a media powerhouse founded by W. Frank Hipp in 1919. Unlike the Hipp family, whose roots run deep and remain firmly planted here, the spectacular span is described by one of the structure’s designers as an “ultra-lightweight bridge, which almost looks like it’s floating on air.” From any vantage point along the bridge, you can look straight down into a treasure, the likes of which few American downtowns offer: serene Falls Park on the Reedy. Greener than

Greenville itself, the park is packed full of stunning flowers clustered in well-tended gardens, and seasoned with fabulous examples of public art. With mesmerizing waterfalls and lined with romantic rockwork, Falls Park on the Reedy makes for an ideal picnic spot or place to catch someone “popping the question.” It is a midsummer’s night dream all year long. Speaking of which, the park plays host to Shakespeare in the Park, where you can get your Bard on in the open air and in the shadow of the Liberty Bridge, which has its share of graceful lines, too. Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movies, drum circles, and even the occasional “unexpected circus,” all find their way to this central, grassy spot. Fluor Field at the West End. Remember Bull Durham, the legendary baseball movie that referred to Major-League ball as “The Show”? In Greenville, the road to “The Show” runs through Fluor Field. Set on a site that once housed a lumberyard, this inspired replica of Boston’s storied Fenway Park serves as home field for the Greenville Drive, the Class A affiliate of—you guessed it—the Boston Red Sox. The field is so true to its Fenway model that it even boasts its own “Green Monster,” a 30-foot-high, left-field wall, as well as an old-time manual scoreboard. Baseball tradition runs deep here. Just after the turn of the last century, a 12-year-old scrapper named Joseph Jefferson Jackson (you may know him as Shoeless Joe) played textile-league ball outside Brandon Mill. That’s now a hip loft-apartment complex in today’s

Don’t forget to scoot over to the northern side of downtown. Heritage Green is the center of downtown’s cerebral nexus!

GREENVILLE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART Meet the Wyeths, namely Andrew. If you haven’t seen the works of one of the nation’s leading watercolorists, you’re missing out. Jasper Johns’ paintings hang out here, too!

12

GREENVILLE LITTLE THEATRE Greenville’s home to a remarkable troop of troupes is also its oldest and largest-producing. This fine arts auditorium was inherited from a women’s college, and it has been staging live acts since 1936.

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE UPSTATE The 10th-largest children’s museum in the world, TCMU is home to everything from invention spaces and free-range art rooms to toddler water play and a multi-story climbing structure.

UPCOUNTRY HISTORY MUSEUM It might be smart to make this museum your first stop to learn about our amazing town, from our founding fathers to leading figures in modern-day Greenville.

CAROLINA MUSIC MUSEUM Stay… tuned! Opening in spring 2018, this new entry will be located in a former Coca-Cola bottling plant and it will be home to the world-famous Carolina Clavier Collection (plus harpsichords, early pianos, and more).

HUGHES MAIN LIBRARY Check it out. (Get it?) In addition to the expected books, the South Carolina Room is staffed by experienced genealogists and ancestry experts who can help you if you’re here to research bygone family. 13


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Wyche Pavilion Village of West Greenville, barely a mile and a half from one of the country’s most lauded minor-league ballparks. You’ll see nods to his legacy all over town, though, from the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Library (found across the street from the baseball stadium) to a couple of memorial parks, historical markers, his statue, and more. Fluor Field opened in 2005 and plays host to 70 home games a year. Talk about “build it, and they will come”: More than 300,000 people head for the peanuts, popcorn, and boxes of Cracker Jack® at the ol’ ballgame each season. Score one for the home team! Another big score was the 1998 completion of what is now known as “The Well,” an affectionate abbreviation for the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, which serves as “home ice” to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team. So who else comes to play here? Superstar Janet Jackson lit up more than 10,000 fans at the venue’s first-ever concert during her “Velvet Rope” tour. Since then, fans have stepped through the arena’s

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velvet ropes to take in the likes of rockers Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen, and country stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, and others. The arena also hosts professional wrestling, monster truck rallies, ice skating, and NCAA basketball events. As you might have guessed, Greenville enjoys working up a sweat. While the surrounding foothills are loaded with outdoorsy delights (let’s not forget nearby Paris Mountain State Park) downtown is also where you’re able to hop on the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. The 21-mile-long trail’s namesake is an actual critter, the Sylvilagus aquaticus, or swamp hare, a large cottontail, which you might actually see along this former Greenville and Northern Railway line. The trail, which also winds through Falls Park on the Reedy and all the way out to charming Travelers Rest, draws half a million visitors each year. Fully paved and wide enough for cyclists, joggers, parents pushing baby strollers, and avid dog walkers, the trail’s traffic never gets all that hare-y.

On and off the trail, Greenville is hopping. “Atta boys” and accolades for smart, savvy growth are awarded seemingly daily. But one of the city’s coolest pieces of flair came from across the pond: fdiIntelligence.com (a product of London’s venerable Financial Times), ranked Greenville No. 1 for futuristic-ness in 2015-16. It was also the second year in a row that Greenville came in ahead of 420 counterpart cities in categories such as economic potential, lifestyle, and visionary greatness. With innovative international residents such as BMW, Michelin, and others choosing Greenville as their home, it’s really no surprise that Greenville has been lauded as one of the great places in the world to work and to live. When putting Greenville at the top of the nation’s forward-looking leaderboard, fdiIntelligence was pretty plain in its praise: “The future is bright for Greenville, S.C.” We agree, but seriously: Just one stroll down our enchanting Main Street can tell you that.

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TWO GREENVILLE RESTAURANTS TO SERVE YOU Greenville I-385 · 851 Congaree Road at the Crowne Plaza · 864.248.1700 Downtown Greenville at the Embassy Suites Riverplace · 864.242.2000 For menus & additional information, visit RuthsChris.net


START HERE DOWNTOWN

FIRST THINGS FIRST: PERUSE THE DESSERT MENU. MAKE BIG PLANS, BUT LIVE SPONTANEOUSLY. SAVOR YOUR STAY IN GREENVILLE ONE BITE AT A TIME.

Wyche Pavilion Village of West Greenville, barely a mile and a half from one of the country’s most lauded minor-league ballparks. You’ll see nods to his legacy all over town, though, from the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Library (found across the street from the baseball stadium) to a couple of memorial parks, historical markers, his statue, and more. Fluor Field opened in 2005 and plays host to 70 home games a year. Talk about “build it, and they will come”: More than 300,000 people head for the peanuts, popcorn, and boxes of Cracker Jack® at the ol’ ballgame each season. Score one for the home team! Another big score was the 1998 completion of what is now known as “The Well,” an affectionate abbreviation for the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, which serves as “home ice” to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team. So who else comes to play here? Superstar Janet Jackson lit up more than 10,000 fans at the venue’s first-ever concert during her “Velvet Rope” tour. Since then, fans have stepped through the arena’s

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velvet ropes to take in the likes of rockers Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen, and country stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, and others. The arena also hosts professional wrestling, monster truck rallies, ice skating, and NCAA basketball events. As you might have guessed, Greenville enjoys working up a sweat. While the surrounding foothills are loaded with outdoorsy delights (let’s not forget nearby Paris Mountain State Park) downtown is also where you’re able to hop on the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. The 21-mile-long trail’s namesake is an actual critter, the Sylvilagus aquaticus, or swamp hare, a large cottontail, which you might actually see along this former Greenville and Northern Railway line. The trail, which also winds through Falls Park on the Reedy and all the way out to charming Travelers Rest, draws half a million visitors each year. Fully paved and wide enough for cyclists, joggers, parents pushing baby strollers, and avid dog walkers, the trail’s traffic never gets all that hare-y.

On and off the trail, Greenville is hopping. “Atta boys” and accolades for smart, savvy growth are awarded seemingly daily. But one of the city’s coolest pieces of flair came from across the pond: fdiIntelligence.com (a product of London’s venerable Financial Times), ranked Greenville No. 1 for futuristic-ness in 2015-16. It was also the second year in a row that Greenville came in ahead of 420 counterpart cities in categories such as economic potential, lifestyle, and visionary greatness. With innovative international residents such as BMW, Michelin, and others choosing Greenville as their home, it’s really no surprise that Greenville has been lauded as one of the great places in the world to work and to live. When putting Greenville at the top of the nation’s forward-looking leaderboard, fdiIntelligence was pretty plain in its praise: “The future is bright for Greenville, S.C.” We agree, but seriously: Just one stroll down our enchanting Main Street can tell you that.

OP E N F OR DINNE R S E V E N DAY S A WEEK

TWO GREENVILLE RESTAURANTS TO SERVE YOU Greenville I-385 · 851 Congaree Road at the Crowne Plaza · 864.248.1700 Downtown Greenville at the Embassy Suites Riverplace · 864.242.2000 For menus & additional information, visit RuthsChris.net


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Experience the adrenaline of high performance by putting pedal to the metal at the BMW Performance Driving School while you’re in town. And, this is no ordinary driving school. These classes put you behind the wheel of a powerful BMW, pushing both it and you to the limit with one of BMW’s professional instructors by your side. It’s a bucket list experience for anyone, but especially those with the need for speed. 17


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SIP WHISKEY & WINE INK N IVY 21 E. COFFEE ST. GREENVILLE SC 29601 (864)-438-4698 | INKNIVY.COM VINE NIGHTCLUB 21 E. COFFEE ST. GREENVILLE, SC 29601 (864) 236-1453 | VINENIGHTCLUB.COM SIP WHISKEY & WINE BAR 103 MAIN ST. SUITE 400 GREENVILLE, SC 29601 (864)552-1916 | SIPGVL.COM

BMW Performance Center

Spin Cycle

Experience the adrenaline of high performance by putting pedal to the metal at the BMW Performance Driving School while you’re in town. And, this is no ordinary driving school. These classes put you behind the wheel of a powerful BMW, pushing both it and you to the limit with one of BMW’s professional instructors by your side. It’s a bucket list experience for anyone, but especially those with the need for speed. 17


EXHIBIT A+ THAT’S HOT CAN’T-MISS CULTURE

Internationally renowned artist Jasper Johns once said: “In the place where I was a child, there were no artists and there was no art, so I really didn’t know what that meant.” Those days are long gone. Since opening its doors in 1974, the Greenville County Museum of Art (420 College St.) has been keeping the Southern voice alive. Here, in nearly 70,000 square feet, rotating notables like “Mother of American Modernism” Georgia O’Keeffe and Precisionist Edmund Lewandowski can be found. It is a unique homage to artists who either drew inspiration from or called the South home—by birthright and by choice. Johns himself is part of this impressive compilation, as is the largest publicly viewable collection of famed realist Andrew Wyeth.

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Time to Spare

Whether you’re a one-strike sensation or a frequent guest of the gutter, you’ll find that Stone Pin Company (304 E. Stone Ave.) is truly in a league of its own. The newest namesake in the Stone Avenue area, six lanes beckon for more than just one game and keep guests coming back time and time again. With in-house chefs serving up clever twists on traditional alley favorites and a full-service bar offering an extensive list of cosmic cocktails, Stone Pin is a fresh approach to boutique bowling.

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Riding the wave of the craft cocktail revival, Greenville’s restaurants and bars are constantly stirring up extraordinary beverage programs. One venue worth singling out is Vault & Vator (655 S. Main St.). Serving craft cocktails downtown in an intimate speakeasystyle lounge, V&V is tucked, Prohibition-style, behind a brick building on Main Street, next to The Cook’s Station. Resident mixologists encourage customers to be adventurous and go for the “Dealer’s Choice”: Simply choose two words from the menu’s list of cocktail characteristics (e.g. floral, fizzy, or fruity), and they’ll concoct a pour just for you. But if you require suggestions when perusing the libation list, consider that Bergamo, Italy, is Greenville’s sister city, and try the Italian American. Like many of the cocktails at V&V, bourbon (Bulleit) is the star ingredient, mixed with cognac, Cocchi Americano, and Luxardo maraschino liqueur, then served in a cutcrystal coupe garnished with brandy-infused dried sour cherries. If this is your destination for a drink, make note of the “House Rules,” which are a nod to its speakeasy roots: Dress up. Sit down. And even if you’re Carrie Bradshaw, do yourself a favor and don’t order a cosmo.

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TILT ARCADE BAR

Greenville’s first and only place to play Pac-Man, watch the Packers, and grab a pilsner. 221 N. Main St.

CREME SHACK

A fresh, new concept from Asia, this rolled ice cream is made fresh daily with mixings that make your mouth water. 120 N. Main St.

ABANICO TAPAS BAR

Authentic spice-infused, Spanish-style small plates and Latin dancing. Make sure to try the sangria. 21 E. Washington St.

HAMPTON STATION

In Greenville’s Water Tower District, Hampton Station is a family-friendly indoor/outdoor destination for enjoying food, drink, and games. 1320 Hampton Avenue Ext.

LTO BURGER BAR

Short for “lettuce, tomato, onion,” this eatery uses farmfresh ingredients and has 25plus beers on tap, milkshakes, and one-of-a-kind burgers (think duck with bacon-date jam). 2541 N Pleasantburg Dr. 19


EXHIBIT A+ THAT’S HOT CAN’T-MISS CULTURE

Internationally renowned artist Jasper Johns once said: “In the place where I was a child, there were no artists and there was no art, so I really didn’t know what that meant.” Those days are long gone. Since opening its doors in 1974, the Greenville County Museum of Art (420 College St.) has been keeping the Southern voice alive. Here, in nearly 70,000 square feet, rotating notables like “Mother of American Modernism” Georgia O’Keeffe and Precisionist Edmund Lewandowski can be found. It is a unique homage to artists who either drew inspiration from or called the South home—by birthright and by choice. Johns himself is part of this impressive compilation, as is the largest publicly viewable collection of famed realist Andrew Wyeth.

DRINK

GLASS ACT

ENTERTAINMENT

Time to Spare

Whether you’re a one-strike sensation or a frequent guest of the gutter, you’ll find that Stone Pin Company (304 E. Stone Ave.) is truly in a league of its own. The newest namesake in the Stone Avenue area, six lanes beckon for more than just one game and keep guests coming back time and time again. With in-house chefs serving up clever twists on traditional alley favorites and a full-service bar offering an extensive list of cosmic cocktails, Stone Pin is a fresh approach to boutique bowling.

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Riding the wave of the craft cocktail revival, Greenville’s restaurants and bars are constantly stirring up extraordinary beverage programs. One venue worth singling out is Vault & Vator (655 S. Main St.). Serving craft cocktails downtown in an intimate speakeasystyle lounge, V&V is tucked, Prohibition-style, behind a brick building on Main Street, next to The Cook’s Station. Resident mixologists encourage customers to be adventurous and go for the “Dealer’s Choice”: Simply choose two words from the menu’s list of cocktail characteristics (e.g. floral, fizzy, or fruity), and they’ll concoct a pour just for you. But if you require suggestions when perusing the libation list, consider that Bergamo, Italy, is Greenville’s sister city, and try the Italian American. Like many of the cocktails at V&V, bourbon (Bulleit) is the star ingredient, mixed with cognac, Cocchi Americano, and Luxardo maraschino liqueur, then served in a cutcrystal coupe garnished with brandy-infused dried sour cherries. If this is your destination for a drink, make note of the “House Rules,” which are a nod to its speakeasy roots: Dress up. Sit down. And even if you’re Carrie Bradshaw, do yourself a favor and don’t order a cosmo.

THE 411 NEW AND ON THE RISE IN THE 864

TILT ARCADE BAR

Greenville’s first and only place to play Pac-Man, watch the Packers, and grab a pilsner. 221 N. Main St.

CREME SHACK

A fresh, new concept from Asia, this rolled ice cream is made fresh daily with mixings that make your mouth water. 120 N. Main St.

ABANICO TAPAS BAR

Authentic spice-infused, Spanish-style small plates and Latin dancing. Make sure to try the sangria. 21 E. Washington St.

HAMPTON STATION

In Greenville’s Water Tower District, Hampton Station is a family-friendly indoor/outdoor destination for enjoying food, drink, and games. 1320 Hampton Avenue Ext.

LTO BURGER BAR

Short for “lettuce, tomato, onion,” this eatery uses farmfresh ingredients and has 25plus beers on tap, milkshakes, and one-of-a-kind burgers (think duck with bacon-date jam). 2541 N Pleasantburg Dr. 19


THAT’S HOT HISTORIC MILKSHAKES

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h, how we all yearn for the good old days, when the corner soda shop reigned supreme with sodas, floats, malts, and milkshakes. If you crave an old-fashioned concoction, you’re in luck! There are two places in town (one opened its doors in 1933, the other 1947) where you can step back to simpler times with a thick frosty shake—served up with a big side of nostalgia. Memorabilia and old black-and-white photos line the walls at Northgate Soda Shop (918 N. Main St.), where families gather to chow down on burgers, hot dogs, and fries. Dessert means hand-spun shakes in seven delicious flavors. A family-owned drugstore, The Pickwick (3219 Augusta Rd.) is known for its cherry and vanilla cokes, shakes, and sodas from a stainless steel, 1949 soda fountain rescued from the old Carpenter Brothers Pharmacy that once stood on Main Street. Snag a stool at the counter, and slurp a shake made with local milk from the Upstate-based Happy Cow Creamery and your pick of 20 flavors.

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THAT’S HOT HISTORIC MILKSHAKES

Historic Milkshakes A

h, how we all yearn for the good old days, when the corner soda shop reigned supreme with sodas, floats, malts, and milkshakes. If you crave an old-fashioned concoction, you’re in luck! There are two places in town (one opened its doors in 1933, the other 1947) where you can step back to simpler times with a thick frosty shake—served up with a big side of nostalgia. Memorabilia and old black-and-white photos line the walls at Northgate Soda Shop (918 N. Main St.), where families gather to chow down on burgers, hot dogs, and fries. Dessert means hand-spun shakes in seven delicious flavors. A family-owned drugstore, The Pickwick (3219 Augusta Rd.) is known for its cherry and vanilla cokes, shakes, and sodas from a stainless steel, 1949 soda fountain rescued from the old Carpenter Brothers Pharmacy that once stood on Main Street. Snag a stool at the counter, and slurp a shake made with local milk from the Upstate-based Happy Cow Creamery and your pick of 20 flavors.

FIND YOUR HAPPY MEDIUM | MAY 11-13 | GREENVILLE SC A Festival of Fine Art, Live Music and Southern Cuisine.

PRESENTED BY

ARTISPHERE.ORG

The Pickwick 20

“Rooster on Gold,” by Joseph Bradley, Artisphere 2017 1st Place 2D Mixed Media Award Winner.


THAT’S HOT SPORTING LIFE

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GREENVILLE SPORTS

Grand Slam Fans Producing powerhouse players like Clay Buccholz and Anthony Rizzo, the Greenville Drive is a Minor League Baseball team delivering MajorLeague excitement. As the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, the Drive’s players round the bases at Fluor Field at the West End (945 S. Main St.), which is modeled after Boston’s Fenway Park (complete with manual scoreboard). Families and fans from around the region head here for the love of the game.

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A slice (emphasis on ice) of Northern tradition frosted in Southern charisma, Greenville Swamp Rabbits’ hockey games have a faithful following with fans flocking to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena (650 N. Academy St.) October-April. It’s an adrenaline-packed outing where fans root for the home team alongside Stomper, the adorably fierce mascot. Part of the ECHL’s Eastern Conference and proud affiliate of the New York Rangers, the Swamp Rabbits have become a beloved member of the Greenville community. Pick up some gifts or gear at the Hop Shop, or plan to cheer at a Sunday-afternoon matchup so you can enjoy a post-game skate: $3 gets you skates and a chance to check in with your favorite player.

Ready for Takeoff Track star and Greenville native Sandi Morris snagged international acclaim and a silver medal at 2016’s Rio Olympics. But Morris’ pole-vaulting prowess was honed at Greenville High, prior to catapulting her to the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. On August 19, 2016, wearing neon yellow socks with bright pink streaks, a steel-built Morris gripped a fiberglass pole nearly two-thirds longer than her 5-foot-8 frame, launched into a 15-stride super-sprint, and all 138-pounds of her flew over the crossbar. Just shy of winning gold, she was determined to meet her next challenge head on:

A week later in Belgium she became the third woman in the world to ever jump over five meters. This beloved daughter of Greenville returned home with a silver medal, but her heart is solid gold.

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THAT’S HOT SPORTING LIFE

THRILL

FACEOFF FOR FUN

GREENVILLE SPORTS

Grand Slam Fans Producing powerhouse players like Clay Buccholz and Anthony Rizzo, the Greenville Drive is a Minor League Baseball team delivering MajorLeague excitement. As the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, the Drive’s players round the bases at Fluor Field at the West End (945 S. Main St.), which is modeled after Boston’s Fenway Park (complete with manual scoreboard). Families and fans from around the region head here for the love of the game.

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A slice (emphasis on ice) of Northern tradition frosted in Southern charisma, Greenville Swamp Rabbits’ hockey games have a faithful following with fans flocking to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena (650 N. Academy St.) October-April. It’s an adrenaline-packed outing where fans root for the home team alongside Stomper, the adorably fierce mascot. Part of the ECHL’s Eastern Conference and proud affiliate of the New York Rangers, the Swamp Rabbits have become a beloved member of the Greenville community. Pick up some gifts or gear at the Hop Shop, or plan to cheer at a Sunday-afternoon matchup so you can enjoy a post-game skate: $3 gets you skates and a chance to check in with your favorite player.

Ready for Takeoff Track star and Greenville native Sandi Morris snagged international acclaim and a silver medal at 2016’s Rio Olympics. But Morris’ pole-vaulting prowess was honed at Greenville High, prior to catapulting her to the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. On August 19, 2016, wearing neon yellow socks with bright pink streaks, a steel-built Morris gripped a fiberglass pole nearly two-thirds longer than her 5-foot-8 frame, launched into a 15-stride super-sprint, and all 138-pounds of her flew over the crossbar. Just shy of winning gold, she was determined to meet her next challenge head on:

A week later in Belgium she became the third woman in the world to ever jump over five meters. This beloved daughter of Greenville returned home with a silver medal, but her heart is solid gold.

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Travel-Size Taste

Seek out these shops for suitcase-worthy treasures and trappings to take home.

THAT’S HOT NOW TRY THIS

We Took to the Woods One-of-a-kind lifestyle merchandise and seasonal home goods are reason enough to swing by We Took to the Woods (106 E. Stone Ave.), especially if you’ve yet to encounter their gourmet selection: chocolate, jams, bitters, mulling spices, and garnishes—all selected from regional crafters. A notable line of candles poured into bark-covered glass are one must-have gift. The store resets each season, so check in online to scout their shop hours. It’s well worth the trip. wetooktothewoods.com

M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers For hand-selected books and mementos, make time for a nice long stop at M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers (130 S. Main St.). The shop’s crux is Southern fiction with a sense of place, as well as books centered on food and entertaining. A well-curated Young Adult section will delight the next-gen readers in your house. After hours, patrons will delight in everything from author readings and book signings to Sunday Suppers and wine/book “Page Pairings.” mjudsonbooks.com

Monkee’s of the West End

THE HOLE STORY As guilty pleasures go, donuts are waaaaay high up on our list. If you’re going round and round searching for donuts that go above and beyond the usual retail chains, check out these area pastry purveyors. At The Donut Experiment (2123C Augusta St.) you can customize made-to-order cake donuts with your choice of icings and toppings, from chocolate sprinkles to Fruity Pebbles®. Northwest of downtown, the Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery (205 Cedar Lane Rd.) bakes tasty gluten-free vegan donuts fresh each morning. Hop on your bike and ride over (they’re right off the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail) to sample seasonal flavors. Though they don’t have brick-and-mortar locations yet, two locally owned companies—Circa Doughnut and Swamp Fox Donuts—offer frequent pop-ups. Circa specializes in cake donuts, with creative combinations including lemon-lavender, rosemary-peach, and strawberry and cracked pepper. Swamp Fox turns out light, yeast-dough versions like cinnamonscented apple fritters and maple bacon rings, rounded out by plain donuts slathered with dark chocolate.

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Gold-patterned wallpaper shimmers from the back wall, accented by citron-colored dressing room curtains and bold-patterned rugs; sofas pop against white walls and shelving. That’s right: Even from the sidewalk, Monkee’s of the West End (103A Augusta St.) delivers on its promise to provide vibrant, effervescent fashion with a playful bent. The shop’s mission is to use fashion as a means for personal metamorphosis and convey any number of emboldening messages, chief among them: You are worth dressing up for! monkeesofthewestend.com

PERFORM

ON POINTE Nearly 130 years after its premiere, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker has been retooled countless times—there’s even a burlesque version of the famed ballet! But for Greenville’s International Ballet Theatre, the classics remain truly timeless. A highly selective troupe of gifted regional dancers and seasoned professionals, the Peace Center’s resident company enchants audiences of every generation by fusing sensational music and visual components with contemporary dance. International Ballet frequently hosts one-of-akind collaborations with other Upstate artists throughout the season, performing original works and iconic standards alongside the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and DRUM Percussion Studio. True to title, acclaimed global talent travels far and wide to join the International Ballet playbill. Recent guest stars have hailed from the Joffrey Ballet, National Cuba Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre, among others. internationalballetsc.org

Downtown

Augusta Road

Cherrydale Point

Haywood Mall Area

Woodruff Road

This bustling, thriving center of commerce and activity is full of energy, entertainment, creativity, and imagination. Wander the walkable Main Street, which is just steps from any downtown hotel along with 110-plus restaurants (most of which are independently owned), boutiques, craft coffee shops, galleries, theaters, and more.

Just minutes south of downtown’s business district is one of Greenville’s oldest and most prestigious shopping areas. Augusta Road boasts charming neighborhood restaurants, unique specialty shops and boutiques, and many local businesses from oldfashioned hardware stores to health food markets.

Just a few miles removed from downtown, head here for a wide range of services, shopping, and fast and casual dining options. Its proximity to nearby Furman University, Paris Mountain State Park, and Travelers Rest makes Cherrydale especially accessible from all points north. Enjoy a multiscreen cinema complex, fitness facilities, and more.

This shopping area includes a multi-level, climate controlled, indoor mall, home to more than 150 specialty shops from Pottery Barn to Banana Republic, Coach, and J. Crew to name a few. A large food court and indoor amusements inside the mall complement big box shops and a wide variety of eateries, found around its perimeter.

Conveniently located at the intersection of two major interstates—I-85 and I-385—Woodruff Road makes for quick and easy access from almost any area of Greenville. This busy corridor is home to a growing number of corporate headquarters, great shopping and restaurants, as well as several new hotels.

Stores like: • Mast General Store • Anthropologie • Brooks Brothers

• Paws & Claws • Savvy • Talbots

• T.J. Maxx • Old Navy • Bath + Body Works

• Apple Store • Sephora • Michael Kors

• Cabela’s • Nordstom Rack • Swoozie’s 25


Travel-Size Taste

Seek out these shops for suitcase-worthy treasures and trappings to take home.

THAT’S HOT NOW TRY THIS

We Took to the Woods One-of-a-kind lifestyle merchandise and seasonal home goods are reason enough to swing by We Took to the Woods (106 E. Stone Ave.), especially if you’ve yet to encounter their gourmet selection: chocolate, jams, bitters, mulling spices, and garnishes—all selected from regional crafters. A notable line of candles poured into bark-covered glass are one must-have gift. The store resets each season, so check in online to scout their shop hours. It’s well worth the trip. wetooktothewoods.com

M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers For hand-selected books and mementos, make time for a nice long stop at M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers (130 S. Main St.). The shop’s crux is Southern fiction with a sense of place, as well as books centered on food and entertaining. A well-curated Young Adult section will delight the next-gen readers in your house. After hours, patrons will delight in everything from author readings and book signings to Sunday Suppers and wine/book “Page Pairings.” mjudsonbooks.com

Monkee’s of the West End

THE HOLE STORY As guilty pleasures go, donuts are waaaaay high up on our list. If you’re going round and round searching for donuts that go above and beyond the usual retail chains, check out these area pastry purveyors. At The Donut Experiment (2123C Augusta St.) you can customize made-to-order cake donuts with your choice of icings and toppings, from chocolate sprinkles to Fruity Pebbles®. Northwest of downtown, the Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery (205 Cedar Lane Rd.) bakes tasty gluten-free vegan donuts fresh each morning. Hop on your bike and ride over (they’re right off the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail) to sample seasonal flavors. Though they don’t have brick-and-mortar locations yet, two locally owned companies—Circa Doughnut and Swamp Fox Donuts—offer frequent pop-ups. Circa specializes in cake donuts, with creative combinations including lemon-lavender, rosemary-peach, and strawberry and cracked pepper. Swamp Fox turns out light, yeast-dough versions like cinnamonscented apple fritters and maple bacon rings, rounded out by plain donuts slathered with dark chocolate.

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Gold-patterned wallpaper shimmers from the back wall, accented by citron-colored dressing room curtains and bold-patterned rugs; sofas pop against white walls and shelving. That’s right: Even from the sidewalk, Monkee’s of the West End (103A Augusta St.) delivers on its promise to provide vibrant, effervescent fashion with a playful bent. The shop’s mission is to use fashion as a means for personal metamorphosis and convey any number of emboldening messages, chief among them: You are worth dressing up for! monkeesofthewestend.com

PERFORM

ON POINTE Nearly 130 years after its premiere, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker has been retooled countless times—there’s even a burlesque version of the famed ballet! But for Greenville’s International Ballet Theatre, the classics remain truly timeless. A highly selective troupe of gifted regional dancers and seasoned professionals, the Peace Center’s resident company enchants audiences of every generation by fusing sensational music and visual components with contemporary dance. International Ballet frequently hosts one-of-akind collaborations with other Upstate artists throughout the season, performing original works and iconic standards alongside the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and DRUM Percussion Studio. True to title, acclaimed global talent travels far and wide to join the International Ballet playbill. Recent guest stars have hailed from the Joffrey Ballet, National Cuba Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre, among others. internationalballetsc.org

Downtown

Augusta Road

Cherrydale Point

Haywood Mall Area

Woodruff Road

This bustling, thriving center of commerce and activity is full of energy, entertainment, creativity, and imagination. Wander the walkable Main Street, which is just steps from any downtown hotel along with 110-plus restaurants (most of which are independently owned), boutiques, craft coffee shops, galleries, theaters, and more.

Just minutes south of downtown’s business district is one of Greenville’s oldest and most prestigious shopping areas. Augusta Road boasts charming neighborhood restaurants, unique specialty shops and boutiques, and many local businesses from oldfashioned hardware stores to health food markets.

Just a few miles removed from downtown, head here for a wide range of services, shopping, and fast and casual dining options. Its proximity to nearby Furman University, Paris Mountain State Park, and Travelers Rest makes Cherrydale especially accessible from all points north. Enjoy a multiscreen cinema complex, fitness facilities, and more.

This shopping area includes a multi-level, climate controlled, indoor mall, home to more than 150 specialty shops from Pottery Barn to Banana Republic, Coach, and J. Crew to name a few. A large food court and indoor amusements inside the mall complement big box shops and a wide variety of eateries, found around its perimeter.

Conveniently located at the intersection of two major interstates—I-85 and I-385—Woodruff Road makes for quick and easy access from almost any area of Greenville. This busy corridor is home to a growing number of corporate headquarters, great shopping and restaurants, as well as several new hotels.

Stores like: • Mast General Store • Anthropologie • Brooks Brothers

• Paws & Claws • Savvy • Talbots

• T.J. Maxx • Old Navy • Bath + Body Works

• Apple Store • Sephora • Michael Kors

• Cabela’s • Nordstom Rack • Swoozie’s 25


THAT’S HOT OUTINGS, ADVENTURES

Brewery Tour

Around Town Tours

The Brewery Experience

Interactive Tours

Discover what’s on tap in Greenville’s growing craft beer scene when you stop into locally owned and operated breweries with Certified Cicerone® Gary Glancy. Cheers! (828) 216-1343, thebreweryexperience.com

Culinary Tours At the Chef’s Table Culinary Tour

Share a carefully curated plate— and a history lesson or two—in the company of Greenville’s top culinary artisans. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

Greenville BBQ Trail Tour

Mustard or vinegar? Take a trip to three of the Upstate’s staple smokehouses and settle the great debate for yourself. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

Tours Galore

From land, water, or sky, a guided tour of Greenville is a good place to start your sightseeing.

Make Greenville Yours Tours

Get moving or get acquainted! These combined walking/driving tours are ideal for newbies. (864) 363-8628, makegreenvilleyours.com

Whispering Winds Carriage Company, LLC

Kick back 19th-century style and enjoy a tranquil-yet-informative trip around picturesque downtown. No top hat required. (864) 220-3650, downtowncarriage.com

Outdoor Tours

Greenville Breakfast Tour

Jocassee Lake Tours

History Tours

Upstate Blue Ridge Tours

Make the day’s most important meal really count with savory samplings at Biscuit Head and Famous Toastery. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

Downtown Driving Tour

Go for a spin around our nationally recognized downtown for an allencompassing narrative on the city’s storied past and dynamic present. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

West End Walking Tour

Journey along Greenville’s illustrious timeline as told by a series of iconic landmarks, including the Liberty Bridge and Huguenot Mill. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

Historic Neighborhoods & Architecture: Northwest

Explore Greenville’s diverse residential communities and learn how each has uniquely contributed to the renaissance of this former textile giant. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

Segway Tour Greenville Glides

Take a two-wheeled approach to downtown adventuring, cruising to popular destinations like scenic Falls Park on the Reedy and the Historic West End. (864) 214-0119, greenvillesegwaytours.com 26

Plug into the captivating past of Greenville by pairing 21st-century audio and visual elements with the soul of our city on this guided walking history tour. (864) 884-3520, interactivetours-greenville.com

Whether by land or sea, there’s something for everyone on Lake Jocassee’s only naturalist-led hiking, kayaking, and boating excursions. (864) 280-5501, jocasseelaketours.com

Be a Blue Ridge Wanderer. A new all-day extravaganza that literally goes all over the place. Your guide knows things no one else knows! (864) 630-7104, upstateblueridgetours.com

Adventure Tour The Gorge Zipline Canopy Tour

Adrenaline junkies rejoice! This extreme course is America’s fastest and most furious, stretching 1.25 miles with a 1,100-foot plunge. (828) 749-2500, thegorgezipline.com

Ghost Tour Greenville Ghost Tour

Do some psych-seeing with an authentic paranormal investigator and uncover what (or who) makes Greenville go bump in the night. (864) 248-6472, greenvilleghost.com

Aerial Tour Upstate Helicopter Tours

Get a bird’s-eye perspective of our beautiful Upstate landscape from Table Rock to Fluor Field aboard your own private chopper. Choose from five different tour options! (864) 704-4312, upstatehelicoptertours.com


THAT’S HOT OUTINGS, ADVENTURES

Brewery Tour

Around Town Tours

The Brewery Experience

Interactive Tours

Discover what’s on tap in Greenville’s growing craft beer scene when you stop into locally owned and operated breweries with Certified Cicerone® Gary Glancy. Cheers! (828) 216-1343, thebreweryexperience.com

Culinary Tours At the Chef’s Table Culinary Tour

Share a carefully curated plate— and a history lesson or two—in the company of Greenville’s top culinary artisans. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

Greenville BBQ Trail Tour

Mustard or vinegar? Take a trip to three of the Upstate’s staple smokehouses and settle the great debate for yourself. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

Tours Galore

From land, water, or sky, a guided tour of Greenville is a good place to start your sightseeing.

Make Greenville Yours Tours

Get moving or get acquainted! These combined walking/driving tours are ideal for newbies. (864) 363-8628, makegreenvilleyours.com

Whispering Winds Carriage Company, LLC

Kick back 19th-century style and enjoy a tranquil-yet-informative trip around picturesque downtown. No top hat required. (864) 220-3650, downtowncarriage.com

Outdoor Tours

Greenville Breakfast Tour

Jocassee Lake Tours

History Tours

Upstate Blue Ridge Tours

Make the day’s most important meal really count with savory samplings at Biscuit Head and Famous Toastery. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

Downtown Driving Tour

Go for a spin around our nationally recognized downtown for an allencompassing narrative on the city’s storied past and dynamic present. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

West End Walking Tour

Journey along Greenville’s illustrious timeline as told by a series of iconic landmarks, including the Liberty Bridge and Huguenot Mill. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

Historic Neighborhoods & Architecture: Northwest

Explore Greenville’s diverse residential communities and learn how each has uniquely contributed to the renaissance of this former textile giant. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com

Segway Tour Greenville Glides

Take a two-wheeled approach to downtown adventuring, cruising to popular destinations like scenic Falls Park on the Reedy and the Historic West End. (864) 214-0119, greenvillesegwaytours.com 26

Plug into the captivating past of Greenville by pairing 21st-century audio and visual elements with the soul of our city on this guided walking history tour. (864) 884-3520, interactivetours-greenville.com

Whether by land or sea, there’s something for everyone on Lake Jocassee’s only naturalist-led hiking, kayaking, and boating excursions. (864) 280-5501, jocasseelaketours.com

Be a Blue Ridge Wanderer. A new all-day extravaganza that literally goes all over the place. Your guide knows things no one else knows! (864) 630-7104, upstateblueridgetours.com

Adventure Tour The Gorge Zipline Canopy Tour

Adrenaline junkies rejoice! This extreme course is America’s fastest and most furious, stretching 1.25 miles with a 1,100-foot plunge. (828) 749-2500, thegorgezipline.com

Ghost Tour Greenville Ghost Tour

Do some psych-seeing with an authentic paranormal investigator and uncover what (or who) makes Greenville go bump in the night. (864) 248-6472, greenvilleghost.com

Aerial Tour Upstate Helicopter Tours

Get a bird’s-eye perspective of our beautiful Upstate landscape from Table Rock to Fluor Field aboard your own private chopper. Choose from five different tour options! (864) 704-4312, upstatehelicoptertours.com


THAT’S HOT AREAS OF GREENVILLE

C OM MU NITY CHEST:

A DVA N C E YOU R S E LF TO THE NE AR E S T G RE E N VILLE NE IGHBOR HOOD AND DI S C OVE R ALL W E HAV E TO OFFE R !

A R EAS O F G R E E N V I L LE

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Down town

The V i l l age

Augusta Road

Start with a stroll down our award-winning Main Street. Cruise through the one-ofa-kind boutiques and shops. Step out onto the Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy and gaze down at the waterfalls. Restaurants, public art, theater, galleries, shopping, and more!

The hip factor has been driven up with the emergence of the Village of West Greenville. Anchored by historic buildings, lovingly renovated and updated, The Village is home to more than 65 businesses including galleries, retail stores, and restaurants. Think SoHo gone Greenville!

Awe-inspiring antebellum homes are a good indication you’ve found yourself immersed in the “05.” (That’s local speak for the zip code that encompasses this area.) Lots of shopping can be done in this charming and historic part of town. There are more than 75 shops and eateries to enjoy.

C H AN C E

C h e r r y dal e Po in t

Haywood Road

Woodruff Road

Pe l h am R o a d

A rapidly expanding business district known for its services, shopping, and range of fast and casual dining options, Cherrydale also serves as a gateway to nearby Furman University, Travelers Rest, and all points north. A multiscreen cinema and growing residential area are here, too.

When you’re ready to get into some serious name-brand shopping, head here. While there’s no shortage of local charm—including oneof-a-kind retailers— this area is a regional shopping destination and mall where you can find big-name furniture, jewelry, and apparel retailers.

Just name it and you’ll find it here. Want a new woolly bugger to go fly-fishing? Check. Sequins and bling for a night out? Check. Numerous hotel room options for you and your closest friends? Check. Basically, this is ground zero for anything you need during your stay in Greenville.

Located on the popular Eastside of town, Pelham is convenient to GSP International Airport—not to mention both the Michelin and BMW North American headquarters—but it’s still close to downtown. A wide variety of hotels and restaurants make this a convenient spot for vacationers.

FREE

PA R K I N G

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THAT’S HOT AREAS OF GREENVILLE

C OM MU NITY CHEST:

A DVA N C E YOU R S E LF TO THE NE AR E S T G RE E N VILLE NE IGHBOR HOOD AND DI S C OVE R ALL W E HAV E TO OFFE R !

A R EAS O F G R E E N V I L LE

Ex pl or e Gr ee nv ill e

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Down town

The V i l l age

Augusta Road

Start with a stroll down our award-winning Main Street. Cruise through the one-ofa-kind boutiques and shops. Step out onto the Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy and gaze down at the waterfalls. Restaurants, public art, theater, galleries, shopping, and more!

The hip factor has been driven up with the emergence of the Village of West Greenville. Anchored by historic buildings, lovingly renovated and updated, The Village is home to more than 65 businesses including galleries, retail stores, and restaurants. Think SoHo gone Greenville!

Awe-inspiring antebellum homes are a good indication you’ve found yourself immersed in the “05.” (That’s local speak for the zip code that encompasses this area.) Lots of shopping can be done in this charming and historic part of town. There are more than 75 shops and eateries to enjoy.

C H AN C E

C h e r r y dal e Po in t

Haywood Road

Woodruff Road

Pe l h am R o a d

A rapidly expanding business district known for its services, shopping, and range of fast and casual dining options, Cherrydale also serves as a gateway to nearby Furman University, Travelers Rest, and all points north. A multiscreen cinema and growing residential area are here, too.

When you’re ready to get into some serious name-brand shopping, head here. While there’s no shortage of local charm—including oneof-a-kind retailers— this area is a regional shopping destination and mall where you can find big-name furniture, jewelry, and apparel retailers.

Just name it and you’ll find it here. Want a new woolly bugger to go fly-fishing? Check. Sequins and bling for a night out? Check. Numerous hotel room options for you and your closest friends? Check. Basically, this is ground zero for anything you need during your stay in Greenville.

Located on the popular Eastside of town, Pelham is convenient to GSP International Airport—not to mention both the Michelin and BMW North American headquarters—but it’s still close to downtown. A wide variety of hotels and restaurants make this a convenient spot for vacationers.

FREE

PA R K I N G

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WISH YOU WERE HERE

Bald Rock

A Vast Vista Bald Rock Heritage Preserve’s eponymous outcropping is part of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, where stunning foothill views and exceptional mountain ecology take center stage for locals and traveling tourists alike. Climbing onto Bald Rock as the sun is setting and as day turns into dusk promises an unforgettable view and invites marveling for more than a few extra moments.


WISH YOU WERE HERE

Bald Rock

A Vast Vista Bald Rock Heritage Preserve’s eponymous outcropping is part of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, where stunning foothill views and exceptional mountain ecology take center stage for locals and traveling tourists alike. Climbing onto Bald Rock as the sun is setting and as day turns into dusk promises an unforgettable view and invites marveling for more than a few extra moments.


INSPIRATION AWAITS

How ‘bout THAT? RESTAURANT RISING

Acclaimed Southern chef Sean Brock joins friends and fellow chefs, making Husk a home in Greenville.

HAMILTON © Joan Marcus

The Peace Center is the cultural centerpiece of Greenville, dedicated to bringing the best in entertainment to the Upstate. From celebrated music artists, dance companies, and comedians, to a top-notch Broadway series, the world’s finest performers grace the Peace Center stage.

GROUPS (15+)

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INSPIRATION AWAITS

How ‘bout THAT? RESTAURANT RISING

Acclaimed Southern chef Sean Brock joins friends and fellow chefs, making Husk a home in Greenville.

HAMILTON © Joan Marcus

The Peace Center is the cultural centerpiece of Greenville, dedicated to bringing the best in entertainment to the Upstate. From celebrated music artists, dance companies, and comedians, to a top-notch Broadway series, the world’s finest performers grace the Peace Center stage.

GROUPS (15+)

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In case you haven’t been paying attention, Greenville has been garnering plenty of praise lately for its food scene. Among many accolades, our city has been rated among “The South’s Tastiest Towns” by Southern Living, and named Esquire magazine’s “Next Big Food City of the South.” Most recently, Greenville was listed among Garden & Gun magazine’s picks for “The South’s Best Food Towns” and selected by Condé Nast Traveler as the “No. 3 Top Small City in the U.S.,” with one reason being that it’s an “up-andcoming food lover’s paradise.” Honors aside, it’s proof-positive that Greenville has made it as a food town when Sean Brock opens a restaurant here. Brock, a much-lauded chef, cookbook author, and culinary celebrity, took home the coveted James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast in 2010. The following year, Husk, Brock’s ode to Southern cuisine in Charleston, SC, was named “Best New Restaurant in America” by Bon Appétit magazine. He has appeared on Iron Chef America, and hosted season two of the PBS series Mind of a Chef. In late 2017, this top chef launched a satellite of Husk in Greenville’s West End. Why Greenville? In recent years, Brock reports that he has been besieged at food festivals with requests from folks across Upstate South Carolina asking him to open a restaurant in Greenville. And it doesn’t hurt that his chef buddies Michael Kramer (Jianna) and Anthony Gray (Bacon Bros. Public House) sing Greenville’s praises. “It’s like if you are a band and people keep requesting the same song, you have to think that song means something,” Brock muses. Mayor Knox White sealed the deal by personally reaching out to Brock. “There is an eagerness in Greenville for more good restaurants,” observes the chef. “When

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AT THE HELM Chef Jon Buck

GREENVILLE HAS MORE THAN 600 UNIQUE RESTAURANTS AND IS QUICKLY BECOMING KNOWN AS A FOODIE DESTINATION. IT HAS BEEN RATED THE NO. 1 “UNDERTHE-RADAR SOUTHERN FOOD DESTINATION” BY ZAGAT.

you start wanting a Husk, it indicates a regional pride in local cuisine. And that’s what Husk is all about.” Opened in November 2010, Husk Charleston was Brock’s first deep dive into time-honored Southern cuisine, inspired by the dishes his grandmother cooked when he was a boy in rural Virginia. Celebrating ingredients grown and produced in the South, Brock and his team seek out the highest-quality, seasonally driven bounty from local farms to craft cuisine with a distinct Southern character. In Greenville, those dishes are infused with local Appalachian flavors. Brock’s respect for the history of a place jibes with Husk Greenville’s setting in a former grocery and drygoods store built in 1903 on South Main Street. “Everything we’re connected with needs to have a story, a reason for being,” Brock acknowledges. “We’re looking to make a contribution to something bigger than ourselves.” There are multiple locations of Husk—the original concept was opened in Charleston, SC, in 2010, followed by Nashville in 2013, and then Greenville. (Savannah is next in line.) Neighborhood Dining Group president and James Beard Award semi-finalist for

“IN GREENVILLE, I’M MOST EXCITED ABOUT THE LOCAL LINK TO THE CHEROKEE TRIBE. FOR ME, THAT’S A SPIRITUAL LINK, AND SOMETHING I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO EXPLORE.” - CHEF SEAN BROCK, HUSK GREENVILLE

Outstanding Restaurateur, David Howard, was especially eager to introduce the new location in Greenville. Like Brock, he views it as a continuation of Husk’s culinary commitment to celebrating the ingredients and the cuisines of the South. To that end, each Husk asserts its own regional identity, and to find that identity, Brock poses the question: “What is it like to eat in this place at this moment?” The answer comes from the best local farms, as well as from the heritage of the products the farmers raise. Brock believes that in order to understand a cuisine, you need to examine how it came to be, information he finds by delving into an area’s food history. “In Greenville, I’m most excited about the local link to the Cherokee tribe,” notes Brock, who is part Cherokee himself. “For me, that’s a spiritual link, and something I’ve always wanted to explore.” With his passion for preserving and restoring heirloom ingredients and his commitment to sourcing locally, Sean Brock will undoubtedly make an indelible mark on our city’s dining canvas. “It’s been amazing to watch Greenville’s food scene grow,” the chef says. “I’m so excited to make my contribution at Husk Greenville.”

According to Chef Sean Brock, “It takes a special kind of person to want to work at Husk, and a crazy person to want to run one.” That’s why he selected Jon Buck as his chef de cuisine for Husk Greenville. “Jon has that crazy energy,” Brock declares. “He can’t think, or research, or explore fast enough. We speak the same language when it comes to food.” Buck, who gained a solid foundation in French technique in the kitchen of Thomas Keller’s restaurant Bouchon in Yountville, California, has worked at Husk Charleston since 2013. He comes to the table (literally) with a personal family tradition of cooking with his mother and Southern grandmothers, and delights in sharing those fond food memories with diners in Greenville. His menu is peppered with stories from his youth and informed, as he puts it, by “what the local ingredients say to us.” 35


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In case you haven’t been paying attention, Greenville has been garnering plenty of praise lately for its food scene. Among many accolades, our city has been rated among “The South’s Tastiest Towns” by Southern Living, and named Esquire magazine’s “Next Big Food City of the South.” Most recently, Greenville was listed among Garden & Gun magazine’s picks for “The South’s Best Food Towns” and selected by Condé Nast Traveler as the “No. 3 Top Small City in the U.S.,” with one reason being that it’s an “up-andcoming food lover’s paradise.” Honors aside, it’s proof-positive that Greenville has made it as a food town when Sean Brock opens a restaurant here. Brock, a much-lauded chef, cookbook author, and culinary celebrity, took home the coveted James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast in 2010. The following year, Husk, Brock’s ode to Southern cuisine in Charleston, SC, was named “Best New Restaurant in America” by Bon Appétit magazine. He has appeared on Iron Chef America, and hosted season two of the PBS series Mind of a Chef. In late 2017, this top chef launched a satellite of Husk in Greenville’s West End. Why Greenville? In recent years, Brock reports that he has been besieged at food festivals with requests from folks across Upstate South Carolina asking him to open a restaurant in Greenville. And it doesn’t hurt that his chef buddies Michael Kramer (Jianna) and Anthony Gray (Bacon Bros. Public House) sing Greenville’s praises. “It’s like if you are a band and people keep requesting the same song, you have to think that song means something,” Brock muses. Mayor Knox White sealed the deal by personally reaching out to Brock. “There is an eagerness in Greenville for more good restaurants,” observes the chef. “When

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AT THE HELM Chef Jon Buck

GREENVILLE HAS MORE THAN 600 UNIQUE RESTAURANTS AND IS QUICKLY BECOMING KNOWN AS A FOODIE DESTINATION. IT HAS BEEN RATED THE NO. 1 “UNDERTHE-RADAR SOUTHERN FOOD DESTINATION” BY ZAGAT.

you start wanting a Husk, it indicates a regional pride in local cuisine. And that’s what Husk is all about.” Opened in November 2010, Husk Charleston was Brock’s first deep dive into time-honored Southern cuisine, inspired by the dishes his grandmother cooked when he was a boy in rural Virginia. Celebrating ingredients grown and produced in the South, Brock and his team seek out the highest-quality, seasonally driven bounty from local farms to craft cuisine with a distinct Southern character. In Greenville, those dishes are infused with local Appalachian flavors. Brock’s respect for the history of a place jibes with Husk Greenville’s setting in a former grocery and drygoods store built in 1903 on South Main Street. “Everything we’re connected with needs to have a story, a reason for being,” Brock acknowledges. “We’re looking to make a contribution to something bigger than ourselves.” There are multiple locations of Husk—the original concept was opened in Charleston, SC, in 2010, followed by Nashville in 2013, and then Greenville. (Savannah is next in line.) Neighborhood Dining Group president and James Beard Award semi-finalist for

“IN GREENVILLE, I’M MOST EXCITED ABOUT THE LOCAL LINK TO THE CHEROKEE TRIBE. FOR ME, THAT’S A SPIRITUAL LINK, AND SOMETHING I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO EXPLORE.” - CHEF SEAN BROCK, HUSK GREENVILLE

Outstanding Restaurateur, David Howard, was especially eager to introduce the new location in Greenville. Like Brock, he views it as a continuation of Husk’s culinary commitment to celebrating the ingredients and the cuisines of the South. To that end, each Husk asserts its own regional identity, and to find that identity, Brock poses the question: “What is it like to eat in this place at this moment?” The answer comes from the best local farms, as well as from the heritage of the products the farmers raise. Brock believes that in order to understand a cuisine, you need to examine how it came to be, information he finds by delving into an area’s food history. “In Greenville, I’m most excited about the local link to the Cherokee tribe,” notes Brock, who is part Cherokee himself. “For me, that’s a spiritual link, and something I’ve always wanted to explore.” With his passion for preserving and restoring heirloom ingredients and his commitment to sourcing locally, Sean Brock will undoubtedly make an indelible mark on our city’s dining canvas. “It’s been amazing to watch Greenville’s food scene grow,” the chef says. “I’m so excited to make my contribution at Husk Greenville.”

According to Chef Sean Brock, “It takes a special kind of person to want to work at Husk, and a crazy person to want to run one.” That’s why he selected Jon Buck as his chef de cuisine for Husk Greenville. “Jon has that crazy energy,” Brock declares. “He can’t think, or research, or explore fast enough. We speak the same language when it comes to food.” Buck, who gained a solid foundation in French technique in the kitchen of Thomas Keller’s restaurant Bouchon in Yountville, California, has worked at Husk Charleston since 2013. He comes to the table (literally) with a personal family tradition of cooking with his mother and Southern grandmothers, and delights in sharing those fond food memories with diners in Greenville. His menu is peppered with stories from his youth and informed, as he puts it, by “what the local ingredients say to us.” 35


? HOW ‘BOUT THAT UP ON THE ROOFTOP

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HIGH BAR

Perks of being Santa Claus? Cool flying reindeer. Eating as many cookies as you want. Downside? Only getting one night a year to do a little rooftop partying.

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UP on the Roof

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Here in Greenville, we enjoy fabulous urban and natural skylines— and more than a few great rooftops to view them both while savoring a delicious bite to eat and an equally tasty libation. Nestled right along the Reedy River, Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace is home to UP on the Roof, an aptly named high-rise oasis with a modern, industrial edge. Dual outdoor patios make for impressive downtown panoramas, enhanced by their diverse list of specialty bottled cocktails (we recommend the “Reedy Peach”) and gas fire pits that keep things cozy all year round. Just a few blocks north and overlooking ONE City Plaza, the stylish W XYZ Bar at Aloft Greenville Downtown is the definition of street-level cool, even when you’re overlooking the Plaza from their signature outdoor Ledge. This trendy hotspot is known for its alluring martinis, chic interiors, and weekly rotation of live music. (We’re partial to #Yeah! THAT Mule, but we may be a little biased.) You won’t have to go very far to spot another grand rooftop gem: SIP Whiskey & Wine Bar. There’s no second-guessing as to what you’ll be doing (it’s literally in the title) sitting on this umbrella-lined patio, where top-shelf labels can be enjoyed solo or blended in one of SIP’s signature infusion cocktails. On the corner of Coffee & Main Streets, a deceptively conventional brick building with roll-up doors and topside twinkling lights invite you to experience Ink N Ivy’s warm, funky rooftop ambience. Respite with eclectic fixtures and bright pops of color, it’s a must for crafty cocktails that pack a punch using fresh ingredients—try the “Firestorm” if you’re a skeptic, and be sure to ride the elevator to see some cool “ink.” Sports fans, you have not been forgotten: Carolina Ale House’s Main Street digs offer sports screenings year-round, many of which can be viewed beneath the starry skies upstairs (thanks to the uber-cool retractable roof). An ideal spot for imbibing ice-cold draft beer with friends and foes alike, the breezy banter of this open-air bar will drown out the cries of agony when your quarterback gets sacked on fourth and one. 36

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Dish Delish Some elevated eats from a few of our high-altitude restaurants: 1. Duck ‘n Waffles from UP on the Roof is served with five-spice maple syrup 2. House-made hummus plate from SIP Whiskey & Wine Bar, delicious on grilled pita wedges 3. Clemson Blue Cheese Blueberry Cheesecake from Ink N Ivy

THE CRITICS RAVE. YOU WILL, TOO.

Voted Best Cocktails and Best Downtown Bar in the 2017 Best of the Upstate awards

Featuring unparalleled views, hand-crafted cocktails, artisan wines, craft beers, and small plates, UP On The Roof is a uniquely Greenville experience.

Named one of Greenville's 11 Best Restaurants in 2017 by Eater

L U N C H · D I N N E R · L AT E N I G H T S N A C K S W E E K E N D B R U N C H · P R I VAT E E V E N T S 250 Riverplace | Downtown Greenville | (864) 242-4000 | eatUPdrinkUP.net


? HOW ‘BOUT THAT UP ON THE ROOFTOP

3

HIGH BAR

Perks of being Santa Claus? Cool flying reindeer. Eating as many cookies as you want. Downside? Only getting one night a year to do a little rooftop partying.

2

UP on the Roof

H

Here in Greenville, we enjoy fabulous urban and natural skylines— and more than a few great rooftops to view them both while savoring a delicious bite to eat and an equally tasty libation. Nestled right along the Reedy River, Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace is home to UP on the Roof, an aptly named high-rise oasis with a modern, industrial edge. Dual outdoor patios make for impressive downtown panoramas, enhanced by their diverse list of specialty bottled cocktails (we recommend the “Reedy Peach”) and gas fire pits that keep things cozy all year round. Just a few blocks north and overlooking ONE City Plaza, the stylish W XYZ Bar at Aloft Greenville Downtown is the definition of street-level cool, even when you’re overlooking the Plaza from their signature outdoor Ledge. This trendy hotspot is known for its alluring martinis, chic interiors, and weekly rotation of live music. (We’re partial to #Yeah! THAT Mule, but we may be a little biased.) You won’t have to go very far to spot another grand rooftop gem: SIP Whiskey & Wine Bar. There’s no second-guessing as to what you’ll be doing (it’s literally in the title) sitting on this umbrella-lined patio, where top-shelf labels can be enjoyed solo or blended in one of SIP’s signature infusion cocktails. On the corner of Coffee & Main Streets, a deceptively conventional brick building with roll-up doors and topside twinkling lights invite you to experience Ink N Ivy’s warm, funky rooftop ambience. Respite with eclectic fixtures and bright pops of color, it’s a must for crafty cocktails that pack a punch using fresh ingredients—try the “Firestorm” if you’re a skeptic, and be sure to ride the elevator to see some cool “ink.” Sports fans, you have not been forgotten: Carolina Ale House’s Main Street digs offer sports screenings year-round, many of which can be viewed beneath the starry skies upstairs (thanks to the uber-cool retractable roof). An ideal spot for imbibing ice-cold draft beer with friends and foes alike, the breezy banter of this open-air bar will drown out the cries of agony when your quarterback gets sacked on fourth and one. 36

1

Dish Delish Some elevated eats from a few of our high-altitude restaurants: 1. Duck ‘n Waffles from UP on the Roof is served with five-spice maple syrup 2. House-made hummus plate from SIP Whiskey & Wine Bar, delicious on grilled pita wedges 3. Clemson Blue Cheese Blueberry Cheesecake from Ink N Ivy

THE CRITICS RAVE. YOU WILL, TOO.

Voted Best Cocktails and Best Downtown Bar in the 2017 Best of the Upstate awards

Featuring unparalleled views, hand-crafted cocktails, artisan wines, craft beers, and small plates, UP On The Roof is a uniquely Greenville experience.

Named one of Greenville's 11 Best Restaurants in 2017 by Eater

L U N C H · D I N N E R · L AT E N I G H T S N A C K S W E E K E N D B R U N C H · P R I VAT E E V E N T S 250 Riverplace | Downtown Greenville | (864) 242-4000 | eatUPdrinkUP.net


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HOW ‘BOUT THAT PUBLIC ART

ICONIC SCULPTURES, CITY SIDEWALKS

MUST-SEE PIECES OF PUBLIC ART

Discover a small sampling of the many (more than 70!) art installations found throughout Greenville—each of which was made possible by Greenville’s Arts in Public Places Commission. From the whimsical to the “wow,” you’ll encounter pieces that make you smile, make you think, and make you feel. And isn’t that what art is really all about? Check out the city’s public art walking tour map at gis.greenvillesc.gov/publicarttour/index.html

PUBLIC ART TOUR

MAIN STREET

No.4 The Runner

1. NEXUS OF LIGHT Anchoring the corner of South Main and Augusta Streets, this stainless steel piece of artwork was a gift to the City of Greenville from the 2005 Artisphere Board of Directors, the now iconic art festival that annually occupies downtown. Sculptor Dennis Heimbach welded the pieces and applied multiple coats of paint for textured, eyecatching depth.

(or “Ethyl” if you’ve become more formally acquainted) is a multicolored, mobile sculpture that towers a good ten feet over the Bramlett Road leg of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Greenville artist Kathleen King’s abstract athlete is truly moving, in more ways than one!

2. IL PORCELLINO Translated from the Italian word for “piglet,” this bronze boar is a near-exact replica of the fountain that has been an icon of Florentine culture for centuries. Poinsett Plaza’s version was cast there, carried overseas to Greenville, and unveiled in 2011. If legends are to be believed, a coin dropped through the boar’s jaws and into the fountain grate below will grant you a wish. Be sure to rub his nose for good luck and a guaranteed return trip!

“GREENVILLE IS SOUTH CAROLINA’S CITY FOR THE ARTS.” - Southern Living

5. FALLS LAKE FALLS This commissioned sculpture by internationally recognized artist Bryan Hunt is found at the Main Street entrance to Falls Park, and it is the second in an edition of three. The original sculpture is in Tokyo, making Falls Lake Falls not only a unique addition to downtown but also the only piece of its kind on this continent!

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3. ORBITAL TRIO This piece was designed by Upstate sculptor and longtime Clemson University professor John Acorn. Inspired by nature and the South, it’s a nod to the American Sweetgum tree and the “gumballs” it drops.

To see one of Greenville’s newest pieces, travel south down Main Street and into the West End where you’ll find this electric-blue, powder coat paint job and intertwined network of cogs and sprockets by sculptor Yuri Tsuzuki. This tribute to the city’s prevalent cycling community is hard to miss in front of the Link Apartments West End complex.

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HOW ‘BOUT THAT PUBLIC ART

ICONIC SCULPTURES, CITY SIDEWALKS

MUST-SEE PIECES OF PUBLIC ART

Discover a small sampling of the many (more than 70!) art installations found throughout Greenville—each of which was made possible by Greenville’s Arts in Public Places Commission. From the whimsical to the “wow,” you’ll encounter pieces that make you smile, make you think, and make you feel. And isn’t that what art is really all about? Check out the city’s public art walking tour map at gis.greenvillesc.gov/publicarttour/index.html

PUBLIC ART TOUR

MAIN STREET

No.4 The Runner

1. NEXUS OF LIGHT Anchoring the corner of South Main and Augusta Streets, this stainless steel piece of artwork was a gift to the City of Greenville from the 2005 Artisphere Board of Directors, the now iconic art festival that annually occupies downtown. Sculptor Dennis Heimbach welded the pieces and applied multiple coats of paint for textured, eyecatching depth.

(or “Ethyl” if you’ve become more formally acquainted) is a multicolored, mobile sculpture that towers a good ten feet over the Bramlett Road leg of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Greenville artist Kathleen King’s abstract athlete is truly moving, in more ways than one!

2. IL PORCELLINO Translated from the Italian word for “piglet,” this bronze boar is a near-exact replica of the fountain that has been an icon of Florentine culture for centuries. Poinsett Plaza’s version was cast there, carried overseas to Greenville, and unveiled in 2011. If legends are to be believed, a coin dropped through the boar’s jaws and into the fountain grate below will grant you a wish. Be sure to rub his nose for good luck and a guaranteed return trip!

“GREENVILLE IS SOUTH CAROLINA’S CITY FOR THE ARTS.” - Southern Living

5. FALLS LAKE FALLS This commissioned sculpture by internationally recognized artist Bryan Hunt is found at the Main Street entrance to Falls Park, and it is the second in an edition of three. The original sculpture is in Tokyo, making Falls Lake Falls not only a unique addition to downtown but also the only piece of its kind on this continent!

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3. ORBITAL TRIO This piece was designed by Upstate sculptor and longtime Clemson University professor John Acorn. Inspired by nature and the South, it’s a nod to the American Sweetgum tree and the “gumballs” it drops.

To see one of Greenville’s newest pieces, travel south down Main Street and into the West End where you’ll find this electric-blue, powder coat paint job and intertwined network of cogs and sprockets by sculptor Yuri Tsuzuki. This tribute to the city’s prevalent cycling community is hard to miss in front of the Link Apartments West End complex.

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SEE FOR YOURSELF

Get a guided tour of these historic neighborhoods! See p.26 for details.

HOW ‘BOUT THAT HISTORIC DISTRICTS

great foundations Greenville has seven official historic districts within city limits, each designated by the National Register of Historic Places, that are easy to explore and enjoy.

COLONEL ELIAS EARLE

EAST PARK AVENUE

HAMPTONPINCKNEY

Historic District

Historic District

Historic District

Named for prominent settler Elias Earle, whose former estate it now encompasses, the Earle District runs along the north side of Stone Avenue. Here you’ll find two of Greenville’s oldest landmarks: c.1820 Earle Town House (107 James St.); and Whitehall (310 W. Earle St.), built in 1813 as the summer residence of Charleston planter Henry Middleton, Governor of South Carolina from 1810 to 1812.

Old oak trees shade this lovely neighborhood of Craftsman, Tudor, and Neoclassical homes, developed during the first part of the 20th century. Set on the border of downtown, the East Park district is bordered on the south by McPherson Park, the city’s oldest public green space. William Choice Cleveland, a former mayor of Greenville, donated land for the park in 1887.

Greenville’s first National Register District (designated in 1977) owes its existence to city father Vardry McBee, who purchased 11,000 acres just west of downtown in 1815. His son, Pinckney, built the first house on this land prior to the Civil War. Today, gingerbread-trimmed Queen Anne Victorians accent the neighborhood’s eclectic architecture, and azaleas brighten the blocks each spring.

WEST END Historic District

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PETTIGRU

HERITAGE

OVERBROOK

Historic District

Historic District

Historic District

Fans of the Bungalow style of architecture, born of the Arts and Crafts movement in the 1920s, will appreciate this district northwest of downtown. Within walking distance of Main Street, the Heritage neighborhood has served as the center of Greenville’s Greek community since 1931, when the St. George Greek Orthodox congregation was organized nearby.

Marked by spacious lots and larger homes than the more compact downtown neighborhoods, Overbrook became one of Greenville’s first suburbs when the trolley line was extended in 1910. Development began three years later with a cluster of Craftsman Bungalows going up in the district, which is sandwiched between East North Street and I-385.

Chock-a-block with law offices, Pettigru ranks as the largest historic district in the city. Just east of downtown, this area exhibits a panoply of architectural styles, dating from 1890 to 1930. One gem is the private Poinsett Club (established 1935), which occupies the stately brick Colonial at 807 E. Washington St. that was built in 1904 for textile executive Lewis Parker.

Across the Reedy River along South Main Street, chic galleries, chef-driven restaurants, tony cocktail bars, and new condos testify to a neighborhood on the rise. The former location of Furman University (established 1852), the West End has returned to its early-20th-century roots as a vibrant commercial hub. Further west on Pendleton Street, the Village of West Greenville shines as an up-and-coming arts district.

AsianCajun sion Fu 116 N. Main Street, Greenville sc 29601 ph. (864) 335-8222 | wuscajunseafood.com

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?

SEE FOR YOURSELF

Get a guided tour of these historic neighborhoods! See p.26 for details.

HOW ‘BOUT THAT HISTORIC DISTRICTS

great foundations Greenville has seven official historic districts within city limits, each designated by the National Register of Historic Places, that are easy to explore and enjoy.

COLONEL ELIAS EARLE

EAST PARK AVENUE

HAMPTONPINCKNEY

Historic District

Historic District

Historic District

Named for prominent settler Elias Earle, whose former estate it now encompasses, the Earle District runs along the north side of Stone Avenue. Here you’ll find two of Greenville’s oldest landmarks: c.1820 Earle Town House (107 James St.); and Whitehall (310 W. Earle St.), built in 1813 as the summer residence of Charleston planter Henry Middleton, Governor of South Carolina from 1810 to 1812.

Old oak trees shade this lovely neighborhood of Craftsman, Tudor, and Neoclassical homes, developed during the first part of the 20th century. Set on the border of downtown, the East Park district is bordered on the south by McPherson Park, the city’s oldest public green space. William Choice Cleveland, a former mayor of Greenville, donated land for the park in 1887.

Greenville’s first National Register District (designated in 1977) owes its existence to city father Vardry McBee, who purchased 11,000 acres just west of downtown in 1815. His son, Pinckney, built the first house on this land prior to the Civil War. Today, gingerbread-trimmed Queen Anne Victorians accent the neighborhood’s eclectic architecture, and azaleas brighten the blocks each spring.

WEST END Historic District

40

PETTIGRU

HERITAGE

OVERBROOK

Historic District

Historic District

Historic District

Fans of the Bungalow style of architecture, born of the Arts and Crafts movement in the 1920s, will appreciate this district northwest of downtown. Within walking distance of Main Street, the Heritage neighborhood has served as the center of Greenville’s Greek community since 1931, when the St. George Greek Orthodox congregation was organized nearby.

Marked by spacious lots and larger homes than the more compact downtown neighborhoods, Overbrook became one of Greenville’s first suburbs when the trolley line was extended in 1910. Development began three years later with a cluster of Craftsman Bungalows going up in the district, which is sandwiched between East North Street and I-385.

Chock-a-block with law offices, Pettigru ranks as the largest historic district in the city. Just east of downtown, this area exhibits a panoply of architectural styles, dating from 1890 to 1930. One gem is the private Poinsett Club (established 1935), which occupies the stately brick Colonial at 807 E. Washington St. that was built in 1904 for textile executive Lewis Parker.

Across the Reedy River along South Main Street, chic galleries, chef-driven restaurants, tony cocktail bars, and new condos testify to a neighborhood on the rise. The former location of Furman University (established 1852), the West End has returned to its early-20th-century roots as a vibrant commercial hub. Further west on Pendleton Street, the Village of West Greenville shines as an up-and-coming arts district.

AsianCajun sion Fu 116 N. Main Street, Greenville sc 29601 ph. (864) 335-8222 | wuscajunseafood.com

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? HOW ‘BOUT THAT LOCAL ARTISANS

If it’s wearable art you seek, look no further than Leandra Hill Metal Works. The jewelry designer is a master of metal works, forging edgy baubles that seem to take form organically—ensuring that each piece is as distinct as the wearer. Hill’s sterling silver, yellow gold, 14k gold, and rose gold works of art are hammered in-house at her Railside Studios (46 Lois Ave.) space in the Village of West Greenville, where clients can stop in by appointment. Need that statement-making piece, like, now? Head downtown to chic women’s clothing boutique Augusta Twenty (20 Augusta St.) for a full display of Leandra Hill bangles, earrings, necklaces, and pendants. 42

made in greenville

From charming studios folded into the Village of West Greenville to vibrant gallery spaces lining the sidewalks of downtown’s Art Crossing at RiverPlace, it’s safe to say that Greenville has an affinity for all-things creative. Greenville’s diverse art culture comes in every size, shape, and trade, under the guidance of a passionate band of artisans that continue to inspire and amaze.

Will Donovan is one such talent. As the man behind the wheel of Donovan Pottery (104 E. Blue Ridge Dr., by appointment only), the Greenville transplant crafts one-of-a-kind ceramics that are as functional as they are exquisite. Donovan’s textured pieces are skillfully manufactured by hand using local clay then molded, trimmed, fired, and glazed with glowing color. Not limited to bowls and mugs (though he does those, too) the stoneware also comes in the form of tumblers, pint glasses, and vases. That mug you sip from at Village Grind? The plate you dine on at Husk Greenville? All Donovan Pottery originals. Nab your own when Donovan sets up shop at the TD Saturday Market and Brewery 85’s Toasty Farmer market series, or schedule a visit to his recently renovated studio.

FURMAN IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR CULTURE

• Theatre arts series • Thompson Art Gallery • Concert series and music performances

FOR LIFELONG LEARNING

• OLLI courses with Furman professors • Leadership development programs • The Riley Institute’s public speakers FOR GREAT FOOD

• The Paddock restaurant • Barnes & Noble Café

(proudly serving Starbucks)

• Maru Sushi, Grinder’s, Chick-Fil-A and Moe’s Southwest Grill at the PalaDen Food Court

FOR FAMILY FUN

• Picnics on Furman Lake • Division I athletics • Dozens of running/walking trails,

including the Swamp Rabbit Trail

There are few fabrics that speak to luxury and sophistication quite like leather. And if you don’t agree, the folks at Jack Foster are willing to change your mind. Impeccably handcrafted using traditional textiles from Chicago’s long-established Horween Leather Company, the bespoke belts, wallets, bracelets, leashes, and Apple watch straps are also sold in a variety of imported, exotic materials including alligator, ostrich, and stingray. Custom pieces can be ordered in person at the Jack Foster showroom in Railside Studios (46 Lois Ave.), and visitors can shop premade accessories both in the studio’s retail area and Beija-Flor’s flagship denim store (618 S. Main St.) downtown.

FO R A L I S T I N G O F E V EN T S A N D AC T I V I T I E S V I S I T FURMAN.EDU/EVENTS FO R AT H L E T I C S S CH ED U L E S V I S I T FURMANPALADINS.COM

G R EEN V I L L E ’ S U N I V ER S I T Y FO R MO R E T H A N 160 Y E A R S

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? HOW ‘BOUT THAT LOCAL ARTISANS

If it’s wearable art you seek, look no further than Leandra Hill Metal Works. The jewelry designer is a master of metal works, forging edgy baubles that seem to take form organically—ensuring that each piece is as distinct as the wearer. Hill’s sterling silver, yellow gold, 14k gold, and rose gold works of art are hammered in-house at her Railside Studios (46 Lois Ave.) space in the Village of West Greenville, where clients can stop in by appointment. Need that statement-making piece, like, now? Head downtown to chic women’s clothing boutique Augusta Twenty (20 Augusta St.) for a full display of Leandra Hill bangles, earrings, necklaces, and pendants. 42

made in greenville

From charming studios folded into the Village of West Greenville to vibrant gallery spaces lining the sidewalks of downtown’s Art Crossing at RiverPlace, it’s safe to say that Greenville has an affinity for all-things creative. Greenville’s diverse art culture comes in every size, shape, and trade, under the guidance of a passionate band of artisans that continue to inspire and amaze.

Will Donovan is one such talent. As the man behind the wheel of Donovan Pottery (104 E. Blue Ridge Dr., by appointment only), the Greenville transplant crafts one-of-a-kind ceramics that are as functional as they are exquisite. Donovan’s textured pieces are skillfully manufactured by hand using local clay then molded, trimmed, fired, and glazed with glowing color. Not limited to bowls and mugs (though he does those, too) the stoneware also comes in the form of tumblers, pint glasses, and vases. That mug you sip from at Village Grind? The plate you dine on at Husk Greenville? All Donovan Pottery originals. Nab your own when Donovan sets up shop at the TD Saturday Market and Brewery 85’s Toasty Farmer market series, or schedule a visit to his recently renovated studio.

FURMAN IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR CULTURE

• Theatre arts series • Thompson Art Gallery • Concert series and music performances

FOR LIFELONG LEARNING

• OLLI courses with Furman professors • Leadership development programs • The Riley Institute’s public speakers FOR GREAT FOOD

• The Paddock restaurant • Barnes & Noble Café

(proudly serving Starbucks)

• Maru Sushi, Grinder’s, Chick-Fil-A and Moe’s Southwest Grill at the PalaDen Food Court

FOR FAMILY FUN

• Picnics on Furman Lake • Division I athletics • Dozens of running/walking trails,

including the Swamp Rabbit Trail

There are few fabrics that speak to luxury and sophistication quite like leather. And if you don’t agree, the folks at Jack Foster are willing to change your mind. Impeccably handcrafted using traditional textiles from Chicago’s long-established Horween Leather Company, the bespoke belts, wallets, bracelets, leashes, and Apple watch straps are also sold in a variety of imported, exotic materials including alligator, ostrich, and stingray. Custom pieces can be ordered in person at the Jack Foster showroom in Railside Studios (46 Lois Ave.), and visitors can shop premade accessories both in the studio’s retail area and Beija-Flor’s flagship denim store (618 S. Main St.) downtown.

FO R A L I S T I N G O F E V EN T S A N D AC T I V I T I E S V I S I T FURMAN.EDU/EVENTS FO R AT H L E T I C S S CH ED U L E S V I S I T FURMANPALADINS.COM

G R EEN V I L L E ’ S U N I V ER S I T Y FO R MO R E T H A N 160 Y E A R S

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with amy e r d a lly specia ide. Spend e 9:00 A.M. l e e the can f y your s y e o l j l i n v e nd Green t person b ther a ed stops. e h g g o i t r ng ect the xplori y sel l e t n e y a d d 10 ar whole these f o spark

ONE FINE DAY A Little Night Music Top off your evening with a live set of jazz or blues. We’ve got both (and just a block apart), creating a perfect ending to one idyllic day. Blues Boulevard Jazz is right on the riverfront, and Rainer’s Bar sits just across from Falls Park on the Reedy. Cozy into these intimate spots, relax, and revel in the realization that this entire day was made just for the two of you.

Perk Up Ready for a sumptuous cup of coffee or stellar breakfast sandwich? Welcome to Coffee Underground, a Greenville java institution that serves up breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert in its cozy, brick-walled space.

10:00 A.M.

5:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M.

8:00 P.M.

Down the Lane Once dubbed the “Million Dollar Hotel,” today the Westin Poinsett is home to our horse-drawn carriage stop. Snuggle in for a charming clip-clop around Main Street (twinkling lights included), and soak in a downtown that knows how to balance vibrant with picturesque.

Renew & Recharge A (massage) table for two is ready at River Falls Spa in the subterranean elegance of Greenville’s historic courthouse building. Relish a couple’s massage in a private suite followed by a fireside tub for two. Or, if a bookstore and a deep chair is more your speed, M. Judson Booksellers and Storytellers awaits right upstairs. The indie purveyor offers an ideal spot to browse regional writers and pick up a unique local gift.

Trolley on Over Hop aboard Greenville’s free trolley for an open-air lift along Main Street to Art Crossing at RiverPlace, and explore this community of more than 20 artists and their studios. Hop off at Greenville’s West End, and then plan to pass (or stop by) Fluor Field, home to the Greenville Drive baseball team, and other mainstays of downtown.

6:00 P.M. 9:00 P.M.

Sit & Sip Ready for refreshment? Pop over to Hotel Domestique and enjoy a sip in an auberge courtyard overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. Designer Eric Brown reimagined the property, fulfilling renowned cyclist George Hincapie’s vision for a European-esque boutique and restaurant with easy access to worldclass cycling. The country estate is swoon-worthy inside and out.

1:00 P.M.

10:00 P.M.

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Nightcappin’ A two-story bar at Halls Chophouse is nightcap ready and will enchant you with its riverside location and fashionable patrons. Relish a classic cocktail —or a little dessert—in the candlelit bar, and enjoy live local music, each night starting at nine.

Picnic Pickup Stroll across the street and over to Caviar & Bananas to assemble your dream picnic from the hundreds of tastefully displayed gourmet items. They’ll arrange everything you need—basket included—for your next stop. Want C&B to do the heavy lifting? Call the night before, even drop off your own basket, and they’ll have it ready for pre-adventure pick up.

10:30 A.M.

Scenic Byways A straight shot from downtown (be it by Uber or your own ride), the Poinsett Highway leads to the gorgeous backcountry roads of Camp Old Indian, home to the Poinsett Bridge, SC’s oldest surviving bridge. The Gothic stone arch was part of the old State Road connecting Charleston to Upstate SC, and its design has been attributed to none other than renowned architect Robert Mills, the designer of the Washington Monument.

11:00 A.M. Palate Up There are plenty of date night dinner places in the utterly walkable West End. Or keep heading west to savor the flavors of the Carolinas in the Village of West Greenville. Its celebrated eatery, The Anchorage, is headed by Chef Greg McPhee, who offers a field-to-fork experience that spans a stellar botanical cocktail program and an ever-changing, by-the-glass wine list. Share plates for a slow-coursed dinner with hand-harvested, seasonal ingredients.

Enchanted Arcade Little Gap Creek runs under the Poinsett Bridge. Explore the lush surroundings of our Carolina foothills, enjoy that gourmet picnic, skip rocks, hike, walk, and photograph. It’s good luck to kiss under the parapet, so capture the moment with one darling selfie. 45


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with amy e r d a lly specia ide. Spend e 9:00 A.M. l e e the can f y your s y e o l j l i n v e nd Green t person b ther a ed stops. e h g g o i t r ng ect the xplori y sel l e t n e y a d d 10 ar whole these f o spark

ONE FINE DAY A Little Night Music Top off your evening with a live set of jazz or blues. We’ve got both (and just a block apart), creating a perfect ending to one idyllic day. Blues Boulevard Jazz is right on the riverfront, and Rainer’s Bar sits just across from Falls Park on the Reedy. Cozy into these intimate spots, relax, and revel in the realization that this entire day was made just for the two of you.

Perk Up Ready for a sumptuous cup of coffee or stellar breakfast sandwich? Welcome to Coffee Underground, a Greenville java institution that serves up breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert in its cozy, brick-walled space.

10:00 A.M.

5:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M.

8:00 P.M.

Down the Lane Once dubbed the “Million Dollar Hotel,” today the Westin Poinsett is home to our horse-drawn carriage stop. Snuggle in for a charming clip-clop around Main Street (twinkling lights included), and soak in a downtown that knows how to balance vibrant with picturesque.

Renew & Recharge A (massage) table for two is ready at River Falls Spa in the subterranean elegance of Greenville’s historic courthouse building. Relish a couple’s massage in a private suite followed by a fireside tub for two. Or, if a bookstore and a deep chair is more your speed, M. Judson Booksellers and Storytellers awaits right upstairs. The indie purveyor offers an ideal spot to browse regional writers and pick up a unique local gift.

Trolley on Over Hop aboard Greenville’s free trolley for an open-air lift along Main Street to Art Crossing at RiverPlace, and explore this community of more than 20 artists and their studios. Hop off at Greenville’s West End, and then plan to pass (or stop by) Fluor Field, home to the Greenville Drive baseball team, and other mainstays of downtown.

6:00 P.M. 9:00 P.M.

Sit & Sip Ready for refreshment? Pop over to Hotel Domestique and enjoy a sip in an auberge courtyard overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. Designer Eric Brown reimagined the property, fulfilling renowned cyclist George Hincapie’s vision for a European-esque boutique and restaurant with easy access to worldclass cycling. The country estate is swoon-worthy inside and out.

1:00 P.M.

10:00 P.M.

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Nightcappin’ A two-story bar at Halls Chophouse is nightcap ready and will enchant you with its riverside location and fashionable patrons. Relish a classic cocktail —or a little dessert—in the candlelit bar, and enjoy live local music, each night starting at nine.

Picnic Pickup Stroll across the street and over to Caviar & Bananas to assemble your dream picnic from the hundreds of tastefully displayed gourmet items. They’ll arrange everything you need—basket included—for your next stop. Want C&B to do the heavy lifting? Call the night before, even drop off your own basket, and they’ll have it ready for pre-adventure pick up.

10:30 A.M.

Scenic Byways A straight shot from downtown (be it by Uber or your own ride), the Poinsett Highway leads to the gorgeous backcountry roads of Camp Old Indian, home to the Poinsett Bridge, SC’s oldest surviving bridge. The Gothic stone arch was part of the old State Road connecting Charleston to Upstate SC, and its design has been attributed to none other than renowned architect Robert Mills, the designer of the Washington Monument.

11:00 A.M. Palate Up There are plenty of date night dinner places in the utterly walkable West End. Or keep heading west to savor the flavors of the Carolinas in the Village of West Greenville. Its celebrated eatery, The Anchorage, is headed by Chef Greg McPhee, who offers a field-to-fork experience that spans a stellar botanical cocktail program and an ever-changing, by-the-glass wine list. Share plates for a slow-coursed dinner with hand-harvested, seasonal ingredients.

Enchanted Arcade Little Gap Creek runs under the Poinsett Bridge. Explore the lush surroundings of our Carolina foothills, enjoy that gourmet picnic, skip rocks, hike, walk, and photograph. It’s good luck to kiss under the parapet, so capture the moment with one darling selfie. 45


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Public Art

Water Blessing Crafted by Greenville sculptor Doug Young, “Water Blessing” is a 10-foot bronze sculpture that depicts a Cherokee man holding a satchel of water to the sky in tribute to the tribe’s connection to Upstate waterways. The man is “giving thanks for one of God’s greatest gifts, the water of life,” according to Phillip Kilgore, chairman of the Greenville Water Commission. The Cherokee, who used local watersheds for transportation and drinking water, developed a strong spiritual connection with water.


WISH YOU WERE HERE

Public Art

Water Blessing Crafted by Greenville sculptor Doug Young, “Water Blessing” is a 10-foot bronze sculpture that depicts a Cherokee man holding a satchel of water to the sky in tribute to the tribe’s connection to Upstate waterways. The man is “giving thanks for one of God’s greatest gifts, the water of life,” according to Phillip Kilgore, chairman of the Greenville Water Commission. The Cherokee, who used local watersheds for transportation and drinking water, developed a strong spiritual connection with water.


Downtown Greenville at dusk

ONE MAN, ONE CITY, AND ONE ENDURING LOVE AFFAIR THAT BEGAN AT FIRST SIGHT.

BEN STEIN’S GREENVILLE This is the South, Greenville, S.C., where I slide up to the counter at the world’s best-value restaurant, The Waffle House, and a sweet middle-aged woman takes my order: two fried eggs, medium; three crispy bacon strips; one perfect waffle, with butter, syrup; and toast. And it’s about eight dollars. The waitress checks on my meal as if I had ordered a Bentley. No. Better than that.

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Downtown Greenville at dusk

ONE MAN, ONE CITY, AND ONE ENDURING LOVE AFFAIR THAT BEGAN AT FIRST SIGHT.

BEN STEIN’S GREENVILLE This is the South, Greenville, S.C., where I slide up to the counter at the world’s best-value restaurant, The Waffle House, and a sweet middle-aged woman takes my order: two fried eggs, medium; three crispy bacon strips; one perfect waffle, with butter, syrup; and toast. And it’s about eight dollars. The waitress checks on my meal as if I had ordered a Bentley. No. Better than that.

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W Falls Park on the Reedy 50

W hat a great town this is. It is near Spartanburg, with which it shares an adorable airport. Spartanburg and Greenville have become industrial hubs, with big BMW and Michelin plants and many others. Yet Greenville is a charming, ultra-cute, and friendly town with a main street of mostly small stores. I started coming here about 12 years ago when our son attended nearby and nearly perfect Presbyterian College in nearby Clinton, S.C. And for right now, Greenville is just about perfect. There are oaks and elms over the wide sidewalks and outdoor restaurants and friendly faces all around. Everyone recognizes me and greets me, and we all take pictures, and it’s swell. It endlessly stuns me how much socializing there is. It is a heartwarming sight. This is the South, where Greenville is having its Artisphere, the yearly art show. Families are traipsing up and down Main Street looking at landscapes and photos of old movie stars, and sculptures, and mom and pop and grandma and grandpa are holding the grandkids’ hands as they watch in fascination. The glassblowing men make a vase, or a glass, or a jar. The kids exhale “Oohs” and “Ahhs” with trusting, friending, forgiving, and forgiven faces. It’s the faces that always get me in this town. The faces are friendly and open and outgoing. This is the glorious real-life South where smiles are real and little kids are happy to be with grandpa … as I am to be with my beautiful 5-year-old granddaughter. Tonight, after Artisphere, after dinner at the Poinsett Club, I, like Father Time,

““ THIS IS AMERICA—THE WAY IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE.

hold my granddaughter’s sweet little hand and lead her up the steps from the dining room toward her bed and another day in open-faced, cheerful smiling Greenville, in the new South.

This is America—the way it’s supposed to be. I go for a walk down Main Street by myself, get some delicious pizza, and then head back. I have spent parts of two days at a bright, sunny secondary school here in Greenville called Christ Church Episcopal School. The building is happy, abounding with kids who look like they came out of the Brooks Brothers catalog. The boys and girls are not only clean-cut but also inspiring, especially one 17-year-old economist who is going to be heard from. I am not going to embarrass him by saying his name, but he’s got big things stamped all over him. My wife, Alex, is super good company when I return; I look at her and wonder

how I ever got so blessed as to find her and have her love me. She is the best creation of the universe, as far as I can tell. Most kindhearted, least angry, most generous, least judgmental, most beautiful, best sense of humor, smartest, a genuine gift from God. This is Greenville, and I have ordered a delicious cheeseburger and fries at a fine bistro known for its fine ribs. They remember me from earlier visits, which touches me very much. Then I head straight to a series of receptions for an event I am attending and speaking at for the benefit of Goodwill Industries. Every single man and woman I meet is delightful and friendly and attractive. Southerners truly are the salt of the earth. There are no more pleasant people to be around than Southerners, and I am married to the best one of all.

This is Greenville, and it has some of the best restaurants I know of. We start

at the most basic—and also the most delicious—level with The Waffle House. Probably this place is the most endearing throwback to the best of the 1950s. I usually get the All American, less than 10 bucks including orange juice. It is sad that there are no Waffle Houses in Los Angeles, but there are not. Please, someone at Waffle House, bring yourselves out here to California. Then, there is my absolute favorite dining spot on the planet, the Poinsett Club, a highly paneled enclave where people eat in perfect civility with the talented and beautiful Jean Begg at the piano playing my favorite songs, especially “That’s All.” There is Tupelo Honey, a powerhouse of Southern food, with many kinds of chicken and potatoes and (my wife’s favorite) grits. The main street has more sushi places than I can count. Near the lobby of the Westin Poinsett there is NOSE DIVE,

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W Falls Park on the Reedy 50

W hat a great town this is. It is near Spartanburg, with which it shares an adorable airport. Spartanburg and Greenville have become industrial hubs, with big BMW and Michelin plants and many others. Yet Greenville is a charming, ultra-cute, and friendly town with a main street of mostly small stores. I started coming here about 12 years ago when our son attended nearby and nearly perfect Presbyterian College in nearby Clinton, S.C. And for right now, Greenville is just about perfect. There are oaks and elms over the wide sidewalks and outdoor restaurants and friendly faces all around. Everyone recognizes me and greets me, and we all take pictures, and it’s swell. It endlessly stuns me how much socializing there is. It is a heartwarming sight. This is the South, where Greenville is having its Artisphere, the yearly art show. Families are traipsing up and down Main Street looking at landscapes and photos of old movie stars, and sculptures, and mom and pop and grandma and grandpa are holding the grandkids’ hands as they watch in fascination. The glassblowing men make a vase, or a glass, or a jar. The kids exhale “Oohs” and “Ahhs” with trusting, friending, forgiving, and forgiven faces. It’s the faces that always get me in this town. The faces are friendly and open and outgoing. This is the glorious real-life South where smiles are real and little kids are happy to be with grandpa … as I am to be with my beautiful 5-year-old granddaughter. Tonight, after Artisphere, after dinner at the Poinsett Club, I, like Father Time,

““ THIS IS AMERICA—THE WAY IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE.

hold my granddaughter’s sweet little hand and lead her up the steps from the dining room toward her bed and another day in open-faced, cheerful smiling Greenville, in the new South.

This is America—the way it’s supposed to be. I go for a walk down Main Street by myself, get some delicious pizza, and then head back. I have spent parts of two days at a bright, sunny secondary school here in Greenville called Christ Church Episcopal School. The building is happy, abounding with kids who look like they came out of the Brooks Brothers catalog. The boys and girls are not only clean-cut but also inspiring, especially one 17-year-old economist who is going to be heard from. I am not going to embarrass him by saying his name, but he’s got big things stamped all over him. My wife, Alex, is super good company when I return; I look at her and wonder

how I ever got so blessed as to find her and have her love me. She is the best creation of the universe, as far as I can tell. Most kindhearted, least angry, most generous, least judgmental, most beautiful, best sense of humor, smartest, a genuine gift from God. This is Greenville, and I have ordered a delicious cheeseburger and fries at a fine bistro known for its fine ribs. They remember me from earlier visits, which touches me very much. Then I head straight to a series of receptions for an event I am attending and speaking at for the benefit of Goodwill Industries. Every single man and woman I meet is delightful and friendly and attractive. Southerners truly are the salt of the earth. There are no more pleasant people to be around than Southerners, and I am married to the best one of all.

This is Greenville, and it has some of the best restaurants I know of. We start

at the most basic—and also the most delicious—level with The Waffle House. Probably this place is the most endearing throwback to the best of the 1950s. I usually get the All American, less than 10 bucks including orange juice. It is sad that there are no Waffle Houses in Los Angeles, but there are not. Please, someone at Waffle House, bring yourselves out here to California. Then, there is my absolute favorite dining spot on the planet, the Poinsett Club, a highly paneled enclave where people eat in perfect civility with the talented and beautiful Jean Begg at the piano playing my favorite songs, especially “That’s All.” There is Tupelo Honey, a powerhouse of Southern food, with many kinds of chicken and potatoes and (my wife’s favorite) grits. The main street has more sushi places than I can count. Near the lobby of the Westin Poinsett there is NOSE DIVE,

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Tupelo Honey

“ “ THERE IS TUPELO HONEY, A POWERHOUSE OF SOUTHERN FOOD...

which has two-story windows and inviting music, and across the street there is the Carolina Ale House, serving up ribs and hamburgers until midnight with such delicious fried onions you can hardly stop eating them. I could go on, but the point is that Greenville is welcome and nourishing— like your mother’s kitchen—only with a better chef than your mother (and no yelling at you about your homework or your grades). To be on or near Main Street at night is like being on fraternity row in a college town, only there are men and women of all ages, and they are mostly eating, not drinking. The whole

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Stay, Meet, Play, and Celebrate at Greenville’s Only Resort. town knows my name and every face that passes calls out to me, and it’s like being back on 114th street next to Columbia in 1965. Only much better food. After a brunch one late morning, we caravanned (if that’s a word) over to the Upcountry History Museum to see an exhibit about Greenville’s past. What glorious progress we have made as a nation and a people… This is our last morning of a one-week stay here. My son, Tommy, is not feeling well, so my angelic granddaughter Coco, and our driver/pal Bob Noah, and I are eating brunch in the Spoonbread Room of the Westin Poinsett hotel. It is a sunny space with floor-to-ceiling windows facing southwest, flooding the light blue-and-white tile floor, the neat white tablecloths, and the beckoning buffet table. There are only a few other diners, probably because we are eating so late. Near us is a well-dressed woman in a wool suit like the ones my mother used to get at Lord & Taylor or Saks Fifth Avenue. She is with her husband, also well-dressed in a gray suit. The woman comes over to talk to me and get her photo with me. She is on the board of a number of local public/private partnerships, and she is lively and articulate. Our meal is superb. Scrambled eggs. Sausage. Bacon. Steak. Biscuits and gravy. Fried shrimp. Pancakes. Orange juice. This is all for less than $20 per person in a room at least as elegant as any room I have ever seen in New York City. Before leaving town, we wait at the

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, delightful as always, for our plane. This terminal is a revelation. At most airports, especially in L.A. and New York, the passengers look worried, frightened, dangerous, off-the-charts crazy. At Spokane they look fine. But here, they look positively great. The men and women of Greenville are just brimming with good mental health. The people here look the absolute best, beauty- and mental health-wise, of any people I have ever seen. These people look the way people should look. Content. Clean featured. Not angry. Happy with their lots in life.

I am just in love with Greenville.

Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, lawyer, political commentator, and humorist living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. His essays and columns, which occasionally feature Greenville, S.C., appear in The American Spectator and Newsmax magazines.

Established on 175 acres in the heart of Verdae is the most convenient hotel in Greenville. Our renovation reimagined the lobby experience, created more productive meeting spaces, showcases our unique outdoor venues, and launched the new restaurant, Craft 670. With 268 two-room suites, 44,000 sq. ft. of event space, onsite golf, tennis, and swimming, there is no doubt we are the perfect destination for your next gathering.

670 Verdae Blvd. Greenville, SC 29607 I 864.676.9090 I embassysuitesgreenville.com


Tupelo Honey

“ “ THERE IS TUPELO HONEY, A POWERHOUSE OF SOUTHERN FOOD...

which has two-story windows and inviting music, and across the street there is the Carolina Ale House, serving up ribs and hamburgers until midnight with such delicious fried onions you can hardly stop eating them. I could go on, but the point is that Greenville is welcome and nourishing— like your mother’s kitchen—only with a better chef than your mother (and no yelling at you about your homework or your grades). To be on or near Main Street at night is like being on fraternity row in a college town, only there are men and women of all ages, and they are mostly eating, not drinking. The whole

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Stay, Meet, Play, and Celebrate at Greenville’s Only Resort. town knows my name and every face that passes calls out to me, and it’s like being back on 114th street next to Columbia in 1965. Only much better food. After a brunch one late morning, we caravanned (if that’s a word) over to the Upcountry History Museum to see an exhibit about Greenville’s past. What glorious progress we have made as a nation and a people… This is our last morning of a one-week stay here. My son, Tommy, is not feeling well, so my angelic granddaughter Coco, and our driver/pal Bob Noah, and I are eating brunch in the Spoonbread Room of the Westin Poinsett hotel. It is a sunny space with floor-to-ceiling windows facing southwest, flooding the light blue-and-white tile floor, the neat white tablecloths, and the beckoning buffet table. There are only a few other diners, probably because we are eating so late. Near us is a well-dressed woman in a wool suit like the ones my mother used to get at Lord & Taylor or Saks Fifth Avenue. She is with her husband, also well-dressed in a gray suit. The woman comes over to talk to me and get her photo with me. She is on the board of a number of local public/private partnerships, and she is lively and articulate. Our meal is superb. Scrambled eggs. Sausage. Bacon. Steak. Biscuits and gravy. Fried shrimp. Pancakes. Orange juice. This is all for less than $20 per person in a room at least as elegant as any room I have ever seen in New York City. Before leaving town, we wait at the

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, delightful as always, for our plane. This terminal is a revelation. At most airports, especially in L.A. and New York, the passengers look worried, frightened, dangerous, off-the-charts crazy. At Spokane they look fine. But here, they look positively great. The men and women of Greenville are just brimming with good mental health. The people here look the absolute best, beauty- and mental health-wise, of any people I have ever seen. These people look the way people should look. Content. Clean featured. Not angry. Happy with their lots in life.

I am just in love with Greenville.

Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, lawyer, political commentator, and humorist living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. His essays and columns, which occasionally feature Greenville, S.C., appear in The American Spectator and Newsmax magazines.

Established on 175 acres in the heart of Verdae is the most convenient hotel in Greenville. Our renovation reimagined the lobby experience, created more productive meeting spaces, showcases our unique outdoor venues, and launched the new restaurant, Craft 670. With 268 two-room suites, 44,000 sq. ft. of event space, onsite golf, tennis, and swimming, there is no doubt we are the perfect destination for your next gathering.

670 Verdae Blvd. Greenville, SC 29607 I 864.676.9090 I embassysuitesgreenville.com


SWAMP RABBIT ROLLING WHETHER YOU’RE GEARED UP TO GO OR YOU'RE SET TO STROLL, GREENVILLE’S GREAT AMERICAN TRAIL HAS DOZENS OF REASONS FOR YOU TO SLOW DOWN AND STAY AWHILE.

One beautiful Main Street, three small blocks, eight great restaurants. Table 301 is a group of restaurants run by people who truly love food and are dedicated to the highest standards of hospitality. It’s music to your mouth! Downtown Greenville, SC | 864.232.7007 | www.Table301.com Soby’s | Soby’s on the Side | The Lazy Goat | NOSE DIVE | CRAFTED at NOSE DIVE | Passerelle Bistro Papi’s Tacos | Highway 301 | Southern Pressed Juicery | Jianna | The Loft at Soby’s | Table 301 Catering

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SWAMP RABBIT ROLLING WHETHER YOU’RE GEARED UP TO GO OR YOU'RE SET TO STROLL, GREENVILLE’S GREAT AMERICAN TRAIL HAS DOZENS OF REASONS FOR YOU TO SLOW DOWN AND STAY AWHILE.

One beautiful Main Street, three small blocks, eight great restaurants. Table 301 is a group of restaurants run by people who truly love food and are dedicated to the highest standards of hospitality. It’s music to your mouth! Downtown Greenville, SC | 864.232.7007 | www.Table301.com Soby’s | Soby’s on the Side | The Lazy Goat | NOSE DIVE | CRAFTED at NOSE DIVE | Passerelle Bistro Papi’s Tacos | Highway 301 | Southern Pressed Juicery | Jianna | The Loft at Soby’s | Table 301 Catering

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3. LAKE CONESTEE NATURE PARK

It’s hard to imagine what life was like before the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail officially opened in 2009, greeting an enthusiastic community of runners, cyclists, and pedestrians just itching to pound the asphalt surface. We’re willing to bet you’ll get that same feeling the first time you set foot on the 21 miles of beautiful byway, breathing in the earthy air and immersing yourself in the trail’s mostly untouched natural scenery. Look around and you’ll see what makes it special. Folks cruising on two wheels; parents and grandparents pushing strollers loaded down with water bottles, snacks, and sleepy toddlers; power-walkers absorbed in weekly catch-up conversations alongside marathon trainers. It’s the very definition of “multi-use.” There’s only one rule: take it easy. Unless you’re trying to get a personal best (which the Swamp Rabbit is pretty renowned for)—then we’ll be timing you.

Although technically a separate section of the trail at the Southernmost end, this wildlife sanctuary is free to enter and offers more than 400 acres of pristine wetlands, forests, and trails that are ideal for hikers and bikers.

4. FURMAN UNIVERSITY The university itself may be private, but Furman invites visitors to their picturesque campus, replete with tranquil lake views (look for the black swan!), their iconic bell tower, and curving trail threads that range from uphill climbs to more manageable terrain.

Hop On, Hop Off If you were to ask Google exactly where the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail begins and ends, you might get a few different answers. That’s because the SRT was designed with several convenient points of access at various locations along its length, ensuring that each unique stretch of trail can be easily experienced by residents and visitors alike. Trail maps indicate “endpoints” in Greenville’s downtown area and due north of the city of Travelers Rest (lovingly referred to as TR), but with numerous must-see stops built right en route, you get to be the captain of your own GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail adventure. So walk, run, bike… just get out there already!

1. CLEVELAND PARK The city’s largest park is bisected by the Reedy River and provides ample space for a variety of recreational amusements like tennis, cycling, Frisbee, jogging, and playground activities. Plus, Cleveland Park’s leg of the Swamp Rabbit directly connects to...

2. FALLS PARK ON THE REEDY Home to one of Greenville’s most photographed landmarks—the Liberty Bridge and Reedy River Falls—Falls Park is an urban oasis painted by colorful vegetation and lush greenery. These 32 acres also play host to seasonal events throughout the year, including summer’s “Shakespeare in the Park” series.

5. THE FLOW TRACK AT GATEWAY PARK Like a ski resort for mountain biking, the Flow Track at Gateway Park offers cyclists different difficulty levels so that you can get your first dirt flight or work your way up to X-Game level moves.

Rabbit Food You gotta fuel up sometime, right? Fortunately, there are more than enough options for dining before you dash out to the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Settle in for a leisurely meal or graze as you go. All options are on the (lunch) table!

The Lazy Goat

This RiverPlace staple offers Mediterranean fare with stunning views of the Reedy River. Be sure to try the truffled pommes frites. 170 RiverPlace; 864.679.5299; thelazygoat.com

Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery

Organic produce, baked goods, and other local wares stock the shelves here—and they just might teach you how to cook with it! A daily selection of sandwiches, coffees, teas, pastries, and brick-oven pizza are also available for on-thego. 205 Cedar Lane Rd.; 864.255.3385; swamprabbitcafe.com

Cafe at Williams Hardware

Part general store and part restaurant, the porch at Williams Hardware is the place to be for a Southern-style lunch and cold sweet tea. Stop by for breakfast if you’re trail-hopping on the weekend. 13 S. Main St. Travelers Rest; 864.834.7888; cafeatwilliamshardware.com

Upcountry Provisions Bakery & Bistro

Just across the street from the trail, this eatery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and specializes in baked goods, including gluten-free options. 6809 State Park Rd., Travelers Rest; 864.834.8433; upcountryprovisions.com

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It’s hard to imagine what life was like before the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail officially opened in 2009, greeting an enthusiastic community of runners, cyclists, and pedestrians just itching to pound the asphalt surface. We’re willing to bet you’ll get that same feeling the first time you set foot on the 21 miles of beautiful byway, breathing in the earthy air and immersing yourself in the trail’s mostly untouched natural scenery. Look around and you’ll see what makes it special. Folks cruising on two wheels; parents and grandparents pushing strollers loaded down with water bottles, snacks, and sleepy toddlers; power-walkers absorbed in weekly catch-up conversations alongside marathon trainers. It’s the very definition of “multi-use.” There’s only one rule: take it easy. Unless you’re trying to get a personal best (which the Swamp Rabbit is pretty renowned for)—then we’ll be timing you.

Although technically a separate section of the trail at the Southernmost end, this wildlife sanctuary is free to enter and offers more than 400 acres of pristine wetlands, forests, and trails that are ideal for hikers and bikers.

4. FURMAN UNIVERSITY The university itself may be private, but Furman invites visitors to their picturesque campus, replete with tranquil lake views (look for the black swan!), their iconic bell tower, and curving trail threads that range from uphill climbs to more manageable terrain.

Hop On, Hop Off If you were to ask Google exactly where the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail begins and ends, you might get a few different answers. That’s because the SRT was designed with several convenient points of access at various locations along its length, ensuring that each unique stretch of trail can be easily experienced by residents and visitors alike. Trail maps indicate “endpoints” in Greenville’s downtown area and due north of the city of Travelers Rest (lovingly referred to as TR), but with numerous must-see stops built right en route, you get to be the captain of your own GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail adventure. So walk, run, bike… just get out there already!

1. CLEVELAND PARK The city’s largest park is bisected by the Reedy River and provides ample space for a variety of recreational amusements like tennis, cycling, Frisbee, jogging, and playground activities. Plus, Cleveland Park’s leg of the Swamp Rabbit directly connects to...

2. FALLS PARK ON THE REEDY Home to one of Greenville’s most photographed landmarks—the Liberty Bridge and Reedy River Falls—Falls Park is an urban oasis painted by colorful vegetation and lush greenery. These 32 acres also play host to seasonal events throughout the year, including summer’s “Shakespeare in the Park” series.

5. THE FLOW TRACK AT GATEWAY PARK Like a ski resort for mountain biking, the Flow Track at Gateway Park offers cyclists different difficulty levels so that you can get your first dirt flight or work your way up to X-Game level moves.

Rabbit Food You gotta fuel up sometime, right? Fortunately, there are more than enough options for dining before you dash out to the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Settle in for a leisurely meal or graze as you go. All options are on the (lunch) table!

The Lazy Goat

This RiverPlace staple offers Mediterranean fare with stunning views of the Reedy River. Be sure to try the truffled pommes frites. 170 RiverPlace; 864.679.5299; thelazygoat.com

Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery

Organic produce, baked goods, and other local wares stock the shelves here—and they just might teach you how to cook with it! A daily selection of sandwiches, coffees, teas, pastries, and brick-oven pizza are also available for on-thego. 205 Cedar Lane Rd.; 864.255.3385; swamprabbitcafe.com

Cafe at Williams Hardware

Part general store and part restaurant, the porch at Williams Hardware is the place to be for a Southern-style lunch and cold sweet tea. Stop by for breakfast if you’re trail-hopping on the weekend. 13 S. Main St. Travelers Rest; 864.834.7888; cafeatwilliamshardware.com

Upcountry Provisions Bakery & Bistro

Just across the street from the trail, this eatery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and specializes in baked goods, including gluten-free options. 6809 State Park Rd., Travelers Rest; 864.834.8433; upcountryprovisions.com

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Although there are fewer than 10 miles between the two cities, up until several years ago, Greenville and Travelers Rest felt worlds apart: one an alreadypopular downtown enjoying seemingly overnight national recognition; the other a lovely but small town on the cusp of revitalization, it seemed—on the surface at least—that the pair had little in common. Turns out they were just missing a link in the chain. The construction of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail did more than just bridge a physical gap between two communities. It opened the gateway for a new, mutually beneficial relationship that continues to redefine our cultural landscape. Main Street in Travelers Rest is now dotted with retail businesses, eateries, art galleries, and more that makes it a destination in itself—whether you’re from a few miles or a few hundred miles down the road. Spots like the Caboose Express at the Whistle Stop at the American Café and Pink Mama’s Ice Cream are perfect for rewarding yourself with shakes, shaved ice, and house-made scoops of ice cream following an afternoon of tackling the trail. A secondary spur trail just off the Swamp Rabbit leads to Trailblazer Park, a city park with a combination amphitheater and event venue where the Travelers Rest Farmers Market, Music in the Park concerts, movie screenings, and other festivals are held.

Need a break? Head over to Art Crossing at RiverPlace, where a multifaceted collection of galleries is situated alongside the trail. An abundance of community artists and merchants neighbor in this space, including Ron Gillen Fine Arts, The Jared Collection, and Meredith Piper Art. Additionally, the RIVERWORKS Gallery showcases works by the faculty, students, and alumni of Greenville Technical College. 58

Rest your weary bones overnight at the Swamp Rabbit Inn—now with two locations! The cozy downtown bed and breakfast has six cheerfully decorated guestrooms and is just two blocks away from the trail, while a second inn, based near Furman University in TR, boasts a main house and private cottages in the rear. 1 Logan St.; 864.517.4617; swamprabbitinn.com

Enjoy warm hospitality and inspired, award winning menus created by our chefs and made fresh daily with craveable American cuisine…with a twist. At CityRange you’ll find a Range of flavors, a Range of choices, and a Range of prices.

A’Range a Visit! Come enjoy the best happy hour in town!

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G ET YOUR G EAR No bike? No problem. Whether you’re catching the trail north or south, there are several Upstate companies that can outfit you properly for your excursion. SRT Bike Shop is located on Cedar Lane in Travelers Rest and rents out trikes, bikes, tandems, and even electric bikes, for two hours to a full day. Downtown Swamp Rabbit-ers can hook up with Reedy Rides or Pedal Chic for city bike rentals that can cover the entire weekend.

The GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail has certainly come a long way, but there’s still plenty more up our sleeve! Plans have been announced to continue the trail’s expansion out into areas of Haywood and Laurens Roads, Verdae Boulevard, and Pleasantburg Drive, adding covered trail bridges to protect the safety of those who frequent the trail. And beyond that? You’ll just have to keep coming back to see for yourself.

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A Tail (oops, Tale!) of Two Cities

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Although there are fewer than 10 miles between the two cities, up until several years ago, Greenville and Travelers Rest felt worlds apart: one an alreadypopular downtown enjoying seemingly overnight national recognition; the other a lovely but small town on the cusp of revitalization, it seemed—on the surface at least—that the pair had little in common. Turns out they were just missing a link in the chain. The construction of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail did more than just bridge a physical gap between two communities. It opened the gateway for a new, mutually beneficial relationship that continues to redefine our cultural landscape. Main Street in Travelers Rest is now dotted with retail businesses, eateries, art galleries, and more that makes it a destination in itself—whether you’re from a few miles or a few hundred miles down the road. Spots like the Caboose Express at the Whistle Stop at the American Café and Pink Mama’s Ice Cream are perfect for rewarding yourself with shakes, shaved ice, and house-made scoops of ice cream following an afternoon of tackling the trail. A secondary spur trail just off the Swamp Rabbit leads to Trailblazer Park, a city park with a combination amphitheater and event venue where the Travelers Rest Farmers Market, Music in the Park concerts, movie screenings, and other festivals are held.

BRUNCH – LUNCH – DINNER – PRIVATE DINING Enjoy warm hospitality and inspired, award winning menus created by our chefs and made fresh daily with craveable American cuisine…with a twist. At CityRange you’ll find a Range of flavors, a Range of choices, and a Range of prices.

A’Range a Visit! Come enjoy the best happy hour in town!

864-286-9018 cityrange.com 615 HAYWOOD RD, GREENVILLE, SC 29607

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S WA MP S TAY S D E TO U R Need a break? Head over to Art Crossing at RiverPlace, where a multifaceted collection of galleries is situated alongside the trail. An abundance of community artists and merchants neighbor in this space, including Ron Gillen Fine Arts, The Jared Collection, and Meredith Piper Art. Additionally, the RIVERWORKS Gallery showcases works by the faculty, students, and alumni of Greenville Technical College. 58

Rest your weary bones overnight at the Swamp Rabbit Inn—now with two locations! The cozy downtown bed and breakfast has six cheerfully decorated guestrooms and is just two blocks away from the trail, while a second inn, based near Furman University in TR, boasts a main house and private cottages in the rear. 1 Logan St.; 864.517.4617; swamprabbitinn.com

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G ET YOUR G EAR No bike? No problem. Whether you’re catching the trail north or south, there are several Upstate companies that can outfit you properly for your excursion. SRT Bike Shop is located on Cedar Lane in Travelers Rest and rents out trikes, bikes, tandems, and even electric bikes, for two hours to a full day. Downtown Swamp Rabbit-ers can hook up with Reedy Rides or Pedal Chic for city bike rentals that can cover the entire weekend.

The GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail has certainly come a long way, but there’s still plenty more up our sleeve! Plans have been announced to continue the trail’s expansion out into areas of Haywood and Laurens Roads, Verdae Boulevard, and Pleasantburg Drive, adding covered trail bridges to protect the safety of those who frequent the trail. And beyond that? You’ll just have to keep coming back to see for yourself.

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Granite outcroppings atop Caesars Head State Park make for majestic views of the Blue Ridge Escarpment. In fall, the foliage is ablaze and during spring and summer months, lush, green valleys amaze.


WISH YOU WERE HERE

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Caesars Head

Granite outcroppings atop Caesars Head State Park make for majestic views of the Blue Ridge Escarpment. In fall, the foliage is ablaze and during spring and summer months, lush, green valleys amaze.


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owntown Greenville entertains and engages with dozens of restaurants, bars, and boutiques. But no trip to the region is complete without exploring the

expansive foothills that shift into the mesmerizing Blue Ridge Mountains. With names like Sassafras, Hickorynut, and Persimmon, these earthen skyscrapers look out across lush wilderness the Cherokee Nation once called home. One-time hunting grounds have become playgrounds for outdoor lovers seeking adventure on both land and water. Like sidewalks in the city, nature trails wind their way through the Upcountry, with breathtaking views of rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. With four distinct seasons, the scenery is always changing, making any time of year the perfect time for a walk-about. Whether traveling by foot, car, or boat, the Greenville area plays host to dozens of spectacular hideaways to commune with nature, including several easy-access state parks. Visit just a few of these soul-inspiring green spaces on the following pages, and we know you’ll be back soon to continue your adventure. 63


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owntown Greenville entertains and engages with dozens of restaurants, bars, and boutiques. But no trip to the region is complete without exploring the

expansive foothills that shift into the mesmerizing Blue Ridge Mountains. With names like Sassafras, Hickorynut, and Persimmon, these earthen skyscrapers look out across lush wilderness the Cherokee Nation once called home. One-time hunting grounds have become playgrounds for outdoor lovers seeking adventure on both land and water. Like sidewalks in the city, nature trails wind their way through the Upcountry, with breathtaking views of rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. With four distinct seasons, the scenery is always changing, making any time of year the perfect time for a walk-about. Whether traveling by foot, car, or boat, the Greenville area plays host to dozens of spectacular hideaways to commune with nature, including several easy-access state parks. Visit just a few of these soul-inspiring green spaces on the following pages, and we know you’ll be back soon to continue your adventure. 63


High Points

UPCOUNTRY DEFINITIONS:

More than 100 miles of trails crisscross the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area and Blue Ridge areas link multiple state parks,

Blue Ridge Escarpment

each about an hour’s drive from

/blo͞o / rij/ əˈskärpmənt/

Escarpment. The well-serviced

downtown Greenville. Take your time along the way, and

noun, landscape feature The area on the horizon that appears as a hazy, indigo color, which presents the sharp transition between the high-altitude Blue Ridge Mountains and the rolling hills of the Piedmont. This is where the forested hillside quickly drops 2,500 vertical feet in elevation.

enjoy the soaring views as you climb toward the clouds. CAESARS HEAD OVERLOOK: This easy .3-mile walk at Caesars Head State Park off US Hwy. 276 brings you to a vast panorama. A large granite outcrop clings to the mountainside, resembling the helmeted head of Rome’s premier Emperor. From the overlook, you’ll also be able to view Table Rock Reservoir, Campbell Mountain (2,589 ft.), and Stool Mountain (2,600 ft.). USA TODAY called Caesars Head State Park the “No. 1 Hidden Gem of South Carolina,” and one look will tell you why.

Jocassee Gorges /jō/ ‘cas/ē/ ɡôrj/ es/

TABLE ROCK: One of the more popular hikes in the

noun, topography A series of steepsided gorges carrying mountain rivers and streams from the Blue Ridge Escarpment to the Piedmont. The Jocassee Gorges tract contains about 43,500 acres, which National Geographic called a “destination of a lifetime,” and one of the “world’s last great places.”

foothills, this 7.2-mile journey is not for the faint of heart. The trail begins within Table Rock State Park, off SC Hwy. 11, and ends 2,000 feet up, at the edge of an imposing granite dome. Keep walking a bit farther to look down upon Table Rock Reservoir. The hike is demanding, so plan on three hours going up, and two hours back down. Once you leave the park, reward yourself with an ice cream at Aunt Sue’s Country Corner—a local staple. BALD ROCK HERITAGE RESERVE: Don’t want to hike? Consider a leisurely drive up US Hwy. 276, 2.1 miles north of SC Hwy. 11, to a magical mountain plateau. The winding road passes by a natural spring flowing from a fireplace

Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area

structure built into the hillside. Sample the cool, fresh water, originally for horses making their way to North Carolina.

mount(ə)n/ ‘brij/ ‘wildərnəs/ ˈerēə/

A few bends in the road later, use the Bald Rock pull-off. A small wooden bridge leads to an outcropping of granite

noun, place More than 11,000 acres of pristine, mountain woodlands that encompass the Blue Ridge Escarpment, as well as Jones Gap and Caesars Head State Parks. Wildlife includes black bears, red foxes, bobcats, beavers, coyotes, and fairly recently, the first elk in hundreds of years.

just beyond the trees, revealing a breathtaking vista that includes Table Rock. This perch is especially popular on the 4th of July when the sky fills with multiple fireworks shows. OSCAR WIGINGTON OVERLOOK: Sitting 25 miles north of Walhalla on SC Hwy. 413, a one-of-a-kind horizon unfolds from the pull-off on the Oscar Wigington Scenic Byway. This birds-eye view within Sumter National Forest targets the crystal-clear waters of Lake Jocassee. Oconee State Park is near the southern end of the byway with two lakes outfitted for swimming, canoeing, and paddle-boating.

Caesars Head Overlook with views of Table Rock 64

65


High Points

UPCOUNTRY DEFINITIONS:

More than 100 miles of trails crisscross the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area and Blue Ridge areas link multiple state parks,

Blue Ridge Escarpment

each about an hour’s drive from

/blo͞o / rij/ əˈskärpmənt/

Escarpment. The well-serviced

downtown Greenville. Take your time along the way, and

noun, landscape feature The area on the horizon that appears as a hazy, indigo color, which presents the sharp transition between the high-altitude Blue Ridge Mountains and the rolling hills of the Piedmont. This is where the forested hillside quickly drops 2,500 vertical feet in elevation.

enjoy the soaring views as you climb toward the clouds. CAESARS HEAD OVERLOOK: This easy .3-mile walk at Caesars Head State Park off US Hwy. 276 brings you to a vast panorama. A large granite outcrop clings to the mountainside, resembling the helmeted head of Rome’s premier Emperor. From the overlook, you’ll also be able to view Table Rock Reservoir, Campbell Mountain (2,589 ft.), and Stool Mountain (2,600 ft.). USA TODAY called Caesars Head State Park the “No. 1 Hidden Gem of South Carolina,” and one look will tell you why.

Jocassee Gorges /jō/ ‘cas/ē/ ɡôrj/ es/

TABLE ROCK: One of the more popular hikes in the

noun, topography A series of steepsided gorges carrying mountain rivers and streams from the Blue Ridge Escarpment to the Piedmont. The Jocassee Gorges tract contains about 43,500 acres, which National Geographic called a “destination of a lifetime,” and one of the “world’s last great places.”

foothills, this 7.2-mile journey is not for the faint of heart. The trail begins within Table Rock State Park, off SC Hwy. 11, and ends 2,000 feet up, at the edge of an imposing granite dome. Keep walking a bit farther to look down upon Table Rock Reservoir. The hike is demanding, so plan on three hours going up, and two hours back down. Once you leave the park, reward yourself with an ice cream at Aunt Sue’s Country Corner—a local staple. BALD ROCK HERITAGE RESERVE: Don’t want to hike? Consider a leisurely drive up US Hwy. 276, 2.1 miles north of SC Hwy. 11, to a magical mountain plateau. The winding road passes by a natural spring flowing from a fireplace

Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area

structure built into the hillside. Sample the cool, fresh water, originally for horses making their way to North Carolina.

mount(ə)n/ ‘brij/ ‘wildərnəs/ ˈerēə/

A few bends in the road later, use the Bald Rock pull-off. A small wooden bridge leads to an outcropping of granite

noun, place More than 11,000 acres of pristine, mountain woodlands that encompass the Blue Ridge Escarpment, as well as Jones Gap and Caesars Head State Parks. Wildlife includes black bears, red foxes, bobcats, beavers, coyotes, and fairly recently, the first elk in hundreds of years.

just beyond the trees, revealing a breathtaking vista that includes Table Rock. This perch is especially popular on the 4th of July when the sky fills with multiple fireworks shows. OSCAR WIGINGTON OVERLOOK: Sitting 25 miles north of Walhalla on SC Hwy. 413, a one-of-a-kind horizon unfolds from the pull-off on the Oscar Wigington Scenic Byway. This birds-eye view within Sumter National Forest targets the crystal-clear waters of Lake Jocassee. Oconee State Park is near the southern end of the byway with two lakes outfitted for swimming, canoeing, and paddle-boating.

Caesars Head Overlook with views of Table Rock 64

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• Kayak on serene Lake Robinson, just northwest of Greer • View four states (SC, NC, GA, and TN) from the 3,553-foot summit of Sassafras Mountain—the highest point in SC • Take in all of the Jocassee Gorges’ beauty from Jumping Off Rock 26

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SOUTH CAROLINA SNACKS When in Rome... or should we say, when in South Carolina? Half the fun of traveling through the Palmetto State is sampling its home-grown specialties. As you’re out and about look for some of these tasty offerings:

BOILED PEANUTS: The “official state snack” is frequently sold steaming hot by the cup out of large pots from produce stands, or pick-up truck beds. Pinch off the shell and enjoy a brined nut.

Lake Jocassee

Jump In! LAKE JOCASSEE | Cherokee for: Place of the Lost One

LAKE KEOWEE | Cherokee for: Place of the Mulberries

LAKE HARTWELL | Named for Revolutionary War Heroine

The crisp, translucent waters rushing out of the mountains keep this reservoir cool year-round. The name Jocassee comes from legend, a tale about a young maiden drowning in sorrow over her lost love. These days, water enthusiasts only smile with all that Jocassee has offered since the damming of Keowee River tributaries in 1973. Devils Fork State Park serves as the gateway to the Gorges, providing the only public-access portal on the lake’s 75-mile shoreline. Within the park’s boundaries, you’ll find more than half a dozen waterfalls. During summer, boaters make their way to Wright’s Creek, Mill Creek, and Laurel Creek Falls. Dusk and dawn bring out the anglers, who will tell you that bass and trout are plentiful, with Jocassee holding state records for the largest of five species caught. Below the waterline, scuba divers drop down to explore the old Mount Carmel Church graveyard, once featured in the movie Deliverance, and the Attakulla Lodge.

Hernando DeSoto was the first European to visit in 1540. While recreation across the 18,500-acre lake has grown significantly, much of the surrounding land remains primarily untouched, with development occupying only one-quarter of the shoreline. Visitors have a variety of launches to put in, including Keowee-Toxaway State Park. Be sure to visit Jumping Rock and Waterfall Cove. On weekends, the former will feature a line of brave souls willing to spring off a 30-foot boulder into the crystal-blue waters. The latter hosts a flotilla of boats on weekends, where swimmers bob about, play volleyball, and climb the nearby falls. Those wanting more solitude can beach their boats on any of the lake’s 71 islands, which also aid in navigation. Anglers find Keowee’s warmer temperatures and clear water both challenging and rewarding as they drop lines and lures for crappie, redeye bass, catfish, and bluegill.

Nancy Hart

Gear: Jocassee Outdoor Center (jocasseeoutdoorcenter.com) Tour: Jocassee Lake Tours (jocasseelaketours.com)

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Eat: Lighthouse Lake Keowee (lighthousekeowee.com) Hot Fishing Spot: Jocassee Dam/ 34 ° 57’ 408 N/82 ° 54’ 804 W

Sitting a stone’s throw off I-85, near the Clemson University campus, it’s no wonder Lake Hartwell is one of the mostvisited Corps of Engineers’ projects in the United States. Hartwell is huge, with its 56,000-acre-body forming part of the border between South Carolina and Georgia. Both Sadlers Creek and Lake Hartwell State Parks provide access to this recreational wonderland with boat ramps, hiking, and camping amenities. Once on the water, make your way to Issaqueena Dam to see a 150-foot wall of water tumble into the lake. Ghost Island is a “thrilling” spot to visit, where visitors can search for headstones marking graves from the War of 1812. Everything from kayaks and paddleboats, to speed and sailboats, has a place on this glorious body of water. And fishing is paramount here, with Hartwell even hosting multiple Bassmaster Classics.

Eat: Galley Restaurant (portmanmarina.com) Fishing Charter: Up-Close Outfitters (upcloseoutfitters.com)

PEACHES: May through August, baskets offering these delightfully sweet gems pop up in open-air and roadside markets. Our “Peach State” neighbor may claim the name, but SC produces twice as many per year (and they taste better here, too!).

MOONSHINE: Secret moonshine stills once peppered the hills and valleys of the region. Now, dozens of small (legal) distilleries produce the spirits, including the traditional corn-based “white lightnin’.” 69


SOUTH CAROLINA SNACKS When in Rome... or should we say, when in South Carolina? Half the fun of traveling through the Palmetto State is sampling its home-grown specialties. As you’re out and about look for some of these tasty offerings:

BOILED PEANUTS: The “official state snack” is frequently sold steaming hot by the cup out of large pots from produce stands, or pick-up truck beds. Pinch off the shell and enjoy a brined nut.

Lake Jocassee

Jump In! LAKE JOCASSEE | Cherokee for: Place of the Lost One

LAKE KEOWEE | Cherokee for: Place of the Mulberries

LAKE HARTWELL | Named for Revolutionary War Heroine

The crisp, translucent waters rushing out of the mountains keep this reservoir cool year-round. The name Jocassee comes from legend, a tale about a young maiden drowning in sorrow over her lost love. These days, water enthusiasts only smile with all that Jocassee has offered since the damming of Keowee River tributaries in 1973. Devils Fork State Park serves as the gateway to the Gorges, providing the only public-access portal on the lake’s 75-mile shoreline. Within the park’s boundaries, you’ll find more than half a dozen waterfalls. During summer, boaters make their way to Wright’s Creek, Mill Creek, and Laurel Creek Falls. Dusk and dawn bring out the anglers, who will tell you that bass and trout are plentiful, with Jocassee holding state records for the largest of five species caught. Below the waterline, scuba divers drop down to explore the old Mount Carmel Church graveyard, once featured in the movie Deliverance, and the Attakulla Lodge.

Hernando DeSoto was the first European to visit in 1540. While recreation across the 18,500-acre lake has grown significantly, much of the surrounding land remains primarily untouched, with development occupying only one-quarter of the shoreline. Visitors have a variety of launches to put in, including Keowee-Toxaway State Park. Be sure to visit Jumping Rock and Waterfall Cove. On weekends, the former will feature a line of brave souls willing to spring off a 30-foot boulder into the crystal-blue waters. The latter hosts a flotilla of boats on weekends, where swimmers bob about, play volleyball, and climb the nearby falls. Those wanting more solitude can beach their boats on any of the lake’s 71 islands, which also aid in navigation. Anglers find Keowee’s warmer temperatures and clear water both challenging and rewarding as they drop lines and lures for crappie, redeye bass, catfish, and bluegill.

Nancy Hart

Gear: Jocassee Outdoor Center (jocasseeoutdoorcenter.com) Tour: Jocassee Lake Tours (jocasseelaketours.com)

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Eat: Lighthouse Lake Keowee (lighthousekeowee.com) Hot Fishing Spot: Jocassee Dam/ 34 ° 57’ 408 N/82 ° 54’ 804 W

Sitting a stone’s throw off I-85, near the Clemson University campus, it’s no wonder Lake Hartwell is one of the mostvisited Corps of Engineers’ projects in the United States. Hartwell is huge, with its 56,000-acre-body forming part of the border between South Carolina and Georgia. Both Sadlers Creek and Lake Hartwell State Parks provide access to this recreational wonderland with boat ramps, hiking, and camping amenities. Once on the water, make your way to Issaqueena Dam to see a 150-foot wall of water tumble into the lake. Ghost Island is a “thrilling” spot to visit, where visitors can search for headstones marking graves from the War of 1812. Everything from kayaks and paddleboats, to speed and sailboats, has a place on this glorious body of water. And fishing is paramount here, with Hartwell even hosting multiple Bassmaster Classics.

Eat: Galley Restaurant (portmanmarina.com) Fishing Charter: Up-Close Outfitters (upcloseoutfitters.com)

PEACHES: May through August, baskets offering these delightfully sweet gems pop up in open-air and roadside markets. Our “Peach State” neighbor may claim the name, but SC produces twice as many per year (and they taste better here, too!).

MOONSHINE: Secret moonshine stills once peppered the hills and valleys of the region. Now, dozens of small (legal) distilleries produce the spirits, including the traditional corn-based “white lightnin’.” 69


Seizing the Green in Greenville and Beyond Dozens of local, county, and state parks, as well as national forests, fill the Upstate of South Carolina. Each showcases the unique beauty of the region while providing intimate encounters with nature. JONES GAP STATE PARK: This deep mountain cove in Marietta, SC, carries the distinction of hosting the state’s first designated scenic river, the Middle Saluda. Brook, rainbow, and brown trout all swim between its banks. Geocaching is permitted, and trails link Jones Gap to Caesars Head State Park. Easy Hike: Cleveland Connector (0.5 miles); connects Hospital Rock to the CCC Road Medium Hike: Jones Gap NRT #1 to Jones Gap Falls (5.3 miles); scenic with a waterfall Strenuous Hike: Pinnacle Pass #20 (10 miles); longest trail in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, along one of the highest ridges in the state

PARIS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK: The closest state park to downtown Greenville, this getaway is well worth the short drive. Step inside the renovated rock-and-beam Park Center to review the history exhibits and glimpse the mountain’s past during the Great Depression. Canoe, kayak, and paddleboat rentals are available on Lake Placid. The park features both hiking and mountain biking trails. Easy Hike: Lake Placid Trail (0.75-mile loop); along the shores of Lake Placid Medium Hike: Mountain Creek Trail (1.3 miles); along a stream, and past an amphitheater Strenuous Hike: Sulphur Springs Trail (3.6 miles); narrow, steep, and rocky with deep ravines

KEOWEE-TOXAWAY STATE PARK: Located on Lake Keowee, the park provides access to water sports, as well as vibrant nature and wildlife opportunities. Hiking trails deliver visitors to rock outcroppings, providing some of the best views in the region. Wildlife can include black bears and white-tailed deer. Wildflowers are abundant in spring, including the rare Allegheny spurge and ginseng species. The best spot for wildflowers is along Raven Rock Trail that borders Poe Creek and the Nature Bridge Trail. Medium-to-Strenuous Hike: Natural Bridge Nature Trail (1.3 miles); cross Poe Creek on a natural bridge

Paris Mountain State Park offers easy, family-friendly hikes. 70

Strenuous Hike: Raven Rock Rail (4.4-mile loop); ascend and descend McKinney Mountain

Minutes From Downtown Smoke Free Community Extensive Walking Trails Resort Mountain Lodge

Living

RESORT

Expansive Patio Area Exclusive Outdoor Cabana Fitness On-Demand System State of the Art Expresso Bikes 3 Acre Open Green Space Adequate Parking TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT HOMES AND CORPORATE APARTMENTS AVAILABLE

enclaveparismountain.com 864.233.6003 71


Seizing the Green in Greenville and Beyond Dozens of local, county, and state parks, as well as national forests, fill the Upstate of South Carolina. Each showcases the unique beauty of the region while providing intimate encounters with nature. JONES GAP STATE PARK: This deep mountain cove in Marietta, SC, carries the distinction of hosting the state’s first designated scenic river, the Middle Saluda. Brook, rainbow, and brown trout all swim between its banks. Geocaching is permitted, and trails link Jones Gap to Caesars Head State Park. Easy Hike: Cleveland Connector (0.5 miles); connects Hospital Rock to the CCC Road Medium Hike: Jones Gap NRT #1 to Jones Gap Falls (5.3 miles); scenic with a waterfall Strenuous Hike: Pinnacle Pass #20 (10 miles); longest trail in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, along one of the highest ridges in the state

PARIS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK: The closest state park to downtown Greenville, this getaway is well worth the short drive. Step inside the renovated rock-and-beam Park Center to review the history exhibits and glimpse the mountain’s past during the Great Depression. Canoe, kayak, and paddleboat rentals are available on Lake Placid. The park features both hiking and mountain biking trails. Easy Hike: Lake Placid Trail (0.75-mile loop); along the shores of Lake Placid Medium Hike: Mountain Creek Trail (1.3 miles); along a stream, and past an amphitheater Strenuous Hike: Sulphur Springs Trail (3.6 miles); narrow, steep, and rocky with deep ravines

KEOWEE-TOXAWAY STATE PARK: Located on Lake Keowee, the park provides access to water sports, as well as vibrant nature and wildlife opportunities. Hiking trails deliver visitors to rock outcroppings, providing some of the best views in the region. Wildlife can include black bears and white-tailed deer. Wildflowers are abundant in spring, including the rare Allegheny spurge and ginseng species. The best spot for wildflowers is along Raven Rock Trail that borders Poe Creek and the Nature Bridge Trail. Medium-to-Strenuous Hike: Natural Bridge Nature Trail (1.3 miles); cross Poe Creek on a natural bridge

Paris Mountain State Park offers easy, family-friendly hikes. 70

Strenuous Hike: Raven Rock Rail (4.4-mile loop); ascend and descend McKinney Mountain

Minutes From Downtown Smoke Free Community Extensive Walking Trails Resort Mountain Lodge

Living

RESORT

Expansive Patio Area Exclusive Outdoor Cabana Fitness On-Demand System State of the Art Expresso Bikes 3 Acre Open Green Space Adequate Parking TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT HOMES AND CORPORATE APARTMENTS AVAILABLE

enclaveparismountain.com 864.233.6003 71


WISH YOU WERE HERE

DOUBLE PHOTO GO WILD

Greenville Zoo This open-air experience is all about family, and you’ll get to know Greenville’s animal family quite well by the end of your tour: Whether it’s Siamang monkey mates Oscar and Ella, who became the proud parents of a baby boy, Arthur, Jr., in January 2017, or our Masai giraffe family: Autumn, Miles, and a new baby! Or one of the zoo’s three Aldabra tortoises, which can live to be 100! The lone male tortoise, Bubba, loves to get his neck scratched!


WISH YOU WERE HERE

DOUBLE PHOTO GO WILD

Greenville Zoo This open-air experience is all about family, and you’ll get to know Greenville’s animal family quite well by the end of your tour: Whether it’s Siamang monkey mates Oscar and Ella, who became the proud parents of a baby boy, Arthur, Jr., in January 2017, or our Masai giraffe family: Autumn, Miles, and a new baby! Or one of the zoo’s three Aldabra tortoises, which can live to be 100! The lone male tortoise, Bubba, loves to get his neck scratched!


FARM TO FORK

Home-grown relationships between farmers and Greenville restaurateurs make for good eats and good friends

Healthy meets delicious.

600 S. Main Street (next to lululemon @ Falls Park) Download our online ordering app! happyandhale.com 864.252.4270

Chris Miller of Reedy River Farms 75


FARM TO FORK

Home-grown relationships between farmers and Greenville restaurateurs make for good eats and good friends

Healthy meets delicious.

600 S. Main Street (next to lululemon @ Falls Park) Download our online ordering app! happyandhale.com 864.252.4270

Chris Miller of Reedy River Farms 75


ROOTS UP

Carrots from Greenbrier Farms

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Be it goat or cow, local fromage is best for fresh

itting down for a meal at more than a few Greenville restaurants is a bit like settling in at your local farmer’s kitchen table: The lettuce in your salad is likely to be steps removed from your dinner plate (as are the heirloom tomatoes, multi-colored carrots, and goat cheese crumbles topping it). And then there are the proteins that follow that first course: Heritage pigs, free-range chickens, and grass-fed, pastured cows raised by Upstate South Carolina farmers are an integral part of the Greenville restaurant scene and something diners can feel good about when selecting from a growing number of local menus. Seeds of the farm-to-fork movement were just beginning to sprout on the South Carolina coast when Jason Scholz, chef/owner of Stella’s Southern Bistro in Simpsonville and Stella’s Southern Brasserie in Greenville, moved to the Upstate from Charleston, SC, in late 2006. “We brought the farm-to-table culture with us from Charleston,” Scholz recalls, “but it was a real challenge back then to track down local farmers and purveyors.”

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FIELDS OF GREEN

SAY CHEESE!

George Dubose of Reedy River Farms

A decade later, the synergy between chefs and farmers in the region is in full bloom. “Every week, I get emails from farmers and ranchers offering me vegetables, meat, eggs, and cheese,” says Scholz. The chalkboard in the dining room of Stella’s Southern Bistro attests to the farm-fresh bounty that inspires Scholz’s seasonal cuisine: organic vegetables from Crescent Farm and Bio-Way Farm, milk and butter from Happy Cow Creamery, goat cheese and goat yogurt from Split Creek Farm, microgreens from Upstate Greens, and meat from Bethel Trails Farm, to name a few of the more than 20 local farms he buys from each week.

TRENDING LOCAL

Supply has caught up with demand, and farmers have noticed the change. “More chefs and consumers are requesting local food now,” notes Chris Sermons, owner of Bio-Way Farm in nearby Ware Shoals. Here, on 120 acres, Sermons practices sustainable agriculture and grows enough USDA Certified Organic produce to supply 15 regional restaurants.

“Today, every independently owned restaurant has, to some degree, a philosophy of sourcing local products for their menus,” observes restaurateur Carl Sobocinski, who oversees eight Greenville eateries under the umbrella of his Table 301 dining group. “Some do it with one or two items and others make sourcing local a major part of their concept.” Golden Brown & Delicious (aka GB&D), Farm Fresh Fast, and The Anchorage number among the latter. In spring and summer, Greg McPhee, chef/owner of The Anchorage, sources up to 75 percent of his produce and protein from within 100 miles of the restaurant in order to guarantee a shorter time between plant and plate. “By buying from local farmers, we’re not only paying for vegetables, we’re paying for mortgages and we’re paying for tractors,” McPhee proudly points out. He and other chefs place a high value on knowing where their food comes from and who’s growing it. “I know our local ingredients get picked in the morning, and when they show up at the door, they are already at the quality level we’re looking for,” says McPhee. “Those items go from one

caring hand to the next, and that carries through to the food on our menu.”

HOMEGROWN PASSION 

The proliferation of farmers’ markets brings another key ingredient to the table. Consumers and chefs can pick from the cream of a diverse selection of crops when browsing farmers’ markets in downtown Greenville, Travelers Rest, Taylors, Greer, Fountain Inn, and Simpsonville. “Five to ten years ago, you just had eggplant at the market,” McPhee reflects. “Now you have about 15 different choices of eggplants.” A staunch commitment to local food is what led Jacqueline Oliver and Mary Walsh to open Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery two miles west of downtown Greenville in 2011. With a goal of offering grocery items from area farmers and food artisans, the duo started out working with 36 farms. Over the past six years, with the support of the community they serve, that number has mushroomed to 347. Now a community hub sponsoring family dinners, cooking

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ROOTS UP

Carrots from Greenbrier Farms

S

Be it goat or cow, local fromage is best for fresh

itting down for a meal at more than a few Greenville restaurants is a bit like settling in at your local farmer’s kitchen table: The lettuce in your salad is likely to be steps removed from your dinner plate (as are the heirloom tomatoes, multi-colored carrots, and goat cheese crumbles topping it). And then there are the proteins that follow that first course: Heritage pigs, free-range chickens, and grass-fed, pastured cows raised by Upstate South Carolina farmers are an integral part of the Greenville restaurant scene and something diners can feel good about when selecting from a growing number of local menus. Seeds of the farm-to-fork movement were just beginning to sprout on the South Carolina coast when Jason Scholz, chef/owner of Stella’s Southern Bistro in Simpsonville and Stella’s Southern Brasserie in Greenville, moved to the Upstate from Charleston, SC, in late 2006. “We brought the farm-to-table culture with us from Charleston,” Scholz recalls, “but it was a real challenge back then to track down local farmers and purveyors.”

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FIELDS OF GREEN

SAY CHEESE!

George Dubose of Reedy River Farms

A decade later, the synergy between chefs and farmers in the region is in full bloom. “Every week, I get emails from farmers and ranchers offering me vegetables, meat, eggs, and cheese,” says Scholz. The chalkboard in the dining room of Stella’s Southern Bistro attests to the farm-fresh bounty that inspires Scholz’s seasonal cuisine: organic vegetables from Crescent Farm and Bio-Way Farm, milk and butter from Happy Cow Creamery, goat cheese and goat yogurt from Split Creek Farm, microgreens from Upstate Greens, and meat from Bethel Trails Farm, to name a few of the more than 20 local farms he buys from each week.

TRENDING LOCAL

Supply has caught up with demand, and farmers have noticed the change. “More chefs and consumers are requesting local food now,” notes Chris Sermons, owner of Bio-Way Farm in nearby Ware Shoals. Here, on 120 acres, Sermons practices sustainable agriculture and grows enough USDA Certified Organic produce to supply 15 regional restaurants.

“Today, every independently owned restaurant has, to some degree, a philosophy of sourcing local products for their menus,” observes restaurateur Carl Sobocinski, who oversees eight Greenville eateries under the umbrella of his Table 301 dining group. “Some do it with one or two items and others make sourcing local a major part of their concept.” Golden Brown & Delicious (aka GB&D), Farm Fresh Fast, and The Anchorage number among the latter. In spring and summer, Greg McPhee, chef/owner of The Anchorage, sources up to 75 percent of his produce and protein from within 100 miles of the restaurant in order to guarantee a shorter time between plant and plate. “By buying from local farmers, we’re not only paying for vegetables, we’re paying for mortgages and we’re paying for tractors,” McPhee proudly points out. He and other chefs place a high value on knowing where their food comes from and who’s growing it. “I know our local ingredients get picked in the morning, and when they show up at the door, they are already at the quality level we’re looking for,” says McPhee. “Those items go from one

caring hand to the next, and that carries through to the food on our menu.”

HOMEGROWN PASSION 

The proliferation of farmers’ markets brings another key ingredient to the table. Consumers and chefs can pick from the cream of a diverse selection of crops when browsing farmers’ markets in downtown Greenville, Travelers Rest, Taylors, Greer, Fountain Inn, and Simpsonville. “Five to ten years ago, you just had eggplant at the market,” McPhee reflects. “Now you have about 15 different choices of eggplants.” A staunch commitment to local food is what led Jacqueline Oliver and Mary Walsh to open Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery two miles west of downtown Greenville in 2011. With a goal of offering grocery items from area farmers and food artisans, the duo started out working with 36 farms. Over the past six years, with the support of the community they serve, that number has mushroomed to 347. Now a community hub sponsoring family dinners, cooking

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TO MARKET, TO MARKET If your mouth is now watering for farm-fresh products, here is a taste of the area’s larger farmers’ markets:

Greenville State Farmers Market Historically, the State Farmers Market was the first to take root in the Upstate in 1949. Run by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and housed in a 14,400-square-foot building, this market is open all year, Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1354 Rutherford Rd., agriculture.sc.gov.

TD Saturday Market T ransforming two blocks of downtown Greenville’s Main Street into a bazaar every Saturday from May through October (8 a.m. to noon), the market lays out cheek-to-jowl tents filled with organic produce, pasture-raised meat and poultry, eggs from cagefree chickens, fish from the coast of South Carolina, locally milled grits, and bread still warm from the oven. Main St. at McBee Ave.,

saturdaymarketlive.com

Travelers Rest Farmers Market ANCHORS AWAY

The Anchorage supports urban farming

DAILY BREAD

Catfish toast from Bacon Bros. Public House

BOARD CERTIFIED

Chef Jason Scholz owns two farm-to-table eateries

Catering to neighborhoods north of downtown Greenville, the Travelers Rest market takes over Trailblazer Park on summer Saturday mornings. May through September, as many as 80 different farmers and artisans offer everything from South Carolina peaches to handcrafted pottery. 115 Wilhelm Winter St., Travelers Rest, travelersrestfarmersmarket.com

classes, and other events, the successful grocery/bakery/ café has returned more than $3 million to 650 small farms and food artisans in the region. Based in Anderson, South Carolina, Jess Bell sells her award-winning Split Creek Farm goat cheese to 20 Upstate restaurants. A Grade A goat dairy since 1985, Split Creek nurtures a herd of 400 goats. Artisanal cheese may cost a bit more, but Bell has seen a significant increase in the number of customers—including chefs—who are willing to pay more for a better product. Jason Scholz is one of these. “I’m willing to be less profitable in order to support local businesses and have good products on my table,” the chef declares. Bell welcomes visitors to the farm so they can see how her cheese and milk are made. “As farmers, we need to be more transparent,” she believes. “When chefs come here,

they can see our passion for what we do.” Urban farmer George DuBose of Reedy River Farms relies on restaurants including The Anchorage, GB&D, Roost (the Hyatt Regency Greenville’s “soil-to-city” restaurant), and Bacon Bros. Public House to purchase the organic produce he raises on two one-acre plots— one along the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail less than a mile from downtown, and the other on Pendleton Street in the Village of West Greenville. The future bodes well for the chef-farmer collaboration, fueled by new restaurants such as Husk Greenville in the West End. Nationally renowned for his practice of reviving Southern heirloom vegetables and grains, Husk’s chef/ partner Sean Brock looks to area fields to craft his menu and feed his appreciation for local farmers, the land, and ingredients with a distinct Southern regional identity.

Chad Bishop, co-owner of Greenbrier Farms in Easley, would like to see the farm-to-table movement be less of a trend and more of what diners expect at a restaurant. So in the spring of 2018, he and his business partner Roddy Pick plan to open Fork and Plough on East North Street, two miles from downtown Greenville. The grocery/butcher shop/restaurant will be the quintessential field-tofork collaboration: a joint venture between two farmers who grow organic vegetables and pasture-raised livestock, and Charleston chef Shawn Kelly, who will pepper his menus with a wide range of local ingredients. The symbiotic relationship between farmers and chefs nourishes the region’s economy and environment, and both groups deserve equal credit for what they do. “Farmers are primary producers,” Chris Sermons asserts. “Chefs couldn’t work their magic in the kitchen without the magic we perform in the fields.” Together, they cultivate the growth of Greenville’s ever-more-sophisticated food scene.

Taylors Mill Farmers Market Held Thursday afternoons from May through August, this market holds sway outside one of the original early-20th-century mill buildings in what was once the industrial hub of the community of Taylors. Three seasonal festivals in early May, late August, and mid-October attract food trucks, artisan food producers, and local craftspeople. 250 Mill St., Dock No. 3, Taylors, taylorsfarmers.market

GHS Fountain Inn Farmers Market Buy locally grown products and artisan-made items under the Commerce Park Pavilion in quaint downtown Fountain Inn. 110 Depot St., Fountain Inn; fountaininn.org/special-events.html

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TO MARKET, TO MARKET If your mouth is now watering for farm-fresh products, here is a taste of the area’s larger farmers’ markets:

Greenville State Farmers Market Historically, the State Farmers Market was the first to take root in the Upstate in 1949. Run by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and housed in a 14,400-square-foot building, this market is open all year, Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1354 Rutherford Rd., agriculture.sc.gov.

TD Saturday Market T ransforming two blocks of downtown Greenville’s Main Street into a bazaar every Saturday from May through October (8 a.m. to noon), the market lays out cheek-to-jowl tents filled with organic produce, pasture-raised meat and poultry, eggs from cagefree chickens, fish from the coast of South Carolina, locally milled grits, and bread still warm from the oven. Main St. at McBee Ave.,

saturdaymarketlive.com

Travelers Rest Farmers Market ANCHORS AWAY

The Anchorage supports urban farming

DAILY BREAD

Catfish toast from Bacon Bros. Public House

BOARD CERTIFIED

Chef Jason Scholz owns two farm-to-table eateries

Catering to neighborhoods north of downtown Greenville, the Travelers Rest market takes over Trailblazer Park on summer Saturday mornings. May through September, as many as 80 different farmers and artisans offer everything from South Carolina peaches to handcrafted pottery. 115 Wilhelm Winter St., Travelers Rest, travelersrestfarmersmarket.com

classes, and other events, the successful grocery/bakery/ café has returned more than $3 million to 650 small farms and food artisans in the region. Based in Anderson, South Carolina, Jess Bell sells her award-winning Split Creek Farm goat cheese to 20 Upstate restaurants. A Grade A goat dairy since 1985, Split Creek nurtures a herd of 400 goats. Artisanal cheese may cost a bit more, but Bell has seen a significant increase in the number of customers—including chefs—who are willing to pay more for a better product. Jason Scholz is one of these. “I’m willing to be less profitable in order to support local businesses and have good products on my table,” the chef declares. Bell welcomes visitors to the farm so they can see how her cheese and milk are made. “As farmers, we need to be more transparent,” she believes. “When chefs come here,

they can see our passion for what we do.” Urban farmer George DuBose of Reedy River Farms relies on restaurants including The Anchorage, GB&D, Roost (the Hyatt Regency Greenville’s “soil-to-city” restaurant), and Bacon Bros. Public House to purchase the organic produce he raises on two one-acre plots— one along the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail less than a mile from downtown, and the other on Pendleton Street in the Village of West Greenville. The future bodes well for the chef-farmer collaboration, fueled by new restaurants such as Husk Greenville in the West End. Nationally renowned for his practice of reviving Southern heirloom vegetables and grains, Husk’s chef/ partner Sean Brock looks to area fields to craft his menu and feed his appreciation for local farmers, the land, and ingredients with a distinct Southern regional identity.

Chad Bishop, co-owner of Greenbrier Farms in Easley, would like to see the farm-to-table movement be less of a trend and more of what diners expect at a restaurant. So in the spring of 2018, he and his business partner Roddy Pick plan to open Fork and Plough on East North Street, two miles from downtown Greenville. The grocery/butcher shop/restaurant will be the quintessential field-tofork collaboration: a joint venture between two farmers who grow organic vegetables and pasture-raised livestock, and Charleston chef Shawn Kelly, who will pepper his menus with a wide range of local ingredients. The symbiotic relationship between farmers and chefs nourishes the region’s economy and environment, and both groups deserve equal credit for what they do. “Farmers are primary producers,” Chris Sermons asserts. “Chefs couldn’t work their magic in the kitchen without the magic we perform in the fields.” Together, they cultivate the growth of Greenville’s ever-more-sophisticated food scene.

Taylors Mill Farmers Market Held Thursday afternoons from May through August, this market holds sway outside one of the original early-20th-century mill buildings in what was once the industrial hub of the community of Taylors. Three seasonal festivals in early May, late August, and mid-October attract food trucks, artisan food producers, and local craftspeople. 250 Mill St., Dock No. 3, Taylors, taylorsfarmers.market

GHS Fountain Inn Farmers Market Buy locally grown products and artisan-made items under the Commerce Park Pavilion in quaint downtown Fountain Inn. 110 Depot St., Fountain Inn; fountaininn.org/special-events.html

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BORN HERE. RAISED HERE. We’re proud to call Greenville home and honored to welcome thousands of locals and visitors through our doors every day for great deals on fresh food, drinks, snacks and fuel.

Don’t leave town without trying our Legendary Chicken Biscuit, made fresh daily at several SPINX locations. You’ll be glad you did…and we will, too!

Providing fast, friendly service to Greenville’s on-the-go customers since 1972.

OVER 80 STORES SERVING SOUTH CAROLINA MYSPINX.COM


BORN HERE. RAISED HERE. We’re proud to call Greenville home and honored to welcome thousands of locals and visitors through our doors every day for great deals on fresh food, drinks, snacks and fuel.

Don’t leave town without trying our Legendary Chicken Biscuit, made fresh daily at several SPINX locations. You’ll be glad you did…and we will, too!

Providing fast, friendly service to Greenville’s on-the-go customers since 1972.

OVER 80 STORES SERVING SOUTH CAROLINA MYSPINX.COM


ACROSS

DOWN

1 Famous pedestrian route over the river in

2 Greenville, S.C. is situated in the foothills

7 ___ Lyric Theatre, the only professional

3 Greenville’s river, with waterfalls flowing

10 Request earnestly 11 South Carolina is the birthplace of

4 Thanksgiving vegetable 5 Natural feature of Falls Park (in and

downtown Greenville, 2 words opera company in S.C.

American barbecue, so four varieties of this will tantalize your tastebuds

12 Nine small bronze animals on Main Street 13 Training session: as a golfer you can get

one at the South Carolina Golf School in Greenville

16 Water droplets that’ll cool you down at

the 7th Inning Splash Waterpark

17 Fish you might catch at Lake Keowee or

Lake Hartwell

18 American physician, botanist, and

diplomat memorialized in a Greenville statue, Joel ____

20 The West ____, Fluor Field’s neighborhood 21 Famous Greenville walking and biking trail

with scenic views, 2 words

27 Uncluttered 28 Fun spot for kids to meet critters, in

Cleveland Park

29 Bicycle rental company in downtown

Greenville, 2 words

32 Glittering symbol of romance you might

buy at Zales in Greenville’s Haywood Mall

34 Former PGA tour golfer and Greenville

local who designed a hole at Cross Winds Golf Course, 2 words

36 Downtown Plaza: chic place to shop and

relax, goes with 46 down

37 You can get this comprehensive booklet

at the Greenville, S.C. Visitor Center

39 Great place to hold large business

meetings in Greenville, goes with 50 across

44 On the double 45 Umpire’s call you might hear often at the

Kroc Tennis Center

46 State park in northern Greenville County

where you can picnic, fish for trout, hike, and watch birds, 2 words

50 See 39 across 52 Forget-me-___ flower 53 Pounds per square inch (abbr.) 54 They lead to 6 points for the Tigers (abbr.) 55 Vault & Vator, Greenville’s first speakeasy

owned by Joe _____

56 Major Greenville university and home of

the Paladins

58 Tree and the name of a street in Greenville 59 Place for a massage and relaxation, The

_____ at West End, for example

61 Cordial flavoring 62 Greenville’s center for the performing arts 63 Luxuriant Greenville shrubs with colorful

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of these mountains, 2 words

THAT crossword

through downtown

around the river)

6 Wedding music provider 7 Site of a breathtaking zipline tour near

northern Greenville County, 3 words

8 The, in Spanish (plural form) 9 Jianna’s seafood “bar” 10 Place, for short 14 Fishing equipment—helps you get those

big ones into the boat

15 Peach dish 16 Piece of asparagus 17 You can ride this “ultimate” luxury car

with a professional driver on a closed course in Greenville

19 The ___ Cellar, a downtown gallery 22 Continue 23 ___ and greet 24 Dads 25 The Upstate’s premier entertainment

destination, _____ Wellness Arena, 2 words

26 Mimicking bird 30 Historical time period 31 Part of T.G.I.F. 33 Opens like a map 34 Fast plane 35 Off-roading vehicle 38 A lodging establishment where one might

spend the night

40 Home of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Champions – and a top 20 state university

41 Subtle shades of color or meaning 42 Good place to drive from at the Cherokee

Valley Golf Club

43 Compass direction (abbr.) 46 See 36 across 47 You might order this at Takosushi on

Main Street

48 It’s placed on a postcard home 49 Kids will go ___ over seeing the monkeys

and orangutans at the Greenville Zoo

50 PC’s brain 51 Barter 56 This national authority controls flights in

and out of GSP International Airport

57 Geneticist’s concern (abbr.) 59 Greenville, S.C. is located in this part of

ANSWER KEY

Find it on page 117.

the country (abbr.)

60 Top grades

springtime blooms

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ACROSS

DOWN

1 Famous pedestrian route over the river in

2 Greenville, S.C. is situated in the foothills

7 ___ Lyric Theatre, the only professional

3 Greenville’s river, with waterfalls flowing

10 Request earnestly 11 South Carolina is the birthplace of

4 Thanksgiving vegetable 5 Natural feature of Falls Park (in and

downtown Greenville, 2 words opera company in S.C.

American barbecue, so four varieties of this will tantalize your tastebuds

12 Nine small bronze animals on Main Street 13 Training session: as a golfer you can get

one at the South Carolina Golf School in Greenville

16 Water droplets that’ll cool you down at

the 7th Inning Splash Waterpark

17 Fish you might catch at Lake Keowee or

Lake Hartwell

18 American physician, botanist, and

diplomat memorialized in a Greenville statue, Joel ____

20 The West ____, Fluor Field’s neighborhood 21 Famous Greenville walking and biking trail

with scenic views, 2 words

27 Uncluttered 28 Fun spot for kids to meet critters, in

Cleveland Park

29 Bicycle rental company in downtown

Greenville, 2 words

32 Glittering symbol of romance you might

buy at Zales in Greenville’s Haywood Mall

34 Former PGA tour golfer and Greenville

local who designed a hole at Cross Winds Golf Course, 2 words

36 Downtown Plaza: chic place to shop and

relax, goes with 46 down

37 You can get this comprehensive booklet

at the Greenville, S.C. Visitor Center

39 Great place to hold large business

meetings in Greenville, goes with 50 across

44 On the double 45 Umpire’s call you might hear often at the

Kroc Tennis Center

46 State park in northern Greenville County

where you can picnic, fish for trout, hike, and watch birds, 2 words

50 See 39 across 52 Forget-me-___ flower 53 Pounds per square inch (abbr.) 54 They lead to 6 points for the Tigers (abbr.) 55 Vault & Vator, Greenville’s first speakeasy

owned by Joe _____

56 Major Greenville university and home of

the Paladins

58 Tree and the name of a street in Greenville 59 Place for a massage and relaxation, The

_____ at West End, for example

61 Cordial flavoring 62 Greenville’s center for the performing arts 63 Luxuriant Greenville shrubs with colorful

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of these mountains, 2 words

THAT crossword

through downtown

around the river)

6 Wedding music provider 7 Site of a breathtaking zipline tour near

northern Greenville County, 3 words

8 The, in Spanish (plural form) 9 Jianna’s seafood “bar” 10 Place, for short 14 Fishing equipment—helps you get those

big ones into the boat

15 Peach dish 16 Piece of asparagus 17 You can ride this “ultimate” luxury car

with a professional driver on a closed course in Greenville

19 The ___ Cellar, a downtown gallery 22 Continue 23 ___ and greet 24 Dads 25 The Upstate’s premier entertainment

destination, _____ Wellness Arena, 2 words

26 Mimicking bird 30 Historical time period 31 Part of T.G.I.F. 33 Opens like a map 34 Fast plane 35 Off-roading vehicle 38 A lodging establishment where one might

spend the night

40 Home of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Champions – and a top 20 state university

41 Subtle shades of color or meaning 42 Good place to drive from at the Cherokee

Valley Golf Club

43 Compass direction (abbr.) 46 See 36 across 47 You might order this at Takosushi on

Main Street

48 It’s placed on a postcard home 49 Kids will go ___ over seeing the monkeys

and orangutans at the Greenville Zoo

50 PC’s brain 51 Barter 56 This national authority controls flights in

and out of GSP International Airport

57 Geneticist’s concern (abbr.) 59 Greenville, S.C. is located in this part of

ANSWER KEY

Find it on page 117.

the country (abbr.)

60 Top grades

springtime blooms

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TOAST MASTERS

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TOAST MASTERS

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Bubbling quietly among Greenville’s signature boutiques, award-winning eats, and the energetic buzz of daily traffic, is a burgeoning world of taste-makers and Brewmasters. Finding its roots in Southern heritage and twisting its way into modern practice, a craft beer culture is booming in Upstate South Carolina and shows no sign of slowing anytime soon. With a pinch of Appalachian air, a touch of small-town soil, and a healthy dose of ingenuity, Greenville has cultivated a craft brewing style and philosophy all its own—one that breathes fresh, frothy life into this already cool-as-canbe community. In 1994, father-son team Bill and Tom Davis set out to create delicious, handcrafted beers that showcased only the best flavors of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Today, nearly twenty four years later, Thomas Creek Brewery (2054 Piedmont Hwy) is considered the cornerstone of the local craft beer marketplace, having paved the way for Greenville’s long list of pilsner pioneers. They are brewing 20 different beers (think: ales, saisons, IPAs, Mexican-style lagers, and more) at any given time, complete with seasonal and highgravity selections. Their Trifecta IPA is one of Greenville’s top-selling beers, but it’s always worth stopping by their brewery to pick up a growler of something seasonal. All of Greenville’s regional breweries produce an array of beverages that’s as extensive as it is impressive, from crowd-pleasing pale ales to bold sours and hearty stouts. Shaped by a long legacy of small-batch brewing and a variety of influences, both domestic and international, the Upstate is quickly gaining a reputation among craft brewing enthusiasts not only for its innovative spirits but as a friendly, beer-centric community that welcomes newcomers and connoisseurs alike. Looking to start your craft beer crawl? Although we’re sure you’ll find an open bar stool and a warm welcome throughout the city, we’ve narrowed our list to a handful of the very best bottle shops and breweries to give you a sampling of Greenville’s true brew flavors.

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Upstate Craft Beer Co.

BEST IN BREWERIES:

Looking to head straight to the source? We don’t blame you! With a creative collection of live music, signature taps, and the occasional beer garden to boot, it’s no wonder our local breweries are considered a must-see for any visiting craft beer fanatic. Birds Fly South Ale Project:

Craving old-school taste with new-school flair? Birds Fly South relies on a combination of time-tested methods and modern brewing practices, resulting in an ale that neither you nor your mouth will soon forget. Found at

LOCAL COLOR

Whether you’re looking to sample something fresh or you’re simply seeking to add to your own brew IQ, try any one of these (and other) beverages while you’re in town!

Birds Fly South

Hampton Station in a charmingly upscale urban farmhouse, BFS is the perfect spot for a weekend hangout or an after-work unwind. Boasting a healthy, pungent blend of Farmhouse saisons and sours, it’s easy to find a brew with just the right amount of sassiness for your tastebuds. 1320 Hampton Ave. Ext.

Upstate Craft Beer Co.:

At this microbrewery, guests take on the U-Brew challenge. Under the guidance of UCB’s Brewmaster, you’ll select your favorite recipe and get to work using the in-house, state-of-the-art, brewing nano-system. After you’ve perfected your beverage, send it to fermentation and kick back with an already-brewed cold one. A taproom, brew shop, and U-Brew On Premise experience—all under one roof. 400 Augusta St.

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BREWERY 85 QUITTIN’ TIME

A beer built for “the end of the shift, a long weekend on the lake, or a reward at the end of a hike.” It’s a little loud, big-but-easydrinking, Helles Bock.

Brewery 85:

A craft beer oasis steeped in Southern charm, Brewery 85 can be found running along the very interstate from which it takes its name. Set apart from the usual city buzz, this particular piece of Greenville offers traditional Southern flavor with a distinctly German twist. Take your pick from more than 20 beers on tap or grab something to go in one of their popular “crowlers,” an aluminum growler substitute. Food trucks are on hand for almost all regular tap hours and special events, but you can also BYO food. As they like to say at Brewery 85: Prost, y’all! 6 Whitlee Ct.

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Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom

Quest Brewing Co.:

Founded in 2012 with the mission of creating a beer that locals would be proud to claim as their own, Quest Brewery embodies a brazen, bold flavor that will get (and keep) your attention. Taste the fresh mountain air with the earthy, citrus serenade of the Ellida IPA or dive right into the robust richness of the Kaldi Coffee Stout. Quest believes that locally grown malt is a future cash crop for the South, so they support Riverbend Malt House in nearby Asheville, NC. Whether you’re starting out with something seasonal or tasting from the Legendary Series, you can’t go wrong at this small-town staple. 55 Airview Dr.

THOMAS CREEK TRIFECTA IPA

A full-bodied American IPA brewed with Citra hops, noted for its smooth drinkability. Notes of grapefruit and a pleasant sweetness.

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13 Stripes Brewery:

Deriving its name from the colonies upon which our nation was built, it’s easy to see why 13 Stripes believes in the importance of legacy and the power that it has in a community. Set in the blooming center of what was once a textile mill, this eclectic embodiment of the American spirit offers new-school taste with old-school attitude, carefully cultivating every pint it produces. From the open-air atmosphere to the carefully crafted brews on tap, you’ll find pride and a purpose in this beer from your first sip to your last. 250 Mill St., Taylors Mill, Taylors

QUEST BREWERY KALDI COFFEE STOUT

This American double imperial stout is brewed with Greenville-based West End Coffee Co. roasted beans and cacao nibs. Complex yet smooth.

Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom:

Not sure where to start? Check out The Brewery Experience tour for a primer. See page 26.

From the heart of Travelers Rest to the core of downtown Greenville, the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail unites our community in 21 miles of shared experience. In the same spirit, the Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom welcomes all in the hopes of bringing people together around good company and great tastes. From live music shows to Taproom Trivia on Thursdays, Swamp Rabbit fosters a number of frothy favorites while offering the down-toearth atmosphere of a true neighborhood watering hole. 26 S. Main St., Travelers Rest

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BIRDS FLY SOUTH PAPER AIRPLANES

A hoppy saison farmhouse pale ale with aromas of stone fruit, which comes from Nelson Sauvin hops.

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Bubbling quietly among Greenville’s signature boutiques, award-winning eats, and the energetic buzz of daily traffic, is a burgeoning world of taste-makers and Brewmasters. Finding its roots in Southern heritage and twisting its way into modern practice, a craft beer culture is booming in Upstate South Carolina and shows no sign of slowing anytime soon. With a pinch of Appalachian air, a touch of small-town soil, and a healthy dose of ingenuity, Greenville has cultivated a craft brewing style and philosophy all its own—one that breathes fresh, frothy life into this already cool-as-canbe community. In 1994, father-son team Bill and Tom Davis set out to create delicious, handcrafted beers that showcased only the best flavors of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Today, nearly twenty four years later, Thomas Creek Brewery (2054 Piedmont Hwy) is considered the cornerstone of the local craft beer marketplace, having paved the way for Greenville’s long list of pilsner pioneers. They are brewing 20 different beers (think: ales, saisons, IPAs, Mexican-style lagers, and more) at any given time, complete with seasonal and highgravity selections. Their Trifecta IPA is one of Greenville’s top-selling beers, but it’s always worth stopping by their brewery to pick up a growler of something seasonal. All of Greenville’s regional breweries produce an array of beverages that’s as extensive as it is impressive, from crowd-pleasing pale ales to bold sours and hearty stouts. Shaped by a long legacy of small-batch brewing and a variety of influences, both domestic and international, the Upstate is quickly gaining a reputation among craft brewing enthusiasts not only for its innovative spirits but as a friendly, beer-centric community that welcomes newcomers and connoisseurs alike. Looking to start your craft beer crawl? Although we’re sure you’ll find an open bar stool and a warm welcome throughout the city, we’ve narrowed our list to a handful of the very best bottle shops and breweries to give you a sampling of Greenville’s true brew flavors.

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Upstate Craft Beer Co.

BEST IN BREWERIES:

Looking to head straight to the source? We don’t blame you! With a creative collection of live music, signature taps, and the occasional beer garden to boot, it’s no wonder our local breweries are considered a must-see for any visiting craft beer fanatic. Birds Fly South Ale Project:

Craving old-school taste with new-school flair? Birds Fly South relies on a combination of time-tested methods and modern brewing practices, resulting in an ale that neither you nor your mouth will soon forget. Found at

LOCAL COLOR

Whether you’re looking to sample something fresh or you’re simply seeking to add to your own brew IQ, try any one of these (and other) beverages while you’re in town!

Birds Fly South

Hampton Station in a charmingly upscale urban farmhouse, BFS is the perfect spot for a weekend hangout or an after-work unwind. Boasting a healthy, pungent blend of Farmhouse saisons and sours, it’s easy to find a brew with just the right amount of sassiness for your tastebuds. 1320 Hampton Ave. Ext.

Upstate Craft Beer Co.:

At this microbrewery, guests take on the U-Brew challenge. Under the guidance of UCB’s Brewmaster, you’ll select your favorite recipe and get to work using the in-house, state-of-the-art, brewing nano-system. After you’ve perfected your beverage, send it to fermentation and kick back with an already-brewed cold one. A taproom, brew shop, and U-Brew On Premise experience—all under one roof. 400 Augusta St.

1

BREWERY 85 QUITTIN’ TIME

A beer built for “the end of the shift, a long weekend on the lake, or a reward at the end of a hike.” It’s a little loud, big-but-easydrinking, Helles Bock.

Brewery 85:

A craft beer oasis steeped in Southern charm, Brewery 85 can be found running along the very interstate from which it takes its name. Set apart from the usual city buzz, this particular piece of Greenville offers traditional Southern flavor with a distinctly German twist. Take your pick from more than 20 beers on tap or grab something to go in one of their popular “crowlers,” an aluminum growler substitute. Food trucks are on hand for almost all regular tap hours and special events, but you can also BYO food. As they like to say at Brewery 85: Prost, y’all! 6 Whitlee Ct.

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Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom

Quest Brewing Co.:

Founded in 2012 with the mission of creating a beer that locals would be proud to claim as their own, Quest Brewery embodies a brazen, bold flavor that will get (and keep) your attention. Taste the fresh mountain air with the earthy, citrus serenade of the Ellida IPA or dive right into the robust richness of the Kaldi Coffee Stout. Quest believes that locally grown malt is a future cash crop for the South, so they support Riverbend Malt House in nearby Asheville, NC. Whether you’re starting out with something seasonal or tasting from the Legendary Series, you can’t go wrong at this small-town staple. 55 Airview Dr.

THOMAS CREEK TRIFECTA IPA

A full-bodied American IPA brewed with Citra hops, noted for its smooth drinkability. Notes of grapefruit and a pleasant sweetness.

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13 Stripes Brewery:

Deriving its name from the colonies upon which our nation was built, it’s easy to see why 13 Stripes believes in the importance of legacy and the power that it has in a community. Set in the blooming center of what was once a textile mill, this eclectic embodiment of the American spirit offers new-school taste with old-school attitude, carefully cultivating every pint it produces. From the open-air atmosphere to the carefully crafted brews on tap, you’ll find pride and a purpose in this beer from your first sip to your last. 250 Mill St., Taylors Mill, Taylors

QUEST BREWERY KALDI COFFEE STOUT

This American double imperial stout is brewed with Greenville-based West End Coffee Co. roasted beans and cacao nibs. Complex yet smooth.

Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom:

Not sure where to start? Check out The Brewery Experience tour for a primer. See page 26.

From the heart of Travelers Rest to the core of downtown Greenville, the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail unites our community in 21 miles of shared experience. In the same spirit, the Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom welcomes all in the hopes of bringing people together around good company and great tastes. From live music shows to Taproom Trivia on Thursdays, Swamp Rabbit fosters a number of frothy favorites while offering the down-toearth atmosphere of a true neighborhood watering hole. 26 S. Main St., Travelers Rest

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BIRDS FLY SOUTH PAPER AIRPLANES

A hoppy saison farmhouse pale ale with aromas of stone fruit, which comes from Nelson Sauvin hops.

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FROM HOPS TO BREW

greenville’s

Step 1: MALTING Germinating barley grain by immersing it in water to encourage sprouting, then drying it. Breweries such as Quest Brewing are using Southern-harvested malt to encourage regional production.

MASHING

DISTILLERY H A N D C R A F T E D

SMALL BATCH SPIRITS Tour our distillery • Sample our spirits Meet our distillers

Step 2: HOP HEAD HUBS

Activates malt enzymes and converts the grain starches into fermentable sugars. In fall, Birds Fly South’s Sour Pumpkin dark sour features mashed and toasted pumpkin, brewed with house spices.

Step 3: BOILING Boiling, key to killing wild yeast and bacteria, is critical for a clean, delicious beer. The home brew shop at Thomas Creek Brewery offers equipment kits for DIY brewers.

Step 4: FERMENTING The key step, yeast converts sugars into ethyl alcohol and CO2. At Brewery 85, an open-air, 8-tap tasting room offers views of the fermentation cellar and brewhouse.

Step 5: BOTTLING The process of storing beer in an air-tight container to carbonate and condition. Also where “bottle shop” gets its name. The Community Tap and Greenville Beer Exchange are two bottle shops to seek out.

Step 6: AGING Big flavors, such as wood-aged wild ales and big beers like Swamp Rabbit Brewery’s Double India Pale Lager take time for drinkability.

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A different kind of biker bar: Piney Mountain Bike Lounge has a pump track plus plenty to eat and drink.

For a growler full of your new-favorite brew, look no further than these local hangouts. Frequented regularly by city residents, Greenville’s growler houses and bottle shops are the perfect places to learn about the local scene and to pick up a six pack of something different. The Community Tap:

The hometown hangout for every Greenville hop head, The Community Tap is best known for its hand-picked pale ales and sophisticated stouts. Grab a bottle to go or sit and sip awhile. With 20 beers on tap, 12 wines by the glass, and an impressive selection of bottled beer and wine, you can’t go wrong at this town favorite. 217 Wade Hampton Blvd.

The Tasting Room:

With a down-to-earth atmosphere, kid-friendly (seriously) aesthetic, and a delightful array of snacks, this spot in Travelers Rest offers some of the best in beer and wine. However, The Tasting Room (found on TR’s unassuming, ever-expanding Main Street), is also a premier wine and craft beer bar with a rotating list of South Carolina’s best, boasting

180 wines, 150 craft beers, and an incredible selection on-tap and by-the-glass. This shop also features different wines every week with a fitting combination of cheese and charcuterie. 164 S Main St., Suite C, Travelers Rest

Piney Mountain Bike Lounge:

Whether you’re washing down a wicked wipeout or toasting a smooth, successful ride, there’s no better place to do it than the Piney Mountain Bike Lounge. Known as the center of Greenville’s mountain biking scene, this full-service bike shop near the base of Paris Mountain offers a neighborhood bar and lounge (complete with a pump track!) with 14 local favorites on tap as well as pickup games of foosball and table tennis. If you want to sit and swap tales or make plans to tear up the trails, you can do it in the company of some of the region’s best riders. Food trucks (a different one every night) are on hand for good eats alongside whatever you have to drink. Whether you ride a lot, ride a little, or don’t really ride at all, this shop is your place for the perfect pint. 20 Piney Mountain Rd.

Growler Haus:

Offering big taste in a small space, the Growler

Haus in the Village of West Greenville is the perfect spot to sample a wide variety of craft and microbrews in a laid-back atmosphere. As the newest member of the Growler Haus family—be sure to check out the one in nearby Fountain Inn, too—the Village location sits comfortably at the epicenter of Greenville’s fastest-growing community. With friendly, knowledgeable associates and a rotating menu of snacks and brews, there’s a little something (or a lot of everything!) for everyone to enjoy. 12 Lois Ave.

Greenville Beer Exchange:

Carefully tucked behind the lights of downtown and the aromas of local restaurants is a libation library stacked floor-toceiling with everything from our local backyard brews to little-known foreign affairs. Greenville Beer Exchange is your one-stop bottle shop for good times, great finds, and a bottle or two of something you’ve never seen before. Peruse the aisles, select some singles, and build your strongest six pack. Or kick back with something on draft and an old-school arcade game. The Beer Exchange also offers the largest selection of mead and hard cider in the area. 7 S Laurens St.

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DARK CORNER TASTING ROOM

864.631.1144 Call to schedule distillery tours

14 S Main St Greenville, SC 29601 Mon - Sat: 11am - 7pm

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@DCDistillery

Mention this ad and receive a free t-shirt or tote bag while supplies last. Please enjoy responsibly. Spirits distilled and bottled by Dark Corner Distillery in Greenville, SC. Dark Corner Distillery is a registered trademark. © 2014 Dark Corner Distillery.

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Step 1: MALTING Germinating barley grain by immersing it in water to encourage sprouting, then drying it. Breweries such as Quest Brewing are using Southern-harvested malt to encourage regional production.

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Activates malt enzymes and converts the grain starches into fermentable sugars. In fall, Birds Fly South’s Sour Pumpkin dark sour features mashed and toasted pumpkin, brewed with house spices.

Step 3: BOILING Boiling, key to killing wild yeast and bacteria, is critical for a clean, delicious beer. The home brew shop at Thomas Creek Brewery offers equipment kits for DIY brewers.

Step 4: FERMENTING The key step, yeast converts sugars into ethyl alcohol and CO2. At Brewery 85, an open-air, 8-tap tasting room offers views of the fermentation cellar and brewhouse.

Step 5: BOTTLING The process of storing beer in an air-tight container to carbonate and condition. Also where “bottle shop” gets its name. The Community Tap and Greenville Beer Exchange are two bottle shops to seek out.

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A different kind of biker bar: Piney Mountain Bike Lounge has a pump track plus plenty to eat and drink.

For a growler full of your new-favorite brew, look no further than these local hangouts. Frequented regularly by city residents, Greenville’s growler houses and bottle shops are the perfect places to learn about the local scene and to pick up a six pack of something different. The Community Tap:

The hometown hangout for every Greenville hop head, The Community Tap is best known for its hand-picked pale ales and sophisticated stouts. Grab a bottle to go or sit and sip awhile. With 20 beers on tap, 12 wines by the glass, and an impressive selection of bottled beer and wine, you can’t go wrong at this town favorite. 217 Wade Hampton Blvd.

The Tasting Room:

With a down-to-earth atmosphere, kid-friendly (seriously) aesthetic, and a delightful array of snacks, this spot in Travelers Rest offers some of the best in beer and wine. However, The Tasting Room (found on TR’s unassuming, ever-expanding Main Street), is also a premier wine and craft beer bar with a rotating list of South Carolina’s best, boasting

180 wines, 150 craft beers, and an incredible selection on-tap and by-the-glass. This shop also features different wines every week with a fitting combination of cheese and charcuterie. 164 S Main St., Suite C, Travelers Rest

Piney Mountain Bike Lounge:

Whether you’re washing down a wicked wipeout or toasting a smooth, successful ride, there’s no better place to do it than the Piney Mountain Bike Lounge. Known as the center of Greenville’s mountain biking scene, this full-service bike shop near the base of Paris Mountain offers a neighborhood bar and lounge (complete with a pump track!) with 14 local favorites on tap as well as pickup games of foosball and table tennis. If you want to sit and swap tales or make plans to tear up the trails, you can do it in the company of some of the region’s best riders. Food trucks (a different one every night) are on hand for good eats alongside whatever you have to drink. Whether you ride a lot, ride a little, or don’t really ride at all, this shop is your place for the perfect pint. 20 Piney Mountain Rd.

Growler Haus:

Offering big taste in a small space, the Growler

Haus in the Village of West Greenville is the perfect spot to sample a wide variety of craft and microbrews in a laid-back atmosphere. As the newest member of the Growler Haus family—be sure to check out the one in nearby Fountain Inn, too—the Village location sits comfortably at the epicenter of Greenville’s fastest-growing community. With friendly, knowledgeable associates and a rotating menu of snacks and brews, there’s a little something (or a lot of everything!) for everyone to enjoy. 12 Lois Ave.

Greenville Beer Exchange:

Carefully tucked behind the lights of downtown and the aromas of local restaurants is a libation library stacked floor-toceiling with everything from our local backyard brews to little-known foreign affairs. Greenville Beer Exchange is your one-stop bottle shop for good times, great finds, and a bottle or two of something you’ve never seen before. Peruse the aisles, select some singles, and build your strongest six pack. Or kick back with something on draft and an old-school arcade game. The Beer Exchange also offers the largest selection of mead and hard cider in the area. 7 S Laurens St.

DARK CORNER D I S T I L L E RY

DARK CORNER TASTING ROOM

864.631.1144 Call to schedule distillery tours

14 S Main St Greenville, SC 29601 Mon - Sat: 11am - 7pm

DarkCornerDistillery.com

@DCDistillery

Mention this ad and receive a free t-shirt or tote bag while supplies last. Please enjoy responsibly. Spirits distilled and bottled by Dark Corner Distillery in Greenville, SC. Dark Corner Distillery is a registered trademark. © 2014 Dark Corner Distillery.

72 BEERS ON TAP CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF® BRAND STEAKS & BURGERS

HAPPY HOUR S U N DAY B R U N C H

DA I LY S P E C I A L S L U N C H F E AT U R E S M E N U 941 SOUTH MAIN STREET D OW N TOW N G R E E NV I L L E LOCATED IN FRONT OF FLUOR FIELD AT THE WEST END

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provoking exhibits are the perfect formula for stimulating your scientific side. Main St., Downtown Greenville; 864.386.3498; imagineupstate.org

THAT’S THE TICKET EVENTS

APRIL 12-14 ALBINO SKUNK SPRINGSKUNK MUSIC FEST

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Signature Event

MAY 25-26 GALLABRAE—THE GREENVILLE SCOTTISH GAMES

Ah, bagpipes in the air. A cool breeze under the kilt. Get all that and more during two days of fiery festivities that include a downtown parade, traditional competitions, and Celtic music. Furman University; 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; Downtown Greenville; gallabrae.com

2018 EVENTS JANUARY JANUARY 11-21 RESTAURANT WEEK SOUTH CAROLINA

Expand your Southern flavor palate at this weeklong culinary adventure featuring exclusive discounts, curated menus, and special dishes. Various Greenville Restaurants; 803.765.9000; restaurantweeksouthcarolina.com

FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 24 CARDBOARD REGATTA PRESENTED BY PRATT INDUSTRIES

A few cardboard boxes and a dash of ingenuity is all you need to set sail, just don’t forget the duct tape! Greenville County Aquatic Complex; 2700 W. Blue Ridge Dr.; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com

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MARCH MARCH 11 ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE & IRISH FESTIVAL

Do a little jig, make a little luck, get down tonight in honor of the Emerald Isle. Green garb encouraged. NOMA Square; 220 N. Main St.; 864.248.1568

MARCH 29-31 LIVING GALLERY: THIS IS MY WORD

You won’t believe your eyes when timeless works of sacred art truly come alive through actor portrayals, musicians, and vocalists. Bob Jones University; 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.770.1372; livinggallery.bju.edu

APRIL APRIL 7 IMAGINE UPSTATE FUELED BY SCANSOURCE Exciting live entertainment, inspiring intellectual experiences, and thought-

There’s no Pepé Le Pew on Skunk Farm, but there is a variety of eclectic artisans, local food trucks, and musical talent. 4063 Jordan Rd., Greer; 864.416.4515; albinoskunk.com

APRIL 15 SHALOMFEST

Even Sandler would agree: a full schedule of cultural performances, education, and cuisine makes the Upstate’s only Jewish festival so much fun-ukah. Temple of Israel; 400 Spring Forest Rd.; 864.292.1782; templeofisrael.org/shalomfest

APRIL 21 COMMUNITY TAP CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Devoted to doppelbock? A proponent of pilsner? The nation’s top breweries will have something to sate your suds ‘buds. Fluor Field at the West End; 945 S. Main St.; 864.631.2525; fest.thecommunitytap.com

MAY MAY 4 BLUE RIDGE FEST

Part fundraiser and part fun, this old-school party features a classic car cruise-in, prize raffle, and beachy shaggin’. Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative; 734 W. Main St., Pickens; 800.240.3400; blueridgefest.com

MAY 4-5 PELHAM MEDICAL CENTER GREER FAMILY FEST

MAY 5 REEDY RIVER DUCK DERBY

Ducks ahoy! The Reedy River runs yellow as thousands of “adopted” rubber waterfowl race to the finish for fantastic prizes. Falls Park on the Reedy; 601 S. Main St.; 864.420.1052; reedyriverduckderby.com

MAY 17-20 THE GREEK FESTIVAL

Shop around the Plaka marketplace, maybe check out the Hellenic dancers. But whatever you do, don’t skip the baklava sundae. St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral; Elford & Townes Sts.; 864.233.8531; greekforaday.com

MAY-JULY UPSTATE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY BANK OF AMERICA

To be or not to be? There’s really no question when talented Upstate actors honor the Bard of Avon on stage. Falls Park on the Reedy; 601 S. Main St.; 864.235.6948; warehousetheatre.com/season/ upstate-shakespeare-festival

MAY 25 BREW IN THE ZOO

The primates won’t be the only ones monkeying around when the Greenville Zoo opens its gates for a few late-night libations. Greenville Zoo; 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com

JUNE SUMMER ON AUGUSTA

Summer is hot, but this block is hotter. Welcome the season Southern-style with neighborhood cookouts, tomato pie contests, and shagging. Various Augusta Street Locations; 864.325.6534; onlyonaugusta.com

JUNE 15-24 CHAUTAUQUA HISTORY ALIVE FESTIVAL: COURAGE

Eminent figures that emboldened and influenced— Harriet Tubman, Francis Marion, Clara Barton—headline this year’s bill of historical storytelling. Various Locations; 864.244.1499; greenvillechautauqua.org

JULY JULY 4 WELLS FARGO RED, WHITE & BLUE

Look out for things that go boom in the night at this downtown tradition that combines fireworks with activities and music. Downtown Greenville; S. Main St. from Court St. to Augusta Rd.; events.greenvillesc.gov

AUGUST AUGUST 9-19 RESTAURANT WEEK GREENVILLE

Make your reservations now for a wallet-friendly night out at participating casual and fine dining restaurants. Bon appetit! Various Greenville Area Restaurants; 803.765.9000; restaurantweekgreenville.com

SHE—THE UPSTATE WOMEN’S SHOW

It wouldn’t be the ultimate girls weekend without a few upscale fashion shows, DIY crafting, celebrity guests, and shopping! TD Convention Center; 1 Exposition Dr.; 864.235.1073; shegreenville.com

SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 7 SIPPIN’ SAFARI

Beware: Your kiddos may never want to leave after a day full of playful activities, live music, and vendor eats. Downtown Greer; 864.877.3131; greerchamber.com/greer-family-fest

It’s an epicurean expedition— minus the bugs—as you sip and sample through a jungle of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Greenville Zoo; 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com

MAY 5 STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL AND COUNTRY FAIR

SEPTEMBER 15-16 TRAINS, TRAINS, AND MORE TRAINS

The juicy, seeded fruit is the star of the show, which features berry-centric snacks, bluegrass tunes, and fun for all ages. Slater Hall; 5 Whitney St., Slater; upstatestrawberryfestival.com

Get loco—motive, that is. Join other train buffs for a weekend of interactive layouts, operational exhibits, and other engineered fun. Mauldin Cultural Center; 101 E Butler Rd., Mauldin; 864.297.1323; mauld inculturalcenter. com/events/com munity-events

SEPTEMBER 8 & 22 WAGGIN’ @ THE WATERPARK

Give your furry pal the late-summer cooldown they deserve with a splash-tastic afternoon at two Upstate watering holes. Discovery Island Waterpark & Otter Creek Waterpark; 417 Baldwin Rd., Simpsonville & 101 W. Darby Rd., Greenville; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com

SEPTEMBER 14-16 INDIE CRAFT PARADE

It’s an homage to the handmade! Browse the Makers Collective marketplace for wearables, paper products, jewelry, 3D art, and other items. indiecraftparade.com

SEPTEMBER 21-22 MAULDIN BBQ COOK-OFF

Get a plateful of the Southeast’s best BBQ and fixin’s, smoked, pulled, and sauced by teams of card-carrying ‘cue aficionados. Mauldin Cultural Center; 101 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin; 864.335.4862; mauldinbbq.com

OCTOBER OCTOBER 4-6 ALBINO SKUNK MUSIC FESTIVAL

To really go full Skunk— immersing in the diverse music schedule, homespun wares and food truck fare—we recommend camping out. 4063 Jordan Rd., Greer; 864.416.4515; albinoskunk.com

OCTOBER 4-7 NOMA OKTOBERFEST

It may not be Germany, but downtown’s biergarten wears its lederhosen well with bottomless steins, Bratwurst, and plenty of oompah. NOMA Square; 220 N. Main St.; 864.248.1568; nomasquare.com

OCTOBER 6 AUNT HET FESTIVAL

Nearly 40 years old, the fall fete has small-town heart with traditional quilt shows, classic cars, and amusements. Fountain Inn Activity Center; 610 Fairview St., Fountain Inn; 864.862.2586; fountaininnchamber.org

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MAY 11-13 ARTISPHERE

The annual arts bash attracts creators of all mediums for a vibrant, colorful weekend highlighted by art-in-progress stage shows, gourmet experiences, and a marketplace of unique, buyable pieces. Main Street, Downtown Greenville; S. Main St. from Court St. to the West End; artisphere.org

OCTOBER 6 GET OUT! GREENVILLE PRESENTED BY GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM

Get a little dirty at Greenville Rec’s annual outdoors blast, featuring sporty exhibitors, athletic demos, trail races, and games. Conestee Park; 840 Mauldin Rd.; 864.288.6470; getoutgreenville.com

MID-OCTOBER COUNTYBANK GREER STATION OKTOBERFEST

Knackwurst, pretzels, and spaetzle, oh my! Party like a brat-star with a cold Warsteiner in hand and a Bavarian band on stage. Downtown Greer; 864.877.3131; greerchamber.com

OCTOBER 12-13 ARTOBERFEST

The sale of each handmade good here supports the Shriners Hospitals. Upcountry Provisions Bakery & Bistro; 6809 State Park Rd.; 864.834.8433; upcountryprovisions.com/artoberfest

OCTOBER 19-21; 26-28 BOO IN THE ZOO

Bring your pint-sized Batman to load up on treats at countless candy stations, and visit the Not Very

Scary House. Greenville Zoo; 150 Cleveland Park Dr; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com

OCTOBER 20 EURO AUTO FESTIVAL

A European invasion on the East Coast, the exclusive event attracts prominent speakers, stylish vehicle lineups, and guaranteed automotive envy. Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center and the Preserve at Verdae; 670 Verdae Blvd.; 864.802.5300; euroautofestival.com

LATE OCTOBER FASHION ON THE TOWN

The TOWN fashion passport guides your chic shopping crawl throughout local retailers, where sensational prizes, ritzy rewards, and savings await. Various Greenville Area Boutiques; towncarolina.com/fott

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provoking exhibits are the perfect formula for stimulating your scientific side. Main St., Downtown Greenville; 864.386.3498; imagineupstate.org

THAT’S THE TICKET EVENTS

APRIL 12-14 ALBINO SKUNK SPRINGSKUNK MUSIC FEST

S

Signature Event

MAY 25-26 GALLABRAE—THE GREENVILLE SCOTTISH GAMES

Ah, bagpipes in the air. A cool breeze under the kilt. Get all that and more during two days of fiery festivities that include a downtown parade, traditional competitions, and Celtic music. Furman University; 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; Downtown Greenville; gallabrae.com

2018 EVENTS JANUARY JANUARY 11-21 RESTAURANT WEEK SOUTH CAROLINA

Expand your Southern flavor palate at this weeklong culinary adventure featuring exclusive discounts, curated menus, and special dishes. Various Greenville Restaurants; 803.765.9000; restaurantweeksouthcarolina.com

FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 24 CARDBOARD REGATTA PRESENTED BY PRATT INDUSTRIES

A few cardboard boxes and a dash of ingenuity is all you need to set sail, just don’t forget the duct tape! Greenville County Aquatic Complex; 2700 W. Blue Ridge Dr.; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com

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MARCH MARCH 11 ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE & IRISH FESTIVAL

Do a little jig, make a little luck, get down tonight in honor of the Emerald Isle. Green garb encouraged. NOMA Square; 220 N. Main St.; 864.248.1568

MARCH 29-31 LIVING GALLERY: THIS IS MY WORD

You won’t believe your eyes when timeless works of sacred art truly come alive through actor portrayals, musicians, and vocalists. Bob Jones University; 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.770.1372; livinggallery.bju.edu

APRIL APRIL 7 IMAGINE UPSTATE FUELED BY SCANSOURCE Exciting live entertainment, inspiring intellectual experiences, and thought-

There’s no Pepé Le Pew on Skunk Farm, but there is a variety of eclectic artisans, local food trucks, and musical talent. 4063 Jordan Rd., Greer; 864.416.4515; albinoskunk.com

APRIL 15 SHALOMFEST

Even Sandler would agree: a full schedule of cultural performances, education, and cuisine makes the Upstate’s only Jewish festival so much fun-ukah. Temple of Israel; 400 Spring Forest Rd.; 864.292.1782; templeofisrael.org/shalomfest

APRIL 21 COMMUNITY TAP CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Devoted to doppelbock? A proponent of pilsner? The nation’s top breweries will have something to sate your suds ‘buds. Fluor Field at the West End; 945 S. Main St.; 864.631.2525; fest.thecommunitytap.com

MAY MAY 4 BLUE RIDGE FEST

Part fundraiser and part fun, this old-school party features a classic car cruise-in, prize raffle, and beachy shaggin’. Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative; 734 W. Main St., Pickens; 800.240.3400; blueridgefest.com

MAY 4-5 PELHAM MEDICAL CENTER GREER FAMILY FEST

MAY 5 REEDY RIVER DUCK DERBY

Ducks ahoy! The Reedy River runs yellow as thousands of “adopted” rubber waterfowl race to the finish for fantastic prizes. Falls Park on the Reedy; 601 S. Main St.; 864.420.1052; reedyriverduckderby.com

MAY 17-20 THE GREEK FESTIVAL

Shop around the Plaka marketplace, maybe check out the Hellenic dancers. But whatever you do, don’t skip the baklava sundae. St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral; Elford & Townes Sts.; 864.233.8531; greekforaday.com

MAY-JULY UPSTATE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY BANK OF AMERICA

To be or not to be? There’s really no question when talented Upstate actors honor the Bard of Avon on stage. Falls Park on the Reedy; 601 S. Main St.; 864.235.6948; warehousetheatre.com/season/ upstate-shakespeare-festival

MAY 25 BREW IN THE ZOO

The primates won’t be the only ones monkeying around when the Greenville Zoo opens its gates for a few late-night libations. Greenville Zoo; 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com

JUNE SUMMER ON AUGUSTA

Summer is hot, but this block is hotter. Welcome the season Southern-style with neighborhood cookouts, tomato pie contests, and shagging. Various Augusta Street Locations; 864.325.6534; onlyonaugusta.com

JUNE 15-24 CHAUTAUQUA HISTORY ALIVE FESTIVAL: COURAGE

Eminent figures that emboldened and influenced— Harriet Tubman, Francis Marion, Clara Barton—headline this year’s bill of historical storytelling. Various Locations; 864.244.1499; greenvillechautauqua.org

JULY JULY 4 WELLS FARGO RED, WHITE & BLUE

Look out for things that go boom in the night at this downtown tradition that combines fireworks with activities and music. Downtown Greenville; S. Main St. from Court St. to Augusta Rd.; events.greenvillesc.gov

AUGUST AUGUST 9-19 RESTAURANT WEEK GREENVILLE

Make your reservations now for a wallet-friendly night out at participating casual and fine dining restaurants. Bon appetit! Various Greenville Area Restaurants; 803.765.9000; restaurantweekgreenville.com

SHE—THE UPSTATE WOMEN’S SHOW

It wouldn’t be the ultimate girls weekend without a few upscale fashion shows, DIY crafting, celebrity guests, and shopping! TD Convention Center; 1 Exposition Dr.; 864.235.1073; shegreenville.com

SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 7 SIPPIN’ SAFARI

Beware: Your kiddos may never want to leave after a day full of playful activities, live music, and vendor eats. Downtown Greer; 864.877.3131; greerchamber.com/greer-family-fest

It’s an epicurean expedition— minus the bugs—as you sip and sample through a jungle of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Greenville Zoo; 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com

MAY 5 STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL AND COUNTRY FAIR

SEPTEMBER 15-16 TRAINS, TRAINS, AND MORE TRAINS

The juicy, seeded fruit is the star of the show, which features berry-centric snacks, bluegrass tunes, and fun for all ages. Slater Hall; 5 Whitney St., Slater; upstatestrawberryfestival.com

Get loco—motive, that is. Join other train buffs for a weekend of interactive layouts, operational exhibits, and other engineered fun. Mauldin Cultural Center; 101 E Butler Rd., Mauldin; 864.297.1323; mauld inculturalcenter. com/events/com munity-events

SEPTEMBER 8 & 22 WAGGIN’ @ THE WATERPARK

Give your furry pal the late-summer cooldown they deserve with a splash-tastic afternoon at two Upstate watering holes. Discovery Island Waterpark & Otter Creek Waterpark; 417 Baldwin Rd., Simpsonville & 101 W. Darby Rd., Greenville; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com

SEPTEMBER 14-16 INDIE CRAFT PARADE

It’s an homage to the handmade! Browse the Makers Collective marketplace for wearables, paper products, jewelry, 3D art, and other items. indiecraftparade.com

SEPTEMBER 21-22 MAULDIN BBQ COOK-OFF

Get a plateful of the Southeast’s best BBQ and fixin’s, smoked, pulled, and sauced by teams of card-carrying ‘cue aficionados. Mauldin Cultural Center; 101 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin; 864.335.4862; mauldinbbq.com

OCTOBER OCTOBER 4-6 ALBINO SKUNK MUSIC FESTIVAL

To really go full Skunk— immersing in the diverse music schedule, homespun wares and food truck fare—we recommend camping out. 4063 Jordan Rd., Greer; 864.416.4515; albinoskunk.com

OCTOBER 4-7 NOMA OKTOBERFEST

It may not be Germany, but downtown’s biergarten wears its lederhosen well with bottomless steins, Bratwurst, and plenty of oompah. NOMA Square; 220 N. Main St.; 864.248.1568; nomasquare.com

OCTOBER 6 AUNT HET FESTIVAL

Nearly 40 years old, the fall fete has small-town heart with traditional quilt shows, classic cars, and amusements. Fountain Inn Activity Center; 610 Fairview St., Fountain Inn; 864.862.2586; fountaininnchamber.org

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Signature Event

MAY 11-13 ARTISPHERE

The annual arts bash attracts creators of all mediums for a vibrant, colorful weekend highlighted by art-in-progress stage shows, gourmet experiences, and a marketplace of unique, buyable pieces. Main Street, Downtown Greenville; S. Main St. from Court St. to the West End; artisphere.org

OCTOBER 6 GET OUT! GREENVILLE PRESENTED BY GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM

Get a little dirty at Greenville Rec’s annual outdoors blast, featuring sporty exhibitors, athletic demos, trail races, and games. Conestee Park; 840 Mauldin Rd.; 864.288.6470; getoutgreenville.com

MID-OCTOBER COUNTYBANK GREER STATION OKTOBERFEST

Knackwurst, pretzels, and spaetzle, oh my! Party like a brat-star with a cold Warsteiner in hand and a Bavarian band on stage. Downtown Greer; 864.877.3131; greerchamber.com

OCTOBER 12-13 ARTOBERFEST

The sale of each handmade good here supports the Shriners Hospitals. Upcountry Provisions Bakery & Bistro; 6809 State Park Rd.; 864.834.8433; upcountryprovisions.com/artoberfest

OCTOBER 19-21; 26-28 BOO IN THE ZOO

Bring your pint-sized Batman to load up on treats at countless candy stations, and visit the Not Very

Scary House. Greenville Zoo; 150 Cleveland Park Dr; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com

OCTOBER 20 EURO AUTO FESTIVAL

A European invasion on the East Coast, the exclusive event attracts prominent speakers, stylish vehicle lineups, and guaranteed automotive envy. Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center and the Preserve at Verdae; 670 Verdae Blvd.; 864.802.5300; euroautofestival.com

LATE OCTOBER FASHION ON THE TOWN

The TOWN fashion passport guides your chic shopping crawl throughout local retailers, where sensational prizes, ritzy rewards, and savings await. Various Greenville Area Boutiques; towncarolina.com/fott

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THAT’S THE TICKET EVENTS OCTOBER 26-28 ENCHANTED FOREST PRESENTED BY SAFE KIDS UPSTATE

Friendly fairytale faces like Shrek and Sleeping Beauty reside in these magical woods, ready to fill your bag with goodies. Pavilion Recreation Complex; 400 Scottswood Rd., Taylors; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com

OCTOBER 27 HALLOWEEN AT HERITAGE PARK

No bones about it! Admission to the bouncy inflatables, trick or treating, and spooky games is free at Heritage Park. Heritage Park; 861 S.E. Main St., Simpsonville; 864.963.3781; simpsonvillechamber.com

NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 1-10 NEW SOUTH COMEDY FESTIVAL

Laugh along with more than

200 sketch, improv, and standup comedians, then sign up for a workshop led by the pros. Various Locations; 864.256.1467; newsouthcomedy.com

WEEKLY EVENTS

NOVEMBER 9-11 OPEN STUDIOS

Greenville’s diverse artistic community gives patrons a behind-thescenes glimpse into the soul of an artist and the process of creation. Various Greenville Artists’ Studios; 864.467.3132; greenvillearts.com

NOVEMBER 16-JANUARY 21 UNITED COMMUNITY BANK ICE ON MAIN Glide over ice with the greatest of ease at downtown’s open-air rink. Fuel up on hot cocoa in between sessions. Village Green, Downtown; 206 S. Main St.; 864.467.4355; iceonmain.com

NOVEMBER-JANUARY THE DRIVE-THRU CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW

Fully synchronized with Christmas tunes and complete with Santa’s Village, even Clark Griswold would approve of this spectacular holiday wonderland. Heritage Park Amphitheatre; 861 S.E. Main St., Simpsonville; christmasatheritagepark.com

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Signature Event

SEPTEMBER 20-23 EUPHORIA

Internationally recognized as a premier foodie fest, Euphoria hosts renowned culinary artisans and seasoned sommeliers to create the ultimate edible weekend. The stellar lineup includes cooking presentations, concerts, and chef dinners.

DECEMBER DECEMBER 1 SAFARI SANTA

Even Santa needs a break from the North Pole. Snap a keepsake photo before chowing down on milk and cookies. The Greenville Zoo; 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com

Kick off your good ol’ fashioned family Christmas with a procession of joyfully decorated floats, marching bands, and St. Nick himself. Downtown Greenville; Main St. from Augusta Rd. to Washington St.; events.greenvillesc.gov Signature Event

OCTOBER 12-14 BB&T FALL FOR GREENVILLE

There’s only one place in the Upstate where you’ll catch top musical acts, nosh savory Southern eats, and expand your kitchen knowledge with professional culinary shows. Need we say more? Downtown Greenville; Main St. from North St. to Augusta Rd.; fallforgreenville.net

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MAY & SEPTEMBER FIDELITY INVESTMENTS MOONLIGHT MOVIES

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic basket and relax under the stars during downtown’s seasonal classic film screenings. Falls Park on the Reedy; 601 S. Main St.; events.greenvillesc.gov

JUNE 6-AUGUST 29 SCANSOURCE REEDY RIVER CONCERTS

Main St., Downtown Greenville; 864.233.5663; euphoriagreenville.com

DECEMBER 1 POINSETTIA CHRISTMAS PARADE

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WEDNESDAYS

DECEMBER 1-9 DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY HAPPENING

A holly jolly Christmas is in store for all when downtown businesses strut their seasonal stuff with Yuletide entertainment and events. Main Street, Downtown Greenville; downtownholidayhappening.com

DECEMBER 1-31 ST. FRANCIS FESTIVAL OF TREES

Downtown lodgings get a merry makeover when local businesses and organizations attempt to outtrim each other with unconventional adornments.

Downtown Greenville Hotels; 864.255.1040; stfrancisfoundation. com/events/festivaloftrees.aspx

Summer nights seem to last just a bit longer when accompanied by free music, food trucks, and local merchants. TD Stage at the Peace Center Amphitheatre; 101 W. Broad St.; events.greenvillesc.gov

DECEMBER 8 THE VERY MERRY LOCAL CHRISTMAS MARKET AT TRAILBLAZER PARK

THURSDAYS MARCH 15-AUGUST 30: PIEDMONT NATURAL GAS DOWNTOWN ALIVE

Nearly 50,000 people converge on NOMA Square annually to rock out and raise funds for the city’s Metropolitan Arts Council. NOMA Square; 220 N. Main St.; events.greenvillesc.gov

MAY 24-AUGUST 2 MUSIC BY THE LAKE

Showcasing a variety of musical genres, Furman’s summertime performances are near-idyllic when enjoyed by the campus’s stunning waterfront. Furman University; 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2086; furman. edu/summermusic

FRIDAYS MARCH 16SEPTEMBER 28 GREENVILLE HERITAGE MAIN STREET FRIDAYS

TGIF! The popular weekly concerts feature a rotating lineup of musicians, kids zone, beer trucks, and regional exhibitors. NOMA Square; 220 N. Main St.; events.greenvillesc.gov

FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH FIRST FRIDAYS Art lovers of all kinds can take part in this crawl-style tour through a number of Upstate galleries and studio spaces. Open Houses at Area Artists’ Studios and Galleries; 864.325.4445; firstfridaysgreenville.com

SATURDAYS MAY 5-OCTOBER 27 TD SATURDAY MARKET

Bring your own bag. Better yet, make it two and stock up on organic produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, and more. Downtown Greenville; S. Main St. from Washington St. to Court St.; saturdaymarketlive.com

Gift-giving is made simple at this old-timey emporium, where potters, printmakers, blacksmiths, and bakers are the new Christmas elves. Trailblazer Park; 235 Trailblazer Dr., Travelers Rest; 864.834.7958; trailblazerpark.com

INDIE CRAFT PARADE HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP

Santa, Shmanta. You’ll be the one they’re writing to once your friends and family unwrap these handcrafted stocking stuffers. indiecraftparade.com

CHRISTMAS AT THE CITY OF GREER

The season starts with a customary tree lighting ceremony and an evening with a sackful of holiday cheer and harmonies. Downtown Greer; 864.968.7004; cityofgreer.org

HOLIDAY FAIR

If you’re making a list, this award-winning bazaar checks it twice with an array of gifts, crafts, and other wares. TD Convention Center; 1 Exposition Dr.; 864.233.2562; holidayfairgreenville.com

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Signature Event

MAY 14-20 BMW CHARITY PRO-AM PRESENTED BY SYNNEX CORPORATION Whether you’re a sports fan or simply seeking celebrities, BMW’s ProAm pair-off invites you to spectate on Greenville’s scenic golf greens. The annual tournament has raised millions for Upstate causes since 2001. Thornblade Club, The Preserve at Verdae, The Furman University Golf Club; bmwcharitygolf.com

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THAT’S THE TICKET EVENTS OCTOBER 26-28 ENCHANTED FOREST PRESENTED BY SAFE KIDS UPSTATE

Friendly fairytale faces like Shrek and Sleeping Beauty reside in these magical woods, ready to fill your bag with goodies. Pavilion Recreation Complex; 400 Scottswood Rd., Taylors; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com

OCTOBER 27 HALLOWEEN AT HERITAGE PARK

No bones about it! Admission to the bouncy inflatables, trick or treating, and spooky games is free at Heritage Park. Heritage Park; 861 S.E. Main St., Simpsonville; 864.963.3781; simpsonvillechamber.com

NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 1-10 NEW SOUTH COMEDY FESTIVAL

Laugh along with more than

200 sketch, improv, and standup comedians, then sign up for a workshop led by the pros. Various Locations; 864.256.1467; newsouthcomedy.com

WEEKLY EVENTS

NOVEMBER 9-11 OPEN STUDIOS

Greenville’s diverse artistic community gives patrons a behind-thescenes glimpse into the soul of an artist and the process of creation. Various Greenville Artists’ Studios; 864.467.3132; greenvillearts.com

NOVEMBER 16-JANUARY 21 UNITED COMMUNITY BANK ICE ON MAIN Glide over ice with the greatest of ease at downtown’s open-air rink. Fuel up on hot cocoa in between sessions. Village Green, Downtown; 206 S. Main St.; 864.467.4355; iceonmain.com

NOVEMBER-JANUARY THE DRIVE-THRU CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW

Fully synchronized with Christmas tunes and complete with Santa’s Village, even Clark Griswold would approve of this spectacular holiday wonderland. Heritage Park Amphitheatre; 861 S.E. Main St., Simpsonville; christmasatheritagepark.com

S

Signature Event

SEPTEMBER 20-23 EUPHORIA

Internationally recognized as a premier foodie fest, Euphoria hosts renowned culinary artisans and seasoned sommeliers to create the ultimate edible weekend. The stellar lineup includes cooking presentations, concerts, and chef dinners.

DECEMBER DECEMBER 1 SAFARI SANTA

Even Santa needs a break from the North Pole. Snap a keepsake photo before chowing down on milk and cookies. The Greenville Zoo; 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com

Kick off your good ol’ fashioned family Christmas with a procession of joyfully decorated floats, marching bands, and St. Nick himself. Downtown Greenville; Main St. from Augusta Rd. to Washington St.; events.greenvillesc.gov Signature Event

OCTOBER 12-14 BB&T FALL FOR GREENVILLE

There’s only one place in the Upstate where you’ll catch top musical acts, nosh savory Southern eats, and expand your kitchen knowledge with professional culinary shows. Need we say more? Downtown Greenville; Main St. from North St. to Augusta Rd.; fallforgreenville.net

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MAY & SEPTEMBER FIDELITY INVESTMENTS MOONLIGHT MOVIES

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic basket and relax under the stars during downtown’s seasonal classic film screenings. Falls Park on the Reedy; 601 S. Main St.; events.greenvillesc.gov

JUNE 6-AUGUST 29 SCANSOURCE REEDY RIVER CONCERTS

Main St., Downtown Greenville; 864.233.5663; euphoriagreenville.com

DECEMBER 1 POINSETTIA CHRISTMAS PARADE

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WEDNESDAYS

DECEMBER 1-9 DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY HAPPENING

A holly jolly Christmas is in store for all when downtown businesses strut their seasonal stuff with Yuletide entertainment and events. Main Street, Downtown Greenville; downtownholidayhappening.com

DECEMBER 1-31 ST. FRANCIS FESTIVAL OF TREES

Downtown lodgings get a merry makeover when local businesses and organizations attempt to outtrim each other with unconventional adornments.

Downtown Greenville Hotels; 864.255.1040; stfrancisfoundation. com/events/festivaloftrees.aspx

Summer nights seem to last just a bit longer when accompanied by free music, food trucks, and local merchants. TD Stage at the Peace Center Amphitheatre; 101 W. Broad St.; events.greenvillesc.gov

DECEMBER 8 THE VERY MERRY LOCAL CHRISTMAS MARKET AT TRAILBLAZER PARK

THURSDAYS MARCH 15-AUGUST 30: PIEDMONT NATURAL GAS DOWNTOWN ALIVE

Nearly 50,000 people converge on NOMA Square annually to rock out and raise funds for the city’s Metropolitan Arts Council. NOMA Square; 220 N. Main St.; events.greenvillesc.gov

MAY 24-AUGUST 2 MUSIC BY THE LAKE

Showcasing a variety of musical genres, Furman’s summertime performances are near-idyllic when enjoyed by the campus’s stunning waterfront. Furman University; 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2086; furman. edu/summermusic

FRIDAYS MARCH 16SEPTEMBER 28 GREENVILLE HERITAGE MAIN STREET FRIDAYS

TGIF! The popular weekly concerts feature a rotating lineup of musicians, kids zone, beer trucks, and regional exhibitors. NOMA Square; 220 N. Main St.; events.greenvillesc.gov

FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH FIRST FRIDAYS Art lovers of all kinds can take part in this crawl-style tour through a number of Upstate galleries and studio spaces. Open Houses at Area Artists’ Studios and Galleries; 864.325.4445; firstfridaysgreenville.com

SATURDAYS MAY 5-OCTOBER 27 TD SATURDAY MARKET

Bring your own bag. Better yet, make it two and stock up on organic produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, and more. Downtown Greenville; S. Main St. from Washington St. to Court St.; saturdaymarketlive.com

Gift-giving is made simple at this old-timey emporium, where potters, printmakers, blacksmiths, and bakers are the new Christmas elves. Trailblazer Park; 235 Trailblazer Dr., Travelers Rest; 864.834.7958; trailblazerpark.com

INDIE CRAFT PARADE HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP

Santa, Shmanta. You’ll be the one they’re writing to once your friends and family unwrap these handcrafted stocking stuffers. indiecraftparade.com

CHRISTMAS AT THE CITY OF GREER

The season starts with a customary tree lighting ceremony and an evening with a sackful of holiday cheer and harmonies. Downtown Greer; 864.968.7004; cityofgreer.org

HOLIDAY FAIR

If you’re making a list, this award-winning bazaar checks it twice with an array of gifts, crafts, and other wares. TD Convention Center; 1 Exposition Dr.; 864.233.2562; holidayfairgreenville.com

S

Signature Event

MAY 14-20 BMW CHARITY PRO-AM PRESENTED BY SYNNEX CORPORATION Whether you’re a sports fan or simply seeking celebrities, BMW’s ProAm pair-off invites you to spectate on Greenville’s scenic golf greens. The annual tournament has raised millions for Upstate causes since 2001. Thornblade Club, The Preserve at Verdae, The Furman University Golf Club; bmwcharitygolf.com

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THAT CONTEST COVER ART

Celebrating the tangible textures of the city as well as its history as the world’s textile capital, artist Sarah Mandell created a needle-felted scene with dyed wool fiber, encased in a handcrafted walnut frame.

Pulsating with the vibrant energy of the riverfront on a gorgeous summer day, artist Vladimir Demidovich captured Falls Park on the Reedy at its best and brightest.

A HANDCRAFTED EXPERIENCE AWAITS. T I C K E T S O N S A L E | A PRIL ��, ����

Creative Genius

In a place as enamored of the arts as Greenville, it only made sense to tap into the remarkable pool of local talent for ideas for our Guide cover! That’s exactly what we did, inviting area artists to articulate their own expression of what makes Greenville, SC, such a special place through their artwork. Their responses were as exciting and inspired as they were diverse. From stained glass to multi-media expressions to paint on canvas to the written word, we were thrilled to receive nearly 50 exceptional submissions. And while only one could be chosen to grace the cover of our Guide, we wanted to share some of the other wonderful work with you in anticipation of your visit! We’re grateful to all of the gifted artists who participated for sharing their time, energy, and enormous talents in helping us share Greenville with you.

Artist Mollie Greene’s Greenville Collage is an engaging, hand-cut paper masterpiece depicting a variety of Greenville’s highlights, including downtown’s Liberty Bridge and the West End’s Fluor Field.

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Jean-Baptiste Chuat described his mixedmedia entry this way: “The image is supposed to invite the viewer into a city that is multicultural, vibrant, and modern while embracing a center, Falls Park, of nature and harmony.”

euphoriagreenville.com


THAT CONTEST COVER ART

Celebrating the tangible textures of the city as well as its history as the world’s textile capital, artist Sarah Mandell created a needle-felted scene with dyed wool fiber, encased in a handcrafted walnut frame.

Pulsating with the vibrant energy of the riverfront on a gorgeous summer day, artist Vladimir Demidovich captured Falls Park on the Reedy at its best and brightest.

A HANDCRAFTED EXPERIENCE AWAITS. T I C K E T S O N S A L E | A PRIL ��, ����

Creative Genius

In a place as enamored of the arts as Greenville, it only made sense to tap into the remarkable pool of local talent for ideas for our Guide cover! That’s exactly what we did, inviting area artists to articulate their own expression of what makes Greenville, SC, such a special place through their artwork. Their responses were as exciting and inspired as they were diverse. From stained glass to multi-media expressions to paint on canvas to the written word, we were thrilled to receive nearly 50 exceptional submissions. And while only one could be chosen to grace the cover of our Guide, we wanted to share some of the other wonderful work with you in anticipation of your visit! We’re grateful to all of the gifted artists who participated for sharing their time, energy, and enormous talents in helping us share Greenville with you.

Artist Mollie Greene’s Greenville Collage is an engaging, hand-cut paper masterpiece depicting a variety of Greenville’s highlights, including downtown’s Liberty Bridge and the West End’s Fluor Field.

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Jean-Baptiste Chuat described his mixedmedia entry this way: “The image is supposed to invite the viewer into a city that is multicultural, vibrant, and modern while embracing a center, Falls Park, of nature and harmony.”

euphoriagreenville.com


WISH YOU WERE HERE

GREENVILLE’S

Grand Experience Night Refrains

Live Music

When the lights go down, this city comes alive! Sidewalks bustle, restaurants fill with eager patrons, and the streets spill over with the sweet refrains of live, local music. From music festivals like Euphoria to a euphoric Friday night, discovering what makes your heart sing is simple here.

The Westin Poinsett – the only historic AAA four-diamond hotel in Greenville, S.C.

The Carolinas’ Finest Hotel for more than 90 years. Your sophisticated home in the heart of Greenville’s downtown area. Whatever brings you to the city, you’ll be delighted with our rich history and prime location. Gorgeously appointed rooms and suites designed to enhance your well-being. Stay fit and focused with a visit to the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, or stop by Spoonbread Restaurant for delicious, Southern-accented cuisine. Consider planning your next social event with us in one of our magnificent ballrooms, and benefit from our award-winning service.

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120 S MAIN ST., GREENVILLE, SC • 864.421.9700 • WESTINPOINSETTGREENVILLE.COM


WISH YOU WERE HERE

GREENVILLE’S

Grand Experience Night Refrains

Live Music

When the lights go down, this city comes alive! Sidewalks bustle, restaurants fill with eager patrons, and the streets spill over with the sweet refrains of live, local music. From music festivals like Euphoria to a euphoric Friday night, discovering what makes your heart sing is simple here.

The Westin Poinsett – the only historic AAA four-diamond hotel in Greenville, S.C.

The Carolinas’ Finest Hotel for more than 90 years. Your sophisticated home in the heart of Greenville’s downtown area. Whatever brings you to the city, you’ll be delighted with our rich history and prime location. Gorgeously appointed rooms and suites designed to enhance your well-being. Stay fit and focused with a visit to the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, or stop by Spoonbread Restaurant for delicious, Southern-accented cuisine. Consider planning your next social event with us in one of our magnificent ballrooms, and benefit from our award-winning service.

K1216A

120 S MAIN ST., GREENVILLE, SC • 864.421.9700 • WESTINPOINSETTGREENVILLE.COM


THAT’s the spot

EAT & DRINK

AMERICAN THE ANCHORAGE

This eclectic neighborhood restaurant located 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

ARTISAN

Pecan-crusted trout and shrimp and grits number among the tempting items on the menu of the dining room at the Greenville Marriott. • One Parkway East; 864.297.0300; artisangreenville.com; $$

AUGUSTA GRILL

Devils Fork State Park

The menu changes daily at this neighborhood eatery, a go-to on Augusta for more than 20 years. Locals in the know drop in on Wednesday nights for the crab cake special. •1818 Augusta St., Suite 116; 864.242.0316; augustagrill.com; $$$ D

BISTRO 45 CAROLINA FRESH

Focusing on fresh regional products from SC growers and producers, the Hilton Greenville’s restaurant menu highlights the likes of cedar-roasted salmon and a flame-roasted bone-in pork chop. • 45 W. Orchard Park Dr.; 864.232.4747; greenvillesc.hilton.com; $$

CALIFORNIA DREAMING RESTAURANT For generous portions, reasonable prices, and fresh American cuisine head to California Dreaming for a laid-back night out. Entrées range from baby back ribs to fresh seafood and pasta. • 40 Beacon Dr.; 864.234.9000; californiadreaming.rest/location/greenville-sc; $$

CAROLINA ALE HOUSE

American favorites on the menu, 20 TV screens, and a rooftop bar make Carolina Ale House a family-friendly place to enjoy a burger while you root for your favorite team. • 113 S. Main St.; 864.351.0521; carolinaalehouse.com; $$

Order a guide at SouthCarolinaParks.com or pick one up at any state park, and collect a stamp at each park you visit to start your journey toward becoming an Ultimate Outsider. Get a jump-start on the adventure at one of the many parks located in the Greenville area, including:

CRAFT 670 RESTAURANT & BAR

Set inside the airy atrium of the Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center, the newly rebranded Craft 670 Restaurant serves up a contemporary take on Southern-inspired dishes. • 670 Verdae Blvd.; 864.676.9090; embassysuitesgreenville.com; $$

Caesars Head • Croft • Devils Fork • Jones Gap • KeoweeToxaway • Kings Mountain • Lake Hartwell • Oconee • Oconee Station • Paris Mountain • Sadlers Creek • Table Rock Trappe Door Burger of the Day

D R $ $$ $$$

Dinner Only Reservations Suggested $15 or less $16 to $25 More than $25

Prices are based on the average cost of a dinner entrée (or lunch entrée if dinner is not served)

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THAT’s the spot

EAT & DRINK

AMERICAN THE ANCHORAGE

This eclectic neighborhood restaurant located 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

ARTISAN

Pecan-crusted trout and shrimp and grits number among the tempting items on the menu of the dining room at the Greenville Marriott. • One Parkway East; 864.297.0300; artisangreenville.com; $$

AUGUSTA GRILL

Devils Fork State Park

The menu changes daily at this neighborhood eatery, a go-to on Augusta for more than 20 years. Locals in the know drop in on Wednesday nights for the crab cake special. •1818 Augusta St., Suite 116; 864.242.0316; augustagrill.com; $$$ D

BISTRO 45 CAROLINA FRESH

Focusing on fresh regional products from SC growers and producers, the Hilton Greenville’s restaurant menu highlights the likes of cedar-roasted salmon and a flame-roasted bone-in pork chop. • 45 W. Orchard Park Dr.; 864.232.4747; greenvillesc.hilton.com; $$

CALIFORNIA DREAMING RESTAURANT For generous portions, reasonable prices, and fresh American cuisine head to California Dreaming for a laid-back night out. Entrées range from baby back ribs to fresh seafood and pasta. • 40 Beacon Dr.; 864.234.9000; californiadreaming.rest/location/greenville-sc; $$

CAROLINA ALE HOUSE

American favorites on the menu, 20 TV screens, and a rooftop bar make Carolina Ale House a family-friendly place to enjoy a burger while you root for your favorite team. • 113 S. Main St.; 864.351.0521; carolinaalehouse.com; $$

Order a guide at SouthCarolinaParks.com or pick one up at any state park, and collect a stamp at each park you visit to start your journey toward becoming an Ultimate Outsider. Get a jump-start on the adventure at one of the many parks located in the Greenville area, including:

CRAFT 670 RESTAURANT & BAR

Set inside the airy atrium of the Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center, the newly rebranded Craft 670 Restaurant serves up a contemporary take on Southern-inspired dishes. • 670 Verdae Blvd.; 864.676.9090; embassysuitesgreenville.com; $$

Caesars Head • Croft • Devils Fork • Jones Gap • KeoweeToxaway • Kings Mountain • Lake Hartwell • Oconee • Oconee Station • Paris Mountain • Sadlers Creek • Table Rock Trappe Door Burger of the Day

D R $ $$ $$$

Dinner Only Reservations Suggested $15 or less $16 to $25 More than $25

Prices are based on the average cost of a dinner entrée (or lunch entrée if dinner is not served)

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features everything from buttermilk-brined fried chicken (served on a cornbread waffle) to catfish étoufée. Enjoy live music Friday through Sunday. • 2537 N. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.552.1998; southernculturekitchenandbar. com; $$ D

THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES GRILL MARKS

Imaginative burgers and milkshakes—including spiked versions—take center stage at this Main Street eatery. The vibe is casual, and the prime people-watching from the patio can’t be beat. • 209 S. Main St.; 864.233.5825; grillmarks.com; $

INK N IVY

Tattoo-inspired artwork decorates the walls of this three-level restaurant, which is crowned by a terrific rooftop deck. From chipotle lime chicken to maple-glazed salmon, delectable American food fills the menu. • 21 E. Coffee St.; 864.438.4698; greenville.inkanivy.com; $$

LARKIN’S ON THE RIVER

Next door to the Peace Center, Larkin’s spotlights Prime steaks and fresh seafood to complement the Reedy River view. Check out the new snack menu, served from 2pm to 5pm. • 318 S. Main St.; 864.467.9777; larkinsontheriver.com; $$$ R

LTO BURGER BAR

More than 25 beers on tap, milkshakes, and one-of-akind burgers (think duck with bacon-date jam and kohlrabi slaw) bring diners in for more. Vegan and vegetarian burgers are also available. • 2541 N. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.214.1483; ltoburgerbargvl.com; $

MAC’S SPEED SHOP

Known for its Carolina barbecue, Mac’s diverse menu includes pork, chicken, and brisket paired with Southern comfort sides such as mac ‘n’ cheese, hush puppies, and cheddar grits. • 930 S. Main St.; 864.239.0286; macspeedshop. com/greenville-sc; $

SPOONBREAD RESTAURANT

Mac’s Speed Shop MARY BETH’S AT MCBEE STATION

Locally renowned for excellent breakfasts (try the lemon ricotta pancakes), Mary Beth’s also serves innovative salads and sandwiches for lunch as well as steak, seafood, and pasta entrées at dinner. • 500 E. McBee Ave., Suite 109; 864.242.2535; marybethsatmcbee.com; $$

MARY’S RESTAURANT AT FALLS COTTAGE

Mary Jones serves comfort food for lunch and weekend brunch in an 1893 cottage bordering Falls Park on the Reedy. Regulars favor the hot chicken salad, served with broccoli salad and a biscuit. • 615 S. Main St.; 864.298.0005; fallscottage.com; $

NORTHAMPTON WINE + DINE

Serving dinner Monday through Saturday, and lunch on Saturday, this downtown café’s featured wines and refined menu items prove a perfect pairing. • 211 E. Broad St.; 864.271.3919; northamptonwineanddine.com; $$$

NOSE DIVE

This upscale gastropub has been reinvented with windows that open onto Main Street, and Crafted bar upstairs. Dishes like crispy cured duck breast have kicked up the menu of urban comfort food. • 116 S. Main St.; 864.373.7300; thenosedive.com; $$

5-TO-TRY FOODIE HEAVEN ON WHEELS Some of the most dynamic dishes in Greenville served up on the go.

RESTAURANT 17

Chef Nick Graves’s skillfully prepared seasonal cuisine (think charred miso short ribs with bamboo rice grits) and gorgeous mountain views at Hotel Domestique, owned by cyclist George Hincapie. • 10 Road of Vines, Travelers Rest; 864.516.1254; restaurant17.com; $$$ D R

ROOST RESTAURANT

The Hyatt Regency’s soil-to-city restaurant shines a light on local ingredients. Snag a seat at the Kitchen Counter to watch the chefs, or perch on the outdoor patio overlooking NOMA Square. • 220 N. Main St.; 864.298.2424; roostrestaurant.com; $$

SOBY’S NEW SOUTH CUISINE

Fusing Southern recipes with contemporary flair, Soby’s offers new twists on old favorites. Cornmeal-dusted frogs’ legs and seared mountain trout with Carolina Gold rice will give you the idea. • 207 S. Main St.; 864.232.7007; sobys.com; $$$ D R

SOUTHERN CULTURE KITCHEN AND BAR Priding itself on madefrom-scratch Southern cuisine at down-home prices, Southern Culture

STAX OMEGA DINER AND BAKERY

This family-owned diner has been a Greenville favorite since 1988. No wonder, with comfort food like a roasted half chicken, hand-pressed burgers, and sweets from Stax Bakery next door. • 72 Orchard Park Dr.; 864.297.6639; staxs.net; $

STELLA’S SOUTHERN BISTRO

Chef/owner Jason Scholz skillfully interprets Southern cuisine using products from local farms. Delicious results yield Carolina coast fish specials and a grilled Heritage Farms pork chop with twicebaked cheddar grits. • 684-C Fairview Rd., Simpsonville; 864.757.1212; stellasbistro.com; $$$ R

STEWART PENICK’S TERRACE

Stone Cold Sally Milkshake from LTO Burger

“Southern cuisine with a twist” amounts to madefrom-scratch fare such as lemon poppy seed French toast for breakfast and Cajun-spiced shrimp and grits at dinner. • 654 S. Main St.; 864.844.8024; terracerestaurants.com; $$

BISCUIT HEAD

Scratch-made biscuits with a flight of three gravies is the way to get your biscuit fix at this popular breakfast place, run by a husband-and-wife team from Asheville, North Carolina. • 823 S. Church St., #200; 864.248.0371; biscuitheads.com; $

BUTTERCREAM BAKEHOUSE

Lunch may understandably take a back seat to the mouth-watering collection of classic French macarons, cupcakes, pastries, and cakes—including wedding cakes—that tempt your taste buds at this artisanal bakery. • 801 Buncombe Rd.; 864.313.1816; buttercreambakehouse.com; $

CAFE AT WILLIAMS HARDWARE

Open for lunch daily and breakfast on weekends, this downhome spot resides in a former hardware store. Don’t miss the cool shop up front that stocks South Carolina-made items. • 13 S. Main St., Travelers Rest; 864.834.7888. cafeatwilliamshardware.com; $

THE CHOCOLATE MOOSE BAKERY & CAFÉ

Inside M. Judson Booksellers, Chocolate Moose bakes dreamy desserts daily from scratch. Check their website for the menu of seasonal cupcake flavors, which changes with each day of the week. • 130 S. Main St.; 864.232.2121; thechocolatemoosesc.com; $

FAMOUS TOASTERY GREENVILLE

Mornings in Greenville recently got brighter with the addition of this North Carolina breakfast chain. If you’re in a hurry, pick up one of Famous Toastery’s hot or cold Grab-and-Go options. • 104 S. Main St., Suite 105;

864.509.0093; famoustoastery. com/location/greenville-sc; $

LE PETIT CROISSANT

Since he opened his chocolate shop in downtown Greenville last summer, French master chocolatier and pastry chef Vincent Caradonna has been satisfying sweet cravings with French macarons, croissants, pastries, and hand-crafted chocolates. • 640 S. Main St.; 864.520.1555; lepetitcroissantgreenville. com; $

RAINER’S CAFE + BAR

A bevy of sandwiches come with small-batch sides in an inspiring space adorned with the work of local artists. From Thursday to Saturday nights, Rainer’s nextdoor bar is a laid-back place to hang. • 610-A S. Main St.; 864.232.1753; rainerscafeandbar.com; $

RUNWAY CAFE

Watch the planes take off and land at Greenville Downtown Airport while you savor burgers, wraps, salads, and soups. The kiddos will go for the fried Oreos for dessert. • 21 Airport Rd. Ext.; 864.991.8488; runway cafegmu.com; $

STROSSNER’S BAKERY & CAFÉ

Long a sweet Greenville tradition, Strossner’s serves up hot breakfasts and homespun lunch fare. Locals come here for the bakery’s enticing array of European-style cakes, cookies, breads, and other desserts. • 21 Roper Mountain Rd.; 864.233.3996; strossners.com; $

TANDEM CRÊPERIE FOOD TRUCK

AUTOMATIC TACO

COASTAL CRUST

This mobile taqueria specializes in fresh, creative, and seasonally inspired tacos. The Korean pork belly is a local favorite and a musttry menu mainstay.

Neapolitan-style pizza featuring eclectic flavors prepared in a restored 1955 Chevy complete with wood-fired pizza oven. Look out for the brickand-mortar version coming soon to the Village of West Greenville.

Sweet and savory crepes and coffees whipped up in a renovated yellow VW bus—totally cool, dude! This is the mobile version of Travelers Rest favorite Tandem Crêperie and Coffeehouse.

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Named for its erstwhile signature dish and set inside the Westin Poinsett hotel, Spoonbread’s high-ceilinged dining room makes an elegant spot for a leisurely lunch or Sunday brunch with the family. • 120 S. Main St.; 864.421.9700; westinpoinsettgreenville.com; $

BAKERIES & CAFÉS

SULLY’S STEAMERS

Everything comes on a freshmade bagel at this casual downtown eatery. Once assembled, sandwiches are steamed in order to soften the bagel and fuse the flavors deliciously together. • 6 E. Washington St.; 864.509.6061; sullyssteamers.com; $

SWAMP RABBIT CAFE AND GROCERY Drive, or better yet, ride your bike to this bakery/café/grocery on mile 31.5 of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail for sandwiches, pizza, and smoothies, all made from ingredients grown on local farms. • 205 Cedar Lane Rd. 864.255.3385; swamprabbitcafe.com; $

UPCOUNTRY PROVISIONS BAKERY & BISTRO

Husband-and-wife-chefs Steve and Cheryl Kraus run this bakery and sandwich shop in Travelers Rest. It’s worth the drive for freshbaked breads and pastries, terrific sandwiches, and the killer chocolate brownies. • 6809 State Park Rd., Travelers Rest; 864.834.8433; upcountryprovisions.com; $

BARBECUE LOCAL CUE LLC

Wings, ribs, and pulled pork come with a rainbow of barbecue sauces, from South Carolina gold to Alabama white. Wash it down with a craft beer, then challenge your friends to a game of pool, foosball, or darts. • 30 Orchard Park Dr., Suite 7; 864.288.6873; localcue.com; $

SMOKY DREAMS BARBECUE AND CATERING

Located at the corner of Woodruff Road and Highway 14, this barbecue spot smokes their pulled pork, chicken, and ribs daily. Sides such as sweet vinegar coleslaw

and sweet potato crunch come with each entrée plate. • 2131 Woodruff Rd.; 864.627.4227; smokydreamsbbq.com; $

STICKY FINGERS RIBHOUSE – MAIN STREET

Memphis-style hickory-smoked ribs, wings, and barbecue come with a side of friendly customer service at the downtown location of this barbecue favorite that is open for lunch and dinner. • 1 S. Main St.; 864.331.7427; stickyfingers.com; $$

STICKY FINGERS RIBHOUSE – WOODRUFF ROAD Like its downtown sister, Sticky Fingers on the Eastside is famous for “fall-off-the-bone delicious” ribs, wings, pulledpork barbecue, all cooked over hickory wood. Southern sides round out the meal. • 3 Market Point Dr.; 864.458.7427; sticky fingers.com; $$

COFFEEHOUSES, TEA BARS & JUICERIES COFFEE UNDERGROUND

Locals frequent this subterranean coffeehouse for its breakfast and lunch fare, homemade desserts, and coffee roasted onsite. In the evening, Coffee Underground stages improv comedy, indie films, and a full bar. • 1 E. Coffee St.; 864.298.0494; coffeeunderground.info; $

KUKA JUICE

Named for Kukamama, the Andean goddess of health and joy, Greenville’s first cold-pressed juicery touts the benefits of fresh juices and nut milks. Raw vegan items provide the food options. • 580 Perry Ave.; 864.905.1214; kukajuice.com; $

O-CHA TEA BAR

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KEEPIN’ IT FRESH

THOROUGHFARE

Farm-to-truck food purveyors whose focus on fresh, local food inspires the ever-changing menu of sandwiches, sides, salads, and more. The ahi tuna nachos are sure to get your motor runnin’.

The longest-running food truck in the area brings a rotating menu of simple dishes with big flavor. Tots smothered in bacon jam and disco tots are just the beginning of their delicious picks.

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features everything from buttermilk-brined fried chicken (served on a cornbread waffle) to catfish étoufée. Enjoy live music Friday through Sunday. • 2537 N. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.552.1998; southernculturekitchenandbar. com; $$ D

THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES GRILL MARKS

Imaginative burgers and milkshakes—including spiked versions—take center stage at this Main Street eatery. The vibe is casual, and the prime people-watching from the patio can’t be beat. • 209 S. Main St.; 864.233.5825; grillmarks.com; $

INK N IVY

Tattoo-inspired artwork decorates the walls of this three-level restaurant, which is crowned by a terrific rooftop deck. From chipotle lime chicken to maple-glazed salmon, delectable American food fills the menu. • 21 E. Coffee St.; 864.438.4698; greenville.inkanivy.com; $$

LARKIN’S ON THE RIVER

Next door to the Peace Center, Larkin’s spotlights Prime steaks and fresh seafood to complement the Reedy River view. Check out the new snack menu, served from 2pm to 5pm. • 318 S. Main St.; 864.467.9777; larkinsontheriver.com; $$$ R

LTO BURGER BAR

More than 25 beers on tap, milkshakes, and one-of-akind burgers (think duck with bacon-date jam and kohlrabi slaw) bring diners in for more. Vegan and vegetarian burgers are also available. • 2541 N. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.214.1483; ltoburgerbargvl.com; $

MAC’S SPEED SHOP

Known for its Carolina barbecue, Mac’s diverse menu includes pork, chicken, and brisket paired with Southern comfort sides such as mac ‘n’ cheese, hush puppies, and cheddar grits. • 930 S. Main St.; 864.239.0286; macspeedshop. com/greenville-sc; $

SPOONBREAD RESTAURANT

Mac’s Speed Shop MARY BETH’S AT MCBEE STATION

Locally renowned for excellent breakfasts (try the lemon ricotta pancakes), Mary Beth’s also serves innovative salads and sandwiches for lunch as well as steak, seafood, and pasta entrées at dinner. • 500 E. McBee Ave., Suite 109; 864.242.2535; marybethsatmcbee.com; $$

MARY’S RESTAURANT AT FALLS COTTAGE

Mary Jones serves comfort food for lunch and weekend brunch in an 1893 cottage bordering Falls Park on the Reedy. Regulars favor the hot chicken salad, served with broccoli salad and a biscuit. • 615 S. Main St.; 864.298.0005; fallscottage.com; $

NORTHAMPTON WINE + DINE

Serving dinner Monday through Saturday, and lunch on Saturday, this downtown café’s featured wines and refined menu items prove a perfect pairing. • 211 E. Broad St.; 864.271.3919; northamptonwineanddine.com; $$$

NOSE DIVE

This upscale gastropub has been reinvented with windows that open onto Main Street, and Crafted bar upstairs. Dishes like crispy cured duck breast have kicked up the menu of urban comfort food. • 116 S. Main St.; 864.373.7300; thenosedive.com; $$

5-TO-TRY FOODIE HEAVEN ON WHEELS Some of the most dynamic dishes in Greenville served up on the go.

RESTAURANT 17

Chef Nick Graves’s skillfully prepared seasonal cuisine (think charred miso short ribs with bamboo rice grits) and gorgeous mountain views at Hotel Domestique, owned by cyclist George Hincapie. • 10 Road of Vines, Travelers Rest; 864.516.1254; restaurant17.com; $$$ D R

ROOST RESTAURANT

The Hyatt Regency’s soil-to-city restaurant shines a light on local ingredients. Snag a seat at the Kitchen Counter to watch the chefs, or perch on the outdoor patio overlooking NOMA Square. • 220 N. Main St.; 864.298.2424; roostrestaurant.com; $$

SOBY’S NEW SOUTH CUISINE

Fusing Southern recipes with contemporary flair, Soby’s offers new twists on old favorites. Cornmeal-dusted frogs’ legs and seared mountain trout with Carolina Gold rice will give you the idea. • 207 S. Main St.; 864.232.7007; sobys.com; $$$ D R

SOUTHERN CULTURE KITCHEN AND BAR Priding itself on madefrom-scratch Southern cuisine at down-home prices, Southern Culture

STAX OMEGA DINER AND BAKERY

This family-owned diner has been a Greenville favorite since 1988. No wonder, with comfort food like a roasted half chicken, hand-pressed burgers, and sweets from Stax Bakery next door. • 72 Orchard Park Dr.; 864.297.6639; staxs.net; $

STELLA’S SOUTHERN BISTRO

Chef/owner Jason Scholz skillfully interprets Southern cuisine using products from local farms. Delicious results yield Carolina coast fish specials and a grilled Heritage Farms pork chop with twicebaked cheddar grits. • 684-C Fairview Rd., Simpsonville; 864.757.1212; stellasbistro.com; $$$ R

STEWART PENICK’S TERRACE

Stone Cold Sally Milkshake from LTO Burger

“Southern cuisine with a twist” amounts to madefrom-scratch fare such as lemon poppy seed French toast for breakfast and Cajun-spiced shrimp and grits at dinner. • 654 S. Main St.; 864.844.8024; terracerestaurants.com; $$

BISCUIT HEAD

Scratch-made biscuits with a flight of three gravies is the way to get your biscuit fix at this popular breakfast place, run by a husband-and-wife team from Asheville, North Carolina. • 823 S. Church St., #200; 864.248.0371; biscuitheads.com; $

BUTTERCREAM BAKEHOUSE

Lunch may understandably take a back seat to the mouth-watering collection of classic French macarons, cupcakes, pastries, and cakes—including wedding cakes—that tempt your taste buds at this artisanal bakery. • 801 Buncombe Rd.; 864.313.1816; buttercreambakehouse.com; $

CAFE AT WILLIAMS HARDWARE

Open for lunch daily and breakfast on weekends, this downhome spot resides in a former hardware store. Don’t miss the cool shop up front that stocks South Carolina-made items. • 13 S. Main St., Travelers Rest; 864.834.7888. cafeatwilliamshardware.com; $

THE CHOCOLATE MOOSE BAKERY & CAFÉ

Inside M. Judson Booksellers, Chocolate Moose bakes dreamy desserts daily from scratch. Check their website for the menu of seasonal cupcake flavors, which changes with each day of the week. • 130 S. Main St.; 864.232.2121; thechocolatemoosesc.com; $

FAMOUS TOASTERY GREENVILLE

Mornings in Greenville recently got brighter with the addition of this North Carolina breakfast chain. If you’re in a hurry, pick up one of Famous Toastery’s hot or cold Grab-and-Go options. • 104 S. Main St., Suite 105;

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LE PETIT CROISSANT

Since he opened his chocolate shop in downtown Greenville last summer, French master chocolatier and pastry chef Vincent Caradonna has been satisfying sweet cravings with French macarons, croissants, pastries, and hand-crafted chocolates. • 640 S. Main St.; 864.520.1555; lepetitcroissantgreenville. com; $

RAINER’S CAFE + BAR

A bevy of sandwiches come with small-batch sides in an inspiring space adorned with the work of local artists. From Thursday to Saturday nights, Rainer’s nextdoor bar is a laid-back place to hang. • 610-A S. Main St.; 864.232.1753; rainerscafeandbar.com; $

RUNWAY CAFE

Watch the planes take off and land at Greenville Downtown Airport while you savor burgers, wraps, salads, and soups. The kiddos will go for the fried Oreos for dessert. • 21 Airport Rd. Ext.; 864.991.8488; runway cafegmu.com; $

STROSSNER’S BAKERY & CAFÉ

Long a sweet Greenville tradition, Strossner’s serves up hot breakfasts and homespun lunch fare. Locals come here for the bakery’s enticing array of European-style cakes, cookies, breads, and other desserts. • 21 Roper Mountain Rd.; 864.233.3996; strossners.com; $

TANDEM CRÊPERIE FOOD TRUCK

AUTOMATIC TACO

COASTAL CRUST

This mobile taqueria specializes in fresh, creative, and seasonally inspired tacos. The Korean pork belly is a local favorite and a musttry menu mainstay.

Neapolitan-style pizza featuring eclectic flavors prepared in a restored 1955 Chevy complete with wood-fired pizza oven. Look out for the brickand-mortar version coming soon to the Village of West Greenville.

Sweet and savory crepes and coffees whipped up in a renovated yellow VW bus—totally cool, dude! This is the mobile version of Travelers Rest favorite Tandem Crêperie and Coffeehouse.

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Named for its erstwhile signature dish and set inside the Westin Poinsett hotel, Spoonbread’s high-ceilinged dining room makes an elegant spot for a leisurely lunch or Sunday brunch with the family. • 120 S. Main St.; 864.421.9700; westinpoinsettgreenville.com; $

BAKERIES & CAFÉS

SULLY’S STEAMERS

Everything comes on a freshmade bagel at this casual downtown eatery. Once assembled, sandwiches are steamed in order to soften the bagel and fuse the flavors deliciously together. • 6 E. Washington St.; 864.509.6061; sullyssteamers.com; $

SWAMP RABBIT CAFE AND GROCERY Drive, or better yet, ride your bike to this bakery/café/grocery on mile 31.5 of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail for sandwiches, pizza, and smoothies, all made from ingredients grown on local farms. • 205 Cedar Lane Rd. 864.255.3385; swamprabbitcafe.com; $

UPCOUNTRY PROVISIONS BAKERY & BISTRO

Husband-and-wife-chefs Steve and Cheryl Kraus run this bakery and sandwich shop in Travelers Rest. It’s worth the drive for freshbaked breads and pastries, terrific sandwiches, and the killer chocolate brownies. • 6809 State Park Rd., Travelers Rest; 864.834.8433; upcountryprovisions.com; $

BARBECUE LOCAL CUE LLC

Wings, ribs, and pulled pork come with a rainbow of barbecue sauces, from South Carolina gold to Alabama white. Wash it down with a craft beer, then challenge your friends to a game of pool, foosball, or darts. • 30 Orchard Park Dr., Suite 7; 864.288.6873; localcue.com; $

SMOKY DREAMS BARBECUE AND CATERING

Located at the corner of Woodruff Road and Highway 14, this barbecue spot smokes their pulled pork, chicken, and ribs daily. Sides such as sweet vinegar coleslaw

and sweet potato crunch come with each entrée plate. • 2131 Woodruff Rd.; 864.627.4227; smokydreamsbbq.com; $

STICKY FINGERS RIBHOUSE – MAIN STREET

Memphis-style hickory-smoked ribs, wings, and barbecue come with a side of friendly customer service at the downtown location of this barbecue favorite that is open for lunch and dinner. • 1 S. Main St.; 864.331.7427; stickyfingers.com; $$

STICKY FINGERS RIBHOUSE – WOODRUFF ROAD Like its downtown sister, Sticky Fingers on the Eastside is famous for “fall-off-the-bone delicious” ribs, wings, pulledpork barbecue, all cooked over hickory wood. Southern sides round out the meal. • 3 Market Point Dr.; 864.458.7427; sticky fingers.com; $$

COFFEEHOUSES, TEA BARS & JUICERIES COFFEE UNDERGROUND

Locals frequent this subterranean coffeehouse for its breakfast and lunch fare, homemade desserts, and coffee roasted onsite. In the evening, Coffee Underground stages improv comedy, indie films, and a full bar. • 1 E. Coffee St.; 864.298.0494; coffeeunderground.info; $

KUKA JUICE

Named for Kukamama, the Andean goddess of health and joy, Greenville’s first cold-pressed juicery touts the benefits of fresh juices and nut milks. Raw vegan items provide the food options. • 580 Perry Ave.; 864.905.1214; kukajuice.com; $

O-CHA TEA BAR

Name a color of tea leaves (white, black, green) and you’ll find it at this little tea bar at

KEEPIN’ IT FRESH

THOROUGHFARE

Farm-to-truck food purveyors whose focus on fresh, local food inspires the ever-changing menu of sandwiches, sides, salads, and more. The ahi tuna nachos are sure to get your motor runnin’.

The longest-running food truck in the area brings a rotating menu of simple dishes with big flavor. Tots smothered in bacon jam and disco tots are just the beginning of their delicious picks.

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THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES RiverPlace. For something different, try a refreshing frozen fruit bubble tea. • 300 River St., Suite 122; 864.283.6702; ochateabaronline.com; $

PORT CITY JAVA

From fresh-roasted coffee and espresso to milkshakes and beyond, Port City Java offers a wide variety of hot and cold beverages. Try the tasty wraps for breakfast and lunch. • 11 S. Main St.; 864.250.9040; portcityjava.com; $

SOUTHERN PRESSED JUICERY

Fresh-pressed organic juices, smoothies, and chef-prepared vegan snacks are de rigueur at this juicery in the ONE complex downtown. Ask the staff to personalize a juice cleanse for you. • 2 W. Washington St.; 864.729.8626; southernpressedjuicery.com; $

SPILL THE BEANS

Custom-blended ice cream and frozen yogurt (choose chocolate or vanilla plus your favorite mix-ins) join a smooth cup of java and morning pastries bordering Falls Park on the Reedy. • 531 S. Main St.; 864.242.6355; stbdowntown.com; $

TANDEM CRÊPERIE AND COFFEEHOUSE

Husband-and-wife team Brad and Kristen Hartman pair sweet and savory crêpes with pourover and batch brews at their cozy crêperie and coffeehouse just off the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. • 2 S. Main St., Travelers Rest; 864.610.2245; tandemcc.com; $

DELIS & MARKETS CAVIAR & BANANAS

This Charleston-based café, deli, and market is a veritable bazaar of gourmet sandwiches, salads, pastries, and food items to go. • 1 N. Laurens St.; 864.235.0404; caviarandbananas.com; $

RICK’S DELI & MARKET

Top-notch deli sandwiches, salads, and hot daily specials com-

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bine with beer and wine at this comfortable downtown deli. The expanded dinner menu includes crab cakes, chicken piccata, and herb-encrusted salmon. • 101 Falls Park Dr. 864.312.9060; rickerwins.com/deli-and-market; $

SOBY’S ON THE SIDE

This delicious deli and bakery around the corner from Soby’s New South Cuisine caters to breakfast and lunch. Save room for dessert, especially the signature white chocolate banana cream pie. • 22 E. Court St.; 864.271.8431; sobysontheside.com; $

TWO CHEFS

In their spacious new digs at the corner of Main Street and Stone Avenue, Two Chefs features made-to-order sandwiches and salads, plus soups, carry-out entrées, and an expanded market section. • 644 N. Main St., Suite 107; 864.370.9336; twochefscafeandmarket.com; $

INTERNATIONAL ADDY’S DUTCH CAFE & RESTAURANT

Popular with the downtown after-work crowd, this Greenville mainstay dishes up an eclectic menu of old-world Dutch/ Indonesian cuisine in a cozy pub atmosphere. Addy’s homemade soups are always a hit. • 17 E. Coffee St.; 864.232.2339; addysdutchcafe.com; $$ D

HANS & FRANZ BIERGARTEN

This red brick German eatery resides in a former mill building on the Eastside. Beer and brats and other traditional dishes may taste best when enjoyed outside in the palm-shaded biergarten. • 3124 S. Hwy. 14; 864.627.8263; hansandfranzbier garten.net; $

Set in Falls Park, Passerelle makes the perfect perch for an alfresco meal, while thyme and lavender-scented lamb shank and mussels with saffron, tomatoes, and espelette pepper bring the flavors of France to the plate. • 601 S. Main St.; 864.509.0142; passerelleinthepark.com; $$ R

IRASHIAI

Mezzas like Mirza Ghasemi (a smoky roasted eggplant dip) make a tasty prelude to Pomegranate’s Persian stews, kabobs, and salads. Grab a table on the tilelined outdoor patio for terrific people-watching. • 618 S. Main St.; 864.241.3012; pomegranateonmain. com; $$

Tasty Japanese food and friendly service mark this Greenville stalwart. Try the mussels yaki, New Zealand mussels cooked under the broiler until golden-brown and napped with the house cream sauce. • 115 Pelham Rd., #26; 864.271.0900; irashiai.com; $

JIANNA

Located on the second floor of Falls Park Place with its wraparound balcony, Chef Michael Kramer’s new Italian restaurant stars pasta made in-house daily, a selection of oysters, and Italian-inspired cocktails from the bar. • 600 S. Main St.; 864.720.2200; jiannagreenville.com; $$

JI-ROZ

Chef Nelofar Mayar shows off her mastery of traditional Afghani spices and flavors on Aryana’s daily changing set menu. Her healthy, home-cooked meals come from recipes passed down from her family. • 210 E. Coffee St.; 864.236.7410; aryanagreenville.com; $

A taste of Greece comes to downtown Greenville at this handsome new restaurant in the form of Mediterranean mezé, Greek cheeses, traditional Greek dishes, in-house charcuterie, plus Greek beer and cocktails. • 644 N. Main St., Suite 100; 864.373.9445; jirozgreenvillesc.com; $

THE BOHEMIAN CAFÉ

THE LAZY GOAT

ARYANA

Adjoining Horizon Records, The Bohemian goes eclectic with its global menu of dishes such as Tau Kwa tofu and Indonesian rendang curry. Locals love the Bloody Mary bar for Sunday brunch. • 2-B W. Stone Ave.; 864.233.0006; thebohemiancafe.com; $$

CANTINA 76

Wash tacos and other Tex-Mex offerings down with handcrafted margaritas at this independently owned restaurant on ONE City Plaza. Weekly specials join the usual suspects on the menu. • 103 N. Main St., #101; 864.631.2914; cantina76.com; $

Nibble on Mediterranean small plates (harissa-spiced hummus, crispy Brussels sprouts) at this riverside restaurant. For larger appetites, the menu cites a selection of pizzas, pastas, and the signature Lazy paella. • 170 RiverPlace; 864.679.5299; thelazygoat.com; $$ R

PAPI’S TACOS

At this little “taco truck without wheels” on the banks of the Reedy in RiverPlace, Jorge “Papi” Baralles whips up authentic tacos, tortas, salsas, and dips using family recipes. • 300 River St., Suite 123; 864.373.7274; eatpapistacos.com; $

Young revelers come here for hand-tossed pizza and some 270 types of craft beer, housed in a 19th-century hardware store. Upstairs, six regulation billiard tables are available by the hour. • 25 W. Washington St.; 864.232.3706; barleysgville.com; $

PASSERELLE BISTRO

SEAFOOD BLOCKHOUSE RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR

Barley’s Taproom

POMEGRANATE ON MAIN

RISTORANTE BERGAMO

A native of Bergamo, Italy, chef/owner Nello Gioia interprets classic Northern Italian cuisine using regionally sourced grass-fed meats, sustainable seafood, and homegrown organic herbs to complement his imported pantry staples. • 100 N. Main St.; 864.271.8667; ristorantebergamo.com; $$$ D R

TRAPPE DOOR

With its dark rathskeller vibe, the cozy pub underneath Barley’s whips up satisfying Belgian fare (think moules frites and carbonades Flamandes) along with an encyclopedic list of hard-to-find Belgian brews. • 23 W. Washington St.; 864.451.7490; trappedoor.com; $$

TSUNAMI SUSHI BAR & GRILL

The menu at this chic downtown spot runs the gamut from sushi and sashimi combinations to noodle dishes, tempura, and hibachi entrées that come with steamed rice and veggies. • 106

E. North St.; 864.467.1055; tsunamigreenville.com; $$

PIZZA ANTONINO BERTOLO’S PIZZA

Prized for its New York-style pies, Bertolo’s family-owned pizzeria opened in Greenville in 1977. The restaurant’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

This neighborhood oyster bar has catered to the Augusta Road set since 1981. Try the steamed oysters Blockefeller (blanketed with creamed spinach and hollandaise) and check out the back deck. • 1619 Augusta St.; 864.232.4280; blockhouse.net; $$

RICK ERWIN’S NANTUCKET SEAFOOD

Elegant décor and warm earth tones set the scene for a romantic meal across from The Peace Center downtown. On the menu, expect fresh seafood and an award-winning wine list. • 40 W. Broad St.; 864.546.3535; rickerwins.com/nantucket-seafood; $$$ D R

STEAKHOUSES

CHOPHOUSE 47

This Eastside steakhouse specializes in top-quality cuts and fresh seafood, served in a clubby atmosphere. Shareable sides run from cheese-topped mashed potatoes to sautéed green beans. • 36 Beacon Dr.; 864.286.8700; chophouse47. com; $$$ D R

CITYRANGE STEAKHOUSE

Casual and locally owned, City Range serves certified Angus beef in cuts of prime rib, filet mignon, New York strip and ribeye. Seafood lovers go for the blue crab cakes. • 615 Haywood Rd.; 864.286.9018; cityrange.com; $$

HALLS CHOPHOUSE

Occupying the former High Cotton spot, this familyoperated steakhouse boasts a sophisticated ambience, great service, and a Reedy River view. Pair aged Prime steaks with signature sides like lobster mac ‘n’ cheese. • 550 S. Main St.; 864.335.4200; hallschophouse greenville.com; $$$ D R

THE PEDDLER STEAKHOUSE When it opened in 1969, The Peddler was one of the city’s few special-occasion options. Today, fans still go for the juicy

SUSHI GO

Max Godo, formerly of Sushi Koji, now has his own restaurant, where he creates rolls such as Godzilla (lobster tempura, cream cheese and avocado) and Green Emerald (bbq eel, tamago, cucumber and avocado). • 247 N. Main St.; 864.631.1145; sushigousa.com; $

SUSHI HANA

Skewered meats (kushi yaki), ramen, and rice dishes complement the list of sashimi, nigiri and rolls at this Eastside sushi spot near Haywood Mall. Come before 6:30pm for the early bird specials. • 765 Haywood Rd., Suite E; 864.676.0200; sushihanausa.com; $

TIJUANA FLATS

Tortillas, chips, queso, guacamole, and salsa are made fresh daily at this Mexican place on the Eastside. Tijuana Flats has no freezers or microwaves, so your meal is always made to order. • 586 Haywood Rd., Suite B; 864.252.3500; tijuanaflats.com; $ Untitled-5 1

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THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES RiverPlace. For something different, try a refreshing frozen fruit bubble tea. • 300 River St., Suite 122; 864.283.6702; ochateabaronline.com; $

PORT CITY JAVA

From fresh-roasted coffee and espresso to milkshakes and beyond, Port City Java offers a wide variety of hot and cold beverages. Try the tasty wraps for breakfast and lunch. • 11 S. Main St.; 864.250.9040; portcityjava.com; $

SOUTHERN PRESSED JUICERY

Fresh-pressed organic juices, smoothies, and chef-prepared vegan snacks are de rigueur at this juicery in the ONE complex downtown. Ask the staff to personalize a juice cleanse for you. • 2 W. Washington St.; 864.729.8626; southernpressedjuicery.com; $

SPILL THE BEANS

Custom-blended ice cream and frozen yogurt (choose chocolate or vanilla plus your favorite mix-ins) join a smooth cup of java and morning pastries bordering Falls Park on the Reedy. • 531 S. Main St.; 864.242.6355; stbdowntown.com; $

TANDEM CRÊPERIE AND COFFEEHOUSE

Husband-and-wife team Brad and Kristen Hartman pair sweet and savory crêpes with pourover and batch brews at their cozy crêperie and coffeehouse just off the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. • 2 S. Main St., Travelers Rest; 864.610.2245; tandemcc.com; $

DELIS & MARKETS CAVIAR & BANANAS

This Charleston-based café, deli, and market is a veritable bazaar of gourmet sandwiches, salads, pastries, and food items to go. • 1 N. Laurens St.; 864.235.0404; caviarandbananas.com; $

RICK’S DELI & MARKET

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bine with beer and wine at this comfortable downtown deli. The expanded dinner menu includes crab cakes, chicken piccata, and herb-encrusted salmon. • 101 Falls Park Dr. 864.312.9060; rickerwins.com/deli-and-market; $

SOBY’S ON THE SIDE

This delicious deli and bakery around the corner from Soby’s New South Cuisine caters to breakfast and lunch. Save room for dessert, especially the signature white chocolate banana cream pie. • 22 E. Court St.; 864.271.8431; sobysontheside.com; $

TWO CHEFS

In their spacious new digs at the corner of Main Street and Stone Avenue, Two Chefs features made-to-order sandwiches and salads, plus soups, carry-out entrées, and an expanded market section. • 644 N. Main St., Suite 107; 864.370.9336; twochefscafeandmarket.com; $

INTERNATIONAL ADDY’S DUTCH CAFE & RESTAURANT

Popular with the downtown after-work crowd, this Greenville mainstay dishes up an eclectic menu of old-world Dutch/ Indonesian cuisine in a cozy pub atmosphere. Addy’s homemade soups are always a hit. • 17 E. Coffee St.; 864.232.2339; addysdutchcafe.com; $$ D

HANS & FRANZ BIERGARTEN

This red brick German eatery resides in a former mill building on the Eastside. Beer and brats and other traditional dishes may taste best when enjoyed outside in the palm-shaded biergarten. • 3124 S. Hwy. 14; 864.627.8263; hansandfranzbier garten.net; $

Set in Falls Park, Passerelle makes the perfect perch for an alfresco meal, while thyme and lavender-scented lamb shank and mussels with saffron, tomatoes, and espelette pepper bring the flavors of France to the plate. • 601 S. Main St.; 864.509.0142; passerelleinthepark.com; $$ R

IRASHIAI

Mezzas like Mirza Ghasemi (a smoky roasted eggplant dip) make a tasty prelude to Pomegranate’s Persian stews, kabobs, and salads. Grab a table on the tilelined outdoor patio for terrific people-watching. • 618 S. Main St.; 864.241.3012; pomegranateonmain. com; $$

Tasty Japanese food and friendly service mark this Greenville stalwart. Try the mussels yaki, New Zealand mussels cooked under the broiler until golden-brown and napped with the house cream sauce. • 115 Pelham Rd., #26; 864.271.0900; irashiai.com; $

JIANNA

Located on the second floor of Falls Park Place with its wraparound balcony, Chef Michael Kramer’s new Italian restaurant stars pasta made in-house daily, a selection of oysters, and Italian-inspired cocktails from the bar. • 600 S. Main St.; 864.720.2200; jiannagreenville.com; $$

JI-ROZ

Chef Nelofar Mayar shows off her mastery of traditional Afghani spices and flavors on Aryana’s daily changing set menu. Her healthy, home-cooked meals come from recipes passed down from her family. • 210 E. Coffee St.; 864.236.7410; aryanagreenville.com; $

A taste of Greece comes to downtown Greenville at this handsome new restaurant in the form of Mediterranean mezé, Greek cheeses, traditional Greek dishes, in-house charcuterie, plus Greek beer and cocktails. • 644 N. Main St., Suite 100; 864.373.9445; jirozgreenvillesc.com; $

THE BOHEMIAN CAFÉ

THE LAZY GOAT

ARYANA

Adjoining Horizon Records, The Bohemian goes eclectic with its global menu of dishes such as Tau Kwa tofu and Indonesian rendang curry. Locals love the Bloody Mary bar for Sunday brunch. • 2-B W. Stone Ave.; 864.233.0006; thebohemiancafe.com; $$

CANTINA 76

Wash tacos and other Tex-Mex offerings down with handcrafted margaritas at this independently owned restaurant on ONE City Plaza. Weekly specials join the usual suspects on the menu. • 103 N. Main St., #101; 864.631.2914; cantina76.com; $

Nibble on Mediterranean small plates (harissa-spiced hummus, crispy Brussels sprouts) at this riverside restaurant. For larger appetites, the menu cites a selection of pizzas, pastas, and the signature Lazy paella. • 170 RiverPlace; 864.679.5299; thelazygoat.com; $$ R

PAPI’S TACOS

At this little “taco truck without wheels” on the banks of the Reedy in RiverPlace, Jorge “Papi” Baralles whips up authentic tacos, tortas, salsas, and dips using family recipes. • 300 River St., Suite 123; 864.373.7274; eatpapistacos.com; $

Young revelers come here for hand-tossed pizza and some 270 types of craft beer, housed in a 19th-century hardware store. Upstairs, six regulation billiard tables are available by the hour. • 25 W. Washington St.; 864.232.3706; barleysgville.com; $

PASSERELLE BISTRO

SEAFOOD BLOCKHOUSE RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR

Barley’s Taproom

POMEGRANATE ON MAIN

RISTORANTE BERGAMO

A native of Bergamo, Italy, chef/owner Nello Gioia interprets classic Northern Italian cuisine using regionally sourced grass-fed meats, sustainable seafood, and homegrown organic herbs to complement his imported pantry staples. • 100 N. Main St.; 864.271.8667; ristorantebergamo.com; $$$ D R

TRAPPE DOOR

With its dark rathskeller vibe, the cozy pub underneath Barley’s whips up satisfying Belgian fare (think moules frites and carbonades Flamandes) along with an encyclopedic list of hard-to-find Belgian brews. • 23 W. Washington St.; 864.451.7490; trappedoor.com; $$

TSUNAMI SUSHI BAR & GRILL

The menu at this chic downtown spot runs the gamut from sushi and sashimi combinations to noodle dishes, tempura, and hibachi entrées that come with steamed rice and veggies. • 106

E. North St.; 864.467.1055; tsunamigreenville.com; $$

PIZZA ANTONINO BERTOLO’S PIZZA

Prized for its New York-style pies, Bertolo’s family-owned pizzeria opened in Greenville in 1977. The restaurant’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

This neighborhood oyster bar has catered to the Augusta Road set since 1981. Try the steamed oysters Blockefeller (blanketed with creamed spinach and hollandaise) and check out the back deck. • 1619 Augusta St.; 864.232.4280; blockhouse.net; $$

RICK ERWIN’S NANTUCKET SEAFOOD

Elegant décor and warm earth tones set the scene for a romantic meal across from The Peace Center downtown. On the menu, expect fresh seafood and an award-winning wine list. • 40 W. Broad St.; 864.546.3535; rickerwins.com/nantucket-seafood; $$$ D R

STEAKHOUSES

CHOPHOUSE 47

This Eastside steakhouse specializes in top-quality cuts and fresh seafood, served in a clubby atmosphere. Shareable sides run from cheese-topped mashed potatoes to sautéed green beans. • 36 Beacon Dr.; 864.286.8700; chophouse47. com; $$$ D R

CITYRANGE STEAKHOUSE

Casual and locally owned, City Range serves certified Angus beef in cuts of prime rib, filet mignon, New York strip and ribeye. Seafood lovers go for the blue crab cakes. • 615 Haywood Rd.; 864.286.9018; cityrange.com; $$

HALLS CHOPHOUSE

Occupying the former High Cotton spot, this familyoperated steakhouse boasts a sophisticated ambience, great service, and a Reedy River view. Pair aged Prime steaks with signature sides like lobster mac ‘n’ cheese. • 550 S. Main St.; 864.335.4200; hallschophouse greenville.com; $$$ D R

THE PEDDLER STEAKHOUSE When it opened in 1969, The Peddler was one of the city’s few special-occasion options. Today, fans still go for the juicy

SUSHI GO

Max Godo, formerly of Sushi Koji, now has his own restaurant, where he creates rolls such as Godzilla (lobster tempura, cream cheese and avocado) and Green Emerald (bbq eel, tamago, cucumber and avocado). • 247 N. Main St.; 864.631.1145; sushigousa.com; $

SUSHI HANA

Skewered meats (kushi yaki), ramen, and rice dishes complement the list of sashimi, nigiri and rolls at this Eastside sushi spot near Haywood Mall. Come before 6:30pm for the early bird specials. • 765 Haywood Rd., Suite E; 864.676.0200; sushihanausa.com; $

TIJUANA FLATS

Tortillas, chips, queso, guacamole, and salsa are made fresh daily at this Mexican place on the Eastside. Tijuana Flats has no freezers or microwaves, so your meal is always made to order. • 586 Haywood Rd., Suite B; 864.252.3500; tijuanaflats.com; $ Untitled-5 1

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supplies at its on-site shop. • 2054 Piedmont Hwy.; 864.605.1166; thomascreekbeer.com

UPSTATE CRAFT BEER CO.

THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES

This brewpub and nano-brewery features a shop where you can buy all the supplies you need to brew beer at home or create your own unique brew on the premises. • 400 Augusta St.; 864.609.4590; upstatecraftbeer.com

prime rib and unlimited trips to the salad bar. • 2000 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.235.7192; thepeddler steakhouse.com; $$$ D

WINERIES

RICK ERWIN’S EASTSIDE

Expect fine dining in an intimate atmosphere at Rick Erwin’s Eastside satellite. The signature Surf & Turf marries a filet with a jumbo lump crab cake or a lobster tail. • 8595 Pelham Rd.; 864.672.9040; rickerwins.com/eastside; $$$ D R

RICK ERWIN’S WEST END GRILLE

Dark wood and low lighting set a sophisticated stage for aged Prime certified Angus, jumbo lump crab cakes, and the signature shellfish tower at this downtown steakhouse. • 648 S. Main St.; 864.232.8999; rickerwins. com/west-end-grille; $$$ D R

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE USDA Prime cuts are seared at 1,800 degrees to seal in flavor at Ruth Fertel’s legendary steakhouse. Find the original Ruth’s Chris in Greenville adjacent to the Crowne Plaza hotel on the Eastside. • 851 Congaree Rd.; 864.248.1700; ruthschris. net; $$$ D R

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE – RIVERPLACE

Overlooking the Reedy River from the lobby level of the Embassy Suites Greenville Downtown RiverPlace, the new Ruth’s Chris proudly pairs sizzling USDA Prime steaks with an award-winning wine list. • 250 RiverPlace, #200; 864.242.2000; ruthschris.net; $$$ D R

SWEET TREATS THE DONUT EXPERIMENT

Pick a freshly made cake donut and customize it with myriad toppings from rainbow sprinkles and coconut to bacon and Fruity Pebbles. It’s your experiment, so sky’s the limit. • 2123 Augusta St.; 864.255.3399; thedonutexperiment.com; $

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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 and Mackinac Island fudge made on site. • 220 N. Main St.; 864.241.2003; kilwins.com/ greenville; $

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY

Homemade ice cream is blended with your choice of 60 yummy mix-ins, from Pop Rocks to pistachios. And all the mixing is done, of course, on a chilled marble slab. • 108 N. Main St.; 864.255.5008; marbleslab.com; $

BARS THE COMMUNITY TAP

This dog-friendly bar and bottle shop stocks a well-curated assortment of craft beer and wines. Though Community Tap doesn’t offer food, local food trucks serve from the parking lot most nights. • 217 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.631.2525; thecommunitytap.com

SIP WHISKEY & WINE BAR

Overlooking Main Street, this trendy rooftop lounge features live music Thursday through Saturday nights. Come any evening to pair SIP’s wines and whiskeys with dips, charcuterie, and other snacks. • 103 N. Main St., Suite 400; 864.552.1916; sipgvl.com

UP ON THE ROOF

Along with jaw-dropping downtown views, the rooftop bar at the Embassy Suites Greenville Downtown RiverPlace stirs up

hand-crafted cocktails to sip with its seasonal small-plates menu. • 250 RiverPlace; 864.242.4000; eatupdrinkup.net

VAULT & VATOR

Recalling a Prohibition-era gin joint, this cozy little speakeasy hides behind Main Street in the West End, where house mixologists shake things up behind the bar. • 655 S. Main St., Suite 100; vaultandvator.com

W XYZ BAR

Locals gather at this chic bar at the Aloft hotel to listen to live music, sip signature cocktails, and nosh on small plates. Local artwork adds to the bohemian vibe. • 5 N. Laurens St.; 864.297.6100; aloftgreenville downtown.com/greenville-bars

BREWERIES BIRDS FLY SOUTH ALE PROJECT

Located at Hampton Station in Greenville’s Water Tower District, Birds Fly South focuses on creating farmhouse saisons and sours through a combination of time-tested brewing/blending methods and modern practices. • 1320 Hampton Ave Ext.; 864.412.8825; bfsbeer.com

THE BREWERY EXPERIENCE Dive into Greenville’s craft beer scene on this van tour (Wednesday and Saturday or by appointment) led by Gary Glancy, a Certified Cicerone—the beer equivalent of a sommelier for wine. • 828.216.1343; thebreweryexperience.com

THOMAS CREEK BREWERY

Stock up for your next beer bash at Thomas Creek Brewery. Open to the public for tours (by appointment), the local favorite also sells beer and home-brewing

Stop by City Scape’s tasting room to sample a selection of semi-sweet and dry wines made on-site. Want to try your own hand at crafting wine? Sign up for City Scape’s U-Vint winemaking program. • 589 Dunklin Bridge Rd., Pelzer; 864.329.0615; cityscapewinery.com

VICTORIA VALLEY VINEYARDS

After you tour the winemaking facility off Highway 11, linger to taste the vinifera wines made in the winery’s chateau-style structure. In season, enjoy lunch on the terrace overlooking vine-covered hillsides. • 1360 S. Saluda Rd., Cleveland; 864.878.5307; victoriavalleyvineyards.com

CATERING & CULINARY SERVICES THE COOK’S STATION

659 S. Main St.; 864.250.0091; thecooksstation.com

PLATE 108

108 E. Poinsett St., Greer & 3318 Brushy Creek Rd., Greer; 864.915.2640; plate108.com

TABLE 301 CATERING

207 S. Main St.; 864.232.7007; table301catering.com

CULINARY TOURS GREENVILLE CULINARY TOURS

22 E. Court St.; 864.567.3940; greenvillehistorytours.com

OCTOBER 12-14, 2018 FALL for TUNES. FALL for TASTE. FALL for TAPS. Discover a world of tempting tastes, sights and sounds, as mouthwatering aromas carry you along downtown Greenville’s Main Street. Explore exciting new cuisine or indulge in some of your favorites. With over 40 restaurants and live entertainment on seven stages, Fall for Greenville invites you to enjoy one of the Southeast’s most popular free admission outdoor festivals.

for more information, visit

fallforgreenville.net


supplies at its on-site shop. • 2054 Piedmont Hwy.; 864.605.1166; thomascreekbeer.com

UPSTATE CRAFT BEER CO.

THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES

This brewpub and nano-brewery features a shop where you can buy all the supplies you need to brew beer at home or create your own unique brew on the premises. • 400 Augusta St.; 864.609.4590; upstatecraftbeer.com

prime rib and unlimited trips to the salad bar. • 2000 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.235.7192; thepeddler steakhouse.com; $$$ D

WINERIES

RICK ERWIN’S EASTSIDE

Expect fine dining in an intimate atmosphere at Rick Erwin’s Eastside satellite. The signature Surf & Turf marries a filet with a jumbo lump crab cake or a lobster tail. • 8595 Pelham Rd.; 864.672.9040; rickerwins.com/eastside; $$$ D R

RICK ERWIN’S WEST END GRILLE

Dark wood and low lighting set a sophisticated stage for aged Prime certified Angus, jumbo lump crab cakes, and the signature shellfish tower at this downtown steakhouse. • 648 S. Main St.; 864.232.8999; rickerwins. com/west-end-grille; $$$ D R

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE USDA Prime cuts are seared at 1,800 degrees to seal in flavor at Ruth Fertel’s legendary steakhouse. Find the original Ruth’s Chris in Greenville adjacent to the Crowne Plaza hotel on the Eastside. • 851 Congaree Rd.; 864.248.1700; ruthschris. net; $$$ D R

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE – RIVERPLACE

Overlooking the Reedy River from the lobby level of the Embassy Suites Greenville Downtown RiverPlace, the new Ruth’s Chris proudly pairs sizzling USDA Prime steaks with an award-winning wine list. • 250 RiverPlace, #200; 864.242.2000; ruthschris.net; $$$ D R

SWEET TREATS THE DONUT EXPERIMENT

Pick a freshly made cake donut and customize it with myriad toppings from rainbow sprinkles and coconut to bacon and Fruity Pebbles. It’s your experiment, so sky’s the limit. • 2123 Augusta St.; 864.255.3399; thedonutexperiment.com; $

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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 and Mackinac Island fudge made on site. • 220 N. Main St.; 864.241.2003; kilwins.com/ greenville; $

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY

Homemade ice cream is blended with your choice of 60 yummy mix-ins, from Pop Rocks to pistachios. And all the mixing is done, of course, on a chilled marble slab. • 108 N. Main St.; 864.255.5008; marbleslab.com; $

BARS THE COMMUNITY TAP

This dog-friendly bar and bottle shop stocks a well-curated assortment of craft beer and wines. Though Community Tap doesn’t offer food, local food trucks serve from the parking lot most nights. • 217 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.631.2525; thecommunitytap.com

SIP WHISKEY & WINE BAR

Overlooking Main Street, this trendy rooftop lounge features live music Thursday through Saturday nights. Come any evening to pair SIP’s wines and whiskeys with dips, charcuterie, and other snacks. • 103 N. Main St., Suite 400; 864.552.1916; sipgvl.com

UP ON THE ROOF

Along with jaw-dropping downtown views, the rooftop bar at the Embassy Suites Greenville Downtown RiverPlace stirs up

hand-crafted cocktails to sip with its seasonal small-plates menu. • 250 RiverPlace; 864.242.4000; eatupdrinkup.net

VAULT & VATOR

Recalling a Prohibition-era gin joint, this cozy little speakeasy hides behind Main Street in the West End, where house mixologists shake things up behind the bar. • 655 S. Main St., Suite 100; vaultandvator.com

W XYZ BAR

Locals gather at this chic bar at the Aloft hotel to listen to live music, sip signature cocktails, and nosh on small plates. Local artwork adds to the bohemian vibe. • 5 N. Laurens St.; 864.297.6100; aloftgreenville downtown.com/greenville-bars

BREWERIES BIRDS FLY SOUTH ALE PROJECT

Located at Hampton Station in Greenville’s Water Tower District, Birds Fly South focuses on creating farmhouse saisons and sours through a combination of time-tested brewing/blending methods and modern practices. • 1320 Hampton Ave Ext.; 864.412.8825; bfsbeer.com

THE BREWERY EXPERIENCE Dive into Greenville’s craft beer scene on this van tour (Wednesday and Saturday or by appointment) led by Gary Glancy, a Certified Cicerone—the beer equivalent of a sommelier for wine. • 828.216.1343; thebreweryexperience.com

THOMAS CREEK BREWERY

Stock up for your next beer bash at Thomas Creek Brewery. Open to the public for tours (by appointment), the local favorite also sells beer and home-brewing

Stop by City Scape’s tasting room to sample a selection of semi-sweet and dry wines made on-site. Want to try your own hand at crafting wine? Sign up for City Scape’s U-Vint winemaking program. • 589 Dunklin Bridge Rd., Pelzer; 864.329.0615; cityscapewinery.com

VICTORIA VALLEY VINEYARDS

After you tour the winemaking facility off Highway 11, linger to taste the vinifera wines made in the winery’s chateau-style structure. In season, enjoy lunch on the terrace overlooking vine-covered hillsides. • 1360 S. Saluda Rd., Cleveland; 864.878.5307; victoriavalleyvineyards.com

CATERING & CULINARY SERVICES THE COOK’S STATION

659 S. Main St.; 864.250.0091; thecooksstation.com

PLATE 108

108 E. Poinsett St., Greer & 3318 Brushy Creek Rd., Greer; 864.915.2640; plate108.com

TABLE 301 CATERING

207 S. Main St.; 864.232.7007; table301catering.com

CULINARY TOURS GREENVILLE CULINARY TOURS

22 E. Court St.; 864.567.3940; greenvillehistorytours.com

OCTOBER 12-14, 2018 FALL for TUNES. FALL for TASTE. FALL for TAPS. Discover a world of tempting tastes, sights and sounds, as mouthwatering aromas carry you along downtown Greenville’s Main Street. Explore exciting new cuisine or indulge in some of your favorites. With over 40 restaurants and live entertainment on seven stages, Fall for Greenville invites you to enjoy one of the Southeast’s most popular free admission outdoor festivals.

for more information, visit

fallforgreenville.net


HISTORICAL SITES AROUND THE REGION ASHTABULA PLANTATION

Constructed as a plantation home by Lewis Gibbes c. 1825, the two-story clapboard house is open for public tours on Sunday afternoons. Otherwise, it is available as a special-event venue. • 2725 Old Greenville Hwy./SC 88; 864.646.7249; pendletonhistoric foundation.org/visit-ashtabula

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CAMPBELL’S COVERED BRIDGE

Built in 1909, this 38-foot-long bridge constructed with vertical iron rods and diagonal pine timbers 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

Displays in the visitor center and the 3.8mile auto loop of the battlegrounds tell how General Daniel Morgan outwitted British General Tarleton on this former cow pasture during the Revolutionary War. • 4001 Chesnee Hwy., Gaffney; 864.461.2828; nps.gov/cowp

FORT HILL/JOHN C. CALHOUN MANSION AND LIBRARY

John C. Calhoun served as South Carolina’s preeminent 19th-century statesman, from 1825 until his death in 1850. The antebellum plantation home, office, and kitchen are furnished mostly with family artifacts. • 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 onehour Revolutionary War battle in 1780 that turned the tide in favor of the colonies. Trace the battlefield route via a 1.5-mile trail. • 2625 Park Rd., Blacksburg (off I-85N, Exit #2); 864.936.7921; nps.gov/kimo

MUSGROVE MILL STATE HISTORIC SITE

On August 19, 1780, the Battle of Musgrove mill raged in these tranquil woods along the Enoree River. Today battlefield tours and exhibits in the education center interpret this surprising Patriot victory. • 398 State Park Rd., Clinton; 864.938.0100; southcarolinaparks.com/musgrove-mill

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NINETY SIX NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Located 65 miles south of Greenville, the Star Fort at Ninety Six was the site, in 1775, of 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

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HISTORICAL SITES AROUND THE REGION ASHTABULA PLANTATION

Constructed as a plantation home by Lewis Gibbes c. 1825, the two-story clapboard house is open for public tours on Sunday afternoons. Otherwise, it is available as a special-event venue. • 2725 Old Greenville Hwy./SC 88; 864.646.7249; pendletonhistoric foundation.org/visit-ashtabula

AD

CAMPBELL’S COVERED BRIDGE

Built in 1909, this 38-foot-long bridge constructed with vertical iron rods and diagonal pine timbers 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

Displays in the visitor center and the 3.8mile auto loop of the battlegrounds tell how General Daniel Morgan outwitted British General Tarleton on this former cow pasture during the Revolutionary War. • 4001 Chesnee Hwy., Gaffney; 864.461.2828; nps.gov/cowp

FORT HILL/JOHN C. CALHOUN MANSION AND LIBRARY

John C. Calhoun served as South Carolina’s preeminent 19th-century statesman, from 1825 until his death in 1850. The antebellum plantation home, office, and kitchen are furnished mostly with family artifacts. • 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 onehour Revolutionary War battle in 1780 that turned the tide in favor of the colonies. Trace the battlefield route via a 1.5-mile trail. • 2625 Park Rd., Blacksburg (off I-85N, Exit #2); 864.936.7921; nps.gov/kimo

MUSGROVE MILL STATE HISTORIC SITE

On August 19, 1780, the Battle of Musgrove mill raged in these tranquil woods along the Enoree River. Today battlefield tours and exhibits in the education center interpret this surprising Patriot victory. • 398 State Park Rd., Clinton; 864.938.0100; southcarolinaparks.com/musgrove-mill

ATTRACTIONS

NINETY SIX NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Located 65 miles south of Greenville, the Star Fort at Ninety Six was the site, in 1775, of 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

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MUSEUMS & ZOOS THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES OCONEE STATION STATE HISTORIC SITE

This former military compound and trading post offers a rare glimpse at 18th- and 19th-century South Carolina. Beyond the park’s historic significance, there’s a fishing pond and a 1.5-mile trail that connects to Sumter National Forest. • 500 Oconee Station Rd., Walhalla; 864.638.0079; southcarolina parks.com/oconee-station

POINSETT BRIDGE

The oldest surviving bridge in South Carolina, this 14-foothigh Gothic stone arch is named for statesman Joel R. Poinsett. The bridge, built in 1820, spans Little Gap Creek off US-25. • 580 Callahan Mountain Rd., Travelers Rest; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec. com/parks/poinsett-bridge

SUBER’S CORN MILL

Built in 1908, Suber’s waterpowered gristmill still grinds corn into cornmeal, appearing

AMERICAN LEGION POST #3 CECIL B. BUCHANAN WAR MUSEUM

The museum’s displays chronicle the history of military bases both local and abroad, uniforms from local units, WWII artifacts and weaponry, military awards, decorations, and souvenirs from foreign campaigns. • 430 N. Main St.; 864.271.8793; americanlegionmuseum.weebly.com

BMW ZENTRUM

From the 1930 Dixi to the models produced at the Greer plant today, BMW’s heritage comes alive at the automotive manufacturer’s recently overhauled crescent-shaped visitor center. • 1400 Hwy. 101 S., Greer; 864.802.5300; bmwzentrum.com

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE UPSTATE

This 79,000-square-foot Smithsonian-affiliated children’s museum boasts hands-on exhibits including a grocery store, a construction zone, and a TV studio where kids can dress up and star in their own shows. • 300 College St.; 864.233.7755; tcmupstate.org

GREENVILLE CULTURAL EXCHANGE CENTER

This African-American history museum and culture center is dedicated to honoring the contributions and accomplishments of African-Americans in the Greenville area. • 700 Arlington Ave.; 864.232.9162; greenville culturalexchange.org

GREENVILLE ZOO

much as it did a century ago. Watch the mill operate on Tuesday and Friday mornings. • 2002 Suber Mill Rd., Greer; 864.877.5616; scmills.com/subers.php

WOODBURN PLANTATION

South Carolina statesman Charles Cotesworth Pinckney built this graceful four-story residence as a summer home c.1830. Outbuildings on-site include a cook house, a carriage house, and a slave cabin. • 130 History Ln., Pendleton; 864.646.7249; pendletonhistoric foundation.org/visit-woodburn

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Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Greenville Zoo encompasses 14 acres and some 80 species of animals within downtown’s Cleveland Park. Favorite residents include a group of Masai giraffes. • 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com

HISTORY MUSEUM OF TRAVELERS REST— SUPPORTED BY THE TRAVELERS REST HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Perched along the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, the museum displays artifacts and exhibits recounting the days when Travelers Rest was a stopping point for folks journeying across the

mountains. • 3 Edwards St., Travelers Rest; travelersresthistoricalsociety. org/museum

MUSEUM AND LIBRARY OF CONFEDERATE HISTORY Set in the Pettigru Street Historic District near downtown, this museum contains a large collection of Confederate relics and artifacts portraying life in the South during the Civil War years. • 15 Boyce Ave.; 864.421.9039; confederatemuseum.org

ROPER MOUNTAIN SCIENCE CENTER

Nature trails and a livinghistory farm fill the Center’s grounds. Come for Friday Starry Nights shows at the newly renovated planetarium, with its surround sound and 360° full-immersion dome. • 402 Roper Mountain Rd.; 864.355.8900; ropermountain.org

SHOELESS JOE JACKSON MUSEUM & BASEBALL LIBRARY

The house where baseball legend Joe Jackson lived and died now sits across from Fluor Field. Inside, exhibits, photographs, and personal memorabilia tell the story of Shoeless Joe’s life. • 356 Field St.; 864.346.4867; shoelessjo ejackson.org

UPCOUNTRY HISTORY MUSEUM—FURMAN UNIVERSITY

Interactive technology complements photographs, videos, and dioramas to re-create the story of this distinctive part of South Carolina. The museum’s oral-history project recalls the Upcountry’s past in recorded firsthand accounts. • 540 Buncombe St.; 864.467.3100; upcountryhistory.org

MUSEUMS AROUND THE REGION DUKE ENERGY’S WORLD OF ENERGY

North of Lake Keowee at Oconee Nuclear Station, Duke Energy’s visitor center features hands-on and interpretive exhibits that 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 

GAMES AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES BMW PERFORMANCE CENTER

Get your thrills on a challenging race course—or rough terrain—by pushing the envelope sliding, cornering, braking, and doing timed laps with professional instructors in a sporty BMW model. • 1155 Hwy. 101 S., Greer; 888.345.4269; bmwperformancecenter.com

FRANKIE’S FUN PARK

Providing fun for the entire family, Frankie’s Fun Park covers more than 14 acres with go-kart tracks, miniature golf courses, bumper boats, batting cages, laser tag, and arcade games galore. • 45 Park Woodruff Dr.; 864.627.9888; frankiesfun park.com/greenville

GREENVILLE COUNTY AQUATIC COMPLEX

Hosting recreational swim classes and meets, South Carolina’s only public 50-meter indoor pool shares its facility with a heated therapy pool, a fitness room, and a floating water play structure. • 2700 W. Blue Ridge Dr.; 864.679.7946; aquatics. greenvillerec.com

GREENVILLE ESCAPE ROOM

Challenge yourself and your friends to a mental adventure game in which you will have to solve a series of puzzles, riddles, and clues in order to escape within 60 minutes. • 319 Garlington Rd., Suite A5; 864.982.5083; greenvilleescaperoom.com

KROC CENTER

This LEED-certified complex fills 72,000 square feet with a conference center, a worship center, performance space, a café, workout facilities, a sixlane lap pool, and a recreation pool. Day passes are available. • 424 Westfield St.; 864.527.5948; krocgreenville.org

LEMANS INDOOR KARTING

Pit your skills against other speed demons on an indoor track built by racing experts. LeMans’ 9-horsepower go-karts can reach a top speed of 42 mph. • 961 Berry Shoals Rd., Duncan; 877.722.3565; lemanskarting.com

PAVILION RECREATION COMPLEX This 66,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor sports and recreation complex encompasses soccer fields, tennis courts, an ice-skating arena, a fenced dog park, a bounce house, and a miniature railroad for kids. • 400 Scottswood Rd., Taylors; 864.322.7529; greenvillerec.com/parks/ pavilion-recreation-complex

SPEED FACTORY INDOOR KARTING Challenge friends (18 or older) to the thrills of a race in a Sodi RX-7 gas-powered European racing kart on Speed Factory’s 11-turn track. Younger racers can enroll in the Jr. Driving Academy. • 1524 Roper Mountain Rd.; 864.412.3323; speedfactoryindoorkarting.com

YMCA OF GREENVILLE

Dedicated to building a healthy community, the YMCA of Greenville provides wellness facilities in addition to classes, childcare, and youth sports programs. Its eight community centers all offer day passes. • 723 Cleveland St.; 864.242.1111; ymcagreenville.org

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. The season runs from April to September. • 945 S. Main St.; 864.240.4500; greenvilledrive.com

GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS

This ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the Hartford Wolf Pack plays from October to April in the Southern Division of the Eastern Conference AA ice-hockey league at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. • 650 N. Academy St.; 864.674.7825; swamprabbits.com

JUST ADD WATER DISCOVERY ISLAND WATERPARK

Splash it up at this watery wonderland at Southside Park, where you can coast on waterslides, ride a boogie board on the Flowrider surfing simulator, or float along a lazy river. • 417 Baldwin

Children’s Museum of the Upstate

Rd., Southside Park, Simpsonville; 864.963.4345; waterparks.greenvillerec. com/discovery-island

OTTER CREEK WATERPARK

Little “tadpoles” love the shallow-entry pool, tame Tadpole slide, and the splash pad fountain at this Northside waterpark. For bigger kids, two body slides twist their way into the pool. • 101 W. Darby Rd.; 864.834.4108; waterparks. greenvillerec.com/otter-creek

7TH INNING SPLASH WATERPARK Hit a home run with the kids by taking them to this baseball-themed waterpark for a spin down the giant bowl slide and a run through the fountains at the splash pad. • 1500 Piedmont Hwy. (Hwy. 20), Piedmont; 864.299.1842; waterparks.greenvillerec. com/7th-inning-splash

THE SWAMP RABBIT SPLASH TRACK Kids love to splash and dance through the low jets of water that spurt up from the floor of this decorative water feature bordering the Reedy River. • Lower level of RiverPlace, Downtown Greenville

4 TO SCORE

Sometimes there’s nothing more fun than pushing through a turnstile, settling into your seat, and watching a game, match, bout, or race (it’s about choices, y’all). And no matter what the season, if you like to root for the home team, Greenville’s spectator sports will have you screaming for more!

GREENVILLE DRIVE BASEBALL April-September

Bring the whole fam to snack on those peanuts and Cracker Jacks, sing Sweet Caroline, and root, root, root for our minor league baseball team to hit a home run over the Fenway-inspired Green Monster. Fluor Field at the West End, 945 S. Main St., 864.240.4500, greenvilledrive.com

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 the fall when thousands of hawks migrate here. • 8155 Geer Hwy. (off Hwy. 11) Cleveland; 864.836.6115; southcarolina parks.com/caesars-head

CHIMNEY ROCK AT CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

Stunning views stretch out from the top of towering Chimney Rock. A 26-story elevator inside the mountain, a 404-foot-high waterfall, and five family-friendly hiking trails add to the park’s appeal. • 431 Main St./US-64 East, Chimney Rock, NC; 800.277.9611; chimneyrockpark.com

CROFT STATE PARK

Hiking and biking trails, equestrian facilities, a fishing hole, and remnants of a Native American soapstone quarry are just a few of the attractions drawing visitors to this 7,000-acre park. • 450 Croft State Park Rd., Spartanburg; 864.585.1283; southcarolinaparks.com/croft

GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS HOCKEY October-April

Hop on over and cheer on the local AA affiliate of the New York Rangers. Throw a (soft) puck onto the ice at intermission, and skate on the “Big Ice” afterwards! Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., 864.250.4868, swamprabbits.com

GREENVILLE DERBY DAMES March-October

Mighty and fierce (the name Magickly D’Vicious says it all), these gals know how to put the “roll” in roller derby. “Track” them down for edge-of-your-seat action! Pavilion Recreation Complex, 400 Scottswood Rd., Taylors; 864.322.7529, greenvillederbydames.com

DEVILS FORK STATE PARK

This gorgeous park, centering on Lake Jocassee, is a perfect place to boat, waterski, fish, and camp. It is also home to the rare Oconee Bell flower (blooms March–April). • 161 Holcombe Cir. (off Hwy. 11) Salem; 864.944.2639; southcarolinaparks.com/devils-fork

JONES GAP STATE PARK

Forming part of the 11,000-acre Mountain Bridge Recreation Area, stunning Jones Gap State Park offers miles of sylvan hiking trails and

GREENVILLE-PICKENS MOTOR SPEEDWAY February-September

Fun for avid NASCAR fans and casual racing enthusiasts alike! Watch these cars (or trucks) “bring the thunder” and go ‘round faster than a moonshiner with the law on his tail! 3800 Calhoun Memorial Hwy., Easley; 864.295.5764, greenvillepickens.com 109


MUSEUMS & ZOOS THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES OCONEE STATION STATE HISTORIC SITE

This former military compound and trading post offers a rare glimpse at 18th- and 19th-century South Carolina. Beyond the park’s historic significance, there’s a fishing pond and a 1.5-mile trail that connects to Sumter National Forest. • 500 Oconee Station Rd., Walhalla; 864.638.0079; southcarolina parks.com/oconee-station

POINSETT BRIDGE

The oldest surviving bridge in South Carolina, this 14-foothigh Gothic stone arch is named for statesman Joel R. Poinsett. The bridge, built in 1820, spans Little Gap Creek off US-25. • 580 Callahan Mountain Rd., Travelers Rest; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec. com/parks/poinsett-bridge

SUBER’S CORN MILL

Built in 1908, Suber’s waterpowered gristmill still grinds corn into cornmeal, appearing

AMERICAN LEGION POST #3 CECIL B. BUCHANAN WAR MUSEUM

The museum’s displays chronicle the history of military bases both local and abroad, uniforms from local units, WWII artifacts and weaponry, military awards, decorations, and souvenirs from foreign campaigns. • 430 N. Main St.; 864.271.8793; americanlegionmuseum.weebly.com

BMW ZENTRUM

From the 1930 Dixi to the models produced at the Greer plant today, BMW’s heritage comes alive at the automotive manufacturer’s recently overhauled crescent-shaped visitor center. • 1400 Hwy. 101 S., Greer; 864.802.5300; bmwzentrum.com

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE UPSTATE

This 79,000-square-foot Smithsonian-affiliated children’s museum boasts hands-on exhibits including a grocery store, a construction zone, and a TV studio where kids can dress up and star in their own shows. • 300 College St.; 864.233.7755; tcmupstate.org

GREENVILLE CULTURAL EXCHANGE CENTER

This African-American history museum and culture center is dedicated to honoring the contributions and accomplishments of African-Americans in the Greenville area. • 700 Arlington Ave.; 864.232.9162; greenville culturalexchange.org

GREENVILLE ZOO

much as it did a century ago. Watch the mill operate on Tuesday and Friday mornings. • 2002 Suber Mill Rd., Greer; 864.877.5616; scmills.com/subers.php

WOODBURN PLANTATION

South Carolina statesman Charles Cotesworth Pinckney built this graceful four-story residence as a summer home c.1830. Outbuildings on-site include a cook house, a carriage house, and a slave cabin. • 130 History Ln., Pendleton; 864.646.7249; pendletonhistoric foundation.org/visit-woodburn

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Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Greenville Zoo encompasses 14 acres and some 80 species of animals within downtown’s Cleveland Park. Favorite residents include a group of Masai giraffes. • 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4300; greenvillezoo.com

HISTORY MUSEUM OF TRAVELERS REST— SUPPORTED BY THE TRAVELERS REST HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Perched along the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, the museum displays artifacts and exhibits recounting the days when Travelers Rest was a stopping point for folks journeying across the

mountains. • 3 Edwards St., Travelers Rest; travelersresthistoricalsociety. org/museum

MUSEUM AND LIBRARY OF CONFEDERATE HISTORY Set in the Pettigru Street Historic District near downtown, this museum contains a large collection of Confederate relics and artifacts portraying life in the South during the Civil War years. • 15 Boyce Ave.; 864.421.9039; confederatemuseum.org

ROPER MOUNTAIN SCIENCE CENTER

Nature trails and a livinghistory farm fill the Center’s grounds. Come for Friday Starry Nights shows at the newly renovated planetarium, with its surround sound and 360° full-immersion dome. • 402 Roper Mountain Rd.; 864.355.8900; ropermountain.org

SHOELESS JOE JACKSON MUSEUM & BASEBALL LIBRARY

The house where baseball legend Joe Jackson lived and died now sits across from Fluor Field. Inside, exhibits, photographs, and personal memorabilia tell the story of Shoeless Joe’s life. • 356 Field St.; 864.346.4867; shoelessjo ejackson.org

UPCOUNTRY HISTORY MUSEUM—FURMAN UNIVERSITY

Interactive technology complements photographs, videos, and dioramas to re-create the story of this distinctive part of South Carolina. The museum’s oral-history project recalls the Upcountry’s past in recorded firsthand accounts. • 540 Buncombe St.; 864.467.3100; upcountryhistory.org

MUSEUMS AROUND THE REGION DUKE ENERGY’S WORLD OF ENERGY

North of Lake Keowee at Oconee Nuclear Station, Duke Energy’s visitor center features hands-on and interpretive exhibits that 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 

GAMES AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES BMW PERFORMANCE CENTER

Get your thrills on a challenging race course—or rough terrain—by pushing the envelope sliding, cornering, braking, and doing timed laps with professional instructors in a sporty BMW model. • 1155 Hwy. 101 S., Greer; 888.345.4269; bmwperformancecenter.com

FRANKIE’S FUN PARK

Providing fun for the entire family, Frankie’s Fun Park covers more than 14 acres with go-kart tracks, miniature golf courses, bumper boats, batting cages, laser tag, and arcade games galore. • 45 Park Woodruff Dr.; 864.627.9888; frankiesfun park.com/greenville

GREENVILLE COUNTY AQUATIC COMPLEX

Hosting recreational swim classes and meets, South Carolina’s only public 50-meter indoor pool shares its facility with a heated therapy pool, a fitness room, and a floating water play structure. • 2700 W. Blue Ridge Dr.; 864.679.7946; aquatics. greenvillerec.com

GREENVILLE ESCAPE ROOM

Challenge yourself and your friends to a mental adventure game in which you will have to solve a series of puzzles, riddles, and clues in order to escape within 60 minutes. • 319 Garlington Rd., Suite A5; 864.982.5083; greenvilleescaperoom.com

KROC CENTER

This LEED-certified complex fills 72,000 square feet with a conference center, a worship center, performance space, a café, workout facilities, a sixlane lap pool, and a recreation pool. Day passes are available. • 424 Westfield St.; 864.527.5948; krocgreenville.org

LEMANS INDOOR KARTING

Pit your skills against other speed demons on an indoor track built by racing experts. LeMans’ 9-horsepower go-karts can reach a top speed of 42 mph. • 961 Berry Shoals Rd., Duncan; 877.722.3565; lemanskarting.com

PAVILION RECREATION COMPLEX This 66,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor sports and recreation complex encompasses soccer fields, tennis courts, an ice-skating arena, a fenced dog park, a bounce house, and a miniature railroad for kids. • 400 Scottswood Rd., Taylors; 864.322.7529; greenvillerec.com/parks/ pavilion-recreation-complex

SPEED FACTORY INDOOR KARTING Challenge friends (18 or older) to the thrills of a race in a Sodi RX-7 gas-powered European racing kart on Speed Factory’s 11-turn track. Younger racers can enroll in the Jr. Driving Academy. • 1524 Roper Mountain Rd.; 864.412.3323; speedfactoryindoorkarting.com

YMCA OF GREENVILLE

Dedicated to building a healthy community, the YMCA of Greenville provides wellness facilities in addition to classes, childcare, and youth sports programs. Its eight community centers all offer day passes. • 723 Cleveland St.; 864.242.1111; ymcagreenville.org

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. The season runs from April to September. • 945 S. Main St.; 864.240.4500; greenvilledrive.com

GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS

This ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the Hartford Wolf Pack plays from October to April in the Southern Division of the Eastern Conference AA ice-hockey league at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. • 650 N. Academy St.; 864.674.7825; swamprabbits.com

JUST ADD WATER DISCOVERY ISLAND WATERPARK

Splash it up at this watery wonderland at Southside Park, where you can coast on waterslides, ride a boogie board on the Flowrider surfing simulator, or float along a lazy river. • 417 Baldwin

Children’s Museum of the Upstate

Rd., Southside Park, Simpsonville; 864.963.4345; waterparks.greenvillerec. com/discovery-island

OTTER CREEK WATERPARK

Little “tadpoles” love the shallow-entry pool, tame Tadpole slide, and the splash pad fountain at this Northside waterpark. For bigger kids, two body slides twist their way into the pool. • 101 W. Darby Rd.; 864.834.4108; waterparks. greenvillerec.com/otter-creek

7TH INNING SPLASH WATERPARK Hit a home run with the kids by taking them to this baseball-themed waterpark for a spin down the giant bowl slide and a run through the fountains at the splash pad. • 1500 Piedmont Hwy. (Hwy. 20), Piedmont; 864.299.1842; waterparks.greenvillerec. com/7th-inning-splash

THE SWAMP RABBIT SPLASH TRACK Kids love to splash and dance through the low jets of water that spurt up from the floor of this decorative water feature bordering the Reedy River. • Lower level of RiverPlace, Downtown Greenville

4 TO SCORE

Sometimes there’s nothing more fun than pushing through a turnstile, settling into your seat, and watching a game, match, bout, or race (it’s about choices, y’all). And no matter what the season, if you like to root for the home team, Greenville’s spectator sports will have you screaming for more!

GREENVILLE DRIVE BASEBALL April-September

Bring the whole fam to snack on those peanuts and Cracker Jacks, sing Sweet Caroline, and root, root, root for our minor league baseball team to hit a home run over the Fenway-inspired Green Monster. Fluor Field at the West End, 945 S. Main St., 864.240.4500, greenvilledrive.com

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 the fall when thousands of hawks migrate here. • 8155 Geer Hwy. (off Hwy. 11) Cleveland; 864.836.6115; southcarolina parks.com/caesars-head

CHIMNEY ROCK AT CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

Stunning views stretch out from the top of towering Chimney Rock. A 26-story elevator inside the mountain, a 404-foot-high waterfall, and five family-friendly hiking trails add to the park’s appeal. • 431 Main St./US-64 East, Chimney Rock, NC; 800.277.9611; chimneyrockpark.com

CROFT STATE PARK

Hiking and biking trails, equestrian facilities, a fishing hole, and remnants of a Native American soapstone quarry are just a few of the attractions drawing visitors to this 7,000-acre park. • 450 Croft State Park Rd., Spartanburg; 864.585.1283; southcarolinaparks.com/croft

GREENVILLE SWAMP RABBITS HOCKEY October-April

Hop on over and cheer on the local AA affiliate of the New York Rangers. Throw a (soft) puck onto the ice at intermission, and skate on the “Big Ice” afterwards! Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., 864.250.4868, swamprabbits.com

GREENVILLE DERBY DAMES March-October

Mighty and fierce (the name Magickly D’Vicious says it all), these gals know how to put the “roll” in roller derby. “Track” them down for edge-of-your-seat action! Pavilion Recreation Complex, 400 Scottswood Rd., Taylors; 864.322.7529, greenvillederbydames.com

DEVILS FORK STATE PARK

This gorgeous park, centering on Lake Jocassee, is a perfect place to boat, waterski, fish, and camp. It is also home to the rare Oconee Bell flower (blooms March–April). • 161 Holcombe Cir. (off Hwy. 11) Salem; 864.944.2639; southcarolinaparks.com/devils-fork

JONES GAP STATE PARK

Forming part of the 11,000-acre Mountain Bridge Recreation Area, stunning Jones Gap State Park offers miles of sylvan hiking trails and

GREENVILLE-PICKENS MOTOR SPEEDWAY February-September

Fun for avid NASCAR fans and casual racing enthusiasts alike! Watch these cars (or trucks) “bring the thunder” and go ‘round faster than a moonshiner with the law on his tail! 3800 Calhoun Memorial Hwy., Easley; 864.295.5764, greenvillepickens.com 109


great trout fishing in the Middle Saluda River. • 303 Jones Gap Rd., Marietta (off US-276N); 864.836.3647; southcarolinaparks.com/jones-gap

feet) in South Carolina, you can see into North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia on a clear day. • 1399 F. Van Clayton Memorial Hwy., Sunset (from Hwy. 11, take US-178N to SC 199); 864.6541671; visitpickenscounty.com/ vendor/124/sassafras-mountain

KEOWEE-TOXAWAY STATE PARK

Delicious Thin Crust Pizza Fresh Salads Homemade Ice Cream Craft Beer, Wine & Soda

With its stunning view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and woods thick with rhododendrons, mountain laurel, and wildflowers, Keowee-Toxaway is lauded as one of the prettiest places in South Carolina. • 108 Residence Dr., Sunset; 864.868.2605; southcarolinaparks.com/keoweetoxaway

LAKE HARTWELL STATE PARK Created in 1962 after the Savannah River was dammed to provide hydroelectric power, Lake Hartwell boasts 962mi of shoreline and 56,000 acres of surface area for the ultimate recreation experience. • 19138 Hwy. 11, Fair Play; 864.972.3352; southcarolinaparks.com/lakehartwell

PARIS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

Developed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the 1,275-acre mountainside park just 5 miles north of downtown Greenville is popular for pedal-boating, fishing, hiking, and picnicking. • 2401 State Park Rd., (off US-25N) Greenville; 864.244.5565; southcarolinaparks. com/paris-mountain

TABLE ROCK STATE PARK

The giant rock slab of Table Rock Mountain lends its name to this park, which features 10 miles of trails, two stocked lakes, a swimming area, picnic tables, and a playground. • 158 E. Ellison Ln., Pickens; (off Hwy. 11), 864.878.9813; southcarolinaparks.com/table-rock

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GREENVILLE B-CYCLE

Thanks to a partnership between Upstate Forever and the Greenville Health System, you can rent a bike from any B-Cycle station and pedal to your destination in bike-friendly downtown Greenville. • Various locations downtown; 864.423.9088; greenvillebcycle.com

PEDAL CHIC

As the first women-specific cycling and athletic boutique in the Southeast, Pedal Chic offers bicycle rentals, sales, maintenance, accessories and apparel. The dedicated staff supports all levels of cycling. • 250 River-

SOUTH CAROLINA BOTANICAL GARDEN

Pretty Place lookout Place, Suite B; 864.242.2442; pedalchic.com

REEDY RIDES

This downtown company rents seven- speed comfort cruisers, perfect for anyone looking to tackle the 21-mile GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Half-day, fullday, and weekend rates are available. • 12 W. McBee Ave.; 864.419.2944; reedyrides.com

SRT BIKE SHOP

Located on the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, SRT Bike Shop is a rider’s one-stop shop for bike rental, repair, accessories, and service. • 205-G Cedar Lane Rd.; 864.605.7010; srtbikeshop.com

GOLF COURSES CROSS WINDS GOLF CLUB

Greenville’s signature 18-hole par-3 course is the only golf course in the world where each hole is designed by a different golf architect—think Tom Fazio, Pete Dye, and Rees Jones. • 61 Villa Rd.; 864.233.6336; crosswinds-golf.com

THE PRESERVE AT VERDAE

Set on 100 acres of lush green space adjacent to the Embassy Suites Hilton Greenville Golf Resort and Conference Center, this 18hole par-72 championship course was designed by Willard Byrd. • 650 Verdae Blvd.; 864.676.1500; thepreserveatverdae.com

REGIONAL RECREATION BLUE RIDGE ESCARPMENT

Part of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, the Blue Ridge Escarpment is the line where the Blue Ridge Mountains are visibly reduced to foothills in northwestern South Carolina. • Along Hwy. 11, west of US-25

CHEROKEE FOOTHILLS SCENIC HIGHWAY 11

Particularly beautiful in the fall, Scenic Highway 11 traces a for-

mer Cherokee Indian footpath 130 miles through the foothills north of Greenville from Fair Play to Gaffney, South Carolina. • scenic11.com

FOOTHILLS TRAIL

Serious hikers crave the sweeping views from this demanding trail, which traverses 77 miles from Table Rock State Park to Oconee State Park along the state line between the Carolinas. • 158 E. Ellison Ln., Pickens; 864.467.9537; foothillstrail.org

THE GORGE ZIPLINE CANOPY TOUR

A sky bridge, 11 zip lines, and three rappels descend 1,100 vertical feet on this thrilling 3.5-hour canopy tour through 125 acres of old-growth forest in the Green River Gorge. • 166 Honey Bee Dr., Saluda, NC; 855.749.2500; thegorgezipline.com

MOUNTAIN BRIDGE WILDERNESS AREA

Ranging across more than 11,000 acres, “Mountain Bridge” refers to the land connecting the Table Rock and Poinsett watersheds, and encompassing both Jones Gap and Caesars Head state parks. • 8155 Geer Hwy., Cleveland; (off Hwy 11); 864.836.6115

PALMETTO TRAIL/BLUE WALL PASSAGE

When this projected 500-mile cross-state hiking and biking trail is completed (350 miles are currently available), it will run from Oconee State Park to Awendaw, near the South Carolina coast. • Eastern trailhead starts in Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, 3381 Hunting Country Rd., Tryon, NC; 803.771.0870; palmettoconservation.org/ palmetto-trail

Adjacent to Clemson University’s campus, the state garden’s 295 acres of natural landscapes include the Bob Campbell Geology Museum, an official American Hosta Society Display Garden, a 70-acre arboretum, and miles of nature trails. • 150 Discovery Ln., Clemson; 864.656.3405; clemson. edu/public/scbg

SUMTER NATIONAL FOREST

More than 70 miles of challenging trails trace mountaintops, streams, and the Chattooga River in the Andrew Pickens Ranger District, one of four such districts in 371,000acre Sumter National Forest. • 112 Andrew Pickens Cir., Mountain Rest; 864.638.9568; www.fs.usda.gov/scnfs

SYMMES CHAPEL—PRETTY PLACE

A favorite wedding venue, the chapel (closed when being used for an event) at YMCA Camp Greenville is called “Pretty Place” for the magnificent view it commands from Standing Stone Mountain. •100 YMCA Camp Rd., Cedar Mountain, NC, (off US-276); 864.836.3291; campgreenville.org/pretty-place

AREA LAKES LAKE CUNNINGHAM

This 376-acre lake is a haven for local fishermen seeking to hook largemouth bass and other fish. A pier, park, and covered picnic shelter are also available on the grounds. • 2844 N. McElhaney Rd., Greer; greercpw.com/lakes-recreation

SASSAFRAS MOUNTAIN From atop this peak, which ranks as the highest point (3,560

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great trout fishing in the Middle Saluda River. • 303 Jones Gap Rd., Marietta (off US-276N); 864.836.3647; southcarolinaparks.com/jones-gap

feet) in South Carolina, you can see into North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia on a clear day. • 1399 F. Van Clayton Memorial Hwy., Sunset (from Hwy. 11, take US-178N to SC 199); 864.6541671; visitpickenscounty.com/ vendor/124/sassafras-mountain

KEOWEE-TOXAWAY STATE PARK

Delicious Thin Crust Pizza Fresh Salads Homemade Ice Cream Craft Beer, Wine & Soda

With its stunning view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and woods thick with rhododendrons, mountain laurel, and wildflowers, Keowee-Toxaway is lauded as one of the prettiest places in South Carolina. • 108 Residence Dr., Sunset; 864.868.2605; southcarolinaparks.com/keoweetoxaway

LAKE HARTWELL STATE PARK Created in 1962 after the Savannah River was dammed to provide hydroelectric power, Lake Hartwell boasts 962mi of shoreline and 56,000 acres of surface area for the ultimate recreation experience. • 19138 Hwy. 11, Fair Play; 864.972.3352; southcarolinaparks.com/lakehartwell

PARIS MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

Developed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the 1,275-acre mountainside park just 5 miles north of downtown Greenville is popular for pedal-boating, fishing, hiking, and picnicking. • 2401 State Park Rd., (off US-25N) Greenville; 864.244.5565; southcarolinaparks. com/paris-mountain

TABLE ROCK STATE PARK

The giant rock slab of Table Rock Mountain lends its name to this park, which features 10 miles of trails, two stocked lakes, a swimming area, picnic tables, and a playground. • 158 E. Ellison Ln., Pickens; (off Hwy. 11), 864.878.9813; southcarolinaparks.com/table-rock

BIKE RENTALS/TOURS

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GREENVILLE B-CYCLE

Thanks to a partnership between Upstate Forever and the Greenville Health System, you can rent a bike from any B-Cycle station and pedal to your destination in bike-friendly downtown Greenville. • Various locations downtown; 864.423.9088; greenvillebcycle.com

PEDAL CHIC

As the first women-specific cycling and athletic boutique in the Southeast, Pedal Chic offers bicycle rentals, sales, maintenance, accessories and apparel. The dedicated staff supports all levels of cycling. • 250 River-

SOUTH CAROLINA BOTANICAL GARDEN

Pretty Place lookout Place, Suite B; 864.242.2442; pedalchic.com

REEDY RIDES

This downtown company rents seven- speed comfort cruisers, perfect for anyone looking to tackle the 21-mile GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Half-day, fullday, and weekend rates are available. • 12 W. McBee Ave.; 864.419.2944; reedyrides.com

SRT BIKE SHOP

Located on the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, SRT Bike Shop is a rider’s one-stop shop for bike rental, repair, accessories, and service. • 205-G Cedar Lane Rd.; 864.605.7010; srtbikeshop.com

GOLF COURSES CROSS WINDS GOLF CLUB

Greenville’s signature 18-hole par-3 course is the only golf course in the world where each hole is designed by a different golf architect—think Tom Fazio, Pete Dye, and Rees Jones. • 61 Villa Rd.; 864.233.6336; crosswinds-golf.com

THE PRESERVE AT VERDAE

Set on 100 acres of lush green space adjacent to the Embassy Suites Hilton Greenville Golf Resort and Conference Center, this 18hole par-72 championship course was designed by Willard Byrd. • 650 Verdae Blvd.; 864.676.1500; thepreserveatverdae.com

REGIONAL RECREATION BLUE RIDGE ESCARPMENT

Part of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, the Blue Ridge Escarpment is the line where the Blue Ridge Mountains are visibly reduced to foothills in northwestern South Carolina. • Along Hwy. 11, west of US-25

CHEROKEE FOOTHILLS SCENIC HIGHWAY 11

Particularly beautiful in the fall, Scenic Highway 11 traces a for-

mer Cherokee Indian footpath 130 miles through the foothills north of Greenville from Fair Play to Gaffney, South Carolina. • scenic11.com

FOOTHILLS TRAIL

Serious hikers crave the sweeping views from this demanding trail, which traverses 77 miles from Table Rock State Park to Oconee State Park along the state line between the Carolinas. • 158 E. Ellison Ln., Pickens; 864.467.9537; foothillstrail.org

THE GORGE ZIPLINE CANOPY TOUR

A sky bridge, 11 zip lines, and three rappels descend 1,100 vertical feet on this thrilling 3.5-hour canopy tour through 125 acres of old-growth forest in the Green River Gorge. • 166 Honey Bee Dr., Saluda, NC; 855.749.2500; thegorgezipline.com

MOUNTAIN BRIDGE WILDERNESS AREA

Ranging across more than 11,000 acres, “Mountain Bridge” refers to the land connecting the Table Rock and Poinsett watersheds, and encompassing both Jones Gap and Caesars Head state parks. • 8155 Geer Hwy., Cleveland; (off Hwy 11); 864.836.6115

PALMETTO TRAIL/BLUE WALL PASSAGE

When this projected 500-mile cross-state hiking and biking trail is completed (350 miles are currently available), it will run from Oconee State Park to Awendaw, near the South Carolina coast. • Eastern trailhead starts in Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, 3381 Hunting Country Rd., Tryon, NC; 803.771.0870; palmettoconservation.org/ palmetto-trail

Adjacent to Clemson University’s campus, the state garden’s 295 acres of natural landscapes include the Bob Campbell Geology Museum, an official American Hosta Society Display Garden, a 70-acre arboretum, and miles of nature trails. • 150 Discovery Ln., Clemson; 864.656.3405; clemson. edu/public/scbg

SUMTER NATIONAL FOREST

More than 70 miles of challenging trails trace mountaintops, streams, and the Chattooga River in the Andrew Pickens Ranger District, one of four such districts in 371,000acre Sumter National Forest. • 112 Andrew Pickens Cir., Mountain Rest; 864.638.9568; www.fs.usda.gov/scnfs

SYMMES CHAPEL—PRETTY PLACE

A favorite wedding venue, the chapel (closed when being used for an event) at YMCA Camp Greenville is called “Pretty Place” for the magnificent view it commands from Standing Stone Mountain. •100 YMCA Camp Rd., Cedar Mountain, NC, (off US-276); 864.836.3291; campgreenville.org/pretty-place

AREA LAKES LAKE CUNNINGHAM

This 376-acre lake is a haven for local fishermen seeking to hook largemouth bass and other fish. A pier, park, and covered picnic shelter are also available on the grounds. • 2844 N. McElhaney Rd., Greer; greercpw.com/lakes-recreation

SASSAFRAS MOUNTAIN From atop this peak, which ranks as the highest point (3,560

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WILDWATER

This Oconee County outfitter offers adventures ranging from whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River to soaring through the treetops on the Chattooga Ridge Zipline Tour. • 1251 Academy Rd., Long Creek; 866.319.8870; wildwaterrafting.com

THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES

GREENVILLE CITY PARKS

PICK 6

GEAR UP AND GET OUT Want to get in on a little water action, but forgot you don’t own a boat…or a kayak…or anything? No worries! These local outfitters have your back(pack), offering a wide range of rentals to get you right where you want to be—just keep it between the buoys.

CANCER SURVIVORS PARK

24 Cleveland St.; 864.255.5010; cancersurvivorspark.org THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN AT LINKY STONE PARK

Reedy View Dr. at River St.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc. gov/333/public-gardens

Paddleboard

Kayak

Boat

Tent

Canoe

Bicycle

Jet Ski

Hiking Gear

Tube

CLEVELAND PARK

E. Washington St. & Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/ facilities/facility/details/clevelandpark-1 FALLS PARK ON THE REEDY

Falls Park on the Reedy LAKE HARTWELL

Nearly 1,000 miles of shoreline wraps around this 56,000acre lake, created in the early 1960s by the Army Corp of Engineers as part of a floodcontrol and hydropower project. • 19138-A Hwy. 11 S., Fair Play. 803.734.0156;. southcarolinaparks.com/lakehartwell

LAKE JOCASSEE

Surrounded by 43,000 acres of forest, Lake Jocassee manages to feel undiscovered, despite its popularity. Launch your boat via the main dock at Devils Fork State Park. • 161 Holcombe Cir., Salem (off Hwy. 11); 864.944.2639; southcarolinaparks.com/devils-fork

LAKE KEOWEE

A paradise for water sports, the 18,500-acre lake created by Duke Power as part of the Keowee-Toxaway Project, boasts 300 miles of shoreline and spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. • Along Rtes. 130 & 183, Seneca; 864.882.2047; discoverkeowee. com/about_lake_keowee.html

LAKE ROBINSON

Northwest of Greer, 800-acre Lake Robinson lures fishermen, boaters, and kayakers to its waters, which swim with bass and crappie. A boat ramp and two fishing piers complete

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the amenities. • 2544 Mays Bridge Rd., Greer; greercpw.com/ lakes-recreation

OAKGROVE LAKE

Stocked with bass, bream, and catfish, this neighborhood lake is open for fishing (catchand-release encouraged) on Wednesdays and Saturdays. • Oak Grove Lake Rd., Greenville; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com/ parks/oak-grove-lake

WATER ADVENTURES CHATTOOGA NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC RIVER

Both thrill-seekers and beginners love to go whitewater rafting on the Chattooga, which runs for 40 miles along the Western border of South Carolina and into Georgia. • discoversouthcarolina.com/ products/25746

DAVIDSON RIVER OUTFITTERS Set on the banks of the Davidson River in Brevard, NC, this full-service outfitter offers professionally-guided fishing trips (for mountain trout and smallmouth bass), fly-fishing lessons, and a retail fly shop. • 49 Pisgah Hwy. Suite 6, Pisgah Forest, NC; 888.861.0111; davidsonflyfishing.com

GREEN RIVER ADVENTURES The world-famous Green

River Gorge in western North Carolina lies in the backyard of this outfitter, which offers guided whitewater trips, kayak instruction, and a variety of waterfall adventures. • 111 E. Main St., Saluda, NC; 828.749.2800; greenriveradventures.com

JOCASSEE LAKE TOURS

Naturalist-led boat, kayak, and hiking tours (hikes accommodate all skill levels) take groups to explore Lake Jocassee and the Jocassee Gorges area. Tours depart from the main dock at Devils Fork State Park. • 161 Holcombe Circle, Salem; 864.280.5501; jocasseelaketours.com

JOCASSEE OUTDOOR CENTER

Lake Jocassee’s only outfitter and marine center maintains the Upstate’s largest rental fleet of pontoons and ski boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. The Center also serves Lake Keowee. • 516 Jocassee Lake Rd., Salem; 864.944.9016; jocasseeoutdoorcenter.com

SALUDA RIVER RAFTING ADVENTURES

The whole family will have fun tubing down the calm waters of the Saluda River. Private riverside tent camping sites available. • 570 N. Fishtrap Rd., Easley; 864.469.0755; saludariverrafting.com

601 S. Main St.; 864.467.4355; fallspark.com GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM (GHS) SWAMP RABBIT TRAIL

864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com/ swamprabbit LEGACY PARK

336 Rocky Slope Rd.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/facilities/facility/ details/legacy-park-9 MCPHERSON PARK

100 E. Park Ave.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/facilities/facility/ details/mcpherson-park-13 NORTH MAIN PARK

N. Main St. at Ashley Ave.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/ facilities/facility/details/north-mainpark-15 ROCK QUARRY GARDEN

Sherwood St. at Ridgeland Dr.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/ facilities/facility/details/rock-quarrygarden-46 RUNWAY PARK AT GMU

21 Airport Rd. Ext.; 864.242.4777; greenvilledowntownairport.com/ RunwayParkatGMU.html SHOELESS JOE JACKSON MEMORIAL PARK

406 West Ave.; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com/parks/shoeless-joejackson-memorial-park TIMMONS PARK

121 Oxford St.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/facilities/facility/de tails/timmons-park-21

JOCASSEE OUTDOOR CENTER As the region’s largest rental fleet for every water toy imaginable, JOC outfits two lakes—Jocassee and Keowee—for double the fun. 516 Jocassee Lake Rd., Salem; 864.944.9016, jocasseeout doorcenter.com

GREEN RIVER ADVENTURES

SUNRIFT ADVENTURES

Seeking a little adrenaline-pumping, heart-stopping action? GRA is the place to go for hiking, rappelling, ziplining, or trekking in whitewater, waterfalls, or over the Gorge. 111 E. Main St., Saluda, NC; 828.749.2800, greenriveradven tures.com

Getting you ready for your next adventure (big OR small), this super cool outdoor shop offers the latest gear for rent or purchase, with awesome classes and clinics to boot. 1 Center St., Travelers Rest; 864.834.3019, sunrift.com

HARTWELLKEOWEE PADDLEBOARD & KAYAK CO. Serving both lakes (hence the name), you’ll get a water workout like no other. Enjoy the gorge-ous outdoors and time spent with friends and family! South Cove County Park, 1099 South Cove Rd., Seneca; 864.648.9695, lakehartwellpad dleboardandkayak. com

LAKE KEOWEE BOAT RENTALS

SALUDA RIVER YACHT CLUB

With your reserved watercraft already launched, fueled, and ready to roll, it’s easy to get out on the water and get busy! Ask about skis, boards, tubes, and more! South Cove County Park, 1099 South Cove Rd., Seneca; 864.280.2726, lakekeoweeboat rentals.com

Make a day of it and tube slow and easy down the Saluda River! Then make a night of it at one of their cozy campsites, where yummy snacks and live music are always on tap. 1307 Old Easley Hwy., Easley; 864.399.4015, saludariveryacht club.com

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WILDWATER

This Oconee County outfitter offers adventures ranging from whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River to soaring through the treetops on the Chattooga Ridge Zipline Tour. • 1251 Academy Rd., Long Creek; 866.319.8870; wildwaterrafting.com

THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES

GREENVILLE CITY PARKS

PICK 6

GEAR UP AND GET OUT Want to get in on a little water action, but forgot you don’t own a boat…or a kayak…or anything? No worries! These local outfitters have your back(pack), offering a wide range of rentals to get you right where you want to be—just keep it between the buoys.

CANCER SURVIVORS PARK

24 Cleveland St.; 864.255.5010; cancersurvivorspark.org THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN AT LINKY STONE PARK

Reedy View Dr. at River St.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc. gov/333/public-gardens

Paddleboard

Kayak

Boat

Tent

Canoe

Bicycle

Jet Ski

Hiking Gear

Tube

CLEVELAND PARK

E. Washington St. & Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/ facilities/facility/details/clevelandpark-1 FALLS PARK ON THE REEDY

Falls Park on the Reedy LAKE HARTWELL

Nearly 1,000 miles of shoreline wraps around this 56,000acre lake, created in the early 1960s by the Army Corp of Engineers as part of a floodcontrol and hydropower project. • 19138-A Hwy. 11 S., Fair Play. 803.734.0156;. southcarolinaparks.com/lakehartwell

LAKE JOCASSEE

Surrounded by 43,000 acres of forest, Lake Jocassee manages to feel undiscovered, despite its popularity. Launch your boat via the main dock at Devils Fork State Park. • 161 Holcombe Cir., Salem (off Hwy. 11); 864.944.2639; southcarolinaparks.com/devils-fork

LAKE KEOWEE

A paradise for water sports, the 18,500-acre lake created by Duke Power as part of the Keowee-Toxaway Project, boasts 300 miles of shoreline and spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. • Along Rtes. 130 & 183, Seneca; 864.882.2047; discoverkeowee. com/about_lake_keowee.html

LAKE ROBINSON

Northwest of Greer, 800-acre Lake Robinson lures fishermen, boaters, and kayakers to its waters, which swim with bass and crappie. A boat ramp and two fishing piers complete

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the amenities. • 2544 Mays Bridge Rd., Greer; greercpw.com/ lakes-recreation

OAKGROVE LAKE

Stocked with bass, bream, and catfish, this neighborhood lake is open for fishing (catchand-release encouraged) on Wednesdays and Saturdays. • Oak Grove Lake Rd., Greenville; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com/ parks/oak-grove-lake

WATER ADVENTURES CHATTOOGA NATIONAL WILD AND SCENIC RIVER

Both thrill-seekers and beginners love to go whitewater rafting on the Chattooga, which runs for 40 miles along the Western border of South Carolina and into Georgia. • discoversouthcarolina.com/ products/25746

DAVIDSON RIVER OUTFITTERS Set on the banks of the Davidson River in Brevard, NC, this full-service outfitter offers professionally-guided fishing trips (for mountain trout and smallmouth bass), fly-fishing lessons, and a retail fly shop. • 49 Pisgah Hwy. Suite 6, Pisgah Forest, NC; 888.861.0111; davidsonflyfishing.com

GREEN RIVER ADVENTURES The world-famous Green

River Gorge in western North Carolina lies in the backyard of this outfitter, which offers guided whitewater trips, kayak instruction, and a variety of waterfall adventures. • 111 E. Main St., Saluda, NC; 828.749.2800; greenriveradventures.com

JOCASSEE LAKE TOURS

Naturalist-led boat, kayak, and hiking tours (hikes accommodate all skill levels) take groups to explore Lake Jocassee and the Jocassee Gorges area. Tours depart from the main dock at Devils Fork State Park. • 161 Holcombe Circle, Salem; 864.280.5501; jocasseelaketours.com

JOCASSEE OUTDOOR CENTER

Lake Jocassee’s only outfitter and marine center maintains the Upstate’s largest rental fleet of pontoons and ski boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. The Center also serves Lake Keowee. • 516 Jocassee Lake Rd., Salem; 864.944.9016; jocasseeoutdoorcenter.com

SALUDA RIVER RAFTING ADVENTURES

The whole family will have fun tubing down the calm waters of the Saluda River. Private riverside tent camping sites available. • 570 N. Fishtrap Rd., Easley; 864.469.0755; saludariverrafting.com

601 S. Main St.; 864.467.4355; fallspark.com GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM (GHS) SWAMP RABBIT TRAIL

864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com/ swamprabbit LEGACY PARK

336 Rocky Slope Rd.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/facilities/facility/ details/legacy-park-9 MCPHERSON PARK

100 E. Park Ave.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/facilities/facility/ details/mcpherson-park-13 NORTH MAIN PARK

N. Main St. at Ashley Ave.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/ facilities/facility/details/north-mainpark-15 ROCK QUARRY GARDEN

Sherwood St. at Ridgeland Dr.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/ facilities/facility/details/rock-quarrygarden-46 RUNWAY PARK AT GMU

21 Airport Rd. Ext.; 864.242.4777; greenvilledowntownairport.com/ RunwayParkatGMU.html SHOELESS JOE JACKSON MEMORIAL PARK

406 West Ave.; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com/parks/shoeless-joejackson-memorial-park TIMMONS PARK

121 Oxford St.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/facilities/facility/de tails/timmons-park-21

JOCASSEE OUTDOOR CENTER As the region’s largest rental fleet for every water toy imaginable, JOC outfits two lakes—Jocassee and Keowee—for double the fun. 516 Jocassee Lake Rd., Salem; 864.944.9016, jocasseeout doorcenter.com

GREEN RIVER ADVENTURES

SUNRIFT ADVENTURES

Seeking a little adrenaline-pumping, heart-stopping action? GRA is the place to go for hiking, rappelling, ziplining, or trekking in whitewater, waterfalls, or over the Gorge. 111 E. Main St., Saluda, NC; 828.749.2800, greenriveradven tures.com

Getting you ready for your next adventure (big OR small), this super cool outdoor shop offers the latest gear for rent or purchase, with awesome classes and clinics to boot. 1 Center St., Travelers Rest; 864.834.3019, sunrift.com

HARTWELLKEOWEE PADDLEBOARD & KAYAK CO. Serving both lakes (hence the name), you’ll get a water workout like no other. Enjoy the gorge-ous outdoors and time spent with friends and family! South Cove County Park, 1099 South Cove Rd., Seneca; 864.648.9695, lakehartwellpad dleboardandkayak. com

LAKE KEOWEE BOAT RENTALS

SALUDA RIVER YACHT CLUB

With your reserved watercraft already launched, fueled, and ready to roll, it’s easy to get out on the water and get busy! Ask about skis, boards, tubes, and more! South Cove County Park, 1099 South Cove Rd., Seneca; 864.280.2726, lakekeoweeboat rentals.com

Make a day of it and tube slow and easy down the Saluda River! Then make a night of it at one of their cozy campsites, where yummy snacks and live music are always on tap. 1307 Old Easley Hwy., Easley; 864.399.4015, saludariveryacht club.com

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PERFORMING ARTS THE ACADEMY OF ARTS LOGOS THEATRE

Experience Greenville Arts Literary Arts

Performing Arts

Part of a multifaceted youth ministry, the Logos Theatre stages professional-quality productions that honor God through excellence. Shows include dramas such as Prince Caspian and musical productions like the holiday show. • 80 School St., Taylors; 864.268.9342; theacademyofarts.org

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY

The largest private liberal-arts university in South Carolina, Bob Jones offers a seasonal program of excellent classical music concerts, opera, and theatrical productions that are open to the public. • 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.242.5100; bju.edu

Visual Arts

CAROLINA BALLET THEATRE

Part classical ballet company, part contemporary performing-arts organization, the Upstate’s premier professional dance company has been entertaining, inspiring, and engaging audiences since the nonprofit organization was founded in 1972. • 872 Woodruff Rd.; 864.421.0940; carolinaballet.org

CENTRE STAGE—PROFESSIONAL THEATRE, LOCAL ARTISTS

This 285-seat regional theater presents a year-round program of current Broadway and off-Broadway comedies, dramas, and musicals. In addition, Centre Stage hosts art exhibits, independent film screenings, and lectures. • 501 River St.; 864.233.6733; centrestage.org

About MAC:

FURMAN UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1973, MAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and growing the cultural arts in Greenville County, enabling a strong, well-supported community of artists and arts providers, encouraging advocacy, connecting the arts to peoples’ lives and supporting regional tourism by enhancing Greenville as a cultural destination. Check out the MAC website for more information on our programs, a directory of artists and arts organizations and the Arts Calendar. – greenvilleARTS.com

This nationally ranked liberal arts college welcomes Greenville residents and visitors year-round to attend concerts and dance and drama performances, as well as art shows on its lovely campus. • 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2000; furman.edu

GLOW LYRIC THEATRE

International Ballet

With a donation of $50+ you will receive an ArtCard valid for buy-one-get-one free tickets to seven local performances for one full year. The ArtCard is the perfect way to sample Greenville’s performing arts at a substantial savings. In just two uses the ArtCard pays for itself.

(864) 467-3132 mac@greenvilleARTS.com @MACartscouncil #GVLarts

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT GREENVILLE CHAUTAUQUA SOCIETY

The ArtCard:

Learn More:

A nonprofit, professional vocal-arts company, GLOW Lyric Theatre produces opera, operetta, and musical theater. The 2018 season performances will be staged at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville’s West End. • P.O. Box 1155, Mauldin; 864.558.4569; glowlyric.com

greenvilleARTS.com

Bringing history to life through interactive theater and compelling discussions, events, conversations, and critical thought. • 11 Rock Side Ct., 864.244.1499; greenvillechautauqua.org

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PERFORMING ARTS THE ACADEMY OF ARTS LOGOS THEATRE

Experience Greenville Arts Literary Arts

Performing Arts

Part of a multifaceted youth ministry, the Logos Theatre stages professional-quality productions that honor God through excellence. Shows include dramas such as Prince Caspian and musical productions like the holiday show. • 80 School St., Taylors; 864.268.9342; theacademyofarts.org

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY

The largest private liberal-arts university in South Carolina, Bob Jones offers a seasonal program of excellent classical music concerts, opera, and theatrical productions that are open to the public. • 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.242.5100; bju.edu

Visual Arts

CAROLINA BALLET THEATRE

Part classical ballet company, part contemporary performing-arts organization, the Upstate’s premier professional dance company has been entertaining, inspiring, and engaging audiences since the nonprofit organization was founded in 1972. • 872 Woodruff Rd.; 864.421.0940; carolinaballet.org

CENTRE STAGE—PROFESSIONAL THEATRE, LOCAL ARTISTS

This 285-seat regional theater presents a year-round program of current Broadway and off-Broadway comedies, dramas, and musicals. In addition, Centre Stage hosts art exhibits, independent film screenings, and lectures. • 501 River St.; 864.233.6733; centrestage.org

About MAC:

FURMAN UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1973, MAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and growing the cultural arts in Greenville County, enabling a strong, well-supported community of artists and arts providers, encouraging advocacy, connecting the arts to peoples’ lives and supporting regional tourism by enhancing Greenville as a cultural destination. Check out the MAC website for more information on our programs, a directory of artists and arts organizations and the Arts Calendar. – greenvilleARTS.com

This nationally ranked liberal arts college welcomes Greenville residents and visitors year-round to attend concerts and dance and drama performances, as well as art shows on its lovely campus. • 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2000; furman.edu

GLOW LYRIC THEATRE

International Ballet

With a donation of $50+ you will receive an ArtCard valid for buy-one-get-one free tickets to seven local performances for one full year. The ArtCard is the perfect way to sample Greenville’s performing arts at a substantial savings. In just two uses the ArtCard pays for itself.

(864) 467-3132 mac@greenvilleARTS.com @MACartscouncil #GVLarts

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT GREENVILLE CHAUTAUQUA SOCIETY

The ArtCard:

Learn More:

A nonprofit, professional vocal-arts company, GLOW Lyric Theatre produces opera, operetta, and musical theater. The 2018 season performances will be staged at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville’s West End. • P.O. Box 1155, Mauldin; 864.558.4569; glowlyric.com

greenvilleARTS.com

Bringing history to life through interactive theater and compelling discussions, events, conversations, and critical thought. • 11 Rock Side Ct., 864.244.1499; greenvillechautauqua.org

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THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES GREENVILLE LITTLE THEATRE

Enjoy professionally staged productions of musicals, mysteries, comedies, and dramas in the Upcountry’s oldest and largest locally producing theater. Located on Heritage Green, the theater was founded in 1926. • 444 College St.; 864.233.6238; greenvillelittletheatre.org

GREENVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Led by world-class Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel, Greenville’s regional orchestra provides a season of top-notch programming ranging from classical and chamber-orchestra Masterworks to the beloved yuletide pops concert, Holiday at Peace. • 200 S. Main St.; 864.232.0344; greenvillesymphony.org

INTERNATIONAL BALLET Founded in Greenville 14 years ago, the award-winning International Ballet stages classical works such as The Nutcracker, Giselle, and Coppélia as a resident company of the Peace Center. • 1018 S. Batesville Rd.; 864.879.9404; internationalballetsc.org

NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY

Offering a quality liberal arts education and opportunities for Christian service, NGU also boasts the 230-seat Billingsley Theatre with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. Performances here are open to the community. • 7801 N. Tigerville Rd., Tigerville; 864.977.7000; ngu.edu

THE PEACE CENTER

This multi-venue performing-arts complex downtown presents a wide variety of cultural and popular entertain-

ment, from Broadway hits to popular performances by internationally recognized dancers and musicians. • 300 S. Main St.; 864.467.3000; peacecenter.org

METROPOLITAN ARTS COUNCIL

In addition to supporting a host of individual artists, arts organizations, and art education programs in Greenville County, MAC maintains a public gallery that showcases the work of local artists. • 16 Augusta St.; 864.467.3132; greenvillearts.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 to offer the finest in family entertainment. They also provide educational outreach programs. • 1200 Pendleton St.; 864.235.2885; scchildrenstheatre.org

MUSEUM & GALLERY AT BOB JONES UNIVERSITY Currently closed for renovation, this museum holds the third-largest collection of sacred art in the world. When it reopens in 2019 you can tour displays of European art from the 13th through the 19th centuries, including paintings by Tintoretto, Botticelli, and Rubens. • 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.770.1331; bjumg.org

SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

THOMPSON GALLERY

During its academic year, this public residential high school for emerging artists invites the community to enjoy a wealth of student dance, drama, music, and visual-arts exhibitions. • 15 University St.; 864.282.3777; scgsah.org

VOCAL MATRIX CHORUS

A chapter of Sweet Adelines International, this Regional Champion women’s chorus is dedicated to musical excellence and sharing the joy of a cappella four-part harmony through contemporary cutting-edge performances. • 864.915.4496; vocalmatrixchorus.com

THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE

Greenville’s regional Small Professional Theatre occupies a former textile warehouse in the city’s historic West End district, where the company presents a full main-stage season of innovative and alternative works. • 37 Augusta St.; 864.235.6948; warehousetheatre.com

VISUAL ARTS ART CROSSING AT RIVERPLACE

Local artists ply their trade in a variety of media in these studios along the Reedy River. Drop by during studio hours to chat with the artists and watch them work. • 300 River St., Suites 100112 and 201; 864.423.8863

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

Stroll Main Street and beyond

Located in the Roe Art Building on the Furman University campus, this gallery showcases the works of Furman University students, faculty, and alumni, as well as nationally known artists. • 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2074; furman.edu/ academics/art/facilities

to admire Greenville’s diverse collection of 70+ pieces of public art, including bronze statues of famous city figures like Vardry McBee, as well as contemporary sculptures. • See map online; greenvillesc.gov/1114/art-inpublic-places

ARTISTS GUILD GALLERY OF GREENVILLE

Within its 2,000-squarefoot downtown space, the Artists Guild Gallery displays an eclectic group of local artists, who work in media from watercolors to wood. The gallery also offers a variety of art classes. • 200 N. Main St.; 864.239.3882; artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com

THE FINE ARTS CENTER

The first specialized arts school in South Carolina, the Fine Arts Center encompasses public galleries that display pieces from the center’s permanent collection as well as student art. • 102 Pine Knoll Dr.; 864.355.2550; fineartscenter.net

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Gunter Theatre and exhibition space at the Brandon Mill in the Village of West Greenville. • 25 Draper St. Suite A; 864.735.3948; artcentergreenville.org

GREENVILLE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

THE ARTS CENTER OF CLEMSON

This nonprofit community center provides exceptional arts education and makes fine art accessible to the community of Clemson through a wide variety of studio programs, workshops, and arts-related events. • 212 Butler St., Clemson; 864.633.5051; explorearts.org

INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS & EDUCATION ASHEVILLE FINE ART SHOW

Sponsored by Hot Works Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows, this public event showcases the work of artists and craftspeople in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, clay, glass, photography, jewelry, and fiber. • May 19-20, 2018; WNC Ag Center, Davis Event Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd., Fletcher, NC; 248.684.2613; hotworks.org/ashevillefineartshow

ENTERTAINMENT ALCHEMY COMEDY THEATER

Performing at Coffee Underground, Alchemy tickles local funny bones with a lineup of improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy on most Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. They also teach improv classes. • 1 E. Coffee St.; 864.256.1467; alchemycomedy.com

JACK N’ DIANE’S

Dueling pianos take center stage Thursday through Saturday in this request-driven show. Between the music, the specialty cocktails, and the comedy, you can’t help but have a good time. • 115 N. Brown St., Suite 100; 864.509.6414; jackndianes.com

VINE NIGHTCLUB

Located on the third level of Ink N Ivy restaurant downtown, Vine gets its lounge groove on with champagne, spirits, music, and dancing on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. • 21 E. Coffee St.; 864.438.4698; greenville.vinenightclub.com

Among the country’s premier American art museums, GCMA features the world’s largest public collection of watercolors by Andrew Wyeth as well as a significant body of work by Jasper Johns. • 420 College St.; 864.271.7570; gcma.org

L.E.B. GLASS STUDIO LLC

This full-service stained-glass studio, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017, specializes in custom-designing and constructing stainedglass windows for the home, church, or office. They also hold classes. • 40 Pine Knoll Dr.; 864.268.6049; lebglass.com

MARY PRAYTOR GALLERY

When Mary Praytor launched her riverfront studio in 1985, Greenville was not the art-loving city it is today. Now regional collectors haunt her shop for contemporary and folk art pieces. • 26 S. Main St.; 864.235.1800; marypraytorgallery.com

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THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES GREENVILLE LITTLE THEATRE

Enjoy professionally staged productions of musicals, mysteries, comedies, and dramas in the Upcountry’s oldest and largest locally producing theater. Located on Heritage Green, the theater was founded in 1926. • 444 College St.; 864.233.6238; greenvillelittletheatre.org

GREENVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Led by world-class Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel, Greenville’s regional orchestra provides a season of top-notch programming ranging from classical and chamber-orchestra Masterworks to the beloved yuletide pops concert, Holiday at Peace. • 200 S. Main St.; 864.232.0344; greenvillesymphony.org

INTERNATIONAL BALLET Founded in Greenville 14 years ago, the award-winning International Ballet stages classical works such as The Nutcracker, Giselle, and Coppélia as a resident company of the Peace Center. • 1018 S. Batesville Rd.; 864.879.9404; internationalballetsc.org

NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY

Offering a quality liberal arts education and opportunities for Christian service, NGU also boasts the 230-seat Billingsley Theatre with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. Performances here are open to the community. • 7801 N. Tigerville Rd., Tigerville; 864.977.7000; ngu.edu

THE PEACE CENTER

This multi-venue performing-arts complex downtown presents a wide variety of cultural and popular entertain-

ment, from Broadway hits to popular performances by internationally recognized dancers and musicians. • 300 S. Main St.; 864.467.3000; peacecenter.org

METROPOLITAN ARTS COUNCIL

In addition to supporting a host of individual artists, arts organizations, and art education programs in Greenville County, MAC maintains a public gallery that showcases the work of local artists. • 16 Augusta St.; 864.467.3132; greenvillearts.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 to offer the finest in family entertainment. They also provide educational outreach programs. • 1200 Pendleton St.; 864.235.2885; scchildrenstheatre.org

MUSEUM & GALLERY AT BOB JONES UNIVERSITY Currently closed for renovation, this museum holds the third-largest collection of sacred art in the world. When it reopens in 2019 you can tour displays of European art from the 13th through the 19th centuries, including paintings by Tintoretto, Botticelli, and Rubens. • 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.770.1331; bjumg.org

SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

THOMPSON GALLERY

During its academic year, this public residential high school for emerging artists invites the community to enjoy a wealth of student dance, drama, music, and visual-arts exhibitions. • 15 University St.; 864.282.3777; scgsah.org

VOCAL MATRIX CHORUS

A chapter of Sweet Adelines International, this Regional Champion women’s chorus is dedicated to musical excellence and sharing the joy of a cappella four-part harmony through contemporary cutting-edge performances. • 864.915.4496; vocalmatrixchorus.com

THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE

Greenville’s regional Small Professional Theatre occupies a former textile warehouse in the city’s historic West End district, where the company presents a full main-stage season of innovative and alternative works. • 37 Augusta St.; 864.235.6948; warehousetheatre.com

VISUAL ARTS ART CROSSING AT RIVERPLACE

Local artists ply their trade in a variety of media in these studios along the Reedy River. Drop by during studio hours to chat with the artists and watch them work. • 300 River St., Suites 100112 and 201; 864.423.8863

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

Stroll Main Street and beyond

Located in the Roe Art Building on the Furman University campus, this gallery showcases the works of Furman University students, faculty, and alumni, as well as nationally known artists. • 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2074; furman.edu/ academics/art/facilities

to admire Greenville’s diverse collection of 70+ pieces of public art, including bronze statues of famous city figures like Vardry McBee, as well as contemporary sculptures. • See map online; greenvillesc.gov/1114/art-inpublic-places

ARTISTS GUILD GALLERY OF GREENVILLE

Within its 2,000-squarefoot downtown space, the Artists Guild Gallery displays an eclectic group of local artists, who work in media from watercolors to wood. The gallery also offers a variety of art classes. • 200 N. Main St.; 864.239.3882; artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com

THE FINE ARTS CENTER

The first specialized arts school in South Carolina, the Fine Arts Center encompasses public galleries that display pieces from the center’s permanent collection as well as student art. • 102 Pine Knoll Dr.; 864.355.2550; fineartscenter.net

GREENVILLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS Anchoring Greenville’s visual arts community, the vibrant arts center offers public art classes, studio spaces,

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VISUAL ARTS AROUND THE REGION

Gunter Theatre and exhibition space at the Brandon Mill in the Village of West Greenville. • 25 Draper St. Suite A; 864.735.3948; artcentergreenville.org

GREENVILLE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

THE ARTS CENTER OF CLEMSON

This nonprofit community center provides exceptional arts education and makes fine art accessible to the community of Clemson through a wide variety of studio programs, workshops, and arts-related events. • 212 Butler St., Clemson; 864.633.5051; explorearts.org

INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS & EDUCATION ASHEVILLE FINE ART SHOW

Sponsored by Hot Works Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows, this public event showcases the work of artists and craftspeople in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, clay, glass, photography, jewelry, and fiber. • May 19-20, 2018; WNC Ag Center, Davis Event Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd., Fletcher, NC; 248.684.2613; hotworks.org/ashevillefineartshow

ENTERTAINMENT ALCHEMY COMEDY THEATER

Performing at Coffee Underground, Alchemy tickles local funny bones with a lineup of improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy on most Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. They also teach improv classes. • 1 E. Coffee St.; 864.256.1467; alchemycomedy.com

JACK N’ DIANE’S

Dueling pianos take center stage Thursday through Saturday in this request-driven show. Between the music, the specialty cocktails, and the comedy, you can’t help but have a good time. • 115 N. Brown St., Suite 100; 864.509.6414; jackndianes.com

VINE NIGHTCLUB

Located on the third level of Ink N Ivy restaurant downtown, Vine gets its lounge groove on with champagne, spirits, music, and dancing on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. • 21 E. Coffee St.; 864.438.4698; greenville.vinenightclub.com

Among the country’s premier American art museums, GCMA features the world’s largest public collection of watercolors by Andrew Wyeth as well as a significant body of work by Jasper Johns. • 420 College St.; 864.271.7570; gcma.org

L.E.B. GLASS STUDIO LLC

This full-service stained-glass studio, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017, specializes in custom-designing and constructing stainedglass windows for the home, church, or office. They also hold classes. • 40 Pine Knoll Dr.; 864.268.6049; lebglass.com

MARY PRAYTOR GALLERY

When Mary Praytor launched her riverfront studio in 1985, Greenville was not the art-loving city it is today. Now regional collectors haunt her shop for contemporary and folk art pieces. • 26 S. Main St.; 864.235.1800; marypraytorgallery.com

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RETAIL AYERS LEATHER SHOP

Ayers is the perfect place to shop for leather goods, luggage, and unusual gifts. They also offer handbag and luggage repair service, as well as complimentary monogramming and gift wrapping. • 24 W. North St.; 864.232.9413

BEEF JERKY OUTLET

Located in Magnolia Park, this outlet stocks a wide assortment of top-quality wild game and beef jerky alongside popcorn, jellies, rubs and marinades, hot sauces, and even jerky for pets. • 1025 Woodruff Rd., Suite D-113; 864.509.6944; sc.beefjerkyoutlet.com

WE INFORM, CONNECT

BEIJA-FLOR JEANS

Famous for their fit, locally designed BeijaFlor jeans were voted “World’s Best Jeans” by O, The Oprah Magazine. Visit the flagship store downtown to find your most flattering style. • 618 S. Main St.; 864.373.9497; beijaflorjeans.com/pages/flagship-store

BLACK TULIP

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This lifestyle and destination boutique is divinely appointed for the discerning shopper, carrying lines from Zac Posen to Dubarry of Ireland. • 127 N Main St., Fountain Inn; 864.409.2300; blacktulipsc.com

INSPIRE.

CABELA’S

South Carolina’s first Cabela’s pulled out all the stops to bring a serious outdoor experience down South. Located in Magnolia Park, Cabela’s offers excellent service and advice from experienced outfitters. • 1025 Woodruff Rd.; 864.516.8100; cabelas.com

CITY OF GREENVILLE MERCHANDISE

Stop by the City of Greenville merchandise shop in City Hall (Mon–Fri, 10am–4pm) to pick up souvenirs and branded gifts of everything Greenville, from t-shirts to umbrellas. • 206 S. Main St.; 864.467.4494; greenvillesc.gov/186/greenville-merchandise

THE COOK’S STATION

BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER WINE BAR • CATERING BUSINESS • SOCIAL • PICNICS PANTRY • GIFT BASKETS CAVIARANDBANANAS.COM

864.235.0404

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RETAIL THERAPY

The only kitchenware shop in downtown Greenville displays a selection of high-quality appliances along with kitchen gadgets, barware, cookware, and gifts for the discerning gourmet—including cooking classes. • 659 S. Main St.; 864.250.0091; thecooksstation.com

COTTAGE GROVE VINTAGE MARKET

Find vintage and antique designer pieces here, from light fixtures and artwork to sideboards and dining tables. Prefer to DIY? Sign up for one of the market’s furniture-painting classes. • 1607 Laurens Rd.; 864.423.9661; cottagegrovevintage.com

DARK CORNER DISTILLERY

Small-batch spirits crafted on-site are offered for sale at this microdistillery, as are mountain crafts and moonshine-infused food items. Stop in for a tasting and discover your new favorite spirit. • 14 S. Main St.; 864.631.1144; darkcornerdistillery.com

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RETAIL AYERS LEATHER SHOP

Ayers is the perfect place to shop for leather goods, luggage, and unusual gifts. They also offer handbag and luggage repair service, as well as complimentary monogramming and gift wrapping. • 24 W. North St.; 864.232.9413

BEEF JERKY OUTLET

Located in Magnolia Park, this outlet stocks a wide assortment of top-quality wild game and beef jerky alongside popcorn, jellies, rubs and marinades, hot sauces, and even jerky for pets. • 1025 Woodruff Rd., Suite D-113; 864.509.6944; sc.beefjerkyoutlet.com

WE INFORM, CONNECT

BEIJA-FLOR JEANS

Famous for their fit, locally designed BeijaFlor jeans were voted “World’s Best Jeans” by O, The Oprah Magazine. Visit the flagship store downtown to find your most flattering style. • 618 S. Main St.; 864.373.9497; beijaflorjeans.com/pages/flagship-store

BLACK TULIP

&

This lifestyle and destination boutique is divinely appointed for the discerning shopper, carrying lines from Zac Posen to Dubarry of Ireland. • 127 N Main St., Fountain Inn; 864.409.2300; blacktulipsc.com

INSPIRE.

CABELA’S

South Carolina’s first Cabela’s pulled out all the stops to bring a serious outdoor experience down South. Located in Magnolia Park, Cabela’s offers excellent service and advice from experienced outfitters. • 1025 Woodruff Rd.; 864.516.8100; cabelas.com

CITY OF GREENVILLE MERCHANDISE

Stop by the City of Greenville merchandise shop in City Hall (Mon–Fri, 10am–4pm) to pick up souvenirs and branded gifts of everything Greenville, from t-shirts to umbrellas. • 206 S. Main St.; 864.467.4494; greenvillesc.gov/186/greenville-merchandise

THE COOK’S STATION

BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER WINE BAR • CATERING BUSINESS • SOCIAL • PICNICS PANTRY • GIFT BASKETS CAVIARANDBANANAS.COM

864.235.0404

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RETAIL THERAPY

The only kitchenware shop in downtown Greenville displays a selection of high-quality appliances along with kitchen gadgets, barware, cookware, and gifts for the discerning gourmet—including cooking classes. • 659 S. Main St.; 864.250.0091; thecooksstation.com

COTTAGE GROVE VINTAGE MARKET

Find vintage and antique designer pieces here, from light fixtures and artwork to sideboards and dining tables. Prefer to DIY? Sign up for one of the market’s furniture-painting classes. • 1607 Laurens Rd.; 864.423.9661; cottagegrovevintage.com

DARK CORNER DISTILLERY

Small-batch spirits crafted on-site are offered for sale at this microdistillery, as are mountain crafts and moonshine-infused food items. Stop in for a tasting and discover your new favorite spirit. • 14 S. Main St.; 864.631.1144; darkcornerdistillery.com

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THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES designer brands—think Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade New York, and Bose—at this villagestyle outlet mall, 46 miles north of Greenville via I-85. • 1 Factory Shops Blvd., Gaffney; 864.902.9900; premiumoutlets. com/gaffney

GREENVILLE GEMSTONE MINE Let the kids have a go at on-site gemstone flume-mining, then shop for sterling silver and gemstone jewelry, plus crystals, rocks, and minerals from around the world. • 205 N. Main St.; 864.283.6300; greenvillegemstonemine.com

GREENVILLE JERKY & VINE, LLC

hub. You’ll see it in their commitment to local artists, the funky gifts and vintage housewares, and the special events and author signings. • 130 S. Main St.; 864.603.2412; mjudsonbooks.com

cycling and athletic boutique in the Southeast, Pedal Chic offers bicycle rentals, sales, maintenance, accessories and apparel. The dedicated staff supports all levels of cycling. • 250 RiverPlace, Suite B; 864.242.2442; pedalchic.com

MAGNOLIA PARK

THE PINK AZALEA

A collection of first-in-market retailers such as Cabela’s and Nordstrom Rack, this open-air shopping center also enfolds a host of family-friendly restaurants, as well as the Regal Cinemas complex. • 1025 Woodruff Rd.; magnoliapark.com

MAGNOLIA SCENTS BY DESIGN

Downtown Greenville’s candle micro-factory offers a host of scented soy candles, lotions, body creams, and natural bar soaps, all made onsite. Try your hand at crafting your own candle. • 209 N. Main St., Suite B; 864.520.2511; magnoliascents.com

MAST GENERAL STORE

For something different, experience a wine and jerky pairing at this family-run shop. Jerky sliced from lean, whole, premium cuts of meat shares the shelves with locally made food products. • 36 S. Main St.; 864.982.5802; greenvillejerkyandvine.com

This century-old building now houses a general merchandise store that stocks a surprising variety of products from clothing and camping gear to children’s toys, local books, and old-fashioned candy by the pound. • 111 N. Main St.; 864.235.1883; mastgeneralstore.com/greenville

HAYWOOD MALL

MONKEE’S OF THE WEST END

More than 150 retailers fill Greenville’s mall with upscale shops like Apple, Sephora, and Coach beside anchors Macy’s, Belk, Dillard’s, JCPenney, and Sears. New tenants include The Cheesecake Factory. • 700 Haywood Rd.; 864.288.0511; haywoodmall.com

JOE’S PLACE

An independent bookstore with a vast collection of used books and new books by regional authors, Joe’s Place also offers coffee, tea, and wine, along with a snack menu. • 2 Williams St.; 864.558.0828; joesplacellc.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. She displays her work alongside that of some 20 different artisans. • 119 N. Main St.; 864.233.5900; llynstrong. com

M. JUDSON BOOKSELLERS & STORYTELLERS

M. Judson is more than a bookstore. It’s a literary

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Touting the latest international trends in women’s clothes, shoes, and accessories, Monkee’s stocks its West End inventory with more than 40 designer brands, from Annie Griffin to Yumi Kim. • 103-A Augusta St.; 864.239.0788; monkeesofthewestend.com

NORTHAMPTON WINE + DINE The area’s oldest wine shop stocks an impressive selection— tens of thousands of bottles—of domestic and international wines and spirits. They also have a wine bar and café on-site. • 211-A E. Broad St.; 864.271.3919; northamptonwineanddine.com

OIL & VINEGAR

A fine assortment of gourmet food items, ceramic tableware, culinary accessories, and cookbooks complements the selection of oils and vinegars at this locally owned international franchise concept from the Netherlands. • 220 N. Main St.; 864.241.6689; greenvillesc. oilandvinegarusa.com

PEDAL CHIC

As the first women-specific

Find something for any woman on your list here, from apparel, handbags, and jewelry to items for baby. Custom monogramming is a specialty, so you can personalize gifts for any occasion. • 17 S. Main St.; 864.233.2919; thepinkazalea.com

POPPINGTON’S GOURMET POPCORN

Dark chocolate, cheeseburger, habanero caramel. These are merely a sampling of the more than 50 flavors that Poppington’s makes fresh each day. New flavors pop up monthly. • 30 S. Main St.; 864.349.1331; poppingtons.com

THE ROCK HOUSE ANTIQUES Focusing on great customer service and current design trends, Rock House stocks a variety of antique styles, plus home décor and original art at a wide range of price points. • 415 Mauldin Rd.; 864.299.8981; therockhouseantiques.com

RUSH WILSON LIMITED

Rush Wilson has been outfitting Greenville gentlemen with traditional high-end clothing and quality shoes since 1959. Trust Rush Wilson for personalized service and styles from casual to dress wear. • 23 W. North St.; 864.232.2761; rushwilson.com

SAMANTHA GRACE DESIGNS Shop by occasion, by season, or for any reason. Much of Samantha Grace’s merchandise lends itself to embroidering, and everything feels personalized for those with distinctly Southern tastes in clothing and accessories. • 640 S. Main St.; 864.250.9790; samanthagracedesigns.com

SHINDIG FURNISHINGS

This family-owned furniture store in the Village of West Greenville specializes in mid-century modern pieces. Shindig boasts a variety of Mad Men-style furniture, barware, and accessories—and they ship. • 11 Lois Ave.; 864.915-9705; instagram.com/shindigfurnishings

SOUTHERN TIDE

Founded in Greenville, this Southern-inspired men’s and women’s clothing store fuses classic style with the modern design elements of today’s

trendy looks. The brand is known for its Skipjack polo. • 200 N. Main St.; 864.412.5400; southerntidegreenville.com

SPLASH ON MAIN

Whether you’re in the market for a new summer wardrobe, or the perfect swimsuit, sun hat, and beach bag for that winter cruise, Splash on Main has you covered. • 807 S. Main St.; 864.534.1510; splashonmain.com

SWAMP RABBIT CAFE AND GROCERY

“Eat local. Ride bikes.” This is the mantra of the popular bakery/ grocery on mile 31.3 of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, which stocks the best products from local farmers and food artisans year-round. • 205 Cedar Lane Rd. 864.255.3385; swamprabbitcafe.com

TAYLORS MILL

A mélange of artists have studios here, facilitating craft and commerce for a new generation. Also at the historic mill complex is 13 Stripes Brewery and a summer farmer’s market. • 250 Mill St., Taylors; 864.335.9913; taylorsmill.community

TOBACCO PLUS & THE SHIVA CIGAR LOUNGE

You don’t have to be a cigar aficionado to appreciate South Carolina’s largest humidor. Here you can browse the Upstate’s largest and finest selection of premium handrolled cigars, lighters, and accessories. • 1921 S. Hwy. 101, Greer; 864.968.1133; tpluscigars.com

TWIGS AT THE WEST END

With a tradition of excellence in floral design and home décor in Greenville, this downtown florist also creates beautiful weddings and parties at their event boutique located behind Haywood Mall. • 640 S. Main St.; 864.242.2242; twigs.net

VINTAGE NOW MODERN At this charming shop in the West End, you will find a mix of old, new, and antique furniture and refurbished or repurposed goods to add to your home décor. • 633 S. Main St.; 864.385.5004; vintagenowmodern.com

YEAH, THAT GREENVILLE! MERCHANDISE Purchase a “Happy G” smile— on items ranging from coffee mugs to baseball hats—from the online store of Yeah, THAT Greenville! merchandise. • store. visitgreenvillesc.com/store

FARMERS’ MARKETS TD SATURDAY MARKET

Join the festival atmosphere downtown on Saturday mornings at this bustling, two-block-long bazaar. Stock up on vegetables, fruit, eggs, cheese, meat, and more from area farms. • Main St. at McBee Ave.; Sat 8am to noon, May-Oct; saturdaymarketlive.com

GHS FOUNTAIN INN FARMERS MARKET

Buy locally grown products and artisan-made items under the Commerce Park Pavilion in downtown Fountain Inn. • 110 Depot St., Fountain Inn; Sat 8am to noon, Jun-Sept; fountaininn. org/special-events.html

GREENVILLE STATE FARMERS MARKET

This state-run market sells local produce and specialty goods in a 14,400-square-foot building. • 1354 Rutherford Rd.; Mon-Sat

8am to 6pm, year-round; agriculture.sc.gov

RANDY BLACKWELL FARM STAND Furman University students run this summer market on campus at the organic Furman Farm. • Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; Thu 3:30-5:30pm, Jun– Aug; furman.edu/sites/livewell/ eatwell/pages/ furmanfarm.aspx

SIMPSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET Simpsonville City Park hosts this lively summer farmers market. • 405 E. Curtis St., Simpsonville; Sat 8am to noon, mid-May-Oct

SLOW FOOD EARTH MARKET

The only Slow Food Earth Market in the continental U.S. is held at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery and features local products grown without chemicals and GMOs. • 205 Cedar Lane Rd.; first and third Thursdays, 3-7pm, May-Nov; slowfoodupstate.com/ earthmarket.htm

TAYLORS MILL MARKET

This market takes place outside one of the original early-20thcentury mill buildings in a former industrial village. • 250 Mill St., Dock No. 3, Taylors; Thu, 4pm-8pm, May-Aug; taylorsfarmers.market

Splash on Main

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807 S Main St Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 534-1510 www.SplashonMain.com

TRAVELERS REST FARMERS MARKET

Check out Trailblazer Park on Saturday mornings for a cornucopia of local foods. • 225 Wilhelm Winter St., Travelers Rest; Sat 8:30am-noon, May-Sept; travelersrestfarmersmarket.com

TD Saturday Market

Hand-crafted margaritas and imaginative tacos – ideal for happy hour, business lunchers & game watchers.

THE VAULT

Specializing in throwback gear from more than 200 sports teams, including professional, college, and minor leagues, The Vault caters to fans with a wide array of retro sports apparel. • 213 N. Main St.; 864.370.7850; vaultretrosports.com

THE VILLAGE OF WEST GREENVILLE

This former mill community is home to artist’s studios and galleries that stand shoulderto-shoulder with chef-owned restaurants in Greenville’s trendiest arts district. • Pendleton Street; villagewgvl.com

Fresh, Mexican-inspired cuisine in an upbeat atmosphere. CANTINA76.COM • @CANTINA76 103 North Main Street Greenville, SC 29601 • 864-631-2914

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THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES designer brands—think Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade New York, and Bose—at this villagestyle outlet mall, 46 miles north of Greenville via I-85. • 1 Factory Shops Blvd., Gaffney; 864.902.9900; premiumoutlets. com/gaffney

GREENVILLE GEMSTONE MINE Let the kids have a go at on-site gemstone flume-mining, then shop for sterling silver and gemstone jewelry, plus crystals, rocks, and minerals from around the world. • 205 N. Main St.; 864.283.6300; greenvillegemstonemine.com

GREENVILLE JERKY & VINE, LLC

hub. You’ll see it in their commitment to local artists, the funky gifts and vintage housewares, and the special events and author signings. • 130 S. Main St.; 864.603.2412; mjudsonbooks.com

cycling and athletic boutique in the Southeast, Pedal Chic offers bicycle rentals, sales, maintenance, accessories and apparel. The dedicated staff supports all levels of cycling. • 250 RiverPlace, Suite B; 864.242.2442; pedalchic.com

MAGNOLIA PARK

THE PINK AZALEA

A collection of first-in-market retailers such as Cabela’s and Nordstrom Rack, this open-air shopping center also enfolds a host of family-friendly restaurants, as well as the Regal Cinemas complex. • 1025 Woodruff Rd.; magnoliapark.com

MAGNOLIA SCENTS BY DESIGN

Downtown Greenville’s candle micro-factory offers a host of scented soy candles, lotions, body creams, and natural bar soaps, all made onsite. Try your hand at crafting your own candle. • 209 N. Main St., Suite B; 864.520.2511; magnoliascents.com

MAST GENERAL STORE

For something different, experience a wine and jerky pairing at this family-run shop. Jerky sliced from lean, whole, premium cuts of meat shares the shelves with locally made food products. • 36 S. Main St.; 864.982.5802; greenvillejerkyandvine.com

This century-old building now houses a general merchandise store that stocks a surprising variety of products from clothing and camping gear to children’s toys, local books, and old-fashioned candy by the pound. • 111 N. Main St.; 864.235.1883; mastgeneralstore.com/greenville

HAYWOOD MALL

MONKEE’S OF THE WEST END

More than 150 retailers fill Greenville’s mall with upscale shops like Apple, Sephora, and Coach beside anchors Macy’s, Belk, Dillard’s, JCPenney, and Sears. New tenants include The Cheesecake Factory. • 700 Haywood Rd.; 864.288.0511; haywoodmall.com

JOE’S PLACE

An independent bookstore with a vast collection of used books and new books by regional authors, Joe’s Place also offers coffee, tea, and wine, along with a snack menu. • 2 Williams St.; 864.558.0828; joesplacellc.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. She displays her work alongside that of some 20 different artisans. • 119 N. Main St.; 864.233.5900; llynstrong. com

M. JUDSON BOOKSELLERS & STORYTELLERS

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Touting the latest international trends in women’s clothes, shoes, and accessories, Monkee’s stocks its West End inventory with more than 40 designer brands, from Annie Griffin to Yumi Kim. • 103-A Augusta St.; 864.239.0788; monkeesofthewestend.com

NORTHAMPTON WINE + DINE The area’s oldest wine shop stocks an impressive selection— tens of thousands of bottles—of domestic and international wines and spirits. They also have a wine bar and café on-site. • 211-A E. Broad St.; 864.271.3919; northamptonwineanddine.com

OIL & VINEGAR

A fine assortment of gourmet food items, ceramic tableware, culinary accessories, and cookbooks complements the selection of oils and vinegars at this locally owned international franchise concept from the Netherlands. • 220 N. Main St.; 864.241.6689; greenvillesc. oilandvinegarusa.com

PEDAL CHIC

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Find something for any woman on your list here, from apparel, handbags, and jewelry to items for baby. Custom monogramming is a specialty, so you can personalize gifts for any occasion. • 17 S. Main St.; 864.233.2919; thepinkazalea.com

POPPINGTON’S GOURMET POPCORN

Dark chocolate, cheeseburger, habanero caramel. These are merely a sampling of the more than 50 flavors that Poppington’s makes fresh each day. New flavors pop up monthly. • 30 S. Main St.; 864.349.1331; poppingtons.com

THE ROCK HOUSE ANTIQUES Focusing on great customer service and current design trends, Rock House stocks a variety of antique styles, plus home décor and original art at a wide range of price points. • 415 Mauldin Rd.; 864.299.8981; therockhouseantiques.com

RUSH WILSON LIMITED

Rush Wilson has been outfitting Greenville gentlemen with traditional high-end clothing and quality shoes since 1959. Trust Rush Wilson for personalized service and styles from casual to dress wear. • 23 W. North St.; 864.232.2761; rushwilson.com

SAMANTHA GRACE DESIGNS Shop by occasion, by season, or for any reason. Much of Samantha Grace’s merchandise lends itself to embroidering, and everything feels personalized for those with distinctly Southern tastes in clothing and accessories. • 640 S. Main St.; 864.250.9790; samanthagracedesigns.com

SHINDIG FURNISHINGS

This family-owned furniture store in the Village of West Greenville specializes in mid-century modern pieces. Shindig boasts a variety of Mad Men-style furniture, barware, and accessories—and they ship. • 11 Lois Ave.; 864.915-9705; instagram.com/shindigfurnishings

SOUTHERN TIDE

Founded in Greenville, this Southern-inspired men’s and women’s clothing store fuses classic style with the modern design elements of today’s

trendy looks. The brand is known for its Skipjack polo. • 200 N. Main St.; 864.412.5400; southerntidegreenville.com

SPLASH ON MAIN

Whether you’re in the market for a new summer wardrobe, or the perfect swimsuit, sun hat, and beach bag for that winter cruise, Splash on Main has you covered. • 807 S. Main St.; 864.534.1510; splashonmain.com

SWAMP RABBIT CAFE AND GROCERY

“Eat local. Ride bikes.” This is the mantra of the popular bakery/ grocery on mile 31.3 of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, which stocks the best products from local farmers and food artisans year-round. • 205 Cedar Lane Rd. 864.255.3385; swamprabbitcafe.com

TAYLORS MILL

A mélange of artists have studios here, facilitating craft and commerce for a new generation. Also at the historic mill complex is 13 Stripes Brewery and a summer farmer’s market. • 250 Mill St., Taylors; 864.335.9913; taylorsmill.community

TOBACCO PLUS & THE SHIVA CIGAR LOUNGE

You don’t have to be a cigar aficionado to appreciate South Carolina’s largest humidor. Here you can browse the Upstate’s largest and finest selection of premium handrolled cigars, lighters, and accessories. • 1921 S. Hwy. 101, Greer; 864.968.1133; tpluscigars.com

TWIGS AT THE WEST END

With a tradition of excellence in floral design and home décor in Greenville, this downtown florist also creates beautiful weddings and parties at their event boutique located behind Haywood Mall. • 640 S. Main St.; 864.242.2242; twigs.net

VINTAGE NOW MODERN At this charming shop in the West End, you will find a mix of old, new, and antique furniture and refurbished or repurposed goods to add to your home décor. • 633 S. Main St.; 864.385.5004; vintagenowmodern.com

YEAH, THAT GREENVILLE! MERCHANDISE Purchase a “Happy G” smile— on items ranging from coffee mugs to baseball hats—from the online store of Yeah, THAT Greenville! merchandise. • store. visitgreenvillesc.com/store

FARMERS’ MARKETS TD SATURDAY MARKET

Join the festival atmosphere downtown on Saturday mornings at this bustling, two-block-long bazaar. Stock up on vegetables, fruit, eggs, cheese, meat, and more from area farms. • Main St. at McBee Ave.; Sat 8am to noon, May-Oct; saturdaymarketlive.com

GHS FOUNTAIN INN FARMERS MARKET

Buy locally grown products and artisan-made items under the Commerce Park Pavilion in downtown Fountain Inn. • 110 Depot St., Fountain Inn; Sat 8am to noon, Jun-Sept; fountaininn. org/special-events.html

GREENVILLE STATE FARMERS MARKET

This state-run market sells local produce and specialty goods in a 14,400-square-foot building. • 1354 Rutherford Rd.; Mon-Sat

8am to 6pm, year-round; agriculture.sc.gov

RANDY BLACKWELL FARM STAND Furman University students run this summer market on campus at the organic Furman Farm. • Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; Thu 3:30-5:30pm, Jun– Aug; furman.edu/sites/livewell/ eatwell/pages/ furmanfarm.aspx

SIMPSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET Simpsonville City Park hosts this lively summer farmers market. • 405 E. Curtis St., Simpsonville; Sat 8am to noon, mid-May-Oct

SLOW FOOD EARTH MARKET

The only Slow Food Earth Market in the continental U.S. is held at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery and features local products grown without chemicals and GMOs. • 205 Cedar Lane Rd.; first and third Thursdays, 3-7pm, May-Nov; slowfoodupstate.com/ earthmarket.htm

TAYLORS MILL MARKET

This market takes place outside one of the original early-20thcentury mill buildings in a former industrial village. • 250 Mill St., Dock No. 3, Taylors; Thu, 4pm-8pm, May-Aug; taylorsfarmers.market

Splash on Main

swimsuits resort wear accessories

807 S Main St Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 534-1510 www.SplashonMain.com

TRAVELERS REST FARMERS MARKET

Check out Trailblazer Park on Saturday mornings for a cornucopia of local foods. • 225 Wilhelm Winter St., Travelers Rest; Sat 8:30am-noon, May-Sept; travelersrestfarmersmarket.com

TD Saturday Market

Hand-crafted margaritas and imaginative tacos – ideal for happy hour, business lunchers & game watchers.

THE VAULT

Specializing in throwback gear from more than 200 sports teams, including professional, college, and minor leagues, The Vault caters to fans with a wide array of retro sports apparel. • 213 N. Main St.; 864.370.7850; vaultretrosports.com

THE VILLAGE OF WEST GREENVILLE

This former mill community is home to artist’s studios and galleries that stand shoulderto-shoulder with chef-owned restaurants in Greenville’s trendiest arts district. • Pendleton Street; villagewgvl.com

Fresh, Mexican-inspired cuisine in an upbeat atmosphere. CANTINA76.COM • @CANTINA76 103 North Main Street Greenville, SC 29601 • 864-631-2914

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ALOFT GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN

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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 live music on weekends. Aloft even offers a pet-adoption program. • 5 N. Laurens St.; 864.297.6100;

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Well-equipped for families and business travelers, this all-suites hotel is ideal for extended stays. Grab a snack from the Candlewood Cupboard™ and settle in with a movie from the lending library. When you want to wander, the hotel is right across from the attractions of the Magnolia Park shopping center. • 25 Green

Heron Rd.; 864.281.1000; candlewoodgreenvillesc.com

CROWNE PLAZA GREENVILLE

Sleek, recently updated spaces, including the lobby and guestrooms, outfit this atrium hotel. A business center, 7,200 square feet of meeting/event space, and a 24-hour fitness center round out the amenities. For dinner, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is the place for tender steaks and chops. • 851 Congaree Rd.;

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From our twinkling, tree-lined Main Street to the furthest reaches of our mysterious Dark Corner, there’s a reason we’ve been called one of “The 10 Places in the U.S. H

“25 Best U.S. Small City to Spend the Weekend.” Forget the fairytale – get to

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 inhouse dining options for breakfast and dinner. • 70 Orchard Park Dr.;

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A recent reno 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

RiverPlace; 864.263.4800; embassysuitesgreenvilledowntown.com

Greenville’s only golf-course resort and conference center offers 268 newly renovated suites, two pools, tennis courts, The Preserve at Verdae golf course, Craft 670, 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 GREENVILLESPARTANBURG AIRPORT

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT GSP AIRPORT

Greenville, SC. Yeah, THAT Greenville.

Greenville’s new Embassy Suites boasts a great location downtown, convenient to theaters, restaurants, shops, and Falls Park on the Reedy. Studios and two-room suites come with a complimentary breakfast and evening wine reception. Sip a cocktail at the rooftop bar, UP on the Roof, then enjoy dinner downstairs at the area’s second Ruth’s Chris Steak House. • 250

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON GREENVILLE GOLF RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT GREENVILLE – HAYWOOD MALL

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This hotel enjoys a location in the heart of downtown Greenville, across the street from the Peace Center for performing arts. Plush guestrooms sport a contemporary décor and include complimentary Wi-Fi, while the adjoining Rick Erwin’s Nantucket Seafood plates the ocean’s fresh bounty in an elegant setting. • 50

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Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, count on a friendly welcome, a complimentary hot breakfast and affordable prices at the Fairfield Inn. Comfortable rooms— outfitted with a well-lit work desk, luxurious linens, and a flat-screen TV—have been recently updated. Get the day off to a good start with the Fairfield’s complimentary hot breakfast. • 48 Fisherman Lane;

864.234.9916; marriott.com/ hotels/travel/gsppr-fairfield-inngreenville-spartanburg-airport

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ALOFT GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN

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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 live music on weekends. Aloft even offers a pet-adoption program. • 5 N. Laurens St.; 864.297.6100;

aloftgreenvilledowntown.com

LODGING GUIDE THE COLLECTION

CANDLEWOOD SUITES GREENVILLE

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Well-equipped for families and business travelers, this all-suites hotel is ideal for extended stays. Grab a snack from the Candlewood Cupboard™ and settle in with a movie from the lending library. When you want to wander, the hotel is right across from the attractions of the Magnolia Park shopping center. • 25 Green

Heron Rd.; 864.281.1000; candlewoodgreenvillesc.com

CROWNE PLAZA GREENVILLE

Sleek, recently updated spaces, including the lobby and guestrooms, outfit this atrium hotel. A business center, 7,200 square feet of meeting/event space, and a 24-hour fitness center round out the amenities. For dinner, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is the place for tender steaks and chops. • 851 Congaree Rd.;

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COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN

We’ve all heard stories about magical, far-off lands where waters whisper and

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W. Broad St.; 864.451.5700; marriottcourtyardgreenville.com

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From our twinkling, tree-lined Main Street to the furthest reaches of our mysterious Dark Corner, there’s a reason we’ve been called one of “The 10 Places in the U.S. H

“25 Best U.S. Small City to Spend the Weekend.” Forget the fairytale – get to

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 inhouse dining options for breakfast and dinner. • 70 Orchard Park Dr.;

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A recent reno 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

RiverPlace; 864.263.4800; embassysuitesgreenvilledowntown.com

Greenville’s only golf-course resort and conference center offers 268 newly renovated suites, two pools, tennis courts, The Preserve at Verdae golf course, Craft 670, 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 GREENVILLESPARTANBURG AIRPORT

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT GSP AIRPORT

Greenville, SC. Yeah, THAT Greenville.

Greenville’s new Embassy Suites boasts a great location downtown, convenient to theaters, restaurants, shops, and Falls Park on the Reedy. Studios and two-room suites come with a complimentary breakfast and evening wine reception. Sip a cocktail at the rooftop bar, UP on the Roof, then enjoy dinner downstairs at the area’s second Ruth’s Chris Steak House. • 250

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON GREENVILLE GOLF RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT GREENVILLE – HAYWOOD MALL

this bridge, you will find one heck of a view.

You Absolutely Have to Visit” and a

This hotel enjoys a location in the heart of downtown Greenville, across the street from the Peace Center for performing arts. Plush guestrooms sport a contemporary décor and include complimentary Wi-Fi, while the adjoining Rick Erwin’s Nantucket Seafood plates the ocean’s fresh bounty in an elegant setting. • 50

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Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, count on a friendly welcome, a complimentary hot breakfast and affordable prices at the Fairfield Inn. Comfortable rooms— outfitted with a well-lit work desk, luxurious linens, and a flat-screen TV—have been recently updated. Get the day off to a good start with the Fairfield’s complimentary hot breakfast. • 48 Fisherman Lane;

864.234.9916; marriott.com/ hotels/travel/gsppr-fairfield-inngreenville-spartanburg-airport

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HILTON GARDEN INN GREENVILLE

GREENVILLE MARRIOTT

Conveniently located close to GSP International Airport, this AAA Four Diamond Hotel offers wellappointed rooms and includes a concierge level, a day spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and 13,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space. The Marriott’s Artisan restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. • One

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Smack in the middle of Greenville’s vibrant downtown business district, this Hampton Inn & Suites overlooks the Reedy River. The hotel is within walking distance of dining, entertainment, the Peace Center, Falls Park on the Reedy, and Fluor Field baseball stadium in the West End. Valet parking is available. •

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The first extended-stay hotel in downtown Greenville, Home2 Suites lies within walking distance of the attractions of the city center. Feel at home in suites thoughtfully equipped with work desks and a kitchen with a dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator. For recreation, check out the fitness room and saltwater pool. • 350

N. Main St.; 864.626.3700; home2suites3.hilton.com

At the north end of Main Street downtown, this AAA Four Diamond Hotel has been transformed with a new outdoor plaza (NOMA Square), Orb Lounge in the eight-story atrium lobby, 36,000 square feet of meeting space, and a farm-to-table restaurant called Roost. Guests have access to free airport transportation and the StayFit™ Gym. • 220

N. Main St.; 864.235.1234; greenville.hyatt.com

This recently renovated, petfriendly hotel on Greenville’s Eastside is convenient to Haywood Mall, the TD Convention Center, and downtown. Rooms overlook a courtyard with a heated pool, spa, and gazebo. Wi-Fi and the signature Bright Side Breakfast® are complimentary, as is shuttle service to GSP International Airport. • 65 W.

Orchard Park Dr.; 864.233.8018; laquintagreenvillehaywoodroad.com

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT - GREENVILLE AIRPORT

HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON GREENVILLE AIRPORT

Consider this innovative all-suites 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 just four miles from GSP International Airport. • 20 Beacon Dr.; 864.288.0000;

Orchard Park Dr.; 864.232.3000; greenville.place.hyatt.com

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES GREENVILLE HAYWOOD

Within walking distance of the city’s most popular restaurants, bars, and the Bon Secours Wellness Arena for concerts and sporting events, this hotel offers pleasant and comfortable rooms. Hotel parking is complimentary. • 407

HAMPTON INN GREENVILLE/ TRAVELERS REST Near Furman University and Paris Mountain State Park, this Hampton Inn is just minutes away from downtown Greenville. It also borders the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, a popular 21-mile hiking and biking route. Guests can take advantage of a free hot breakfast, plus a fitness room, and outdoor pool. • 593 Roe Center Ct.,

Dr.; 864.232.4747; greenvillesc. hilton.com

Style and innovation combine at Hyatt Place to create a unique hotel experience. Oversized rooms have separate living and sleeping areas, and guests are treated to snacks and beverages at any time in the 24-hour café. Each morning, the Hyatt’s Kitchen Skillet™ offers complimentary breakfast sandwiches and other hot items. • 40 W.

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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE

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

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The renovation of this award-winning Hilton, just a few miles from downtown Greenville, includes a new restaurant, Bistro 45 Carolina Fresh. The Hilton also offers 14,000 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour business center, an indoor pool and fitness center, and complimentary parking and shuttle to the airport. • 45 W. Orchard Park

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HILTON GREENVILLE

HAMPTON INN GREENVILLEI-385 HAYWOOD MALL Conveniently located just minutes from downtown and suburban shopping, this Hampton Inn near Haywood Mall 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

Located off I-85 and I-385, Hilton Garden Inn is adjacent to The Shops at Greenridge. Guests enjoy a 24-hour business center with free printing services, Wi-Fi access, a fitness center, and an outdoor saltwater pool. GSP International Airport is mere minutes away via the Hilton’s complimentary airport shuttle. • 108 Carolina

HYATT PLACE GREENVILLE/ HAYWOOD

Off Pelham Road and I-85, the newly renovated Residence Inn is minutes from GSP International Airport and walking distance to stores and restaurants. Studio, one- and twobedroom suites come with a fully equipped kitchen and large work station. Mingle with other guests during weeknight socials, and enjoy a free hot breakfast. • 120 Milestone Way;

864.627-0001; marriott.com/hotels/ travel/gspri-residence-inn-greenvillespartanburg-airport

SLEEP INN AT TD CONVENTION CENTER

The perfect place to stay for visitors attending events at the TD Convention Center, this Sleep Inn is minutes from downtown Greenville. Reasonably priced rooms come with a hot breakfast, a coffeemaker, and a microwave and refrigerator. Passes to a local fitness center are also included in the rate. • 231 N.

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HYATT PLACE 130 rooms; E. Broad & Calvin St.; hyatt.com Summer 2018 LEGACY SUITES GREENVILLE 114 extended-stay rooms; 1011 Woodruff Rd.; legacy suites.com/ locations/sc/ greenville Spring 2018 MY PLACE HOTEL 85 extendedstay rooms; 7 Ketron Ct.; myplacehotels. com/my-placehotel-green ville-sc Spring 2018 RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT 120 suites; Spring & Washington Sts.; residenceinn. marriott.com Summer 2018 RESIDENCE INN GREENVILLE I-85 @ THE POINT 138 rooms; 80 Carolina Point Pkwy.; residen ceinn.marriott. com Summer 2018 SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT 166 suites; Spring & Washington Sts.; springhillsuites. marriott.com Summer 2018

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GREENVILLE MARRIOTT

Conveniently located close to GSP International Airport, this AAA Four Diamond Hotel offers wellappointed rooms and includes a concierge level, a day spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and 13,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space. The Marriott’s Artisan restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. • One

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Smack in the middle of Greenville’s vibrant downtown business district, this Hampton Inn & Suites overlooks the Reedy River. The hotel is within walking distance of dining, entertainment, the Peace Center, Falls Park on the Reedy, and Fluor Field baseball stadium in the West End. Valet parking is available. •

171 RiverPlace; 864.271.8700; hamptoninnandsuitesgreenville.com

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The first extended-stay hotel in downtown Greenville, Home2 Suites lies within walking distance of the attractions of the city center. Feel at home in suites thoughtfully equipped with work desks and a kitchen with a dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator. For recreation, check out the fitness room and saltwater pool. • 350

N. Main St.; 864.626.3700; home2suites3.hilton.com

At the north end of Main Street downtown, this AAA Four Diamond Hotel has been transformed with a new outdoor plaza (NOMA Square), Orb Lounge in the eight-story atrium lobby, 36,000 square feet of meeting space, and a farm-to-table restaurant called Roost. Guests have access to free airport transportation and the StayFit™ Gym. • 220

N. Main St.; 864.235.1234; greenville.hyatt.com

This recently renovated, petfriendly hotel on Greenville’s Eastside is convenient to Haywood Mall, the TD Convention Center, and downtown. Rooms overlook a courtyard with a heated pool, spa, and gazebo. Wi-Fi and the signature Bright Side Breakfast® are complimentary, as is shuttle service to GSP International Airport. • 65 W.

Orchard Park Dr.; 864.233.8018; laquintagreenvillehaywoodroad.com

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT - GREENVILLE AIRPORT

HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON GREENVILLE AIRPORT

Consider this innovative all-suites 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 just four miles from GSP International Airport. • 20 Beacon Dr.; 864.288.0000;

Orchard Park Dr.; 864.232.3000; greenville.place.hyatt.com

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES GREENVILLE HAYWOOD

Within walking distance of the city’s most popular restaurants, bars, and the Bon Secours Wellness Arena for concerts and sporting events, this hotel offers pleasant and comfortable rooms. Hotel parking is complimentary. • 407

HAMPTON INN GREENVILLE/ TRAVELERS REST Near Furman University and Paris Mountain State Park, this Hampton Inn is just minutes away from downtown Greenville. It also borders the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, a popular 21-mile hiking and biking route. Guests can take advantage of a free hot breakfast, plus a fitness room, and outdoor pool. • 593 Roe Center Ct.,

Dr.; 864.232.4747; greenvillesc. hilton.com

Style and innovation combine at Hyatt Place to create a unique hotel experience. Oversized rooms have separate living and sleeping areas, and guests are treated to snacks and beverages at any time in the 24-hour café. Each morning, the Hyatt’s Kitchen Skillet™ offers complimentary breakfast sandwiches and other hot items. • 40 W.

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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE

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

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HILTON GREENVILLE

HAMPTON INN GREENVILLEI-385 HAYWOOD MALL Conveniently located just minutes from downtown and suburban shopping, this Hampton Inn near Haywood Mall 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

Located off I-85 and I-385, Hilton Garden Inn is adjacent to The Shops at Greenridge. Guests enjoy a 24-hour business center with free printing services, Wi-Fi access, a fitness center, and an outdoor saltwater pool. GSP International Airport is mere minutes away via the Hilton’s complimentary airport shuttle. • 108 Carolina

HYATT PLACE GREENVILLE/ HAYWOOD

Off Pelham Road and I-85, the newly renovated Residence Inn is minutes from GSP International Airport and walking distance to stores and restaurants. Studio, one- and twobedroom suites come with a fully equipped kitchen and large work station. Mingle with other guests during weeknight socials, and enjoy a free hot breakfast. • 120 Milestone Way;

864.627-0001; marriott.com/hotels/ travel/gspri-residence-inn-greenvillespartanburg-airport

SLEEP INN AT TD CONVENTION CENTER

The perfect place to stay for visitors attending events at the TD Convention Center, this Sleep Inn is minutes from downtown Greenville. Reasonably priced rooms come with a hot breakfast, a coffeemaker, and a microwave and refrigerator. Passes to a local fitness center are also included in the rate. • 231 N.

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Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.240.2006; greenvillesleepinn.com

COMING SOON Look for these new hotels to open later in 2018 HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE 150 suites; 942 S. Main St.; homewood suites3.hilton. com Summer 2018

Masters of the Art of Hospitality Great Location, Service and Stay

HYATT PLACE 130 rooms; E. Broad & Calvin St.; hyatt.com Summer 2018 LEGACY SUITES GREENVILLE 114 extended-stay rooms; 1011 Woodruff Rd.; legacy suites.com/ locations/sc/ greenville Spring 2018 MY PLACE HOTEL 85 extendedstay rooms; 7 Ketron Ct.; myplacehotels. com/my-placehotel-green ville-sc Spring 2018 RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT 120 suites; Spring & Washington Sts.; residenceinn. marriott.com Summer 2018 RESIDENCE INN GREENVILLE I-85 @ THE POINT 138 rooms; 80 Carolina Point Pkwy.; residen ceinn.marriott. com Summer 2018 SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT 166 suites; Spring & Washington Sts.; springhillsuites. marriott.com Summer 2018

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AIRPORT INN Guests find attentive customer service, affordable rooms, and upscale amenities at this pet-friendly hotel. Sleep and Fly packages include airport shuttle and free parking for up to two weeks. • 5009 Pelham Rd.;

864.297.5353; choicehotels.com

H COMFORT INN - HAYWOOD MALL

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

W DRURY INN & SUITES

GREENVILLE A hot breakfast, local and long-distance calls, and an evening reception all come compliments of the house at this hotel with two pools, conveniently positioned near the intersection of I-85 and I-385. • 10 Carolina Point Pkwy;

864.288.4401; druryhotels.com/ locations/greenville-sc/drury-innand-suites-greenville

S FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES

SIMPSONVILLE This new hotel off I-385 offers comfortable rooms with modern amenities, surrounded by retail, restaurants, and corporations in Simpsonville. • 3821 Grandview

Dr., Simpsonville; 864.962.8500; marriott.com/gspsm

P HAMPTON INN & SUITES

GREENVILLE AIRPORT The Upstate’s new Hampton Inn is only minutes from GSP International Airport. Free 24-hour airport shuttle, plus free drop-off and pickup service within a 5-mile radius of the hotel • 128 The Parkway;

864.263.5555; hamptoninn3. hilton.com

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SUITES GREENVILLE AIRPORT With quick access to GSP Airport and the area’s top com-

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panies from I-85, this Holiday Inn is located behind Michelin’s corporate headquarters. • 2681 Dry

Pocket Rd., Greer; 864.213.9331; ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/ us/en/greer/gspdp/hoteldetail

W HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES WOODRUFF ROAD Located in the hub of the Eastside’s vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment district, this Holiday Inn also offers a shuttle to GSP International Airport. • 1036 Woodruff Rd.; 864.678.5555; ihg.com/ holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/ greenville/gspwr/hoteldetail

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS - GREER Rooms at the Holiday Inn Express are conveniently located close to Michelin, BMW, and GSP International Airport. • 1315

W. Wade Hampton Blvd., Greer; 864.877.0076; ihg.com/holiday innexpress/hotels/us/en/greer/ gspgr/hoteldetail

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SUITES SIMPSONVILLE Contemporary style accents the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites, set in the commercial heart of Simpsonville. Balance work and play between the fullservice 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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Contemporary luxury is complemented by European décor, gorgeous mountain views, and Restaurant 17. Located north of Greenville, the hotel is owned by brothers George (the noted cyclist) and Rich Hincapie. • 10 Road of Vines,

Travelers Rest; 864.516.1715; hoteldomestique.com

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HAYWOOD MALL Minutes from Haywood Mall, rooms all have a flat-screen TV, microwave, and refrigerator. Amenities include a hot breakfast buffet

and an outdoor pool. • 50 Orchard

Park Dr.; 480.719.7966; choicehotels.com

A RODEWAY INN MILLENNIUM Renovated rooms, meeting space for 250 people, and a free hot breakfast are highlights of the pet-friendly Rodeway Inn Millenium, located on Greenville’s Motor Mile. • 2756 Laurens Rd.;

864.288.6900; choicehotels.com/ south-carolina/greenville/rode way-inn-hotels/sc049

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GREENVILLE Newly renovated and pet-friendly, Staybridge Suites Greenville is located just off I-85 and I-385 near CU-ICAR and the Shops at Greenridge. • 31 Market Point Dr.;

864.288.4448; staybridge.com/ greenvillesc

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Convenient to Bob Jones and Furman Universities, and just 15 minutes from GSP International Airport. • 1403 Wade Hampton

Blvd.; 864.467.0038

P WINGATE BY WYNDHAM-GSP

Newly renovated, this hotel caters to business travelers with a location near the airport, the Eastside’s restaurant row, and international corporate headquarters. • 33

Beacon Dr.; 864.281.1281; wingatehotels.com/hotels/ south-carolina/greenville/wingate-by-wyndham-greenville-airport/hotel-overview

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GREENVILLE AIRPORT The Wyndham Garden is convenient to both I-385 and I-85. Spacious executive rooms and whirlpool suites are also available. • 47

Fisherman Ln.; 864.288.3500; wyndham.com/hotel/49118

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PETTIGRU PLACE BED & BREAKFAST

Southern hospitality greets guests in the six luxurious guest rooms here. Surrounded by a flower-filled English garden, Pettigru Place is conveniently set within walkingdistance of Greenville’s Main Street. • 302 Pettigru St.; 864.242.4529;

pettigruplace.com

RED HORSE INN Nestled in the rolling hills of northern Greenville County, the Red Horse offers six cottages and six lovely inn suites. In-room pantries are conveniently stocked with breakfast items. • 45 Winstons Chase Ct., Landrum;

864.909.1575; theredhorseinn.com

D SWAMP RABBIT INN

Cyclist Wendy Lynam operates this convivial B&B near the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Of the six rooms, two have en-suite bathrooms, while the other four share baths in the hall. • 1 Logan St.; 864.517.4617;

swamprabbitinn.com

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N GREENVILLE KOA Family-owned campground with 38 RV sites, 8 tent sites, and 4 deluxe cabins. Open year-round, and just 10 minutes from North Greenville University and 15 from Furman. • 2400 N. Hwy. 25, Travelers Rest;

864.834.8150; koa.com/camp grounds/greenville

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Built in 1925, this AAA Four Diamond Hotel was lovingly restored in 2000. Spacious rooms boast Westin’s Heavenly Bed® and décor inspired by the Roaring ‘20s, while amenities include Spoonbread Restaurant, a business center, concierge, and 12,000 square feet of meeting space. Guests enjoy privileges at the day spa next door. • 120 S. Main St.; 864.421.9700;

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AIRPORT INN Guests find attentive customer service, affordable rooms, and upscale amenities at this pet-friendly hotel. Sleep and Fly packages include airport shuttle and free parking for up to two weeks. • 5009 Pelham Rd.;

864.297.5353; choicehotels.com

H COMFORT INN - HAYWOOD MALL

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

W DRURY INN & SUITES

GREENVILLE A hot breakfast, local and long-distance calls, and an evening reception all come compliments of the house at this hotel with two pools, conveniently positioned near the intersection of I-85 and I-385. • 10 Carolina Point Pkwy;

864.288.4401; druryhotels.com/ locations/greenville-sc/drury-innand-suites-greenville

S FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES

SIMPSONVILLE This new hotel off I-385 offers comfortable rooms with modern amenities, surrounded by retail, restaurants, and corporations in Simpsonville. • 3821 Grandview

Dr., Simpsonville; 864.962.8500; marriott.com/gspsm

P HAMPTON INN & SUITES

GREENVILLE AIRPORT The Upstate’s new Hampton Inn is only minutes from GSP International Airport. Free 24-hour airport shuttle, plus free drop-off and pickup service within a 5-mile radius of the hotel • 128 The Parkway;

864.263.5555; hamptoninn3. hilton.com

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panies from I-85, this Holiday Inn is located behind Michelin’s corporate headquarters. • 2681 Dry

Pocket Rd., Greer; 864.213.9331; ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/ us/en/greer/gspdp/hoteldetail

W HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES WOODRUFF ROAD Located in the hub of the Eastside’s vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment district, this Holiday Inn also offers a shuttle to GSP International Airport. • 1036 Woodruff Rd.; 864.678.5555; ihg.com/ holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/ greenville/gspwr/hoteldetail

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS - GREER Rooms at the Holiday Inn Express are conveniently located close to Michelin, BMW, and GSP International Airport. • 1315

W. Wade Hampton Blvd., Greer; 864.877.0076; ihg.com/holiday innexpress/hotels/us/en/greer/ gspgr/hoteldetail

S HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS &

SUITES SIMPSONVILLE Contemporary style accents the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites, set in the commercial heart of Simpsonville. Balance work and play between the fullservice business center and the outdoor pool. • 642 Fairview Rd.,

Simpsonville; 864.962.3228; ihg. com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/ en/simpsonville/gspsv/hoteldetail

T HOTEL DOMESTIQUE

Contemporary luxury is complemented by European décor, gorgeous mountain views, and Restaurant 17. Located north of Greenville, the hotel is owned by brothers George (the noted cyclist) and Rich Hincapie. • 10 Road of Vines,

Travelers Rest; 864.516.1715; hoteldomestique.com

H QUALITY INN & SUITES

HAYWOOD MALL Minutes from Haywood Mall, rooms all have a flat-screen TV, microwave, and refrigerator. Amenities include a hot breakfast buffet

and an outdoor pool. • 50 Orchard

Park Dr.; 480.719.7966; choicehotels.com

A RODEWAY INN MILLENNIUM Renovated rooms, meeting space for 250 people, and a free hot breakfast are highlights of the pet-friendly Rodeway Inn Millenium, located on Greenville’s Motor Mile. • 2756 Laurens Rd.;

864.288.6900; choicehotels.com/ south-carolina/greenville/rode way-inn-hotels/sc049

W STAYBRIDGE SUITES

GREENVILLE Newly renovated and pet-friendly, Staybridge Suites Greenville is located just off I-85 and I-385 near CU-ICAR and the Shops at Greenridge. • 31 Market Point Dr.;

864.288.4448; staybridge.com/ greenvillesc

H SUNSET INN

Convenient to Bob Jones and Furman Universities, and just 15 minutes from GSP International Airport. • 1403 Wade Hampton

Blvd.; 864.467.0038

P WINGATE BY WYNDHAM-GSP

Newly renovated, this hotel caters to business travelers with a location near the airport, the Eastside’s restaurant row, and international corporate headquarters. • 33

Beacon Dr.; 864.281.1281; wingatehotels.com/hotels/ south-carolina/greenville/wingate-by-wyndham-greenville-airport/hotel-overview

P WYNDHAM GARDEN

GREENVILLE AIRPORT The Wyndham Garden is convenient to both I-385 and I-85. Spacious executive rooms and whirlpool suites are also available. • 47

Fisherman Ln.; 864.288.3500; wyndham.com/hotel/49118

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PETTIGRU PLACE BED & BREAKFAST

Southern hospitality greets guests in the six luxurious guest rooms here. Surrounded by a flower-filled English garden, Pettigru Place is conveniently set within walkingdistance of Greenville’s Main Street. • 302 Pettigru St.; 864.242.4529;

pettigruplace.com

RED HORSE INN Nestled in the rolling hills of northern Greenville County, the Red Horse offers six cottages and six lovely inn suites. In-room pantries are conveniently stocked with breakfast items. • 45 Winstons Chase Ct., Landrum;

864.909.1575; theredhorseinn.com

D SWAMP RABBIT INN

Cyclist Wendy Lynam operates this convivial B&B near the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Of the six rooms, two have en-suite bathrooms, while the other four share baths in the hall. • 1 Logan St.; 864.517.4617;

swamprabbitinn.com

CAMPGROUNDS T TRAVELERS REST /

N GREENVILLE KOA Family-owned campground with 38 RV sites, 8 tent sites, and 4 deluxe cabins. Open year-round, and just 10 minutes from North Greenville University and 15 from Furman. • 2400 N. Hwy. 25, Travelers Rest;

864.834.8150; koa.com/camp grounds/greenville

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Providing all the comforts of home—plus a fitness center, laundry facility, and business center— for extended stays in Greenville, TownePlace Suites sits right off I-385 and within walking distance of Haywood Mall. Ninety-four stylish studios are available with fully equipped kitchens and a choice of one or two bedrooms. • 75 Mall

Built in 1925, this AAA Four Diamond Hotel was lovingly restored in 2000. Spacious rooms boast Westin’s Heavenly Bed® and décor inspired by the Roaring ‘20s, while amenities include Spoonbread Restaurant, a business center, concierge, and 12,000 square feet of meeting space. Guests enjoy privileges at the day spa next door. • 120 S. Main St.; 864.421.9700;

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Candlewood Suites Greenville

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864.281.1000

Courtyard by Marriott Greenville Downtown

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864.451.5700

Courtyard by Marriott - Greenville - Haywood Mall

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864.234.0300

$99-$249

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Courtyard by Marriott GSP Airport

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864.213.9009

$129-$209

136

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Crowne Plaza Greenville

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864.297.6300

$139-$259

202

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace

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864.263.4800

$189-$359

156

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5,500

Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center

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864.676.9090

$150-$309

268

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Fairfield Inn Greenville Spartanburg Airport

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864.234.9916

$109-179

94

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Greenville Marriott

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864.297.0300

$149-$289

203

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Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville Downtown @ RiverPlace

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864.271.8700

$159-$399

115

Hampton Inn Greenville/I-385 Haywood Mall

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864.516.2400

$110-$190

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Hampton Inn Greenville - I-385 Woodruff Road

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864.213.8200

$124-$229

115

Hampton Inn Greenville/Travelers Rest

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864.834.5550

$109-$159

61

Hilton Garden Inn Greenville

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864.284.0111

$109-$229

120

Hilton Greenville

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864.232.4747

$109-$329

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Greenville

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864.678.8000

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Greenville Airport

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864.288.0000

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864.626.3700

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864.627.0001

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Sleep Inn at TD Convention Center

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864.240.2006

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864.675.1670

$169-$229

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The Westin Poinsett Greenville

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864.421.9700

$179-$499

200

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864.297.5353

$80-$130

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Comfort Inn - Haywood Mall

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864.288.1200

$99-$169

120

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Drury Inn & Suites Greenville

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864.288.4401

$109-$179

180

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Simpsonville

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864.962.8500

$139-$209

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Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville Airport

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864.263.5555

$129-$190

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864.213.9331

$119-$149

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864.678.5555

$119-$259

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864.962.3228

$91-$299

93

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Hotel Domestique

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864.516.1715

$295-$495

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Pettigru Place Bed & Breakfast

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864.242.4529

$135-$245

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Quality Inn & Suites Haywood Mall

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480.719.7966

$74-$109

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864.288.4448

$119-$169

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864.467.0038

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28

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864.517.4617

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864.834.8150

$112-$130

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864.281.1281

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COLUMBIA (1.5 hours)

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9 I-85

When you visit the GCMA, you’ll discover a carefully curated selection of American art, including one of the world’s ten best collections of works by America’s most acclaimed living artist, Jasper Johns. The unrivaled Southern Collection explores the breadth of American art and history through the Southern experience. Among the highlights are a collection of clay vessels created by the enslaved potter David Drake and one of the largest collections of paintings by William H. Johnson outside the Smithsonian. I-185

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6

“Addresses thematic issues of race, urbanization, nature, and humanity in a subtle, yet powerful manner.” Houston, TX

Named one of the Top Three Things to Do in Greenville by U.S. News & World Report Travel, the Greenville County Museum of Art is home to the world’s largest public collection of watercolors by renowned American artist Andrew Wyeth.

11

DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE

“An unexpected gem.” Los Angeles, CA

Why take their word for it ?

In addition, the GCMA has an outstanding collection of American Impressionism and 20th-century American Modernism as well as an impressive collection of works by African-American artists.

H-25

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“World-class art.” Charlotte, NC

COME SEE FOR YOUR SELF!

4

5

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“Open, airy and with a sound sense of the relationship between how art is hung and viewer appreciation. A worthy stop for any art lover.” Charleston, SC

“An art museum you won’t want to miss!” Birmingham, AL

7

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“What a wonderful experience we had!” Knoxville, TN

“Wonderful place to visit.” Chicago, IL

3

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PELHAM RD. AREA

1 I-385

ASHEVILLE (1 hour)

greenville, south carolina

AROUND TOWN

“A jewel of a museum.” Boston, MA

“Should be on anyone visiting Greenville’s “to do” list” Wakefield, UK

Greenville County Museum of Art

420 College Street on Heritage Green 864.271.7570 gcma.org

ATLANTA (2 hours)

Wed - Sat 10 am - 5 pm Sun 1pm - 5 pm

admission free

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CHARLOTTE (1.5 hours)

13

I-85

12

SIMPSONVILLE I-385

I-385

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COLUMBIA (1.5 hours)

I-185

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When you visit the GCMA, you’ll discover a carefully curated selection of American art, including one of the world’s ten best collections of works by America’s most acclaimed living artist, Jasper Johns. The unrivaled Southern Collection explores the breadth of American art and history through the Southern experience. Among the highlights are a collection of clay vessels created by the enslaved potter David Drake and one of the largest collections of paintings by William H. Johnson outside the Smithsonian. I-185

AUGUSTA RD. AREA

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“Addresses thematic issues of race, urbanization, nature, and humanity in a subtle, yet powerful manner.” Houston, TX

Named one of the Top Three Things to Do in Greenville by U.S. News & World Report Travel, the Greenville County Museum of Art is home to the world’s largest public collection of watercolors by renowned American artist Andrew Wyeth.

11

DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE

“An unexpected gem.” Los Angeles, CA

Why take their word for it ?

In addition, the GCMA has an outstanding collection of American Impressionism and 20th-century American Modernism as well as an impressive collection of works by African-American artists.

H-25

10

“World-class art.” Charlotte, NC

COME SEE FOR YOUR SELF!

4

5

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“Open, airy and with a sound sense of the relationship between how art is hung and viewer appreciation. A worthy stop for any art lover.” Charleston, SC

“An art museum you won’t want to miss!” Birmingham, AL

7

TRAVELERS REST

“What a wonderful experience we had!” Knoxville, TN

“Wonderful place to visit.” Chicago, IL

3

HAYWOOD RD. 2 AREA ROPER MOUNTAIN RD. AREA

PELHAM RD. AREA

1 I-385

ASHEVILLE (1 hour)

greenville, south carolina

AROUND TOWN

“A jewel of a museum.” Boston, MA

“Should be on anyone visiting Greenville’s “to do” list” Wakefield, UK

Greenville County Museum of Art

420 College Street on Heritage Green 864.271.7570 gcma.org

ATLANTA (2 hours)

Wed - Sat 10 am - 5 pm Sun 1pm - 5 pm

admission free

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THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES

GETTING HERE AIRLINES ALLEGIANT AIR 702.505.8888; allegiantair.com AMERICAN AIRLINES 800.433.7300; aa.com DELTA AIR LINES, INC. 800.221.1212; delta.com

GETTING AROUND BIKE RENTALS BIKE THE RABBIT 233 N. Main St., Suite 12; 864.990.5446; biketherabbit.com GREENVILLE B-CYCLE Various locations downtown; 864.423.9088; greenvillebcycle.com PEDAL CHIC 250 RiverPlace, Suite B; 864.242.2442; pedalchic.com REEDY RIDES 12 W. McBee Ave.; 864.419.2944; reedyrides.com SRT BIKE SHOP 205 Cedar Lane Rd.; 864.605.7010; srtbikeshop.com

BUSES & TROLLEYS DOWNTOWN TROLLEY 864.467.5001; greenvillesc. gov/597/trolley or GVLTrolley Tracker App GREENLINK 24 Vardry St.; 864.467.5001; ridegreenlink.com

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES ATCHISON TRANSPORTATION SERVICES 120 Interstate Park, Spartanburg; 864.595.1234; atchisontransport.com SOUTHWEST AIRLINES 800.435.9792; southwest.com UNITED AIRLINES 800.241.6522; united.com

AIRPORTS GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN AIRPORT (GMU) 100 Tower Dr., Unit 2; 864.242.4777; greenvilledowntownairport.com GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (GSP) 2000 GSP Dr., Greer (Exit 57 off I-85); 864.877.7426; gspairport.com

BUSES & TRAINS AMTRAK 1120 W. Washington St.; 864.255.4221; amtrak.com GREYHOUND 9 Hendrix Dr.; 864.235.4741; greyhound.com

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CHAMPION COACH 145 Ben Hamby Ln.; 864.284.9000; championcoach.com EASTSIDE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES 2311 Airport Rd., Greer; 864.609.5466; eastsidelimo.com LANIER PARKING SOLUTIONS GREENVILLE 635 N. Academy St.; 864.240.8146; lanierparking.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–5pm, Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 12–4pm.

864.235.2008; greenvilleeconomic development.com

1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.242.5100; bju.edu

VISITGREENVILLESC SALES AND MARKETING OFFICE 148 River St., Suite 222; 864.421.0000 or 800.351.7180; VisitGreenvilleSC.com Open Mon–Fri 8:30am–5:30pm

GREENVILLE ZOO FOUNDATION 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.627.4200; greenvillezoofoundation.org

CHRIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL SCHOOL 245 Cavalier Dr.; 864.299.1522; cces.org

THE MAKERS COLLECTIVE 101 N. Main St., Suite 400; makerscollective.org

FURMAN UNIVERSITY 300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2000; furman.edu

SC RESTAURANT AND LODGING ASSOCIATION 1122 Lady St., Suite 1210, Columbia; 803.765.9000; scrla.org

GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 301 Camperdown Way; 864.355.3100; greenville.k12.sc.us

TAYLORS TOWNSQUARE 250 Mill St., Taylors; 864.501.3918; taylorstownsquare.com

GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE 506 S. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.250.8000; gvltec.edu

DISCOVER UPCOUNTRY CAROLINA ASSOCIATION 500 E. North St., Suite E; 864.233.2690; upcountrysc.com OFF THE GRID GREENVILLE 802 Augusta St.; 561.376.7113 offthegridgreenville.com PENDLETON DISTRICT COMMISSION 125 E. Queen St., Pendleton; 864.646.3782; pendletondistrictsc.com PENDLETON HISTORIC FOUNDATION 2725 Old Greenville Hwy., Central; 864.646.7249; pendletonhistoricfoundation.org SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM 1205 Pendleton St., Columbia; 803.896.0000; discoversouthcarolina.com

S.C. STATE WELCOME CENTERS BLACKSBURG WELCOME CENTER 100 Hwy. I-85 South, Blacksburg; 864.839.6742; discoversouthcaro lina.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

ACCOUNTING SERVICES MCKINLEY, COOPER & CO. 555 N. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite 225; 864.233.1800; mckinleycooper.com

ADOPTIONS QUIVER FULL ADOPTIONS, INC. 412-C Pettigru St.; 864.334.8593; quiverfulladoptions.com

ARCHITECTS PELHAM ARCHITECTS, LLC 100 W. Washington St., Suite 400; 864.271.7633; pelhamarchitects.com

ASSOCIATIONS BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU 408 N. Church St., Suite C; 864.242.5052; bbb.org/upstatesc GREENVILLE AREA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 233 N. Main St., Suite 250;

UPSTATE FOREVER 507 Pettigru St.; 864.250.0500; upstateforever.org

ATTORNEYS MARTIN & MARTIN ATTORNEYS, PA 1415 Augusta St.; 864. 271.1822; martinslawfirm.com OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK, & STEWART, P.C. 300 N. Main St.; 864.271.1300; ogletreedeakins.com WYCHE, P.A. 44 E. Camperdown Way; 864.242.8200; wyche.com

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE FOUNTAIN INN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 102 Depot St., Fountain Inn; 864.862.2586; fountaininnchamber.org GREATER GREER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 111 Trade St., Greer; 864.877.3131; greerchamber.com GREATER TRAVELERS REST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 27 S. Main St., Suite 16-P, Travelers Rest; 864.708.0888; greatertrchamber.com

NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY 7801 N. Tigerville Rd., Tigerville; 864.977.7013; ngu.edu

MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA, INC. 1 Parkway South; 864.458.5435; michelinman.com

EDUCATION BOB JONES UNIVERSITY

LINK APARTMENTS WEST END 25 River St, Greenville, SC 29601; 844.707.1764; linkwestend.com MAIN AND STONE APARTMENTS 18 E Stone Ave., Suite 101; 864.603.5300; mainandstone.com

Greenville Technical College CAMP BUCKHORN 2401 State Park Rd.; 864.244.5565; southcarolinaparks.com/par is-mountain/camp-buckhorn

GODSHALL PROFESSIONAL RECRUITING & STAFFING 310 University Ridge; 864.242.3491; sccareersearch.com

EVENT VENUES/ MEETING SERVICES/ TEAM-BUILDING

TD CONVENTION CENTER With 60,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 30,000-square-foot 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; tdconventioncenter.com

FERN 2310 Old Steele Creek Rd., Charlotte, NC; 704.398.7440; fernexpo.com GREENBRIER FARMS 766 Hester Store Rd., Easley; 864.855.9782; greenbrierfarms.com

BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA Recently renovated, Greenville’s state-of-the-art, 15,000-seat performance and sports arena brings in big-name acts. It also serves as the home ice to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits ECHL ice-hockey team. • 650

N. Academy St.; 864.241.3800; bonsecoursarena.com

PLAYWORKS GROUP, LLC 404.867.3312; playworksgroup.com

PROFESSIONAL PARTY RENTALS, INC. 647 Congaree Rd.; 864.627.8808; professionalpartyrentals.com

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES ADECCO STAFFING 1120 N. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite 306; 864.288.0100; adeccousa. com/locations/greenville-south-car olina-staffing-agencies

130 Industrial Dr.; 864.467.3915; phoenixcenter.org/coe.php

PLEASANT RIDGE CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER 4232 Hwy. 11, Marietta; 864.660.1065; pleasantridgecam pandretreatcenter.org

UNIVERSITY CENTER OF GREENVILLE 225 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite A7; 864.250.1111; greenville.org/stateof-the-art-facilities

MAULDIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 101 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin; 864.297.1323; mauldinchamber.org

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

HOMESTEAD AT HARTNESS 1095 Hartness Dr.; 864.288.5822; homesteadathartness.com

SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES 15 University St.; 864.282.3777; scgsah.org

GREENVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 24 Cleveland St.; 864.242.1050; greenvillechamber.org

SIMPSONVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 100 W. Trade St., Simpsonville; 864.963.3781; simpsonvillechamber.com

GOODWIN FOUST 114 Clair Dr., Piedmont; 864.269.4900; goodwinfoust.com

SYMMES CHAPEL – PRETTY PLACE 4399 YMCA Camp Rd., Cleveland; 864.836.3291; campgreenville.org/ pretty-place ZEN 924 S. Main St.; 864.235.5770; zengreenville.com

HOSPITALS BON SECOURS ST. FRANCIS HEALTH SYSTEM 864.255.1000; stfrancishealth.org GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM 864.455.7000; ghs.org SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN 950 W. Faris Rd.; 864.271.3444; shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/ locations/greenville

HOUSING

GREENVILLE ONE 1 N. Main St.; 864.986.9442. clem son.edu/business/departments/mba

ABBERLY AT MARKET POINT 30 Market Point Dr.; 866.325.7376; abberlymarketpoint.com

THE LOFT AT SOBY’S 22-A E. Court St.; 864.232.7007; table301.com

APARTMENT AND CORPORATE RELOCATION SERVICES 775 Woodruff Rd., Suite A; 864.297.5690; locatehousing.com/ greenville.html

MELVIN & DOLLIE YOUNTS CONFERENCE CENTER 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2390; furman.edu/younts MOSAIX GROUP 160 Royal Pines Dr., Arden, NC; 828.654.8118; mosaixgroup.com THE OLD CIGAR WAREHOUSE 912-B S. Main St.; 864.248.4868; oldcigarwarehouse.com PHOENIX TRAINING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

THE BRISTOL APARTMENT HOMES 926 Cleveland St.; 864.235.0494; livethebristol.com ELLISON ON BROAD 212 E. Broad St.; 864.520-1281; ellisonbroad.com ENCLAVE AT PARIS MOUNTAIN 101 Enclave Paris Dr.; 864.233.6003; enclaveparismoun tain.com

THE RESERVE AT LAKE KEOWEE 190 Village Green Loop, Sunset; 864.868.4000; reserveatlakeke owee.com TONSOFRENTALS.COM 330 E. Coffee St.; 800.789.1135; tonsofrentals.com VELO VERDAE APARTMENTS 205 Verdae Blvd.; 864.373.9777; veloverdaeapartments.com

INSURANCE HEAD FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. 880 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite 2C; 864.232.7355; headfinancial.com

LANGUAGE TRAINING VISIONS INTERNATIONAL LLC 3519 Pelham Rd., Suite 204; 864.558.0598; visionsmadereal.com

LIBRARIES GREENVILLE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl.; 864.242.5000; greenvillelibrary.org

LOCAL GOVERNMENT CITY OF FOUNTAIN INN 200 N. Main St., Fountain Inn; 864.862.4421; fountaininn.org CITY OF GREENVILLE 206 S. Main St.; 864.232.2273; greenvillesc.gov CITY OF GREENVILLE PARKS & RECREATION 307B Falls St.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/150/parks-and-rec reation CITY OF GREENVILLE TRAILS AND GREENWAYS 206 S Main St.; 864.467.4350; green villesc.gov/313/trails-greenways 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 CITY OF TRAVELERS REST 6711 State Park Rd., Travelers Rest; 864.834.7958; travelersrestsc.com

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THAT’S THE SPOT RESOURCES

GETTING HERE AIRLINES ALLEGIANT AIR 702.505.8888; allegiantair.com AMERICAN AIRLINES 800.433.7300; aa.com DELTA AIR LINES, INC. 800.221.1212; delta.com

GETTING AROUND BIKE RENTALS BIKE THE RABBIT 233 N. Main St., Suite 12; 864.990.5446; biketherabbit.com GREENVILLE B-CYCLE Various locations downtown; 864.423.9088; greenvillebcycle.com PEDAL CHIC 250 RiverPlace, Suite B; 864.242.2442; pedalchic.com REEDY RIDES 12 W. McBee Ave.; 864.419.2944; reedyrides.com SRT BIKE SHOP 205 Cedar Lane Rd.; 864.605.7010; srtbikeshop.com

BUSES & TROLLEYS DOWNTOWN TROLLEY 864.467.5001; greenvillesc. gov/597/trolley or GVLTrolley Tracker App GREENLINK 24 Vardry St.; 864.467.5001; ridegreenlink.com

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES ATCHISON TRANSPORTATION SERVICES 120 Interstate Park, Spartanburg; 864.595.1234; atchisontransport.com SOUTHWEST AIRLINES 800.435.9792; southwest.com UNITED AIRLINES 800.241.6522; united.com

AIRPORTS GREENVILLE DOWNTOWN AIRPORT (GMU) 100 Tower Dr., Unit 2; 864.242.4777; greenvilledowntownairport.com GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (GSP) 2000 GSP Dr., Greer (Exit 57 off I-85); 864.877.7426; gspairport.com

BUSES & TRAINS AMTRAK 1120 W. Washington St.; 864.255.4221; amtrak.com GREYHOUND 9 Hendrix Dr.; 864.235.4741; greyhound.com

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CHAMPION COACH 145 Ben Hamby Ln.; 864.284.9000; championcoach.com EASTSIDE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES 2311 Airport Rd., Greer; 864.609.5466; eastsidelimo.com LANIER PARKING SOLUTIONS GREENVILLE 635 N. Academy St.; 864.240.8146; lanierparking.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–5pm, Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 12–4pm.

864.235.2008; greenvilleeconomic development.com

1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.; 864.242.5100; bju.edu

VISITGREENVILLESC SALES AND MARKETING OFFICE 148 River St., Suite 222; 864.421.0000 or 800.351.7180; VisitGreenvilleSC.com Open Mon–Fri 8:30am–5:30pm

GREENVILLE ZOO FOUNDATION 150 Cleveland Park Dr.; 864.627.4200; greenvillezoofoundation.org

CHRIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL SCHOOL 245 Cavalier Dr.; 864.299.1522; cces.org

THE MAKERS COLLECTIVE 101 N. Main St., Suite 400; makerscollective.org

FURMAN UNIVERSITY 300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2000; furman.edu

SC RESTAURANT AND LODGING ASSOCIATION 1122 Lady St., Suite 1210, Columbia; 803.765.9000; scrla.org

GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 301 Camperdown Way; 864.355.3100; greenville.k12.sc.us

TAYLORS TOWNSQUARE 250 Mill St., Taylors; 864.501.3918; taylorstownsquare.com

GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE 506 S. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.250.8000; gvltec.edu

DISCOVER UPCOUNTRY CAROLINA ASSOCIATION 500 E. North St., Suite E; 864.233.2690; upcountrysc.com OFF THE GRID GREENVILLE 802 Augusta St.; 561.376.7113 offthegridgreenville.com PENDLETON DISTRICT COMMISSION 125 E. Queen St., Pendleton; 864.646.3782; pendletondistrictsc.com PENDLETON HISTORIC FOUNDATION 2725 Old Greenville Hwy., Central; 864.646.7249; pendletonhistoricfoundation.org SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM 1205 Pendleton St., Columbia; 803.896.0000; discoversouthcarolina.com

S.C. STATE WELCOME CENTERS BLACKSBURG WELCOME CENTER 100 Hwy. I-85 South, Blacksburg; 864.839.6742; discoversouthcaro lina.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

ACCOUNTING SERVICES MCKINLEY, COOPER & CO. 555 N. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite 225; 864.233.1800; mckinleycooper.com

ADOPTIONS QUIVER FULL ADOPTIONS, INC. 412-C Pettigru St.; 864.334.8593; quiverfulladoptions.com

ARCHITECTS PELHAM ARCHITECTS, LLC 100 W. Washington St., Suite 400; 864.271.7633; pelhamarchitects.com

ASSOCIATIONS BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU 408 N. Church St., Suite C; 864.242.5052; bbb.org/upstatesc GREENVILLE AREA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 233 N. Main St., Suite 250;

UPSTATE FOREVER 507 Pettigru St.; 864.250.0500; upstateforever.org

ATTORNEYS MARTIN & MARTIN ATTORNEYS, PA 1415 Augusta St.; 864. 271.1822; martinslawfirm.com OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK, & STEWART, P.C. 300 N. Main St.; 864.271.1300; ogletreedeakins.com WYCHE, P.A. 44 E. Camperdown Way; 864.242.8200; wyche.com

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE FOUNTAIN INN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 102 Depot St., Fountain Inn; 864.862.2586; fountaininnchamber.org GREATER GREER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 111 Trade St., Greer; 864.877.3131; greerchamber.com GREATER TRAVELERS REST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 27 S. Main St., Suite 16-P, Travelers Rest; 864.708.0888; greatertrchamber.com

NORTH GREENVILLE UNIVERSITY 7801 N. Tigerville Rd., Tigerville; 864.977.7013; ngu.edu

MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA, INC. 1 Parkway South; 864.458.5435; michelinman.com

EDUCATION BOB JONES UNIVERSITY

LINK APARTMENTS WEST END 25 River St, Greenville, SC 29601; 844.707.1764; linkwestend.com MAIN AND STONE APARTMENTS 18 E Stone Ave., Suite 101; 864.603.5300; mainandstone.com

Greenville Technical College CAMP BUCKHORN 2401 State Park Rd.; 864.244.5565; southcarolinaparks.com/par is-mountain/camp-buckhorn

GODSHALL PROFESSIONAL RECRUITING & STAFFING 310 University Ridge; 864.242.3491; sccareersearch.com

EVENT VENUES/ MEETING SERVICES/ TEAM-BUILDING

TD CONVENTION CENTER With 60,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 30,000-square-foot 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; tdconventioncenter.com

FERN 2310 Old Steele Creek Rd., Charlotte, NC; 704.398.7440; fernexpo.com GREENBRIER FARMS 766 Hester Store Rd., Easley; 864.855.9782; greenbrierfarms.com

BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA Recently renovated, Greenville’s state-of-the-art, 15,000-seat performance and sports arena brings in big-name acts. It also serves as the home ice to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits ECHL ice-hockey team. • 650

N. Academy St.; 864.241.3800; bonsecoursarena.com

PLAYWORKS GROUP, LLC 404.867.3312; playworksgroup.com

PROFESSIONAL PARTY RENTALS, INC. 647 Congaree Rd.; 864.627.8808; professionalpartyrentals.com

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES ADECCO STAFFING 1120 N. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite 306; 864.288.0100; adeccousa. com/locations/greenville-south-car olina-staffing-agencies

130 Industrial Dr.; 864.467.3915; phoenixcenter.org/coe.php

PLEASANT RIDGE CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER 4232 Hwy. 11, Marietta; 864.660.1065; pleasantridgecam pandretreatcenter.org

UNIVERSITY CENTER OF GREENVILLE 225 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite A7; 864.250.1111; greenville.org/stateof-the-art-facilities

MAULDIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 101 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin; 864.297.1323; mauldinchamber.org

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

HOMESTEAD AT HARTNESS 1095 Hartness Dr.; 864.288.5822; homesteadathartness.com

SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES 15 University St.; 864.282.3777; scgsah.org

GREENVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 24 Cleveland St.; 864.242.1050; greenvillechamber.org

SIMPSONVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 100 W. Trade St., Simpsonville; 864.963.3781; simpsonvillechamber.com

GOODWIN FOUST 114 Clair Dr., Piedmont; 864.269.4900; goodwinfoust.com

SYMMES CHAPEL – PRETTY PLACE 4399 YMCA Camp Rd., Cleveland; 864.836.3291; campgreenville.org/ pretty-place ZEN 924 S. Main St.; 864.235.5770; zengreenville.com

HOSPITALS BON SECOURS ST. FRANCIS HEALTH SYSTEM 864.255.1000; stfrancishealth.org GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM 864.455.7000; ghs.org SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN 950 W. Faris Rd.; 864.271.3444; shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/ locations/greenville

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GREENVILLE ONE 1 N. Main St.; 864.986.9442. clem son.edu/business/departments/mba

ABBERLY AT MARKET POINT 30 Market Point Dr.; 866.325.7376; abberlymarketpoint.com

THE LOFT AT SOBY’S 22-A E. Court St.; 864.232.7007; table301.com

APARTMENT AND CORPORATE RELOCATION SERVICES 775 Woodruff Rd., Suite A; 864.297.5690; locatehousing.com/ greenville.html

MELVIN & DOLLIE YOUNTS CONFERENCE CENTER 3300 Poinsett Hwy.; 864.294.2390; furman.edu/younts MOSAIX GROUP 160 Royal Pines Dr., Arden, NC; 828.654.8118; mosaixgroup.com THE OLD CIGAR WAREHOUSE 912-B S. Main St.; 864.248.4868; oldcigarwarehouse.com PHOENIX TRAINING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

THE BRISTOL APARTMENT HOMES 926 Cleveland St.; 864.235.0494; livethebristol.com ELLISON ON BROAD 212 E. Broad St.; 864.520-1281; ellisonbroad.com ENCLAVE AT PARIS MOUNTAIN 101 Enclave Paris Dr.; 864.233.6003; enclaveparismoun tain.com

THE RESERVE AT LAKE KEOWEE 190 Village Green Loop, Sunset; 864.868.4000; reserveatlakeke owee.com TONSOFRENTALS.COM 330 E. Coffee St.; 800.789.1135; tonsofrentals.com VELO VERDAE APARTMENTS 205 Verdae Blvd.; 864.373.9777; veloverdaeapartments.com

INSURANCE HEAD FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. 880 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite 2C; 864.232.7355; headfinancial.com

LANGUAGE TRAINING VISIONS INTERNATIONAL LLC 3519 Pelham Rd., Suite 204; 864.558.0598; visionsmadereal.com

LIBRARIES GREENVILLE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl.; 864.242.5000; greenvillelibrary.org

LOCAL GOVERNMENT CITY OF FOUNTAIN INN 200 N. Main St., Fountain Inn; 864.862.4421; fountaininn.org CITY OF GREENVILLE 206 S. Main St.; 864.232.2273; greenvillesc.gov CITY OF GREENVILLE PARKS & RECREATION 307B Falls St.; 864.467.4355; greenvillesc.gov/150/parks-and-rec reation CITY OF GREENVILLE TRAILS AND GREENWAYS 206 S Main St.; 864.467.4350; green villesc.gov/313/trails-greenways 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 CITY OF TRAVELERS REST 6711 State Park Rd., Travelers Rest; 864.834.7958; travelersrestsc.com

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DUKE ENERGY 40 W. Broad St., Suite 690; 864.370.5063; duke-energy.com

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BLUE RIDGE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. 734 W. Main St., Pickens; 864.878.6326; blueridge.coop

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THE BEAUTIFUL CO. 100 Green Ave.; 864.501.2678; beautifulsalon.co

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FIREWATER PHOTOGRAPHY LLC 2431 N. Pleasantburg Dr., #3723; 864.561.7626; firewaterphotography.com

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CAROL PYFROM REALTY 403 Parker Ivey Dr.; 864.250.2112; carolpyfrom.com

KELLER WILLIAMS-VICTORIA COTTLE 403 Woods Lake Rd., Suite 100; 864.275.3953; bestgreenvillerealestate.com

THE SPA AT WEST END 714 S. Main St.; 864.242.8877; westendspa.co

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SAUNDERS OFFICE SUPPLY 611 N.E. Main St., Simpsonville; 864.967.2935; saundersos.com

BISHOP REAL ESTATE P.O. Box 6654, 864.608.3237; bishoprealtyteam.com

JEREMY RUSSELL & ASSOCIATES 600 Independence Blvd.; 864.679.0708; realestateofgreenvillesc.com

IVY SALON DOWNTOWN 19 S. Main St. (second location at 3728 Pelham Rd.); 864.370.1489; ivysalons.com

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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES C. DAN JOYNER, REALTORS 745 N. Pleasantburg Dr.; 864.242.6650; cdanjoyner.com

HEATHER STEMANN–WILSON ASSOCIATES 213 E. Broad St.; 864.640.8700; wilsonassociates.net/agent-detail/ Heather-Stemann/140266

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THE BACHTEL GROUP AT KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY 800 Regent Park Ct.; 864.399.7899; bachtelrealtygroup.com

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SMOAK PUBLIC RELATIONS LLC 105 N. Spring St., Suite 111; 864.235.8330; smoakpr.com

JOAN HERLONG & ASSOCIATES SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 1421 Augusta St.; 864.325.2112; augustaroad.com

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THE GREENVILLE NEWS 32 E. Broad St.; 864.298.4100; greenvilleonline.com

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COMMUNITY JOURNALS PUBLISHING GROUP 581 Perry Ave.; 864.679.1200; communityjournals.com

GREENVILLE MAIN POST OFFICE 600 W. Washington St.; 803.926.6354; usps.com

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BRANDFARMERS One Chick Springs Rd., Suite 217; 864.363.4094; brandfarmers.com

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BRAINS ON FIRE 1263 Pendleton St.; 864.676.9663; brainsonfire.com

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 200 W. Washington St.; 864.235.0496; firstpresgreenville.org

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BIGFOOT MEDIA 220 N. Main St., Suite 500; 864.214.5504; bluebigfoot.com

CHRIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL 10 N. Church St.; 864.271.8773; ccgsc.org

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ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 7 Shannon Dr.; 864.244.1820; aumcsc.org

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GREENVILLE COUNTY PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM 4806 Old Spartanburg Rd., Taylors; 864.288.6470; greenvillerec.com

PLACES OF WORSHIP

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GREENVILLE COUNTY 301 University Ridge, Suite 2400; 864.467.7105; greenvillecounty.org

REVELRY PHOTO HOUSE The Goat Farm Arts Center, 1200 Foster St. N.E., Studio LR1, Atlanta, GA; 404.969.2242; revelryphotohouse.com

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FISHEYE STUDIOS 802 Augusta St.; 864.331.4711; fisheyestudios.com

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BLUE RIDGE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. 734 W. Main St., Pickens; 864.878.6326; blueridge.coop

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THE BEAUTIFUL CO. 100 Green Ave.; 864.501.2678; beautifulsalon.co

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KELLER WILLIAMS-VICTORIA COTTLE 403 Woods Lake Rd., Suite 100; 864.275.3953; bestgreenvillerealestate.com

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BISHOP REAL ESTATE P.O. Box 6654, 864.608.3237; bishoprealtyteam.com

JEREMY RUSSELL & ASSOCIATES 600 Independence Blvd.; 864.679.0708; realestateofgreenvillesc.com

IVY SALON DOWNTOWN 19 S. Main St. (second location at 3728 Pelham Rd.); 864.370.1489; ivysalons.com

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SMOAK PUBLIC RELATIONS LLC 105 N. Spring St., Suite 111; 864.235.8330; smoakpr.com

JOAN HERLONG & ASSOCIATES SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 1421 Augusta St.; 864.325.2112; augustaroad.com

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THE GREENVILLE NEWS 32 E. Broad St.; 864.298.4100; greenvilleonline.com

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 200 W. Washington St.; 864.235.0496; firstpresgreenville.org

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CHRIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL 10 N. Church St.; 864.271.8773; ccgsc.org

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WISH YOU WERE HERE

BRIGHT LIGHTS

Beautiful City Forbes Magazine named downtown Greenville one of the “Top Ten Downtowns in America.” It’s no wonder: Day or night, from the luxurious to the thrifty, downtown is packed full of things you’ve never seen, places you’ve never been, foods you’ve never tried, and friendly people who can’t wait to share it with you!


YEAH, THAT’S IT NSEW

History: Hundreds of years ago, 29 distinct Native American tribes lived in South Carolina.

SOUTH INTERSTATE

385 SOUTHEAST

SE

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NW NORTHWEST

Off the beaten path: Kayak on serene Lake Robinson, northwest of Greer.

(TO ASHEVILLE) SC Hwy 25 to Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Hwy 11

We hate to see you go, but don’t blink on your way out of town. These roadside stops are just a few more reasons to love our city and to make plans to come back and see us again, soon!

FUEL UP: Farmhouse Tacos, 164 South Main Street, Travelers Rest. A quirky taqueria newly opened in 2017!

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NORTHEAST (TO CHARLOTTE) Interstate 85 North

PIT STOP: Table Rock State Park, 158 Ellison Lane, Pickens. Second Saturdays stop by for bluegrass “Music on the Mountain” from 2-6 p.m. PHOTO OP: Wildcat Falls in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, 5325 Geer Hwy, Cleveland. STUNNING!

FUEL UP: The Bleu Porch Kitchen and Market, 302 N Main St, Greer, is open M-F for lunch and coffee (try their homemade quiches, soups, and cakes!) PIT STOP: Gaffney Outlets, 1 Factory Shops Blvd, Gaffney: 40 minutes out of town. 75 designer outlet stores!

PHOTO OP: The Giant Peach, of course! Famous long before House of Cards, there’s nothing else NORTH quite like it! INTERSTATE

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FUEL UP: Stella’s Southern Bistro, 684 Fairview Road, Simpsonville (open TuesdaySaturday). Serving lunch and dinner, chef Jason Scholz studied under famed chef Frank Lee in Charleston. Now Scholz and his family serve up big city tastes in this quaint Greenville ‘burb. PIT STOP: Stop by the southernmost portion of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, which has four main access points in Fountain Inn, including at the Fountain Inn Activities Center, 610 Fairview Street. Check out the disc golf course here, too!

Honey: More than 3,000 beekeepers collect honey in S.C. Look for Sourwood honey, which is only found in the Foothills of the Upstate.

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YEAH, THAT’S IT NSEW

History: Hundreds of years ago, 29 distinct Native American tribes lived in South Carolina.

SOUTH INTERSTATE

385 SOUTHEAST

SE

(TO CHARLESTON) Interstate 385 South

U-TURN WORTHY

HWY

25

NW NORTHWEST

Off the beaten path: Kayak on serene Lake Robinson, northwest of Greer.

(TO ASHEVILLE) SC Hwy 25 to Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Hwy 11

We hate to see you go, but don’t blink on your way out of town. These roadside stops are just a few more reasons to love our city and to make plans to come back and see us again, soon!

FUEL UP: Farmhouse Tacos, 164 South Main Street, Travelers Rest. A quirky taqueria newly opened in 2017!

NE

NORTHEAST (TO CHARLOTTE) Interstate 85 North

PIT STOP: Table Rock State Park, 158 Ellison Lane, Pickens. Second Saturdays stop by for bluegrass “Music on the Mountain” from 2-6 p.m. PHOTO OP: Wildcat Falls in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, 5325 Geer Hwy, Cleveland. STUNNING!

FUEL UP: The Bleu Porch Kitchen and Market, 302 N Main St, Greer, is open M-F for lunch and coffee (try their homemade quiches, soups, and cakes!) PIT STOP: Gaffney Outlets, 1 Factory Shops Blvd, Gaffney: 40 minutes out of town. 75 designer outlet stores!

PHOTO OP: The Giant Peach, of course! Famous long before House of Cards, there’s nothing else NORTH quite like it! INTERSTATE

85

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FUEL UP: Stella’s Southern Bistro, 684 Fairview Road, Simpsonville (open TuesdaySaturday). Serving lunch and dinner, chef Jason Scholz studied under famed chef Frank Lee in Charleston. Now Scholz and his family serve up big city tastes in this quaint Greenville ‘burb. PIT STOP: Stop by the southernmost portion of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, which has four main access points in Fountain Inn, including at the Fountain Inn Activities Center, 610 Fairview Street. Check out the disc golf course here, too!

Honey: More than 3,000 beekeepers collect honey in S.C. Look for Sourwood honey, which is only found in the Foothills of the Upstate.

SW

DISCOVER YOUR ULTIMATE ADVENTURE AT THE ULTIMATE PLAYGROUND.

The Ultimate Driving Machine®

Put the BMW Performance Driving School on your bucket list. Our Upstate facility is the driving destination of your next vacation. We offer everything from fast-action Performance Drives to 1- and 2-Day Driving Schools, Teen Schools, Offsite Adventures, custom Corporate Events and more. Get plenty of high-powered seat time in a pulse-pounding M School or attend an Ultimate Mixer® —our signature half-day driving and entertaining event. Make your reservation today and check out the Upstate adventure that delivers a one-of-a-kind adrenaline fix.

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(TO ATLANTA) Interstate 85 South PIT STOP: C-L-E-MS-O-N! Sports buffs can visit Death Valley, home base for this National Championship football team while nature enthusiasts might prefer to swing by the 295acre South Carolina Botanical Garden, also on campus. PHOTO OP: Hartwell Dam and Lake Visitor Center, 5625 Anderson Hwy. 29, Hartwell, GA. A paved (and handicap accessible) walking trail goes along the edge of Hartwell Lake and leads to the top of Hartwell Dam. You’ll get a scenic view of the lake and the Savannah River. SOUTH

Visit bmwperformancecenter.com to view pricing, calendars and program descriptions for both our Upstate South Carolina and Palm Springs Area locations. Call 888-345-4BMW to purchase gift cards or make reservations.

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