Day Trippin’: Greenville

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Greenville is a great place to spend a day! Fire up the engines and head upstate! Located off I-85 and I-385

Greenville, SC

Downtown Greenville: Greenville’s largest and most popular retail, dining and entertainment destination. Catch a show at the Peace Center, which presents the best in Broadway shows, music and theatre events (most shows postponed until 2021 due to Covid-19). Next to the theatre is Falls Park on the Reedy where visitors can explore trails and gardens, beautiful waterfalls and public art throughout the park. The City’s Arts in Public Places walking tour is self-guided, and provides a map of the city, and photographs of the city’s artwork with detailed descriptions. Access map and art destination information on your mobile device or computer here. Greenville Glides Segway Tours let you roll around town and encounter everything from the excitement of the booming business district to the beauty of lush parks and greenways! Times Vary. Watch their COVID-19 safety video here! 864.214.0119 | 233 N. Main St. 864.214.0119

Magnolia Park: Greenville’s largest and most popular retail, dining and entertainment destination. Over 800,000 square feet with gems like Nordstrom Rack, Cabela’s, Dave & Buster’s and Regal Cinema. Restaurants and retailers include Yard House, Cheddar’s Casual Café, Grimaldi’s Pizza, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar and Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. 1025 Woodruff Rd.

Paris Mountain State Park Built during the Great Depression, this state park offers many outdoor activities to enjoy while taking in the captivating scenery! Bike, swim, hike, fish, rent canoes and kayaks, or bird watch at the park during your day adventure! Opens at 8am| 864.244.5565. 2401 State Park Road Greenville, SC 29609

Greenville Zoo: Iguanas, lions, and giraffes oh my! Located in Downtown Greenville, this fun-filled zoo is full of exotic wildlife waiting for you to explore! Rated as one of the top tourist attractions in SC! Open 9am – 5pm by online reservation! Face masks required. | 150 Cleveland Park Dr | 864.467.4300

Greenville Lunch: Smoky Dreams BBQ: Serving up Southern Hospitality, try the “melt in your mouth” Brisket, which pairs perfectly with creamy mac and cheese and smoked baked beans. For dessert, you’ll definitely want to give the homemade lemon pie a try!   2131 Woodruff Rd | 864.627.4227.

Greenville Lunch: Adams Bistro: Experience the flair and flavor of this delicious Greenville bistro! Top rated on TripAdvisor! From loaded Greek fries to sweet and spicy Tai popcorn shrimp, enjoy tasty appetizers, or take a heavenly bite into one of their pasta, seafood, melt, stir fry, or burger plates! Add a to-die-for dessert to your meal, and try one of the bistro’s cakes, cheesecakes, or pies! 221 Pelham Rd, Ste 100 | 864.370.8055

Soby’s Bacon Parmesan Croquettes drizzled with a Tabasco Cream Sauce

Greenville Dinner: Soby’s: Rated #1 of 772 restaurants by TripAdvisor. Pair a Fried Green Tomato with Pimento Cheese appetizer with popular dishes like Crab Cakes, Barbecue Shrimp & Grits and Pan Seared Snapper. Excellent wine choices. Open nightly at 5pm for dinner. Sunday brunch 10am-2pm | 207 S. Main St. | 864.232.7007


A Short Drive Away in Pickens, SC:

The Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center: One of the oldest gristmills still producing grain in SC, the historic Hagood Mill possesses the state’s last wooden waterwheel (20 feet tall & largest in the state!) Originally built circa 1825, its present location was created in 1845 and is part of the National Register of Historic Places. It features a traditional barn & family farm exhibit, visitors building & gift shop, two historic log cabins, blacksmith shop, cotton gin building, moonshine still and outdoor stage for musical events. Monthly festival offers demonstrations on milling, blacksmithing, cotton ginning, moonshining, spinning, weaving, bee-keeping, and more! 138 Hagood Mill Rd Pickens, SC 29671| 864.898.2936

The Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of SC: Onsite orientation lobby with exhibit based on Tommy Charles’ book about SC Rock Art, cases displaying local “portable petroglyphs” and a video about the site’s discovery and dig. Learn all about their 32 distinct petroglyphs with their narrated light show. Open 10am – 4pm Wed, Fri & Sat | 138 Hagood Mill Rd, Pickens | 864.898.5585