Previously known as a textile community, Greenville has become a rising powerhouse with many international companies like BMW, Boeing and others setting up in the city. Despite being a rapidly growing state, it remains a vibrant vacation destination with many attractions for those looking for a weekend getaway.
However, with beautiful natural attractions, arts and culture destinations, and a wide range of restaurants and shopping options, any traveler is bound to be spoilt for choice. To get you started, here are our top picks for exploring the beautiful city of Greenville, SC.
Regardless of whether you are coming in Spring or Autumn, Falls Park is an attraction that you must visit when coming to Greenville, SC. Covering over 32 acres of land, Falls Park is an oasis situated right in the middle of downtown Greenville. Not only is it home to numerous senior-friendly nature trails and gardens, there is even a beautiful waterfall! One of the key features of Falls Park is the Liberty pedestrian bridge that stretches 355 foot around the waterfall. If you are looking for an unobstructed photo opportunity of the waterfall, this is definitely the path to take!
Have a Meal with A View!
In Greenville, even dining is a unique experience. Greenville is well known for its food scene, and has been widely regarded as one of the best cities for food in the South. You can explore a wide range of different cuisines ranging from the good old Southern style BBQ and biscuits to Japanese, Indian, Greek, and even Italian food. We recommend opting for al fresco dining to fully appreciate the natural landscape during the spring and fall seasons. For example, there is a French bistro with a beautiful patio that is perfect for that brunch date out. There are also many coffeehouses and gelato stores where you can easily grab something to-go on your walk around the falls.
There are many different museums, theater, and art attractions located all around the city. There’s definitely something for everyone! Even if you’d prefer to just sit and chill, there are other attractions like Up on the Roof and Joe’s Place where you can get a relaxing drink while enjoying the company of friends or just enjoying the overall ambience.
Shop till You Drop!
If you enjoy having a good shopping trip with your girlfriends, Greenville’s Main Street is must feature on your trip itinerary! With over a hundred boutique shops, you can get unique steals that are cannot be commonly found in the more mainstream retailers. One of our favorite picks is Mast General Store. This is a one-stop shop for anyone who wants regional and South Carolina knick knacks, nostalgic games and toys, and even a traditional candy bar! They also sell a wide variety of different apparel items and outdoor gear. If you are looking to get souvenirs or gifts, this is undeniably the best place for unique novelty items.
Make The Most Of Your Golden Years In Greenville, SC
This list is just the tip of the iceberg for amazing things to do in Greenville, make the most of it by settling down in this amazing city! Our retirement community is one of the best in the area, offering active independent living for individuals who no longer want to be bogged down by housekeeping and household maintenance.