Greenville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, an area known as the Upstate of South Carolina.  Greenville is home to a bustling Downtown and the West End.  Within an hour visitors of Greenville can be in a number of state parks and lakes basking in the natural beauty of the Upstate with camping, hiking, fishing and watersports.  Greenville is also home to a number of colleges, golf courses, museums, and performance halls.  All of these things make Greenville a wonderful weekend trip or excursion on your next road trip.

 Downtown:

        Greenville hosts a number of annual events which include: Fall for Greenville (Fall), Reedy River Run (Spring), and Red White & Blue (Summer) among others.  From April to October Downtown hosts weekly concerts like the Friday Night Jazz, or Downtown Alive.  Greenville also has a number of venues that play host to everything from sports to the fine arts.  These venues include: the Bi-Lo Center which hosts a ECHL hockey team, bands like Bon Jovi and Nine Inch Nails, and Freestyle Motocross; the Peace Center for a night of the symphony, ballet or Broadway; and countless other bars and nightclubs that feature local and regional acts.  Along Main Street you will find exceptional restaurants from casual to fine dining and also a number of night spots (close @ 2am).  One should not miss the new Reedy River Falls park and its intriguing foot bridge.  It is even possible to take your kayak or canoe with you for the slalom course located only a few steps from the Peace Center in the heart of downtown.

Surrounding Area: (Within a 1 hour drive)

  • Over a dozen lakes:  Keowee, Jocassee and Hartwell are the most popular because of fishing, camping and watersports
  • Over 50 waterfalls:  Issaqueena {200 ft}, Raven Cliff {420 ft} and Whitewater Falls {700 ft}
  • State Parks:  Keowee Toxaway, Table Rock, Jones Gap and Caesars Head
  • Golf! Golf! Golf!  Over a hundred courses
  • Revolutionary and Civil War sites:  Cowpens Battelfield, Kings Mountain Military Park, John C. Calhoun House