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looking for nice hotel in downtown shopping, dining area

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looking for nice hotel in downtown shopping, dining area

i am planning a trip for my wife's birthday. we are a younger couple who enjoy the nicer but not too pricey hotels with nice pools. looking for suggestions in the downtown part of greenville, or just near a touristic shopping dining area. hotel must have pool. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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1. Re: looking for nice hotel in downtown shopping, dining area

You are absolutely on the right path with staying downtown. Check out the Hyatt. Of the downtown hotels, it is one of the few with both great location and a pool. Weekend rates are around $120/nt with deals to be found.

The Hyatt is on Main Street with great bars, bistros, galleries and boutiques right out your door. Once you park your car, you will not need it again until you leave. Greenville is equally fun during the day or night. This is a perfect birthday getaway. Dining options are certainly broad and happily, the nightlife scene has really grown. The Blu Martini, a funky little late night-club is immediately across the street. This as well as 221 North (also just across the street) are fun for drinks, dancing and people watching. A Dixie's Tavern is around the corner for a more rowdy set. If you like jazz, also across the street is the Jazz Cavern. Additionally, Friday Night Jazz takes place on the Hyatt Plaza with the first block of Main being blocked off for the weekly early evening event (beer, wine, casual).

The Westin and new(ish) Hampton Inn Riverplace are further down Main St. but do not offer pools.

Have an awesome time!

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2. Re: looking for nice hotel in downtown shopping, dining area

thanks for your insight. just a bit more, how is the pool? indoor/outdoor? and besides all the great hangout clubs, what else would you recommend for us to do while there?

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3. Re: looking for nice hotel in downtown shopping, dining area

The pool is outdoor (3rd floor) and I believe went through a major renovation last year.

Bring comfortable shoes and walk Main Street to the Reedy River. Falls Park is a unique in-town park on the river, developed around the featured pedestrian suspension bridge. The river at this point is a combination of flat wading areas and a series of cascades over boulders. Great photo op and certainly a neat way to cool your feet. No trip down to Falls Park would be complete without ducking into Spill The Beans Coffee and Ice Cream (610 S. Main St). They have a very unique approach to ice cream...if you are not afraid of calories, stop in, grab a plush lounge chair and cool off.

To entertain yourself along the walk, hunt for the Mice on Main. Bronze mice are hidden along Main St for your pedestrian hunting. Check out clues:

www.greatergreenville.com/visitors/mice.asp

For a great, current listing of all activities in Greenville (including free acoustic music downtown, upcoming theatre events...Greenville has several venues downtown, and so much more), visit:

greatergreenville.com/visitors/things_do_see…

If you are a baseball fan with a sense of nostalgia, the Greenville Drive minor league team plays at a new stadium downtown, on the West End (trolley is easiest and most fun way to get there). The stadium is a mini version of Fenway (complete with the big, green monster). I am lukewarm to baseball but LOVE going to games here. It is a sublime experience.

Greenville Art Museum is a little over a block from the Hyatt. It is small but puts on some rather considered shows.

If you have any specific interests for activities or dining, don't hesitate to post back.

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