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What to do while visiting?

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What to do while visiting?

My husband and I will be visiting Greenville in July for 3 days. He'll be stuck in conferences, but I'll be on my own during the day. We'll have a rental car, and we're staying downtown. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: What to do while visiting?

Hi stefnicole,

You will definitely enjoy yourself, and good for you that you are staying downtown. Downtown Greenville itself is a wonderful spot, with a cool, tree-lined Main Street lined with neat shops and great restaurants with outdoor dining. Adjacent to downtown is the Falls Park on the Reedy which is a great spot to relax and enjoy the 60 foot waterfall from a pedestrian bridge. Falls Park also is connected to the linear Cleveland Park which offers walking/jogging trails along the Reedy River. Greenville also has some neat museums, including the Upcountry History Museum, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and the Bob Jones Art Gallery.

On your other days, you may want to step outside of downtown. Lots of folks enjoy a tour of the BMW factory (about 15 minutes from downtown Greenville). If you're into nature and gardens, visit the grounds of Furman University, or take a hike in some of the state parks along the Blue Ridge Mountains just north of town. If you have more time, head west over to the Lake Hartwell area and explore the communities of Pendleton, Clemson, and Seneca, along with the campus of Clemson University.

The Upstate is a beautiful area, and Greenville is a wonderful, comfortable city. Enjoy your stay!

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beaufort-tiger! You always beat me to the punch and do a fabulous job, leaving little for me to add. Well done!

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Hi opinions!

Certainly not trying to steal your thunder... =) I just was on and happened to see the question. I used to live in the Upstate, and Greenville is one of my favorite places. I will see about nominating you as a Greenville Destination Expert.

Edited: 07 June 2010, 14:27
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Do you have any recommendations for a daytrip? Within a ~2 hour drive?

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Consider visiting Ashville NC and in particular, The Biltmore Estate. It's an easy 45-60 min drive from Greenville. You may want to pass through Hendersonville NC on the way. It has a small quaint downtown area with interesting shops and restaurants.

http://www.biltmore.com/

www.exploreasheville.com/

www.historichendersonville.org/

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A lovely drive up Highway 14 will take you to Landrum SC and just a bit farther is Tryon NC. Both towns have lovely restaurants and quaint shops. Nice downtown area for a leisurely stroll! Enjoy your visit!

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7. Re: What to do while visiting?

Lots of Greenville stuff to do listed here: http://lakehartwellinsider.com

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I was once in greenville while my husband was in conference, I drove about 2 1/2 hrs to bryson, nc...took a train ride thru the smoky mountains for 50 bucks....awesome!

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9. Re: What to do while visiting?

What would be the drive time from Greenville to Hilton Head?

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10. Re: What to do while visiting?

It's @ 200 miles.

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