Things to Do in Greenville
Come early and stay late!
Greenville and the surrounding area have many great locations to visit in addition to the ones we will visit during the conference. You could spend weeks discovering all that the Greenville area has to offer, but if you can’t stay that long, we recommend these top attractions.
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Greenville Area Attractions
A visit to Greenville is not complete without seeing the city’s iconic suspension bridge, which spans the Reedy River above Falls Park.
Walk or bike along the Reedy River through this landscaped, 32-acre park, located in the center of downtown Greenville.
Greenville’s award winning, tree-lined Main Street is a sight to see in its own right, but also for the shops, galleries and restaurants you’ll find here.
Museums on Heritage Green
Three blocks west of Main Street, Greenville’s cultural campus boasts four museums, the main library and a theater.
Greenville for Foodies
Greenville is garnering more and more attention for its food scene these days, so be sure to sample the cornucopia of tasty cuisines that abounds throughout the area.
Night on the Town
After dinner, treat yourself to an entertaining performance at The Peace Center, the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, or one of several local theaters.
Greenville Health System, Swamp Rabbit Trail
Walk or rent a bike and travel the terrific 17.5-mile path that traces the Reedy River between downtown Greenville and Travelers Rest.
Village of West Greenville
Encompassing the Pendleton Arts District, the Village of West Greenville is the up-and-coming go-to neighborhood for artists’ studios and galleries.
Kids and adults alike love this 14-acre zoo, home to Kiko, a giraffe born here in October 2012.
Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University
Tucked away on the BJU campus, the museum houses a remarkable collection of European Old Master paintings.
The visitor center at BMW’s manufacturing facility tells the story of this German automaker, complete with displays of some of the many vehicles the company has produced over the years.
Greenville History Tours
What better way to get to know Greenville than to take this tour—one of Greenville’s Signature Experiences—and walk or drive through the city’s historic neighborhoods?
Ready for more? Take a drive and do some hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, see a waterfall, visit a farmers’ market, and discover some of the region’s many historical treasures.
Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway
The 130 mi length of Highway 11 winds through mountains and farmland from Fair Play to Gaffney. There is much to discover along the way, including terrific views galore.
Caesars Head State Park
Part of the pristine Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, the park offers a number of hiking trails, notably a two-mile trail that leads to 420-foot-high Raven Cliff Falls.
Campbell’s Covered Bridge
A drive through northern Greenville County brings you to this 1909 covered bridge, the only one of its kind left in South Carolina.
This graceful, arched stone bridge, named for South Carolina statesman Joel Poinsett, has spanned Little Gap Creek for 194 years.
Visit a Local Farmers’ Market
Hosts of Upcountry farms provide fresh produce, meat and more for local residents and restaurants. Stop by one of the many area farmers’ markets and sample something fresh from the farm.