Greenville, South Carolina is nestled up right against the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and it’s a beautiful city!
There’s a thriving city vibe with one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques, art galleries, museums, outdoor activities, and more. We did a little research and found a few unique experiences we think you should add to your to-do list.
- Roper Mountain Science Center: The Roper Mountain Science Center is a pretty amazing experience for both adults and kids. They host Friday Starry Nights in their 360 degrees, fully immersive planetarium dome with 4K projection, state-of-the-art lighting, and dynamic surround sound. You can also go on an adventure through their Butterfly Garden. There are a ton of different types of butterflies and it’s amazing to see them all together here! Or if you’re in the holiday spirit, pick a day to see the Holiday Laser Shows in the Planetarium. There’s a ton leading all the way until Christmas.
- The Peace Center: The Peace Center hosts some amazing events year-round. Hamilton is in town RIGHT NOW. You can see a Broadway show, attend a writing workshop, or see your favorite band all in the same place. Take a look at the different events happening while you’re in town.
- The Greenville Zoo: Go visit the animals at The Greenville Zoo while you’re in town. The 14-acre lot is packed full of exotic animals and experiences you won’t forget. It’s open almost all year round. They have great programs for people of all ages. If you’re traveling with little ones, visit the Kids Korner to find some really exciting activities for the little ones.
Where to eat in Greenville, South Carolina: The Pita House
The Pita House serves authentic Middle Eastern food & even has groceries. Keep in mind, it’s cash only! They bake fresh homemade pita bread daily and sell their food by the pound! It’s definitely one of those local places you have to visit before you leave. They have some big fans too!
“Phenomenal place! Family owned, delicious, homemade food. The owners treat you like family. The Turkish coffee with cardamom is the BEST! And I am not a coffee drinker. Looking forward to returning soon.”
“This is my go-to place when I don’t want to cook. Mediterranean style pita sandwiches and Gyros. Greek fries…my Granddaughter loves. Fast service and a rewards program that gives you free food. Cute place; friendly staff.”
“I’ve been here a couple of times and the food is absolutely amazing! I’ve ordered the platters on both occasions and it comes with hummus, pita, the meat, and salad. The staff is super friendly and will help you in your selection if you’re confused about what to order. There’s a nice little grocery and small items space attached to the restaurant. When I visited, they only took cash and I wish they’d start taking cards. But this is a must visit place if you’re in that area!”
Where to get dessert in Greenville, South Carolina: FunnelDelicious
They look like something out of a dream, but FunnelDelicious makes the absolute best Funnel Cakes in town. You do not want to miss out on trying their unique mixtures. It’s pretty much a deep-fried paradise. If you’re looking for some dinner before you dive into dessert, they also have deep-fried hot dogs, bratwurst, and some other delicious bites.
“This place is absolutely amazing! As soon as I walked in, I could feel the happiness around the place. Funnel Cakes here are delicious, always have, and I think that they always will! I remember going here when I was younger, and absolutely enjoying the atmosphere, and I can see why! Keep up the great work!”
“Decided to stop by a week ago while I was in town from Atlanta. The place itself was a little easy to miss but the funnel cake was delicious! Prices were decent and customer service was absolutely amazing. Definitely a new “go-to” whenever I’m in town!”
“This place is sweet! They have a variety of fried things and the ones I have tried have been very good, no complaints here. If you’re in the mood for some fried deliciousness then this is the place for you! Would recommend and come again.”
What did real travel nurses think:
If you’re still not convinced, we asked some of our travelers that have been to the area, what they thought. Here’s what they shared with us:
“Greenville, SC is pretty great. It doesn’t get too cold and it’s a beautiful location. There is plenty to do & the facility was very welcoming. Great place to kick off a traveling career. Would definitely go back.”
“I love the city/suburb/rural feel of Greenville. There’s a mixture of everything here. It’s got enough to do like the city, a suburb feel, with rural kindness. I loved it.”