Greenville, South Carolina is nestled up right against the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and it’s absolutely beautiful! It’s a thriving city vibe with one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques, art galleries, museums, outdoor activities, and more. If you’re considering where to take your next assignment, make sure you add Greenville to your short list!
Here are some of the top things our travelers have said you can’t miss during your visit
- Roper Mountain Science Center: The Roper Mountain Science Center is an amazing experience for both adults and kids. They host Friday Starry Nights in their 360 degree, fully immersive planetarium dome with 4K projection, state-of-the-art lighting, and dynamic surround sound. Or, 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 in one place! If you’re in the holiday spirit, pick a day to see the Holiday Laser Shows in the Planetarium leading all the way up until Christmas.
- The Peace Center: The Peace Center hosts some amazing events and performances year-round. Hamilton is in town RIGHT NOW. You can see a Broadway show, attend a writing workshop, or rock out to your favorite band all in the same place. Check the 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 with programs for people of all ages. If you’re traveling with little ones, visit the Kids Korner to find some really exciting activities geared towards small people.
Hungry? Where to eat in Greenville, SC
The Pita House serves authentic Middle Eastern food & even has a selection of groceries. 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. Keep in mind, it’s cash only!
“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.” ~Colleen S.
“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.” ~Rhonda R.
“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.This is a must visit place if you’re in that area!” ~Fahad V.
These are like something out of a dream! FunnelDelicious makes the absolute best funnel cakes you’ll ever have. 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!” ~Anonymous User
“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!” ~James E.
“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.” ~Steven H.
What other travelers are saying about Greenville, SC
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.”