Get outside and enjoy Greenville...together! Here are my favorite places around our great county to share a romantic outdoor weekend with your sweetheart:
There's no better way to start a romantic outdoor weekend than by sharing dinner "alfresco" at Larkin's on the River. Enjoy the company and the night air on their patio as you dine on Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna or their Famous Filet Mignon...you can't go wrong with either! After your meal, take a stroll down beautiful Main Street. Insider's Tip: Park at the City of Greenville's River Place Garage, River Street Garage or Poinsett Garage for an easier walk to dinner.
Gas up the car and head north out of Greenville up Highway 276 to the quaint city of Travelers Rest, where you'll want to grab fresh croissants and a perfect cup of coffee to go from Upcountry Provisions Bakery and Bistro. Now you're ready to explore nature and take a morning hike together on one of the picturesque trails of Jones Gap State Park!
When you've finished your hike, take a short drive to Wildcat Branch Falls for some photographs, then make your way to Victoria Valley Vineyards- a little piece of Europe in the foothills of SC-for lunch, a tour and a little wine tasting. Insider's Tip: Victoria Valley Vineyards is open year-round and you don't need an appointment for many of their wine tastings!
End your Saturday of outdoor romance with a cozy dinner of steak or pork tenderloin at the unique culinary landmark, The Peddler Steakhouse.
Share a special brunch together at Soby's, then take another drive in the country to experience the "Bridges of Greenville County" with a visit to Campbell's Covered Bridge (the only remaining covered bridge in SC) and the Poinsett Bridge Heritage Preserve (believed to be the oldest surviving bridge in SC).
THAT Something Extra:
Up for a little high-tech treasure hunt?
Many of the State Parks in Greenville County, like Jones Gap and Caesar's Head, permitgeocaching. This fun outdoor activity allows visitors to use a GPS device or smartphone to locate hidden treasure containers, or "caches." Once you find a cache, you sign a logbook, see what treasures others have left before you, then leave a treasure of your own!
Who's up for some outdoor fun at Furman?
Did you know there are many ways to enjoy the outdoors at Furman University? Visitors can explore a Japanese garden, see a replica of Henry David Thoreau's cabin, take a walk or jog on one of the many trails, shoot a round of golf, or take in an outdoor concert!