Greenville is a city that's widely regarded as a great place to raise a family. It's also a great place to take the family on vacation, with an incredible range of activities that everyone can enjoy.
Hit a home run with the kids by taking them to this Piedmont waterpark for a spin down the giant bowl slide, some exercise in the lap pool, and a run through the fountains at the baseball-themed splash pad. May 28–Sept. 5 $6–$7/swimmer; $3 nonswimmer. More
Splash it up at this watery wonderland in Simpsonville, where you can plunge down several waterslides, ride a boogie board down the park’s Flowrider surfing simulator, or just enjoy a float in an inner tube along a lazy river. Open season: May 28–Sept. 5 $8–$12/swimmer; $4/nonswimmer. 417 Baldwin Rd., Southside Park, Simpsonville More
South Carolina's only enclosed public 50-meter pool. Open year-round. Recreational swims, instructional classes, swim team. Operated by the Greenville County Recreation District.
NOTE: The Cleveland Park to Falls Park section will be closed September 6th, 2016 to January 15th, 2017. The boardwalk will be open until mid-October, then close mid-October until January. Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 21-mile multi-use trail system that runs along the Reedy River connecting Greenville County with schools, pa More
Little “tadpoles” love this Northside waterpark, which caters to the smaller set with a shallow entry pool, a tame Tadpole slide, and the Splashpad for fountains of fun. For bigger kids, two body slides twist and turn into the pool. May 28–Sept. 5 $8–$11/swimmer; $4/nonswimmer 101 W. Darby Rd. 864-834-4108 greenvillerec.com/welcom More
The Children's Museum of the Upstate sparks a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play. Conveniently located in downtown Greenville on the cultural campus of Heritage Green, TCMU is the nation's 7th largest children's museum and holds a coveted spot in the Smithsonian Affiliations program. Visitors experience the arts, humanities, More
Conestee Park is for baseball and nature trails! The covered pavilion is one of Greenville Rec’s premier event facilities, with a seating capacity for 200, restrooms, electrical power, 2 grills, and ample parking. A large playground and open green space are adjacent to the pavilion and the entrance to Lake Conestee Nature Park is just 100 yards aw More
A mini replica of Boston's Fenway Park, the host field of the Greenville Drive (Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox) features a 30-foot-high "Green Monster," seats for more than 5,000 fans, and a hand-operated score-board. The farthest seat is only 15 rows away from the field! More
The GCMA is home to a nationally acclaimed collection of American art, including major holdings by two of the nation’s greatest artists, Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns. Andrew Wyeth: The Greenville Collection is now the largest and most complete collection of Wyeth watercolors owned by any public museum in the world. The GCMA owns an extensive colle More
Wildlife from around the world displayed in open-air exhibits. The Greenville Zoo is open Monday - Sunday from 10:00am - 4:15pm (tickets sales end at 4:15pm and the gates close at 5:00pm) October - February and from 9:00am - 4:15pm (ticket sales end at 4:15pm and the gates close at 5:00pm) March - September. The zoo is closed Thanksgiving Day, Chri More
Hagood Mill is open Wed-Sat 10a-4p. and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Monthly “corn grinding” days have become mini-festivals of traditional arts and music, where demonstrators share their skills in milling, blacksmithing, cotton ginning, spinning, weaving, bee-keeping, quilting, woodcarving, and open hearth cooking. Check out www More
This beautiful park, located at 126 Beverly Rd., Greenville, SC, offers panoramic views of the downtown Greenville skyline and nearby Paris Mountain. The two multi-purpose athletic fields make this park a great location for most every sport. The playground is very popular among the youngsters, and the shelter is great for parties because it has a g More
A UNIQUE WAY TO EXPLORE DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA! Find the "Mice on Main" - Click on the Website link above to print a list of "hints" to find all 9 Mice on Main! Based on the popular children's book Goodnight Moon, a bronzed sculpture of the book and one mouse are mounted on the fountain in front of the Hyatt Regency hotel and More
The science center contains a large planetarium and the 7th largest telescope in the nation. Walk the Nature Trails, enjoy the Arboretum, linger in the Butterfly Garden free Mon-Fri. Enjoy Friday’s Starry Nights planetarium show, $5, or Saturday family “edutainment” events with science & living historic farm, $6. Call for programs & hours. PLEA More
The museum is located at 356 Field Street, across from Fluor Field in downtown Greenville. Hours: Saturdays 10:00am - 2:00pm. Private tours are available. Email request to email@example.com or call 864-235-6280. Free parking and admission. Gift shop. Non-profit, contributions to maintain the museum are gratefully accepted. The S More
Take a walk through three centuries of Upcountry South Carolina history and experience the stories of people who shaped this region through state-of-the art interactive multi-media exhibits and dynamic programming for all ages. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm. Closed on major holidays. Admission: $6 adults, $5 students/seniors, $4 ch More
With six locations in the area, The YMCA of Greenville provides wellness facilities, childcare, and youth programs like sports (soccer, basketball, aquatics), as well as a summer resident camp at Y Camp Greenville. The YMCA's classes, including Lifeguard certification, offer something for every member of the family. More
The Greenville County Library System offers unique opportunities to explore your world with 11 locations that include meeting facilities, print materials, CDs, DVDs, free wireless access, public computers, online resources and quality programs for all ages. The Hughes Main Library on Heritage Green also houses historical and genealogical materials.
The Greenville Drive plays at Fluor Field in Greenville's West End. A mini replica of Boston's Fenway Park, the host field of the Greenville Drive (Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox) features a 30-foot-high "Green Monster," seats for more than 5,000 fans, and a hand-operated score-board. The farthest seat is only 13 rows away from the field!
Here you will find the Senior Center and Log Cabin Gift Shop, lighted tennis courts, picnic shelter and bandstand/shelter, playground, and miniature golf.
Watch aircraft take off and land while enjoying this free park with an educational amphitheater, exercise "Perimeter Taxiway", walking "Runways", aviation themed playground, a swing set, a Bi-plane "Climber", a picnic hangar and a Cessna 310 display. A 15-foot cross section of a Boeing 737 fuselage will be a handicapped accessible park entrance.