Story Ideas

Just a little click-tripping through this website tells you that Greenville is full of great stories. We don’t mind sharing our secrets or letting you bounce a few story ideas off us. It’s our pleasure. We like watching you discover that Greenville for yourself. With that being said, if you're looking to write about Greenville—the City, the County, the people, the businesses, the events, the activities or just the wonderful lifestyle it provides—we can help! Please contact Taryn Scher of TK Public Relations at 864.469.7488 or email her at taryn@tkpublicrelations.com. 

We hope you’re inspired by some of our story ideas! After reading some of the suggestions below, if you are interested in hearing more about Greenville's thriving culinary scene, what’s unique to Greenville, cycling your way through Greenville, or even when the best time and place to view fall foliage is, please don’t hesitate to contact Taryn. She’ll be more than happy to assist!

EAT IN GREENVILLE

Greenville, South Carolina is not your typical Southern town. Home to the international headquarters of BMW and Michelin, the city is not only a melting pot of people, but also of flavors. With culinary influences from all over the world, this Southeastern gem of a town has become a foodie destination. The perfect blend of creations—everything from falafel to Weisswurst, monkfish liver to Mediterranean tapas—fill the city and good ‘ole Southern cooking with a pinch of tradition and a dash of manners to showcase Southern hospitality at its finest in Greenville's many kitchens.

THE ONLY PLACE IN THE COUNTRY

For the Ultimate Driving Experience, there's only one place in the country you can go. At the BMW Performance Center in Greenville, you can drive BMWs the way they were meant to be driven—90mph on a wet/dry track, slalom race course and more. You’ll find it’s the most exhilarating way to spend an afternoon.

FREE FUN FOR ALL

Gas prices got you down?  Greenville’s got you covered. Start out by giving yourself a history lesson thanks to Mice on Main, a self-guided scavenger hunt for nine bronze mice along a short stretch of Main Street between the Hyatt Regency and Westin Poinsett hotels. Next, head to the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library, located in the house in which Jackson lived and died. The museum displays artifacts, photographs, films, books and other items of interest associated with his life.

Hop on the free trolley to ride back towards the north end of Main Street to catch the live outdoor music of Downtown Alive on Thursdays or Main Street Fridays (on Fridays), held at NOMA Square from mid-March through September. These weekly traditions provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy downtown Greenville on our award-winning Main Street. And while you're at it, take a leisurely stroll through Falls Park on the Reedy and stop to pose for a photo on the iconic Liberty Bridge, the 345-foot suspension bridge that provides the perfect backdrop for viewing Reedy River Falls. 

SEE THE CITY ON TWO WHEELS

Also known as Bikeville, Greenville has become a hub for avid cyclers. One of the most popular trails in the area is the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 21-mile multi-use trail that runs along the Reedy River connecting Travelers Rest with the city of Greenville. A favorite along the trail is the Cafe @ Williams Hardware, which offers folks a place to stop in off the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, visit with friends, have a bite to eat and enjoy an old-fashioned sense of community. For those in search of a shorter journey, Lake Conestee Nature Park has miles of paved and natural trails.

For women, Pedal Chic is the only women-specific cycling and athletic boutique in the Southeast, offering an unparalleled selection of apparel for the female athlete (i.e. designer duds for cycling gals). And if you don't have your own bike, not to worry: Reedy Rides has you covered. Who knows…you might even run into former cycling champion George Hincapie, who is proud to call Greenville home. In fact, he owns a Tuscany-inspired inn that caters to the bike enthusiast or those whom are just seeking out luxury and relaxation. 

TAKE THE SCENIC ROUTE

As you travel along Highway 11 just outside of downtown Greenville, don’t blink—you might miss something spectacular. Lined with trails, waterfalls and hidden natural landscape treasures, this stretch of highway is simply spectacular. Don't miss Campbell's Covered Bridge—South Carolina's only remaining covered bridge—and the oldest bridge in South Carolina, the Poinsett Bridge. Keep an eye out for the cardboard sign on the side of the road pointing to Burley Bill's BBQ. This is a BBQ lover's dream. Be sure to stop by the boiled peanuts stand on the side of the road for a tasty treat. End your day with a visit to Victoria Valley Vineyards, where you can sit in the French "chateau" styled tasting room, which overlooks its forty-seven acres, all the while sipping on your choice of their homegrown European Vinifera wines. Too tired to head back into town?  Rest your head at the stunningly picturesque Red Horse Inn in nearby Landrum.

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