15 Reasons Why You Should Visit "America's Friendliest City" As Soon As Possible
You may have heard that Condé Nast Traveler named Greenville, South Carolina the “#1 Friendliest City in the U.S.” That’s big news in our Southern city (that we like to consider full of Southern hospitality), but it’s even bigger news for people looking to visit new and exciting places. No matter what kind of adventures you’re looking for, you’ll find them here. And we promise plenty of smiling faces and beautiful places along the way.
So, what are you waiting for? Because we’ve got a LOT waiting for you. Here are 15 reasons why you shouldn’t wait any longer to make your plans to visit Greenville, South Carolina.
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4. Say, "Bottoms Up!" at our 20+ Breweries!
By the pint or the pitcher, we know our beer. In fact, we’re 7th in the nation for the most craft beer breweries (per capita). Come and explore some of Greenville’s oldest breweries and discover which ones are new on the scene. Go ahead and map out the perfect beer tour on your own or blaze your own Beer Trail with a Certified Cicerone® from The Brewery Experience. “Hop” to it and get ready for an unbeerlievable experience! 🍺
5. Check out our coolest hidden-gem attractions!
When you come to Greenville, it’s tempting to stay on the beaten path and enjoy our crown jewel attractions—but there’s way more to Greenville than that! Take a chance on a new adventure—from zooming around a racetrack or heading into the trees—or seek out a favorite local hangout at which you can just chill and relax. Whatever you’re looking for, be it historical attractions or the best things to do with kids in tow, we’ve got it! 💎
6. Bring your four-legged best friend.
It’s a fact: Greenville, SC loves dogs. LOVES them! So much so, that you’re likely to be able to have an entire vacation centered around your furry Fido! From breweries to gathering spaces, or even hanging out on the trail or the lake, make plans for your pup and enjoy the ride—you’ll both be glad you did. 🐶
10. Buy uniquely-Greenville souvenirs.
Ready for some serious retail therapy? With 700+ shops throughout Greenville County, you’ll discover a mad cache of upscale boutiques, name-brand stores, quaint gift shops, and more—plenty to satisfy that shopping itch. And when it’s finally time to pack up and head home, leave a little extra room in that suitcase for your favorite #yeahTHATgreenville souvenirs. 🧳
11. Explore nature one trail at a time.
Greenville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a Southern segment of the Appalachian Mountain range. Hidden among those hills are miles upon miles of beautiful and well-maintained trails just waiting to be hiked and biked. It’s easy to get started at one of our State Parks—Paris Mountain, Jones Gap, or Caesars Head, where you’ll quickly find the best path for you! 🥾
12. Enjoy Greenville's Signature Experiences.
This curated collection of tours, adventures, and experiences are designed to provide an up-close look at some of the distinctive and engaging aspects of the area. From walking and driving tours to culinary adventures to hiking and paddling expeditions and more—all led by local experts who bring personal passion, topical expertise, and intimate knowledge of the “stories behind the story.” 📖
An impressive list, we must admit, but it’s just a glimpse of everything that’s waiting for you in Greenville, SC. There’s so much to see and do here—so many experiences and adventures awaiting your discovery. We can’t wait to show you around and show you why this Greenville really is THAT Greenville!