Self-Guided Walking Tours
Walks Off Main: Gateways to History
Just beyond the white-light district (but still in downtown) lies a treasure trove of discoveries. It's easy to fall in love with Greenville. Main Street will quickly cast its spell as you stroll along the wide, tree-shaded sidewalks lining both sides of the two-lane street. Storefront after storefront invites you in to discover what unique merchandise, services, artwork, or great food awaits inside. Though there's plenty to keep you occupied along the city's main artery, make no mistake— there are all kinds of surprises waiting just a short walk away.
Put on that FitBit, Garmin, or Apple Watch and explore some of the lesser-known gateways that will introduce you to even more of what this alluring city has to offer. ⌚🏙️
Prefer someone else to do the guiding? Try a walking or driving tour with local historian, John Nolan, who actually came up with the four walking tours above. Author of A Guide to Historic Greenville, South Carolina and American Palate's Lost Restaurants of Greenville, travel writers have featured Nolan's tours in publications ranging from the Boston Globe and the Chicago Tribune to the New York Post and National Geographic Traveler, among others.