Greenville SC is Fun, Affordable Destination for Budget Travelers
Greenville South Carolina is all about the outdoors, which means it's a great choice for a destination when you're looking for free things to do. From free outdoor concerts and movies to some of America's most award-winning parks, Greenville has many things to explore without your having to spend a dime.
Local Expert Tip: "The trolley is a fun way for adults to explore downtown without having to find parking in the most congested areas. Park at an outer trolley stop and ride in."
Local Expert Tip: "The bridge and surrounding park are a fantastic place to spend any sunny afternoon. Bring a camera!"
Local Expert Tip: "The Swamp Rabbit Trail is great for cycling and there are many bike rental companies in Greenville, including one which brings the bikes to you."
Local Expert Tip: "Kids thrill to the sounds of the zoo critters, which can easily be heard from the nearby playground. Go early or late in the day and hear the monkeys howl. "
Local Expert Tip: "There's a big church parking lot just west of the field, on the opposite side of the street. But you can also see the show from north Augusta Street."
- Type: Parks
Local Expert Tip: "Less than 25 minutes from downtown, this beautiful park is filled with easy hiking trails, gorgeous waterfalls, picnic areas and enviable campsites. Even the Visitors Center is beautiful."
Local Expert Tip: "The mice were inspired by the book 'Goodnight, Moon.' "
- Type: Active, Family Friendly, Great Views, Outdoor Activities, Parks
- Neighborhood: North Pleasantburg
Local Expert Tip: "Take some to-go food or pack a picnic; the park has lots of nice picnic pavilions. "
Local Expert Tip: "Park in a downtown parking garage: they're very inexpensive and street parking can be tough to find. "
- Type: Active, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Outdoor Activities, Parks, Public Spaces
- Neighborhood: Downtown
Local Expert Tip: "The Swamp Rabbit Trail goes to this under-bridge park and there are lots of cool literary vignettes which will intrigue your child."
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