Business is booming in Greenville, and the shopping scene's no exception. The city's two primary shopping destinations - Woodruff Road and Haywood Mall - feature numerous national retailers - you'll find everything from Total Wine, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods to REI, Barnes & Noble and an Apple store. For a more unique shopping experience, however, stick closer to downtown, and explore the locally-owned finds along Main Street, Augusta Road, and Stone Ave. Pedestrian-friendly downtown Greenville and the historic West End (where Main meets Augusta) offer galleries, boutiques and specialty shops. During Saturday mornings in summer and fall, Main Street also sees a weekly farmers market. Dozens of other galleries and art studios are located in the Far West End, just a mile from downtown (try to attend a First Friday event there).
Elizabeth C. Baxley is a Travel Editor for 10Best, Inc. Her favorite travel experiences have involved studying theater in London and exploring the streets of Salzburg, Munich and Vienna. She served as a contributor to the 10Best Travel Guides for Dallas and Washington, D.C., and her writings have also appeared in Upstate Parent.