City's Best Attractions Illustrate What Greenville is All About

With all of the wonderful attractions in Greenville, deciding how to spend your time, especially if you're short on it, might be difficult.  The Upstate has a rich history, with roots in the textile industry and now in the automotive sector.  You'll see this reflected in some of our great attractions, like Falls Park and BMW Zentrum.

We're also in a great location, with the foothills at our fingertips, making for several great opportunities to enjoy nature. With Paris Mountain practically on the doorstep of downtown and the Swamp Rabbit Trail running through it, there are many ways to get outdoors.

And when you consider the many fantastic breweries that call Greenville home, it's hard to imagine running out of things to see and do.  

In this list, we've gathered the attractions and activities that help define Greenville's character and illustrate what this city is all about.  You'll walk away with a better understanding of what locals mean when they say #yeahTHATgreenville.

North Pleasantburg
Paris Mountain State Park


Just a short drive from downtown, this 1,540-acre park offers a variety of hiking and biking trails, both easy and strenuous. Swimming and fishing is permitted at the tranquil Lake Placid, and camping and picnic areas help you to immerse...  Read More

Greenville Zoo
Photo courtesy of Libby McMillan


The Greenville Zoo, located within sprawling Cleveland Park, never fails to please. With hundreds of residents, there's an attraction for everyone, from farm animals to more exotic creatures. The habitats mimic each animal's natural environment,...  Read More



Make no mistake: Greenville is beer country, from its annual Craft Beer Festival to the ever-growing list of breweries located throughout the city. The Brewery Experience's tours to Greenville's breweries are offered twice weekly, including...  Read More



Fluor Field is the place to be during baseball season in Greenville. Located on the historic West End, there's nothing better than taking in a game while enjoying ice-cold beer. Home of the minor league Greenville Drive – a Boston Red Sox...  Read More



On the edge of downtown, you'll find the Children's Museum of the Upstate. Offering 80,000 square feet to explore and 19 interactive exhibits, this is a perfect respite for restless kids. Discover exhibits including a child-sized market,...  Read More

Swamp Rabbit Trail
Photo courtesy of Libby McMillan


Connecting the charming town of Travelers Rest to the city of Greenville, the Swamp Rabbit Trail is a great way to explore this area of the Upstate. Currently, the trail is over 20 miles long and is equipped for walkers, runners and bikers. In...  Read More



"Shoeless" Joe Jackson, a celebrated baseball player of the early 1900s and a Greenville native, gained renewed fame in the movie, Field of Dreams. And in 2006, the home where he lived and died was moved to a new spot, across from Fluor Field....  Read More

Furman University
Photo courtesy of Maggie Tyner


Founded in 1826, Furman University is a liberal arts college located among the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Classical red brick buildings, sparkling fountains and landscaping that changes with each season span the 750-acre...  Read More



A certain crescent-shaped building is destined to catch the eye of anyone driving down I-85 in between Greenville and Spartanburg. This 28,000-square-foot complex is the Zentrum, a museum celebrating the past, present and future of BMW. ...  Read More

Liberty Bridge & Falls Park on the Reedy
Photo courtesy of Libby McMillan


The Reedy River isn't huge, but it's a much-loved feature of Greenville residents, especially now that the park around it has been revamped. Beautiful landscaping, wide open green spaces and stone pathways offer plenty to explore. Not to...  Read More


Meet Maggie Tuten Tyner

Maggie wasn't born in Greenville, S.C., but she was certainly raised here, having called this her home for the last 20+ years.  She even graduated from local Furman University and went to work...  More About Maggie