Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is Greenville, South Carolina, a bustling little town with a big city feel. Greenville blends traditional Southern charm with contemporary cool. Main Street is the beating heart of Greenville, packed into 15 blocks. The completely walkable downtown is rich with locally-owned restaurants, boutiques and hotels. Greenville is the perfect weekend getaway for Franklin locals looking for a fun-filled couple of days. Try the new, direct flight from Nashville to Greenville on Contour Airlines instead of making the six-hour drive. VisitGreenvilleSC.com
Things to Do
Main Street shopping Main Street is adorned with lots of small boutique shops. Check out Mast General Store for their penny candy barrels, Poppington's Popcorn with over 75 flavors or M. Judson Booksellers for a unique, whimsy book and gift shopping experience.
Falls Park on the Reedy Spend some time in this nationally-acclaimed green space with the spectacular Liberty Bridge, a 345-foot curved bridge held in the air by a single suspension cable.
Greenville BBQ tour Greenville's BBQ scene has been attracting more national attention and was most notably ranked a top 10 BBQ city in America by Yahoo.com. This tour takes you outside of the city center to the places locals know and love. Make sure you go hungry!
Bike riding Rent a bike at Reedy Rides and hop on the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail, a 22-mile multi-use trail that more than 750,000 locals and visitors ride each year.
Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum You don't have to be a baseball fan to enjoy the artifacts, photographs, films and books on display at the very house in which Jackson lived and died.
Candle-making experience - Make your own soy candle creation by selecting your scent, color and candle name. Master Chandlers guide you through the experience.
Explore the Exploding Culinary Scene
Passerelle Bistro A French-inspired bistro with Southern influences. Unmatched views of Falls Park on the Reedy.
The Cook's Station Whether you're a talented home cook wanting to try the latest and greatest kitchen gadgets and cookware or one that loves sharing a nice meal with friends, The Cook's Station offers it all. Sign up for the 5-course Oregon & Washington State Wine Dinner with executive chef Craig Kuhns. Pure bliss.
Pomegranate on Main Authentic Persian cuisine. Salads and wraps adorn the menu. Their "Persian breakfast" is great starter. Whatever your choice, make sure to order the pomegranate ice cream to wrap up your meal.
Soby's New South Cuisine Contemporary cuisine infused with traditional Southern ingredients. Enjoy the garlic cheddar biscuits, order the baked brie and apples to start and finish with the white chocolate banana cream pie. Heavenly.
Jianna With a great view overlooking beautiful Falls Park, Jianna features a modern-Italian, innovative and inviting menu, artisanal spirts, and wines that embrace the flavors of Italy.
Stella's Brasserie Stella's offers local and regionally sourced cuisine and specialty beverages with a French European flair and Southern twist.
CAMP Modern American Restaurant One of the most buzzed about restaurants in Greenville. Elegant yet whimsical dishes that deliver an unparalleled dining experience.
One of the newest hotels to the downtown landscape is AC Hotel by Marriott. Centrally located in the middle of Main Street, with great views of the area. Throughout the hotel, you can immerse yourself in the rich history of the upstate. A hip, bustling crowd keeps Paloma, the restaurant/bar abuzz.