Greenville and the Upstate

If you are not familiar with Greenville, South Carolina, you are in for a surprise. Greenville is one of the hidden gems of the Southeast United States. A friendly, mid-sized community, Greenville is situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a short drive to Atlanta or Charlotte, the beach or mountain lakes. Combining the close-knit feel of a small town with the sophistication and resources of a big city, Greenville has something for everyone. Its central location, mild climate, and abundant recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities offer a stellar quality of life.

What follows is a list of activities in the city and surrounding areas. Basically, we are an hour or less from beautiful lakes and mountains, 2-2.5 hours from Charlotte and Atlanta, and 3-3.5 hours from Charleston. Our residents definitely find time to explore the region and take full advantage of all this area has to offer.

Reedy River

Things to do in Greenville:

Bi-Lo Center

Roger Peace Center for the Performing Arts

Main St and Downtown

Falls Park on the Reedy

Fluor Field – Greenville Drive Baseball

Greenville Children’s Museum

Greenville Zoo

Carolina Ballet Theatre

Greenville Symphony

Chimney Rock

The Mountains and Lakes (60 miles or less: one hour)

Asheville, NC: Biltmore Estate

Hendersonville and Flat Rock, NC

Chimney Rock, NC

Lake Lure, NC

Lake Hartwell, SC

Lake Keowee



The Big Cities (150 miles or less: 2-2.5 hours)

Atlanta, GA

Charlotte, NC

Columbia, SC


The Beaches (250 Miles or less: 3-4 hours)

Charleston, SC

Hilton Head Island, SC

Myrtle Beach, SC