Greenville, SC Area Information
Located in the northwest region of South Carolina, Greenville offers many unique attractions. Great museums, we have it; great music scene, live events, and festivals –check; beautiful parks, outdoor activities, family-friendly destinations – many.
Greater Greenville, commonly referred to as the Upstate, includes the cities of Greenville, Greer, Simpsonville, Taylors, Travelers Rest, Fountain Inn, Mauldin, as well as Anderson, Pickens, and Spartanburg counties.
Downtown Greenville is full of exciting things to do and see. From restaurants, nightlife, theater and museums, there’s just always something to do here. Downtown Greenville is the Upstate’s most popular destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. And it’s living up to its name because it has received recognition and award from various national publications over the years
Greenville SC’s downtown is the perfect place to soak up the excitement because day and night, the city center buzzes with energy and opportunities. Downtown Greenville offers wide sidewalks, street side dining, outdoor plazas, pedestrian-friendly atmosphere, lush tree-lined Main Street, gorgeous Falls Park where you can see the award-winning Liberty Bridge, and more.
Here you will find locals, downtown Greenville residents, and visitors among a multitude of restaurants, shops, performance venues, museums, and galleries.
Travelers Rest is a rapidly growing, scenic community located in Greenville County, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the Southeast. The area is traversed by two U.S. highways that are major routes for travelers from the Upstate of South Carolina to the mountain communities of North Carolina. Because of its current growth and great location, Travelers Rest’s business climate is perfect for small businesses and major retailers alike.
To preserve the small town charm of this community while accommodating the growth, city leaders embarked on an ambitious downtown revitalization project that has promoted redevelopment. The plan included relocation of utilities, installation of decorative street lighting and trees, public parking, development of a hiking/biking trail linking to Furman University and downtown Greenville, and pedestrian enhancements to encourage visitors to stop and stroll. Travelers Rest offers something for everyone and is, now more than ever, open for business.
Simpsonville, located in the rolling hills of northwestern South Carolina, is situated in Greenville County, 12 miles south of the city of Greenville. Simpsonville had its beginnings in the 1820s, at a crossroads where the Old Stage Road intersected a former Cherokee trail, later named the Georgia Road. Simpsonville is in the heart of the Golden Strip area, one of the fastest-growing areas in the Southeast.
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greer offers beautiful scenery and 12 blocks of retail, dining and entertainment. During the summer on Friday evenings, unwind at our concert series, Tunes on Trade. The city is home to the only BMW manufacturing facility in the United States. While you're here, take a plant tour to see how the ultimate driving machines are manufactured, visit the Zentrum museum or get the ultimate experience of getting behind the wheel of a BMW at the Performance Center.
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Parks & Recreation
The Greenville County Recreation District offers over 55 parks, trails, and recreation facilities for you to enjoy. Learn more at Greenville County Parks, Recreation & Tourism.
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