Greenville, South Carolina, is often described as one of America’s friendliest cities. Groups can savor top-notch barbecue, explore a walkable and vibrant downtown, and plenty of cultural and historical tours.
Greenville’s Main Street has plenty to entertain groups. Dine on Southern barbecue, peruse adorable boutiques, and participate in a scavenger hunt for Main Street’s nine bronze mice statues. While wandering around, you can’t miss Falls Park on the Reedy, the famously beautiful waterfall in downtown Greenville. Get a good view of the falls from nearby Liberty Bridge.
The Upcountry History Museum offers docent-led tours for groups of seven or more. Learn about the Upcountry (as opposed to the Lowcountry)—a region that encompasses northern South Carolina—and the frontiersmen and Civil Rights leaders who made history there.
Did you know Greenville is one of the top craft beer towns in the South? Explore the craft brew scene through the Brewery Experience, a fun journey to some of Greenville’s most unique breweries. Tours are guided by a Level 2 Certified Cicerone, the equivalent of a sommelier for wine, and include samples at each brewery, snacks, and a souvenir glass.
Once known as the “Textile Capital of the World,” Greenville’s textile industry is an important part of its history. The Textile Mills & Villages Tour by Greenville History Tours takes your group to eight mills to learn about the mill leaders, workers, buildings, and history. Greenville History Tours also offers tours themed on the city’s history, architecture, culinary scene, and more.
Main Image: Liberty Bridge; Credit: Van Zeppelin / Visit Greenville SC