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You're Going to Love Greenville

A fusion of old and new Southern American culture, Greenville is home to beautiful brick buildings, great barbecue, and a creative scene that brings people to the area from all over the world.

Known for its large theaters and event venues, Greenville regularly welcomes the world's greatest performers for a show. With numerous festivals throughout the year, chances are high that something will be happening during your visit.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Greenville

1. Jazz

As with many southern cities, jazz is everyhwere in Greenville, which plays host to the Countybank Main Street Jazz festival from April to September.

2. The Beautiful River

The Reedy River runs through the town center and is flanked by walking trails and parks in scenic spots.

3. Foodie Heaven

Downtown is home to more than 80 restaurants, making Greenville a top location for foodies.

4. Learn about Local History

Like any cultural hub, Greenville has a number of great museums like the Greenville County Museum of Art and the Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery housing art and artifacts.

5. Laid-Back Vibe

While Greenville isn't a small town, it can very well feel like one thanks to its relaxed atmosphere.

Where to Eat in Greenville

Greenville has many great eateries serving both southern and international cuisine. One of the best restaurants in town is Pita House, serving Middle Eastern meals that cost as little as $5. The best BBQ establishment is Henry's Smokehouse, where meals run $5-8.

When to visit Greenville

Greenville in November
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Greenville in November
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Greenville can get quite hot and humid in the summer, so travelers would do well to visit during spring and fall, when moderate temperatures are the norm.

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How to Get to Greenville


Greenville is served by two airports, one of which, the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), serves international flights. A taxi into the center of town runs about $30.


There is an Amtrak station in town at 1120 West Washington Street. The city lies on the Crescent line, which connects New Orleans to New York.


Greenville links to Atlanta and Charlotte via the I-85 and the nearby I-26 connects to Asheville and Charleston.


Greenville has a Greyound bus station that connects to cities like Charlotte, North Carolina for as little as $21.

Airports near Greenville

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Where to stay in Greenville

Main Street - home to shopping, dining, music venues, and one of the best urban parks in America, Falls Park on the Reedy.

Popular Neighborhoods in Greenville

Pettigru Historic District - Pettigru Historic District is home to some of the city's oldest and most beautiful homes.

Overbrook Historic District - another great place to walk around and explore Greenville's history.

Where to stay in popular areas of Greenville

Most booked hotels in Greenville

Drury Inn & Suites Greenville
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown Riverplace
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Crowne Plaza Greenville
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Greenville Marriott
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How to Get Around Greenville

Public Transportation

Two downtown trolleys operate in Greenville, and Greenlink bus stations are found all over town. A one-day pass costs $5, and a single ride costs $1.50.


Numerous taxis can be found in town. Fares start at $2 for pickup with an additional $2.75 a mile.


Greenville is easy to navigate by car. Car rental costs about $30 a day for an economy model.

The Cost of Living in Greenville

Shopping Streets

Most of the city's shops are found in the Main Street area. Shoppers can find a pair of jeans for about $40 in town, and summer dresses cost a similar amount.

Groceries and Other

Numerous grocers are located throughout town. The average cost for a dozen eggs is $2.78, and a loaf of fresh bread runs $2.63.

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