Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Want to know how to “do” Greenville? We’ve got you covered. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Greenville right now?”
When you talk about cities that punch way above their weight, the conversation almost always starts with Greenville, S.C. Though it boasts no major league sports teams and its airport only has 13 gates, Greenville has put itself solidly in the top tier of Southern destinations. That’s due in large part to its walkable downtown, filled with restaurants that make even Charleston take notice. But also because of the nature around the city, and how Greenville’s made it easily accessible from the city center. This city of only 68,000 always seems to feel bigger, whether you’re enjoying the views from a sprawling rooftop bar or indulging in thick Southern food on a breezy downtown street. Whatever your taste, Greenville’s got it, so check out the best things to do in one of America’s most alluring small cities.