Greenville is located in the Piedmont region of South Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area, commonly referred to as the Upstate, includes Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens and Cherokee counties and the cities of Anderson, Clemson, Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer and Spartanburg.
Greenville is the third largest city in the state of South Carolina. As of the 2006 census, the city had a population of over 1.2 million.
The famous Liberty Bridge
Falls Park on the Reedy
This is a large regional park in the West End with beautiful gardens and several waterfalls. The park is home to the Liberty Bridge, a pedestrian suspension bridge overlooking the Reedy River.
Greenville County Museum of Art
This museum specializes in American art, frequently with a Southern perspective that dates back to the 1700s. It is noted for its collections of work by Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns, as well as a contemporary collection that features such notables as Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, and others.
Greenville Zoo, in Cleveland Park.
The Furman University
The campus features a prominent Bell Tower housing a 61 Bell Carillon, one of the largest in the southeast. The campus also contains an authentic Japanese Garden.
The vibrant downtown won the prestigious 2003 Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It’s a MUST see if you are in Greenville
Greenville is a very clean and organized place. People are so friendly here that they are willing to offer their assistance anytime needed. It is recommended to stay at downtown where all the actions will take place. I stayed at this beautiful hotel called Hampton Inn & Suites (http://www.hamptoninnandsuitesgreenville.com/)
Waterfall at Falls Park on the Reedy
Hampton Inn and Suites hotel
Best Way to Get Around:
Public transit in Greenville is handled by the Greenville Transit Authority (GTA). GTA runs a bus system that serves the Greenville area and much of Greenville County.
Downtown is best seen on foot. Walk and meet friendly people as you enjoy the stroll at downtown.