Holiday itinerary for Greenville, SC

A holiday guide to must-see attractions, restaurants, and shows for out-of-town guests in Greenville, South Carolina

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Happy holidays from Greenville. | Photo via @james_simpson_photography

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The holidays are almost here and if you’re hosting out-of-town guests, it’s time to step into the role of “official Greenville tour guide.” We’ve got plenty of recommendations for you to build the perfect itinerary for your visitors and show your folks around like a total pro.


The mural was sponsored by Art Houzze.

🏙️ Sightseeing

Is it even a trip to Greenville without a stroll down Main Street and through Falls Park? You can also take your visitors to the mural at Camperdown Plaza for the perfect holiday family photo. Rent bikes at Reedy Rides and hit the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail to show off Unity Park.

🥘 Eat and drink

If your guests need a caffeine pick-me-up, Methodical Coffee, Coffee Underground, and The Village Grind are all offering a range of seasonal drinks. If you’re looking for a different kind of brew, Greenville is home to tons of breweries like Fireforge Crafted Beer and Tetrad Brewing Company. Bonus: Don’t miss the holiday pop up bar Miracle at Southerside.

Get ready to get your grub on because we’ve got plenty of articles to help you navigate the local food scene. You can’t miss these classic Greenville restaurants that are a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Our personal picks include brunch at Soby’s and dinner at Perch.

The Greenville County Museum of Art

The Greenville County Museum of Art | Photo provided

🎳 Activities

Temps this time of year can get pretty chilly, so spend a day inside exploring one of these GVL museums to stay warm. Greenville also boasts an excellent theater scene. Catch a holiday ballet or concert or check out the upcoming productions at the Peace Center, Greenville Theatre, or any of these theatres.

A charming cottage with a red roof and door.

Enjoy this home’s quiet backyard. | Photo via Vrbo

🛏️ Stay

If your visitors aren’t planning to crash with you, here are some places to stay:

Swamp Rabbit Red Roof, Woodside Cotton Mill Village Historic District
This 1940s mill house is located directly next to the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Downtown Townhouse, Greenville Downtown
A charming townhouse a five-minute walk to Falls Park, Fluor Field at the West End, and Main Street.

The fun doesn’t stop there… Be sure to send your visitors the link to our events page in advance to get a feel for what they’ll want to see and do while in town.

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