5 things to do with your Thanksgiving visitors (and where they should stay)

Panoramic photo of the Reedy River and Liberty Bridge in Greenville, SC at sunset.
Sunset view of Falls Park, Reedy River + Liberty Bridge in Greenville | Photo provided

If the idea of sharing a roof with all of your relatives for a solid week is making you feel more stuffed than a Thanksgiving turkey, we suggest starting a new tradition: Book a stay at one of VisitGreenvilleSC’s recommended hotels for the holidays. 🛎️

Reserve the feeling of having too much on your plate for the dinner table + give yourself the space you need by booking a room for your visitors (or yourself — forget trying to squeeze into a twin bed for a week to free up the guest room). 

For a luxury stay with pre- or post-Thanksgiving dinner self-care:

The Westin Poinsett, 120 South Main St.

Details: This AAA Four Diamond hotel is located inside a renovated 1920s building in the heart of downtown GVL. Sleeping in a luxury suite instead of your childhood bedroom? Yes, please. 

Perks: Start the day with a morning workout or stretch in the hotel’s Peloton-equipped fitness center + book a pre-dinner massage at River Falls Spa to de-stress ahead of what’s sure to be a memorable evening. 

For a budget-conscious downtown stay:

Hyatt Regency Greenville, 220 N. Main St.

Details: Stay right on NOMA square (GVL’s sought-after outdoor plaza) and enjoy striking cityscape views or the soaring eight-story glass atrium

Perks: If you’ve got some extra time for exploring, spend an afternoon at the Greenville County Museum of Art or the Upcountry Museum — both are a ~half-mile walk from the hotel.

See 3 more accommodation options for your out-of-towners.👇

No excuses for showing up empty-handed:

Residence Inn by Marriott Greenville Downtown, 80 Carolina Point Pkwy.

Details: Located just off I-85, you’re a quick ~15 minute drive into downtown GVL. Walk off some of that gravy by window-shopping along Main St.

Perks: Contribute to the feast with your signature recipe by using the fully equipped in-room kitchens (we’re talking a full size oven, 4 burner stove, dishwasher + full size fridge). Bonus: Don’t sweat it if you forgot the cranberry sauce — your stay comes with complimentary grocery delivery service. 

A sweet suite for the whole family: 

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Greenville Downtown, 200 E Washington St.

Details: Steps from all the downtown hotspots + featuring its own on-site restaurant, Oak and Honey, SpringHill Suites is perfect for those who want to experience GVL in the heart of the holiday season. 

Perks: Usher in the Christmas season with a post-dinner drive through the Holiday Lights Safari at Hollywild Animal Preserve (~35 minutes from SpringHill Suites) for a nostalgic, fully immersive holiday experience. Watch as majestic reindeer + animals of all sizes approach the car and eat right out of your hand. 

Take a victory lap around the dinner table + a heated indoor pool:

Crowne Plaza Greenville, 851 Congaree Rd.

Details: Close to both I-385 and I-85, The Crowne Plaza Greenville provides convenient access to get you wherever you’re going. 

Perks: There’s a heated indoor pool open all day + Ruth’s Chris steakhouse where you can enjoy a nice nightcap for ultimate post-turkey relaxation.🍷 Ⓟ