Welcome to the New South

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville has it all: traditional Southern charm, stunning natural beauty and contemporary cool. From our one of a kind shops to unique dining options, quaint galleries to outdoor adventures galore and even live music, Greenville has something for everyone. Greenville’s downtown has been ranked as one of “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. The scenic beauty and availability of parks and outdoor adventures has led Greenville to win the popular vote for Outside Magazine’s America’s Best Towns. The up-and-coming restaurant scene was featured as one of Southern Living’s Tastiest Towns and [...]

Greenville Road Warriors

When one thinks of hockey, they don’t think Greenville, South Carolina. However, since their inaugural season in 2010, the Greenville Road Warriors hockey team has taken Greenville by storm. No longer is Greenville just a baseball town. The high energy hockey game has captivated upstate audiences for 4 years now and is positioned to do so more many years to come. The feeder team for the New York Rangers recently confirmed a 5 year lease to stay at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, much to the delight of their local fans. The team’s owner cites the thriving nature of Greenville [...]

Shedding Light on the Dark Corner

Looking for a memorable adventure, complete with original libations, fascinating local history and superior customer service? Come on over to Dark Corner Distillery, Greenville’s authentic southern craft distillery and home of The World’s Best Moonshine. Housed in a building that was constructed during prohibition, Dark Corner Distillery has handcrafted their own, custom made 80 gallon copper pot still and distillation system, visible for all to see. They’ve meticulously replicated the methods and recipes used by the Appalachian settlers who were distilling in these very hills back in the 1700’s - with care and without haste. These pioneers cultivated a unique way of life and a tradition of independence and quality - all of which is evident when [...]

What’s Brewing in The Upstate

If you’ve opened a magazine or seen a travel show in the past year, you’ve probably heard something about the exploding craft beer scene that’s been rocking the Southeast.  What you probably don’t know is that the South Carolina Upstate is home to small but fast growing community of six thriving, local craft beer breweries. Recent changes in South Carolina law now makes it easier to open a brewery and tasting room, so you can expect that to grow significantly in the coming years.  No longer to content to sit in the shadows of their northern neighbors, South Carolina’s brewing [...]

The Upstate Has Something for Every one!

There’s something for everyone in the Upstate Region of South Carolina! The Upstate begins at the Georgia border and follows the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains all the way east to the Catawba River basin. The general definition of the Upstate includes ten counties along the I-85 corridor, the fastest growing region in South Carolina. Greenville is the largest city in the Upstate, followed by Spartanburg and Anderson. This diverse region offers a wealth of excitement for shoppers, golfers and outdoor enthusiasts. In the Upstate, you can go white water rafting or canoeing in the numerous lakes and rivers, [...]

Go Outside and Play

Ready to take a break and breathe some fresh air? Well, you have come to the right town! Greenville and the surrounding Upstate area offer a wide variety of outdoor pursuits, no matter the time of year. So three, two, one... aaaaand you’re off! Adrenaline-Pumping Good Times For all you thrill-seekers who feel the need for speed through adrenaline-pumping good times, check out The Gorge in nearby Saluda, North Carolina or the Wildwater Chattooga Adventure Center - Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours for zipline adventures for the whole family. These tours take place high above the treeline so you’re sure not [...]

Taste what all the Fuss is About

Greenville’s recent explosion onto the southeast’s culinary scene as a top-shelf foodie destination now has the city comfortably rubbing shoulders with well-established epicurean havens Atlanta, GA and Charleston, SC. This food renaissance has unveiled a wealth of unmatched restaurants, so get ready to to eat-your-way-through Greenville. The secret is out…. and it is yours to enjoy. You won’t leave disappointed - or hungry! THE SECRET IS OUT! Within just a few years, an emergence of restaurateurs have transformed Greenville’s downtown into a gourmet paradise of over 100 restaurants. The majority of these are locally owned and operated, reflective of Greenville’s unique [...]

Art City USA

Few cities of Greenville’s size offer such a wide array of cultural amenities, including its own well-regarded symphony orchestra and chorale, nationally recognized art museums, ballet companies and a number of theater organizations. No wonder art critic John Villani has named Greenville one of the “Best Art Towns in America.” Heritage Green, Greenville’s downtown cultural campus for the arts, learning and entertainment, is home to four museums: Greenville County Museum of Art, Sergeant-Wilson Museum & Gallery, Upcountry History Museum, and the Children’s Museum of the Upcountry. Also located on Heritage Green is the Hughes Main Library and the Greenville Little [...]