Discover Unchartered Territories and Hidden Gems in Greenville in a Charter Bus
Become a Part of Greenville’s Fun Local Festivals and Unique Art Communities
The city of Greenville has undergone such a rapid growth rate over the years that it has become the 3rd largest urban area in the state of South Carolina and it has been named by CNN Money as ‘Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities in the United States’ and Bloomberg said it had the 3rd strongest job market and Forbes listed Greenville as the 13th Best City for Young Professionals. It certainly has come a long way from being the hunting ground for the Cherokee tribe in the area. Unlike other areas, the local natives thrived together with settlers in Greenville, with a settler, Richard Pearis, married a Cherokee woman and received a large parcel of land from the Cherokee as a result. From the land, Pearis built a plantation along the Reedy River and he played a major role during the American Revolution. During the country’s Civil War, Pleasantburg was turned into a town for refugees who fled the Union Army and during World War I, Greenville served as a training camp for Army recruits. Due to the rise in the number of residents and young people from all across the country, people developed theaters, department stores, restaurants and other modern amenities. And the growth experienced more rapid pace after World War II. There were new schools, churches, restaurants and downtown stores than ever before and it also doubled its student population with the introduction of Bob Jones University in 1947 and Greenville Technical College in 1962.
As the largest city in the region, visitors can expect a lot of art, cultural and historical attractions as well as nice, affordable venues for birthdays, wedding receptions, social gatherings, corporate functions, field trips and many other types of group events, including family vacations. You can take your pick from notable event venues like the Timmons Arena, Fluor Field at the West End, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, The Peace Center as well as Center Stage, TD Convention Center and The Warehouse Theater. Without a smidgen of doubt, people of all ages will find something interesting to do when visiting this charming Southern city and there are festivals like Fall for Greenville, Euphoria Greenville, Artisphere, Big Fandom Greenville, iMAGINE Upstate, SC Comicon, The Upstate Shakespeare Festival and New South Comedy Festival. Greenville was also listed under the Top 100 Arts Small Towns in the United States, so, that explains everything. In fact, social dancing is quite a big hit with the locals so, if the time permits, check them out or better yet, join them! And US Coachways is ready to help you make the most of your time in Greenville. Look us up for reliable, professional and affordable charter buses, mini buses, school buses, party buses, coaches, vans, exotic cars and modern limousines for events of all types and sizes. With our wide network of charter bus owners, drivers, dispatchers and operators, we are confident about being able to connect with the perfect ride at the perfect price in this family-friendly South Carolina city.
You’ll Never Run Out of Fun Things to do, Charming Historic Districts to Explore
Whether you are art lover, a golfer, outdoor enthusiast or a family traveling with young children and teens, it matters not, there are plenty of activities and points of interest to keep everyone, regardless of age and interest, engaged and learning all at the same time. Here’s a short list of Greenville’s top attractions!
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — Thanks to Greenville’s sunny year-round weather, any time, any season is a a good time for a trip to Discovery Island Waterpark in neighboring Simpsonville. Guests will get to enjoy not just some swimming but also water slides, a lazy river, flow riders for the surfers in your group and there’s also a nice relaxing place for parents with young children too. There’s also go-karting, mini boats, mini golf, batting cages and other fun indoor and outdoor activities at Frankie’s Fun Park and a large, well-maintained jump area and open jumping sessions at Gravitopia Trampoline Arena. The park is huge, measuring up to nearly 12,000 square feet and family nights, trampoline dodgeball and basketball area too. You can also opt for a private party at Par-Tee Time where guests can enjoy inflatable bounce houses, putt-putt course and batting cages, Tri City Lanes for some bowling and pool or bring the family to an attraction like The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. There are lots of hands-on, engaging exhibits for children age 12 and below.
- Art & Culture — If you are looking for LIVE performances and concerts, you can’t go wrong with a trip to The Peace Center in Greenville’s downtown city center. Over time, it has proven to be a top choice for concerts, recitals and important theatrical performances of all kinds. But when it comes to European Old Masters Paintings from renowned artists like Botticelli, Rubens and Rembrandt, the place to head to would be the Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery. The gallery is located within the campus of Bob Jones University and is home to a large collection of world renowned paintings, pictures, furniture, tapestries and antique while the Greenville County Museum of Art focuses on inspiring works of art from locals and especially America’s South. If you have a wedding, birthday, event, show or graduation ceremony to hold in Greenville, check out the amenities and facilities provided by TD Convention Center as there is 280,000 square foot worth of space for all types of events. The Warehouse Theater, in the meantime, is a locally-run community theater run by creative and passionate people. It was established in 1973 as a dedicated performing arts theater that showcases local talents and touring groups.
- Restaurant & Shopping — The local dining and bar scene in Greenville is always bustling with life, day or night, so, you might want to pop by Irish pub and restaurants like Fitzpatrick’s for juicy burgers to go with your drinks, head over to Gringo’s for some fiery Mexican cuisine with a twist, try some Belgian mussels and pork sausages offered by The Trappe Door, discover a whole new world of Southern breakfast and brunch at Tupelo Honey Cafe or grab something really quick from renowned food trucks like ASADA where their tacos has been said to be to-die-for. When it comes to dining and shopping, don’t miss the chance to bring the charter bus to West End where there are retail outlets, stadiums, spas, cafes and coffee outlets for everyone to enjoy but for a chic shopping experience and if you are hunting for the perfect gift for your best-friends back home, pop by Haywood Mall instead; this shopping center measures nearly 1,300,000 square feet in total and is where visitors can shop at branded retail outlets. To top it all off, make a tour around the world’s best moonshine, Dark Corner Distillery. The attraction is housed in a historic building built in 1925 and while the size is intimate, the distillery features a large variety of whiskey with historic traditions.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — Apart from what a conventional history book will tell you, the exhibits at Museum and Library of Confederate History aims at telling you the real story, without an attempt to sugar-coat anything about Confederate history. It highlights some of the most important historical facts, detailing them out without revisions and as accurately as possible, with documents and pictures. Upcountry History Museum, on the other hand, provides visitors with a more fun way to learn about South Carolina and some of its most important cities - there’s a nice mix of history, a little bit of technology and the real thrill of treasure hunting. Poinsett Bridge remains to be one of the city’s most historical and iconic landmarks; the bridge was built in 1820 and provides visitors with a nice place to relax, take pictures of the gothic arches, a picnic area and walking trails. Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum in Greenville details the life of Joe Jackson who lived and died in this quaint Southern-style brick house; it features the man’s interests, personal belongings and his love for baseball.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — One sure-fire way to ensure that everyone gets to have fun outdoors, regardless of age, is to organize a trip to Falls Park on the Reedy. The park is spacious, located to west of the city, is free for all and is a popular spot for walking, cycling and rollerblading and the Swamp Rabbit Tram Trail is a defunct railway system that has been transformed into 17 miles worth of trail for people and bicycles alike. The trails at Caesars Head State Park is definitely a challenging one to tackle but what really takes the spotlight is the beautiful mammoth granite shelf that sticks out from its surrounding...the way nature intended it to do; the park offers countless trails and it would be best to check its official website to look for closed trails due to the weather. Falls Park is a beautiful respite from busy city life and there are garden rooms and a nice place to learn about horticulture and the park’s history or visitors who are looking for lodging or camping grounds should check out the amenities provided by Paris Mountain State Park. It is known to host concerts as well as Buckhorn Lodge, a traditional log cabin-style B&B. Those who are fascinated with the region’s aviation history should not miss the chance to bring the charter bus to Greenville Downtown Airport Park - it is a large free-for-all public park with spacious grounds, cafe, playground and due to its unique location, you can sit down, relax and just watch small planes take off or land on the nearby runway.
- Zoos & Aquariums — The Greenville Zoo is an amazing attraction for people of all ages - whether you are visiting in a large group, with your family or having a field trip with your students, you will enjoy learning about the countless species of animals that call this attraction their home in a calming, serene atmosphere surrounded by exotic plants. Be ready with your cameras as there is plenty of photo opportunities.
- Other Points of Interest — There are many ways to enjoy touring this charming city of South Carolina and one of them is with the help of a luxurious charter bus. But you can also have a unique Segway tour of the downtown Greenville with Greenville Glides or enjoy a good tour, taking various recommendations from travel websites and expert tour operators.
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