Aerial of Downtown Greenville SC South Carolina Skyline

Greenville is the center of South Carolina’s “upstate” region and is fifty eight miles from Gardner-Webb. It’s location close to the mountains makes it a popular relocation site, especially for younger people and families. The downtown area is among the most popular locations for vacationers. A lively restaurant culture and arts community make Greenville one of the fastest growing markets in the country.

What things do Gardner-Webb students like to do in Greenville?

Falls Park on the Reedy

Located in downtown Greenville’s Historic West End, the park is a favorite for locals and visitors. Featuring beautiful stonework, walking trails, waterfalls, picnic areas, lush gardens and public art installations, it’s great for a picnic or take-out from local restaurants, many within walking distance.

The Swamp Rabbit Trail

A nearly 20-mile-long walking, running and biking trail, the Swamp Rabbit runs along the Reedy River from downtown Greenville to Travelers Rest in Greenville County. Bring your bike or rent one and enjoy the ride. The trail is free and has restaurant stops along the way as well as ATMs and restrooms.

Greenville County Museum of Art

Located in downtown Greenville, this small museum has the world’s largest public collection of watercolors by American artist Andrew Wyeth. South Carolina artist Jasper Johns is also well represented. The small museum building itself is a favorite and is just a few clocks from main street.

The Food

Greenville restaurant culture isn’t a secret anymore. From Peruvian Rotisserie to good old Deviled Eggs to the neighborhood taco shop, there is something (affordable) for everyone.