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The Perfect One Day Greenville, SC Travel Itinerary

We may be a little biased since it’s my (Matt’s) hometown, but we think that Greenville, SC is one of the south’s greatest hidden gems! The downtown area is the perfect mix of big city and small town. With an abundance of local restaurants, artisan shops, and art galleries, the charm is undeniable. Then add in the award winning Falls Park with its breathtaking Reedy River Falls and architectural wonder, Liberty Bridge, and there’s no question to why Greenville gets ranked as one of the best small cities in America by Condé Nast year after year! We loved getting to put together what we think is the perfect one day itinerary for your next visit to Greenville!

In full transparency... We had some amazing photos to go with this blog, but we lost them ALL in an unfortunate mishap!!! Tears were shed, sleep was lost, but we didn't want to let the lack of photos stop us from sharing this awesome city with you.

*Check out our “South Carolina: One Day in Greenville” vlog for all the fun details*

If you want a FREE Printable for our Nashville Itinerary scroll to the bottom!

Let's get into it!

8:30 am: Coffee/Breakfast

  • Methodical Coffee (101 N Main St)

If you aren’t looking for a big breakfast but want the best cup of coffee in town, Methodical Coffee is the place for you! On top of excellent coffee, they also offer a selection of house-made pastries.

  • Sully’s Steamers (6 E Washington St)

Sully’s offers delicious, bagel sandwiches steamed to perfection! The way the bagel and topping marry into one amazing flavor packed bite is heaven! You really can’t go wrong with anything on their menu, and it’s a great option for lunch too!

  • Biscuit Head (823 S Church St)

Biscuit Head is a classic southern breakfast spot serving giant, cathead biscuits, homemade jams, and massive servings! This is the perfect place for a big appetite!

10:00 am: Explore Downtown/North Main Street

We encourage you to pop in and out of any and all of the shops as you stroll down Main Street, but if you need a little guidance, here are a handful of stops that we suggest!

  • Mast General Store (111 N Main St) - Retail store selling a broad selection of goods, including food, apparel, and outdoor gear

  • M. Judson Booksellers (130 S Main St) - Independent, local bookstore located in the historic courthouse building

  • Southern Fried Cotton (118 N Main St) - Clothing store selling mostly t-shirts with southern inspired designs

  • O.P. Taylor’s Toy Store (117 N Main St) - Small, niche toy store with old time charm

  • Greenville Soy Candle Shop (209 N Main St) - Local owned and operated candle shop pouring their own candles in small batches for over a decade

  • Southern Tide Signature Store (200 N Main St) - Sophisticated, local retailer featuring contemporary clothing, shoes, and accessories for men and women

  • The VAULT Retro Sports Apparel (213 N Main St) - Sports apparel store selling retro inspired designs

  • Poppington’s Gourmet Popcorn (30 S Main St) - Local popcorn shop serving delicious and unique popcorn flavors

  • River Street Sweets (12 S Main St) - Candy shop known for its homemade pralines, also selling treats such as bear claws and glazed pecans

12:00 pm: Lunch at Gather GVL (126 Augusta St)