SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Visitors Guide

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  • February 1, 2020
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SEC Women's Basketball Visitors Guide
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The women of the Southeastern Conference return this week to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena to battle on the court for the 2020 championship title! Our Guide to Greenville will show you some of the best places in the area and make you feel like a local in no time! Make sure to download our Free App to have the Best of Greenville on Your Phone!

Reserved ticket books for the 2020 Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament are $120 and contains seven tickets, one for each session, which allows one person to attend all 13 games.

Downtown: Top 10 Things and Places to See in Downtown for Any Age  

Gather GVL

Located in the heart of downtown beside Fluor Field on Augusta St., is Gather GVL a unique shopping, dining, and entertainment hub where all stores, restaurants, and breweries are built out of retired shipping containers! Opening Early 2020, the “kitchen table” of Greenville will offer dog-friendly outdoor covered seating, lawn style seating, an entertainment stage, and of course delicious food! Check out our preview to learn more about this exciting new space in downtown Greenville.

Mice on Main (For the Kids)

If you look closely enough while walking down Main Street you may notice some small bronze statues lining the streets; these are the Mice on Main! In 2008 nine bronze mouse sculptures called Main Street home thanks to local sculptor Zan Wells and high school senior Jim Ryan who came up with the idea inspired by the book Goodnight Moon. Take the family on an adventure and explore Greenville by finding the hidden mice!

First Fridays Gallery Crawl

First Friday Art Crawl

Head out Friday evening and tour our area Art Galleries as they host their monthly Art Crawl. Venues are open to the public from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
You can learn more and get a touring guide here.

Hampton Station

Birds Fly South Ale is great for Newcomers
Hampton Station

Nestled just outside of downtown and off a branch of the Swamp Rabbit Trail you will find Hampton Station, a small shopping area that offers a pottery studio, dog hotel, taco shop, local brewery, axe throwing, and so much more! With outdoor seating, many events throughout the year, and so many eclectic places to check out you could spend the whole day exploring Hampton Station!         

Topsoil James Beard

Sample our many great restaurants

With hundreds of places to eat in Greenville, you can really never go wrong. Our pick: While the rest of the crowd heads to main street, walk a few blocks behind the arena to Stone Pizza during the dinner break and enjoy some incredible wood-fired pizza and craft beer. Looking for something really special, Oak Hill Cafe and Topsoil were both recently nominated for James Beard awards and offer incredible dining experiences.

Check out our Dining Guide for a list of some of the delicious dining options!

Furman Baseball Host Games all Weekend

Need to shake things up and get outside for a bit during the tournament? Head over to the beautiful Furman campus as the Paladins host games Friday-Sunday.

Greenville Things to Do
Falls Park

Falls Park on the Reedy & Liberty Bridge

One of the most notable attractions in Downtown Greenville is Falls Park on the Reedy and Liberty Bridge. Walk south down main street to Falls Park along the Reedy River. The park features walking trails, scenic overlooks, waterfall views, The Swamp Rabbit Trail, and a pedestrian suspension bridge known as Liberty Bridge. The park is a perfect place to come and be with nature, have a picnic, or enjoy a local art performance.  Whether you’re on the bridge or down below, you’ll never get tired of seeing the beautiful waterfall. Interested in finding more local waterfalls? Check out our Upstate Waterfall Guide. 

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Also running through the middle of downtown alongside parts of the Reedy River, you’ll be on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Opened in 2009, the 22-mile trail runs from Mauldin to Travelers Rest and is the perfect place to bike, walk the dog, take a Sunday stroll, run, or just simply enjoy nature. Along the trail, you’ll find many businesses, restaurants, trail-side libraries, restrooms, and many more bicycle accommodating places to take a break. The Swamp Rabbit Trail is the perfect way to get some outdoor activity while exploring Greenville. Reserve your bikes at Reedy Rides on Main today as they do book up.

Greenville Zoo

Inside Cleveland Park, you’ll find the Greenville Zoo! This 14-acre zoo offers a wide variety of animals including elephants, giraffes, lions, anteaters, and so many more! The zoo offers all kinds of events and presentations including feeding-time shows and Meet & Greets! A fun day for any age! 

Now that you have tons of new places to visit downtown, be sure to check out our Parking Guide to find the closest lots to your new hangout spots! 

Commons Greenville
The Commons

Top 10 Places To Visit Around Greenville:

Downtown isn’t the only area with cool places to see and visit, there are so many more things to do in the Greater Greenville area as well! Here are a few of our favorites!

Taylor’s Mill

Taylor’s Mill, a former textile mill turned shopping center, offers breweries, art studios, restaurants and more! The mill is an eccentric place to find all different kinds of local businesses.

The Village Of West Greenville

At The Village of West Greenville, you’ll find over 30 unique restaurants, art studios, shops, and more. 

Travelers Rest Downtown

Downtown Travelers Rest offers dozens of delicious restaurants, unique shops, and The Swamp Rabbit Trail! The town offers tons of events throughout the year and farmers markets in the warmer seasons! 

Downtown Greer

Downtown Greer is an up and coming area offering many different restaurants and small shops in it’s downtown area! While you’re in the area you can even visit the BMW Zentrum Museum right off of I85!

The Junction At Downtown Airport

The Junction at Downtown Airport is one of the area’s newest shopping plazas with restaurants such as White Duck Taco Shop and Cohesive Coffee. You’ll also find a winery, massage studio, and fitness gyms. 

Swamp Rabbit Café

If you are biking along the trail, don’t miss The Swamp Rabbit Cafe, which opened in September of 2011 has quickly become one of the top spots to see along the Swamp Rabbit Trail. This local grocery store offers meats, dairies, and produce all from local farms! At the Cafe you’ll find wood fired pizza from hand-made dough and a cafe and bakery. The Cafe also offers cooking classes and all kinds of seasonal events for any age!

The Commons

Also new to the area is The Commons which offers a 12,000 square foot food hall with indoor and outdoor seating along the Swamp Rabbit Trail. At The Commons you’ll also find some local shops and office spaces. Here’s our preview to this hot new spot.

Newcomers will love our state parks
Paris Mountain State Park

Visit a local state park

Here in Greenville, we are fortunate enough to have several state parks around our area, each with different and unique hiking trails and things to do. You can check out Paris Mountain, Caesars Head, Table Rock, Croft, Jones Gap, Oconee, Devil’s Fork, and Lake Hartwell State Parks all right here in the Upstate! Upstate Parks Map

Looking for Doggie Daycare While You’re at the Game?

Looking for a place to let your pup spend the day to play? You can find many options in the area such as The Noble Dog Hotel, Camp Bow Wow, Pet Paradise, Reedy Rover Pet Resort, Dog Culture, and many more! Many of these places feature indoor and outdoor areas for your pup to run around in! Need a place to groom your dog? Check out locally owned Paws & Claws and Posh Paws.

Top 10 Places for a Family Fun Day in the Upstate:

Need to get the kids outside for a bit? Check out some of our favorite places to take the kids in the Upstate and view Complete Kid’s Event Calendar to find cool stuff happening all weekend.
Top Pick: The Children’s Museum of The Upstate is within walking distance of the Bon Secours Wellness Arena and is perfect for the younger kids.

Top 10 Coffee Spots Around Greenville:

Looking for a perfect cup-o-joe? Be sure to check out some of our favorite coffee shops in the area!

We hope you enjoy your time in Greenville! We are proud of our city and hope that our Visitor’s Guide makes your trip even better as you explore the Upstate of South Carolina.

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