Nearby Cities in Upstate South Carolina

A quick hour's drive from Greenwood SC are a plethora of lovely southern cities including the Greenville/Spartanburg/Anderson triumvirate.  Columbia and North Augusta/Augusta can be reached in just over an hour and major destinations like Charlotte NC and Asheville NC are only two hours away.   Want to enjoy the coast? Charleston and Hilton Head are a short three hour drive from Greenwood.

Greenville, SC,  is the largest city in the Upstate.   Among the many activities and attractions, you’ll delight in the Reedy River Falls Park—a beautiful greenway that is the centerpiece of Uptown Greenville’s theatre and restaurant district where outdoor dining under the stars and frequent local concerts offers plenty of options for a fun evening.   The many concerts and sporting events in Greenville make this a great day trip for your family.  You won't want to miss the events at the Bon Secours Arena, Broadway touring shows at Peace Center,  the Greenville Theatre, The Greenville Zoo and Fluor Field at the West End which is the home of the Greenville Drive, the A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Many Greenwood residents use GSP, the Greenville/Spartanburg airport, for our travel.

Columbia is the state capital and largest city in South Carolina. As the Palmetto State’s capital and a college town (home to the University of South Carolina), Columbia’s fiery vibe cultivates a colorful arts scene and energized entertainment districts overflowing with locally owned boutique shops, eateries, spas and salons and night spots. For those with an adventurous spirit, the rivers, trails or the Congaree National Park will provide endless fun. Here you will also discover the Riverbanks Zoo – recognized as one of the best in the country. Food-lovers have over 450 restaurants to choose from and can pick a new feast for every day and night of the week. The SC History Museum and Children’s Museum are favorite visiting spots.

North Augusta, SC and Augusta, GA, is the second oldest and second largest city in Georgia.  Today, it is touted as a center form medicine, manufacturing, and military—and, of course, as the home of The Master’s Golf Tournament held in early April.  Augusta has much to see and do, from touring historic homes and fine art exhibitions to relaxing along Riverwalk Augusta, a two-tiered park along the historic Savannah River.

Charlotte, NC, is the second largest city in the Southeast, passed only by Atlanta.  A short, 2 hour drive from Greenwood, the city is replete with cultural events, museums, theatre and restaurants as well as being the home of Carolina Panther’s football.  The airport, CLT, offers direct flights to many destinations in the US and abroad.

Asheville, NC, home of The Biltmore Estate, is a beautiful two hour drive west into the breathtaking Appalachian mountains.  Travel the Blue Ridge Parkway, visit the gracious home of George Vanderbilt, stay at the Grove Park Inn, shop the incredible array of artists galleries or enjoy hundreds of fantastic restaurants.

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