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Greenwood. The perfect weekend getaway in South Carolina.

There’s never been a better time to explore the Greenwood area. Every season brings so many things to see, do and experience. From amazing food and the latest art exhibits, to award-winning music festivals and great theater, Greenwood makes a great escape for people aged two, to ninety-two.

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For the Adventurer…

  • Kayak, canoe, or paddle board on Lake Greenwood’s Canoe and Blueway Trail System. Follow the interpretive signs that tells the rich history of Lake Greenwood, including the legend of Goat Island - which offers lakefront camping sites.
  • Hike or Bike one of Greenwood’s local trails or venture out a little further for a little more intense trail biking in the foothills of SC
  • Retreat for the weekend and camp out at Lake Greenwood State Park
  • Bring along your most loyal canine friends to the newly constructed Grace Street Dog Park  

For Family Fun…

  • “Drive in” to the 25 Drive-In Auto Theatre, where current movie titles for children and adults are shown on two screens. Stop by the snack bar for one of the best burgers in town.
  • Picnic at the Park - pack a picnic and visit one of the area parks, offering playgrounds, walking trails, and greenspace.
  • Come visit a wide variety of animals including goats, sheep, llamas, ducks, cows, peacocks, geese, chickens and honey bees at Emerald Farm. Get a glimpse of the trains running in the Model Railroad Clubhouse. Stroll through their shops, and sample our Emerald Farm Goat Milk Soap and body products, all handmade.  
  • Cool off in the interactive splash fountain at the Uptown Market  
  • All aboard! Learn about SC’s rich railroad history by touring the restored early 1900’s train cars at the Railroad’s Historical Center

For the History Buff...

  • Journey back in time at the birthplace of the father of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays at the Mays Historic Preservation Site
  • Hear the story of Main Street, Greenwood during the early 20th century at the Museum. Explore their rotating exhibits in the John W. Durst Gallery while you’re there.
  • Visit the Railroad Historical Center and hop aboard the #19 Baldwin Steam locomotive
  • Explore the legacies of those who have gone before us at historical Magnolia and Tabernacle cemeteries, where markers date back to the early 1800’s.
  • Tour the home of two significant Revolutionary War battles and hear the story of Colonial settlers at Ninety-Six Historic Site
  • Take an extraordinary glimpse at an early planned utopian community committed to innovative education at Cokesbury College, founded in 1854.

Looking for a Getaway?

  • Retreat to Uptown Greenwood’s boutique hotel, Inn on the Square, where you can enjoy fine dining, live music, and top notch service all under one roof.
  • Stroll the tree lined streets of Uptown Greenwood where unique shopping and dining abounds
  • Catch an art exhibit opening before heading next door for a theatre performance in the Emerald Triangle Cultural Arts District
  • Getting away with your girlfriends? Plan a wine tasting, spa day, or a Paint and Pour art class
  • Enjoy an upscale dining experience at Pascal’s Café, a historic textile mill home transformed into a French American bistro

Golf in Augusta’s Backyard   

  • Play at championship course The Links at Stoney Point, home of the premier event on the LPGA Symetra tour.
  • Take advantage of GolfGreenwood SC’s value priced golf packages which offer quality golf in and around the Greenwood area
  • Heading to the Masters Tournament? Make Greenwood your lodging destination with an easy one hour drive to Augusta, GA.

 

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  • Board the Executive Car dating back to the early 1900’s at the Railroad Historical Center.
  • Indulge in a “Dixie Cheese Half and Half” at the legendary Dixie Drive In, an iconic Greenwood diner.
  • Journey back in time at the birthplace of the father of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays.
  • Let’s go to the Lake. Lake Greenwood offers a tranquil retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle – and while you’re there, explore the interpretive signage that chronicles the history of the Lake, including the legendary WWII bomber recovery.
  • Check out Main and Maxwell, a unique gallery in Uptown Greenwood offering a selection of high quality locally and regionally produced art and handcrafts.
  • Walk where battles were fought and heroes were forged at the earthen Star Fort, which remains as one of the best preserved examples of an original 18thcentury fortification during two of the most significant conflicts of the Revolutionary War.
  • Enjoy a flight of locally brewed craft beer and a pizza fresh out of the brick oven at Mill House/Good Times Brewery.
  • Experience the Arts in the Emerald Triangle Cultural District, where in one city block you can explore history, take in a local theatre performance, and view the works of renowned artists.
  • Plan a visit during one of Greenwood’s signature festivals where you can enjoy a live floral topiary display or sample award winning fare from some of the best BBQ cook teams in the nation.
  • “Drive in” to the 25 Drive In Auto Theatre, where current movie titles for children and adults are shown on two screens. Stop by the snack bar for one of the best burgers in town.
  • Take in a birds eye view of Greenwood from a WWII Stearman Biplane during the annual Aviation Expo each June.  If you prefer to stand on solid ground, you can view the airshow featuring national aerobatic champions.
  • Stroll through the Uptown Market, an open-air brick pavilion modeled after Greenwood’s former train depot. Shop for fresh and local ingredients or purchase prepared dishes from Grits and Groceries, one of the South’s most eclectic restaurants drawing foodies from everywhere. Got kids? Let them cool off in the interactive splash fountain steps away from the Market.
  • Gather your girlfriends and enjoy an afternoon of shopping at The Alcoves, a unique retail experience featuring numerous vendors. Have a good old fashioned tea party at the Southern Belle Tearoom and Café.