Greenville, South Carolina is so charming! I’ve been there several times for work and have wanted to take my husband there for years. We finally got our chance in September, when I planned a quick getaway for our 9 year wedding anniversary.
If you are looking for a fun fall getaway before the winter temps set in, check-out Greenville! It’s a quick trip, at only 2 hours away from Charlotte.
Check-out our itinerary:
We arrived at the Embassy Suites Greenville Downtown Riverplace around five o’ clock pm on a Friday and headed straight to the Managers Reception in the hotel lobby bar for happy hour. If you are familiar with the Embassy Suites hotel brand, than you should be familiar with their evening reception that features complimentary light appetizers and a full bar! Following happy hour, we freshened up got ready for dinner at Larkins on the River. Larkins is only a couple of blocks from the hotel; an easy stroll to dinner. Hubby ate a steak and I dined on shrimp and grits and sipped the most amazing gin craft cocktail with an infused Italian Café ice cube made of bitters and sweetened orange flavors. The night ended with music and cocktails back at the hotel at their Rooftop Bar, which seemed to be a hot spot for the locals. The vibe was very chill and they played top 40s and hip hop music.
Saturday we went out and really got to see what the city had to offer. We started the morning with the complimentary breakfast at the hotel then got ready to go on a nice trail at Falls Park on the Reedy. Falls Park is definitely one of my favorite parks in the south. It has a waterfall! After our morning walk in the park, we checked out the local art galleries and shops, relaxed at the hotel’s indoor saltwater pool, tasted whiskeys at the Dark Corner Distillery, had lunch at Roost, made soy candles at Magnolia Scents by Design and closed out our afternoon at the Creme Shack, a yummy rolled ice cream shop.
We had the most amazing time in Greenville and were back on the road by 5:00pm! I would highly recommend Greenville for a weekend getaway or day trip!