Plan the Perfect Day with Kids in Downtown Greenville
Are you planning a trip to Greenville, South Carolina? This beautiful city is a wonderful family-friendly destination. Many people visit Greenville each year to enjoy the southern hospitality, the amazing local restaurants, and the outdoors. The Greenville area is home to many hiking trails and lakes that are perfect for fishing, kayaking or paddle boarding.
If you are planning on camping or driving your RV to the area, there are plenty of campground options. For instance, Paris Mountain State Park offers both camping and RV options. This location is ideal for families wanting to explore nature and visit the bustling downtown area. As long as your weight distribution hitch is properly fitted, then you will have no trouble traveling through the area.
If you travel with kids, downtown Greenville is sure to be a hit. Let’s look at the must-do’s in the area that promise to be enjoyed by kids and their parents.
Visit the Children’s Museum of the Upstate
Located in downtown Greenville, the Children’s Museum of the Upstate offers 3 levels of educational fun. Children will get to enjoy several interactive exhibits to explore including a miniature grocery store, a miniature bank, a water play area, a music room, an art room, and a building zone. In addition to these fun exhibits, the museum also has a huge indoor climbing structure as well as an outdoor fenced-in playground. You can easily spend your entire morning at TCMU.
Find the Mice on Main
Another big hit with kids is the local mice on main installation. Throughout downtown Greenville, nine bronze mouse sculptures have been scattered. It is up to you and your children to go on this unique scavenger hunt to find all nine mice as you wander through downtown. Not only is this an exciting adventure, you will also get to see much of the downtown Greenville area on your quest.
Explore Falls Park
Falls Park is located right in the middle of downtown Greenville providing a beautiful natural juxtaposition to the city buildings. Falls Park is set on the Reedy River with scenic views all around. In the middle of this busy downtown, you will find the river and the falls – actual waterfalls you can explore. In addition to the paved paths lining the park, there is also a full suspension bridge over the falls offering guests an opportunity to walk from one side of downtown to the other. Pack a lunch and take your camera!
Enjoy a Treat
Downtown Greenville is lined with restaurants and treat shops. If you do not eat lunch in TCMU’s restaurant, then you will find plenty of kid-friendly lunch options. However, if you just want a treat, the downtown area has several ice cream venues, bakeries, and street carts. For instance, The Chocolate Moose sells delicious cupcakes inside M. Judson Booksellers – a bookstore located in a historical downtown building. Your children can enjoy a treat and read a book. Here are also some ideas for travel gifts for your kids or family.
There is a reason why Greenville’s Main Street is considered one of the best in America. We know you’ll agree.