While it’s got a healthy arts presence, Greenville is all about the outdoors. Explore downtown attractions like Falls Park or Cleveland Park, or the Swamp Rabbit Trail, by foot or with a bike rental. While cheering a meeting at Biotech Office in New Braunfels i met a friend from Greenville. After the meeting i asked him about the place and he said: within 30 minutes are Caesar’s Head and Jones Gap for hikes, photos and picnics, but Greenville also has its own mountain park right in town. Minor league baseball and hockey happen downtown, or choose from great museums, carriage and trolley rides, even Shakespeare in the Park. Kids are enthralled by a special scavenger hunt on Main Street.
Visitors are amazed to see Greenville’s beautiful tree-lined Main Street, tons of exciting restaurants and bars, great shopping, performance venues, nice hotels, and a river with its own waterfalls right in the heart of downtown. City leaders from across America flock to see a downtown that’s won countless national awards and press for its spectacular revitalization success.
Greenville is world-renowned as a destination for cyclists. Favorite local son Geroge Hincapie – training partner of Lance Armstrong – has been instrumental in bringing the USA Pro Cycling championships to town each year. Paris Mountain, just minutes north of downtown, makes an ideal training ground. Runners and walkers take advantage of beautiful Falls Park, Cleveland Park and the city’s lovely neighborhoods, while hikers head north to the Blue Ridge foothills to explore and enjoy countless trails and waterfalls. Tennis and golf are year-round past-times.
Performing and visual arts are so abundant in Greenville that any weekend forces hard choices: symphony or blues? art opening or live theater? ballet or touring Broadway show? Downtown is filled with galleries and performance arts venues, most notably the Peace Center, which has two indoor theaters and outdoor amphitheater. bob Jones University has a world-class art collection and several lovely museums are scattered across the city. Choose your pleasures, and good luck trying to “do it all.”