Things to Do in Downtown Greenville

If you’re just visiting Greenville or live locally, there’s plenty to see and do in our great city – including visiting top-rated restaurant UP on the Roof for the best in rooftop dining.

We’re glad you want to explore Greenville, South Carolina! Whether you love the outdoors or you’re interested in the music, art or growing foodie scene, there is so much to enjoy. From hiking trails to art museums to UP on the Roof, where you can take in beautiful views of the Reedy River, downtown Greenville, and on a clear day you can even see the Blue Ridge Mountains, let us help you find your new favorite spot in the city.

If You Love the Outdoors

Greenville, South Carolina, is one of the most beautiful cities in the country, so you’ll definitely want to spend some time outside. Winters are relatively mild (especially when you consider how close the mountains are) — but you still get a taste of every season. See the beautiful fall colors change from up high at UP on the Roof, or set out on foot on a scenic tour along the Reedy River during spring. Here are a few other ideas for those who love the outdoors.

Greenville Zoo

The Greenville Zoo costs less than $10 for people of all ages to enter, with group rates available. Visit wildlife from all over in open-air exhibits designed to conserve and enhance the quality of life for all the animals present. The Greenville Zoo is a family activity that everyone will enjoy!

Outdoor Tours

You and your family may also enjoy a trolley tour of Greenville. The trolley is free for all to ride, runs Thursday to Sunday, and is handicap accessible. For a more interactive tour, consider seeing the city by Segway with Greenville Glides Segway Tours.

Falls Park

Falls Park on the Reedy River is also a great place to toss the baseball and enjoy a boxed lunch. This park offers views of the river that can’t be beat!

If You Want an Infusion of Culture

If you’re in town hoping to enjoy the music, art and culture of a new city, you’re in luck! Greenville has a variety of options for lovers of the arts.

Carolina Music Museum

The Carolina Music Museum features the world-famous Carolina Clavier Collection, harpsichords and pianos from the early 1700s — and much more.

Greenville County Museum of Art

The Greenville County Museum of Art includes exhibits from the likes of Georgia O’Keefe and Andy Warhol. There are all different mediums for viewers to enjoy — plus admission is always free!

Children’s Museum of the Upstate

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate has two locations: one on Magnolia Street for kids ages five and under, and the other on College Street for children of all ages. The museum encourages curiosity and hands-on learning, allowing children to enjoy activities around space travel, cars, television broadcasting and more! The museum is closed on Mondays during the school year.

The Peace Center

The Peace Center in downtown Greenville, just a short walk from UP on the Roof, hosts Broadway shows, concerts, workshops, performances and more. There’s always something happening there!

If You Want the Best Food and Hand-Crafted Cocktails in Greenville

A visit to UP on the Roof is essential for a successful trip to Greenville. Serving lunch and dinner daily – and brunch on the weekends – UP on the Roof specializes in creative drinks, including hand-crafted cocktails, wines and craft beers, and locally sourced food designed to show off the best the Upstate has to offer.

Foodies will love the unique dishes on our menu, from our daily Deviled Eggs special to the Duck Chili Nachos perfect for sharing at lunchtime. The menu features snacks, salads, entrees and more that hail from the farm, ranch or sea, so everyone can find something they’ll enjoy.

The best part of UP on the Roof is that this relaxing venue not only has amazing food, but amazing views, too. During the colder months of the year, you can cozy up with friends or your special someone in front of our firepits, taking in the views of the city. During the warmer months, enjoy the spectacular sunsets as you sip refreshing cocktails and look out over the Reedy River and all of downtown Greenville.

Don’t take our word for it – everyone from ABC News to Food Network has named UP on the Roof a can’t-miss place to eat in Greenville.

Make a Reservation at UP on the Roof

There is so much to enjoy in Greenville, and regardless of when you’re in the downtown area, we hope you include a stop at UP on the Roof. We’re open 11 a.m. until midnight all week long. Give us a call at 864-242-4000 or reserve a table to enjoy the best food and drink in Greenville.