La vie Greenville

Welcome to Greenville, SC!

There is so much to see, do and eat here in Greenville, sometimes it is hard to know where to get started! We've got two little boys in tow, and so our activities are child friendly, and often within a quick drive of downtown. Here are a few ideas...
The Children's Museum of the Upstate 
The Greenville Zoo
The Upcountry History Museum

Search for the Mice on Main
The butterfly garden at Roper Mountain Science Center
The Greenville County Museum of Art
Watch planes at the Aviation Park at GMU airport
Touch a Truck day downtown
The pumpkin patch
Balloons over Anderson
Creating Artists for Tomorrow
Hitch a ride on the downtown trolley
Witness the circus walk
Falls Park on the Reedy River
Paris Mountain State Park
Campbell's Covered Bridge 
Check out the West End
Catch a ball game at Fluor Field
Take a ride on the Swamp Rabbit Trail

A few spots are a little further away...
Auldbrass - the Frank Lloyd Wright Plantation
Issaqueena Falls and the Stumphouse Tunnel 
Apple picking at Skytop Orchard
Carl Sandburg Home Historic Site

Then there are all the festivals - for example,
Fall for Greenville 
Second Saturdays at Roper Mountain Science Center including the Blueberry Festival and Star Wars Reads Day
Spartanburg International Festival 
The annual Greek festival
The Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire
and the Reedy River Duck Derby

Frequently we find ourselves celebrating all sorts of holidays -
St. Patrick's Day with the annual parade
Halloween with Boo in the Zoo, Enchanted Tracks and a Green Halloween
Christmas with the Roper Mountain Science Center lights, Ice on Main, the Miniature World of Trains Christmas display, the Festival of Trees and the Christmas parade

Last, but not least, all things Southern!
Paula Deen

Here are some local blogs I am following:
A Day's Drive from Greenville, SC: Great ideas for day trips
A Little Bit of All of It: A friend's blog
Feeding Goslings in America: An expat friend's blog about dining in the US - I love to get an "outside" opinion on our dining options here in the Upstate
Greenville Daily Photo: Our lovely town in pictures!
The Greenville, SC Blog: A real estate site, although plenty of news, local events and more
Have Goslings must Travel: Insight into an expatriate's life in Greenville
Kidding Around Greenville SC: Life with kids in Greenville- the "Top Weekly Events" posts are informative in helping figure out what activities we'll be attending that week
Left on Main: Getting to Know Greenville, SC
My Life in Words: Join Anna as she navigates her way through the trails and parks of the Upstate with little Braxton in tow... Restaurant reviews on all the local hot spots!
The Reedy Review: Greenville, food, weddings... this blog has got a little of everything including a new baby on the way!
Rusty Rides - A cycling journal with details on all the trails within the Upstate
The Upstate Under Your Nose: "The Adventures of an Upstate family wandering off the beaten path"

All sorts of information can be found in these websites:
Official website of the city of Greenville
The Greenville News
Greenville Chamber of Commerce
County of Greenville
South Carolina Parks

Finally, a few quick facts:
Population: 60,379 (2011)
Area: 26.14 sq miles

Have a local blog I don't know about? Contact me!

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