Whether you’re a weekend visitor, newcomer to the city, or a long-time resident, you’ll discover our city offers a bevy of experiences, both cultural and culinary. To that effect, we’ve rounded up a list of unique tours—think art strolls, beer tastings, and more—that show off Greenville’s chic side, from town to trail.
Choose from a West End Walking tour and two driving tours, Downtown or Historic Neighborhoods and Architecture, and learn about the 200 years of history behind the city of Greenville. Local author and historian John Nolan covers charming neighborhoods, the city’s complete revitalization, the oldest buildings on the banks of the Reedy River, and Falls Park. (864)567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com/greenville-history-tours
John Nolan’s food-centric tours like BBQ Trail, Breakfast, and At The Chef’s Table feature some hot spots of Greenville’s fast-growing culinary scene. He’ll introduce you to all the mouth-watering, delicious samples with informative anecdotes, a bit of history and Southern culture. (864) 567-3940, greenvillehistorytours.com/greenville-culinary-tours
Showcasing almost 100 pieces of work, the Art in Public Places self-guided, walking/driving tour from the City of Greenville is available on computer, iPad, tablet or mobile. Check out murals from artists like Adam Schrimmer, sculpture from Dale Chihuly and Yuri Tsuzuki and statues from Zan Wells. (864) 232-2273, greenvillesc.gov/1114/Art-in-Public-Places
Join others in the 12-seat passenger van and get ready for a tasty beer bonanza along with meet-and-greets with owners/brewers. The Brewery Experience’s Gary Glancy, a Certified Cicerone® (beer sommelier), will impart a myriad of fun facts about beer along with samplings at several of Greenville’s most celebrated craft breweries. Tours run Wednesday and Saturday. Private custom tours are available with door-to-door drop off. (828) 216-1343, thebreweryexperience.com
Patty and Roger Beatty are long-time Greenville residents and beer lovers. Created last June, their Brews Cruise offers up four Saturday tours in the city: Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Greenville, which rotate every week. You’ll enjoy a flight of beers at each brewery location, ending up at a restaurant. A group of 10 or more can book a private tour. (864) 757-4693, greenvillescbrewscruise.com
Jump on a Segway from Greenville Glides, and choose from three guided sightseeing tours. Try an hour and a half Historic West End and Falls Park or a two-hour Greenville tour. There’s even an hour and a half Haunted Greenville tour in the evenings visiting a cemetery, and the eerie buildings, hotels and mills along the Reedy. (866) 752-7130, greenvillesegwaytours.com
Reedy Rides can create specialized and custom bike tours for at least six participants, which are accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide and include a free water bottle. Regular rentals receive a Swamp Rabbit trail map with highlighted trail stops. Seven-speed comfort cruisers along with helmets and locks are provided, and are available for half day, full day and weekends, seven days a week. (864) 419-2944, reedyrides.com