The Upstate has graced more than a few Top 10 lists in the nation for top places to live and play, so there is no shortage of great events and places to keep you and your family entertained this summer! Whether you're a nature lover or just like to relax and be waited on, the list below has you covered.  


Falls Park on the Reedy River

This gorgeous green space offers ample room for you to enjoy the falls, have a picnic or even some entertainment! Shakespeare in the Park goes on May 21st through August 2nd, Thursday through Sunday starting at 7pm. This is great way to catch an outdoor show and see some local talent in action.  For more information go to: 


Fluor Field 

Located down the road from Falls Park, this ball park is a replica of Fenway Park!  The park is near some great restaurants to stop at before the game!  For a list of games and more info check out their official site: The Official site of the Greenville Drive 


Swamp Rabbit Trail

This paved trail starts near the downtown area and takes you 18+ miles past The Swamp Rabbit Grocery Cafe, Furman, and up in to Travelers Rest.  Once in this quaint downtown area, you will enjoy great new restaurants and views!  For info about the trail check out:


Greenville Zoo

Always a fun place to take the kiddos!  A connected paved trail can take you from Falls Park to the Greenville Zoo.  Besides the Lions and Tigers and Bears (oh my), this Zoo offers day camps and fun activities for the kids! There are even some fun adult events such Brew in the Zoo and Sippin Safari!  For more information about camps, events and dates, check out:


Paris Mountain State Park

Everything outdoors from boating to fishing to hiking, the is a great outdoor hot spot for nature lovers or anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors in a great spot!  This park boast multiple trails with different intensity levels for any fitness level.  And if you want to make it an over night experience, they have camp sites too!  For information about Paris Mountain state park, visit:


These are just a few things that the Upstate has to offer! Write in tell us about your favorite hot spots in the Upstate!