My road trip began with a stop in Greenville, South Carolina. The last time I lived in Charleston, Greenville was known as the country. I never had a reason to visit. Since I have been back, though, I keep hearing about what a great place it is.
Apparently, over the past 10 or 15 years, several new car manufacturers have moved into the area, so there is a lot of culture that has come to Greenville. They have completely revitalized the area, and there are lots of Wonderful sites and attractions to see.
Since I am traveling alone, and honestly have no real agenda in mind, I just drove from Charleston into Greenville and parked. Over the next 2 hours, I walked up and down the main strip and happened upon an enchanting Park right in the middle of town. It is called The Falls, and you will definitely understand why when you see it!
There is a lovely waterfall that cascades over jutting rocks. There are dining and outlooks all over for anyone to sit and enjoy the view. There are even private little spots where couples can sit with relative privacy and enjoy the Riverview.
I could definitely spend a vacation here. Everyone seems quite friendly and welcoming. Despite the mountainous region, I do need to remember that I am still in South Carolina. Southern Charm is not lost, despite the growth in the area. I might also mention, that traveling as a woman alone, I did not feel the least bit of apprehension. I was able to walk around and felt no concerns for my safety at all.
As much as I could see Greenville being a place to go for a weekend trip with my girls, it’s still in South Carolina. I’m eager to move to the next phase. So, I am now heading to Asheville, North Carolina, which is only another hour of the road. I will probably stay the night there before resuming my journey North through New England. Stay tuned!