Luxurious, Family-Friendly Accommodations near Downtown Greenville
Just outside downtown Greenville, a narrow footbridge curves sharply over Reedy Falls, offering a bird's-eye view of the waterfall as it tumbles some 30 feet over crags and boulders. Liberty Bridge's sleek, futuristic design—it hangs by two freestanding masts that lean away from the bridge—makes it feel like you're suspended in midair. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Greenville is located just minutes from this and other Greenville attractions, including the family-friendly Roper Mountain Science Center, home to a butterfly garden and a planetarium with one of the largest telescopes in the United States.
The hotel provides a comfortable home base for exploring downtown Greenville. Vibrant red accent walls and plush sea-green carpeting make guest rooms bright and welcoming. Each deluxe suite features a king bed and a pullout sofa bed to provide extra space.
In the morning, savor a complimentary hot breakfast of bacon or sausage, eggs, and gooey cinnamon rolls. Afterward, you can take advantage of the indoor pool and fitness center onsite or venture into downtown Greenville to sample downhome southern eats or check out the local theaters and art galleries.
Greenville, South Carolina: Kid-Friendly Attractions and Vibrant Arts Scene in Appalachian Foothills
Greenville sits in the woodsy Appalachian foothills of upstate South Carolina. For most of the 20th century, textile mills, factories, and warehouses dominated Greenville's hilly landscape, earning the city a reputation as the textile capital of the south. It's come a long way since then. Today, art galleries and theaters occupy many of the old warehouses, and the downtown is an eminently walkable district filled with specialty boutiques and high-end retailers. One of downtown's biggest draws is the Bi-Lo Center, a large performance venue that has hosted everybody from Young Jeezy to George Strait.
The nearby Heritage Green area is home to a number of cultural institutions and kid-friendly attractions. At the Greenville Zoo, you can see giant tortoises and Masai giraffes. The 80,000-square-foot Children's Museum of the Upstate features a range of whimsical exhibits, including a light lab that looks like a giant Lite-Brite. In winter, twinkling lights illuminate Ice on Main, an outdoor rink right outside City Hall.