24 Hours in Greenville, SC

We figured out how to make the most of 24 hours in Greenville, SC with a baby so you don’t have to!

What do you do when your husband’s golden birthday and 5 year wedding anniversary fall in the same week? Pack up the car and head out of town for baby’s first overnight trip, of course. When I was pregnant we swore we’d still do all the same things we loved doing before but with baby in tow… except we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into and it’s taken longer than I’d like to admit to a) find our groove and b) muster up the courage to just go for it! I’m so glad I decided we needed to make this little road trip. Only a 2.5 hour drive from home, Greenville was the perfect spot to test the waters by interrupting our established routine. Having visited before, we love the walkability of Greenville’s downtown and the variety of restaurants and shopping experiences. Hopefully we will be able to explore more outdoors next time, but we were able to squeeze a lot into just 24 hours in the City.

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Lattes at Landmark Flagship Store/Methodical Coffee

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We visited Greenville’s original Methodical location on a previous trip to the city so we knew we wanted to go again. When we found out they had a second location at the Landmark Project flagship store it was settled! My husband owns several Landmark tees and goods so it was neat to check out their entire collection in person. It’s a great store for outdoor enthusiasts and National Park junkies. They’ve got everything from t-shirts to travel guide books and forest scented soap! It was a really unique coffee + retail experience that reminded me of some of the Revelator/West Elm locations we’ve been to before. Who doesn’t want to sip coffee while they shop?!

Browsing albums at Horizon Records

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Checking out the local record store in every town we visit is kind of our new thing. You never know what you might find! Horizon Records is just around the corner from the Landmark Flagship and is similar in that it is connected to The Bohemian Cafe/Restaurant/Bar. Horizon had a huge selection of new + used vinyl and their staff was friendly and helpful as we made our selections. We went home with a couple of new albums that I’ll have to share in one of my record round-up posts later.

Bagels at Sully’s Steamers

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You know I can’t resist a good breakfast bagel sandwich, but we headed to Sully’s Steamers for lunch and I decided to try one of their steamed bagel sandwiches for lunch. I don’t think I’ve ever had a steamed bagel sandwich but it totally broadened by horizons! I had the Ridgeline on an everything bagel. It was filled with
Turkey, Veggie Cream Cheese, Bacon, Colby, Cheddar, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Sprouts & Mayo. YUM! I was also blown away by how good their branding was. The local spot seemed more like it should be a chain. I’d definitely love to see an Augusta location.

Falls Park on the Reedy River

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You can’t visit downtown Greenville, SC without taking a walk along the greenway at Falls Park on the Reedy River. The walking trails is convenient to rocks and waterfalls, cute shops, and lots of restaurants. It was a fun place for us to relax and get in tune with nature right in the middle of the city.

Stay in a cute AirBnB

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Greenville has so many cute Airbnb options, it was hard to pick just one to stay at during our weekend getaway. We stayed close to the Greenville Zoo in an adorable bungalow that gave me all kinds of home decor ideas! We chose a home with two bedrooms so we could stay up late after putting Rooney to bed in her own room. We stayed up and watched Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse while munching on chicken fries and o-rings from Burger King! If you want the link to this particular rental, send me an email!

A fun birthday party in Taylors, SC

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Okay, so maybe I can’t promise that you’ll get to attend an adorable 1st birthday party when you visit Greenville, but it sure is fun to catch up with friends when you’re out of town!

Brunch at Biscuit Head

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I’m a creature of habit and ordered the Fried Green Tomato Biscuit at Biscuit Head in Greenville. It’s the same thing I picked on our first visit in Asheville. Rooney was so sleepy during our brunch that we had to take turns eating, feeding her, and trying to distract her by taking walks around the building. I loved the Greenville location of Biscuit Head. It felt like a lot larger space with big open air ceilings. Similar to their Asheville locations, they’ve got a community table if you’re eager to meet some new friends over mimosas and ALL THE BUTTER. Be sure to check out my guide to brunch spots in Greenville here.

That’s it! We managed to fit a whole lot of walking and eating into a quick 24 hours in the upstate. I hope you’ll visit some of these spots the next time you’re in Greenville, SC!