How to Spend a Rainy Day
It’s said that April showers bring May flowers. So what are you going to do on the rainy days we apparently have to look forward to next month? In this post I suggest some of my favorite wet-weather activities around Greenville – because rain or shine, there’s always something fun to do in the South Carolina Upstate!
Go to a museum.
There are several to choose from. The Greenville County Museum of Art is considered to be among the country’s premiere art museums, and the Upcountry History Museum has exhibits and educational events throughout the year that highlight our region’s history. If you have kids to entertain, consider taking them to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, the seventh largest children’s museum in the nation.
See a show.
Check online to see what’s scheduled for Greenville’s many performing arts stages. There is the Peace Center’s 2,100-seat concert hall and 400-seat theatre, and the 15,000 seat Bon Secours Wellness Arena. But don’t forget about Greenville’s smaller venues too, such as Greenville Little Theatre, The Warehouse Theatre, and the dinner and comedy show Café And Then Some.
Enjoy some retail therapy.
Spend a few hours browsing through Greenville’s many shops. Downtown there is Mast General Store, TAZ Boutique, and O.P Taylor’s toy store for the kids. And don’t miss The Cook’s Station for kitchen appliances and gift in the West End. If it’s really bucketing down, your best bet might be Haywood Mall with more than 150 specialty shops, including Apple, J.Crew and Williams-Sonoma.
Eat, then eat some more.
What better way to spend a rainy day than curled up in a Downtown restaurant, brewery or coffee shop. There are plenty to choose from. You might want to check out NOSE DIVE gastropub, Coffee Underground or Pour Taproom.