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Keeping Cool in Greenville, SC

With temperatures in the 90’s this week, it’s time to start thinking about how to keep cool in Greenville, SC this summer. I’ve rounded up a few ideas for you in this week’s blog post. Enjoy!



credit: greenvillerec.com

credit: greenvillerec.com

There’s nothing that beats the heat quite like water! There are three waterparks in the Upstate that are sure to keep you cool this summer:

  • Discovery Island at 417 Baldwin Road in Simpsonville has two water slides, a lazy river and leisure pool. With a special area for the kids and cabanas for the parents, there’s something for the whole family!
  • Otter Creek at 101 West Darby Road in Greenville has four water slides (including one for kids), and a 32-foot tall tower. There’s also a leisure pool, sun deck, and two party huts that make it a great location for a summer birthday party!
  • 7th Inning Spash at 1500 Piedmont Highway in Piedmont has three water slides and a spray pad designed to look like Wrigley Field. It also offers a junior-size Olympic pool and three party huts.

Outdoor Pubs

credit: bringfido.com

credit: bringfido.com

With as many restaurants and bars as there are in Greenville, SC, it’s no surprise there are several with great, outdoor spaces to enjoy a cold beverage on a hot day. Here are some of my favorites:

  • The Irish Pub at 214 N Pleasantburg Drive not only has an indoor and outdoor bar but also two sand volleyball courts open to patrons! It’s the perfect place for some summer recreation and drinks with friends. It’s also dog friendly.
  • Universal Joint at 300 E. Stone Avenue offers an impressive beer selection and menu, including burgers and tacos. It’s one of the newer bars in Greenville, having opened in mid-2014. It’s also dog friendly.
  • Sip Rooftop Lounge features a full bar and Napa-inspired wine tasting room. With views of downtown from its rooftop location at 103 N Main Street, drinks at Sip are something everyone in Greenville should enjoy this summer.



Lake Jocassee, credit: scgreatoutdoors.org

Lake Jocassee, credit: scgreatoutdoors.org

Boats were made for summer. Fortunately there are several lakes located within an hour of Greenville for water-based activities:

  • Lake Hartwell is located 60 miles southwest of the city. At 56,000 acres, it is one of the biggest in the state.
  • Above Lake Hartwell is Lake Keowee, a 18,500-acre reservoir that has lake houses and a few marinas.
  • Lake Jocassee is a 7,500-acre reservoir above Lake Keowee. Most of Jocassee’s shoreline is protected from development, but boats can be launched from the public boat ramp at Devils Fork State Park.




If you’re looking to move to the Upstate this summer, please be in touch. I’d be happy to show you around.


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