Things You CAN Do in Greenville, SC
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s been easy to obsess over all the things we haven’t been able to do. But today, let’s refocus on all the things you and I CAN still do in Greenville, South Carolina.
Many businesses and events in the Upstate have been closed or canceled over the past few months. One of the country’s most popular outdoor art festivals, Artisphere, was postponed from May 8-10 to August 21-23. The iMAGINE Upstate STEAM Festival was postponed from April 4 to September 12. Opening Day for Downtown’s TD Saturday Market was pushed back to June 6. Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movies was delayed until September. The start of Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive and Greenville Heritage FCU Main Street Fridays was postponed indefinitely.
All these disruptions have undoubtedly brought feelings of disappointment and anxiety. Some of us may have even felt a little down in the dumps … to say the least.
That’s why I want to focus on the good news—the things we can enjoy (with social distancing guidelines still in place, of course.)
Food & Beverages To Go
You don’t have to miss out on all the culinary sensations Greenville has to offer during this time. Most local restaurants are still open and offering curbside pickup, walk-up to-go orders, and/or delivery. There are so many. The only problem is which one to choose for dinner!
The TD Saturday Market is a favorite for fresh produce and local crafts and goods. Just because opening day for the market has been pushed back, doesn’t mean you can’t support the vendors now.
South Carolina State Parks
South Carolina State Parks reopened on May 1 on a limited basis. Group facilities like picnic shelters, community buildings, playgrounds, and park offices may still be closed. However, state parks do plan to honor existing camping and cabin reservations that were scheduled to check in on May 1 or later, and some parks started taking new reservations for stays starting May 11 or later.