11/23/14

Exploring Greenville



Greenville, SC is the perfect place for our active lifestyle. After 10 years of living in Florida and the 6 past years living in Jacksonville, FL, we were ready for a change.

So, we decided to exchange the beach for the mountains and we haven't regretted our decision since we moved in mid-May.

We absolutely love exploring our new city and we have so much more to see but I thought I'd share some of our favorite finds in Greenville, SC.

Let me start off with the yummy stuff first.

FOOD
Everyday Organic - 100% organic restaurant and bakery with delicious meals that satisfy almost every diet and taste (vegetarian, gluten free, vegan and meat options)
Green Lettuce - fresh, delicious, Mediterranean inspired cuisine
Pomegranate on main - traditional Persian food with excellent appetizers and entrees
Chicora Alley - a variety of cuisine (vegetarian/vegan options available) which is a fusion of exotic island and southern cooking. You can find burritos, salads, burgers and sandwiches.
Passerelle in the Park  - enjoy a beautiful view overlooking Falls Park. Enjoy chef inspired fare that's a little French, a little European and a lot local. Dog friendly.
Barley's - Pizza, salads, burgers, fries and 72 carefully-selected craft beers on tap and over 200 bottled beers. Dog friendly.
Lazy Goat - Mediterranean-themed restaurant with a menu featuring global influences from Spain, Morocco, Italy, France, Greece, Africa and the Middle East. Dog friendly.
Trio brick oven cafe - Gourmet wood-fired pizzas, a wide variety of homemade pastas, wraps, sandwiches and an extensive wine list. Dog friendly.
Mary Beth at McBee- known as the best breakfast in Greenville but now serving lunch and dinner too.
Growler Station - Fresh craft beer to go OR bring your dog inside and have a beer and chillax.

BAKERY AND COFFEE
Le Grand - French bakery
Strossners - German bakery
Bavarian Pretzel factory - German bakery
Coffee Underground - cool vibe, coffee and food available
Spill the Beans - Great coffee and ice cream
Westend coffee - buy a bag (or two) of fresh coffee that is roasted in-house.
Swamp Rabbit Cafe - Right on the swamp rabbit bicycle trail. Great selection of local foods, fresh breads and the best baguettes!

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Paris Mountain State park
Jones Gap State park
Cesear's Head State park
Devils Fork State park
Hotel Domestique  - George Hincapie's hotel. Enjoy an overnight stay during your cycling adventure or a fine-dining experience with a great view.
Pedal Chic - All women's bike shop.
GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail - cycling, walking, running
Falls Park on the Reedy- Named the 9th best park in the US (Trip Advisor 2013)Westside aquatics - This is where we swim. We just love this pool. Throughout the year it changes from short to long course. We also belong to Caine Halter YMCA.

OTHER
Greenville Humane Society - the largest no kill facility in the Southeast. Donate HERE or volunteer, foster a pet, donate a Kuranda  bed or apply for a job.