One of the best things about living in O’Neal Village in Greer is being able to enjoy all the benefits of charming small-town living within driving distance to some of the most sought-after attractions of the Carolinas. Here are a few ideas for your next day trip:
While a lot of O’Neal Village residents might work in Greenville, you may not get to enjoy it for fun. For your next weekend in the city, visit any of the many breweries that Greenville has to offer and check out the shopping and dining options downtown! If you’re traveling with children, you can’t pass up the Greenville Zoo! The Swamp Rabbit Trail, Paris Mountain State Park and Liberty Bridge are all fantastic outdoor activities to take advantage of on a nice day. The Roper Mountain Science Center and The Children’s Museum of the Upstate are also great places to take the kiddos.
GVL Today recently put together an awesome guide to Simpsonville that we highly recommend. Simpsonville is best known for the famed Ice Cream Station and Heritage Park Amphitheater (Paul Simon, Post Malone and Willie Nelson have all played there!).
Head up to the beautiful North Carolina mountains for a day in Asheville. There’s so much to do that this could easily turn into a weekend trip! Visiting Biltmore (America’s largest home) is an absolute must, especially at Christmas or during the spring. You can’t miss the breweries; it’s best to take a tour to keep you on track! Wonder around the River Arts District or simply get lost on a drive or hike through the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Spend the day having a blast in the Queen City! Take in a Panthers game or visit the U.S. National Whitewater Center for a great adventure. Then check out one (or more) of Charlotte’s awesome bars and restaurants. If you’ve decided to spend the weekend there, drive north to Lake Norman for a day spent on the water.
Table Rock State Park (Pickens, SC)
Table Rock State Park is a 3,000-acre state park that’s great for hiking and outdoor enthusiasts. Pack a picnic and a bathing suit for a dip in one of the park’s two lakes. Have fun exploring one of the natural beauties that’s on the National Register of Historic Places.