Years ago when I started posting about our homeschool I started some “field trip” posts. After moving my blog a couple of times to different platforms I lost many of the pictures so when you go back and look at the posts all the pics are gone. So I thought I would revisit them and just add the pics to a new post. That way I can add the pictures I want to them. Today I’m going to tell you about a great city in South Carolina. I called it home for 12 years and it is still one of the prettiest little cities We’ve ever lived.
There are so many things you can do there or that is within driving distance. One of the benefits of living here was the fact that we were only a 4 hour drive to Charleston and the coast and just an hour of two to the Smokey Mountains. The city itself is beautiful with trees nestled between buildings and the Reedy River flowing through the middle of town. It has all the benefits of a large city with that homey small town feel.
Here is a link to the city’s website so you can check it out for yourself.
This is at Falls Park in downtown. It’s beautiful there.
The Greenville Zoo is a great place to visit. This was taken the year our Giraffe exhibit opened. It was pretty awesome. We went quite a bit because the tickets at the Greenville Zoo (at the time were only like $8 for adults and $4 for kids). It is a smaller zoo and would only take us about 2 hours to walk through unless they were doing talks, or special events.
Here we went and seen the Drive play. Probably about 2010 or so. The kids were so little. But we enjoyed the minor league games much more than the majors.
This was from our recent trip back to SC this past July. We were on the bridge that is over the Reedy River Falls. It is a very unique bridge and gets lots of attention from tourists.
This is just up from the falls. In the background you see the foot bridge that crosses the river and the building beyond that is the Peace Center where the symphony plays as well as lots of big plays and productions that you can find in most larger cities. I remember when The Phantom of the Opera came and also Wicked.
This is in the Children’s Garden which is just a short walk from Falls Park just up the Reedy River. I used to bring the girls here all the time. There were story times, fun toys and lots of learning activities throughout the year. They have statues dedicated to many favorite storybook characters. I have a picture of Boo when she was much smaller standing next to Peter Rabbit.
There is so much more to do there as well. It’s a great place to visit and if you ever head through the Upstate of South Carolina you should definitely check out Greenville.