Plan Your Trip to Greenville

For the City’s Favorite Festival

We’re so glad you’re coming! Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina promises a unique southern experience. With our quaint downtown shops, world-class museums, and some of the best restaurants in the region, you’re sure to fall in love with our growing city.

Getting to Greenville

Whether you are flying or driving into Greenville, traveling into the city is a breeze.

Heading in from the GSP Airport or Charlotte?
  • Take I-85 South to I-385 North
  • Follow I-385 into downtown
  • Take a left on Main Street, follow Main Street into the West End or into any of the City’s parking garages.
Heading in from Atlanta?
  • Take I-85 North to I-385 North
  • Follow I-385 into downtown
  • Take a left on Main Street, follow Main Street into the West End or into any of the City’s parking garages.

Where to Stay

As an out of town guest, you can choose from a variety of hotel accommodations, suitable for any budget.

Host Hotels

Hampton Inn & Suites

171 Riverplace
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 271-8700

Westin Poinsett Hotel

120 S. Main St.
Greenville, SC 29601

Hyatt Regency

220 N. Main St.
Greenville, SC 29601

Embassy Suites

250 Riverplace
Greenville, SC 29601

Courtyard by Marriot

50 West Broad St.
Greenville, SC 29601

Looking for Something Else?

Parking for Artisphere

Parking in Greenville is affordable and easy.

With 14 different parking decks scattered between each end of downtown Greenville, you should have no trouble finding a place to park for the day, or the entire weekend.

ART Around town

The art scene in Greenville is thriving, even when it’s not Artisphere weekend. Below are some special exhibits you may want to check out this weekend.

  • Frank McGrath: 2018 Artist of the Upstate Best in Show
    • 233 N Main St 12B, Greenville, SC 29601
    • The Art Cellar | Friday 11am-7pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm
    • As the “Best in Show” award winner for the 2018 Artist of the Update Exhibition, Frank McGrath is the featured artists at The Art Cellar during the festival, featuring his unique assemblages, tables, and lamp sculptures. The Art Cellar is an eclectic salon style gallery over 40 local artists in a wide variety of styles, mediums, and price points.
  • The Great North Main Art Experience
    • 220 N Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601
    • NOMA Square | Saturday 12pm-4pm
    • 25+ local artists from The Art Cellar, The Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville, Jewelry by Kathy Young, and Open Art Studios will set up with their easels on the plaza demonstrating their own unique talents and techniques. These 4 galleries represent over 85 local artists on the North end of Main Street and partner together twice a year for this interactive community event. Meet the artists and see demonstrations including watercolor, pastels, oils, acrylics, mixed media, and jewelry design. Clay demonstrations will also take place in the outside patio of The Art Cellar. In case of rain, artists will still demonstrate inside their respective galleries.
  • Centre Stage
    • 501 River Street, Phone: 864-233-6733,
    • Noises Off By: Michael Frayn
    • Show dates: May 9-25, 2019
    • Noises Off takes a look at the follies of theatre actors, whose susceptibility to out of control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play within a play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of “Nothing On” in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues to friction among the cast in the final performance, Noises Off is brimming with slapstick comedy, falling trousers, and of course, flying sardines!
  • Children’s Museum
    • 300 College Street, Phone: 864-233-7755,
    • Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm
    • Sunday 11am-5pm
    • Monday Closed
    • The Children’s Museum of the Upstate sparks a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play.
  • Greenville County Museum of Art
    • 420 College Street @ Heritage Green, Phone 864-271-7570,
    • Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
    • Sunday 1pm-5pm
    • Monday-Tuesday Closed
    • Admission: Free
    • The Greenville County Museum of Art boasts an acclaimed collection of American art that ranges from Federal portraits to contemporary works, including major holdings of work by two of the nation’s greatest artists, Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns.  Additional highlights include an exceptional group of pre-Civil War vessels created by the enslaved African-American potter and poet David Drake; a survey of works by South Carolina native artist William H. Johnson; an extensive collection of American Impressionism; and an array of works by such 20th century masters as Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, and Romare Bearden. Current exhibitions include: Wyeth Dynasty; Grainger McKoy; Carew Rice; In a Mirror, Darkly; Masterworks of Color: African American Art from the Greenville Collection; Susan Vecsey
  • Metropolitan Arts Council
    • 16 Augusta Street, Phone: 864-467-3132,
    • One-Stop Open Studios Retrospective
    • April 26-May 31, 2019 | Admission: Free
    • Open during the hours of Artisphere + Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
    • Over 100 pieces of local artwork! A retrospective exhibit of Greenville Open Studios artists from 2002 – 2018. Greenville Open Studios is an annual event held each November in which local artists open their studios to the public for one full weekend. Each spring all past participants are given the opportunity to submit a 12 x 12 (x12) inch work to the MAC Gallery for display during Artisphere.  We are located across from Mellow Mushroom in downtown Greenville.
  • Peace Center for the Performing Arts
    • Gunter Theatre, 300 S Main Street, Phone (Peace Center Box Office): 864-467-3000
    • For more information, click.
    • Dance Theatre of Harlem
    • Saturday, May 11 at 8PM | Tickets: $60+
    • A singular presence in the ballet world, Dance Theatre of Harlem tours internationally, presenting a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. The multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics and neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture.
  • Public Art Walking Tour
    • From the Mice on Main to dozens of historic monuments and memorials, you’ll be amazed by all that our Downtown and West End have to offer. A map, images, and descriptions for your tour can be found here.
  • The South Carolina Bach Choir and North Carolina Baroque Orchestra
    • Christ Church Episcopal, 10 N. Church Street
    • For more information, click.
    • The Heavens Are Telling: Music for Trumpet and Voices
    • Sunday, May 12 @ 4PM | Tickets: $5-$20
    • South Carolina’s Bach Society is the state’s premier performing arts organization that focuses on quality performances of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries. Join them, under the direction of Dr. David Rhyne, for absolutely heavenly music in the final major concert of their 2018-2019 season. A pre-concert talk with be offered 30 minutes prior to the concert. Tickets can be purchased here.

More Fun in Greenville

Explore the Whole City!

Come a few days early or stay a few days late and explore all that Greenville has to offer. Greenville isn’t popping up on ‘must travel to’ lists for no reason.