Wet n’ wild
With two water slides, a lazy river, a leisure pool, an expanded sundeck, and party rental coconut cabanas, Discovery Island Water Park has something for adults – and the kid inside you. www.greenvillerec.com/waterparks/discovery-island/
Order up a River Falls Red Ale, the flagship brew at Thomas Creek Brewery, or try one of their seven other homemade concoctions perfect for a hot summer day. www.thomascreekbeer.com
Searching for a stiff breeze? Look no further than Adventure America Zipline Canopy Tours. All trips offer fully guided tours with two or more Rangers on at least 10 zips and bridges. Weeeeeee! www.wildwaterrafting.com/aazct.php
After a day of sightseeing, rest your weary head at the Westin Poinsett, the most historic hotel in Greenville. You might just spot a celebrity. www.westinpoinsettgreenville.com
Ice, ice baby
We all scream for … gelato? You will after tasting the Chocolate Velvet or Pistachio best sellers at Luna Rosa Gelato Café on West Washington St. www.lunarosagelato.com
Spend a lazy afternoon by the lazy Reedy River at the Lazy Goat (do you notice a theme here)? Order up the best gazpacho in town by Chef Victoria Moore, who was voted the Breakout Chef to Watch in 2009 by Esquire. www.thelazygoat.typepad.com
Grab a shaded seat along the 3rd baseline to watch The Greenville Drive play America’s favorite pastime. Complete with a Green Monster in left field, you might think you’re in Boston, but don’t worry, the fans here are much nicer. Call (864) 240-4528 for tickets.
Ride this way
Catch a cool breeze on the free trolley that cruises through downtown. Did we mention it’s FREE?
Fountain of youth
Let your kids splash in Children’s Fountain at RiverPlace while you peruse through the strip of art galleries lining the same sidewalk. Everyone wins. www.riverplacesc.com/playing-at-riverplace.php
Pedal to the metal
You’ll definitely catch a breeze when driving a brand new BMW 90 mph on a wet/dry track – the only place in the country to offer the pleasure. www.bmwusa.com or call 888-345-4269 for reservations.
How to get there
Just 121 miles from Knoxville, Greenville is an easy 2-hour car drive away. Perfect for a weekend jaunt with the fam.