South Carolina :  Experience the Art

Whether you’re visiting for the afternoon, the day, or the weekend, the Upstate region has plenty to offer!


Pickens is the host city of the 44th Annual National Exhibition.

Things to Do

Pickens Art Museum, 307 Johnson Street, Pickens, SC 29671, this refurbished 1903 jail is the host of the 44th Annual National Exhibition as well as other galleries and historical exhibits.

Pickens Amphitheater, 114 W Main St, Pickens, SC 29671, visiting for the weekend? Evening musical events are hosted here through September!

Doodle Trail, Doodle Trail Pickens Parking, Doodle Trail, Pickens, SC 29671, interested in art and exercise? You can walk or bike the Doodle Trail. Go all the way to the end of the trail, and you can explore neighboring Easley, SC.

Places to Eat

Coyote Coffee, 104 E Main St, Pickens, SC 29671, local coffee shop serving a variety of beverages and foods, sun up to sun down.

Burning Brick Tavern, 301 E Main St, Pickens, SC 29671, a full service bar with a wide variety of cuisine options from bar food classics to salads and wraps.

Appalachian Ale House, 205 E Main St, Pickens, SC 29671, a speakeasy style pub with a mercantile store, craft beverage bar, and craft kitchen.

Main Street Pizzeria, 213 W Main St Pickens, SC 29671, a family owned and operated pizza shop in downtown Pickens.


Greenville is a thriving city located 30 minutes from Pickens that offers a wide variety of arts, cultural, and dining experiences.

Things to Do

Public Art Walking Tour, Around and About Downtown Greenville, explore Greenville and her art by foot

Falls Park, Falls Park Drive, Greenville, SC 29601, Greenville’s most unique feature is the river that flows through downtown culminating in a waterfall that can be viewed from Liberty Bridge, the city’s suspension and footbridge.

Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601, visiting for the weekend? Consider catching a show at the city’s formal concert hall, theater, or outdoor amphitheater.

Swamp Rabbit Trail, Varies, interested in art and exercise? You can walk or bike the Swamp Rabbit Trail. There are several places to enter and exit the trail. Click on the link above to explore an interactive map.

Special Events, Varies, check Greenville’s Special Events Calendar to see what unique event may be taking place during your visit.

Places to Eat

Coffee Underground, 1 E Coffee St, Greenville, SC 29601, a cozy coffeehouse with beverages & food all day, cocktails & various live entertainment by night.

The Roost, 220 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601, a sophisticated outpost with an open kitchen that offers seasonal, organic fare & drinks in a modern venue.

The Lazy Goat, 170 Riverplace, Greenville, SC 29601, offering Mediterranean small & large plates in an elegant riverside spot with open kitchen & patio.

Trappe Door, 23 W Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601, an underground spot with an old-world vibe offering traditional Belgian dishes & a huge beer selection.

Gather GVL, 126 Augusta St, Greenville, SC 29601, an outdoor food court with a variety of cuisine selections for any time of day. Offering American, Mexican, Cuban, Italian, and Asian selections, as well as beer, wine, and mixed drinks.