We may be biased (okay, we definitely are), but we believe every season is beautiful here in Greenville, SC. Maybe that’s because every season offers unique colors, scents, tastes and opportunities to explore, express yourself and even find yourself.
In fact, we’re so passionate about sharing great things to do in Greenville, SC that we had to make our own list.
Top Fall Activities for Seniors (and those who love them)
Even with heightened safety precautions this year due to COVID-19, there are still a number of fun fall things to do in Greenville, SC. The following list are just a few of our favorites. If you decide to enjoy any of them, you should do your own research to make sure they haven’t been postponed or canceled this year.
Okay, now that that caveat is out of the way, let’s dive into our favorite things to do in Greenville, SC:
Organized Events Seniors Love:
September 18-December 20, 2020
This 10-year-old celebration of Southern handmade goods, crafts and art will look a little different this year. You can visit the temporary retail shop, which features over 100 artists, every weekend for three months. Additionally, there will be a series of outdoor mini markets in November and December.
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Session One: 12-3 p.m.
Session Two: 4-7 p.m.
This delicious festival dedicated to tacos and craft cocktails was rescheduled from April and divided into two limited-capacity sessions to allow for social distancing. This event always sells out, and we don’t think a pandemic will change that this year!
October 2-October 4, 2020
Greenville’s best celebration of art, music and culture is usually held in the spring. After being postponed then canceled, it has gone virtual this year, and it’s still one of the top things to do in Greenville, SC this fall. Check out work by over 70 different artists, plus panel discussions and live chats.
Other Great Fall Activities for Seniors:
Hike Paris Mountain
Hiking is a great form of exercise for seniors, and one of our favorite things to do in Greenville, SC any time of year. But the fall weather, coupled with the beautiful change of colors, just seems to make hiking feel less like exercise and more like an exhilarating adventure.
Bike the Swamp Rabbit Trail
If you’re looking for one of the quintessential things to do in Greenville, SC, you simply must check out this amazing trail that runs from Greenville up to Travelers Rest. There are parts of the trail that are walkable if you’re not into biking. Even better, there are a lot of great places to stop for a bite to eat or a nice beverage along your journey.
Day Trip to Gorges State Park
If waterfalls are your thing (and they really should be), take a short trip to the North Carolina side of the border and enjoy a day at Gorges State Park. Seniors and their families can enjoy a nice three-mile round trip hike to Rainbow Falls. This is definitely something everyone should experience.
Lose Yourself in Some of the Largest Corn Mazes in the Southeast
Want to wander through a 10-acre corn maze that has been ranked the second best in the United States? Visit the maze at Denver Downs. Other great mazes in the Greenville SC area include Stewart Farm and Strawberry Hill U.S.A. Take on one or conquer them all!
It’s Not Autumn if You’re Not Picking Apples
One of the things we love as much as the fall weather here in Greenville SC is the opportunity to stop by one of our local orchards to pick some amazing apples or take home a fresh-baked fall dessert. Try the cider slushie at Grandad’s Apples in Henderson. Or make the drive to Flat Rock, NC to Sky Top Orchard, named one of the Top 5 Apple Picking Farms in the U.S. by the Travel Channel. At Justus Orchard, you can warm up with some hot apple cider or their spiked apple cannon. And don’t forget to try the apple cider doughnuts. You can thank us later.
Still More Things to Do in Greenville, SC for Seniors:
There are so many great fall activities for seniors around here that it’s hard to list them all in one post. If you are the type who enjoys your adventures a little closer to home, all you have to do is wander down Main Street in Greenville SC. Our downtown is always humming.
For a more leisurely adventure, enjoy:
- Nearly 100 restaurants (bistros, cafés, wine bars, restaurants run by famous chefs like Wolfgang Puck)
- Name-brand stores and one-of-a-kind boutiques
- Public works of art along the tree-lined streets
- Museum of Art with collections by Andrew Wyeth, Andy Warhol and Georgia O’Keefe
- Upcountry History Museum
- Golf courses
- Horse-driven carriage or trolley rides
For more great things to do in Greenville SC any time of year, visit our website. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves!