Explore, Shop, and Indulge: A Weekend in Downtown Greenville


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Looking for a weekend escape that’s both vibrant and fun? A trip to Greenville, Texas, is calling your name.

Filled to the brim with exciting activities, from family-friendly fun to live theater and more, Greenville is making a name for itself as a must-visit destination. Year-round, this charming town’s calendar is chock-full of events and happenings to participate in. Whether you visit for a weekend, a week, or a lifetime, these are some of the many cant-miss experiences in this Texan gem.

A Downtown Oasis

You can spend a whole weekend in downtown Greenville! Just picture it: a quaint downtown area where you can park your car and explore on foot. From cozy cafes to trendy bistros, all offering delightful food and drink options, downtown Greenville has it all. And the best part? Everything is conveniently within walking distance, making it easy to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere. Exploring on foot is the key to finding local gems, and Greenville is no exception.

Whether you’re looking for that perfect “date night” place, a place the whole family will enjoy, or a quick bite on the run, Greenville will satisfy your taste buds. From authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex meals to upscale Italian, plus award-winning wines at Landon Winery and award-winning Texas-style barbeque at Ernie’s Pit Bar-B-Que just outside of downtown—is your mouth watering yet?

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Retail Therapy and Beyond

If your perfect weekend trip involves a shopping break, you’ve found your place in Greenville. Downtown Greenville is home to an array of boutiques and specialty stores that cater to every taste and interest. Don’t miss the Boutique Marketplace, with 20 local vendors offering a wide variety of items. Whether you’re into vintage vinyl albums, artisanal candles, or handcrafted soaps, you’ll find something to pique your curiosity—boutique to unique; Greenville has got it all. Plus, why not unleash your creative side with sip-and-paint classes for adults or engaging craft projects for children? The possibilities are endless.

No matter the time of year, Greenville offers something special for every season. Indulge in spring freshness at the Farmers Market, which is steadily growing and expanding, year after year. During the warmer months, cool off at Splash Kingdom Water Park for a day of aquatic fun, or visit the North Texas Antique Fishing Lure and Tackle Show.

When summer fades away, September brings a whole new host of fun experiences. Join the party during the Lee Street Jamboree, which is filled with food, music, and excitement. The next day, take on the Cotton Patch Challenge, with gravel and road bicycle rides ranging from six miles to 100 miles. In the fall, embrace the cozy vibes at Kadee Tree Farm with hayrides, pumpkin picking, and s’mores around the campfire.

And when the holiday season rolls around, don’t miss out on fun activities like an adorable petting zoo, and Christmas tree shopping at the festive Kadee Tree Farm or a horse-drawn carriage ride on historic Park Street.

© Courtesy of Greenville Texas
© Courtesy of Greenville Texas

Family-Friendly Fun

Looking for family-friendly activities? Greenville has you covered. Spend an exhilarating day at Shenaniganz, a premier entertainment destination featuring bowling, arcade games, and more. Or delve into the fascinating history of Hunt County at the Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum, where you’ll learn about Greenville’s role as the cotton capital of the world and discover the inspiring story of WWII’s most decorated war hero.

Prepare to be dazzled by Greenville’s vibrant arts and entertainment scene. With two fantastic venues offering everything from live concerts and theater performances to dance recitals and comedy shows, there’s never a dull moment in Greenville. You’ll find live entertainment virtually every weekend. Don’t miss out on the downtown walking art tour and historical walking tour, where you can soak in the rich heritage and creativity of Greenville’s community.

With its charming downtown, vibrant arts scene, and fun-filled attractions, Greenville is the perfect destination for your next weekend getaway. So pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare to fall in love with everything this hidden gem has to offer.

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Welcome to Greenville! We’ve changed a lot over the years, from the days when cotton was king, to a time of robotics, aerospace technology, and manufacturing. We are experiencing a growth boom and don’t see any end in sight. We’ve recently opened dozens of new restaurants, shops, and attractions – all for you to explore. Here is a sample of what’s in store!


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