Greenville, South Carolina is one of our favorite places to visit. It is a short hour drive down the mountain to the downtown area and the Peace Center where we have visited often for concerts and shows. The downtown area is amazing with block after block of intriguing specialty shops and restaurants.
On one of our first visits to Greenville allowed us to explore the Falls Park area in the middle of the downtown. It is an amazing little oasis that the city has developed into a really wonderful area. I wrote a post that you can read here.
Our visit this past week was specifically to go to a concert which featured the beloved Béla Fleck on banjo, Zakir Hussain on tabla, Edgar Meyer on double bass and special guest Rakesh Chaurasia on bansuri (Indian flute). To say this was a concert of epic proportions would be an understatement. I never in my life would have thought to have had all of those unique instruments playing together. These 4 played together and made such beautiful music that the almost filled to capacity Peace Center was moved to standing ovations. I felt so in awe of these musicians. I am pretty sure there will be an album coming out of this tour and it would definitely be one that would be a great addition to any collection.
Of course we had to eat while we were in town, right? An early dinner had to be scheduled due to the concert time and we were basically the first seated at Husk. Located in the historic west end of Greenville it is an easy walk to and from the Peace Center and many of the hotels.
We definitely dined in style with our dinner that included pork belly, swordfish, catfish and decadent deserts. We also chose to share a wine flight which was kind of a fun way to taste some pretty amazing offerings from an Oregon winery. Sharing the flight was one of the best ideas we had all evening. There is no way I could have handled tasting 6 wines all on my own even if they were not full portions.
The evening was wonderful and waking up to the leaf blowing outside the hotel at 6 am (yawn) allowed me to see this view.
We have found a place that we love to visit in Greenville. There is just so much to explore and we often will spend the night so we can extend the fun just a little bit longer. After all we had to get crepes in the morning at another favorite location Crêpe du Jour.
Do you have a favorite city that you like to visit like we do with Greenville? I would love to read all about it in the comments. Remember that each comment this month means a 50 cent donation to our Comments for a Cause – Todd H. Bol Vision Fund for Little Free Library . If you missed my book giveaway from Bedside Reading you will want to also check out this post for details.