America’s Greatest Main Streets

Kris Decker / Firewater Photography

Cheers to these small towns for great Main Streets, where you can admire architecture, sample the local flavor, and find a lost America.

Greenville, SC

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Greenville has made tremendous strides over the last few decades, successfully turning its Main Street area into a lively and pedestrian-friendly destination (case in point: four lanes of traffic were reduced to two lanes with free parking). Its streets are lined with coffee shops, pubs, and antique shops. And each year, from spring until mid-fall, the city hosts Main Street Fridays, a series of live music performances, featuring everything from jazz to oldies to soul.

Worth a Stop: Stop by the Upcountry History Museum to browse its collection of historical artifacts related to South Carolina’s “Upcountry” region, including the “Focus Gallery,” all curated by community groups and local organizations.

Joshua Pramis

America’s Greatest Main Streets

Greenville, SC

Greenville has made tremendous strides over the last few decades, successfully turning its Main Street area into a lively and pedestrian-friendly destination (case in point: four lanes of traffic were reduced to two lanes with free parking). Its streets are lined with coffee shops, pubs, and antique shops. And each year, from spring until mid-fall, the city hosts Main Street Fridays, a series of live music performances, featuring everything from jazz to oldies to soul.

Worth a Stop: Stop by the Upcountry History Museum to browse its collection of historical artifacts related to South Carolina’s “Upcountry” region, including the “Focus Gallery,” all curated by community groups and local organizations.

Joshua Pramis

Kris Decker / Firewater Photography
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