Greenville, SC Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Greenville, SC

The best times to visit Greenville are from September to November and from March to May. Temperatures are relatively mild, without the intense humidity of the summer, and crowds are smaller at local attractions. Fall is a beautiful time of year for hikers and bikers when the foliage in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains bursts into color, and spring brings lush green trees and colorful blooms. You may see some rain in September, but October and November are relatively dry. April is the driest month in the spring. Fall and spring are also both shoulder seasons, so rates drop on accommodations.

Weather in Greenville, SC

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Average Temperature (°F)
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79.2
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69.4
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62
71.4
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62
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52
34
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Average Precipitation (in)
4.11
4.01
4.61
3.61
3.79
4.62
4.9
4.66
4.32
3.78
4.15
4.21
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Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

December-February

If you're interested in saving money on accommodations and avoiding crowds at attractions, winter is the low season in Greenville. While temperatures are generally cool, with lows in the 40s and highs in the 50s, you'll see more rain than snow. Note that hotel rates do rise for the Christmas holiday season.

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March-May

April is the driest month of the year and cyclists, golfers and hikers will love the 60-degree temps and the lack of humidity. This is a beautiful time of year to visit historic homes, gardens and parks as everything starts to bloom.

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June-August

Despite overwhelming heat and humidity, summer is generally high season for tourism in Greenville. Average temperatures rest in the high 70s or low 80s, with several days topping 90 degrees. Hotel rates will be at their highest during the summer months.

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September-November

Fall is a great time to visit Greenville and the weather is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who love to hike and bike. The fall foliage hits its peak in October, and with children back in school, the summer crowds are long gone. Rates also drop at accommodations during this shoulder season.

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