Coming Home

Every Fall, Furman alumni make an annual pilgrimage back to Greenville for a weekend filled with friends and tradition. Forbes recently named Furman one of America’s Top Colleges, ranking #19 in the South and #83 in the over list of 100 schools. There’s no doubt as to how or why Furman made the elusive list. The university not only offers a top notch education for their students but also a bustling student life where bonds form fast between friends. During Homecoming, these proud alumni leave their day to day routine behind and travel back to their ‘college town’ to relive their youth. It’s amazing to watch our lobby come to life as friends from around the country gather for a weekend of fun.

Even though the university will have a plethora of alumni events for their former students to attend, we suggest spending some time downtown and seeing how Greenville has changed over the years.  If you’re arriving on Friday, we suggest catching up with friends at The Lazy Goat , located conveniently right outside of our lobby. With a relaxed atmosphere, tapas style servings, and attentive staff, The Lazy Goat is the perfect venue for meeting close friends before a big weekend on the town. Saturday morning, if you’re in need of a little pick me up before the big game, swing by Tealoha or Moe Joe to recharge with a delicious caffeinated (or decaffeinated) beverage. Saturday night is our town’s night to shine! If you’re in the mood for some piano dueling fun head over to Jack n’ Diane’s. If you’d you rather spend the night playing darts and pool, check out Barley’s! Dancing diva? Head over to Ford’s. End the weekend on a high note with Sunday brunch in Falls Park at Passerelle  or along the river at Blue’s Boulevard.

However you decide to spend Homecoming weekend, we are glad you decided to spend it with us at RiverPlace- see you soon!

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Battle of the Palmetto State

As soon as the Thanksgiving turkey is taken off the dinner table, everyone’s mind centers around the annual Clemson-Carolina Game.

…Or the Carolina-Clemson Game, it depends on who you ask really.

Rightfully dubbed the  “Battle of the Palmetto State”,  this epic rivalry has been making  South Carolinians (and everyone else) take sides since the late 1880’s. The fact that is it the third longest continuous rivalry in college football history and that the universities are only 132 miles apart help fuel the competitive fire. Just outside true Clemsostate riv.n territory, Greenville is the perfect gathering place for those who don’t have tickets to the big game. Locals and visitor dawn their Clemson orange or Carolina garnet garb and head to some their favorite spots to watch the big game with hopes of winning bragging rights until next year’s brawl on the ball field battle.

There are numerous places to watch the game in downtown Greenville, everywhere from our lobby to the swankiest of restaurants will be packed. For the true fan that wants to surround them-self with team memorabilia Carolina Ale House on Main Street is the perfect game viewing venue. With TVs on every wall, hot wings on the menu, and beer on tap, even the least enthusiastic of sports fans are sure to have a good time. Mac’s Speed Shop is sure to be packed with fans for the big event- our sales team highly suggest their chicken nachos and onion rings for game time snacking!  Fido all dressed up for the game too? At Mac’s you more than welcome to bring your pup if the weather is nice enough to sit outside on their dog friendly patio.

No matter where you end up watching the game, remember it is just a game. There’s always next year to win bragging right and baseball season is just around the corner! Win or lose, you still got to stay at RiverPlace, which is always a win- we’ll see you at check in!

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