Greenville, one of the fastest growing cities in North Carolina, is the county seat of Pitt County, and is
the principal city of the Greenville, North Carolina metropolitan area. Greenville is known as the cultural, economical, and educational hub of North Carolina's Inner Banks, the geographical area east of Raleigh and west of the North Carolina coast. The city boasts a vibrant business community and is ranked among the top places nationally to play, bike, and study. In 2004, Greenville was named Sportstown USA for the state of North Carolina by Sports Illustrated and the National Parks & Recreation Association. The city is also known as "BMX Pro Town USA", as it is home for many top professional BMX riders, such as Dave Mirra, Ryan Nyquist, Ryan Guettler, Mike Laird, and Josh Harrington.
Greenville is in a central relative location, being equidistant from Raleigh (to the west) and the Outer Banks (to the east). It is also approximately midway between the North Carolina-Virginia border and the North Carolina-South Carolina border.
You can fly in from Charlotte to the Pitt-Greenville Airport in town or fly into the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and use a rental car. US Airways Express operates a charter flight to and from Greenville and the airline's regional hub in Charlotte.
From Raleigh, NC, use US Routes 64 East, 264 East, and 13 North to get into town. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is considerably further away, but Greenville can be reached from there via I-277 North, I-77 North, I-85 North, I-40 East (and from that point, one uses the routes used by going from Raleigh to Greenville mentioned earlier). From I-95 North or South, use US 264 East to reach Greenville.
Rental cars are the preferred mode of transport, and there is the occasional taxi (but they are not simply out-and-about... one must use the Yellow Pages in the back of the phone book to obtain their services). For transportation in and around East Carolina University's campus, one can use its bus system. The City of Greenville operates a mass transit bus system, Greenville Area Rapid Transit or GREAT.
Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S Evans St (Corner of Evans St and 4th St), ☎ +1 252 551 6947 (email@example.com), . M Closed, Tu-F 10AM-9PM, Sa 10AM-4PM, Su 1PM-4PM. Art gallery featuring works from local artists. Periodically holds special community events.Free. (35.611932,-77.372942)edit
Greenville Museum of Art, 802 South Evans St., ☎ +1 252 758-1946 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . Tu-F 10AM-4:30PM, Sa 1PM-4PM. Free. edit
River Park North, 1000 Mumford Rd, ☎ +1 252 329-4560 (fax: +1 252 329-4547). Nov-Feb 8AM-5PM, Mar-Apr 7AM-7PM (Closed Mondays). 324 acre park located along the north shore of the Tar River. Has a large open field with a small playground. Offers several nature trails, camp grounds, ponds, and picnic shelters with grills. Picnic shelters and pedal boats are available by reservation with a fee. Fishing, a private boat dock, and camp sites are all available for a fee.edit
Arlington Village, (Corner of Arlington Blvd and Red Banks Rd). Across Arlington Blvd from the Greenville Mall sits a collection of small fashion boutiques in Arlington Village. If you enjoy fashionable clothing, you'll enjoy these shops with names like The Charmed Peacock and Pizzazz.edit
Greenville Mall, 714 SE Greenville Blvd, ☎ +1 252 756-1748 (email@example.com). M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 1PM-6PM. The largest shopping complex in the county. There are many typical mall shops, such as Aeropostale, JC Penney, Belk, American Eagle Outfitters; and a food court with such vendors as Sbarro, Chik-Fil-A, and a few Oriental places.(35.585,-77.367)edit
Chanello's Pizza, 1414 Charles Blvd (Corner of Charles Blvd and 14th St), ☎ +1 252 695-9000, . Though a little pricier than the larger chains, Chanello's is preferred among Greenville's student population. Delivery service is available for most of Greenville. Specialty pizzas include the Bacon Double Cheeseburger, Alexander the Greek, and Chicken Florentine. They also offer a modest selection of subs.$8-$16. (35.600163,-77.371034)edit
Cubbie's. Local lunch-style restaurant known for their unique Cubbie Burgers served "All The Way" and their Freedom Fries with cheese and chili. Carving your initials into the tables does not seem to be discouraged. Restaurant televisions are always tuned to different sporting events. In the traditional diner style, men do the cooking and women wait tables.$4-$8. edit
600 E Arlington Blvd (Between Greenville Blvd and Red Banks Rd), ☎ +1 252 321-8091. (35.583801,-77.368482)
501 Evans St (Downtown at 5th St and Evans St), ☎ +1 252 752-6497. (35.610966,-77.372888)
The Daily Grind, 1909A East Fire Tower Rd (Corner of Fire Tower Rd and Arlington Blvd), ☎ +1 252 830-2233, . M-F 7AM-Until, Sa-Su 8AM-Until. Café and restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The café serves most styles of coffee from the house blend to mocha espresso. The breakfast menu includes a selection of wraps, classic breakfast selections, and fruit smoothies. Lunch is mostly salads and sandwiches with a few larger entrees. Many of the lunch selections are available on the dinner menu as well as a wide selection of various styles of entrees. Live music starts every Wednesday night at 7:30PM, and the house wine is half price. Wireless internet available.$6-$20. (35.566417,-77.355139)edit
Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet, 3437 S Memorial Dr (0.2 miles south of Greenville Blvd), ☎ +1 252 321 8882. Large inexpensive Chinese and Japanese cuisine buffet. Have your meal cooked fresh hibachi-style or grab some basic types of sushi--both for no extra cost. Go exotic with calamari or stick to the basics with mac & cheese, pizza, or a salad, among other things.$6-$9. (35.568616,-77.401256)edit
Japan Inn, 739 Red Banks Rd (Corner of Arlington Blvd and Red Banks Rd, next to Staples), ☎ +1 252 364-2222, . Lunch: M-Sa 11AM-3PM, Su 12PM-3PM; Dinner: Su-Th 4:30PM-10PM, F-Sa 4:30PM-11PM. Spacious Japanese and Chinese cuisine restaurant with a sushi bar. Offers an all-you-can-eat sushi special during lunch hours. Mostly serves sushi with a few authentic-looking Japanese meals. Chinese meals are similar to typical Chinese take-out menus.$8-$20. (35.582746,-77.369459)edit
Manhattan Pizza, 3150 Evans St (Corner of Evans St and Greenville Blvd, next to Best Buy), ☎ +1 252 830-5336, . M-Th 11AM-10PM; F-Sa 11AM-11PM; Su 11AM-9PM. East-coast pizza and Italian cuisine franchise. Offers dine-in or take-out service. Specializes in square, thin crust pizzas. Also serves the classic American-Italian meals with a twist--the sweet Ledo special marinara sauce.$6-$12. (35.573801,-77.384959)edit
Mi Cabaña, 333 E. Arlington Blvd (Between Evans St and Greenville Blvd), ☎ +1 910 931-9555, . A small Mexican cuisine restaurant. Their motto is "Come and enjoy true Mexican food." Offers many authentic Mexican meals as well as the classic Americanized favorites. Fast service and tasty food. Also has a bar if you're into that sort of thing.$4-$12. (35.586816,-77.371548)edit
Live Nightclub, 2120 E Fire Tower Rd (Corner of Charles Blvd and Fire Tower Rd, next to Harris Teeter), ☎ +1 252 756-8474, . Guaranteed live music at least four nights per week.$3-$5 (cover charge varies). (35.566437,-77.348780)edit
The 5th Street Inn, 1105 E 5th St (Corner of 5th St and Library St), ☎ +1 252 355 0699, . Built in 1925, this bed and breakfast is registered as a national historic location. The inn has four rooms available, including the top floor 700ft² Chancellor's Suite that includes a private bath and a sitting area with a couch.$89-$129. (35.608112,-77.363418)edit
Microtel Inn and suites, 450 Moye Blvd, Greenville NC 27835 (Directly Behind Pitt Memorial Hospital), ☎ 252-758-7282, . checkin: 3pm; checkout: Noon. 90 rooms with LCD televisions and wireless internet access. 59 and up. edit