Here are some summer fun things to do in Greenville, SC before you leave for college! Greenville has so much to offer young adults, and you want to be sure to experience all of them before you pack your bags. Gather some friends and go have fun this summer in Greenville, SC.
As a high school junior, the day I leave my family to be shipped to college is right around the corner. I’m sure many of us are in the same boat: we want to leave Greenville knowing we’ve made the most of our childhood and experienced everything our hometown has to offer. Before you face the nostalgia and homesickness for Greenville that you’re bound to feel in college, go through this summer bucket list of everything you need to do to before your final days of living under your parents’ roof.
Bucket list for teens heading to college
Glaze Some Pottery, or Make Your Own!
An artistic and easy activity! Head to Color Clay Cafe to paint some ceramics and take a memento with you to school! Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, sign up for an intro pottery class at Hollowed Earth to learn how to throw on the wheel.
Lakeside Concert at Furman University
Whether you’re into symphony, jazz, or contemporary music, Furman hosts lots of musical ensembles at their lakeside amphitheater!
Farmers Market Downtown
Every summer Saturday morning, local farmers sell fresh produce on Main Street from 8 am – 12 pm!
Go for a Swim
Downtown Coffee Tour
Check out the local coffee shops downtown like The Village Grind, Methodical Coffee, and Coffee Underground, and decide your favorite!
Roller Skating at the Golden Strip
Take a field trip back to your fourth-grade birthday party and skate with your friends at the Golden Skate! Believe it or not, it’s just as fun as it was when you were eight.
Frankie’s Fun Park
Whether it’s miniature golfing, laser tag, or hanging out in the arcade, hitting up Frankie’s Fun Park with your friends will definitely take you back to your childhood.
Hide and Seek in Haywood Mall
Here’s a tip from a pro: plain sight is key. Give your friends hints with pictures!
Up On The Roof downtown is a gorgeous lunch destination. Definitely in the top ten best burger in my opinion!
Musgrove Mill Hike
Visit the historical site that walks you through a battle from the American Revolution.
Indoor Go-Karting at Speed Factory
You have to have a license, but what better way to say goodbye to your high school friends than to leave them in the dust on an indoor track?
Climb Table Rock
There are several Escape Room attractions near Greenville. Solve riddles and puzzles to gain your freedom with your friends or family. This really brings out the worst in people.
Find the Mice on Main
It’s not just for little kids. You know you want to see if you can find them all. Gather some friends and see who can find all the Mice on Main first.
Whether you’re going away to college for the first time, or you’re in town for the summer, you’re going to want to make the most of your summer here. This bucket list will help you come to peace with the fact that you’ll be away from home for nine months starting this August. Preparing for college can be stressful, I know, but these ways of exploring our hometown will surely ease your despair for the fall semester.
What’s on your to-do list before heading off to college?