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Greenville’s Ultimate Spring Guide: Things to Do in Spring

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Searching for things to do in Greenville. SC this spring? Finally, the weather isn’t freezing and it looks like we made it through the worst of winter. There are even tulips showing their colors and trees flowering. It’s spring and time to get outdoors and enjoy all the great family-friendly events and egg hunts and festivals that come with this time of year in Greenville. We’ve gathered all our best spring content and set it up here so you can find something great to do this spring.

Are you in Spartanburg? Here’s our Spring Guide to Spartanburg.

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Everything You Need for Spring Break in Greenville, SC: Travel, Local Things to Do, Lots More

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Planning your family’s spring break? Spring break for Greenville County Schools is March 18th through the 22nd, 2024. Spartanburg County School Districts have their spring break from April 1st through the 5th, 2024. Whether you are staying in Greenville or desire to travel for a little family vacation, KAG has the information you need. From budget-friendly ideas, to spring break camps, and nearby vacation rentals, our spring break content has you covered.

Looking for something that’s not here? Let us know in the comments so we can grow this guide!

Everything you need to know for spring in Greenville, SC

We’ve got everything you need to know about spring things to do near Greenville, SC!

Azaleas in the Spring Greenville, SC

Things to Do During Spring Break in Greenville, SC

Staying in Greenville for spring break? We have a bunch of suggestions for fun things to do in town.

100+ Fun Things to do on Spring Break in Greenville, SC

Are you worried about being bored over spring break? This is the list you want. It is jam-packed with ideas to keep the kids busy and help you make some family memories. You’ll find events, plus places to explore outdoors and inside. We’ll be updating this list with new events as they are announced so check back often!

10 Inexpensive Things to do This Spring Break in Greenville, SC

If you’re doing spring break in Greenville on a budget, this is one list you don’t want to miss.

Spring Break Camps in Greenville, SC

School breaks can be tricky when parents have to work. Even stay-at-home parents can find themselves searching for something to keep the kids busy and maybe a few minutes of quiet. Fortunately many places in Greenville offer spring break camps for the kiddos. We have a list of spring break camps in Greenville and we’ll keep updating it as more camps are announced.

Spring Time Day Trips from Greenville

If you’re sticking around Greenville for spring break, consider a day trip. This list is full of day trips perfect for spring.

Great Spring Break Travel Destinations in the South East

Planning to travel for spring break? Here are some fabulous destinations and vacation rentals that are in the Southeastern United States. Many are close to Greenville for a short road trip, and full of adventure and family fun.

Save Gas and Vacation Close to Home

These vacation spots are a quick hour and a half drive from the Upstate. No road trip, no long car ride and hefty gas bill. Just vacation fun.

Coastal South Carolina Vacation Rentals for Spring Break

These vacation rentals on the South Carolina Coast all had availability for Greenville and Spartanburg schools’ spring break at the time of publishing.

Cheap travel trips: Spring Break on a budget

Use these tips to save some money on your spring break travel.

Fantasy Themed Vacation Homes to Rent for Spring Break

Transport your family to a fantasy land in one of these fantasy-themed vacation rentals. Wave your wand and sleep at Hogwarts, tuck into a Hobbit Hole or head out to space.

Florida Vacation Homes With Private Pools

You don’t have to worry about crowded hotel pools when you rent an Airbnb with a private pool. These Florida rentals are all near the beach and they all have private pools.

Mountain Vacation Rentals With Private Indoor Pools

Spring in the mountains can be a little chilly at times, but that won’t bother you when you rent a mountain cabin with a private indoor pool. And, you won’t have to stake out any space in a crowded shared resort pool, either.

Charleston, South Carolina Spring Break Vacation Homes to Rent

Charleston is not too far from the Upstate, and it’s a great place to explore full of history and nearby beautiful beaches. This list of vacation rental homes near Charleston has great options whether you want to stay near the city or out by the beach.

Spring Break Trips for Families From Greenville, SC

Thinking about going out of town for spring break? Here’s a list of places that are just a few hours from Greenville. These destinations make great family vacations.

What will you do this spring break?

A Travel Guide To Myrtle Beach, SC: Things to Do, Where to Stay, and Places to Eat

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Planning a Myrtle Beach family vacation? Myrtle Beach is a clear favorite, and it is easy to see why. As one of the most popular beaches for vacationing in SC, Myrtle Beach offers top-notch hotels and resorts along with tons of family-friendly activities along the Grand Strand. So we’ve gathered up reviews and coverage from Kidding Around into one convenient guide! Our guide includes places to stay, where to dine, fun activities, and more to help you create the perfect vacation.

Travel Guide to Coastal SC: Myrtle Beach
Places to travel in the United States

There are lots of other great places for family vacations! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite travel spots with all the best things to do and see while you’re there in this Ultimate Travel Guide!

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Kidding Around Spartanburg: The Ultimate Guide to Spartanburg, SC

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Spartanburg, SC, also known at the Hub City, has a little of everything for families: amazing parks, cultural venues, a bustling food scene, plus a walkable and growing downtown with shops and lots of things to do. Residents of Spartanburg enjoy ever-changing seasonal festivities and holiday traditions. Children have a wide variety of educational options. It’s all right here in Spartanburg, SC!

Things to do in Spartanburg, SC

Things to Do in Spartanburg

Things to Do in Spartanburg, SC: If you’re looking for things to do in Spartanburg, this is your list. It is our giant guide of things to do near Spartanburg full of adventures and things to discover in the Hub City.

Caboose at the Hub City Museum in Spartanburg, SC
Hub City Museum

Seasonal Fun in Spartanburg, SC

You’ll find special seasonal events, festivals, and not-to-miss fun activities in our seasonal guides to Spartanburg.

Spartanburg, SC Christmas Tree Lighting
Spartanburg Tree Lighting

Dine Out in Spartanburg

Spartanburg Restaurant Guide: Want to find the perfect place to grab a bite to eat? No matter what type of cuisine you’re after or dining experience you’re looking for, you’ll find it here in the Spartanburg, SC Restaurant Guide.

Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free (or for cheap!) in Spartanburg: Check out some restaurants that offer deals on kids meals.

Schooling and Education Options in Spartanburg, SC

Private Schools near Spartanburg: Use our list to find the private school option that’s right for your family.

Preschools Near Spartanburg: There are a lot of preschool options near Spartanburg. Use our list to sort by location, hours and program offered.

Homeschooling in the Upstate: If you’re a homeschooling family in Spartanburg, you’ll want to bookmark this guide. It’s full of resources, classes, field trip opportunities and more.

Afterschool Care Near Spartanburg: Find the afterschool care your child needs in our Afterschool Care Guide.

Spartanburg Public Schools

Guide to Spartanburg School Districts: Find information for each of Spartanburg’s seven public school districts.

Spartanburg, SC Back to School Guide: Time for school to start? Here’s everything you need to know.

Spartanburg Schools News and Updates: Things at school can change pretty quickly. Find the newest updates from Spartanburg districts on our news page.

Celebrate a Birthday in Spartanburg

Birthday Guide: Where to Host a Birthday Party Near Spartanburg: Find the best place to host a birthday party in Spartanburg, SC

The Ultimate Guide for Families With School-Age Kids

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Are there school-aged children in your family? This guide contains all our content that’s especially for school-aged kids. We have tons of ideas about things to do, plus information on schooling options, childcare, dining out with kids and a lot more.

School age kids in Greenville, SC

The Ultimate Guide to Easter in Greenville, SC

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Are you looking for things to do to celebrate Easter in Greenville? From Easter Brunch to seasonal craft events, Easter Egg hunts, and socially distant activities, Greenville has a lot to offer at Easter. To help you find just what you’re looking for, we’ve pulled all our Easter content and put it right here in this Guide to Easter in Greenville.

Easter in Greenville, SC

Easter Egg Hunts and Things to Do in Greenville, SC

Easter Egg Hunts and Events

Are you looking for a place to bring the kids for an egg hunt? The Greenville area has a lot of Easter Egg hunt options. You’ll find traditional hunts large and small, some with eggs dropped by helicopter, and so much more!


See the Sunrise on Easter

Many people have an Easter tradition of viewing the sunrise. Find the perfect place to see the sunrise near Greenville this year with our list of places near Greenville to see the sunrise or sunset.

Max Patch Sunrise

Easter Brunch in Greenville, SC

Easter Brunch Restaurants

We’re currently updating this one for 2024. Check back soon for dine-in and take-out Easter brunch and dinner specials from Greenville’s restaurants. Planning to head out for brunch on Easter Sunday? It’s a popular day for brunch and many local restaurants offer special menus and seating times for Easter brunch. Don’t forget to make a reservation in advance! Many popular restaurants will fill up fast!


Easter Style

Children’s Haircuts in Greenville

You’re dressing them up for Easter, so you might be thinking about getting that hair trimmed before those great Easter morning photo opportunities present themselves. We’ve got a list of the best places in Greenville for kids’ haircuts.


Have we missed some important Easter information you are looking for? Please let us know in the comments so we can add to this guide!

Sign Up Your Kids for Spring Break Camps in Greenville and Spartanburg, SC Now!

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Are you looking for Spring Break Camps in Greenville or Spartanburg, SC for your kids? Greenville County Schools’ spring break is March 18-22, 2024. Spartanburg County districts will have their spring break April 1-5, 2024. Greenville and Spartanburg parents have their choice of a few local venues offering spring camps over the school break

See our spring break camp list below and be sure to let us know if we missed one.

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15 Day Trips with Teens Near Greenville, SC

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Are you looking for a fun day trip for teenagers? Need a way to spend a day with your teen near Upstate, SC? These are a great way to spend some quality time exploring together or just having fun. Here’s our list of the 15 best day trips for teens & tweens near Greenville!

Activities for Teens Near Me: Greenville, SC

Looking for more things to do for teenagers? Ways to get them involved in the community? We’ve got your Ultimate Guide for Teens in Greenville, SC!

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5 Valentine’s Day Cards Free! Print or Make These EASY cards right now!

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Valentine’s Day cards for kids do not have to be complicated or expensive. No, you don’t have to include candy, stickers, tattoos, or any other little trinket that’s got a pretty good chance of being dropped on the way home anyway. A simple card that says “Hey, thanks for being my friend,” is heartfelt and in keeping everything good about Valentine’s Day. Of course, you can include little gifts if you’d like to and they do make the Valentine’s Day festivities at school a little more sparkly. Either way, here are some ideas for FREE (or very cheap) Valentines.

free printable valentine's day cards
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Driving Tour: Stunning Waterfalls in NC That Involve No Hiking

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Want to see the great outdoors without actually hiking? Kidding Around’s Kristina loves hunting out great waterfalls. She’s created this amazing driving tour packed full of stops where you can see waterfalls without hiking. It’s a perfect day trip activity. She even included a map with all the stops. So fire up that GPS or pop open your favorite map app and get going!

Looking for more waterfalls?
💧Love waterfalls? Here’s our list of Waterfalls in the Southeast with great hiking in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennesse.
💧Also, if you happen to just love waterfalls like we do and are looking for opportunities to keep them clean and pristine, look into volunteering at any of these outdoor places.

There are few places I’d rather be on the weekends than hiking with my kids to some spectacular waterfall. I’ve done a lot of them and plan lots more. But sometimes hiking a few, or more, miles just isn’t happening. But waterfalls? Yes, I still want to see them!

So if you have the grandparents on board and can’t hike or if there is no way you are listening to kids whine for two hours in the woods or for whatever reason you aren’t hiking, we’ve put together an epic (yes, this is epic) waterfall tour in North Carolina for the ultimate day trip that will kill it on your Instagram feed.

If you need more fun in Western NC, see our big Guide to WNC!

North Carolina Waterfall Driving Tour Map

Just beyond the South Carolina/North Carolina border lies the “Land of the Waterfalls” – it’s true, there is an actual sign that says this – so this is where our epic tour takes you. And because we love our readers and want to make things super easy, we also put together a map of the tour!

I suggest you pack a lot of snacks, drinks, lunch, and some car entertainment since you will have to spend time on the road, even though the drive through the mountains is gorgeous.

You can do this tour starting at either the first or the last waterfall as it takes about the same amount of time as well.

Looking Glass Falls

This waterfall is huge and gorgeous. It’s been on my list since I saw an incredible shot of the falls frozen during the winter. I was really hoping to catch the same photo when I went but it wasn’t cold enough. However, ice did cover the stairs at the very bottom of the falls and the surrounding trees, branches and rocks. It was awesome.

You can literally see the falls from the car but park it anyways, get out and if you have people who are willing and able to walk down the stairs, you can get a close-up view. But if not, you will still get to see the falls in all their glory.

Directions

From Greenville, take 276 W to 25 N and take Exit 5 to 25 N. Take Crab Creek Road to 64 W in Brevard and then take 276 N into Pisgah National Forest. The falls will be on your right.

Sliding Rock

Right down the street from Looking Glass Falls in the Pisgah National Forest is the popular summer destination of Sliding Rock. During the winter, there is no one there and you don’t have to pay to enter (during the summer season, it is $5/person).

You can see Sliding Rock from the top where the bathrooms are located and it’s a short walk down the stairs to the platform that overlooks the gigantic natural waterslide.

The pool is about eight feet deep and during the summer there are lifeguards to keep everyone safe. It’s a sight to see though!

Directions

From Looking Glass Falls, keep going on 276 into the forest and Sliding Rock is about four minutes away on the left.

Bridal Veil Falls

It’s about an hour and 20 minutes from Sliding Rock to Bridal Veil Falls in between Cashiers and Highlands but the drive along 64 is gorgeous. And you can go through Brevard if you like and grab lunch (I’d suggest Square Root for higher end cuisine or grab some delicious pastries and bread to make sandwiches at the Bracken Mountain Bakery) to space out the trip and fuel up. We also love stopping at the original O.P. Taylors toy store in downtown Brevard.

Bridal Veil Falls is literally on the side of the road. You could even stay in your car and see this beautiful 60-foot cascading waterfall but really, you should get out because it’s so pretty, especially in the winter when it freezes over occasionally and icicles drop down and make the whole scene ethereal.

You can walk behind this waterfall too, which makes it even cooler. You used to be able to drive behind it but you aren’t allowed anymore.

Directions

Take 276 back to Brevard and make a right on 64 W. Take that all the way through Cashiers and the falls will be about 11.5 from Cashiers on your right.

Dry Falls

A two-minute drive down the road will bring you to Dry Falls on the left. Park in the lot and either use the handicap accessible ramp to go to the overlook or in the warmer months head down to the falls and walk behind them and take photos to make everyone you know jealous.

These falls are huge and loud and incredible. If you are able to walk behind the falls, stay on the path and behind the railing and don’t walk out on the rocks. Waterfalls are dangerous and you don’t want to become a statistic.

If you’re hungry on your way out from Dry Falls, stop at Slabtown Pizza in Cashiers for delicious pizza.

Directions

Stay on 64 W for .8 miles and the falls and parking will be on your left.

Bonus: Lake Jocassee Overlook

I wasn’t expecting this driving to the last waterfall stop so it was a bonus for me. About three miles or so from Whitewater Falls is this overlook that will take your breath away.

You can see all of Lake Jocassee and marvel at the beauty of the gorge. Stop, take photos, have a snack. It’s worth it.  

Directions

It’s on Route 130 from Cashiers to Whitewater Falls. You can’t miss it.

Whitewater Falls

The last waterfall on our list is the biggest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains, standing at a whooping 411 feet tall, cascading down the mountainside in all it’s beautiful glory.

Whitewater Falls is just under 40 minutes from Dry Falls and is totally worth the trip. Even though I promised no hiking, don’t be mad about this quarter-mile paved trail to the falls. The sign says the falls are a half-mile from the parking lot but they mean round trip. The trail is very short and the view is amazing.

If you are ambitious and want to get out energy from the car ride, head to the stairs on the right, which will take you down to the viewing platform where you can see all of Whitewater Falls. It’s a nice little workout getting back up those 154 stairs.

Directions

From Dry Falls, go east on 64, hang a right at the center of Cashiers onto 107 South, and then make a left onto 130 North and follow signs to the falls. It’s about 25 miles total.

For other wheelchair accessible/short walk/roadside waterfalls around Western NC, see Blue Ridge Mountain Life Wheelchair Waterfalls and this list of roadside waterfalls.

For more waterfalls, see our Guide to the Southeast’s Best Waterfalls.