Discover Fabulous Food and Things to Do When You Spend the Day in Landrum, SC

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Looking for a great little town where you can spend the day in Upstate, SC? Tucked away on the north side of Spartanburg is the quaint little town of Landrum, South Carolina. This town has lots to explore for a day or weekend. Here are some great places to eat, things to do, and even a couple places to stay in Landrum, SC.

Downtown Landrum, SC

This article includes:
Things to Do in Landrum, SC
Great Restaurants in Landrum, SC
Places to Stay in Landrum, SC

Looking for more places to spend the day with your family? Here’s our list of Day Trip Towns, just a short drive from the Upstate.

Things To Do in Landrum, SC

The Blue Wall Preserve

This 575-acre preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and has stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The trails are well defined, and at the back end of the 3.4-mile loop, you will be rewarded with a waterfall.  There are no restrooms or other facilities nearby, so plan accordingly.

Check out the Twin Ponds trail on AllTrails.

Blue Wall Preserve

Brookwood Park 

This small playground and park sits right in the middle of town. It has a picnic shelter, restrooms, and a half-mile hiking path that goes through a wooded area at the rear of the park. 

Brookwood Park playground

Elf Leaf Farm

This small locally owned lavender farm offers u-pick events in the spring and early summer. You can also find them selling their lavender products at the Landrum Farmers market.

Soap at Elf Leaf Farm

The Saturday Farmers Market

Saturday mornings in the grassy area next to the train tracks and adjacent to the Hare and Hound, you’ll find the Landrum farmers market. There are usually around 40 vendors set up with a good deal of the vendors selling edible items.  

Foothills Equestrian Nature Center

The equestrian center offers 384 acres of varying environments for hikers, birdwatchers, stargazers, and more. The nature center is located in Tryon, NC. However, it’s just a few miles from the center of town in Landrum and definitely worth visiting. 


Tryon International Equestrian Center, Saturday Night Lights

Check out the totally free event, Saturday Night Lights at TIEC. In addition to watching the horses, there are games, a carousel, face painting and lots more. Check it out in our review of the Tryon International Equestrian Center.

Tyron Equestrian Center

Where To Eat in Landrum, SC

Southside Smokehouse and Grill

The Smokehouse offers online ordering for carry-out, and has an outdoor dining area. The menu includes smoked meats, salads, sandwiches, and Cajun-inspired dishes. 

Food from Southside Smokehouse

Southside Smokehouse is the best restaurant in town!

Stephanie M.W.

The Hare and Hound

This pub-style restaurant is almost synonymous with the town of Landrum. Nine times out of ten when someone is talking about Landrum, The Hare and Hound gets brought up. They serve traditional pub food like burgers, pot pie, sandwiches, and soups. You can place your order online and grab it to take to a local park to dine alfresco. Just remember to ask for silverware. 

Food available at Hare and Hound in Landrum. SC

The Hare and Hound is super kid friendly – they have a popcorn machine that is freshly made while you’re there.

Zanada H.

Stone Soup

Enjoy a beautiful outdoor seating space, or eat indoors. The menu is full of fresh options including salads, wood-fired pizzas and calzones, sandwiches, burgers, appetizers, and amazing desserts.

Stone Soup in Landrum, SC
Stone Soup

Where To Stay in Landrum, SC

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If getting away to a local bed and breakfast is what you are looking for, Landrum’s Red Horse Inn is a great option! Starting at $185 a night, the Inn offers both rooms and private cottages for guests to book. You can relax with a glass of wine and a cheese platter from the Inn’s wine bar and watch the sun disappear behind the Smoky Mountains.

Bonus: Hendersonville, NC

Just 30 minutes from Landrum is Hendersonville, NC. The mountain town is completely loaded with free and low-cost things to do for families that are super cool. Don’t miss it! Free things to do in Hendersonville, NC

This piece was originally written by Melanie Coblentz and has been updated by the Kidding Around Team.

parks with swings
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Carol Nothstein
9 months ago

FYI- Mochas Mug has not been in Landrum for quite a while.