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.

Dive in and enjoy springtime in Greenville, SC!

Feel like playing with baby goats in the spring? There are places to do that. And want to join in all the Easter egg hunting fun? We’ve got that list here. What about hiking trails or camping spots? This part of the state is perfect for those activities. What about day trips or free things to do? Got those too.

Greenville is home to many local farms where you can spend some time with baby animals, especially in the spring. Not only can you see animals, but some farms even let you help out. Whether you want to bottle feed a goat, see a baby sheep, pet a horse, or just pick up some fabulous goat cheese, you’ll find a farm to visit in our list of places near Greenville to see baby animals.

Pick Tulips at Thompson Family Farms [sold out as of March 16, 2023]

We visited Thompson Family Farms in Landrum, SC for a little tulip picking. You’ll find everything you need to know in our review! Pick Tulips at Thompson Family Farms

Oh, does Greenville do festivals! And they do them well. Springtime has some of the best festivals the whole year like Artisphere showcasing visual and performing arts, or iMagine Upstate with robots, science and hands-on tech. And we can’t forget Greek Festival and the baklava! See our Spring Kid-Friendly Festival Guide for all of Greenville’s spring festivals.

What’s springtime without cute photos of your child racing for a brightly-colored Easter egg? Our Greenville Easter Guide features our Best Easter Egg Hunt list in Greenville. We’ll be updating our list as Easter gets closer. It has egg hunts, Easter Bunny brunches, bunny photo ops, and Easter activities. You’ll find tips for local egg hunts and a list of local restaurants with Easter Brunch in Greenville.

Whether your family plans to hang out in town, head out on a day trip, or hit the road on a family vacation, spring break means fun and we have some great ideas. Our Guide to Spring Break in Greenville features our gigantic list of 100+ Fun Things to do on Spring Break plus ideas for a budget-friendly break, travel destinations from Greenville, Vacation Rentals nearby, and a whole lot more!

Get Outside This Spring

There is no shortage of stellar hiking trails in Greenville and nearby in Western North Carolina. Our Guide to Hiking Near Greenville is large, and you’re sure to find an interesting trail to explore. You’ll find our readers’ favorite hikes, plus some that are perfect for families with little ones, and even a list of hikes for older kids.

If hiking is not the outdoor adventure you want, never fear. There’s no shortage of places to play outdoors in Greenville.

Places to Bike in Greenville
Places to Mountain Bike in Greenville
15 Awesome Places to Fish Near Greenville
Lake Jocassee with Kids
12+ Campgrounds Near Greenville Perfect for Kids
Best Places to Fly a Kite

Strawberries come into season right near the end of spring and picking berries with your kids can be really fun and entertaining. Plus, when you eat with the seasons, it can be so much cheaper! Pick lots of extra berries and freeze them to eat local all year round. Check out Where to Pick Your Own Berries This Spring for some ideas. We’ll be updating this list as berry-picking season approaches.

There are several berry festivals throughout the Carolinas and Georgia in mid spring and summer. There, you can enjoy pie eating contests, family friendly rides and games, and so much more in celebration of those juicy berries that we all love.

With spring comes gardens in bloom and there are several gorgeous ones in the area to explore, many of which kids will love. Here’s a list of more than 15 gardens near Greenville that you can visit. If you want to go a little farther, the gardens at the Biltmore are quite stunning. More on this incredible house in Asheville in our story, Visiting the Biltmore Estate with Kids.

More to Explore this Spring: Greenville, SC

Spring Time Day Trips from Greenville

There are so many beautiful and fun places to go that are anywhere from an hour to three hours away that make a terrific day trip. Our list of 26 Fun Day Trips for Spring is a great place to start your planning! Bonus: If you haven’t seen Kristina’s Western North Carolina Waterfall Driving Tour, you are missing out. It would be so fun to do over spring break!

Free Things to Do in Greenville, SC

The more free stuff to do with families, the better, right? You’ll find some great ideas on our massive list of Free and Cheap Things to Do in Greenville.

Kids Eat Free List
10 Free Things to do in Downtown Greenville
Our Parks and Playgrounds Reviews and Guide

Visit a locally owned nursery to grab some plants and start that garden. Here’s where you can buy plants for your garden in Greenville.

Allergists in Greenville

While Greenville is a fantastic place to live and work and raise a family, it is one of the worst places in the country for people who suffer with allergies. We understand this all too well. Thank goodness for modern medicine and good allergists.

Reader-Recommended Best Allergists in Greenville

What’s your favorite thing about spring in Greenville?

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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5 years ago

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