Our Readers Say that These Are the Best Indoor Spots to Beat the Heat (Summer Family Favorites 2021)

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Where can families go when it’s too hot outside? We’ve got the answer to where you can go to beat the summer heat! During our inaugural Summer Family Favorites contest, we had readers vote for their favorite indoor spot when it’s hot outside and these are the top 5 places!

During our first Summer Family Favorites contest, we had readers vote on three different categories:

1st Place: Best Indoor Fun to Beat the Heat (Summer, 2021)

Big Air Family Favorites

Big Air Trampoline Park

36 Park Woodruff Drive, Greenville

660 Spartan Boulevard #200, Spartanburg

Kidding Around readers LOVE trampoline parks! Big Air is always a popular spot when we get questions in the Kidding Around Community Groups about where people can have birthday parties. Big Air is great for getting the kids out and active any day, not just for birthdays! But don’t take our word for it, check out why readers voted Big Air The Kidding Around Family Favorites For Best Indoor Spot To Beat!

We’ve just blended our family, and trampoline parks have been a great outlet for stress and opportunity for us to play and bond! We are SO excited to have Big Air right around the corner from us

Madelyn Moser

It is a great place for a party

Lucinda Hollifield

We love this place…it is a great place to take the kids to burn off energy

Heather O’Brien Judd

For more indoor options for fun to escape the rain, or heat during the summer check out our Indoor Activities Guide to Greenville, SC, and The Indoor Activities Guide to Spartanburg, SC

Finalists: Best Indoor Fun to Beat the Heat (Summer, 2021)

Palmetto Proper

164 S Main Street STE B, Travelers Rest

Find out why Kids (And Parents) Won’t Want to Leave This Play Spot in Travelers Rest, and why voters named it one of the top spots to beat the heat!

Palmetto Proper interior

The Children’s Museum of The Upstate

300 College Street, Greenville

130 Magnolia Street, Spartanburg

Another reader favorite is The Children’s Museum of the Upstate! It’s a great way to have an enriching day’s worth of fun, and beat the heat of the summer!

SpareTime Greenville

22 Congaree Road, Greenville

If you are looking for a fun day out or birthday party spot, SpareTime Greenville offers plenty to do, including:

  • Bowling
  • Escape Rooms
  • Arcades
  • Laser Tag
  • Lots to Eat

Pavilion’s Recreation Complex

400 Scottswood Road, Taylors

The Pavilion is one of Greenville’s oldest indoor spots to have fun, and it just recently had a full remodel. This one-of-a-kind facility in Greenville has a full ice rink as well as a bounce house.

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About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom of two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures!

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