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10 Amazing Weekend and Daytrips from Spartanburg, SC

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Are you searching for daytrips from Spartanburg, SC where you can have a fun time exploring somewhere new? You can drive to all these locations in 8 hours or less saving the price of airline tickets. Keep reading to find out which places are less than a day’s drive from Spartanburg.

Weekend and day trip ideas from Spartanburg, South Carolina

26+ Fun Day Trips for Spring

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With spring break around the corner, Kidding Around Greenville gives you a list of fun day trips not too far from home. To make room for some unpredictable weather, we have separated the list of spring day trips near Greenville, SC into two main categories: indoor and outdoor.

To help in your trip planning, we have also listed a summary of driving times in the end. Before going, just be mindful of operation hours. Lastly, don’t forget to take photos and tag us on social media!

Spring Day Trips Near Greenville, SC

For more Day Trip ideas see our Day Trips Near Greenville page.


10 Inexpensive Things To Do This Spring Break

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Searching for cheap things to do for spring break? Spring Break fun doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. There are plenty of things to do in the area and at home that will quickly fill up the downtime during the break and even better, don’t require a ton of energy or planning. Plus, they won’t break the bank or require a road trip. Read on to discover ten cheap things to do for an affordable spring break.

Things to do for cheap indoors, like building a tent!

Looking for more about spring break in Greenville? Go to our Ultimate Guide to Spring Break in Greenville, SC for things to do, local travel, and more.


100+ Things to Do Over Spring Break: Greenville, SC

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Are you looking for the perfect way to keep those kids busy during Spring Break? Greenville has so much to do, you’ll never be bored! Spring Break for public schools in Greenville County is from March 18th to March 22nd, 2024. We have a list of things to do over Spring Break including day trips and great places to visit.

Things to do over Spring Break

This list focuses on things to do that are appropriate for families with school-age children, so while there will still be activities listed that are appropriate for smaller kids, we didn’t include activities that are only for toddlers or preschoolers. The best place to find those activities is our Greenville calendar.

Looking for more about spring break in Greenville? Go to our Ultimate Guide to Spring Break in Greenville for things to do, budget-friendly ideas, local travel, and more.

Things to Do in Greenville, SC.

For more great adventures, see our huge list of Things to Do Near Greenville and Upstate SC


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?

Have a Blast on These Southeast Spring Break Trips for Families

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Planning your family’s Spring Break trips from Greenville, South Carolina? All places listed are within driving distance and those that we here at Kidding Around have been to personally. These weekend getaways from Greenville are perfect for making memories with your family this spring.

Spring break trips for families in the Southeast

If we missed your favorite place, add it in the comments!

Want to stay really close to home? With gas costs going up, a road trip might not be on the menu this spring break. If that sounds like you, you can still get away. Try this list of Spring Break trips within 90 minutes for Greenville, SC.

Spring Break Trips From Greenville: Southeastern USA

South Carolina Spring Break

Hilton Head Island /Port Royal/Beaufort, SC

While the beach is a good option for family fun in the Lowcountry, there is so much more to do than play in the sand. I’ve taken my kids and whole family to this area for the last several years and we always have an awesome time.

What to do: Dolphin and mermaid tours, kazoo factory tours, kayak or stand-up paddleboard trips, free aquarium, mini-golf, bike rides, pirate ship adventures, world class beaches. Here’s a list of HHI activities and here’s a list for things to do in the Port Royal/Beaufort.
Where to stay: We’ve loved this VRBO: Hilton Head
Drive time: 4 hours

Kayaking in a salt marsh in hilton Head

Myrtle Beach, SC

While swimming in the ocean isn’t ideal in April, you can still enjoy the outdoors plus some special family activities.

What to do: Beach, Brookgreen Gardens, dinner shows, the big Ferris wheel, and state parks. Here’s our list of things to do in Myrtle Beach.
Where to stay:  Hampton Inn and Suites Oceanfront Resort
Drive time: 4 hours

Fripp Island

This is truly a special place that invites relaxation and time to recharge. It’s quiet and private and peaceful.

What to do: Biking, kayaking, restful excursions to the beach, and nature walks. If your rental includes resort amenities, you will also have access to public pools, an activity center with children’s programs, golf, and tennis courts.
Where to stay: VRBO has several condo options, like this Fripp Island Ocean Front Condo.
Drive time: 4 hours

Columbia, SC

The capital of South Carolina has so much to do, and it’s a great time to visit in spring because it gets super hot!

What to do: Visit the SC State Museum, EdVenture Children’s Museum, Riverbanks Zoo, the Columbia Museum of Art, and Congaree National Park.
Where to stay: This VRBO home in Columbia, SC is close to everything downtown!
Drive time: 1.5 hours

Weekend Trips From Greenville, SC: Georgia Spring Break

Helen, GA

Right in the middle of the Georgia mountains is the state’s third most-visited town, Helen. With tubing in the summer, Oktoberfest in the fall, and hiking all year round, this cute town is the perfect place to unwind with your family.

What to do: Hiking, family activities at Unicoi State Park like archery, fishing, and zip lining, eating authentic German cuisine, Hardman Farm.
Where to stay: A barrel cabin at Unicoi State Park.
Drive time: 2 hours

Historic Banning Mills

Stay in a treehouse and ride the world’s longest zip line! The historic site is loaded with outdoor activities. You can also do smaller zip line courses, go hiking, or ride in a Spider ATV.

What to do: Lots of outdoor adventures like zip lining and spider ATVs
Where to stay: Right at Historic Banning Mills. They have fantastic treehouses and other accommodations.
Drive time: 3 hours

Treehouse at Historic Banning Mills
Treehouse at Historic Banning Mills

Blairsville, GA

If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path destination with the perfect mix of Southern charm and amenities, this is it. 

Things to do: Horseback riding, Trackrock Petroglyphs, Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm, Meeks Park.
Where to stay: Shady Rest, The Ridges Resort & Marina.
Drive time: 3 hours

Spring Break Trips from Greenville: Tennessee Spring Break

Chattanooga, TN

There are so many fun things to do in the Chattanooga/Lookout Mountain area that we have put together a full guide for you.

What to do: Rock City, Tennessee Aquarium, Ruby Falls, Lookout Mountain, Point Park Battlefield, zoo, riverboat.
Where to stay: Hotel Chalet at the Choo Choo (a refurbished train car), Garden Walk Inn, Embassy Suites, or cabins at Cloudland Canyon Park.
Drive time: 4.5 hours

Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, TN

The town of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee rests outside the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and is just beautiful. It’s filled with a seemingly endless amount of entertainment like a fun dinner or miles of hiking trails in the mountain areas.

What to do: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Anakeesta, Wild Bear Falls indoor waterpark, Sky Bridge, Ripley’s Aquarium, WonderWorks, the Titanic Museum, the Island at Pigeon Forge, Pink JEEP tour, dinner shows, Dollywood. Here’s a huge guide.
Where to stay: The Go Lodge, Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort, Greystone Lodge on the River, Margaritaville Island Hotel, Camp LeConte (glamping), Wilderness at the Smokies, Inn on the River, or covered wagons and tipis at Smoky Hollow Outdoor Resort. Be sure to check for special offers, like the ones that Camp Margaritaville in Pigeon Forge is running.
Drive time: 3 hours

Pool at Camp Margaritaville
Camp Margaritaville

North Carolina Spring Break: Weekend Trips from Greenville, SC

Asheville, North Carolina

You really can’t go wrong heading to Asheville in Western North Carolina for any reason at any time of the year. You can stay near the mountain town and enjoy restaurants or head over to Pisgah Forest where waterfalls and hiking trails abound.

What to do: Hiking, waterfall chasing, WNC Nature Center, Biltmore House.
Where to stay: Pilot Cove on the edge of Pisgah Forest
Drive time: 1.5 hours

Sapphire Valley

My family has vacationed here several times and just loved it. If you rent a VRBO at the Sapphire Valley Resort, you’ll have a kitchen, which can save a lot of money when it comes to cooking your own meals vs. eating out. And you can buy an amenities pass, which gets you into the indoor pool, sauna, and hot tub plus gym and mini-golf.

What to do: Use the cheap amenities pass at the resort for pool time, or head out to hiking nearby trails to beautiful waterfalls and drive the Blue Ridge Parkway (all free!).
Where to stay: Check AirBnB or VRBO for the Sapphire Valley Resort or Lake Glenville
Drive time: 1.5 hours

Buffalo Creek Vacations

Stay in either a decommissioned caboose or luxury cabin with a hot tub and game room – all on a buffalo ranch.

What to do: Enjoy the beautiful property and watch the buffalo roam, check out the model train room, play in the game room, hike the trails around the ranch. Or go to nearby towns to explore, hike, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway and see the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains while you chase some waterfalls.
Drive time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Caboose rentals in North Carolina
Caboose rentals

Great Wolf Lodge, NC

For a vacation where you rarely have to leave the hotel, Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC right outside of Charlotte is a great option. Inside the hotel, you will also find multiple dining options in a range of prices and styles.

What to do: Included with your hotel stay is admission to the giant indoor water park and free family activities. In addition to the included activities, you can purchase either bundled at a discount or a la carte passes to additional activities such as MagiQuest and ShadowQuest, mini-golf, ropes course, bowling, arcades, and more. Local activities include the NASCAR Hall of Fame and ZMAX Dragway.
Drive time: 2.5 hours

Florida Spring Break: Getaway for Spring Break to Somewhere Warm

St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine is a great central city for some super cool activities like checking out manatees at Blue Springs, exploring alligator farms and historic forts, or heading into Orlando.

What to do: Alligator Zoo, Castillo de San Marcos, historic tours, old town St. Augustine, Blue Springs State Park, within driving distance to lots of day trips like Daytona Beach and Orlando.
Where to stay: VRBO has some great options, like this beachfront condo.
Drive time: 6.5 hours

Alligator farm play area in Florida


The outlier on our list but still worth the trip is LEGOLAND near Orlando, FL. The amusement park has rides, interactive games, special events, and even a hotel on the property. They also have a virtual reality roller coaster and a water park that’s open from March through October.

Drive time: 9 hours

What are your spring break plans?

100+ Things to Do Over Spring Break in Spartanburg, SC

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Spring Break is the perfect time to have some fun and explore Spartanburg. We’ve rounded up over 100 family-friendly things to do in Spartanburg this spring break. Spring Break for Spartanburg school districts is April 3-7, 2023. With this list, your kids will have no reason to say they are bored! 


Did You Know that the YMCA Offers A Free Swim Week During Spring Break?

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The lazy days of summer are right around the corner. That means lots of time at the neighborhood pool, heading to the beach, or checking out local swimming holes. But as a parent, the fun times around water are a little more stressful because accidents in the water are more common than need to be.

This post is sponsored by YMCA of Greenville.

Every year during warmer months, we hear tragic stories about accidental drownings involving children. Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children 1-14, but formal swimming lessons can reduce that risk by 88%. The YMCA of Greenville is committed to reducing the rates of drowning by providing water safety and swimming lessons to as many members of our community as possible. 

With that commitment in mind, the YMCA of Greenville has partnered with Upstate Pool Management and Clarity Pool Management to offer a week of free water safety classes over spring break to help kids learn to swim and be more comfortable in the water. Water Safety Week, which runs April 13-17, 2020, also teaches parents what to do to prevent drowning accidents and how to keep a careful eye on the little ones around water.

Trained and certified instructors teach participants basic comfort and survival swimming skills while working toward building confidence around water. While lessons focus on safety, they are also a great time for children to have fun and be active. 

Classes will be held at:

  • Caine Halter Family YMCA in downtown Greenville
  • Eastside Family YMCA in Taylors
  • YPC Program Center in Simpsonville

Morning and afternoon sessions are available, but spaces are limited for the free classes so be sure to register online. You don’t even have to be a member of the YMCA.