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100+ Things to Do on Spring Break near 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 17th to March 24th, 2023. We have a list of things to do over Spring Break including day trips and great places to visit.

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 during Spring Break

10 Inexpensive Things To Do This Spring Break

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Searching for cheap things to do over spring break? Spring Break fun doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. There are plenty of things to do to in the Greenville 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. Spring Break for Greenville County Schools is March 20th – 24th, 2023, so making your plans with these inexpensive ideas will make it full of memories and fun! Read on to discover ten cheap things to do in Greenville this spring break.

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.


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

Spring Day Trips Near Greenville, SC

13 Great Southeast Trips for Families

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Planning your family’s vacation but want to stay nearby? All places listed are within driving distance and those that we here at Kidding Around have been to personally.

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.

Swings at Family Kingdom

If you’re heading out on a road trip, review these maintenance and driving trips for increasing your gas mileage.

Want to go to the beach? These Coastal South Carolina Vacation Rentals are Available for Spring Break.

Spring Break Trips in the Southeast

South Carolina Spring Break

Hilton Head/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, 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:  Westgate 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 View Villa.
Drive time: 4 hours

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! 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

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: Chattanooga 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

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

Asheville, NC

You really can’t go wrong heading to Asheville 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, 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 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.
Drive time: 2.5 hours

Florida Spring Break

Sarasota, FL

Melanie, a former Sarasota resident, who now lives in Greenville and writes for Kidding Around, put together this huge guide of fun things to do in the Sarasota area – and there’s a lot!

What to do: Ringling Museum, kayaking, beach, Bird Key Park, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Myakka River State Park, Nathan Benderson Park, Island Park, Mote Marine Aquarium, Tube Dudes.
Where to stay: This VRBO Near Siesta Key with private pool
Drive time: 9.5 hours

St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine is a great central city to some super cool activities like checking out mantees 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


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?

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 20th through the 24th, 2023. Spartanburg County School Districts have their spring break from April 3rd through the 7th, 2023. 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!


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.