Ultimate Guide for Teens in Greenville, SC

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Do you have a teen in Greenville, SC? Maybe you’re wondering “What activities for teens near me would be fun?” If you are looking for teen-friendly activities, ways to get them involved in the community, or prepare them for college, then this list can help! Our teen guide to Greenville has all the details about things to do with teens in Greenville, SC.

Activities for Teens Near Me: Greenville, SC

This article includes:
Indoor Things to Do for Teens in Greenville, SC
Day Trips with Teens from Greenville, SC
Hiking with Teens Near Greenville, SC
Outdoor Things to Do for Teens
Free Time Things to Do for Teens in Greenville, SC
Volunteering Opportunities for Teens in Greenville, SC
School and College Prep Resources in Greenville, SC

Activities for Teens Near Me in Greenville, SC

Indoor Fun Activities for Teens

Our Indoor Guide for Teens has tons of ideas for things to do indoors with teens, everything from laser tag and trampoline parks to volunteering opportunities and movies.

Greenville County Library is an excellent resource for teens and it’s so much more than books! They offer workshops for your teens called Maker Lab, Teen Scribblers groups, Teen Book Club, and a Teen Service Day. Does your teen need help with research, homework, and test prep? The library helps with that too!

Day Trips for Teens

Day trips with teens are a great way to spend some quality time, exploring together, or just having fun. Here’s our list of the best day trips for teens & tweens near Greenville!

Evening at Carowinds, Charlotte, NC

Explore Your World!

Day Trip Ideas for Teens and Tweens Near Greenville

Hiking with Teens

Are you looking for a hike near Greenville for teenagers or adults? Here’s our list of great hikes for teens in the Upstate! Some are challenging and some are a bit more relaxed, perfect for a day with friends or family.

For the adventure seekers!

10 Great Hikes for Teens near Greenville, SC

Hiking Trails for Teens Near Greenville, SC.

Narrow wooden bridge at Rainbow Falls, Jones Gap

For even more hiking ideas see our list of our favorite local hiking trails

Outdoor Activities for Teens Near Me: Greenville, SC


Flying Rabbit Adventures in Greenville has awesome, huge ropes and zip line courses, perfect for teens. You can grab lunch at Home Team BBQ right next door.

Learn more in our KA Review of Flying Rabbit Adventures in Greenville, SC

Flying Rabbit Adventure aerial ropes course in Greenville, SC.

Flying Rabbit Adventures
821 Laurens Road, Greenville

Treetop Quest is an aerial adventure park with over 60 obstacles and zip lines. Courses range from easy (ages 4-6) to difficult (ages 12+) so there’s something for everyone!

Treetop Quest
16 Alma Street, Greenville SC

The Gorge Zipline, located in Saluda, claims to be America’s steepest and fastest zipline canopy tour. It begins in the Green River Gorge and descends 1100 feet into the beautiful Blue Ridge wilderness.

The Gorge Zipline
166 Honey Bee Drive, Saluda, NC


Kayaking and Paddleboarding

We are surrounded by countless lakes and rivers that are perfect for paddling. Check out our list of 22+ Fantastically Beautiful Places to Kayak near Greenville.

A kayak sitting by a lake.

Have a water lover in the family?

Here is a list of beautiful places to kayak near Greenville, SC

Tubing on the River or in the Snow

Tubing is a great way to have fun AND beat the heat in the upstate this summer. There is just nothing better than a slow ride down a river on a tube! Check out this HUGE list of places to go tubing near Greenville. You’re sure to find one or two you’ve never even heard of that you’ll want to try out for yourself!

KA Guide to River Tubing Near Greenville, SC

Green River Tubing in SC.

Ready for snow? We’re within driving distance of a number of snow tubing places including Frozen Falls Tube Park, Wolf Ridge Snow Tubing Park, and Moonshine Mountain.

Here are the best places to go Snow Tubing Near Greenville, SC

You can snow tube indoors at Pigeon Forge Snow


Paintball Central is about 20 minutes outside of Greenville and players can play paintball outdoors. They also sell gear. Their basic rental package is $30 and includes admission, a 3-hour session, and a rental gear package. Paintballs are sold separately.

318 Tucapau Road
Wellford, SC

Disc golf

The Upstate has embraced disc golf enthusiasm and has several courses in the area. The Upstate Disc Golf Club has tons of great resources for enthusiasts in Greenville and the surrounding towns.

Century Park Disc Golf Course | 330 Brushy Creek Road, Greer
Gower Park  | Evelyn Avenue off Laurens Road in Greenville
Holmes Park | 112 Holmes Drive, Greenville
Simpsonville City Park | 149 Park Drive, Simpsonville
Timmons Park | 121 Oxford Street, Greenville

Disc Golf courses near Greenville, SC

Learn more about the parks with Disc Golf courses near Greenville, SC

Minor League Sports Games

With the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and the Greenville Drive alternating seasons in the Upstate, there is always a game to attend. The Swamp Rabbits open their season in October and baseball gets underway in the Spring. Tickets to these games aren’t expensive and are a fun way to entertain the whole family.

Fluor Field, Greenville Drive

Free Time Outings and Things to Do for Teens

Have a few hours after school but unsure how to spend them? Local teen Brylan put together this list of school night outings that are perfect for teens. Whether you have one night without homework or many free evenings, you’ll find an idea or two that just might be exactly what you need.

Swamp Rabbit Trail bikers

Free for the evening?

Check out this list of school night outings for that weekday evening free time

Volunteering for Teens in Greenville

There are tons of opportunities for teens to volunteer and give back to their community. There are soup kitchens, Meals on Wheels, and places like Project Host. The City of Greenville also accepts teen volunteers for their many festivals.

Volunteering with the YMCA, Greenville, SC.

Here is a list of places to volunteer in the Greenville area

While most public schools do not require volunteer hours, most private and charter schools do have a quarterly requirement. Whether your child attends public school, private school, or is homeschooled, volunteering looks very good on college and job applications, demonstrating a well-rounded and outward-looking individual. Check out our tips for your teen’s Volunteer Service Hour.

Does your teen love the outdoors? KAG’s Liene has put together a list of Outdoor Volunteering opportunities in and around the Upstate.

School and College Prep for Teens in Greenville

The Upstate provides teenagers with learning experiences all year long outside of the general education classroom. If your teen is interested in a career in science, government, or the arts, there are several local options for teens to gain experience. Read more about these opportunities here.

Learning opportunities for teens near Greenville, SC.

Learn more in our KA Guide to Learning Opportunities for Teens near Greenville, SC

Looking for a new study spot? Sometimes a change of scenery can help with getting those brain waves flowing. We asked our readers where they like to go to study, and they had tons of great suggestions.

Here is a list of awesome study spots for teens near Greenville, SC

Black bench across the lake from Furman with the clock tower.

Aptly named, the Cinderella Project accepts donations of not only prom dresses but also accessories for teens. They then open up a small boutique on several dates in the early spring so young ladies can choose their perfect gown.

Cinderella Project, prom dress and clothes donations.

Learn more about the Cinderella Project and how you can help make prom magical for everyone!

Is your teen looking for a summer job? We have tips for teens from a fellow teen about finding a summer job, plus a list of local businesses looking to hire teens for summer jobs in Greenville and the Upstate.

Getting ice cream at Ice cream station in SImpsonville, SC

Summer Job Ideas for Teens Near Greenville, SC

Before heading off to college in the fall, use the summer to explore the town you call home. Greenville has so much to offer young adults, and you want to be sure to experience all of them before you pack your bags. Our Kidding Around contributor Brylan has created an excellent Bucket List for Greenville College Students.

What does your teen like to do in Greenville?

Elizabeth Lambert
About the Author
Elizabeth Lambert moved to the Upstate in 2013 and immediately fell in love with the natural beauty of the area. She enjoys taking her three kids hiking and camping and is an aspiring gardener. As one of the founding Branch Ambassadors of Hike it Baby Greenville, she loves being active in the community and is so excited to continue that by working for Kidding Around Greenville.

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