50+ Things to Do in Greenville, SC: Fun Days Start Here

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Are you looking for things to do with kids in Greenville, SC, or across the Upstate? This is the ultimate guide to things to do in the Upstate. Find local events, the best things to do this month with the family, and links to all our things to do content including outdoor and indoor things to do, parks, hiking, biking, day trips, camping, arts, and more. There’s always something fun to do with your family that fits your budget when you live near Greenville, SC.

Things to Do in Greenville, SC

Top 5 Best Things to Do with Kids in Greenville, SC

  1. Visit the Children’s Museum of the Upstate at Heritage Green.
  2. Head to Falls Park on the Reedy in Downtown Greenville for a trip across the suspension bridge over the Reedy River, or take walk or bike ride on the nearby Swamp Rabbit Trail.
  3. Visit the Greenville Zoo and its neighbor, Cleveland Park. For a full day of fun, bring a picnic.
  4. See a show, like Monster Jam or Disney on Ice, at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
  5. Visit the kid-friendly Runway Park aviation-themed playground.

Want more things to do with kids in Greenville? Keep reading. Use the links below to find the type of activity your family will love!

What Can I Do Today in Greenville, SC?

A lot! There are so many things to do near Greenville and the Upstate, but if you’re looking for the best things to do right now, start with the two links below. We pull out the very best things to do each month on our monthly things-to-do post, and we also keep an updated event calendar so you can find out what special events are happening right now!

Event calendar: Greenville, SC

Event Calendar

If you want all your options organized by day, then our giant Upstate, SC Event Calendar is the place to go.

What are some things to do near Greenville, SC?

Searching for things to do with your family and friends near Greenville? There are so many ways to have fun with your family in the Upstate and we know that is super important to our readers. We love having fun with our kids and sharing in smiles and giggles and new discoveries, too!

This list starts with outdoor things to do and then moves to indoor things to do. Of course, we have some great free things to do, too, because we know life gets expensive, and we even have ideas for ways you can donate some time to give back to the community.

Scroll through our huge list of things to do, and use the links to get more ideas on topics you love and adventures you’d like to try!

If you’re looking for things to do outdoors near Greenville and around the Upstate, check out this list of Things to Do Outside. You’ll find information to help you get outdoors and enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, parks, and lots more.

The Greenville Zoo in Greenville, SC

Visit the Greenville Zoo, we have everything you need to know for a perfect visit.

Falls Park Guide to Downtown Greenville

Headed Downtown? Do not go without reading our Guide to Downtown Greenville, SC.

Mice on Main, Greenville, SC

Local favorite! Find the Mice on Main in Downtown!

Petting zoos and farms in Greenville, SC

Nothing better than cuddling with animals. These are the farms and petting zoos to visit.

Greenville’s favorite trail, the Swamp Rabbit Trail is loved by walkers, runner, bikers, and more!

Our very own state park, Paris Mountain State Park is a gorgeous place for a hike, fishing, swimming, and more!

  • Visit Falls Park on the Reedy in the heart of Downtown Greenville. Cross the Liberty Bridge and enjoy one of Greenville’s most iconic and favorite parks.

Hiking is a great way to get outside, enjoy nature and take a break. The Upstate area is full of beautiful places to hike for all ages and skill levels. Use our hiking guide to the Upstate to find some great trails for your family to try.

Hike the Palmetto Trail: Find the perfect Palmetto Trail passage
Hike the Foothills Trail: There are beautiful and accessible portions of the Foothills Trail for every hiking level

Park Guide to Greenville, SC

The Upstate has the coolest parks.

Find the perfect park to explore in Greenville in our Ultimate Guide to Parks in the Upstate.

If that’s too many try one of our favorite parks below.

Unity Park in Greenville offers imaginative play structures and a splash pad.

Kids Planet at Century Park in Greer, SC

Greer’s Century Park Kids Planet offers two playgrounds and picnic areas.

Simpsonville City Park in Simpsonville, SC has a zip line!

Simpsonville City Park is local a favorite with lots of swings and climbing structures.

Or, check out our readers’ favorite parks near Greenville.

Is it raining? Too hot? Too cold? Find something fabulous to do indoors on our Indoor Things to Do Guide to Upstate, SC.

The CHildren's Museum of the Upstate

Bring the kids to play and learn at the The Children’s Museum of the Upstate in Heritage Green.

Greenville County Museum of Art-FREE! see works by Jasper Johns and the largest public collection of Andrew Wyeth Watercolors

Budgeting and keeping expenses down is a real challenge for families. But, the good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy some fun, family time. We have a long list of free things to do near Greenville and across the Upstate.

Click the pictures below to see information on some of our all-time favorite free things to do.

Home Depot Kids Workshop Schedule
Lowe's Free Kids' Workshop schedule
Mice on Main, Greenville, SC

Go on a Tour

Discover something new!

This Greenville, SC Tour List has something for everyone!

  • Foodies
  • Kids and Families
  • History Buffs
  • Nature Lovers
  • & More!
Greenville, SC Tours

Day Trips for the Family

Day Trips near Greenville, SC

Epic Family Fun. Home By Bedtime.

Awesome Day Trips from Greenville, SC

We love day trips! Discover new towns, experience new things, try out a new restaurant, and be back home by bedtime. Plan another day trip adventure for your family with our Upstate, SC Day Trip Guide. But, here are a few of our favorites to get you started.


In our Volunteering Guide, we have ideas for families with young kids, teens, those who want to volunteer outdoors, needed donations, and more. When you’re looking for things to do, we can’t think of anything better than donating a little time to your community.

What are some fun small towns in the Upstate? Things to Do Near Greenville, SC by Location

Explore the Upstate. The Greenville area is full of fabulous towns and small cities to explore. Whether you’re looking for a tiny mountain town and a quaint coffee shop or a city festival and broadway musical, the Upstate, SC area has it all. Find some amazing Things to do in and Near Upstate, SC by City.

Things to Do in Greenville, SC By Age

Looking for the perfect activity for your teens, toddlers, or even a date night? Find the perfect activity when you look at these lists of things to do by age.

Seasonal Adventures in Greenville

The Ultimate Summer in Greenville, SC Guide

Fun all summer long.

The Summer Guide to Greenville, SC

Our Summer Guide is full of all the fun things you need to check out near Greenville, SC this summer.

Guide to Fall in Greenville, SC

All the Fall Things to Do

Guide to Fall in Greenville, SC

Our Guide to Fall in Greenville, SC is full of things to do in fall near Greenville, SC. We have apple picking, great farms to visit, outdoor autumn leaf viewing and lots more!

Winter Guide to Greenville, SC

Things to Do All Winter Long

Winter Guide to Greenville, SC

Holiday Guide to Greenville: Find memory-making, amazing things to do during the holidays near Greenville, SC

Winter Guide to Greenville: Out winter guide to full of winter fun and things to do in Greenville, SC.

Baby Goats

Fresh and new, Spring is so much fun.

Looking for things to do in Spring? Here’s our full Spring Guide to Greenville, SC.


Never be bored on a Sunday!
Check out this list of 20+ things to do on a Sunday near Greenville, SC.

Things to do on a Sunday: Find fun things to do with your family on a Sunday, including museum visits, hiking, biking, and so much more!

The venues below are some of our all-time favorite and popular places in Greenville where kids can learn while playing and discover something new! They provide opportunities to get out and exercise muscles and brains.

Roper Mountain Science Center, Greenville, SC

The Roper Mountain Science Center offers special summer programs, evening planetarium shows and lots more!

The Greenville Zoo in Greenville, SC

Take a stroll through Greenville’s Zoo to learn about animals from snakes to giraffes!

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

Be a race car driver, doctor, or play a round of mini-golf at the Children’s Museum of the Upstate.

About the Author
Maria Bassett is a former school orchestra teacher, turned homeschool mom. She and her husband homeschool their 3 sons and 1 daughter, who range from 4th grade through 9th grade. Believing children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, this family loves to take their homeschool on the road, around Greenville and beyond.

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