Do you want to plan ahead for the new year? I’ve compiled a bucket list of all the family-friendly fun to be had in Spartanburg in 2019. Let’s make 2019 the best year for Spartanburg families ever!
When I was asked to come up with a Bucket List for Spartanburg, I had no idea that my list would be so large! I even had to cut it down! There are simply so many great things to do in Spartanburg – especially as the #seespartanburgrise movement is bringing tremendous growth and revitalization to our downtown area.
2019 Spartanburg Bucket List
Think I am exaggerating? Just look at this list that combines all the traditional favorites with all the new ones you are going to want to enjoy in the new year.
Go to a Farm
Spartanburg is home to several farms that are perfect outings for families. During the fall, go apple picking and spend time at Strawberry Hill’s Fall Festival. During the summer, look for farms where you can pick your own berries.
Whether you head to one of the local splash pads or Shipwreck Cove, plan to have some fun in the sun this summer right here in Spartanburg.
Have a Date Night
As more new restaurants, breweries, and entertainment venues are opening, you have tons of unique date night options. Need some suggestions? Check out The Kennedy for a nice meal, New Groove Artisan Brewery for a brewery on the Northside, Bond Street Wines for a downtown date, the Escape Room for something fun, or Speed Factory Indoor Karting for something different.
Try a New Restaurant
I don’t have the space to list the many new restaurants in (or coming to) Spartanburg. Unless you go out to eat all the time, you will have no trouble finding somewhere new to try. Two restaurants that opened in 2018 that we tried and loved are RJ Rockers’ restaurant The Silo and Le Spice Downtown.
See Some Art
Hunt for the Best Ice Cream
Did you know Spartanburg has over ten different places to enjoy a frozen treat? From ice cream to snowballs, find your family’s favorite.
Cheer on the Home Team
If you have never attended the Carolina Panthers Training Camp, let this year be the year!
Take in a Play
Spartanburg Youth Theatre hosts wonderful plays, such as Seussical Jr., for kids, by kids. Plus, Spartanburg Little Theatre puts on amazing shows geared to adult audiences such as The Rocky Horror Show.
Read, Play, Learn, and Make at the Library
The Spartanburg County Public Library is home to more than books. This year, take advantage of their free programs (including yoga!) and their new Spark Space where you can make anything you can dream up.
Take time to pamper yourself by visiting a local spa or the new Nail Bar downtown.
Check out The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate opened its doors to Spartanburg in 2018! If you have kids 5 or under, you have to take time to explore this fun museum.
With more parks than you can keep track of, try to visit some new-to-you parks this year. Plus, some of the local parks have had upgrades done this year, and the awesome new Spartanburg Downtown Airport park opened in 2018.
If you can’t get outside to exercise, take your family to Big Air Trampoline Park or Climb Upstate to get active.
Celebrate the Holidays
With community Easter Egg hunts and festive Christmas celebrations, make plans to enjoy one of our local holiday traditions. Our Easter Egg hunt list will be updated to 2019 dates in the near future.
Even with all the growth in our area, what makes Spartanburg special are the local businesses. Do your part to support local businesses like Little River Coffee Bar and Hub City Scoops this year.
Enjoy Live Music
Spend a Day at a Festival
We are lucky to live in a place with several family-friendly outdoor festivals. The Spartanburg Soaring Kite Festival, the International Festival, Spring Fling, and Dickens of a Christmas are all community events you want to add to your calendar.
What would you add to your Spartanburg Bucket List? Let us know in the comments!