Do you want to plan ahead for the new year? I’ve compiled a bucket list of family-friendly fun to be had in Spartanburg in 2020. Let’s make 2020 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 considering the growth and revitalization of our downtown area.
2020 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 spring and summer, pick your own berries at a local farm, such as Greyrock Farms.
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. A few restaurants that opened in 2019 that we hope to try soon are Dray Bar and Grill, Baber Rhyne and Thai Y’all.
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
Take in a Play
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 nail salon.
Check out The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is always a fun time! If you have kids 5 or under, you have to take time to explore this fun museum.
Check out a New Park
With more parks in Spartanburg than you can keep track of, try to visit some new-to-you parks this year. Plus, some of the local parks have been upgraded this year. Spartanburg Downtown Airport park is one of my family’s favorites. Also consider this list of some of our readers’ favorite parks in Spartanburg County.
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 with 2020 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!