Here we are, less than a month from Christmas and we all need to unwind as 2019 gets rolling. If you are like us, it never hurts to find great fun that won’t break the budget. With that in mind, here are some ideas you can mix and match to create your own $50 weekend in Greenville and the Upstate.
Friday January 18th
Lunch: Let’s kick off the weekend with a cheap but good lunch out. Two of our favorite local spots that match that description are Taco Casa and Como’s Pete’s on Augusta. I know the Casa elicits either love or disinterest, but for $5.35, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better deal. Como’s is a Greenville staple and features some great burgers, onion rings and even meat and three. If meat and three is your thing, you can’t beat OJ’s Diner on Pendleton Street.
Friday Dinner and Entertainment
Free Options: How about some Live Music? There are numerous free shows in the Upstate this weekend. Wirewood is performing at Bacon Brother’s Public House at 6:30pm (Get the Restaurant Week Deal for $30) and My Girl, My Whiskey and Me are playing a free show at Quest Brewing starting at 6pm. Want music and some great food? Head over to Greer City Park for the Food Truck Rollout from 5-8pm. This is a great family event.
Speaking of Restaurant Week, many of Greenville’s top dining spots are offering some incredible deals this weekend. Check out the list and book your reservation here.
Not Free But Not Expensive: Head over to Westminster Music Centre and catch one of our favorite bands, The Grateful Brothers as they perform at Winter Woodstock. Cost $7/ticket
Like sports? Find 3 friends at get the Swamp Rabbits Hockey 4-Pack. Get 4 center ice tickets and a $20 Iron Hill Brewery gift card for only $60. At $15 per person, this is definitely doable.
Depending on your choices, we are still on pace to keep this weekend of fun below the $50 threshold.
Saturday January 19th
Kids Fun: If the weather is good, head over to S’mores Saturday at Swamp Rabbit Cafe starting at 5:30pm. There is a cost for the S’mores Kit but you should be able to get out for under $10. If the rain moves in, head over to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Admission is $10 for adults and $9 for children under 16. Your kids like animals? Head over to the Greenville Zoo for Squirrel Appreciation Day. Admission is $9.75 for adults and $6.50 for kids under 16.
Looking for more adult-type fun during the day, check out Bendy Birds Yoga at Birds Fly South at Noon. $10 gets you a yoga class and a beer! Want a little more cardio? Check out Air Boxing 11am at 13 Stripes Brewery for $10. Class also includes a free beer!
Evening Fun: Matt Fassas is performing for Free at Eighth State Brewing. Maybe treat yourself to a craft beer while the music plays. If comedy is your thing, head over to The Coffee Underground and check out Alchemy Comedy. They have three shows Saturday night; ticket price is $10 per show.
How about a craft beer with friends? The Upstate has over 25 Breweries & Tap Rooms that offer a wide range of beers for every taste.
Sunday January 20th
You made it to Sunday! The weather looks promising for Sunday for outdoor fun. With all the rain, it may be a good time to check out some of the many waterfalls in the Upstate. Plan your trip with our Upstate Waterfall Guide. It has maps and descriptions for over 75 Waterfalls in our area!
Looking for something completely different, how about Cat Yoga? Admission is $20 so depending on your weekend, this may stretch the $50 budget.
Need to get the kids moving? Bon Secours Wellness arena is hosting Skating on the Big Ice starting at . Admission is for $8 adults and $6 for kids under 7.
Want to wrap up the weekend with your friends? Team up for Music Bingo at Sip. This free to play option definitely fits our budget. Games start at 8pm.
Weekends in the Upstate are always great and they don’t have to break the bank. Hopefully these suggestions get you started on planning your weekend planning. Need more suggestions? Check out our Weekend Planner for more Events, Live Music, Food Trucks and Kids Events happening across the Upstate.