Top Things to do in South Carolina This Winter

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  • December 2, 2020
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Winter season in South Carolina offers a lot of great things to do. With Covid-19 and social distancing, it is important to be able to find fun, safe things to do that are preferably outdoors. Luckily for us, South Carolina has fairly mild winters and outdoor fun is easy to find from the mountains to the coast.

What is there to do in South Carolina in the winter? Plenty! Use the list below to start planning your Winter fun.

Plan a ski trip. Here’s a list of North Carolina ski areas that are an easy drive from the Upstate of South Carolina

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North Carolina ski resorts are usually open by mid- to late November. With the exception of Wolf Ridge, which may open later. Be prepared for fluctuating conditions between Thanksgiving and Christmas, as temperatures can warm up and melt the snow.

The season wraps up near the end of March.

The mountains may be your best best for a white Christmas


Head to the South Carolina Coast

With some beaches only a three hour drive, the South Carolina coast is a great way to escape the winter blues.


Zipline at the Gorge

Located just 35 minutes from Greenville in Saluda, NC, the Gorge Zip line tour is up and running all winter. Book you trip now.

Highlights

  • 3.5 hour zipline canopy tour perched on the rim of the Green River Gorge.  
  • Descent over 1,100 vertical feet in elevation from start to finish
  • 11 ziplines,  sky-bridges, and 3 free-fall rappels.

Take in a Game at Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Both the Greenville Swamp Rabbits Hockey team and Furman Men’s Basketball are now hosting in-person games at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The staff at the arena have been working dligently to insure fan safety. These measures include limited capacity and pod seating for families. Learn more at bonsecoursarena.com

Take a Hike in nearby State Park

Winter hiking can be incredibly beautiful and offer a unique experience as trails are often not as crowded. Greenville is blessed to be situated near the beach and close to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Just up the road and an easy day trip, the Asheville area offers some of the best hiking trails in the country. From moderate trails to steep mountain climbs, the mountains surrounding Greenville serve up plenty of hiking options. Some parks do close in the winter, so call before you go! Here are 5 Great Hikes to consider that are an easy drive of the Upstate.


Check out an area Waterfall

There 70 waterfalls within easy driving distance to Greenville, South Carolina. Here’s a full list of Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina waterfalls.

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Visit an Upstate Brewery and Taproom

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With over 25 breweries and taprooms, the Upstate of South Carolina is a great place to explore and discover a wide range of craft beer. Use the map below to easily plan your own craft beer adventure!

Local Breweries and Tap Rooms

Want more craft beer? Head up to Asheville, North Carolina!

With more breweries per capita than any U.S. city, Asheville is a craft beer paradise. Use this interactive list of Asheville breweries to find the perfect craft beer to fit any taste.

Voted Beer City USA 4 years in a row, Asheville is home to over 20 local craft brewers all creating unique and delicious craft beer.


Looking for More Fun? Here’s Today’s Upstate Event Calendar


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