Start your trip at Little River Roasting and enjoy local art with your locally-roasted caffeine boost. Venture to art galleries in Downtown Spartanburg like the Johnson Collection and the locally-crafted pieces at Kindred Spirits. While you’re walking, get a taste of Spartanburg’s music history on the Music Trail.
Stop for lunch at one of Downtown Spartanburg’s plentiful restaurants featuring international flavors catering to your cravings. Spend the afternoon by visiting the Spartanburg Art Museum. If it’s Thursday, join Art Walk, which happens on the third Thursday of every month, featuring almost a dozen galleries and museums. You’ll find a diverse mix from the co-op to the high-brow. Best of all, it comes with wine and cheese and it’s free.
If you’re into live music, Jazz on the Square and Music on Main provide free hours of entertainment downtown two nights a week. From Hank Williams to Miles Davis, you’ll hear it, plus you can enjoy a few adult beverages alfresco.
Check out a performance at the Chapman Cultural Center to close out your night. Chapman, squarely in the Downtown Cultural District, hosts live, local music performances, art classes and instructional events, community events and more. Spartanburg was among the first Cultural Districts in South Carolina, and much of the offerings of the Chapman Cultural Center have boosted the art in Spartanburg.
When you’re ready to wind down, check into the AC Hotel Spartanburg, where more than 40 pieces from the Johnson Collection are on loan.
On day two, venture up to Landrum and check out the Art of the Horse, connecting local art to the area’s equestrian prominence. Head to local favorite the Hare & the Hound for an authentically-Landrum lunch.