Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Nothing quite kicks off the summer season like Memorial Day weekend. Relaxing during the long weekend, digging into delicious food, or just spending time with those you care about the most; there’s a lot to love about Memorial Day. Make it even more memorable this year with an escape to Spartanburg, and discover something new.
Savor new flavors this year while enjoying the classics. Enjoy a cookout-vibe when you visit FR8yard in the heart of downtown Spartanburg. This open-air Biergarten not only boasts a lineup of refreshing craft brews, but it also serves up a variety of Yard Dogs. These house-ground sausages are topped with your choice of style adds to the ambiance that feels like a cookout in the center of downtown.
Another Memorial Day staple is a classic hamburger piled high with your favorite additions. Bringing that old-school Americana feel since 1961, Sugar-N-Spice has established itself as a must-visit spot for burger-lovers and food aficionados. Order your burger plate “a-plenty” for the full experience and enjoy! If you’re still looking for delicious burgers after your trip to Sugar-N-Spice, check out Ike’s Korner Grill and take on the “Wall of Fame” burger challenge.
If your Memorial Day celebration typically features more Southern dishes, we’ve got you covered this year. Wade’s Restaurant is your classic Southern joint that serves up each meal with a side of the quintessential hospitality they’ve had since opening in 1947. With fried chicken — dare we say — as good as grandma makes, Wade’s is the perfect place to grab a meat-and-three tray.
Get a taste of Spartanburg’s growing craft beer scene during your long weekend and find a new favorite brew. The largest and oldest brewery in Spartanburg, RJ Rockers, has a beer lineup to fit whatever mood you’re in, or if you can’t choose just one, order a flight and get a taste of these award-winning brews. Our suggestion for Memorial Day-sipping, go with the Son of a Peach. This fruit wheat ale is a refreshing way to kick off your long weekend. Learn more about the local breweries with our post “Inside Spartanburg’s Craft Beer Scene” and curate your brewery tour.
Treat yourself this Memorial Day to a relaxing getaway and check into one of the many hotels around Spartanburg. For travelers looking to stay in downtown Spartanburg, check into the AC Hotel Spartanburg. Check out the art collection that adorns the walls of the first floor before sitting down for a crafted cocktail at the bar, or venture upstairs to Rick Erwin’s Level10 for a meal with a breathtaking view. Looking for more places to stay? Check out our top spots.
Unwind in a clawfoot bathtub and enjoy a home-cooked breakfast before taking on the day at one of Spartanburg’s charming bed and breakfasts. No matter if you stay at the Clevedale Inn or the Inn on Main, you’ll enjoy the creature comforts that come with staying at a B&B. One of the more unique places to rest your head at night can be found at the Clevedale Inn. Sitting on the property is a railroad cabin car restored and modified for a luxurious experience.
No matter how you enjoy spending your time, from walkable downtowns to outdoor adventures, escape to Spartanburg this Memorial Day Weekend. Share your Spartanburg memories on social with #OneSpartanburg for your chance to be featured! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest for more spots to check out during your getaway.