Top 5s: Your 2019 Carolina Panthers Training Camp Fan Guide

Top 5s: Your 2019 Carolina Panthers Training Camp Fan Guide

Top 5s: Your 2019 Carolina Panthers Training Camp Fan Guide

  • Five Great Restaurants to Visit

Blue Moon Specialty Foods offers homegrown flavor in every dish, sauce, and specialty seasoning. The popular Spartanburg spot has some of the best salad and sandwich options in town and a plethora of great things to add to your kitchen.

Miyako Sushi Group brings fresh, clean flavors to the table at its Downtown Spartanburg restaurant. A downtown staple for years, Miyako brought its unique sushi rolls to a new, bigger space on Magnolia Street, helping anchor a new dining corridor downtown.

RJ Rockers combines the brewed-in-Spartanburg creations of RJ Rockers with delicious appetizers, entrees, and specialty drinks sure to please any appetite.

Southside Smokehouse & Grille is home to former SC Chef Ambassador Sarah McClure, who brings a seasonally-inspired menu featuring Cajun takes on Southern barbecue. One visit to the Landrum restaurant and you’ll understand why so many rave about McClure’s delectable creations.

Wade’s Restaurant is down-home cooking at its finest. A true meat-and-three staple, Wade’s lets you eat like it’s the holidays all year long. If you’re looking for stick-to-your-ribs goodness that reminds you of home, Wade’s is the place.


  • Five Great Family Activities

Sparkle City Mini Putt is the state’s only free, urban putt-putt course. Head to one of several locations around downtown to grab your putter, your golf ball, and then go hit the links.

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate has programs, exhibits, and games for young children featuring Spartanburg’s landmarks, history, and culture.

LeMans Indoor Kart Racing lets you test your need for speed. Fun for beginners and pros alike, LeMans Karting’s unique MegaTrack is 2,000 feet long with 23 turns sure to test drivers of any experience level.

Strawberry Hill USA has some of the finest fruits in the state. A short drive north of Spartanburg, Strawberry Hill lets you pick strawberries to bring home, and across the street, their café has ice cream and snacks to keep your hunger at bay.

Spartanburg Science Center has more than 20 exhibits to excite and engage young minds and minds still young-at-heart. You can interact with live animals, journey through time, gaze into the past and much more.



  • Five Great Night Spots

Blues Boulevard is a jazz hub, with the underground cred, local art, and atmosphere you’d want from a music venue. Blues Boulevard hosts music, poetry, and spoken word performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

FR8yard is Spartanburg’s first fully-outdoor biergarten. FR8yard is family-friendly and pet-friendly. Grab a drink and enjoy some live music, or just sit and relax in the great outdoors while still in the middle of Downtown Spartanburg.

Delaney’s Irish Pub welcomes live music four nights a week to go along with their expansive menu of Irish favorites, handcrafted cocktails, and craft beer.

Main Street Pub hosts a lineup of local DJs, live bands, and karaoke. The bar’s pub grub, music scene, and drink menu are enough to satisfy anyone looking for a good night.

late night at the Nu-Way Lounge

NuWay Restaurant & Lounge is Spartanburg’s oldest bar, and one of its oldest music venues. Grab a seat, grab a drink, and grab a bite at this lowkey Spartanburg staple.



  • Five Great Local Shops

Hub City Bookshop is Spartanburg’s independent bookstore, offering titles from Hub City Press and other publishers. All book sales proceeds go to creative writing education and independent book publishing in the community.

Two Doors Down recently celebrated a decade of being fashion-forward in Downtown Spartanburg. The boutique features women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories, and the store’s staff hand-selects everything to stay up with the latest trends.

Kindred Spirits prides itself on showcasing handmade art from local artists. Their downtown storefront, identified by its bright, eye-catching paint job, is an unmistakable piece of Spartanburg.

The Spice and Tea Exchange will help kick your kitchen up a notch. Dozens of seasoning varieties and tea blends will help you explore your culinarily-curious side from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Imagination Station is Spartanburg’s local, eye-catching toy shop. A dream-come-true for kids, toys line the store’s floor space from wall to wall. Their East Main Street location looks like it came straight out of your favorite cartoon.


  • Five Great Attractions

couple walking on an outdoor trail
Croft State Park

Croft State Park lets you get up-close with the outdoors. Hike, paddle, or bike around 2.5 miles of hiking trails and 20+ miles of biking trails. Catch your breath and refuel at one of three picnic shelters before continuing on your trail.

Chapman Cultural Center is the centerpiece of Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District, hosting live music and theater performances, along with art exhibitions and classes, community events and more.

BMW Performance Center, Greer

BMW Performance Center take your skills behind the wheel to the next level with the Ultimate Driving Machine. Not a thrill seeker? No worries, The Zentrum chronicles the past, present and future of BMW in a one-of-a-kind building.

Walnut Grove Plantation, Roebuck

Walnut Grove Plantation takes you back in time to learn what life was like in the late-1700s, and the important role Spartanburg County played during the Revolutionary War.

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve, a free public garden, features 10 acres of vibrant flowers, bushes, and trees. Walk along a series of trails and take in the plant life, and the animals those plants attract. Pack a picnic. Sniff fresh blooms. Explore at your own pace.



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