Sure, taking time off work is great for unplugging and resting your overstimulated brain, but not everyone is content to sit on the couch for hours on end watching TV. So while binge-watching all the episodes you’ve been waiting to see does sound pretty fantastic, we know that learning something, keeping your mind engaged, and exercising parts of your brain that you may not often get to flex can make for some incredibly fulfilling and inspiring vacation time.
If you’re looking for a getaway that’s equal parts resting and rousing, Spartanburg is just that!
With nearly 400 yearly events, the Chapman Cultural Center—along with all of its constituents—is a one-stop-shop for nearly every part of your brain: the artistic parts, the logical parts, the nostalgic parts, you name it!
Their mission of “developing, strengthening, and promoting the scope, excellence, and educational role of the arts, humanities, and sciences” is reflected in the comprehensive programming put on by the Chapman Cultural Center, as well as by all of its partner organizations including:
Check out the Chapman Cultural Center’s upcoming events calendar. You can filter their programs by keyword, event type, event category, age group, and partner organization so planning your itinerary is easy as pie.
Would you like to experience a live reenactment of a Revolutionary War battle followed by a delicious meal at a farm-to-table restaurant? Or spend an exhilarating day learning about the past, present, and future of BMW (and even taking a spin around the test track), then winding down in the evening with some live music at a local bar?
The Spartanburg, SC area is largely modernized, but there are many, many historical sites and museums dedicated to preserving and celebrating the people, places, and events that shaped not only the local community, but the nation itself. So if you’ve already been to DC to see the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia to see the Liberty Bell, and Keystone to see Mount Rushmore, it’s time to take a historic tour of Spartanburg to see:
Getaways always seem to have little pockets of extra time you didn’t quite plan for. Maybe your sunrise hike went faster than expected and you have a few hours before your lunch reservation, or you didn’t need an afternoon nap like you thought you would and you’re not expected at your next activity until the evening hours.
Sure, you could spend that time mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, or you could head over to the library to enjoy pop-up crafting sessions, an afternoon movie, or a holiday-themed party—no library card required! These events are fun for all ages, so you’re sure to find something to entertain your five year old or even captivate your tween.
Don’t let your brain turn to soup just because you’re on vacation! We’ve got a plethora of places to keep your mind, body, and soul in shape here in Upstate South Carolina.
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