Get the most of out of your time in Spartanburg. Explore our restaurants, outdoor amenities and more after your meeting, event or conference, and use this guide to some hidden gems around Spartanburg from Patricia Byrd, OneSpartanburg, Inc. Director of Destination Services.
A: All are important, but the South Carolina Governors Conference on Travel & Tourism (2017) and Southeast Tourism Society Connections Conference (2021) are near the top. Both of these events gave us the opportunity to showcase Spartanburg to our industry peers. I still receive complements on how well we executed the Governor’s Conference. The word of mouth about the destination is infectious. People are amazed on how much the destination has changed in the last 20 years, 10 years, and even since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A: It depends on the group, but I love to recommend of our outdoor venues like FR8Yard; outdoor music series like Music on Main, the BMW Performance Center for the Ultimate Driving and team building experience.
A: Walking one of our great trails. I kicked off 2022 with a First Day Hike at Croft State Park.
A: It’s not so much a hidden gem, but Rick Erwin’s Level 10, atop the AC Hotel Spartanburg downtown, offers offers spectacular views along with an awesome dining experience.
A: Participating in membership organizations like Meeting Professional International Carolinas Chapter (MPI-CC). I currently serve as an ambassador for the organization where I get to welcome new members and introduce them to other members. attending meetings and networking events; phone; email and social media channels.
A: The AME 7th Episcopal Piedmont South Carolina Annual Conference was held in Spartanburg from Oct. 21-23, 2021 with around 300 people in attendance at the Spartanburg Marriott. The event had excellent COVID protocols, as all attendees had to be vaccinated, were tested daily on-site and masked during the event.
A: Hmm, there are so many choices, it’s hard to narrow it down. Since we are supposed to have 3 meals per day here are my top 3, with options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If you’re looking beyond food to get the most authentically-Spartanburg experience possible after your next meeting, conference or event, check out these itineraries showcasing various aspects of our community that make it so visit-worthy.