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The Curious Explorer

Stay Curious

Let’s face it, sometimes you get the itch to discover something new. Whether you’ve been to Spartanburg before or are visiting for the first time, this itinerary (and our county) is full of hidden gems. Go off-the-grid and into Spartanburg’s quaint Southern towns.

Urban Excursions

Be sure to pack your comfy shoes so you can take full advantage of the quaint downtowns bursting with charm around Spartanburg. If you’re looking for something unique, stop into Market on Main in downtown Spartanburg and shop handmade goods from local artisans. For those who enjoy searching for the perfect antiques, head up the road to Landrum for some of the South’s best antique shops.

Dine & Wine

Our food scene is sure to surprise you. For a new dining experience right on Morgan Square, try Carolinian cuisine at The Tulip Tree or an untraditional BBQ dish from Initial Q. Or head into the countryside for a traditional taste of the South with a meat and three at The Mustard Seed in Woodruff, or fried green tomatoes at Landrum’s Stone Soup Market & Cafe. Whatever you choose, wash it down with a delectable glass of wine in one of Spartanburg’s boutique wine shops.

Top Spots For The Whole Family

Top Picks For Food & Fun

Glendale Shoals Preserve

Glendale Shoals Preserve

Glendale Shoals Preserve consists of thirteen acres located at the old Glendale Mill on Lawson's Fork Creek. The Shoals have plan

Stone Soup Market and Café

Stone Soup Market and Café

Stone Soup Restaurant is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Named after the folktale of the same name, Stone So

Woodruff Farmers Market

Woodruff Farmers Market

We are looking forward to a great season with local produce, jams, wine, locally made crafts, handmade soy candles, bath items, an

Landrum Farmers Market

Landrum Farmers Market

You'll have beautiful views of the Blue Ridge mountains from this Farmer's Market. Landrum is in the northern part of the county,

The Wine Gallery

The Wine Gallery

​At The Wine Gallery, we offer a relaxing environment where you can explore new wines, attend our wine tasting parties, host you

Carriage House Wines

Carriage House Wines

We are a Wine shop and Wine Bar. We believe you will find our shop a great resource for wine and a wonderful gathering place to me

Tru by Hilton West Spartanburg

Tru by Hilton West Spartanburg

The new Tru in Spartanburg, SC is just off US Route 29 and I-26, less than five miles from downtown Spartanburg, sporting events a

AC Hotel Spartanburg

AC Hotel Spartanburg

Now Open! Experience the art of Southern Hospitality at AC Hotel Spartanburg. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure,

Explore Even More

We know fun. The “let’s keep the action going with some locally sourced food, outdoor activities, and live music” kind of fun. We also know that variety is everything. So we’ve pulled together some of the top itineraries to help make your visit action-packed!

Your Guide to Spartanburg’s 2022 Holiday Events
New to the Spartanburg County Dining Scene
Up Close with Spartanburg’s Fall Foliage
A Day with Your Dog in Spartanburg
Spartanburg County’s Must-Visit Ice Creameries
Music in Spartanburg: the Iconic Sounds of Our Past & Present
Your Evening Out in Landrum
Hidden Gems in Spartanburg
Spartanburg’s Spring 2022 Events
Spartanburg’s Top 10 Things to Do in 2022
Spartanburg County Gift Guide
Spartanburg: A Passion for Peaches
Spartanburg’s Baseball Past, Present and Future
Pet-Friendly Spots Around Spartanburg County
What’s New: 2021 Carolina Panthers Training Camp Fan Guide
Your Day In Woodruff
10 Reasons to Meet in Spartanburg
Get a Good Look: Spartanburg’s Art Galleries
Unique Stays in Spartanburg
Feel the Need for Speed in Spartanburg
Inside Spartanburg’s Craft Beer Scene
History Itinerary
Agritourism Itinerary
Welcome to College Town
Where to Experience Live Music in Spartanburg
6 Best Places to Enjoy the Outdoors in Spartanburg, South Carolina
Your Guide to Spartanburg’s 2022 Holiday Events

Whether you get festive right after Halloween or wait until the calendar turns to December, November means holiday events are drawing near. Check out this guide to Spartanburg County's 2022 holiday events where you can e...

New to the Spartanburg County Dining Scene

The dining scene of Spartanburg County is impressive. A diverse array of down-home favorites is joined by incredible international flavors and upscale, refined options that offer modern, photo-worthy dishes. Downtown...

Up Close with Spartanburg’s Fall Foliage

As cool, crisp autumn air descends across the region, there isn’t a better time to explore Spartanburg County’s outdoor amenities. Vibrant green has started its slow, annual transition to fiery shades of red, oran...

A Day with Your Dog in Spartanburg

As summer winds down and the temperatures begin to fall, it gets easier for you and your four-legged friend to leave the much-needed A/C behind and explore together. Spartanburg County is home to many pet-friendly bus...

Spartanburg County’s Must-Visit Ice Creameries

This content originally appeared on InTheBurg. We don’t need a reason to enjoy a delicious ice cream sundae, but if you’re looking for an excuse, here’s a great one: July is National Ice Cream Month, and Nation...

Music in Spartanburg: the Iconic Sounds of Our Past & Present

When we say Spartanburg is an arts town, we don't just mean that we have lots of public art scattered about and studios for you to peruse. Sure, we have those, but when we say we're an arts town, we mean that creative mu...

Your Evening Out in Landrum

Bursting with charm, Landrum is well-known for its antique shopping, but hidden treasures aren’t where this pleasant town’s offerings end. New restaurants and businesses have reenergized Landrum and best of all...

Hidden Gems in Spartanburg

Spartanburg’s dining culture roots run deep. From the early days of Colonials using the area for hunting and crops, to textile mill employees eating at delicatessens across the county, to that slice of Americana of enj...

Spartanburg’s Spring 2022 Events

Springtime brings longer days, warmer air and people looking for excuses to get outside and celebrate. In Spartanburg, those factors all converge in a continually-expanding spring events calendar, featuring celebrations...

Spartanburg’s Top 10 Things to Do in 2022

Zip Around Downtown Spartanburg on a Blue Duck Scooter Zoom (and we don’t mean a video-call) through downtown on Blue Duck Scooters in Downtown Spartanburg. The e-scooters are available for rent, seven days a wee...

Spartanburg County Gift Guide

Spartanburg knows good food, great times and authentic experiences. Whether you're planning a visit or making your holiday season gift-giving list (and checking it twice), we've got the gifts that will help you give a...

Spartanburg: A Passion for Peaches

“If I had my little way, I’d eat peaches every day.” When you visit Spartanburg, you can really bring that song lyric to life. Spartanburg County has a passion for peaches, dating back a couple hundred years...

Spartanburg’s Baseball Past, Present and Future

Luckily, you don’t have to be a college athlete, or a college student for that matter, to get out and play sports in Spartanburg County

Pet-Friendly Spots Around Spartanburg County

Now more than ever, pets are part of our families. We go on walks together, we play together, we take selfies together, we call them our "furbabies," and we even share our beds with them

What’s New: 2021 Carolina Panthers Training Camp Fan Guide

Panthers fans… Spartanburg has gotten more exciting since the last time we welcomed you for the team’s training camp at Wofford College. We’ve added new restaurants, attractions and ways to adventure. And they all...

Your Day In Woodruff

If you’re in Spartanburg County, venture a bit outside the city and explore Woodruff – one of the small, surrounding towns bursting with charm. Not sure where to start planning a day in Woodruff? We’ve got you c...

10 Reasons to Meet in Spartanburg

If you’re Zoomed out, Spartanburg’s event and meeting venues have the flexibility, affordability and dependability you need to host a successful, COVID-safe event. If you have an event or meeting on the horizon, help...

Get a Good Look: Spartanburg’s Art Galleries

Spartanburg is full of art. There’s public art nearly everywhere downtown, with popular murals, the eye-catching Creative Crosswalks, sculptures and much more. There’s also a great selection of art galleries, prou...

Unique Stays in Spartanburg

Staying at a luxurious hotel with all of the amenities is great, but sometimes you want something that has a little more personality. If you want your trip to be even more memorable, then spend your nights at one of thes...

Feel the Need for Speed in Spartanburg

  Between BMW Manufacturing Co., family-friendly businesses, and the county’s deep and historical ties to stock car racing, Spartanburg is no stranger to automotive enthusiasm and racing passion. Spartanburg...

Inside Spartanburg’s Craft Beer Scene

Beer drinkers across Spartanburg County have never had it better. Spartanburg’s first craft brewery, RJ Rockers, has been churning out locally-made brews since 1997 and put Spartanburg on the craft beer world’s map ...

History Itinerary

Soak up local history at the Spartanburg Historical Association before heading to the Hub City Railroad Museum to see how the Hub City got its nickname. Stay downtown and take the Historic Downtown Walking Tour to get a ...

Agritourism Itinerary

Get your fill of fresh, homegrown fruits and veggies by checking out one of several farmstands across Spartanburg County

Welcome to College Town

There’s a reason Spartanburg is known as a College Town. With more than 15,000 college students countywide, Spartanburg County is home to seven unique colleges and universities, each equipping their respective students...

Where to Experience Live Music in Spartanburg

Music seems to be one of the most powerful forces in our day to day lives—it can make us feel happy, sad, empowered, or even help convey difficult-to-explain emotions to another person. And when we experience music ...

6 Best Places to Enjoy the Outdoors in Spartanburg, South Carolina

It's easy to hit the trails in the Hub City. Leave job stress and that pile of laundry behind and head to Spartanburg, South Carolina, for some refreshing outdoor fun. Opportunities for adventure abound, whether you p...

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