The cold weather can really zap any ambitions to leave the house, but there are actually a lot of indoor places in Greenville to have fun. Whether you like to relax and enjoy art or a glass of wine, or get an adrenaline rush racing go-karts, there are places all around town to have a good time indoors during the colder months. This is by no means a comprehensive list, just a few good ones to get you started.
Take your golf game indoors at Carolina Indoor Golf, where you can swing through an 18-hole simulated golf course in about an hour. Choose from more than 80 virtual courses but bring your own clubs since they have a limited rental availability. An hour is $25 and half an hour is $12.50.
1168 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville
Schedule a wine tasting at the warm and intimate tasting room at City Scape Winery. Sample 10-12 of the winery’s locally made wines for $8.95/person, which typically takes around 55 minutes. Or do a premium tasting that includes a cheese plate and souvenir glass for $14.95/person. Reserve your time online Thursdays-Sundays.
589 Dunklin Bridge Road Pelzer
No need to freeze on a ledge in the mountains — try indoor rock climbing at Climb at Blue Ridge. First-time climbers can expect to pay $19/person, which includes the safety training, access all day to the gym, and all the necessary equipment.
301 Bulls Road, Taylors
Home to the largest and most-complete collection of watercolor paintings by Andrew Wyeth owned by any public museum in the world, the GCMA is also totally free to enter and explore. They are open Wednesdays-Sundays.
420 College St., Greenville
With laser tag, arcades, and bowling, Spare Time Entertainment is an easily place to spend a few hours enjoying good company while staying warm. Prices vary per activity.
822 Congaree Road, Greenville
Race around an indoor track for an adrenaline rush, all while staying nice and cozy warm. Winter pricing is as follows: 10-minute race is $15, two 10-minute races are $30 and a three-hour unlimited pass is $80. Friday night is date night and a ladies pass for one race is $5 with a paying date.
1524 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville
Take out your frustrations with a good, old-fashioned axe-throwing experience at The Blue Ox, located in Taylors Mill. The low-key environment is great for just chilling or releasing stress — but it’s just plain fun to throw things. Pricing is $20/hour/person and four people can fit in one lane.
250 Mill Street, Suite PW1106, Taylors
Why check out one brewery in Greenville when you can do several in a day? The Greenville Brewery Tours has a handful of options for guests to tour local breweries, sample beer, and learn about the brewing process, all in the comfort of a spacious van and indoor breweries. Prices start at $54 for the Greenville tours.
Three huge floors of interactive entertainment and rotating exhibits make up one of the most popular indoor attractions in Greenville at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Geared for ages 12 and under, both local and visiting families love TCMU for providing such a fun place to learn new things and work off extra energy indoors. TCMU also hosts adult-only events several times throughout the year for kids at heart to enjoy a night out. Admission is $10/adults, $9/kids ages 1-15.
300 College Street, Greenville
659 Main St., Greenville
The partnership between Furman University and the Upcountry History Museum on Heritage Green has greatly benefited the local community through providing an excellent resource on Upstate history as well as exhibits on wartime photography and artists, Alice in Wonderland, Curious George, Thomas the Train, and Charlie Brown. Toddler Time, Kids Book Club, Family Fun Day, Neighborhood Nights, and Homeschool Day are all ongoing events at UHM. Check their website to find the newest exhibits. Admission is $10/adults, $8/kids ages 4-18, and under three years old are free.
540 Buncombe Street, Greenville
Shoot your friends, frenemies, co-workers or family members with soft Nerf pellets in a makeshift war room complete with blow-up hideaways and obstacles. Great for both adults and kids. Cost is $10/hour per person and birthday parties start at $200.
775 Woodruff Road, Suite D, Greenville