February 21, 2018

Spring break, the ultimate week of relaxation


Spring break, the ultimate week of relaxation, post midterm and before the final push toward summer. While many of us are flocking to coastal beaches and soaking up the sun there are still a number of us, whether voluntarily or not, that are staying in the Upstate of South Carolina. What will you do with your free time? What if you run out of shows to watch and re-watch on Netflix?

Luckily, during our Spring Break there are a few activities in the area until everyone reunites for the collective sigh that is the first Monday back at school.

Hockey fans may be pleased to hear that the Greenville Road Warriors will have a couple games against the Florida Everblades, one on Thursday March 20 at 7pm and again on Saturday March 22 at 7pm. Good news, the admission is $6, so you can watch some rough and tumble on the ice and eat all the hot dogs you can handle. At 7:30pm Friday the 21st, the Bons Secours Wellness Arena will also be hosting the Ice Racing Series Grand Finale. That’s right, motorcycles on ice and for only $16 general admission! Arrive early and have the chance to meet the riders and see the bikes.

If you are looking for something a bit more cosmic, try the RoperMountainScienceCenter’s Friday Starry Nights. Every Friday at 7 and 8:15pm for $5, you can go out to the planetarium and look through the eighth largest telescope of its kind. You will be able to explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn’s rings, and spiral structure of galaxies.

Downtown Greenville also has some local flavor and flare to offer during our week off. Friday March 21, the city of Greenville will be hosting Greenville Heritage on Main Street from 5:30 to 9:30pm at the Hyatt hotel. Go out and listen to music, walk along the river, and take your pick of delicious fare along Main Street.

The city of Aiken will be hosting their annual Spring Steeplechase race, the Imperial Cup, on Saturday March 22. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the gate, which will cover a full day of horse racing fun with all the glitz and glamour. Gates open at 9:30am with the first race at 1pm. There will be shopping tents, a carriage parade, and races until 4pm. Don’t forget your wide-brimmed hats and cocktail attire. Enjoy your afternoon like fine ladies and gents have for 48 years.

Whether these ideas serve a simple jumping off point for other exciting activities or you actually decide to attend, we wish every one the happiest and safest of Spring Breaks and encourage you to relax as much as possible. This is your chance to go out and experience uninhibited fun and relaxation before we get back to the bump and grind.

Article Written by Kelly Camarco