Weekend Spring Break

If you’re feeling a little burnt out at this point in the semester, you’re not alone. Having to work through fifteen weeks of classes with no true “break” for students and staff is no easy feat! Something that can help to shake up a mundane routine is a simple weekend getaway. There are tons of great and inexpensive options for doing fun things in Greenville and just outside of town that can help ease your mind for just a few days. Does this sound like fun? If so, maybe a weekend “Spring Break” is the perfect solution for you. Here are some local and short road trip ideas for a relaxing *weekend trip.

*Please make sure to maintain social distancing and face covering guidelines while traveling to keep yourself and those around you safe.

It always helps to have a plan! If you’re staying in Greenville for the weekend, pick out a couple of fun things to do for a day filled with adventure. Here are some of our Greenville recommendations.

Art Lovers:

  • Greenville Museum of Art
  • Emerge Gallery & Art Center
  • Painted Peacock
  • Wine and Design (for those 21+)
  • City Art Gallery (Greenville, NC)

Day Activities:

  • Captain Jacks Mini Golf
  • AMF Bowling
  • Stumpy’s Hatchet House
  • Carolina Ice Zone
  • Sawyer’s Fun Park
  • AMC Movie Theater

Get Outside (some of these places are just a short drive from Greenville):

  • Jim Mills Farmers Market
  • Knee Deep Adventures on Tar River
  • River Park North
  • Neuse River Trail
  • Lake Crabtree
  • Goose Creek State Park
  • Pettigrew State Park
  • Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
  • Hammocks Beach State Park
  • Bear Island
  • Fort Macon State Park

Outside Greenville:

Weekend Trip to Raleigh:

Raleigh is a great city that is easy to get around and super close and convenient for a day or weekend trip! They have a lot of things to do that will make your time there worthwhile. Here are some things to check out while you’re there!

Art & History

  • North Carolina Museum of Art
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Historic Yates Mill County Park
  • 311 Gallery
  • Art of The Carolinas
  • Artspace


  • Frankies Fun Park of Raleigh
  • Go Ape Zipline & Adventure
  • Lonnie Poole Golf Course
  • Galaxy Fun Park
  • Juniper Level Botanic Garden
  • Raleigh Municipal Rose Garden
  • William B. Umstead State Park
  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park
  • Tic Toc Escapes


  • Salt & Lime Cabo Grill
  • Beasley’s Chicken & Honey
  • Sola Coffee Café
  • Crafty Crab
  • Glenwood Grill
  • Bida Manda
  • Big Ed’s City Market Restaurant


Weekend Trip to Charlotte:

Charlotte is a unique city with so many things to offer, check out a few things to do down below.

Art & History

  • Mint Museum Randolph
  • Mint Museum Uptown
  • Portal Charlotte
  • Picture House Gallery
  • Charlotte Museum of History
  • The Duke Mansion

Outdoors & Hiking

  • S. National Whitewater Center (Rafting)
  • Crowders Mountain State Park
  • Freedom Park
  • Little Sugar Creek Greenway
  • Hornets Nest Park
  • McAlpine Creek Park
  • Carolina Thread Trail
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden


  • Funny Bus
  • 10 Park Lanes
  • Top Golf Charlotte
  • AvidxChange Music Factory
  • Inner Peaks Climbing
  • Seoul Food Karaoke


  • The Kings Kitchen
  • The Dumpling Lady
  • Living Kitchen
  • Good Food on Montford
  • Jake’s Good Eats
  • Sea Level NC
  • Midnight Diner
  • Midwood Smokehouse

That wraps up our recommendations for a “Spring Break” weekend. Thanks for reading! We hope you find some time to relax during this crazy semester!