Things to do in Greenville SC When Your Flight is Delayed


Stuck at the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport for a few extra hours because your flight got delayed? You could spend your time watching planes zoom down the runway wishing every single one of them was yours, but if you've got a few hours to kill, Greenville SC offers some attractive alternatives, and they all reside within a 15-minute cab ride. For car and technology enthusiasts alike, the BMW Zentrum Museum is the ultimate no-excuses must-see! Only 3 exits north of the airport off I-85, visitors can check out rare and vintage vehicles from the BMW collection, explore the BMW art gallery, and get an up-close-and-personal glimpse of the technology that makes BMW the ultimate in driving. Click here for tour info and hours.

Dine in a castle
Enjoy the "royal treatment" while you sate your appetite at California Dreaming, an upscale castle-esque restaurant just 9 minutes south of Greenville-Spartanburg airport. Delicious steaks, seafood, salads, and a full bar await you on the other side of the drawbridge. No jousting allowed.

Stock Up at The Shops at Greenridge
Satisfy your inner shopaholic with a trip to The Shops at Greenridge, about 15 minutes south of GSP on bustling Woodruff Rd. You can visit popular stores like Barnes & Noble, Ulta, Best Buy, and Marshall's, eat your fill at a plethora of restaurants, or relax with a mani/pedi at Polished @ Greenridge.

Feed Your Adrenaline at Frankie's Fun Park
Flying can make even seasoned travelers tense, but a visit to Frankie's Fun Park can help you let loose and find your inner kid. A 14-minute drive south of GSP takes you to one of Greenville's premiere entertainment meccas. With 3 Go-Kart tracks, 3 mini-golf courses, an arcade, bumper boats, and more, you might wish your flight delay lasted just a little longer.


Alli Hill is an Upstate SC native who actually enjoys long layovers in airports. She participates in each of the aforementioned activities several times per year, even though California Dreaming does not distribute crowns when you dine with them.