Things to do in Greenville, SC When Your Flight is Delayed

Your bags are packed, you're ready to get out of town, and as luck would have it, your flight is delayed. If you travel enough, getting stuck on the ground is pretty much inevitable. So, you might as well be prepared with a list in your arsenal of how to maximize all that extra time on your hands. Next time your flight is delayed in Greenville, SC, you'll know just what to do.

Inside the Airport
A favorite pastime of delayed flights is to throw back a couple of cold ones. Luckily, GSP has got you covered. Not only can you grab some beers and grub to keep you fortified until your flight takes off, but two of the best local breweries have a presence in the airport. You'll be close enough the hear the loudspeaker, and you'll save taxi fare, all while discovering some of the best craft beer in the area.

In Terminal A, you can't miss Thomas Creek Grill, and even if your flight is on time, it's worth getting to your gate a bit early to take advantage of their top-notch brews. The Appalachian Amber Ale will remind you where you are, and will leave you feeling refreshed. Park yourself at RJ Rockers Brewery, which sits in Terminal B, to wait out that bad weather or mechanical tune-up. If in-season, definitely try the Strawberry Bomber, or all year round, you can taste summer in a bottle in the popular Son of a Peach beer.

Venturing Out of the Terminal
For longer delays (sigh), why not get a little fresh air and stretch those legs. Downtown Greer, less than 15 minutes away, lies waiting for you to explore. Take a walk around Greer City Park, a 12-acre park with walking paths and a large gazebo. Or, grab some much-needed caffeine at Barista Alley or Stomping Grounds Coffee House and Wine Bar. Wild Ace Pizza and Pub hits the spot for a satisfying meal, and for dessert, be sure to check out Abbott's Frozen Custard, a local staple since 1902.

Rather than napping in an uncomfortable terminal seat, make the most of your flight delay. Before you know it, you'll be saying, "Bon Voyage."

Jannan Poppen is a freelance writer in Greenville, SC. She's an explorer at heart and will try just about anything once.