Looking for ways to have fun without breaking the bank? We've all been there! York County has so many affordable and FREE activities to keep you entertained- even on a budget! We've put together this list of 10 things to do that cost $10 or less:
1. Fun at the Greenway
The Anne Springs Close Greenway is 2,100 acres of beautiful outdoors located in Fort Mill. For non-members, it costs only $6 to get in! Here you can enjoy miles of trails, a lake to kayak on, and swing bridges that take you across streams. If you've got a little cash to spare, you can ride one of the Greenway's horses for only $15!
2. Catch a movie at the Sylvia Theater
Set to reopen in September 2020, Historic Downtown York's Sylvia Theater is one of the most iconic landmarks in our county. You can catch a movie here on Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays for only $7 per adult ticket!
3. Play a round of mini golf at Mr. Putty's
Head to Mr. Putty's Fun Park in Tega Cay to play a round of mini golf for $10! They also have other fun activities like bungee jumping, timber climbing, trampoline basketball, and more that are less than $10. Never been to Mr. Putty's and want to know what to expect? Check out our guide on 5 Ways to Have Fun at Mr. Putty's!
4. Experience living history at Brattonsville
Located in McConnells, Historic Brattonsville is a living history museum that costs only $8 for admission. Here, you'll learn about the Battle of Huck's Defeat and African American History, and will see more than 30 historic structures from the 1760s to the late 19th century, a farm with heritage livestock breeds, and a 7-mile trail that you can walk or even ride horses on.
5. Explore Kings Mountain State Park
If you're an outdoorsy person, Kings Mountain State Park is the perfect place for you! You only need $3 to gain admission, and then the mountain is your oyster for outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, and camping! If you're into history, head down the road to Kings Mountain National Military Park to learn at the site of the Battle of Kings Mountain, an important part of the history of the Revolutionary War. Admission to the national park is free.
6. Grab a beer on the YoCo Brew Trail
Make some progress on the YoCo Brew Trail by stopping by one of our six breweries! Almost every pint or bottle of beer is less than $10, and you're one step closer to getting a free t-shirt! Beer not your thing? Head to Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill in York for a $9 dozen of freshly baked cider donuts, and you can still check in on the app.
7. Browse the Old Town Farmer's Market
Legal Remedy Brewing hosts the Old Town Farmer's Market in Rock Hill every Saturday from May to November! Rain or shine, vendors and local farmers show up to show off local products and produce. Entry to the market is free, and you'll be surprised what you can get at the market for only $10!
8. Attend Food Truck Friday
With over 20 food trucks gathered down at Fountain Park in Rock Hill, Old Town's Food Truck Friday is a treat for your tastebuds on the third Friday of every month from July to October! Here you'll find desserts, international cuisines, and more. You can also catch a handful of food trucks at the Warehouses on White year round on the first Friday of each month during First Friday Food Trucks- say that three times real fast! Admission to these events is free. Both food truck events have been postponed to start at a later date.
9. See an Old Town Theatre Company Show
Old Town Theatre Company started in 2019 and is here to entertain! Last year they put on productions of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the Secret Garden. This year, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was scheduled to premier, but has been postponed for a later date. Regular tickets to each show are only $10, but there are some tickets available that are Pay What You Can!
10. Learn at the Museum of York County
Get educated and exercised at Rock Hill's Museum of York County with their many exhibits and their 3/4 mile walking trail! At the Museum, you'll find over 2,000 specimens available to look & learn when you visit the Naturalist Center, or travel the cosmos with state-of-the-art digital projections at the museum's planetarium! If the weather's nice, head outside for a picnic area and walking trail. Admission for adults is only $8!