Looking for affordable family fun near Rock Hill? York County has many budget-friendly activities, from family-friendly farms serving vine-to-cone ice cream to the ultimate park-hopping adventure!

1. Opt Outside and Get Closer to Nature

Take a walk along the Catawba on The Piedmont Medical Center Trail. Located in the Riverwalk community, The Piedmont Medical Center Trail offers scenic views of the Catawba River and is an excellent location for outdoor activities. The trail is 10 feet wide and provides ample space for walking. It connects to nearby River Park, allowing users to begin their 3.35-mile trip. Who doesn't love a gorgeous view while getting some exercise?

2. Treat Yourself to a Beer on the YoCo Brew Trail

1. Pick up your FREE YoCo Brew Trail Passport at any participating YoCo Brew Trail Brewery or the York County Visitor's Center

2. Set your YoCo Brew Trail itinerary

3. Visit at least 10 listed YoCo Brew Trail locations

4. Have your passport stamped at each brewery

5. Visit the York County Visitor's Center for your FREE custom "I drank my way through York County" YoCo Brew Trail T-Shirt!

3. Spend Time at a Local Farm

Spend some time at a few of York County's many farms! The Peach Tree Orchard has fresh local produce, canned goods, and flowers. While you're there, get a taste of their 32 flavors of Deluxe ice cream! Another local favorite, Black's Peaches, is a family-owned business that has been growing sweet, delicious peaches since 1923. They even offer strawberry field trips in the Spring! Packed with fun, Bush-N-Vine is a local farm with endless activities, such as a hiking trail, picnic tables, pick-your-own-crops, and even an observational beehive!

4. Grab Something Sweet 

Cupcrazed Cakery offers $2 on Tuesdays when all cupcakes, brownies, and pie slices are $2. In the mood for a donut? Head to MoMo Donuts, which has a variety of delicious $1.60 donuts—make sure you get there early, as they sell fast! Need to cool down? —discover these York County Ice Cream Spots You Have to Try!

5. Explore Kings Mountain State & National Military Park 

If you're outdoorsy, Kings Mountain State Park is the perfect place! You only need $2 to gain admission, and then the mountain is your playground 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 essential part of the history of the Revolutionary War. Admission to the National Military Park is free.

6. Get Competitive at Mr. Putty’s Fun Park

Have fun at Mr. Putty’s Fun Park in Tega Cay, SC. This fun park offers miniature golf, basketball, bungee jumping, an aerial ropes course, fun attractions, and so much more! Just $9 for unlimited kids' mini-golf!

7. Take a Walk in a Gallery or Marvel at York County's Murals

The Arts Council of York County manages seven galleries in York County, including The Center for the Arts and The Loading Dock Gallery at the Gettys Art Center. There are also over ten murals just waiting to be the backdrop for your next Instagram pic! 

8.  Level Up Your Spice Game a PuckerButt Pepper Company

Looking for something a little out of the ordinary? Check out PuckerButt Pepper Company in Downtown Fort Mill! PuckerButt is home to the World's Hottest Peppers – Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper and Pepper X. Scared to take the plunge? At PuckerButt, you can try any sauce for free before committing to a purchase!

9. Plan the Ultimate Park Hopping Adventure!

The true meaning of summer is keeping the kiddos entertained while collecting memories. From nature trails to ziplines, our public parks and playgrounds welcome you with open arms. Here is the ultimate park-hopping adventure starting in Rock Hill, SC, and ending in Tega Cay, SC! 

Carter Saucer slideRiverwalk ParkCarter ZiplineEthan

10. Discover a Local Museum or Exhibit

Did you know that York County is home to over ten museums? Fort Mill History Museum is open to the public for free on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You can also make a reservation for The Culture and Heritage Museums to visit Historic Brattonsville, The Main Street Children's Museum, or the Museum of York County. The  Jail, No Bail Exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturday through Sunday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.