Ready to hit the road for your next family vacation? Rock Hill, South Carolina is the perfect getaway. Just a few hours away and so much history, culture, and thrill-seeking adventures for every family to explore. Here are seven ideas to get you started!


SouthTown Wake Park

No boat, no problem! Head to SouthTown Wake Park and get your family on a wakeboard! This wake park offers beginners and experts alike an opportunity to try their hand at the popular water sport. Get out on these man-made lakes while being pulled by a cable system.  For the whole family, jump on one of their inflatable water parks.  


Ebenezer Park

Don’t want to drive all the way to the coast for a beach day? Head to the newly renovated Ebenezer Park with the whole family. For just $8 a car, you can relax on the brand new beach shoreline of Lake Wylie with a designated swim area. Relax on the brand-new fishing pier and swinging benches – you can cast a line and watch the boats zip by. The park also offers kayak/canoe launches, boat ramps, and 67 campsites with lakefront views.



Looking to connect the family with country roots? Windy Hill Orchard and Cidery offer an orchard experience with apple cider donuts and even hard cider for the parents! Looking to pick your own produce? Head to Bush-N-Vine,  Black’s Peaches, or Springs Farm for U-pick strawberries and peaches. Find fresh ice cream and slushies along with playground equipment for the kids. Don’t miss the free South Carolina Ag + Art Tour of York County the first two weekends in June.



Have a thrill-seeker in your family? Carowinds is officially open for the season! For the younger kids, visit Camp Snoopy or try the new Boogie Racers at Carolina Harbor, Carowinds’ water park. Make sure and book your reservation slot for the perfect day at the park.


Anne Springs Close Greenway

Looking for a state park-esque adventure with great amenities? Head to the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill, a 2,100-acre nature preserve that offers hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and guided horseback riding! You don’t even have to pack snacks. The Greenway Canteen offers an incredible farm-fresh menu with things for kids and adults alike, including beverages for mom and dad! 


Kings Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park


Photo by Zenovia Stephens

Explore two parks in one day! Experience Kings Mountain National Military Park (free) and then camp next door at Kings Mountain State Park! Home to hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding trails! 


Canaan Zipline Adventures

Does ziplining over the treetops sound like the perfect adventure? Book your next ziplining trip at Canaan Zipline. Take off from a 70-foot tower and zip more than 900 feet across the Catawba River. Too hot during the day? Book your night zipline for an extra fun experience. 

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