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Dip into Summer in Greenville: 10 Water Activities That Will Help You and Your Family Cool Off

You have probably been feeling the not-so-cool temperatures we have had lately, and as an expat, we are sure that you are looking for some ideas on how you can escape this sizzling heat.  That is why we have created a list of 10 water activities that will help you and your family cool off during these hot summer days.   

Tubing

Did you have a tough week, and just need to relax?  Then tubing is the perfect water activity for you!  It’s easy to forget your troubles as you let the water glide you down the river.

10 ways to cool off in Greenville, South Carolina in the summer - tubing

 

Exploring Lake Jocassee by Boat

It was no coincidence that the Lake Jocassee Gorges were ranked by National Geographic as one of the “World’s Last 50 great Places”.  The nature surrounding Lake Jocassee is absolutely gorgeous, and it’s easy to explore the area by boat.

10 ways to cool off in Greenville, South Carolina in the summer - lake jocassee

 

… Or by kayak

If you are just taking a one or two person trip to lake Jocassee, then it may be better to rent a kayak.  You won’t be able to explore as much, but you can take in the views at a slower pace.

10 ways to cool off in Greenville, South Carolina in the summer - kayaking

 

Sliding Rock

Sliding Rock is a favorite stop for Greenvillians that are driving through North Carolina.  It’s fun to slide down the rock, but brace yourself, because the water is cold!

10 ways to cool off in Greenville, South Carolina in the summer - sliding rock

 

Water Parks

If natural water slides aren’t your thing, then a water park might be a better fit for you and your family.  There are smaller water parks around Greenville like Discovery Island and Otter Creek, or bigger ones farther away such as Lake Lure or Lanier Islands Water Park.  

10 ways to cool off in Greenville, South Carolina in the summer - water parks

 

Table Rock

There’s no better way to get into the spirit of American culture than by cooking out hamburgers and hot dogs by the lake.

10 ways to cool off in Greenville, South Carolina in the summer - Table Rock

 

White Water Rafting

If you are a little more adventurous, head up to the Nantahala for some white water rafting.  It’s a great opportunity to have fun and spend some quality time with friends and family.  

10 ways to cool off in Greenville, South Carolina in the summer - white water rafting

 

Westside Aquatic Center

Unfortunately, it’s not always sunny in South Carolina.  There will be summer days where it rains too, and on these days, it’s good to know that there is a big indoor pool to play in!

10 ways to cool off in Greenville, South Carolina in the summer - westside acquatic center

 

Paddle Boarding 

Paddle boarding is becoming more and more popular around Greenville.  So, why not hop on a board, and see what all of the excitement is about?  

10 ways to cool off in Greenville, South Carolina in the summer - paddle boarding

 

Paris Mountain State Park

If you can’t afford to spend a lot of time in the car, Paris Mountain is an ideal place to get wet during those hot summer months.  You can swim, paddle boat, canoe, and kayak.  

10 ways to cool off in Greenville, South Carolina in the summer - paris mountain state park