Things to Do in Fort Mill

As one of the region’s most popular attractions, Carowinds offers a whole range of things to do in Fort Mill for the whole family. Enjoy the roller coasters, thrill rides, carnival games and a water park at this amusement center that’s only around 6 miles from our hotel. Want to walk around and browse local shops? Baxter Town Center is just 2 miles from the hotel, making it easy to find restaurants, stores and entertainment options nearby. 

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The Carolina's Premier Entertainment Destination

As one of the region’s most popular attractions, Carowinds offers fun for the whole family. Enjoy the roller coasters, thrill rides, carnival games and a water park at this amusement center that’s only around 6 miles from our hotel. 

See why our hotel is the perfect location for your Carowinds visit.

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Local Dining

  • Epic Chophouse
  • Towne Tavern
  • Southern Salads 
  • Napa at Kinglsey
  • Duck Donut’s
  • The Greek Grill 
  • Famous Toastery
  • First Watch 
  • Fish Market
  • Persis Indian Grill 
  • 521 BBQ 
  • Pho & Sushi 
  • Spice Asian Kitchen
  • Brixx Pizza
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Fort Mill Downtown Historic District

Like so many small towns in South Carolina, Fort Mill is experiencing a revival of its historic business district. The commercial buildings along Main Street—built after the railroad came to town in 1852—are home to a fun collection of restaurants and shops, among them the famed PuckerButt Pepper Company where you can buy the hottest pepper in the world.

Many of the structures have been restored, revealing vestiges of their past life, including a century-old Pepsi-Cola advertising mural that now looms over diners at The Improper Pig.

The burgeoning corridor, which includes the circa 1904 Confederate Park and bandstand, has become a venue for town-sponsored events like Trick or Treat on Main Street, the Christmas Parade, Lighting of the Tree and the July Third Celebration, featuring food trucks, live music, fireworks and the annual firing of two Civil War-era cannons at Confederate Park.

Located 3 miles from the hotel 

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Rock Hill Sports & Events Center

The Rock Hill Sports & Event Center is the sports hub of the Knowledge Park corridor of Rock Hill!  The 170,000 sq. ft. facility is part of a mixed-use site connecting Winthrop University to Old Town Rock Hill, restaurants, outdoor venues, office space, apartments and more. The Center will host city athletic programs, sports tournaments, conferences/conventions, concerts and other special events.  By offering healthy living activities as well as cultural and tourism opportunities, the Sports and Event Center adds to the quality of life in Rock Hill and surrounding areas.  Located 8 miles from the hotel. 

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Cherry Park Rock Hill

Cherry Park is Rock Hill’s premier softball/baseball facility nestled in a beautiful 68 acre park with scenic trails, a large playground and numerous park amenities. The park can be enjoyed year-round and provides athletic programs for both youth and adults. Cherry Park was the second sports venue to be inducted into the National Softball Association’s (NSA) Hall of Fame; the park is proud to host some of the largest regional, state, and national tournaments in the country. Located 8 miles from the hotel 

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Manchester Meadows

Manchester Meadows has 70 acres of recreation space that's enjoyed year-round and provides athletic programs for youth and adults. Its soccer fields, trails, soccer pavilion, and additional park amenities are nestled in a beautifully landscaped setting. Other ways to enjoy the park include picnics by the lake and fun on the playground. The park also hosts local, regional and national athletic tournaments.

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Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track

Bicycle Motorcross (BMX), which debuted as an Olympic sport in 2008, is one of the fastest growing areas in both the professional and amateur cycling scenes. BMX racing consists of a dirt track where cyclists race across hills, jumps and banked turns.

The Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track is the only Olympic-caliber training facility on the East coast, and one of only a handful in the United States. The facility features both an amateur and an elite supercross ramp. The track hosts local, state, regional, national and UCI caliber events (2017 World Championships) while providing instruction, events, races and programs for all ages and skill level from beginner to the elite athlete.

Located 8 miles from the hotel 

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Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte Motor Speedway is a motorsport complex located in Concord, North Carolina, 13 mi outside Charlotte. The complex features a 1.5 mi quad oval track that hosts NASCAR racing including the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend, the NASCAR All-Star Race, and the Bank of America Roval 400. Located 30 miles from from the hotel

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U.S. National Whitewater Center

Since 2001, Whitewater has been creating opportunities to bring people together outdoors at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The Whitewater Center is designed and operated as an outdoor center offering over 30 different recreational activities. Every element and activity is focused on supporting an all-encompassing experience around the outdoor lifestyle.  Additionally, the Whitewater Center hosts international competitions in a variety of sports along with numerous festivals and events on a recurring basis.

The Whitewater Center is currently comprised of over 1,300 acres of protected land offering 50 miles of trail and access to the Catawba River and Long Creek.  The Center’s goal is to continue to increase the size of these protected lands and promote even greater access through land acquisition and natural resource management. Whether you visit to ride 50 miles of single-track trail or simply enjoy eating a meal by the whitewater course, we are certain that you will meet new people and connect with old friends in a shared experience outside.