Greensboro travel guide

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You're Going to Love Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina is known for its historical battles during the Revolutionary War and its location near the Great Smoky Mountains, which offer many outdoor recreational trails for visitors.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Greensboro

1. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

This park offers information and summer re-enactments of famous Revolutionary War battles that were fought in Greensboro.

2. Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden

This well-manicured public space is a popular place for wedding photography due to its many sculptures, flower arrangements, and scenic bridges.

3. Weatherspoon Art Museum

This free museum at the University of North Carolina showcases many modern works of art from the local community.

4. Greensboro Science Center

Included in this building is an aquarium, science museum, and zoo.

5. Carolina Theatre of Greensboro

Visit this 100-year-old performing arts space that regularly hosts music, dance, and theatrical events.

Where to Eat in Greensboro

Stamey's Barbecue serves a basic menu of southern dishes and BBQ, and was once visited by former US President George W Bush. A meal for two costs $30.

When to visit Greensboro

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Greensboro in December
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The best time to visit is between July and October, when the weather affords visitors many cultural festivals, concerts, and outdoor sport opportunities.

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How to Get to Greensboro


Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) is located 12 miles outside of Greensboro city center. Visitors can then transfer by public bus PT1, taxi, or private car to Greensboro.


Amtrak offers routes to J. Douglas Galyon Depot in Greensboro from other East Coast destinations such as Washington D.C., New York City, and New Orleans. A one-way ticket from Washington D.C. costs $90 and takes 8-10 hours.


Take route I-40W from Raleigh, North Carolina to reach Greensboro in just over an hour's drive.


Greyhound and La Cubana both have routes from East Coast cities to Greensboro. A one-way ticket from Washington D.C. costs $120 and takes eight hours.

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Where to stay in Greensboro

Holiday Inn Express Greensboro Wendover offers a free airport shuttle, breakfast, outdoor pool, and business center. Proximity Hotel is a locally owned and eco-focused hotel with bright, well-decorated rooms.

Popular neighbourhoods in Greensboro

Center City Park - this park is a popular meeting point and regularly hosts free concerts, food trucks, move screenings, and cultural celebrations.

College Hill - this section of downtown is dominated by students attending the local University of North Carolina.

Winston-Salem - this area is situated in the Piedmont Triad between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains and is known for its dedication to the fine arts and technological research.

Where to stay in popular areas of Greensboro

Most booked hotels in Greensboro

Holiday Inn Express Greensboro-(I-40 @ Wendover)
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Sleep Inn Airport
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Red Roof Inn Greensboro Coliseum
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Red Roof Inn Greensboro Airport
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Rodeway Inn and Suites Greensboro Southeast
Okay (4.9, Okay reviews)
Econo Lodge & Suites
Mediocre (3.7, Mediocre reviews)
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How to Get Around Greensboro

Public Transportation

Greensboro Transit Authority and the Higher Education Area Transit offer bus routes throughout Greensboro and neighboring cities. A single ride ticket costs $1.50.


Taxi rates start at $2.80 and will cost around $15 for a ride through the city center.


Enterprise, Avis, and Budget offer daily rental vehicles starting at $20 a day.

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Shopping Streets

South Elm Street downtown has many boutique stores selling antiques, clothing, jewelry, and art. Four Seasons Town Centre is the biggest traditional shopping mall.

Groceries and Other

Super G Mart and Bestway are the two biggest food markets. A dozen eggs costs $2.70.

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