Greensboro’s Must See Attractions for a Weekend Getaway
Are you looking to escape this season for a long weekend? Look no further, and discover what Greensboro, NC has to offer. Its central location in the heart of North Carolina makes for easy access to 135 attractions around the city.
Greensboro is home to five universities: UNC Greensboro, North Carolina A&T University, Guilford College, Greensboro College, Bennett College. Conveniently located to Greensboro are High Point University, and Elon University. Take a tour or walk through any one of these beautifully unique campuses. Catch a football game at Elon or a soccer game at UNC Greensboro, for a fun sports experience.
Four Seasons Mall: One of the largest enclosed malls in the Southeast. Wander through 200 major stores and restaurants for a full day of shopping and good eats. Conveniently located adjacent to the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel.
Furnitureland South: Located near High Point, at Furnitureland South you can purchase furniture at 50% off. Being the largest furniture store in the world, you can shop for hours to find the perfect piece for your home. If you can’t get it home yourself they will ship it to you! After all, Greensboro is known as the “Furniture Capital of the World”.
Replacements, Ltd: Visit the nation’s largest retailer of china, crystal, flatware, and collectibles for your home or for gifts. Exciting complimentary tours are also given every 30 minutes.
ACC Hall of Champions: For all you sports fans, you won’t want to miss this stop during your stay in Greensboro. Tour the exhibits of past, present, and future ACC conference successes. It’s a great place to take the kids and immerse in the world of ACC college sports.
Wyndham Championship: Plan your trip to Greensboro during the Wyndham Championship to watch the professional golfers compete in PGA Tour’s oldest and most prestigious event.
Greensboro Grasshoppers: Head over to the NewBridge Bank Park to watch the Greensboro Grasshoppers take on their opponent and enjoy the good ole American Baseball experience.
Arts & Culture
Greensboro’s Coliseum Complex is one of the largest and most diversified sports, civic and entertainment centers in the Southeast. Home to UNC Greensboro’s Men’s basketball team and the Greensboro Swarm, a professional basketball team of the NBA G League and an affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets. You can take the kids to see Disney on Ice or enjoy a great concert by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The Coliseum Complex has the events for everyone including, trade and consumer shows, conventions, professional sports, entertainment events and so much more.
Experience history at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, and take a guided tour to learn about the American civil rights movement. It is an archival center with many collections and exhibits devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights.
Enjoy the beautiful outdoors of Greensboro during every season.
The Greensboro Science Center is the premiere natural science center in North Carolina. When you visit, you will learn incredible facts about the world’s diverse marine life and animals. Climb above the trees for an active ropes course adventure at Sky Wild, join in on the penguin encounter to see the endangered species of African penguins, or go behind the scenes and learn how Greensboro upkeeps a world-class aquarium.
Monkeys, lions, and bears Oh MY! Venture to the North Carolina Zoo to see more than 800 exotic animals and 36,000 plant species in replicated exhibits, like those in their natural habitats. It is a must see for the whole family.
The Guilford Courthouse National Military Park is a great place to wind in and out of the 200 acres of walking trails and memorials, honoring the site of one of the most pivotal battles of The Revolutionary War.
Fun for Kids
Greensboro Children’s Museum A hands-on, interactive museum for children, their families and teachers. Designed to inspire learning through play in a fun, energetic and safe environment for children up to 10 years of age. The 37,000 square foot facility in downtown Greensboro includes over 20 permanent hands-on exhibits in “Our Town” and a new outdoor Edible Schoolyard that are designed to stimulate children’s imaginations and provide educational play experiences.
Not sure where to take the kids? Greensboro has plenty of fun places to keep your kiddos entertained. Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Point water park is the largest water park in both the Carolina’s, with over 36 rides and attractions making the perfect place to cool off from the heat. Just make sure you go May through September, because they close Labor Day for the fall and winter.
Celebration Station is packed full of family fun with over 100 arcade games, batting cages, bumper boats, go-karts, and miniature golf.