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Fun Things to do in Greensboro

North Carolina

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Greensboro is home to a large hospital, public parks and gardens. A range of neighborhoods offers a diverse array of homes to satisfy different tastes, and a strong sense of community makes North Carolina's third-largest metro area feel like a small town where the residents are neighborly.


Best time to go

September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Greensboro, while January and December are the least comfortable months.


Fun city facts and activities

    Long ago, the city of Greensboro was known as a textile town, saturated with mills, factories and blue-collar workers. But today, the city is better known as Tournament Town for its wealth of athletic venues courts, fields, stadiums and even pools.
    But in the middle of North Carolina, long-overlooked Greensboro is quietly turning itself into North Carolina's next great destination taking its own nature, fascinating history, and creative culture to make a city worth visiting for a lot more than the ACC tournament.
City facts

Neighborhoods to explore

    Fisher Park
    Old Irving Park
    Lindley Park
    Hamilton Lakes
    Downtown Greensboro

Food Specialties

    The main food that North Carolina is known for is barbecue. North Carolina has two styles of barbecue: Eastern and Lexington. Eastern, found from the coast to the Piedmont, cooks whole hogs over oak coals, and then seasons the meat with a thin, tangy vinegar and pepper sauce.

Greensboro Offbeat activities

Free or cheap things to do

1. Take a tour of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum.
2. Enjoy a casual game of disc golf at Country Park.
3. Tour the Greensboro Science Center and Aquarium.
4. Learn about the history of Greensboro at the Greensboro Historical Museum.
5. Check out the unique artwork at Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art.
6. Spend an afternoon at the Greensboro Arboretum.
7. Spend an evening at the Carolina Theatre of Greensboro.
8. Go for a hike on Fisher River Park.
9. Take a tour of the Bog Garden.
10. Visit the Blandwood Mansion and gardens.

Offbeat activites
Kid friendly

Fun things to do in with kids

Free or cheap things to do

1. International Civil Rights Center & Museum
ICRCM was the site of the significant Greenboro sit-ins, a crucial point in the citys fight against racial segregation.

2. Greensboro Science Center
Established in 1957, the Greensboro Science Center houses a massive science museum and zoological park.

3. Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden
Created to honor the 200th anniversary of the United States, the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden spans 7.5 acres of greenery and vibrant blooms.

4. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Established in 1917, the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park commemorates the Battle of Guilford Court House in 1781.

5. The Bog Garden at Benjamin Park
Offering over seven acres of lush greenery and waterscapes, the Bog Garden at Benjamin Park provides a relaxing vibe to families looking forward to relaxing for hours.

6. Greensboro History Museum
Spanning 17,000 square feet, the award-winning Greensboro History Museum houses immersive exhibits recounting the story of Greensboro.

7. The Greensboro Arboretum
The Greensboro Arboretum sits on 17 acres of enchanting landscape akin to those in your kids bedtime stories.

8. LeBauer Park
Recently opened in 2016, LeBauer Park was named after a notable local doctor in the early 1900s.

9. Greensboro Childrens Museum
The Greensboro Childrens Museum is a 37,000-square-foot haven for parents and tiny tots in downtown Greensboro.

10. Safari Nation
Safari Nation is a family entertainment complex founded by a husband-and-wife duo who envisioned the ultimate place for kids to burn off their energy.

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City data and FAQ 

What is Greensboro most known for?

It is considered a tournament town. It has ball fields, basketball courts, golf, swimming pools. They are also know as the BEST place to visit in NC.
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