April 2nd, 2018
Weekend Getaway: Greensboro NC
Centrally located in the heart of North Carolina, Greensboro is only a short drive away from Charlotte. With its prime location and list of attractions, Greensboro is the perfect weekend getaway for Charlotte neighbors and residents.
The International Civil Rights Center and Museum is one of the area’s biggest attractions. It has become an educational center that celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a huge part in the civil rights movement.
Spend the weekend experiencing the tastes of Greensboro at the Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tour. This guided tour captures the culture and history of Greensboro while allowing you to try the tasty foods that make the city its own. Reservations for the tour must be made in advance.
Or you could take the family to Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe, the self-proclaimed favorite waterpark in the Carolinas! As the largest waterpark in the Carolinas, there are over 36 rides and attractions and two large children’s areas. The park boasts 40 acres of rides and slides and family-friendly dining on almost every corner.
The Greensboro Science Center is another option for things to do on a weekend getaway. The Science Center is an aquarium, museum, and zoo all in one location. Inside the aquarium, you will find penguins, otters, fish, sharks, jellyfish and much more! Step outside to the zoo and you will see crocodiles, meerkats, pet goats and sheep, and more.
There are countless more options for entertainment in Greensboro. With it being such an easy drive from the Queen City, go check it out yourself! Whether you’re looking for a day trip or a weekend getaway, Greensboro is an easy drive.