October 11th, 2019

Plan a Weekend Trip to Greensboro

Centrally located in the heart of North Carolina, Greensboro is only a short drive away from Charlotte. With its prime location and growing list of attractions, Greensboro is the perfect weekend getaway for Charlotte neighbors and residents.


When exploring Greensboro, there are some must-do’s on the list of attractions. If you are looking for the complete guide to the city, reference resources like the Greensboro visitors guide online for places to go and things to do.


The International Civil Rights Center and Museum is one of the area’s biggest attractions. It has become a major educational center, honoring the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins which served as a huge part in the civil rights movement. People travel from near and far to visit the International Civil Rights Museum and learn about the courage displayed during the civil rights movement. The Guilford Courthouse in Greensboro is another historical landmark, which hosted the largest battle of the Revolutionary War’s Southern Campaign and acted as a turning point for the war.


Another educational attraction in the area is the Greensboro Science Center, which is an aquarium, museum, and zoo all in one. The indoor aquarium features wildlife like penguins, otters, fish, sharks, and jellyfish. If you take your tour outside into the zoo, you’ll find crocodiles, meerkats, a farmyard with goats and sheep and more. Additionally, the museum holds exhibits about dinosaurs, weather, and other natural phenomenons. The science center is a great way to spend your day with friends or family. Other educational options include the Greensboro Children’s Museum, Greensboro History Museum, and others.


Outdoor adventures continue in Greensboro with the Bog Garden at Benjamin Park, featuring seven acres of natural wetlands, and the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden, a relaxing retreat with massive annual plantings. You can learn more about Greensboro’s gardens before your trip through the city’s Greensboro Beautiful program.


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.


Additional Greensboro hotspots include Wet’n’Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park and The Greensboro Arboretum. Be sure to check the concert schedules at the Carolina Theater or the Greensboro Coliseum Complex before you go incase there’s a show that you can incorporate into your plans.


Greensboro, N.C. is ideally located in the center of the state, making it an easy trip to and from the Queen City. Next time you’re planning a weekend away, consider Greensboro for a quick getaway.