Greensboro NC: Things to Do
Greenboro NC Vacation Guide: Top 10 Things to Do | Shopping | Performing Arts & Movies | Historic & Cultural Sites | Art Galleries | Outdoors | Festivals & Annual Events | Sports | Wineries | Children's Fun Stuff | International Civil Rights Museum | Eastern Music Festival | 17Days Festival | Sports Tournaments | Coliseum
Ten Reasons to Visit Greensboro
Our “Friendly Neighborhood” is a pretty cool place, so we cooked up a few of our top self-guided tours when you stay at O.Henry Hotel.
Performing Arts: Attend professional theatre, enjoy a variety of music concerts and go to a sporting event at the coliseum. Or ride in our London Taxi to the movies! Read more about performing arts and sporting events. The Greensboro Coliseum hosts many major concerts and sporting events.
Shopping: Walk to 150+ shops next door at Friendly Center. Find great buys at an array of furniture stores (Furniture Capital of the World). Shop and tour the world's largest retailer of china, crystal, flatware and collectibles at Replacements, Ltd. Or go to one of oldest farmers markets in the country at the nearby Curb Market. Read more about shopping.
Dining: Enjoy “Old World,” informally elegant dining at Green Valley Grill, located adjacent to O.Henry Hotel. Nearby Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen offers offers classic and modern Southern dishes in an upscale join (including Skillet Fried Chicken on Sundays). Enjoy vibrant European bistro flavors, an energetic bar with craft cocktails and creekside terrace dining at Print Works Bistro. Ask for our NeighborhoodQ self-guided tour list of choice spots around Greensboro. Our list includes some local gems you might want to add like a cone at Yum-Yum Ice Cream, orangeade at Brown-Gardiner Fountain or some “Que” from Stamey’s and more. Read more about dining.
Outdoors: Our neighborhood parks offer lots of space to spread out and wiggle your toes in the grass. They’re perfect for picnics, running, mountain biking, strolling and cycling. The nearby Arboretum, Bog Garden and Tanger Family Bicentennial Gardens are a short walk from our hotels. You can check out complimentary bikes from either hotel and explore 90-plus miles of trails and greenways. Lake Brandt is a very short drive from the hotels and offers rentable boats, kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards. For mountain biking, try Bur-Mill Park. Read more about our great outdoors.
Art: See contemporary art at Weatherspoon Art Museum or works from regional and touring artists at Green Hill Center for North Carolina art or local art at Elsewhere Collaborative. Buy art at one of the many galleries downtown. Read more about local museums and galleries.
Downtown: Experience the revival of downtown with a variety of shops, galleries, parks, antique stores and energized nightlife with live music and dancing. See an online guide to Downtown Greensboro. First Fridays feature more than 20 galleries and venues open late.
Children’s Fun: Explore the Greensboro Children’s Museum, splash around Emerald Pointe Water Park, tour the Greensboro Science Center or be creative at ArtQuest, a hands-on art gallery for the entire family. Read more about children's activities.
History: Relive the largest, most hotly contested battle of the Revolutionary War’s Southern Campaign at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, learn about local history (including O.Henry) at the impressive Greensboro Historical Museum and tour Blandwood Mansion, a 19th century Italian Villa. Experience the daily activities of a preserved 1766 Moravian town of Old Salem with four museums and The International Civil Rights Museum. Read more about local historic sites.
Wine: Tour wineries of the Yadkin Valley, using O.Henry Hotel as your base. Read more about nearby wineries.
Neighborhoods - Just a short distance from our hotels are three of our favorite historic neighborhoods: Fisher Park, Irving Park and Sunset Hills. Walk, bike or take a drive where you’ll discover beautiful Southern homes and gardens.
Relaxation: Stay at O.Henry, escape your hectic life and relax. Enjoy afternoon tea, savor exquisite cuisine and fine wine, read a book by the pool and sleep late in our Magi Bed.
Our Greensboro neighborhood has a lot to explore. You may want to stay an extra day! Go to the offical Greensboro Visitors' Guide for more.
Photos Courtesy of Greensboro Convention & Visitor Bureau