Centrally located in the heart of North Carolina's picturesque Piedmont, the Greensboro area has long been known as a center for sports, education, leadership development and business opportunities.
Add a pleasant year-round climate and our famed Southern hospitality to the mix, and you've got a winning combination. What's more, a remarkable collection of golf courses, shopping, gourmet restaurants and eclectic eateries, energetic nightlife, cutting-edge sports, museums, galleries and plenty of festivals and special events, make Greensboro a unique destination.
Visitors with a penchant for history won't want to miss Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, home to more than 220 acres of historic ground and 28 monuments honoring one of the most pivotal battles of the Revolutionary War.
The Greensboro Historical Museum features exhibits on first lady Dolley Madison, O. Henry and the Woolworth sit-ins that helped launch a national civil rights movement.
Kids - and adults, too - can make a splash at Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park, the largest facility of its kind in the Carolinas. Celebration Station offers indoor and outdoor fun year round. Grand Prix Indoor Kart Racing will test your driving skills with thrills for all ages.
Sports fans will cheer long and hard for Greensboro. The PGA Tour's best players compete here annually in the Wyndham Championship, one of the country's oldest and most prestigious tournaments. Grasshoppers' baseball and Dynamo soccer add spice to the area's sports lineup.
Immerse yourself in the arts at the Greensboro Cultural Center at Festival Park, an architectural showplace of visual and performing arts organizations and four art galleries. The newest addition to Greensboro's skyline is the Center City Park just across the street. With its dancing water fountains, wi-fi connections, and relaxing ambience it is the place to be in downtown.
Around the corner, take the younger kids to the Greensboro Children's Museum. The Natural Science Center of Greensboro and the new Animal Discovery Zoological Park offers fun-filled, interactive activities and is adjacent to Country Park - noted for its walking and hiking trails around the lake.
When you're in town, you'll quickly see why the word green is part of the city's name. Beautiful parks, lakes and gardens are virtually everywhere. Take some time to smell the flowers at the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden and David Caldwell Historic Park, the Bog Garden and the Greensboro Arboretum.
What's more, visitors who like to shop with a capital "S" won't be disappointed in Greensboro. Replacements, Ltd., the world's largest retailer of old and new china, crystal, flatware and collectibles is a china lover's dream. Replacements' showroom is open daily, and browsing is free. Buying, however, is not.
With a relaxed atmosphere and a proud sense of history, Greensboro represents the Tar Heel state at its best.
For more information, contact the Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 344-2282 or (336) 274-2282 www.visitgreensboronc.com.