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A Day in Greensboro

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When it comes to decide on a holiday destination, Greensboro wins millions of votes. The city is loaded with plethora of beauty assets and treasures that charm myriads of passionate travelers. And, of course, it is a tedious task to catch the beauty of the city when your are running out of time. We agree that 24 hours are not at all enough to explore each and every corner of the city that's why we have compiled a one-day itinerary for you to ease your job. Scroll down and read on to chalk out your day efficiently.

Greensboro Downtown
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8:00 am: Coffee time at Iron Hen Cafe

Looking forward to a rejuvenating start? Stop by Iron Hen Cafe which is famous amongst the denizens of Greensboro for its wholesome seasonal and local breakfast. Espresso, Latte, Mocha Bianca, Raspberry Mocha, Flavored Cappuccino, Chocolate Turtle, and Hot Chocolate are amongst the most-ordered and liked beverages served at Iron Hen Cafe.

Address: 908 Cridland Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27408, United States
Phone: 1 336.617.7105
Website: www.ironhen.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (7:00 am-9:00 pm); Saturday (8:00 am-9:00 pm); Sunday (8:00 am-4:00 pm)

9:00 am: A plunge into science education
After a refreshing start with a hearty breakfast, leave for Greensboro Science Center. The Greensboro Science Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote science education, evoke scientific curiosity and educate people on evolution of life and the natural world. It incorporates three major attractions: an Aquarium (The Carolina SciQuarium), Zoo (Animal Discovery Zoological Park), and a Museum. You will be amazed to know that its aquarium is famed as state's first inland aquarium. The Greensboro Science Center also conducts a gamut of educational programs, science workshops, field trips, and camps for students.

Address: 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, North Carolina 27455, United States
Phone: 1 336.288.3769
Operation Hours: Opens daily (9:00 am-5:00 pm)
Distance and time from Iron Hen Cafe: 4.2 miles or 8 minutes drive

10:30 am: Immerse into American art
Take your feet further to visit Weatherspoon Art Museum nestled at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The Weatherspoon Art Museum was founded by Gregory Ivy in 1941. The museum is engaged into preserving and exhibiting modern as well as contemporary art of America to educate the visitors coming from near and far. It conducts various programs , events, and exhibitions to make people understand the nexus between the visual arts and the world around them.

Address: 500 Tate Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27412, United States
Phone: 1 336.334.5770
Operation Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (10:00 am-5:00 pm); Thursday (10:00 am-9:00 pm); Saturday and Sunday (1:00 pm-5:00 pm); remains closed on Mondays
Distance and time from Greensboro Science Center: 1.0 mile or 3 minutes drive

12:00 pm: Time for performing arts
Move further and drop by Carolina Theatre of Greensboro. The Carolina Theatre, or “The Showplace of the Carolinas,” was built in 1927 as a vaudeville theater. Today, it is home to Greensboro Ballet, Greensboro Opera, Community Theater of Greensboro, and many other local groups of artists showcasing performing arts. It is also packed with special spaces on rent to conduct business meetings, seminars, weddings, and receptions. Carolina Theater of Greensboro showcases a lot of jaw-dropping concerts performed by national artists, community theater and dance shows, classic as well as independent movies with a sincere mission of "Presenting Arts, Preserving History". Besides awe-inspiring shows and performances, the theater's structure has stole the millions of hearts. Theater’s terracotta facade drew its inspiration from Greek temple design boasting its embellishments painted in golds, bright greens, and reds.

Address: 310 South Greene Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401, United States
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (12:00 pm-5:00 pm); remains closed on Saturdays and Sundays
Distance and time from Weatherspoon Art Museum: 1.0 mile or 3 minutes drive

1:00 pm: Get acquainted with North Carolina's history
From Carolina Theatre of Greensboro, head to Greensboro Historical Museum which is a source of information on the history of the Piedmont area of North Carolina. The Greensboro Historical Museum educates people on the local culture of Greensboro and its vital place in the history of United States. It boasts a splendid collections documenting a dozens of nationalities whose contribution towards the country was remarkable: Germans, Native Americans, Quakers, African Americans, and Scots-Irish. The museum also showcases the archives and artifacts representing the lives of Guilford County residents, namely, David Caldwell, Governor John Motley Morehead, First Lady Dolley Madison, educator Charles Henry Moore, and author O. Henry.

Address: 130 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401, United States
Telephone: 336-373-2043
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Saturday (10:00 am-5:00 pm); Sunday (2:00 pm-5:00 pm); remains closed on Mondays
Distance and time from Carolina Theatre of Greensboro: 12 minutes drive

2:30 pm: Get your favorite meals
Don't hamper your journey by roaming around on growling belly. Stop by Elizabeth's Pizza (918 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina 27405, United States) to pacify your craving for Italian cuisines. GoTriad once voted pizzas served at Elizabeth's Pizza the "Best Pizza in Town," leaving no space for doubt why this name is the most suggested when it comes to delve into Italian delicacies. If chicken and seafood remain constantly on your mind, then we must say that you can't afford to miss a visit to Mama's Mediterranean Fish.Chicken.Burgers.Sub (3500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina 27405, United States). No other restaurant in the town can please you as deeply as Mama's Mediterranean Fish.Chicken.Burgers.Sub when chicken is your hunt.

3:30 pm: A visit to iconic Blandwood Mansion and Gardens
Now, you have had your fill. You have got your energy pack refilled. Take Summit Avenue to North Ohenry Boulevard. Then, take East Gate City Boulevard/East Lee Street to West Washington Street in Morehead to reach Blandwood Mansion and Gardens. It was once belonged to John Motley Morehead, who was North Carolina governor from 1841 to 1844. It boasts Italian Villa Style of architecture. It preserves the historic and architectural assets of the American community. Blandwood Mansion and Gardens boasts Architectural Salvage, the Blandwood Carriage House, Blandwood historic house museum, and a library. To promote neighborhoods and architecture amongst people, it conducts seminars, educational tours, special events, online publications, and publications.

Address: 447 West Washington Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401, United States
Phone: 1 336.272.5003
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Saturday (11:00 am-4:00 pm); Sunday (2:00 pm-5:00 pm); remains closed on Mondays

4:30 pm: Delve into American architecture and history
After catching the glimpse of American architecture and history, make a move to Greensboro Children's Museum. It was a dream of Jerry Hyman and opened its doors to children and their families on May 15, 1999. The Greensboro Children’s Museum was specially designed to inspire children to learn through play-way method in a safe and enthusiastic environment. Sprawling across 37,000 square feet, Greensboro Children's Museum features more than 20 permanent hands-on exhibits showcased in “Our Town” and Edible Schoolyard that are designed in a way to accentuate and flourish kid's imaginations. This endeavor will result into children's expected growth and development by engaging them into learning and exploring activities.

Address: 220 North Church Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401, United States
Phone: 1 336.574.2898
Operation Hours: Monday (9:00 am-12:00 pm); Tuesday-Saturday (9:00 am-5:00 pm); Sunday (1:00 pm-5:00 pm)
Distance and time from Blandwood Mansion and Gardens: 0.8 miles or 17 minutes drive

5:30 pm: Sneak peak into Bog Garden
Spend some time into peace. You can swing by The Bog Garden. It is popular as a nature preserve cum botanical garden. It was an incredible effort of Dr. Joe Christian, who was a local physician and thought of rehabilitating the park into a wetland environment by using native plants. In 2005, the park was decked up by a 150 feet man-made waterfall to pay honor to Dr. Joe Christian. The interesting thing to know about this waterfall is that it was the first waterfall in the city. The Bog Garden is also marked with a bog and a lake. Its plantation includes indigenous vegetation, ferns, shrubs, bamboo, wild roses, and wildflowers. Native and migratory birds also call it their home. This garden is also packed with an elevated boardwalk. In 2008, a bronze statue was built to pay tribute to Dr. Joe for his altruistic efforts in developing the Bog Garden. The statue stands majestic at the entrance of the garden.

Address: 1105 Hobbs Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27410, United States
Phone: 1 336.373.4844
Distance and time from Greensboro Children's Museum: 3.6 miles or 8 minutes drive

6:30 pm: Step into Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
You have had enough dose of serenity at The Bog Garden. Now, leave to visit the iconic Guilford Courthouse National Military Park which opened its gates on March 2, 1917. It was built in the commemoration of the Battle of Guilford Court House, which was led by Major General Nathanael Greene. The site has been preserved as a National Military Park. This historic park boasts a visitor center, where you can easily get detailed information about the battle and the park itself. The park also conducts the exhibitions and audio visual programs that transport you to the era of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The park also presents a live-action theater film, "Another Such Victory," an animated Battle Map Program showcasing the tactics used during the battle, and also showcased original artifacts, ammunition, and weaponry. Visually-impaired visitors are facilitated with a tactile Battle Map program. The park is also marked with a bookstore offering more than 600 publications and items based on the Revolutionary War.

Address: 2332 New Garden Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27410, United States
Phone: 1 336.288.1776
Distance and time from The Bog Garden: 3.4 miles or 8 minutes drive

7:30 pm: Spend your penny at shopping
Get your style enhanced by shopping at Friendly Center which is famed as the most buzzed shopping spot in Greensboro witnessing fashionistas from every corner of the world. Apple Store, AT&T, Kirkland's, Ben & Jerry's, Bruegger's Bagels, Chick-fil-A, Crazy 8, DSW Shoes, Five Guys Burgers, Sport Clips, Sprint Store by Mobile Now, GameStop, Talbots, Harris Teeter Pizza and Sushi Bars, Ivy & Leo, Williams-Sonoma, WineStyles, Johnston & Murphy, The Joint, Zoes Kitchen, and a lot of other high-brow stores call Friendly Center their home. This shopping venue remains a busy and colorful spot hosting plethora of events and festivals all year round.

Address: 3110 Kathleen Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina 27408, United States
Phone: 1 336.299.9802
Website: www.friendlycenter.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Wednesday (10:00 am-9:00 pm); Thursday-Saturday (10:00 am-6:00 pm); Sunday (1:00 pm-6:00 pm)
Distance and time from Guilford Courthouse National Military Park: 4.2 miles or 9 minutes drive

9:00 pm: Dine with your friends
It has become dark outside, and you must be feeling hungry by now. Stop by Harper’s Restaurant (601 Friendly Center Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27408, United States) to immerse into the luscious American-style delicacies. The menu is flecked with myriads of mouth-drooling dishes, namely, seafood, hickory grilled steaks, Carolina BBQ (proprietary pit cooked), burgers, specialty salads, and sandwiches. Pop in with your friends and enjoy the sports watching at its whopping flat screen TVs while sipping your favorite crafted beer or wine. You can also make a move to Green Valley Grill (622 Green Valley Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27408, United States) to immerse into traditional European cuisines cooked using freshly home-made ingredients. Its menu is also loaded with an extensive list of wines whose taste will make you forget everything and let you lose yourself into heavenly taste.

10:00 pm: Shake your booty at The Blind Tiger
Its time to relive your passion of music and dance while your visit here in Greensboro. One of the most thrilling and thumping night venues nestled in the city is The Blind Tiger, which has been entertaining party lovers since 1988. Be it live music, or after-dark drinks, The Blind Tiger is believed to be the most sought-after spots popped in by people on everyday basis. If you are perplexed as if what's your purpose of arriving here, then leave it to The Blind Tiger. Its local and national bands of performers are said to mesmerize you to the moon and back. You will fail to leave the spot easily and promptly. This is the very magic of this thriving nightclub.

Address: 1819 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27403, United States
Phone: 1 336.272.9888
Website: www.theblindtiger.com
Operation Hours: Opens daily (6:00 pm-2:30 am)

11:00 pm: Puff your favorite tobacco
Party mode always remains on in Greensboro. And, Greensboro has taken the onus of entertaining people quite seriously. In delivering this job quite well, there are myriads of late-night spots engaging into tranquilizing your after-dark temptations for music, food and drinks. And, when the discussion starts where to go, sit and enjoy your post-dark hours, then Petra Hookah Bar and Lounge always finds a mention. It is famed as one of the best hookah lounges amongst denizens and travelers from near and far. Hookahs, E-Hookahs, charcoal, hookah tobacco, beer, and wine are the specialties of this place whose level of quality and taste are hard to match and find anywhere else in the city. A great way to call it a day in the gorgeous city. i.e., Greensboro.

Address: 1808 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27403, United States
Phone: 1 336.378.7204
Website: www.petrahookahbar.net
Operation Hours: Opens daily (4:00 pm-2:00 am)
Distance and time from The Blind Tiger: 56 feet or 1 minute drive


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