Greensboro is an interesting and intriguing mixture of nature, charming locations, art & culture, human races, religions, languages, beliefs, festivals, and notions. The city gives you myriads of compelling reasons to explore it time and again. But, it is a daunting task to cover the entire city when you have a very short time period in your pockets. This shouldn't hamper your visit here. The below-mentioned itinerary will guide you through your journey in Greensboro and help you chalk out your 48 hours wisely.
Day 1 in Greensboro
8:00 am: Roll out with coffee
Get out of your bed, draw the curtains of your window, welcome the sun, take a refreshing bath and leave for Toshi's Cafe
. This place is popular for its unbeatable bespoke coffee, sushi, and deli sandwiches. Toshi's Cafe also facilitates its diners with a free access to WiFi. Come up with your laptop or mobile, connect to WiFi and get daily news updates from different regions of the world while noshing on your breakfast and sipping your made-to-order coffee.
Address: 5710 Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro, North Carolina 27407, United States
1 336.297.2288Website: www.toshiscafe.com/ToshisCafe/Home.htmlOperation Hours:
Monday-Thursday (6:30 am-7:00 pm); Friday (6:30 am-8:00 pm); Saturday (8:00 am-7:00 pm); Sunday (8:00 am-2:00 pm)9:00 am: Visit to Greensboro Arboretum
After your breakfast at Toshi's Cafe, move north-east towards High Point Road, take a left turn onto High Point road, get onto Gate City Boulevard, take left turn to jmp onto South Holden Road, take a right turn to get onto Ashland Drive to reach Greensboro Arboretum. This 17-acre garden opened its gates for visitors in 1991. The site is believed to be an amalgamation of beauty and tranquility which lures the people of all ages. It boasts the splendid collection of plethora of plants, namely, Greensboro Council of Garden Clubs Winter Garden Collection, William R. Findley Memorial Sun Shrub Collection, Dwarf Conifer Collection etc. You can also catch a glimpse of The Tanger Family Wedding Gazebo, The Elena Marzulla Bridge, The Blanche S. Benjamin Overlook, and The Dr. Lawrence & Alma Louise Hart Chimes.
Address: 401 Ashland Drive, Greensboro, North Carolina 27403, United States
1 336.373.4334Website: www.greensborobeautiful.org/gardens/greensboro_arboretum.phpDistance and time from Toshi's cafe:
6 miles or 13 minutes drive10:30 am: Bus rides with Greensboro Scenic Tours
In order to catch the glimpse of true gems and treasures of Greensboro during the time span of 48 hours, you can enjoy the bus rides of Greensboro Scenic Tours
. Greensboro Scenic Tours takes you to the notable historic sites, significant tourist attractions, performing art centers, top-most cultural sites, shopping venues, and a lot of entertainment joints. It also provides translation services for making foreigners feel at ease. It package tours include relocation tour, college tour, night on the town tour, furniture tour, city historic tours, Blandwood Mansion tour, museum tour, seagrove pottery, childress mineries, and a lot of others. You can also customize the tours as per your needs and requirements keeping the time duration in mind.
Address: 4001 Hickory Tree Lane, Greensboro, North Carolina 27405, United States
1 336.697.7275Website: www.greensboroscenictour.com/Distance and time from Greensboro Arboretum:
8.6 miles or 18 minutes drive1:00 pm: Trip to International Civil Rights Center & Museum
After an unforgettable scenic tour, leave for International Civil Rights Center & Museum
to get the insights of the American civil rights movement. It was built to memorialize the courage of North Carolina A&T State College students whose efforts resulted into desegregation of the Woolworth lunch counter on February 1, 1960. The guided tours of International Civil Rights Center & Museum take you to the exhibitions, audio/video programs based on narration and composed of artifacts, pictorials, and video reenactments.
Address: 134 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, United States
Phone: 1 336.274.9199
Website: www.sitinmovement.orgOperation Hours:
Monday-Saturday (10:00 am-6:00 pm); remains closed on SundaysDistance and time from Greensboro Scenic Tours:
5.3 miles or 13 minutes drive2:00 pm: Have your lunch
Lunch is calling you! Stop by M'Coul's Public House
(110 West McGee Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, United States) to gorge on plethora of American specialties, namely, savory pot roast, vegetable boxty, sandwiches and wraps, burgers, lamb stew plate, and many others. If you find European cuisines more tempting, then you must drop by Table 16 Restaurant
(600 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27406, United States), It is famous for its hard-to-beat food possessing world-class quality at affordable prices. Indeed, you are sure to get an unforgettable dining experience at Table 16 Restaurant.
3:00 pm: Water fun at Wet 'n Wild Emerald
Go wild and get wet at Wet 'n Wild Emerald. When summers arrive, people start moving towards Wet 'n Wild Emerald to immerse into the water rides and slides and win over the heat scorching outside. This family-entertainment place is marked with 36 water rides and attractions. Splash Island, Daredevil Drop, Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror, and Leisure Lagoon are amongst its top attractions. After a session full of thrill and fun, you can relax in its shaded regions within the Soak Zone. The amusement park is also packed with a lot of food joints to let you get rid of hunger pangs.
Address: 3910 South Holden Road, Greensboro, NC 27406, United States
1 336.852.9721Website: www.emeraldpointe.comOperation Hours:
Saturday and Sunday (10:00 am-5:00 pm); remains closed from Monday to Friday
5:00 pm: Glimpse of Greensboro College’s history
After leaving Wet 'n Wild Emerald, move to South Holden Road, take US-220 N and Freeman Mill Road to West McGee Street, from there jump onto West McGee Street to reach Brock Historical Museum. It educates people on Greensboro College’s rich history through its collections, exhibitions, interpretation of archival materials, and display of physical artifacts. It also provides information related to nexus between college and the surrounding communities and society and their influence on college.
Address: 815 W Market Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401, United States
Distance and time from Wet 'n Wild Emerald: 6.2 miles or 12 minutes drive
6:00 pm: Adventure time at Kersey Valley Zip Line
Greensboro is packed with full-of-fun activities and one such example is Kersey Valley Zip Line
. The fun at Kersey Valley Zip Line is not confined to zip line only, but there are a lot of exciting things to try at least once, namely, Maize Adventure, Kersey Valley Spookywoods, Kersey Valley High Ropes, and Kersey Valley Laser Tag. "The First Class Tour" is about 14 zip lines and 10 Sky Towers. Visitors are equipped with gloves, helmet, and a harness with a carabiner. Zip line range remains from 40 to 100 feet off the ground.Address:
1615 Kersey Valley Road, Archdale, North Carolina 27263, United States
Phone: 1 336.802.1962Website: www.kerseyvalleyzipline.com/index.htmOperation Hours:
Opens daily (9:00 am-9:00 pm)Distance and time from Brock Historical Museum:
14.6 miles or 17 minutes drive7:30 pm: Shopping time at Four Seasons Town Centre
Its time to shop for special ones. They must be waiting for the surprises from the land of Greensboro. Take your feet to Four Seasons Town Centre
. This shopping mall has become an inspiration for our posterity because of its foresightedness in the field of fashion and trend. Splurging here will always keep you ahead of others. Boast your style, your fashion and let people turn their heads whenever you pass by them. Forever 21, Kay Jewelers, The Children's Place, Torrid, Pacsun, Hottopic, and a lot of other are amongst the hottest brands situated in the mall.
Address: 410 Four Seasons Boulevard, Greensboro, NC 27427, United States
1 336.292.0171Website: www.shopfourseasons.com/en.htmlOperation Hours:
Monday-Wednesday and Saturday (10:00 am-9:00 pm); Thursday and Friday (10:00 am-7:00 pm); Sunday (12:00 pm-6:00 pm)Distance and time from Kersey Valley Zip Line:
11.5 miles or 14 minutes drive8:30 pm: Time for dinner
Famished? Fret not! Stop by Crafted
(219-A South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, United States) if you are taco, burger and street food lover. No one else can cook the street food as delicious as Crafted can. People come here by chance but leave their heart forever. Highly delicious food at affordable prices with a gamut of variety to nosh on. If you are addicted to American delicacies, then you must visit Liberty Oak
(100 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, United States). Amongst travelers, Liberty Oak is famed as a wonder of taste.
9:30 pm: Gala time at Limelight
If night means fun to you, then you have come to the right place. Greensboro has been proclaimed a heaven for nocturnals. To live your nightlife to the fullest, swing by one of the most dazzling clubs, i.e., Limelight. It is famous for its never-like-before fun time. Tap your feet to variety of music wafting out of this place. Multitudes of renowned DJs play a variety of music, like, Top 40, House, and EDM to create an incomparable magic. Its dazzling dance floors and multiple bars stocked with your favorite drinks are ample to captivate you for hours. College students can come over and pop in at every Thursday night to enjoy their special hours. They are impelled to follow a dress code, and drinks remain open only for 21 and above. At Limelight, remain flanked by great music, party animals, tantalizing drinks and snacks, and immerse into your favorite dance moves.
Address: 113 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, United States
Phone: 1 336.272.1210
Wednesday-Saturday (10:00 pm-2:30 am); remains closed from Sunday-Tuesday11:00 pm: Get fun-filled at Greene Street Club
If you quota of night-time fun is not over yet, then head to Greene Street Club with your pals and rock your after-dark hours. Nestled in the heart of downtown, Greene Street Club is not a new name for party lovers. Entertainment flows through its three floors gratifying a wide spectrum of entertainment seekers. Its first floor remains buzzed with top-tier concert representing both national as well as local performers. The second floor is dedicated to the noted DJs playing people's favorite music tracks and keeping them immerse into a great dose of today's music. The third floor remains flocked by beer and wine lovers who sit in the VIP lounge, sip their favourite drinks and chit chat with their pals in this rooftop bar. Wherever you go the entire week and spend your time, but dedicate your Thursdays and Saturdays to Greene Street Club as the place remains fun-filled by hosting the most thumping events and shows.
Address: 113 North Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, United States
Phone: 1 828.499.0666
Operation Hours: Thursday-Sunday (10:00 pm-2:00 am); remains closed from Monday-Wednesday
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Day 2 in Greensboro8:30 am: Walk amidst serenity
How about a serene walk amidst the shrug of nature at Center City Park. The park is blessed with enchanting greenery, magnificent architecture, and landscape features. Sprawling across 1.9 acres of land, Center City Park opened its gates for visitors in December 2006. Famed as relaxed and hopping park, Center City Park is flanked by a couple of cultural and recreational sites, namely, Greensboro Children's Museum, Greensboro Historical Museum, and Greensboro Cultural Center. When people hear the name of Center City Park, only thing comes to their minds is peace. And, of course, after a late-night fun, you will be looking for something to tranquil your mind and body.
Address: 200 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, United States
1 336.272.1222Website: www.centercitypark.org9:30 am: Kick off blues with a cup of coffee
Now its time to gather some energy. After a rejuvenating bath in your hotel room, leave for Dolce Aroma Coffee Bar
. The quality of the place is that even if you are not very much fond of coffee, you will fail to resist the aroma of coffee wafting out of its kitchen. And, it will eventually lead you to order at least one cup for you. Once you will have your first sip, you won't put your mug down until your last sip of coffee. The restaurant is evenly dedicated to breakfast menu. Some of the hard-to-find meals you are sure to get here at affordable prices.
Address: 233 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, United States
1 336.272.2844Operation Hours:
Monday-Friday (7:30 am-7:00 pm); Saturday (9:00 am-3:00 pm); remains closed on SundaysDistance and time from Center City Park:
203 feet or 1 minute drive10:30 am: Breakfast time
After your breakfast, its time to immerse into recreational activities at the water supply reservoir, Lake Brandt Marina. The lake features largemouth bass, sunfish, crappie, Bodie bass, and catfish. You can take the joy of the rides of rowboats that are made available on rent. Visitors are also facilitated with kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, canoes, and sailboats on rent. You can also avail the services of licences as a permit for hunting and fishing at lake. You can also visit the facility in group and plan a picnic or cookout at its picnic areas featuring picnic tables and shelters. People also come and try their hand om mountain biking trails, water trails, and hiking. Sounds too much fun and thrill.
Address: 5945 Lake Brandt Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27455, United States
1 336.373.3741Website: www.greensboro-nc.gov/Operation Hours:
Monday and Thursday-Sunday (8:00 am-5:00 pm); remains closed on Tuesdays and WednesdaysDistance and time from Dolce Aroma Coffee Bar:
7.9 miles or 15 minutes drive12:00 pm: Go heavy on skating
Do people call you a frantic lover of skating? Then, Greensboro can bring a lot of thrill for you. Skateland USA North
is the famous and buzzed roller skating rink located at North Church Street. Here, you are allowed to lose yourself and go freely on your roller skates, but one thing we must tell you that your safety has always been their foremost priority and major concern. Hence, visitors always remain equipped and protected under the supervision of professional skaters. You can also join their speed skating classes if you believe that you are born with innate skating prowess. Too much fun awaiting you!
Address: 3801 North Church Street, Greensboro, NC 27405, United States
1 336.621.5632Website: www.skatelandusa.com/Distance and time from Lake Brandt Marina:
4.4 miles or 8 minutes drive1:30 pm: Lose yourself into games and sports
Thrill time is not over yet. Greensboro has much more than you can imagine in its store. Its time to move to Celebration Station
. No matter what age group you belong to, Celebration Station has a lot of attractions and things to do for a wide spectrum of people. Its game room is packed with more than 100 redemption and video games. Its games spectrum includes air hockey, alley rollers, pool tables, interactive games, prize cranes, driving games, and a lot of more. The facility is packed with six batting cages to practice baseball and softball. Cool off your mind and body by taking joy of the rides of its bumper boats. Challenge your friends and pals in go-karting and win against speed and swagger like a born winner.
Address: 4315 Big Tree Way, Greensboro, North Carolina 27409, United States
Phone: Distance and time from Skateland USA North:
1 336.316.0606Website: www.celebrationstation.com/Operation Hours:
Sunday-Thursday (11:00 am-9:00 pm); Friday and Saturday (11:00 am-11:00 pm)
10.3 miles or 17 minutes drive3:00 pm: Treat for your belly
You must be low on your energy and this can become hindrance in your journey. Don't panic! Greensboro is dotted with plethora of restaurants and food joints gratifying all sorts of foodies. You can swing by Harper’s Restaurant
. There is something special about Harper's Restaurant that makes this restaurant mighty and keeps it above all of its rivals. Well, its nothing but the use of freshly-made ingredients that incredibly impart flavor, color, taste, quality, aroma, and freshness to dishes. You will surely pat the shoulder of people engaged in Harper’s Restaurant after knowing the fact that the restaurant is dedicated to practising an eco-friendly technique. It recycles plastic, old grease and oil, glass, metal cans, and cardboard. Its 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.
Address: 601 Friendly Center Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27408, United States
Phone: 1 336.299.8850
Monday-Thursday (11:15 am-10:00 pm); Friday and Saturday (11:15 am-11:00 pm); Sunday (10:30 am-9:00 pm)Distance and time from Celebration Station:
4.7 miles or 9 minutes drive4:00 pm: Delve into catapulting and bounding
Lets enter into another hub of thrill. Its time to pop in Airbound Trampoline Park
which is full of high dose of excitement. People love this place for catapulting and bounding on the wall-to-wall trampolines. You can also witness professional jumpers showcasing their skills remarkably. Arcade games, dodgeball, diving into foam pit, teaming up for basket ball, and aircard programs are worth trying while your trip in the city.
Address: 4215 Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro, North Carolina 27407, United States
Phone: 1 336.907.8682Website: www.airboundtrampolinepark.com/greensboroOperation Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday (2:00 pm-9:00 pm); Friday (2:00 pm-10:00 pm); Saturday (10:00 am-10:00 pm); Sunday (12:00 pm-8:00 pm); remains closed on MondaysDistance and time from Harper’s Restaurant:
5.2 miles or 10 minutes drive5:30 pm: Books? is that what you looking for?
Missing your favorite books and novels miles away from your home? Don't worry! Scuppernong Books has brought for you a great and splendid collection of books, magazines, novels, journals of worldwide reputed authors and writers. It opened its gates on December 21, 2013. Scuppernong Books is not about books only. the store is also marked with a cafe treating its guests organic coffee and espresso, wine, beer, and sandwiches. Apart from this, Scuppernong Books also organizes a dozens of events year-round where it launches and introduces the world with the best of the writers from almost every corner of the world.
Address: 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, United States
1 336.763.1919Website: www.scuppernongbooks.comOperation Hours:
Monday-Wednesday (10:00 am-9:00 pm); Thursday-Saturday (10:00 am-10:00 pm); Sunday (12:00 pm-6:00 pm)Distance and time from Airbound Trampoline Park:
6.3 miles or 12 minutes drive6:30 pm: Hop on the buses of Morgan & Sons Tours Inc
It must be tiring to take your feet everywhere. Don't panic! You can avail the bus rides of Morgan & Sons Tours Inc
to roam around the city. Its buses are packed with new-age facilities making your stroll a convenient and enjoyable one. Hop on the buses and catch the beauty of the city. Its buses take you to the significant locations of the city and allow you to delve into entertainment and recreational activities.
Address: 8709 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27409, United States
1 336.665.1966Website: www.morganandsonstours.comDistance and time from Scuppernong Books:
15.5 miles or 20 minutes drive8:30 pm: Get something yummy for your tummy
It is time to gorge on some delicious food. Swing by Darryl's Wood Fired Grill
, great place for American grilled cuisines. As far as a special treat for special ones is concerned, in North Carolina, it has become a norm to take your special guests out for dinner at Darryl's Wood Fired Grill at least once. It has always been considered a special welcome of your pals and kins. Darryl's have enough to sway your mind and do the magic on your mind and heart for your first date, or your special one's birthday, or your wedding anniversary, or any special occasion that is close to your heart, spend, joy, celebrate and live it at Darryl's to add the spark of its intimate atmosphere and beauty of decor.
Address: 3300 Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro, North Carolina 27407, United States
Phone: 1 336.294.1781
Operation Hours: Sunday-Thursday (11:00 am-10:00 pm); Friday and Saturday (11:00 am-12:00 am)
Distance and time from Morgan & Sons Tours Inc: 9.8 miles or 12 minutes drive
9:30 pm: Burn the dance floor
Shake your leg on some bopping dance forms. If cha-cha, swing and shag are your things, then Thirsty's 2 could be the right place to enjoy them with your favorite people. Don't hesitate to enter this impressive place even if you are not very good at these dance forms. Thirsty's 2 also provides dance lessons to all sorts of beginners. All you need to come up with is a great zeal to dance and enjoy. A group of competitive dancers guide you and train you in all levels of shag, cha-cha and swing. You will be glad to meet and coordinate with your instructors as they are the most amicable and hospitable people to be found while in the city. Then, why to stub your passion of dance when Thirsty's 2 is there for you, with you.
Address: 119 North Chimney Rock Road, Greensboro, NC 27409, United States
Phone: 1 336.218.0074
Website: www.thirstys2.comDistance and time from Darryl's Wood Fired Grill:
6.4 miles or 11 minutes drive11:00 pm: Taste something exotic at Mirage Exotic Nightlife
You can never fall short on party venues in Greensboro. Your next destination is as hopping and bopping as Thirsty's 2, and it is none other than Mirage Exotic Nightlife
. It is a hybrid of eye candy and culinary experience. You name it and they will serve it. Such extensive the menu of Mirage Exotic Nightlife is. Is your throat looking for one-of-its-kind drinks to quench your prolonged thirst? Then, you ought to delve into the bottle services of Mirage Exotic Nightlife where you are treated with a gamut of local, national and international drinks. No matter what made you enter the place at your first visit, but one thing we assure that next time you are going to pop in completely out of your willingness and zeal. This is the magic of Mirage Exotic Nightlife.
Address: 6430 Burnt Poplar Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27409, United States
Phone: 1 336.931.1224
Operation Hours: Monday-Thursday (11:30 am-3:00 am); Friday (11:30 am-4:00 am); Saturday and Sunday (6:00 pm-4:00 pm)
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