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Things to do in Greensboro
Greensboro is a city in North Carolina and home to amazing natural attractions, historic buildings and museums. The city is one of the country’s hidden gems, so discover it before anyone you know and enjoy a quiet and relaxing getaway.
As the name suggests, Greensboro has many areas with lush greenery. Everywhere you look, there’s a beautiful touch of nature. So start with the city’s most famous garden and take the bus to Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden. It’s a lovely place to take photos and spend time with someone you love. You can also let your little ones run around, or find a cosy spot to read your favourite book.
Watch the sunrise in Bog Garden and stroll through the elevated boardwalk to see wetlands, waterfalls, and wildlife. It’s right across the street from the Bicentennial Garden too, so it won’t be hard for you to find. Greensboro Arboretum is another perfect place for you to spend time with your special someone. You can watch the sunrise here too, but seeing the sunset at the end of a pleasant day in Greensboro is much more romantic.
Greensboro’s Center City Park on the other hand is a popular hangout for locals because it often hosts fitness classes, movie screenings, live music, and food trucks. But the best thing about all these parks is that you can visit them whenever you want for free!
The city is also filled with museums for culture vultures. Check out the masterpieces of American artists at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Greensboro Historical Museum is a nice way for you to spend an afternoon. If you schedule your trip around 14 March, you can even catch the annual re-enactment of a revolutionary war at the famous Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. If not, you can still enjoy the area for jogging and biking.
One of the most talked about museums in Greensboro is the International Civil Rights Center and Museum at the FW Woolworth building. Even its building is historic, so it really is worth visiting. For a museum with a twist, why not go to Elsewhere, a unique living museum inside a former thrift store that features both local and global artists.
Are you travelling with your kids? No problem! The city also has museums to keep your children entertained while learning at the same time. Greensboro Children’s Museum is an interactive museum where the young ones can learn more about how they can one day help the world be a better place.
The Natural Science Center of Greensboro features interesting displays about geology, palaeontology, astronomy, and a lot of other subjects to show just how much fun science can be. It also has an Animal Discovery Zoological Park, the Carolina SciQuarium, and the amazing OmniSphere where you can watch fantastic shows in a 40-feet 3D laser dome.
Another treat for the whole family or your group of friends is the Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe theme park. Find more entertainment at the iconic Carolina Theatre of Greensboro. Or you can hit the lakes for some canoeing, kayaking and fishing at Lakes Brandt, Higgins, and Townsend.
Get to know the city even more and get travel ideas with this list of free and cheap things to do in Greensboro.
What you should know
The best time to visit Greensboro is during their autumn season, which starts in late September or early October. This is when you’ll enjoy the cooler temperatures and less rainfall, for the perfect trip.
Like the rest of the country, English is the main language in Greensboro so you won’t have any trouble chatting with the locals and wandering the city.
Before you fly to the US and visit Greensboro, you need to secure your travel visa to enter the country. As a Singaporean, you can also choose to apply for a Visa Waiver Programme (VSP) to travel to the US visa-free for up to 90 days. For more information, check out the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the US Department of State websites.
Travelling to and around Greensboro
To reach Greensboro, you will be landing at Piedmont Triad International Airport. You can get to the city by bus and taxi. It’s also easy to roam around Greensboro because of their public transportations like buses and taxis. We recommend taking the bus if you want a more scenic route around Greensboro, plus it’s cheaper too.
So say hello to Greensboro! Bring out your passport now and book your Greensboro flights with Skiddoo today.
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