If I hadn't been there myself, I wouldn't have believed it. In Greensboro NC - far from being a city I thought I'd dread visiting - I actually found a location where the list of things to do was longer than my arm. We're talking world-class golf, antique shops and boutiques that will please even the most discerning of tastes, restaurants that run the gamut from traditional home-style cooking to international cuisine and more parks, trails and hiking and camping opportunities than you could possibly do in an entire summer.
Who'd have thought? The history alone in Greensboro NC is enough to wet the appetites of thrill seeker and history buff. There are Revolutionary War sites and old style plantations, Underground Railroad depots and a cave where Daniel Boone once hid from hostile Indians. In Greensboro NC you have a city that is respectful of its past but also excited about its future, while at the same time living firmly in the present!
But it's not just history. In Greensboro NC there's a streak of culture a mile long. Take for example the historic Barn Dinner Theatre. Thought to be the oldest dinner theatre in America, this location provides a terrific opportunity to have a meal, catch an act and have some fun! Officially known as the Conley Jones' Barn-Dinner Theatre, this venue provides its guests with a buffet-style meal and a talented troupe of performers on stage. Typical performances include "who done it" murder mysteries, comedies, musicals and melodrama.
AT the other end of the culture-spectrum in Greensboro NC is the city's Natural Science Center. An amazing attraction that is sure to please the entire family, the Science Center is comprised of an interactive museum, a planetarium, a zoo, petting farm and much, much more. Typical exhibits range from geology to dinosaurs to geology and there are plenty of interactive exhibits especially for the kids.
A side note; if you're looking for hotels Greensboro has plenty, from convenient family-style Inns to plush 5 star hotels. If you're looking for hotels Greensboro has something for all tastes and budgets. But plan accordingly. Depending on the season, room can fill up fast.
Moving away from daytime activities, when the sun goes down you'll want to hit the nightlife in Greensboro NC and what you'll find won't disappoint you! For starters how about warming things up at The Blind Tiger. Not exactly a nightclub, more of a music hall, The Blind Tiger has a reputation of being a Greensboro institution - one of the best places in Greensboro to hear local live bands and established acts. A good mix of Rock and Roll, R & B, and even Alternative on occasion, The Blind Tiger keeps you in touch with the latest music that's happening both in and out of the city.
That's just for starters. After midnight it's time to shift gears and head to the infamous N Club. This is one of the most popular nightclubs in Greensboro. The N Club draws a terrific mixed crowd of students, men and women from their mid 20's to early 30's. Every night of the week a different theme, different music and a different crowd. The N Club is sure to have something that appeals to you.
We've just scratched the surface, but one thing is certain, Greensboro has a little something for everyone, and it's something that keeps making visitors come back for more!