Things to Do in Greensboro
Attractions, Performing Arts & Theatre, Dining, Shopping, Leisure & Recreation, Festivals
What can you do in Greensboro? If you are traveling to Greensboro, are new to the area, or are looking for something to do, here are a few ideas to enjoy your time in the city.
Kid Friendly Fun
- Greensboro Ice House, Greensboro, open year round.
- Emerald Pointe “Wet ‘n Wild,” Greensboro, open June, July, and August with select weekends and holidays in May and September.
- Greensboro Children's Museum, Greensboro, open Tuesday thru Sunday to non-members
- Greensboro Science Center Aquarium, Museum, & Zoo open year round.
- Celebration Station, Greensboro, open year round (weather permitting)
- Tour a few nearby vineyards and wineries and sample the wines made from grapes grown locally such as
- Sample a few of the native beers made here in North Carolina at:
Shopping & Leisure
- Shop ‘til you drop at:
- Treat yourself to luxurious pampering at The Spa at Grandover Resort
Performing Arts & Theatre
- Hear the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dmitry Sitkovetsky, world-renowned violinist and conductor.
- See the Greensboro Ballet or catch a classic movie at the Carolina Theatre, formerly the “Showplace of the Carolinas,” that opened in 1927 as a 2,200-seat vaudeville theater. The original structure and Greek architecture remains intact and is much an attraction as the shows it presents.
- Visit the Barn Dinner Theatre for a succulent meal and a Broadway style show.
- Attend a battlefield reenactment at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park where Nathan Greene and 4,500 troops defeated Lord Cornwallis and British troops in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolutionary War on March 15, 1781.
- See the International Civil Rights Museum, formerly F. W. Woolworth & Company, where the “Greensboro Four” staged a sit-in for civil rights at the “whites only” lunch counter on February 1, 1960.
- Stroll through 17 acres of forested landscape, special garden displays and unique structures at the Greensboro Arboretum.
- Traverse seven acres of wetlands at the Bog Garden at Benjamin Park with its cascading waterfall, multiple varieties of plants, birds, and abundant wildlife.
- Enjoy miles of scenic hiking and biking trails at Bur-Mil Park and take the big loop around to meet up with the Greenway. Borrow a bicycle, bring a picnic, and explore the beauty of nature's splendor.
- Relish the tranquility of fishing for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, and catfish in any one of four lakes or ponds available at the 409-acre Hagen-Stone Park.
- Admire the Tanger Family Bicentennial Gardens, known for its 7.5 acres of massive plantings, bronze sculptures, and artistic statuaries dedicated to providing a pleasurable retreat.