New to Greensboro? Or maybe you’ve lived here for a while and are looking for new experiences. Greensboro is quickly emerging as quite a fun place to be with its quirky art galleries, interesting museums, music scene and food and beverage establishments. Read on to learn about some of the best places to see and things to do here when you’re looking to be entertained.
Connect with Nature at the Greensboro Natural Science Center
The Natural Science Center of Greensboro offers kids young and old a chance to see the living things that make up our world up close and personal. The popular family destination has three thrilling attractions in one: a hands-on Science Museum, an Animal Discovery Zoological Park, and an Omnisphere Dome Theater.
Tour Greensboro's Historical and Haunting Past
Who says ghost stories are only for Halloween? Greensboro has a haunted past, and Carolina History & Haunts offers 90-minute tours of the spookiest sites in the city year-round. As you’re guided by the eerie glow of candlelight, you’ll hear stories of downtown’s departed inhabitants that are believed to be lingering to this day.
Visit the Greensboro Historical Museum
You know that a museum is serious about preserving history when its main building is itself a historical site. The Greensboro Historical Museum is located in downtown Greensboro and was originally a First Presbyterian Church. Operating since 1924, the Greensboro Historical Museum has become a vibrant and valued part of the community. The museum’s collections highlight the city’s role in the history of America, from the Colonial Era through the Civil Rights Movement.
Drink and Dine at Undercurrent
Undercurrent Restaurant is located in Downtown Greensboro and boasts a stylish bar area that’s perfect for an afternoon cocktail or pre-dinner drinks. Its seasonal menus feature New American cuisine with a twist taken from global influences. Each dish is prepared with local, sustainable ingredients. The dining room is spacious and modern and provides a romantic outdoor seating area for alfresco dining under the stars.
Get Creative at GreenHill
Everyone is an artist! Put your creative hat on and grab the whole family for an entertaining day at GreenHill. Go hands-on with the interactive art gallery and create your own masterpieces in the self-driven environment. You can get inspired by walking through the 7,000-square-foot gallery that showcases rotating exhibitions of contemporary art. Browse The Shop at GreenHill and take home an original work in pottery, glass, or wood.
Go Board Waling at the Bog Garden in Benjamin Park
If a peaceful walk in a lush garden sounds like the perfect afternoon to you, check out the Bog Garden in Benjamin Park. Stroll along an elevated boardwalk and be surrounded by more than 8,000 trees, shrubs, ferns, bamboo, and wildflowers. Listen to the babbling water at Serenity Falls as you relax and take in the natural beauty that defines Greensboro.
Be Dinner-tained at the Barn Dinner Theatre
The Barn Dinner Theatre has been keeping locals coming back for over 50 years. Catch a Broadway-style performance as you enjoy a delicious traditional buffet. After dining, the show begins once the stage descends from the ceiling. No matter where you’re seated, you’ll have a perfect view of the stage and will have the opportunity to feel like a part of the show.
Unearth Memorabilia from Past Decades at Elsewhere
When you step into Elsewhere, it’s clear that this is the piece de resistance of Greensboro’s new artistic wave. You could call it a thrift store, an art gallery, a workshop, an educational facility…whatever label you give it, it will challenge. Sift through an eclectic mix of reclaimed and recycled materials including toys, books, and technology that are being used in a whole new way. Pop in to contribute your own touch to the living exhibit or just to take a gander at the work being done.
Get Cultured at the Witherspoon Art Museum
The Weatherspoon Art Museum is one of the most popular Greensboro attractions. The museum is located at the University of North Carolina’s campus and is home to one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary art in the region. The collections all focus on American Art, from the beginning of the 20th century to the present.
As you can see, Greensboro has something fun for everyone! Pick the places or activities that sound the most entertaining to you and whoever you’re with, whether that’s a quirky museum, a nature walk, or a nightcap at a hip bar. If you’re looking to make Greensboro home, stop by to check out our luxury apartment homes! We’re always more than happy to show you around. You can also request more information or schedule a tour online, or just give us a call at (844) 816-7095.