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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
Greensboro offers public bus service through the Greensboro Transit Authority [http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/Departments/GDOT/divisions/gta/routes/dayroutes.htm], but also provides 30 minute service on all 14 routes Monday through Friday from 5:15AM-6:30PM, and evening service every hour from 7:30PM-11:30PM with 7 buses with two or three combined routes running 'hourly'. On weekends, on Saturday from 6AM-10PM with evening service starting at 7PM until 10PM; however, the same evening service ran during the week and Saturday runs only from 6AM-6PM.     
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Greensboro offers public bus service through the Greensboro Transit Authority [http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=2180], but also provides 30 minute service on all 14 routes Monday through Friday from 5:15AM-6:30PM, and evening service every hour from 7:30PM-11:30PM with 7 buses with two or three combined routes running 'hourly'. On weekends, on Saturday from 6AM-10PM with evening service starting at 7PM until 10PM; however, the same evening service ran during the week and Saturday runs only from 6AM-6PM.     
  
College students can ride the HEAT bus system for free by showing a valid college ID. There are 7 HEAT routes that carry the college community and the general public; non-students ride for the regular bus fare of $1.10 or a GTA bus pass
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GTA also manages the Higher Education Area Transit (HEAT) in cooperation with four universities- UNCG, NCA&T, Bennett College, and Elon University School of Law. HEAT bus fare is free for the students, faculty, and staff of these institutions with proper ID. All other riders must pay the regular GTA bus fare.
  
PART (Piedmont Area Regional Transportation) provides bus service between several cities around Greensboro, including but not limited to High Point, Winston-Salem, Mt Airy, Chapel Hill, Durham, Asheboro, Lexington.  For details on route schedules and prices you can check the website [http://www.partnc.org]
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Piedmont Area Regional Transportation (PART)[http://www.partnc.org] provides bus service between several cities around Greensboro, including but not limited to High Point, Winston-Salem, Mt Airy, Chapel Hill, Durham, Asheboro, Lexington.  For details on route schedules and prices you can check the website.
  
==See==  
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==See==
*Take a look around the campus of UNC-Greensboro [http://www.uncg.edu]. Good people watching and Weatherspoon Art Museum [http://weatherspoon.uncg.edu/] is fun on a rainy afternoon.
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* <see name="Bicentennial Garden" alt="" address="1105 Hobbs Rd" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.greensborobeautiful.org/gardens/bicentennial_garden.php" hours="Sunrise-Sunset" price="Free">This well-groomed garden is sprinkled with sculptures and is a popular backdrop for many people's photos and weddings.</see>
  
*Visit the site of the historic Woolworth's Sit-In, a landmark in the 1960s civil rights movement. Elm Street south of Market, downtown.
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* <see name="Blandwood Mansion" alt="" address="447 W Washington St" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+1 336 272-5003" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.blandwood.org/blandwood.html" hours="" price="">Greensboro's National Historic Landmark home of Governor John Motley Morehead, and America's oldest Tuscan Villa residence. Features period furnishings, art, and rose gardens. Open to public tours.</see>
  
*Take a walk through Fisher Park, a 100-year old neighborhood surrounding a central park. Elm Street north of Fisher Avenue, downtown.
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* <see name="Bog Garden" alt="" address="1105 Hobbs Rd" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+1 336 373-4844" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.greensborobeautiful.org/gardens/bog_garden.php" hours="Sunrise-Sunset" price="Free">Located across the street from the Bicentennial Garden, an elevated boardwalk takes you through some wetlands. Look out for all of the wildlife.</see>
  
==Do==
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*<see name="Carolina Theatre of Greensboro" alt="" address="310 S Greene St" directions="" phone="+1 336 333-2605" url="http://www.carolinatheatre.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Originally a vaudeville theatre that opened in 1927, the Carolina Theatre now serves as a performing arts venue.</see>
*'''The International Civil Rights Center and Museum''' [http://www.sitinmovement.org/home.asp] - "The International Civil Rights Center & Museum is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. The Museum celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins, which served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement. The Museum complex includes 30,000 square feet of exhibit space and is located in the historic 1929 F.W. Woolworth building in Greensboro, N.C."
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*'''Greensboro Historical Museum''' [http://www.greensborohistory.org]. - A nice way to spend an afternoon, the Greensboro Historical Museum has excellent collections on the city's varied history including a collection of Civil War weapons and artifacts. It also has a large number of exhibits for children. Free admission. Closed Mondays.
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*'''Blandwood Mansion [http://www.blandwood.org/]'''. - Greensboro's National Historic Landmark home of Governor John Motley Morehead, and America's oldest Tuscan Villa residence. Features period furnishings, art, and rose gardens. Open to public tours.
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*<see name="Center City Park" alt="" address="200 N Elm St" directions="" phone="+1 336 272-1222" url="http://www.centercitypark.org/" hours="7AM-11PM" price="" lat="" long="">A gathering place in the middle of downtown that often hosts fitness classes, movie screenings, live music, and food trucks.</see>
  
*'''Natural Science Center of Greensboro and the new Animal Discovery Zoological Park''' [http://www.natsci.org/]. - A natural history museum geared towards children with many interactive exhibits and a small but excellent zoo. The museum features geology, paleontology, and astronomy exhibits among others and the zoo houses everything from reptiles and farm animals to tigers and monkeys.
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* <see name="Elsewhere" alt="" address="606 S Elm St" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+1 336 549-5555" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.goelsewhere.org/" hours="1PM-10PM W-Sa" price="">A living museum and international artist residency set in a three-story former thrift store.</see>
 
   
 
   
*'''Greensboro Cultural Center at Festival Park'''
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* <see name="Greensboro Arboretum" alt="" address="401 Ashland Dr" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+1 336 373-4334" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.greensborobeautiful.org/gardens/greensboro_arboretum.php" hours="Sunrise-Sunset" price="Free">Enjoy the gardens and check out the huge 23-foot long wind chimes.</see>
  
*'''War Memorial Auditorium''' - Home of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra (GSO) and the Greensboro Pops
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* <see name="Greensboro Children's Museum" alt="" address="220 N Church St" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+1 336 574-2898" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.gcmuseum.com/" hours="" price="">Kid-friendly hands-on exhibits and the Edible Schoolyard.</see>
  
*'''Guilford Courthouse National Military Park''' [http://www.nps.gov/guco/] Old Battleground Rd in North Greensboro. A beautiful park with jogging/bike trails, a small visitors center, and interesting information on the revolutionary war battle that occurred there. There is also a yearly reenactment of the battle on the weekend closest to March 14th.
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* <see name="Greensboro Historical Museum" alt="" address="130 Summit Ave" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+1 336 373-2043" tollfree="" email="" fax="+1 336 373-2204" url="http://greensborohistory.org/" hours="10AM-5PM Tu-Sa, 2PM-5PM Su" price="Free">Learn about Greensboro's role in American History.</see>
  
*'''Grasshoppers Baseball Game at First Horizon Park'''- If it's baseball season and the Hoppers are at home you will regret not going to a game. The team built one of the newest and most beautiful ballparks in the southeast. There are areas for children and seating on the grass, in the stands, boxes, and standing at the huge outdoor bar by left field. Thursdays are extremely packed due to the cheap beer and you may want to consider that (although usually only the bar area is shoulder to shoulder). The atmosphere is very family oriented and easily accessible as the park is downtown. Parking can sometimes be a problem but if you're willing to walk 10 minutes then free parking is not a problem.
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* <see name="Greensboro Science Center" alt="Natural Science Center" address="4301 Lawndale Dr" directions="adjacent to Country Park" lat="" long="" phone="+1 336 288-3769" tollfree="" email="" fax="+1 336 288-2531" url="http://www.greensboroscience.org/" hours="9AM-5PM" price="">There is a science museum, a zoo (where you can get very close to a tiger), and an aquarium.</see>
  
*'''Hit the Lakes'''- Lake Brandt, Lake Higgins and Lake Townsend all offer canoeing and kayaking, Lake Higgins also allows fishing
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* <see name="Guilford Courthouse National Military Park" alt="" address="2332 New Garden Rd" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+1 336 288-1776" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.nps.gov/guco/index.htm" hours="8:30AM-5PM" price="Free">A beautiful park with jogging/bike trails, a small visitors center, and interesting information on the revolutionary war battle that occurred there. There is also a yearly reenactment of the battle on the weekend closest to March 14th.</see>
  
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* <see name="The International Civil Rights Center & Museum" alt="" address="134 S Elm St" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+1 336 274-9199" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="https://www.sitinmovement.org/" hours="" price="">Housed in the very location of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins.</see>
  
*'''Downtown'''. There are a number of unique shops along South Elm Street downtown, including numerous art galleries, boutiques and cafes.
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* <see name="Weatherspoon Art Museum" alt="" address="500 Tate St" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+1 336 334-5770" tollfree="" email="weatherspoon@uncg.edu" fax="" url="http://weatherspoon.uncg.edu/" hours="" price="Free">A university art museum with modern and contemporary American art.</see>
  
*'''Four Seasons Town Center''', [http://shopfourseasons.com/]. An indoor 3-story mall adjacent to Koury Convention Center offering over 180 stores and restaurants anchored by Belk, JC Penny's and Dillard's. Be aware that there has been a sharp rise in crime around the mall in recent years including car theft due to its proximity to the highway. Use common sense and stay safe.
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==Do==
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* <do name="The City Market" alt="Third Thursday" address="The Railyard at South End" directions="adjacent to The Worx restaurant on Barnhard St" lat="" long="" phone="" tollfree="" email="info@GSOCityMarket.com" fax="" url="http://www.gsocitymarket.com/" hours="5:30PM-9PM on the third Thursday of the month" price="">Local food, local music, local goods. A different theme every month.</do>
  
*'''Friendly Shopping Center''', [http://friendlycenter.com]. A 75-acre open village shopping center with over 1 million square feet of stores, it is anchored by Belk, Macy's and Sears and offers more local stores than the mall. Next door to Friendly Shopping Center is their new addition: The Shops at Friendly Center.  Stores include REI, Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Coldwater Creek and more.  Restaurants include P.F. Chang's, Flemings's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Ben & Jerry's, and Mimi's Cafe.  The large Harris Teeter grocery store offer hot bars, pizza, sushi and a great salad bar.
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* <do name="Eastern Music Festival" alt="" address="" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+1 336 333-7450" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://easternmusicfestival.org/" hours="" price="">A classical music festival held every summer at Guilford College</do>
  
==Eat==
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* <do name="First Friday" alt="" address="Downtown Greensboro" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://downtowngreensboro.net/explore/first_friday/" hours="6PM-9PM on the first Friday of the month" price="">"Downtown Greensboro's Monthly Open House." A showcase of local music, art, and vendors.</do>
  
''Highly Recommended''
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* <do name="Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball" alt="" address="408 Bellemeade St" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+1 336 268-2255" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="gsohoppers.com" hours="" price="">Greensboro's minor league baseball games usually end with a display of fireworks. Gets crowded on Thirsty Thursdays.</do>
  
*'''L'Italianos''' - Pizza by the slice or a whole pie. Located on South Elm Street in downtown.  
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* <do name="Lost Ark" alt="" address="1701-A Spring Garden St" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+1 336 442-6342" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://lostarkvideogames.com/" hours="12PM-9PM M-F, 12PM-12AM Sa, 12PM-6PM Su" price="">Go play some vintage arcade games.</do>
  
*'''Positanos''' - An authentic sit-down Italian trattoria. Located off Lawndale Drive, parallel to Battleground Avenue in the Target shopping center.  
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==Buy==
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* <buy name="Downtown" alt="" address="S Elm St" directions="Between Friendly/Market and Lee" lat="" long="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://downtowngreensboro.net/shop/" hours="" price="">There are a number of unique shops along South Elm Street downtown, including numerous art galleries, boutiques, antique stores, and cafes.</buy>
  
*'''Sapporo''' - Sushi at very reasonable prices. Located on Battleground Avenue in the Earth Fare shopping center.
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* <buy name="Four Seasons Town Centre" alt="" address="410 Four Seasons Blvd" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+1 336 292-0171" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.shopfourseasons.com/" hours="10AM-9PM" price="">An indoor 3-story mall adjacent to Koury Convention Center offering over 180 stores and restaurants.</buy>
  
*'''Saffron''' - Excellent Indian cuisine that is hard to find in North Carolina. Has a lunch buffet seven days a week at a very reasonable price. Table service is by far the best in the Triad. Noteworthy vegetable samosas. Located on Lawndale Drive, above Wendover Avenue.  
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* <buy name="Friendly Center" alt="" address="3110 Kathleen Ave" directions="W Friendly Ave between Hobbs and Green Valley" lat="" long="" phone="+1 336 299-9802" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.friendlycenter.com/" hours="" price=""> A 75-acre open village shopping center with over 1 million square feet of stores, restaurants, movie theater, and the largest Harris Teeter grocery store in the world (affectionately called the Taj Ma-Teeter).</buy>
  
*'''Natty Greene's''' - Downtown pub with several very good microbrews.
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* <buy name="Greensboro Farmers Curb Market" alt="" address="501 Yanceyville St" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+1 336 373-2402" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://gsofarmersmarket.org/" hours="7AM-12PM Sa (year round), 8AM-1:30PM W (May-Dec)" price=""></buy>
  
*<eat name="Stamey's Barbeque" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.stameys.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">BBQ since 1930, located across the street from the Greensboro Coliseum</eat>. A second location is on Battleground Ave. Stameys BBQ, along with Brushy Mountain BBQ in Wilkesboro, Hannahs in Lenoir, Short Sugars in Reidsville & Danville VA, these are the top BBQ places in all of North Carolina.  
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* <buy name="State Street Shopping District" alt="" address="State St" directions="Between Elm and Church" lat="" long="" phone="" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Shop around this tiny cluster of shops and then treat yourself to a mani/pedi at the nail salon or to afternoon tea at the Secret Tea Room[http://www.thesecrettearoom.com/].</buy>
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*<buy name="Scuppernong Books" alt="" address="304 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.scuppernongbooks.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Independent bookstore in a lovely renovated space in downtown Greensboro. Has a coffee/wine bar and hosts lots of special events.</buy>
  
*'''Sticks and Stones''' - [http://sticksandstonesclayoven.com/] Across the street from Lindley Park Filling Station at the intersection of Walker Ave and S Elam Ave. Brick-fired pizza, salads, and regional microbrews.
 
  
*'''Tripp's''' - A small North Carolina chain that is based out of Greensboro. Two locations are on New Garden Road near Bryan Blvd and West Wendover Avenue near Wal Mart. Lunch and dinner entrees are generally very good, portion sizes are fair and the prices are reasonable. For dessert, Tripp's serves Carnegie Deli cheesecake shipped directly from New York City. Best non-southern dessert to be found in the Triad.  
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==Eat==
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*<eat name="Crafted" alt="" address="219-A S Elm Street" directions="" phone="+1 336 273-0030" url="http://craftedtheartofthetaco.com/" hours="11AM-9:30PM Tu-Th, 11AM-10PM F-Sa" price="" lat="" long="">"We are not a Mexican restaurant. We are a taco joint." Great vegetarian/vegan options. Creative made-from-scratch tacos. Drinks are served in mason jars.</eat>
  
''Other recommendations''
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*<eat name="Dame's Chicken & Waffles" alt="" address="301 Martin Luther King Jr Drive" directions="" phone="+1 336 275-7333" url="http://www.dameschickenwaffles.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Dame’s is where crispy, Southern fried perfection meets deliciously sweet European decadence. Vegan, sweet potato, and gingerbread waffles are available.</eat>
  
*'''Bert's Seafood''' - Excellent selection of seafood dishes but on the pricey side.
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*<eat name="Europa Bar & Cafe" alt="" address="200 N Davie Street #15" directions="next to the Cultural Arts Center" phone="+1 336 389-1010" url="" hours="11AM-2AM M-F, 11AM-1AM Sa-Su" price="" lat="" long="">Popular for Sunday brunch and Wednesday wine specials.</eat>
  
*'''Sriri Siam''' - Best Thai restaurant. Tucked behind Pizza Hut on Guilford College Rd. Offers an excellent and lengthy list of lunch specials.
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*<eat name="Fishbones" alt="" address="2119 Walker Avenue" directions="Walker Ave & Elam Ave" phone="+1 336 370-4900" url="http://fishbonesonline.net/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A casual kitchen and pourhouse. Serving house-crafted entrees using only the highest quality seafood available and the freshest produce daily.</eat>
  
*'''Pho Hien Vuong or Saigon''' - Good Vietnamese.
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*<eat name="Hops Burger Bar" alt="" address="2419 Spring Garden Street" directions="" phone="+1 336 235-2178" url="http://www.hopsburgerbar.com/" hours="11AM-2AM" price="" lat="" long="">Certified Angus Beef burgers, craft beers, & locally grown ingredients.</eat>
  
*'''The Melting Pot''' - High-quality fondue restaurant
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*<eat name="Lindley Park Filling Station" alt="" address="2201 Walker Ave" directions="Walker Ave & Elam Ave" phone="+1 336 274-2144" url="http://www.lindleyfillingstation.com/" hours="11AM-12AM" price="" lat="" long="">A brunch menu is offered Sundays from 11AM to 3PM.</eat>
  
*'''Sushi Republic''', Tate Street on the edge of UNCG campus. (previously Sushi 101) - Owned by two Korean brothers. There are some very interesting and delicious concoctions offered on their menu.  
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*<eat name="Lucky 32" alt="" address="1421 Westover Terrace" directions="" phone="+1 336 370-0707" url="http://www.lucky32.com/greensboro.htm" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">American Southern Cuisine rooted in the Piedmont, served in an upscale environment.</eat>
  
*'''Fishbones''', corner of Walker and Elam streets. Possibly the best bar food in town. A 2 minute drive or 15 minute walk from UNCG. A variety of imported beer, liquor, and wine and has outdoor seating.
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*<eat name="Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co." alt="" address="345 S Elm Street" directions="" phone="+1 336 274-1373" url="http://www.nattygreenes.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Family-friendly dining on the first floor, taproom with pool table on the second floor. Nice outdoor seating. Just beware of the noise when a train is going by. There is also a third floor loft for private events.</eat>
  
*'''Ghassan's''' - Best steak sub in town. Also serve a variety of middle eastern dishes such as kabobs, falafel, hummus, and gyros.
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*<eat name="Nazareth Bread Company" alt="" address="4507 W Market Street" directions="" phone="+1 336 285-6096" url="http://www.nazarethbread.com/" hours="10:30AM-9PM M-Sa" price="" lat="" long="">A Middle Eastern restaurant and wholesale bakery that serves a variety of delicacies.</eat>
  
*'''Lucky 32 Kitchen and Wine Bar''', [http://www.lucky32.com]. A local favorite for 18 years for "Honest Seasonal American Fare." They also have 60 wines by the glass.  
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*<eat name="Pho Hien Vuong" alt="" address="4109 Spring Garden Street" directions="" phone="+1 336 294-5551" url="" hours="11AM-9:30PM" price="" lat="" long="">Greensboro's most obvious choice for Vietnamese food.</eat>
  
*'''Green Valley Grill''', [http://www.greenvalleygrill.com]. Located adjacent to the O.Henry Hotel, they feature seasonal food using old-world European culinary sensibilities and flavors. Their wine list features 50 wines by the glass and wine flights.
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*<eat name="Saffron Indian Cuisine" alt="" address="1500 Mill Street #104" directions="" phone="+1 336 574-3300" url="http://www.saffronindiancuisine.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Popular lunch buffet. Go on Sundays for the mimosas.</eat>
  
*'''Ganache Bakery & Restaurant''', [http://www.ganachebakery.com/index.php].
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*<eat name="Smith Street Diner" alt="" address="438 Battleground Ave" directions="" phone="+1 336 379-8666" url="http://www.smithstreetdiner.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Popular country style diner with HUGE biscuits.</eat>
  
*'''Print Works Bistro''', [http://www.printworksbistro.com]. Traditional and modern versions of classic dishes popular in European Bistros. Honest drinking bar. Adjacent to Proximity Hotel.
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*<eat name="Stamey's Barbeque" alt="" address="2206 High Point Road" directions="" phone="+1 336 299-9888" url="http://www.stameys.com/" hours="10AM-9PM M-Sa" price="" lat="" long="">BBQ since 1930. They offer a very basic menu that includes Lexington style BBQ and all of the standard Southern sides. Check out the pictures on the wall of when George W. Bush visited here. </eat>
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*<eat name="Sticks and Stones Clay Oven Pizza" alt="" address="2200 Walker Avenue" directions="Walker Ave & Elam Ave" phone="+1 336 275-0220" url="http://sticksandstonesclayoven.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Locally-sourced pizzas named after Ryan Adams' songs. Great selection of beers.</eat>
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*<eat name="Sushi Republic" alt="" address="329 Tate Street" directions="" phone="+1 336 274-6684" url="http://sushirepublicgso.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Enjoy your sushi in a trendy and modern atmosphere right next to UNCG.</eat>
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
*'''Natty Greene's''' - Downtown microbrewery. Very large place and crowded on the weekends.
 
*'''M'coul's Public House''', corner of Elm and Mcgee streets. Irish bar downtown with over 17 beers on tap from around the world as well as a large selection of scotch and whiskey. Two levels, both with outdoor seating. One of the best places downtown to see a sunset. Large menu including: salads, sandwiches, and traditional Irish fare. Most food costs between US$7-12. A very diverse demographic frequents this restaurant/bar. The upstairs bar is smoking, tends to be the rowdier section and can get quite crowded on the weekend. The downstairs bar is non-smoking and is much more relaxed and "Irish" looking. There is a fiddle player and acoustic guitar pair on Friday nights that plays downstairs (outside when the weather permits).
 
*'''Old Town Draught House''' - Located on Spring Garden St. directly on the edge of UNC-G campus. Popular with students, professors, and locals that want to have a good sandwich and cheap beer. Great food specials daily and very popular on Wednesday nights.
 
*'''Green Bean Coffee Shop''' - Downtown next to Natty Green's. Has WiFi available and sells beer and wine along with excellent coffee and baked goods.
 
*'''Cheesecakes by Alex''', Elm St. downtown. Serves exceptional cheesecake, cookies, and other baked goods as well as coffee. Also has WiFi.
 
*<sleep name="Tate Street Coffee" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">A local favorite, Tate Street Coffee is a hot spot of college students from UNCG during the school year. Located on Tate street right off UNCG campus, it's known for both its delicious coffee as well as the free jazz shows every Thursday night.</sleep>
 
*<drink name="Vintage 301" alt="" address="301 Martin Luther King Jr Dr" directions="Just off Elm between Natty Greenes, and Mellow Mushroom" phone="336-333-3190" url="www.vintage301.com" hours="4-12 Tue-Fri, 10:30am-2am Sat, Sun (10:30-4) Brunch" price="affordable!" lat="" long="">Great restaurant in downtown Greensboro just off Elm St in the historic and award winning Southside Neighborhood. Great food, patio seating, & view. The beer list, and wine list have won multiple awards, as has the Chef. Surprisingly affordable. Brunch prices $2-$7, dinner prices $4-$18.
 
An absolute must for any visit to Greensboro</drink>
 
*<drink name="Vintage 301" alt="" address="301 Martin Luther King Jr" directions="just off elm behind Natty Greenes" phone="336-333-3190" url="www.vintage301.com" hours="4-12 & weekend brunch" price="$" lat="" long="">Great tapas restaurant, with award winning beer & wine lists as well as an award winning chef. Surprisingly well priced plates start at $5.</drink>
 
  
*'''Westerwood Tavern''' - Great place to experience local culture and drink with the natives. All your dive-bar hallmarks: cheap beer, pool table, patio, and interesting characters. By the tracks on 508 Guilford Avenue.
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===Alcohol===
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*<drink name="College Hill Sundries" alt="" address="900 Spring Garden St" directions="" phone="+1 336 370-1372" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">A popular dive bar a couple of blocks away from UNCG. $1 domestics on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Karaoke on Saturday nights.</drink>
  
==Sleep==
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*<drink name="Jake's Billiards" alt="" address="1712 Spring Garden St" directions="" phone="+1 336 373-1303" url="" hours="11AM-2AM" price="" lat="" long="">Pool hall with dozens of beers on tap, good eats (including brunch on weekends), ample outdoor seating, and big screen TVs.</drink>
  
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*<drink name="Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co." alt="" address="345 S Elm St" directions="" phone="+1 336 274-1373" url="http://www.nattygreenes.com/" hours="11AM-12AM M-W, 11AM-2AM Th-Sa, 12PM-12AM Su" price="" lat="" long="">Grab one or twelve of the beers on tap upstairs where there are pool and darts or find a place outside to sit on nicer days.</drink>
  
*'''AmeriSuites Greensboro/Wendover''', 1619 Stanley Road, ''+1'' 336-852-1443, [http://www.amerisuites.com/reservations/locationdetail.asp?facid=4019].
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*<drink name="Old Town Draught House" alt="" address="1205 Spring Garden St" directions="" phone="+1 336 379-1140" url="http://www.oldtowndraughthouse.com/" hours="11AM-11PM" price="" lat="" long="">Bar with a Natty Greene's vibe in the middle of UNCG campus.</drink>
  
*'''Andrea's Troy-Bumpas Inn, Bed and Breakfast''', 114 South Mendenhall Street, 1-800-370-9070 (''fax: +1 336-370-1970''), [http://www.troy-bumpasinn.com].  In Greensboro's Historic College Hill District adjacent to downtown.
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===Coffee===
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*<drink name="Beans Boro" alt="" address="2604 Horse Pen Creek Rd" directions="" phone="+1 336 285-6589" url="http://www.beansboro.com/" hours="7AM-9PM M-F, 8AM-9PM Sa, 8AM-8PM Su" price="" lat="" long="">Greensboro's only FTO micro in-store roaster. They've got cold brew coffee and local treats.</drink>
  
*'''The Biltmore Hotel''' [http://thebiltmoregreensboro.com/] - Historic hotel in downtown Greensboro off N. Elm street.  
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*<drink name="Coffeeology" alt="" address="423 Tate St" directions="" phone="+1 336 274-7282" url="http://coffeeology101.com/" hours="6:30AM-11:30PM M-F, 7:30AM-10PM Sa-Su" price="" lat="" long="">In addition to coffee, they have a selection of paninis, crepes, breakfast items, and gelato.</drink>
  
*'''Dailey Renewal Retreat Inn'''(http://daileyrenewalretreat.net/) - Historic Bed and Breakfast near UNC-G
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* <drink name="Geeksboro Coffeehouse & Cinema" alt="" address="2134 Lawndale Dr" directions="" lat="" long="" phone="+1 336 355-7180" tollfree="" email="" fax="" url="http://geeksboro.com/" hours="7AM-11PM M-Th, 6AM-2AM F, 8AM-2AM Sa, 8AM-12AM Su" price="">Serving Krankies coffee, sodas, and beers to accompany your games and/or movies.</drink>
  
*<sleep name="Embassy Suites Greensboro Airport" alt="" address="204 Centreport Drive" directions="" phone="336-668-4535" url="http://www.embassysuitesgreensboro.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
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*<drink name="The Green Bean" alt="" address="341 S Elm St" directions="" phone="+1 336 691-9990" url="http://thegreenbeancoffeehouse.blogspot.com/" hours="7AM-10PM M-W, 7AM-11PM Th-Sa, 9AM-10PM Su" price="" lat="" long="">Local art, local bites to eat, and live music on weekends. You can get vegan cream cheese with your bagel here and they also serve Red Espresso.</drink>
  
*'''Homewood Suites Greensboro''', 201 Centreport Drive, 336-393-0088 (''fax: 336-393-0070''), [http://www.homewoodsuitesgreensboro.com].
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*<drink name="Tate Street Coffee House" alt="" address="334 Tate St" directions="" phone="+1 336 275-2754" url="http://tatestreetcoffee.blogspot.com/" hours="6:30AM-11PM M-Sa, 8AM-11PM Su" price="" lat="" long="">"Waking Up Greensboro." A college coffee shop with an affinity for jazz music. Eclectic interior.</drink>
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==Sleep==
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*<sleep name="Biltmore Hotel" alt="" address="111 W Washington St" directions="" phone="+1 336 272-3474" url="http://thebiltmoregreensboro.com/"checkin="3PM" checkout="11AM" price="" lat="" long="">Historic hotel in downtown Greensboro.</sleep>
  
*<sleep name="Marriott Courtyard Greensboro" alt="" address="4400 West Wendover Avenue" directions="" phone="336-294-3800" url="http://www.marriott.com/GSOWN " checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
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*<sleep name="Dailey Renewal Retreat B&B" alt="" address="808 Northridge St" directions="" phone="+1 336 451-7742" url="http://thebiltmoregreensboro.com/"checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Bed and breakfast with a wrap around porch in the Lindley Park neighborhood. Convenient to UNCG.</sleep>
  
*'''O.Henry Hotel''', 624 Green Valley Road, ''+1'' 336-854-2000, [http://www.ohenryhotel.com]. AAA Four Diamond Hotel located in central Greensboro by Friendly Shopping Center. Locally owned, features afternoon tea, free full breakfast.
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*<sleep name="O. Henry Hotel" alt="" address="624 Green Valley Rd" directions="" phone="+1 336 854-2000" url="http://www.ohenryhotel.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">AAA Four Diamond Hotel located in central Greensboro by Friendly Shopping Center. Locally owned, features afternoon tea, free full breakfast.</sleep>
  
*'''Proximity Hotel''', 704 Green Valley Road, ''+1'' 336-379-8200, [http://www.proximityhotel.com]. Sustainable practices include water heated by 100 solar panels, huge windows with abundant natural light and plenty of fresh air circulating into guest rooms.
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*<sleep name="Proximity Hotel" alt="" address="704 Green Valley Rd" directions="" phone="+1 336 379-8200" url="http://www.proximityhotel.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">O. Henry Hotel's eco-friendly sister. Sustainable practices include water heated by 100 solar panels, huge windows with abundant natural light and plenty of fresh air circulating into guest rooms.</sleep>
  
*'''Microtel Inn Greensboro''', 4304 Big Tree Way, ''+1'' 336-547-7007, [http://microtelinn.com/reservations/locationdetail.asp?facid=21]. A Great Room at a Great Price.
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*<sleep name="Troy-Bumpas Inn B&B" alt="" address="114 S Mendenhall St" directions="" phone="+1 336 370-1660" url="http://troy-bumpasinn.com/" checkin="3-8PM" checkout="11AM" price="" lat="" long="">Charming bed and breakfast in Greensboro's College Hill neighborhood. Extremely convenient to UNCG.</sleep>
  
 
==Stay safe==
 
==Stay safe==

Latest revision as of 20:20, 21 November 2014

Greensboro is a city in North Carolina. It is named after Nathanael Greene, a Patriot general who fought a battle here during the Revolutionary War. Population is about 250,000. The famous author William Sydney Porter, better known as O. Henry, was born here. It can be sleepy and genteel but is enjoying a newfound reputation as a great place for young people. Downtown especially is experiencing a surfeit of bars, music venues and restaurants.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO), [1] (PTI as the locals refer to it), has around 75 daily flights to most major hubs on the east coast.

By train[edit]

Greensboro is served by Amtrak [2] through J. Douglas Gaylon Depot downtown. The Piedmont/Carolinian makes daily stops in Greensboro and offers service from Charlotte to Washington, D.C. and New York City. The Crescent travels from New Orleans to New York City also serves Greensboro.

By car[edit]

Greensboro is served by four interstate highways, I-40 goes east-west, I-85 goes north-south, and when completed I-73 will go north to Michigan and south to Myrtle beach, and I-74 willl go north to Cinncinati and the Quad Cities. US highways 29, 70, 220, and 421 travel through Greensboro.

Get around[edit]

Greensboro offers public bus service through the Greensboro Transit Authority [3], but also provides 30 minute service on all 14 routes Monday through Friday from 5:15AM-6:30PM, and evening service every hour from 7:30PM-11:30PM with 7 buses with two or three combined routes running 'hourly'. On weekends, on Saturday from 6AM-10PM with evening service starting at 7PM until 10PM; however, the same evening service ran during the week and Saturday runs only from 6AM-6PM.

GTA also manages the Higher Education Area Transit (HEAT) in cooperation with four universities- UNCG, NCA&T, Bennett College, and Elon University School of Law. HEAT bus fare is free for the students, faculty, and staff of these institutions with proper ID. All other riders must pay the regular GTA bus fare.

Piedmont Area Regional Transportation (PART)[4] provides bus service between several cities around Greensboro, including but not limited to High Point, Winston-Salem, Mt Airy, Chapel Hill, Durham, Asheboro, Lexington. For details on route schedules and prices you can check the website.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Bicentennial Garden, 1105 Hobbs Rd, [5]. Sunrise-Sunset. This well-groomed garden is sprinkled with sculptures and is a popular backdrop for many people's photos and weddings. Free.  edit
  • Blandwood Mansion, 447 W Washington St, +1 336 272-5003, [6]. Greensboro's National Historic Landmark home of Governor John Motley Morehead, and America's oldest Tuscan Villa residence. Features period furnishings, art, and rose gardens. Open to public tours.  edit
  • Bog Garden, 1105 Hobbs Rd, +1 336 373-4844, [7]. Sunrise-Sunset. Located across the street from the Bicentennial Garden, an elevated boardwalk takes you through some wetlands. Look out for all of the wildlife. Free.  edit
  • Carolina Theatre of Greensboro, 310 S Greene St, +1 336 333-2605, [8]. Originally a vaudeville theatre that opened in 1927, the Carolina Theatre now serves as a performing arts venue.  edit
  • Center City Park, 200 N Elm St, +1 336 272-1222, [9]. 7AM-11PM. A gathering place in the middle of downtown that often hosts fitness classes, movie screenings, live music, and food trucks.  edit
  • Elsewhere, 606 S Elm St, +1 336 549-5555, [10]. 1PM-10PM W-Sa. A living museum and international artist residency set in a three-story former thrift store.  edit
  • Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, +1 336 373-4334, [11]. Sunrise-Sunset. Enjoy the gardens and check out the huge 23-foot long wind chimes. Free.  edit
  • Greensboro Children's Museum, 220 N Church St, +1 336 574-2898, [12]. Kid-friendly hands-on exhibits and the Edible Schoolyard.  edit
  • Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave, +1 336 373-2043 (fax: +1 336 373-2204), [13]. 10AM-5PM Tu-Sa, 2PM-5PM Su. Learn about Greensboro's role in American History. Free.  edit
  • Greensboro Science Center (Natural Science Center), 4301 Lawndale Dr (adjacent to Country Park), +1 336 288-3769 (fax: +1 336 288-2531), [14]. 9AM-5PM. There is a science museum, a zoo (where you can get very close to a tiger), and an aquarium.  edit
  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, 2332 New Garden Rd, +1 336 288-1776, [15]. 8:30AM-5PM. A beautiful park with jogging/bike trails, a small visitors center, and interesting information on the revolutionary war battle that occurred there. There is also a yearly reenactment of the battle on the weekend closest to March 14th. Free.  edit
  • The International Civil Rights Center & Museum, 134 S Elm St, +1 336 274-9199, [16]. Housed in the very location of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins.  edit
  • Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate St, +1 336 334-5770 (), [17]. A university art museum with modern and contemporary American art. Free.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • The City Market (Third Thursday), The Railyard at South End (adjacent to The Worx restaurant on Barnhard St), (), [18]. 5:30PM-9PM on the third Thursday of the month. Local food, local music, local goods. A different theme every month.  edit
  • Eastern Music Festival, +1 336 333-7450, [19]. A classical music festival held every summer at Guilford College  edit
  • First Friday, Downtown Greensboro, [20]. 6PM-9PM on the first Friday of the month. "Downtown Greensboro's Monthly Open House." A showcase of local music, art, and vendors.  edit
  • Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball, 408 Bellemeade St, +1 336 268-2255, [21]. Greensboro's minor league baseball games usually end with a display of fireworks. Gets crowded on Thirsty Thursdays.  edit
  • Lost Ark, 1701-A Spring Garden St, +1 336 442-6342, [22]. 12PM-9PM M-F, 12PM-12AM Sa, 12PM-6PM Su. Go play some vintage arcade games.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Downtown, S Elm St (Between Friendly/Market and Lee), [23]. There are a number of unique shops along South Elm Street downtown, including numerous art galleries, boutiques, antique stores, and cafes.  edit
  • Four Seasons Town Centre, 410 Four Seasons Blvd, +1 336 292-0171, [24]. 10AM-9PM. An indoor 3-story mall adjacent to Koury Convention Center offering over 180 stores and restaurants.  edit
  • Friendly Center, 3110 Kathleen Ave (W Friendly Ave between Hobbs and Green Valley), +1 336 299-9802, [25]. A 75-acre open village shopping center with over 1 million square feet of stores, restaurants, movie theater, and the largest Harris Teeter grocery store in the world (affectionately called the Taj Ma-Teeter).  edit
  • Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St, +1 336 373-2402, [26]. 7AM-12PM Sa (year round), 8AM-1:30PM W (May-Dec).  edit
  • State Street Shopping District, State St (Between Elm and Church). Shop around this tiny cluster of shops and then treat yourself to a mani/pedi at the nail salon or to afternoon tea at the Secret Tea Room[27].  edit
  • Scuppernong Books, 304 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401, [28]. Independent bookstore in a lovely renovated space in downtown Greensboro. Has a coffee/wine bar and hosts lots of special events.  edit


Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Crafted, 219-A S Elm Street, +1 336 273-0030, [29]. 11AM-9:30PM Tu-Th, 11AM-10PM F-Sa. "We are not a Mexican restaurant. We are a taco joint." Great vegetarian/vegan options. Creative made-from-scratch tacos. Drinks are served in mason jars.  edit
  • Dame's Chicken & Waffles, 301 Martin Luther King Jr Drive, +1 336 275-7333, [30]. Dame’s is where crispy, Southern fried perfection meets deliciously sweet European decadence. Vegan, sweet potato, and gingerbread waffles are available.  edit
  • Europa Bar & Cafe, 200 N Davie Street #15 (next to the Cultural Arts Center), +1 336 389-1010. 11AM-2AM M-F, 11AM-1AM Sa-Su. Popular for Sunday brunch and Wednesday wine specials.  edit
  • Fishbones, 2119 Walker Avenue (Walker Ave & Elam Ave), +1 336 370-4900, [31]. A casual kitchen and pourhouse. Serving house-crafted entrees using only the highest quality seafood available and the freshest produce daily.  edit
  • Hops Burger Bar, 2419 Spring Garden Street, +1 336 235-2178, [32]. 11AM-2AM. Certified Angus Beef burgers, craft beers, & locally grown ingredients.  edit
  • Lindley Park Filling Station, 2201 Walker Ave (Walker Ave & Elam Ave), +1 336 274-2144, [33]. 11AM-12AM. A brunch menu is offered Sundays from 11AM to 3PM.  edit
  • Lucky 32, 1421 Westover Terrace, +1 336 370-0707, [34]. American Southern Cuisine rooted in the Piedmont, served in an upscale environment.  edit
  • Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co., 345 S Elm Street, +1 336 274-1373, [35]. Family-friendly dining on the first floor, taproom with pool table on the second floor. Nice outdoor seating. Just beware of the noise when a train is going by. There is also a third floor loft for private events.  edit
  • Nazareth Bread Company, 4507 W Market Street, +1 336 285-6096, [36]. 10:30AM-9PM M-Sa. A Middle Eastern restaurant and wholesale bakery that serves a variety of delicacies.  edit
  • Pho Hien Vuong, 4109 Spring Garden Street, +1 336 294-5551. 11AM-9:30PM. Greensboro's most obvious choice for Vietnamese food.  edit
  • Saffron Indian Cuisine, 1500 Mill Street #104, +1 336 574-3300, [37]. Popular lunch buffet. Go on Sundays for the mimosas.  edit
  • Smith Street Diner, 438 Battleground Ave, +1 336 379-8666, [38]. Popular country style diner with HUGE biscuits.  edit
  • Stamey's Barbeque, 2206 High Point Road, +1 336 299-9888, [39]. 10AM-9PM M-Sa. BBQ since 1930. They offer a very basic menu that includes Lexington style BBQ and all of the standard Southern sides. Check out the pictures on the wall of when George W. Bush visited here.  edit
  • Sticks and Stones Clay Oven Pizza, 2200 Walker Avenue (Walker Ave & Elam Ave), +1 336 275-0220, [40]. Locally-sourced pizzas named after Ryan Adams' songs. Great selection of beers.  edit
  • Sushi Republic, 329 Tate Street, +1 336 274-6684, [41]. Enjoy your sushi in a trendy and modern atmosphere right next to UNCG.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

Alcohol[edit]

  • College Hill Sundries, 900 Spring Garden St, +1 336 370-1372. A popular dive bar a couple of blocks away from UNCG. $1 domestics on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Karaoke on Saturday nights.  edit
  • Jake's Billiards, 1712 Spring Garden St, +1 336 373-1303. 11AM-2AM. Pool hall with dozens of beers on tap, good eats (including brunch on weekends), ample outdoor seating, and big screen TVs.  edit
  • Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co., 345 S Elm St, +1 336 274-1373, [42]. 11AM-12AM M-W, 11AM-2AM Th-Sa, 12PM-12AM Su. Grab one or twelve of the beers on tap upstairs where there are pool and darts or find a place outside to sit on nicer days.  edit
  • Old Town Draught House, 1205 Spring Garden St, +1 336 379-1140, [43]. 11AM-11PM. Bar with a Natty Greene's vibe in the middle of UNCG campus.  edit

Coffee[edit]

  • Beans Boro, 2604 Horse Pen Creek Rd, +1 336 285-6589, [44]. 7AM-9PM M-F, 8AM-9PM Sa, 8AM-8PM Su. Greensboro's only FTO micro in-store roaster. They've got cold brew coffee and local treats.  edit
  • Coffeeology, 423 Tate St, +1 336 274-7282, [45]. 6:30AM-11:30PM M-F, 7:30AM-10PM Sa-Su. In addition to coffee, they have a selection of paninis, crepes, breakfast items, and gelato.  edit
  • Geeksboro Coffeehouse & Cinema, 2134 Lawndale Dr, +1 336 355-7180, [46]. 7AM-11PM M-Th, 6AM-2AM F, 8AM-2AM Sa, 8AM-12AM Su. Serving Krankies coffee, sodas, and beers to accompany your games and/or movies.  edit
  • The Green Bean, 341 S Elm St, +1 336 691-9990, [47]. 7AM-10PM M-W, 7AM-11PM Th-Sa, 9AM-10PM Su. Local art, local bites to eat, and live music on weekends. You can get vegan cream cheese with your bagel here and they also serve Red Espresso.  edit
  • Tate Street Coffee House, 334 Tate St, +1 336 275-2754, [48]. 6:30AM-11PM M-Sa, 8AM-11PM Su. "Waking Up Greensboro." A college coffee shop with an affinity for jazz music. Eclectic interior.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Biltmore Hotel, 111 W Washington St, +1 336 272-3474. checkout: 11AM. Historic hotel in downtown Greensboro.  edit
  • Dailey Renewal Retreat B&B, 808 Northridge St, +1 336 451-7742. Bed and breakfast with a wrap around porch in the Lindley Park neighborhood. Convenient to UNCG.  edit
  • O. Henry Hotel, 624 Green Valley Rd, +1 336 854-2000, [49]. AAA Four Diamond Hotel located in central Greensboro by Friendly Shopping Center. Locally owned, features afternoon tea, free full breakfast.  edit
  • Proximity Hotel, 704 Green Valley Rd, +1 336 379-8200, [50]. O. Henry Hotel's eco-friendly sister. Sustainable practices include water heated by 100 solar panels, huge windows with abundant natural light and plenty of fresh air circulating into guest rooms.  edit
  • Troy-Bumpas Inn B&B, 114 S Mendenhall St, +1 336 370-1660, [51]. checkin: 3-8PM; checkout: 11AM. Charming bed and breakfast in Greensboro's College Hill neighborhood. Extremely convenient to UNCG.  edit

Stay safe[edit]

Greensboro is a charming southern city but has its share of crime just like any other large area in the state. Common sense is your best friend; don't ever leave your car unlocked or with valuables visible. Walk in well-lit places at night, especially downtown. The South and East sides of the city are a bit rougher than the rest, and Lee Street in particular is rather sketchy. Best to drive through if you don't have specific business there. When going to places late night on High Point Road, be aware of your surroundings--this is one of the areas that has seen the most increase in late-night crime. Cops are everywhere and generally helpful but remember they are VERY serious about what they do.

Get out[edit]

  • Old Salem - Twenty-mile west drive to Winston-Salem for a recreation of Moravian life in the early 1800s. Try the Moravian cookies.
  • Seagrove - Forty-mile drive south to a community of more than 90 potters. All styles and price ranges available. Makes great Christmas gifts.
  • Hanging Rock State Park - Gorgeous mountain park offers camping, picnicking, and hiking trails with various levels of difficulty. Several waterfalls.


Routes through Greensboro
AshevilleWinston-Salem  W noframe E  HillsboroughChapel Hill
END  N noframe S  Asheboro
CharlotteHigh Point  W noframe E  HillsboroughDurham


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