Greensboro Tourist Information and Tourism
(Greensboro, North Carolina - NC, USA)
Greensboro is North Carolina's third-biggest city and dates back to the 18th century, when Greensboro was settled by northern farmers. Standing in the Piedmont area, Greensboro is part of the Piedmont Golden Triangle, together with nearby High Point and Winston Salem.
Downtown Greensboro has recently been renovated and revitalized, with many attractive green spaces and popular performing arts venues. Greensboro features many charming, listed buildings dating back to the early 1900s, and a selection of restaurants, bars and nightclubs around Greensboro's Market Street, Church Street and Green Street areas. South Elm Street in Old Greensboro Historic District offers many antique shops and specialty stores, and is a popular area of Greensboro.
Tourism is a significant part of Greensboro life and there is much to be proud of. The main tourist information outlet in Greensboro is situated along South Green Street and actively promotes tourism, being open seven days a week. Greensboro's tourist information center offers a range of leaflets, maps and travel advice. Greensboro's main post office stands on Edward R. Murrow Boulevard and the public library can be found on North Church Street, with several banks located along Market Street. The popular News and Record is the daily newspaper in Greensboro and often contains information about the areas current festivals and sporting events.
Accommodation in Greensboro is diverse to say the least, ranging from scenic camping grounds and cabins, to top-end luxury hotels with superb views. Most chain motels are well represented in the Greensboro area and are particularly clustered around the downtown district, throughout the Old Greensboro Historic District, close to Greensboro Jaycee Park and Festival Park, and near to the Piedmont-Triad International Airport (GSO), which stands to the northwest of central Greensboro. More information about Greensboro Hotels
Greensboro has numerous tourist attractions, including Blandwood Mansion - containing a fine collection of furnishings, artworks, sculptures and silverware; Greensboro's Wet N' Wild Emerald Pointe Theme Park - with numerous water rides and slides, for all the family; and Tannenbaum Historic Park - hosting battle re-enactments, exhibitions and live history shows. More information about Greensboro Tourist Attractions
Some of Greensboro's most visited museums and art galleries include Guilford Native American Art Gallery - featuring the stunning works of Native American artists; Greensboro Historical Museum - full of historic information documenting the history of Greensboro and the Greater Piedmont region; and the Greensboro Children's Museum - a must for children, with numerous hands-on attractions. More information about Greensboro Museums and Art Galleries
More Greensboro Information / Fast Facts and Orientation
- Country: United States of America (USA)
- Location: Guilford County, North Carolina (NC)
- Status: city and county seat
- Area: approximately 105 square miles / 272 square kilometers
- Population: approximately 224,000
- Language: American English
- Currency: US Dollar (USD)
- Time zone: GMT - 5 hours Eastern Standard Time (daylight saving time is observed)
- Country dialing code: +1
- Telephone area code: 336
- Religion: various religions
- Average daily Greensboro January temperature: 8°C / 46°F
- Average daily Greensboro July temperature: 31°C / 88°F