Greensboro, located in the heart of North Carolina, is a city that lives up to its name. Its many gardens, arboretums, and science centers are a must for those interested in nature. They can easily be combined with historical insights at one of the museums or an afternoon stroll from shop to shop.
To make the most of your time in this diverse city, rent a car and pick it up straight at the airport and discover the many attractions of Greensboro at your own pace.
History buffs can easily spend a full day at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum or the Greensboro Historical Museum. These two sites have extensive information on the events that shaped both the city and its citizens’ day-to-day life.
When the weather is nice, head out to one of Greensboro’s many gardens. The Gateway Gardens boast art installations as well as a small pond, an interactive Children’s Garden, and a Heritage Garden. The on-site venue is a popular place for hosting weddings and other events.
For those interested in landscape design and plant species, the Arboretum is a true highlight with its 14 plant collections and distinctively designed inner gardens. Also, the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden is ideal for an afternoon stroll along inviting benches and artistic sculptures, while the adjoining Bog Garden leads visitors through natural wetlands over an elevated boardwalk.
Traveling with kids? Then, the Greensboro Science Center is a safe bet. Aquarium, museum, and zoo in one, this place keeps young and old entertained for hours at end. The same can be said of the Children’s Museum, where the little ones can enter a world of child-sized markets, theaters, trains, planes, and more.
When in need of a break, drive to one of the coffee houses or pastry shops in Downtown and unwind. In the evenings, this is also where you need to be for a wide range of international dining options and local breweries. Go for an elaborate three-course meal or a quick bite before attending a concert or sports event at the Greensboro Coliseum to complete the day.
Greensboro has such a diverse range of activities on offer that it would be a shame to miss out on any of them. With a rental car from Orbitz, you can drive around the city whenever you want, making sure you get the most out of your time there. Check out our rental options for the car that best fits your needs.