Right at the edge of where the South meets the North, Greensboro, North Carolina combines some of the best examples of history, technology, microbrewing, and barbecue you'll find on this on side of the Mason-Dixon line. Situated in the northern half of the state, this pleasant city is located among beautiful rolling hills and lakes. If you feel like staying closer to the heart of the city, you'll find a lot of Greensboro hotels located close to tons of museums, parks, breweries, and amazing barbecue joints. Don't put off that sizzling grill any longer—check out these flights to Greensboro!
Out and About in Greensboro
The hardest part about visiting Greensboro is finding time to see all the sights. The International Civil Rights Center and Museum is a great place to start. The guided tour will give you a glimpse into the local history and help set the stage for rest of your visit. If you've got young'uns along, then you're just a short distance from the Greensboro Children's Museum—a fun stop that'll keep the kids and adults entertained. You'll find that many of the hotels in Greensboro are located near some of the best attractions, like the relaxing Greensboro Arboretum or the more thrilling local water park.
Eating and Drinking
One of the first things you think when you hear North Carolina is barbecue. Greensboro has some of the best marinated-then-grilled meats in the country, and no shortage of places to find it. If you're in the downtown area, make your way to the Fisher Park neighborhood, where you'll find tons of options among palatial homes, as well as local microbreweries featuring southern twists to well-known brews. If you're farther away from downtown, you have nothing to fear. A trip to the Southside neighborhood will be a treat to a well-designed urban space and some of the best options for chicken and waffles in the entire town.
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There are some standouts that deserve consideration for your vacation in Greensboro. The O. Henry Hotel just gushes Southern charm. Your stay at this 1920s Tuscan Revival building just north of Greensboro is made even more gracious by the afternoon tea, the hot breakfast buffet, the separate vanity and bath in each spacious room, and the two London taxis at your beck and call. Equally as charming is the J.H. Adams Inn in downtown High Point, with 31 rooms and suites in this 1918 mansion-turned-exquisite-inn. Egyptian cotton sheets, luxurious baths, carved moldings, and a grand staircase provide an elegant backdrop.
The Proximity Hotel on Green Valley Road in Greensboro is a Platinum LEED certified energy- and water-conserving hotel, but any difference you notice is more likely to be on the plus side. In keeping with the theme, meals at the hotel’s Green Valley Grill are locally sourced, farm-to-table plates, chilled in a geothermal fridge. Low VOC finishes, and an elevator that generates electricity on the descent to use on the way back up, are interesting sustainable features not available in many hotels.