Greensboro, NC- The Gate City

Greensboro, NC- The Gate City

Greensboro, North Carolina also know as the Gate City, is the third most populated city in North Carolina. Founded in 1808, Greensboro has seen its fair share of history. In stead of going through the history of Greensboro, here are some quick facts:

  • Greensboro is named after General Nathanael Greene, who led American forces during the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Guilford Courthouse.
  • Vick’s VapoRub was created in Greensboro.
  • Greensboro’s original spelling was Greensborough.
  • The first sit in demonstration during the Civil Rights Movement occurred is Greensboro.
  • The Carolina Theater was the first air conditioned building built in North Carolina.
Bur Mill Park Sunset
  • Greensboro is the headquarters for the ACC Conference.
  • Greensboro is now is “Tournament Town” due the amount of sporting venues throughout the city. Some popular tournaments held in Greensboro have been, the men’s and women’s ACC basketball tournament, PGA Wyndham Tournament, and the USA Figure Skating Championship.
That’s a little bit of Greensboro in a nutshell, now we get into the good stuff. The reasons why you should plan a visit to Greensboro.
Greensboro is filled with fun for the family or for a nice getaway. The following information provided below comes directly from Trip Advisor and All Trails. The asterisk indicates the places I have visited and highly recommend
The Carolina Theater
The Carolina Theater
Top Attractions
  • International Civil Rights Museum*
  • Greensboro Science Center
  • Guilford Courthouse National Park*
  • The Bog Garden*
  • Greensboro Historical Museum
  • Greensboro Children’s Museum*
  • Tanger Family Bicentennial Park*
  • Skywild
  • Wet’n Wild Emerald Point*
LeBauer Park in Downtown Greensboro
LeBauer Park in Downtown Greensboro
Greensboro is filled with some amazing parks, and a great hiking system. The hiking system is great for those that are beginners or for the little hikers that want to be outdoors as there is not much of an elevation change within the trails.
Top Parks and Hiking Trails
  • Guilford Courthouse National Park*
  • The Bog Garden*
  • Tanger Family Bicentennial Park*
  • The Greensboro Arboretum
  • BurMil Park*
  • LeBauer Park*
  • Lake Brandt Trails*
  • Owl’s Roost Trail (Biking/Hiking Trail)*
  • Nathanael Greene Trail*
  • Piedmont Trail
  • Lake Brandt Greenway- Palmetto Trail
  • Wild Turkey Trail
  • Country Park Trail*
  • Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway*
  • West House Trail*
Sunset Behind Downtown Greensboro
Cotton Candy Sunrise at the Bog Garden
Cotton Candy Sunrise at the Bog Garden
For those that enjoy some local cuisine, Greensboro will not disappoint with the great quality of food around the city.
Top Restaurants
  • Green Valley Grill
  • Hops Burger Bar*
  • Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen*
  • Darryl’s Wood Fired Grill*
  • Print Works Bistro
  • Crafted the Art of the Taco*
  • Cheesecakes by Alex*
  • 1618 West Seafood Grill
  • Scrambled Southern Diner*
  • At Elm St Grill
  • Iron Hen Cafe*
  • Dames Chicken & Waffles
  • Village Tavern*
  • Maxie B’s*
Now, the food being the fun part. Greensboro is full with some amazing local craft breweries.
Top Breweries
  • Joymongers Brewery Co.
  • Little Brother Brewery
  • Pig Pounder Brewery*
  • Gibbs Hundred Brewing Company*
  • Preyer Brewing Company
  • Natty Greene’s Brewpub*
  • Gate City Growler
Along with the park and trail systems in the city, Hanging Rock State Park is a hour away and Pilot Mountain is 45-50 minutes away. Both locations will give you amazing views of the Piedmont Triad and some fun hiking. Each location is perfect for a 1-day getaway.
Make Greensboro your next vacation, don’t miss out on such a beautiful city!

My name is Eddie Romero and I am a photographer based out of Greensboro, NC. I am an outdoor and adventure enthusiast and enjoy spending every chance I get outdoors capturing the natural beauty around us. Along with hiking, I enjoy traveling, so you’ll see a combination of city shots and nature shots. Look forward to hearing from y’all!”

1 thought on “Greensboro, NC- The Gate City

  1. Thanks Eddie for this tidbit of information. I’ve been wanting to explore some hiking trails around Greensboro, and you have given me the perfect start. Knowing you’ve explored them yourself and seeing some amazing pics, I can’t wait for my first adventure there.

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