Greensboro, NC, USA

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Greensboro, NC, USA

Greensboro vacation rentals

Sample North Carolinian life in Greensboro

Greensboro fuses tales of American history with a thriving and youthful energy. As an up-coming university hub, a center for the arts, and a place oozing local charm from each its diners, cafés, and craft bars, it's a fine alternative to the big city Charlotte. Parks and monuments pepper the downtown district, while Greensboro vacation rentals also have Civil Rights memorials, National Historic Register Landmarks, pretty wetland reserves, open-air music venues and antebellum plantation sites all on the doorstep.

Greensboro's got green gardens and lively local life

You can really immerse yourself in the local vibes of lived-in Greensboro by taking on all the craft beer joints and international eateries that pepper the buzzing streets around the University District. From there, sightseeing through the city's austere gardens and heritage-rich mansions is a must, while other activities include haggling in farmers' markets and listening to mashups of Dixieland and Piedmont jazz in the live music haunts. Hiking in the North Carolinian wetland parks and hills is also on the menu for those who like the great outdoors.

Mansions and civil rights museums in Greensboro

Greensboro's place in the civil rights revolutions of the 60s and 70s is etched into the minds of all Americans. It's a history that's really worth understanding, something that's made easy here thanks to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum. Meanwhile, the Blandwood Mansion is a glimpse at curious Tuscan design architecture, and the Greensboro Historical Museum is where you can trace the town's place in the development of the nation. Greensboro vacation rentals on the western side of town are also well-placed for exploring the Old Homes and Moravian lifestyles still preserved at Winston-Salem.

Early spring or late summer is when Greensboro shines

Most travelers flock to the museums and parks and winding wetland trails of Greensboro during the high summer, when the scorching heat of June, July, and August means plenty of southern rays to soak up. However, the early season in spring, and the late summer in September, are also fantastic times to come here, offering milder temperatures, long days, and less people in the queues for the attractions, not to mention a little less chance of rain – perfect sightseeing weather.

Greensboro sits on the pretty Piedmont plateau

It's the beautiful rolling hills of the Piedmont plateau that encompass Greensboro, giving it lush surroundings of swaying corn fields and apple orchards, cut through by the occasional wetland swamp where boardwalks weave this way and that over the ponds. There are swathes of bamboo forest lurking on the outskirts too, while the landscapes to the west slowly rise and fall before hitting the wild Blue Ridge Mountains and Cherokee Forest. Get Greensboro vacation rentals between the city and there to be in with top hiking routes, whitewater rafting spots, and river snorkeling opportunities.