The gentle rolling hills of Greensboro, North Carolina are nestled
between the coast and the Blue Ridge range of the Appalachians, making
for a pleasant climate and beautiful scenery all year long. Just the
sight of the mountains and the sound of the running streams, tempt
even the inveterate city dweller to take a deep breath and relax.
Whenever you plan to visit, the weather will be just about perfect.
The average July high temperatures are in the upper 80’s. Fall is
usually the driest time of year, and with the long growing season and
ample precipitation in spring and summer, the leaves on the trees are
colorful and tend to linger on the branches. When they do turn and
fall, the sight is breathtaking. The temperatures average in the high
50’s in the fall and drop into the high 30’s in the winter. If
Greensboro gets any snow at all, it adds just the right touch to
Natures’ handiwork, making the city a virtual postcard.
Enjoying the weather is just one of the natural benefits of
Greensboro. It is also a city rich in history and the preservation of
memories of past events. One of these is the Reenactment of the
Revolutionary War Battle of Guilford Courthouse. “Explore History Days
Events” held throughout the year, are highlighted by the reenactment
of the battle. The activities take place at Price Park, Guilford
Courthouse National Military Park and Tannenbaum Park, and include
demonstrations, lectures, music and programs.
A most enjoyable event is any performance by the Greensboro Symphony
Orchestra. The season runs from September to May.
For a little family adventure, a sure hit is the Natural Science
Center of Greensboro. It is a hands-on 30 acre complex with a museum,
and planetarium offering fun for the whole family. Roam through
the Dinosaur Gallery and view the 36 foot model of a Tyrannosaurus
Rex. Learn about gems and minerals, see the lemurs and enjoy touch
labs. Visit snakes and amphibians in the Jaycee Herpetarium, pet
animals in the zoo's petting area, explore Kids Alley and interact
with exciting traveling exhibits.
For another family activity, watch one of the teams in action from
Baseball with the Greensboro Grasshoppers, or soccer with the Carolina
Dynamos. Another popular attraction is Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe
Waterpark. It’s the largest water park in the Carolina, featuring more
than 34 rides and attractions. Why not take the plunge on the popular
all enclosed Twin Twisters water slide or the Dare Devil Drop speed
If you are traveling with children, you may want to take a side trip
south about 35 miles to Asheboro and the North Carolina Zoological
Park, said to be the world's largest natural-habitat zoo. The North
America habitat includes everything from polar bears to alligators to
elk and bison. In the R.J. Reynolds Aviary, you can walk through an
indoor tropical forest where birds fly free. The African section has
lions, chimps and zebras, and the Australian Walkabout, with kangaroos
and kookaburras, opened for a three-year stay in May, 2004.
About 15 miles south of Asheboro is Seagrove, also known as Jugtown,
where internationally known pottery is made. Blessed with large
deposits of surface clay, the area has supported communities of
potters since well before English settlements in the mid-18th century.
As the demand for utilitarian pottery and whiskey jugs lessened, the
area's potters developed new traditions of decorative art pottery.
The city of High Point (15 miles southwest of Greensboro) is a major
furniture center that hosts an international home furnishings market
each April and October. The city's Furniture Discovery Center Museum
is the nation's only museum devoted to showing how furniture is made.