It’s easy to live somewhere and forget all of the really great attractions and things to do in your own community. Sometimes it takes someone from the outside to point out those things to help you remember. With summer upon us, this article from AtlantaMagazine.com helps us all remember just how fun Greensboro is.
Here is an excerpt:
At first mention, you probably recognize Greensboro as a sports town. It is home base for the Atlantic Coast Conference, which will return its men’s college basketball tournament to the Greensboro Coliseum in 2020. And the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship has played at Sedgefield Country Club since 1938, counting Byron Nelson and Gary Player as champions.
But you only would be partially right, because there’s so much more to North Carolina’s third-largest city. It’s an easily accessible destination that’s filled with family-friendly amusements, adventures and accommodations that won’t empty your wallet. It’s also home to interesting slices of history, starting with one that dates back almost to its founding.
Guilford County Courthouse National Military Park is where 4,500 Americans and the city’s namesake, Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, fought the British in 1781, foreshadowing the Revolutionary War’s end seven months later. Meet the men and mission in a film and exhibits at the Battlefield Visitors Center. But don’t leave without a map, which details the 2.25-mile park road and well-maintained footpaths that local wildlife share. Both connect points of interest, from monuments to key battle locations, and are explained by a sign or audio clip accessed through your smartphone.
If you’re seeking respite from Atlanta’s hustle, bustle and traffic, you’ll likely enjoy Greensboro’s outdoor spaces, many of which are linked by 90 miles of greenways and trails. Sample more of it at Country Park, which is adjacent to the battlefield. Walk or bike its trails, run your little ones out of energy on the playgrounds or fish its two lakes, which you can cruise by rented pedal boat.