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Guidebook for Greensboro

Anne

Guidebook for Greensboro

Dining
The owner, Cindy Essa, is a good friend and wonderful hostess. Plus, she's a WFU Demon Deacon! Order the lasagne- it's delectable!
Pastabilities
1726 Battleground Avenue
The owner, Cindy Essa, is a good friend and wonderful hostess. Plus, she's a WFU Demon Deacon! Order the lasagne- it's delectable!
Good food, convenient, family friendly, and with a great beer selection. What's not to love?!
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza - Greensboro
1424 Westover Terrace
Good food, convenient, family friendly, and with a great beer selection. What's not to love?!
This is a great spot that opened in 2018 and is conveniently located about 1-1.5 miles from our house. Walk off the tacos you will enjoy by speed-walking there and strolling home!
Taco Mama - Lawndale
2168 Lawndale Dr
This is a great spot that opened in 2018 and is conveniently located about 1-1.5 miles from our house. Walk off the tacos you will enjoy by speed-walking there and strolling home!
Neither Josh or I drink coffee, BUT, people who do love to support the Green Bean. You're best off driving to this spot.
The Green Bean Restaurant
2204 Golden Gate Dr
Neither Josh or I drink coffee, BUT, people who do love to support the Green Bean. You're best off driving to this spot.
Looking for a brunch spot? Look no further than Quaintance-Weaver properties, and specifically, Green Valley Grill. They have the best omelets, avocado toast (seasonal), mimosa, and breakfast delectables for kiddos. Call ahead for a reservation or roll the dice and walk in. If it's booked, consider Lucky 32 or PrintWorks Bistro. Bon appetit!
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Green Valley Grill
622 Green Valley Road
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Looking for a brunch spot? Look no further than Quaintance-Weaver properties, and specifically, Green Valley Grill. They have the best omelets, avocado toast (seasonal), mimosa, and breakfast delectables for kiddos. Call ahead for a reservation or roll the dice and walk in. If it's booked, consider Lucky 32 or PrintWorks Bistro. Bon appetit!
Do you love going to diners for breakfast? Head downtown (the earlier, the better- the line sometimes goes down the block!) to Smith Street diner. If you order a biscuit, be prepared for something the size of your head...! Fresh squeezed orange juice (great for pulp-lovers) is also available!
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Smith Street Diner
438 Battleground Avenue
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Do you love going to diners for breakfast? Head downtown (the earlier, the better- the line sometimes goes down the block!) to Smith Street diner. If you order a biscuit, be prepared for something the size of your head...! Fresh squeezed orange juice (great for pulp-lovers) is also available!
Y'all, this place is bananas. People WAIT OUTSIDE IN THE RAIN for their cupcakes! They have recently expanded their space, so stay & enjoy your sweet treat. Delicious!
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Maxie B's
2403 Battleground Avenue
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Y'all, this place is bananas. People WAIT OUTSIDE IN THE RAIN for their cupcakes! They have recently expanded their space, so stay & enjoy your sweet treat. Delicious!
This is a fast-casual like spot that opened in fall 2018. It caters to folks with restricted diets and those who prefer to eat clean, healthy, ethically-sourced food. Within walking distance of our unit (est. 8-10 min. walk, door-to-door).
CoreLife Eatery
1430 Westover Terrace
This is a fast-casual like spot that opened in fall 2018. It caters to folks with restricted diets and those who prefer to eat clean, healthy, ethically-sourced food. Within walking distance of our unit (est. 8-10 min. walk, door-to-door).
The owners of this restaurant have a great reputation! Scrambled is described as, "Eclectic breakfast & lunch spot with hearty American dishes, regional draft beers & outdoor seating." Enjoy!
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Scrambled Southern Diner
2417 Spring Garden St
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The owners of this restaurant have a great reputation! Scrambled is described as, "Eclectic breakfast & lunch spot with hearty American dishes, regional draft beers & outdoor seating." Enjoy!
This nearby spot focuses on "local, seasonal, sustainable food". Walk-in Monday-Friday; be prepared for a wait on Sat. and Sun. mornings for breakfast.
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Iron Hen Cafe
908 Cridland Road
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This nearby spot focuses on "local, seasonal, sustainable food". Walk-in Monday-Friday; be prepared for a wait on Sat. and Sun. mornings for breakfast.
Want a burger? You HAVE to go here! This place was rated the best burger in AMERICA a year or two ago. Delicious!
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Hops Burger Bar
2138 Lawndale Dr
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Want a burger? You HAVE to go here! This place was rated the best burger in AMERICA a year or two ago. Delicious!
If you have some time to kill and want to spend it in community with others, you MUST go to high tea at the O'Henry Hotel! The gorgeous mohogany paneled sitting room with plush couches and upholstered chairs lends itself to meaningful conversation. Call ahead for seating times and to make a reservation. You won't regret it!
O.Henry Hotel
624 Green Valley Rd
If you have some time to kill and want to spend it in community with others, you MUST go to high tea at the O'Henry Hotel! The gorgeous mohogany paneled sitting room with plush couches and upholstered chairs lends itself to meaningful conversation. Call ahead for seating times and to make a reservation. You won't regret it!
This is a great place to go for the folks in your group who love MEAT. This is a Brazilian Steakhouse with a buffet of sides and various meats brought to your table every 5-10 minutes. Call ahead for a reservation!
Leblon Brazilian Steakhouse
106 S Holden Rd
This is a great place to go for the folks in your group who love MEAT. This is a Brazilian Steakhouse with a buffet of sides and various meats brought to your table every 5-10 minutes. Call ahead for a reservation!
Stamey's is great local fare! Make sure to get the hush puppies. Anne likes the red slaw and chopped plate. :)
Stameys Barbecue
2812 Battleground Ave
Stamey's is great local fare! Make sure to get the hush puppies. Anne likes the red slaw and chopped plate. :)
Anne likes the copped plate (pork BBQ, red slaw and hush puppies). Josh goes for the chicken. Either way, you'll love it! We recommend visiting during lunch... the people watching is the best at that time. ;)
Country Barbecue
4012 W Wendover Ave
Anne likes the copped plate (pork BBQ, red slaw and hush puppies). Josh goes for the chicken. Either way, you'll love it! We recommend visiting during lunch... the people watching is the best at that time. ;)
This is an excellent restaurant that is adjacent to the desirable Sunset Hills neighborhood. Excellent Peruvian food and great atmosphere. Enjoy!
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Embur Fire Fusion
107 Smyres Pl
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This is an excellent restaurant that is adjacent to the desirable Sunset Hills neighborhood. Excellent Peruvian food and great atmosphere. Enjoy!
Delicious breakfast and lunch right on the edge of downtown and in the Historic Fisher Park neighborhood. Located just one mile from our Airbnb, this is a great place to start your day. Park here and leave the car, then take a walk around downtown. Try the Sage Mule- everybody's talking about it!
The Sage Mule
608 Battleground Avenue
Delicious breakfast and lunch right on the edge of downtown and in the Historic Fisher Park neighborhood. Located just one mile from our Airbnb, this is a great place to start your day. Park here and leave the car, then take a walk around downtown. Try the Sage Mule- everybody's talking about it!
Drinks & Nightlife
Originally a wine lounge, 1618 expanded their offering in recent years and now offers a great selection of small plates and full entrees. This is a great place for date nights and extended conversations.
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1618 Midtown
1724 Battleground Avenue
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Originally a wine lounge, 1618 expanded their offering in recent years and now offers a great selection of small plates and full entrees. This is a great place for date nights and extended conversations.
Gia offers exceptional cocktails and wine list, live music many nights per week, and delicious small plates. Consider taking an Uber!
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GIA: Drink.Eat.Listen
1941 New Garden Rd
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Gia offers exceptional cocktails and wine list, live music many nights per week, and delicious small plates. Consider taking an Uber!
Great brewery located just 1-2 miles from our unit. Lots of craft beers to choose from and a great, laid-back vibe.
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Joymongers Brewing Co.
576 N Eugene St
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Great brewery located just 1-2 miles from our unit. Lots of craft beers to choose from and a great, laid-back vibe.
This is the O.G. of Greensboro craft breweries. Owned by two local boys done good. They serve typical bar food (burgers, etc.) and some darn good house-made potato chips.
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Natty Greene's Downtown
345 South Elm Street
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This is the O.G. of Greensboro craft breweries. Owned by two local boys done good. They serve typical bar food (burgers, etc.) and some darn good house-made potato chips.
This is a new bar specializing in Bourbon in the South End of downtown. This is a neighborhood that is in the process of revitalization, making it fun and fresh. Garage doors will be open on mild afternoons. If you like looking at really cool displays behind a bar and a cocktail list that is new and unique, you won't want to miss Dram and Draught!
Dram & Draught
300 W Gate City Blvd
This is a new bar specializing in Bourbon in the South End of downtown. This is a neighborhood that is in the process of revitalization, making it fun and fresh. Garage doors will be open on mild afternoons. If you like looking at really cool displays behind a bar and a cocktail list that is new and unique, you won't want to miss Dram and Draught!
Parks & Nature
The trails in and through this park are great for walking, running, sight-seeing, and relaxing. Trails from Bur-Mill connect to the Bicentennial Greenway, taking you to the Greensboro Science Center, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, and other scenic locations.
Bur-Mil Park
5834 Bur-Mill Club Rd
The trails in and through this park are great for walking, running, sight-seeing, and relaxing. Trails from Bur-Mill connect to the Bicentennial Greenway, taking you to the Greensboro Science Center, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, and other scenic locations.
This is a great park for walking, biking, or jogging. A few times a year, Revolutionary War re-enactments are held here. The accompanying museum is worth a walk-through, and don't miss the massive statue of Nathaniel Greene ("Greensboro") near the park entrance.
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Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
2332 New Garden Road
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This is a great park for walking, biking, or jogging. A few times a year, Revolutionary War re-enactments are held here. The accompanying museum is worth a walk-through, and don't miss the massive statue of Nathaniel Greene ("Greensboro") near the park entrance.
There is just so much to do at this park! It has a splash pad in the summer and an ice skating rink in the winter, outdoor movie nights seasonally, and plenty of yoga, dance, and art classes to keep everyone in your party busy. The playground equipment is tops for the little tykes, too.
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LeBauer Park
208 N Davie St
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There is just so much to do at this park! It has a splash pad in the summer and an ice skating rink in the winter, outdoor movie nights seasonally, and plenty of yoga, dance, and art classes to keep everyone in your party busy. The playground equipment is tops for the little tykes, too.
There are two trailheads located just past the marina on Lake Brandt road. Both trails follow the shoreline of Lake Brandt and offer views of the water. Easy trails to walk/hike.
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Lake Brandt Marina
5945 Lake Brandt Road
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There are two trailheads located just past the marina on Lake Brandt road. Both trails follow the shoreline of Lake Brandt and offer views of the water. Easy trails to walk/hike.
The Conservator's Center is an educational non-profit dedicated to providing a specialized home for select carnivore species. The Center is home to over 80 animals, and more than 21 species; employs more than a dozen full and part-time individuals; and is a hub of volunteer activity. The park welcomes over 16,000† visitors each year from all over the state and across the country. In addition, the Center participates in collaborative educational efforts with other institutions that expand the educational impact far beyond the park’s borders.
Conservators Center
676 E Hughes Mill Rd
The Conservator's Center is an educational non-profit dedicated to providing a specialized home for select carnivore species. The Center is home to over 80 animals, and more than 21 species; employs more than a dozen full and part-time individuals; and is a hub of volunteer activity. The park welcomes over 16,000† visitors each year from all over the state and across the country. In addition, the Center participates in collaborative educational efforts with other institutions that expand the educational impact far beyond the park’s borders.
Serene environment. Great place to getaway for a short walk or a private-feeling outdoor place to chat, take photos, etc.
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Bicentennial Garden
1105 Hobbs Road
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Serene environment. Great place to getaway for a short walk or a private-feeling outdoor place to chat, take photos, etc.
Beautiful! Visit this spot to learn, relax, and unwind.
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The Bog Garden
1101 Hobbs Road
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Beautiful! Visit this spot to learn, relax, and unwind.
Arts & Culture
February 1, 1960, is an important date in U.S. history, and we get to revisit it right here in downtown Greensboro. Visit this Woolworths-turned-museum to gain a first-hand view into the space that sparked the sit-in movement in the 60's.
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International Civil Rights Center & Museum
134 South Elm Street
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February 1, 1960, is an important date in U.S. history, and we get to revisit it right here in downtown Greensboro. Visit this Woolworths-turned-museum to gain a first-hand view into the space that sparked the sit-in movement in the 60's.
Triad Stage is a regional theatre that has been nationally recognized while remaining locally produced. We check out at least one performance a season. Give it a shot!
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Triad Stage
232 South Elm Street
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Triad Stage is a regional theatre that has been nationally recognized while remaining locally produced. We check out at least one performance a season. Give it a shot!
This is a great place to take your children! They can explore and you can relax. There are indoor and outdoor amenities, including a few barnyard friends. On fair weather days, check out the Edible Schoolyard!
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Greensboro Children's Museum
220 North Church Street
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This is a great place to take your children! They can explore and you can relax. There are indoor and outdoor amenities, including a few barnyard friends. On fair weather days, check out the Edible Schoolyard!
Check out GreenHill on a rainy afternoon. There's tons of inspiration to be found inside
GreenHill
200 North Davie Street
Check out GreenHill on a rainy afternoon. There's tons of inspiration to be found inside
Essentials
Target, Harris-Teeter (grocery store), and ABC (spirits) store are all located in the same shopping center about 1 mile away.
Target
2701 Lawndale Dr
Target, Harris-Teeter (grocery store), and ABC (spirits) store are all located in the same shopping center about 1 mile away.
If you need to have a prescription called in, the closest pharmacy is more-or-less at the end of our street. It's also convenient for necessary items, like chocolate or diet Coke. ;)
Rite Aid
2998 Northline Ave
If you need to have a prescription called in, the closest pharmacy is more-or-less at the end of our street. It's also convenient for necessary items, like chocolate or diet Coke. ;)
This is a supermarket that is dedicated to organic foods. They have a hot bar and salad bar for quick, healthy meals; beer, wine, and a great cheese section; clean, antibiotic-free meats & seafood; and prepared foods in a deli + bakery + smoothie bar. It's a staple for our family!
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Earth Fare
2965 Battleground Ave
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This is a supermarket that is dedicated to organic foods. They have a hot bar and salad bar for quick, healthy meals; beer, wine, and a great cheese section; clean, antibiotic-free meats & seafood; and prepared foods in a deli + bakery + smoothie bar. It's a staple for our family!
This is the closest grocery store to our unit. It features all the mainstream grocery items.
Harris Teeter Pharmacy
2639 Lawndale Dr
This is the closest grocery store to our unit. It features all the mainstream grocery items.
Entertainment & Activities
Check out the Greensboro Grasshoppers between March-Sept.! The club draws a crowd at every home game. The ballpark is located downtown and is a short walk to Preyer Brewing and JoyMongers for a pre- or post-game beverage.
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Greensboro Grasshoppers
408 Bellemeade Street
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Check out the Greensboro Grasshoppers between March-Sept.! The club draws a crowd at every home game. The ballpark is located downtown and is a short walk to Preyer Brewing and JoyMongers for a pre- or post-game beverage.
This place is great! Every time we visit, we leave feeling proud that Greensboro has such a wonderful amenity for children and adults alike to enjoy. There are always plenty of exhibits to enjoy both indoors and out.
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Greensboro Science Center
4301 Lawndale Drive
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This place is great! Every time we visit, we leave feeling proud that Greensboro has such a wonderful amenity for children and adults alike to enjoy. There are always plenty of exhibits to enjoy both indoors and out.
This theatre is unique in that it shows both blockbusters and indie documentaries. It is walking distance (15+ min.) from our house via Hill St. > Bessemer.
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RED Cinemas - Restaurant Entertainment District - Stadium 15
1305 Battleground Avenue
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This theatre is unique in that it shows both blockbusters and indie documentaries. It is walking distance (15+ min.) from our house via Hill St. > Bessemer.
Galaga, Pac-Man, Air Hockey... Visit Boxcar to take a trip down memory lane! Conveniently located downtown, just off S. Elm St.
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Boxcar Bar + Arcade
120 W Lewis St
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Galaga, Pac-Man, Air Hockey... Visit Boxcar to take a trip down memory lane! Conveniently located downtown, just off S. Elm St.
Need a workout? Orangetheory is juuuust around the corner.
Orangetheory Fitness
1410 Westover Terrace
Need a workout? Orangetheory is juuuust around the corner.
Shopping
This is a great place to find last-minute hostess gifts, cards, graduation gifts, baby shower gifts, and the like. It is easily within walking distance from our house.
Carolyn Todd's Inc
1826 Pembroke Rd
This is a great place to find last-minute hostess gifts, cards, graduation gifts, baby shower gifts, and the like. It is easily within walking distance from our house.
Don't you miss locally-owned bookstores? Scuppernong is a great one, complete with a storefront downtown, old refinished floors, interior exposed brick, and a wine bar. The children's section is especially memorable. Enjoy!
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Scuppernong Books
304 South Elm Street
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Don't you miss locally-owned bookstores? Scuppernong is a great one, complete with a storefront downtown, old refinished floors, interior exposed brick, and a wine bar. The children's section is especially memorable. Enjoy!
This is a great place to pick up seasonal produce, baked goods, and gifts. On Saturday mornings, take a cup of coffee with you and stroll the stalls... you won't regret it!
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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market
501 Yanceyville Street
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This is a great place to pick up seasonal produce, baked goods, and gifts. On Saturday mornings, take a cup of coffee with you and stroll the stalls... you won't regret it!
Barnes and Noble, Banana Republic, Athleta, Belk's, Macy's, Old Navy, etc. Friendly Center has something for everyone.
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Friendly Center
3110 Kathleen Avenue
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Barnes and Noble, Banana Republic, Athleta, Belk's, Macy's, Old Navy, etc. Friendly Center has something for everyone.
Apple Store, West Elm, anthropologie, REI, DSI Shoe Warehouse, ULTA Beauty, etc. Plenty of places to shop.
The Shops At Friendly
3024 Northline Ave
Apple Store, West Elm, anthropologie, REI, DSI Shoe Warehouse, ULTA Beauty, etc. Plenty of places to shop.
Brooks Brothers, Cole Haan, Coach, Cabi, J.Crew, Johnston & Murphy, etc.
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Tanger Outlets Mebane
4000 Arrowhead Boulevard
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Brooks Brothers, Cole Haan, Coach, Cabi, J.Crew, Johnston & Murphy, etc.
Have kids? Have nieces, nephews, or grandchildren? Check out this gem of a children's bookstore, located on charming State St. You won't regret it!
Wonderland Bookshop
409 State St
Have kids? Have nieces, nephews, or grandchildren? Check out this gem of a children's bookstore, located on charming State St. You won't regret it!