Flights to Greensboro
The city of Greensboro is situated in the US state of North Carolina. It’s the third largest city in the state and is in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Though not a huge and bustling city, Greensboro has a selection of attractions that make this a good stopping off destination.
Travelers arriving in Greensboro will come to the Piedmont Triad International Airport (airport code: GSO), located just west of the city. Public buses as well as taxis and hotel shuttles can take you to and from the airport. Only a handful of major airlines have flights to Greensboro, and there isn’t a lot of choice for routes. British Airways, British Midland and Virgin Atlantic all have 2-stop flights to Greensboro with connections in London and Washington. One other option is with Delta, to travel through Atlanta and New York.
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The Tourist Attractions in Greensboro:
Visitors interested in American history will find that Greensboro has several attractions for you. The city was named after Major General Nathanael Greene, and there are sites to visit in Greensboro from different periods in history.
Greensboro Historical Museum
A good place to start a visit to the city is at the Greensboro Historical Museum where there are some very good collections focusing on the history of Greensboro. There are even artefacts and weapons from the Civil War, and some exhibits that are designed for any children in your party. The great thing about this museum is that there is no entrance fee and it will fill an afternoon or a morning.
Keeping with the historical theme, Greensboro’s top National Historic Landmark was home to a Governor. Public tours are available of this grand house that was designed in the Tuscan Villa style where you’ll see period furniture, art, and beautiful rose gardens. Blandwood Mansion is the oldest Tuscan Villa in the country.
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Again on an historical theme this park in Greensboro is mainly used for recreation now, but there’s a small visitors centre where you can find out information on the revolutionary war battle that took place here. If you’re visiting Greensboro on the weekend closest to March 15th you can even see a re-enactment of the battle.
More Parks and Gardens in Greensboro
If you enjoy parks and gardens Greensboro has a good selection of both in addition to the above. There’s the 17 acre Greensboro Arboretum that has plants as well as beautiful landscaping that includes a fountain, bridges, gazebos, and more. The Bog Garden is another, and here you can walk along boardwalks of just over 1 mile (1.7km) in length, seeing plants that thrive in a wetland environment. Hagan Stone Park is much larger, taking up an area of 409 acres. This is a less organised park where you can camp, enjoy the lakes, picnic areas, and wildlife.
When Should You Visit?:
Greensboro has a mild climate so in effect can be visited at any time of the year. The warmest weather occurs during the summer, from June to September. July is the hottest month with average high temperatures of 31C, and average lows of 19C. However, severe thunderstorms are quite common during the spring and summer, os you may find it better to visit in the autumn.