While basketball, barbeque, and business are synonymous with Greensboro for many, there is so much more to the city—including a walkable downtown with museums, galleries, parks, music, theatres, sporting events, and recreational opportunities. It’s hard to beat Greensboro’s unique combination of a delightful, four-season climate; its eclectic variety of restaurants; and its gracious Southern style with an urban twist.
Greensboro is centrally located in the heart of North Carolina—in the center of the historic Piedmont region. Nicknamed the “Gate City” for its early prominence as a railroad hub, today Greensboro can be reached easily by air, road, and rail. It’s strategically located at the center of more interstate highways — I-40, I-85, I-73, and I-74 — than any other city in the Carolinas. Less than a day’s drive from New York City, and just five hours from Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Greensboro is also just a few hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains and Parkway and North Carolina’s beautiful Atlantic beaches.