What To Do

Things to See & Do - Area Attractions

Located in the central Piedmont Triad area, Gibsonville offers ample opportunities to get out and explore. Gibsonville is a lovely place to walk and explore historic architecture, the "railroad" car and train, antique and unique shops and restaurants.  Burke Manor Inn is located just minutes from towns such as Greensboro, Burlington and Chapel Hill, where the possibilities are endless! For example, the city of Greensboro is perfect for those looking to explore art galleries of all kinds, Replacements, Ltd. if you are seeking china and replacement pieces, and the University Greensboro and Elon University situated close by . Chapel Hill boasts a wide variety of unique restaurants and beautiful garden attractions just 30 minutes away. Located just 45 minutes away in the town of Asheboro, NC is the North Carolina Zoo, the largest walk-through natural habitat zoo in the United States. The new Tanger Outlet store  - just 15 minutes away in Mebane NC - makes a perfect "girls weekend" shopping spree location!  Or, plan to spend a day enjoying winery tours and sampling delicious local wines along the Haw Creek Wine Trail

Download our February Area Events for 2016!

Elon University

Elon is a selective private liberal arts university in North Carolina renowned for engaged and experiential learning.  The Elon School of Law is located in Greensboro (336) 278-2000 http://www.elon.edu

Tour Itineraries

Sample the best of Greensboro with the following suggested tours. Click the following links to view the Tour Itineraries: Science Center, Military Park, Shopping Garden Tour  NC Zoological Park & Seagrove Pottery  Historic Sites  Cultural and Art Galleries  Old Greensborough  Fun & Games for All  Local Industry & Specialty Retail Read More

Red Oak Brewery

Tour the Red Oak Brewery to lagers brewed in the Bavarian style.   These real beers contain only Bavarian malted barley, noble hops & lager yeast. These fresh, pure lager beers are unfiltered and unpasteurized for a rich, smooth taste. Friday Tours. 336-447-2055  www.redoakbrewery.com

Nat Greene’s Pub & Brewing Co.

Natty Greene’s Brewing Co. brews nine brands for distribution both on- and off-premise in bottles and draught throughout North Carolina. These brands fall under three categories – year-round,seasonal and BigDraft Series – and are brewed exclusively at the production facility in Greensboro, North Carolina.  336-274-1373  www.nattygreenes.com

Bog Garden at Benjamin Park

This garden features an elevated boardwalk which meanders through 7 acres of natural wetlands. Stone pathways traverse a forested hillside, and visitors can enjoy the sounds of water at Serenity Falls – a re-circulating waterfall – while viewing the many varieties of plants, birds, and other wildlife inhabiting the area. Read More

Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden

A long-time Greensboro favorite, the garden features flowering and deciduous trees, shrubs and annual beds containing mass and design plantings that bring color to the garden throughout the year. The garden is open year-round from sunrise to sunset. Admission is free.  336-373-2199  Visit Website

Haw River State Park

Features the Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center, accommodating up to 200 day and overnight guests in 400 acres of state park. Home to wetlands of the upper Haw River in a natural ecosystem. Park is on the NC Birding Trail.  336-342-6163  Visit Website

Greensboro Arboretum

See 10 different labeled plant collections, special garden displays, and distinctive features within a 17 acre portion of Lindley Park. The natural beauty of this area is inviting, and the planted collections provide year-round appeal. Greensboro’s public gardens are facilities of the Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department; developed in cooperation Read More

Gibson Park

Nine miles of the Bicentennial Greenway runs by the park, in addition to three miles of natural trails, two softball/baseball fields, two soccer fields and three shelters. Call for hours and rental fees.  336-454-0259

Colonial Heritage Center

2200 New Garden Road ~ Greensboro NC Explore history at your own pace, on your own time. The Colonial Heritage Center interprets the history of backcountry life before, during and after the American Revolution. Take a self-guided tour of Guilford County, North Carolina’s colonial past. Now operated by the National Read More