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Destination guide

Groovy Greensboro's got all the bases covered

Where is the grass never greener somewhere else? In Greensboro, of course. This lively North Carolina city has heaps of character. Its universities and colleges give it a young, dynamic vibe, and the downtown area is full of dining and nightlife options if you're looking to cut loose. As for attractions, a Greensboro vacation rental will dish up just about anything you're looking for. From water parks to museums, and ballet to basketball, Greensboro's got all the bases covered. And if you just want to sit back and smell the flowers, you can do that too at 1 of the city's parks.

Things to do

Water, water everywhere with a Greensboro vacation rental

If you're taking little travelers with you to your Greensboro vacation rental, it won't be long before you find yourself taking the plunge at Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe water park. Once you've dried off, you can get to grips with some serious history at the International Civil Rights Museum, or take the kids to the Greensboro Science Museum, which even has its own zoo. As for culture, you won't be disappointed on that score either. Greensboro has its own ballet company and symphony orchestra, and there's modern art courtesy of the Weatherspoon Art Museum.

Activities

Enough activities to make other cities green with envy

As the third largest city in North Carolina, you'll never run out of stuff to do in Greensboro. The city's got more than its fair share of sporting events, thanks to the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Whether you're into basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, or even roller derby, you'll find something to push your sporting buttons, and that's before you even get onto the Wyndham Golf Championship, part of the PGA tour. And if your favored sport involves credit cards and shopping bags, you'll want to head over to the Four Seasons Town Centre, or the Friendly Center.

Weather

A drop of rain keeps the Greensboro grass green

Winters in this part of the world are short but surprisingly cold. They get snow most years, generally between December and February. As for the summers, they're nice and warm, but it can also get pretty humid (something has to keep the grass green in Greensboro, after all). Thunderstorms can come through with reasonable regularity, so make sure you come prepared for an occasional soaking and you'll do just fine with your Greensboro vacation rental. If you're looking to stay dry (or as dry as it gets), then fall is your best bet.

Natural features

Whichever way you turn, you'll hit gold in Greensboro

With a Greensboro vacation rental, you're pretty much bang in the middle of North Carolina. It's in a fairly urban area known as the Piedmont Triad, which is made up of the 3 cities, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. Still, green spaces are never far from Greensboro. Uwharrie National Forest is just an hour away, featuring fishing and boating on Badin Lake, and backcountry hiking in the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness Area. There was once a mini gold rush in the area, and if you're feeling lucky, you can still pan for gold in the streams.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Greensboro

Fly into Greensboro, NC (GSO-Piedmont Triad Intl.), the closest airport, located 8.5 mi (13.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Winston-Salem, NC (INT-Smith Reynolds), which is 24.8 mi (39.9 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Greensboro Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Greensboro?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 181 vacation rentals around Greensboro. From 102 house rentals to 23 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Greensboro?

If you're the sort of traveler who likes staying where the action is, it'd be wise to consider reserving near the hustle and bustle of the main streets. Vrbo has 14 city center rental homes available. Alternatively, you might like to try a different sort of setting. Vrbo has plenty of choices, including:

  • 9 rural vacation rentals.
  • 7 town vacation rentals.
  • 4 lakefront vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Greensboro?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and love a bit of extra space and privacy, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 110 houses currently available on Vrbo. Prices start from $67 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather one of the area's other sought-after property options, like:

  • Hotel: 63 vacation homes. Prices start from $36 per night.
  • Condo: 18 vacation homes. Prices start from $42 per night.
  • Townhome: 12 vacation homes. Prices start from $86 per night.

Can I stay in Greensboro in a large group?

Nothing comes close to catching up with your old friends or spending a few weeks with your family in an exciting new location. And the best thing is Vrbo has options to suit. The top choice for larger groups here are house vacation homes, and we have 24 available. The rental property options that can cater to large groups in the area include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 44 vacation homes appropriate for that size. Spend a night from just $89.
  • Need somewhere for 8 people? We have 35 that will suit. You can get one for as low as $86 per night.
  • Hunting down rentals to suit 5 people? You'll be glad to hear we have 17 that'll be ideal. You can grab one for as little as $100 a night.

You and all your besties will be in good hands when you book your Greensboro getaway with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Greensboro?

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. Write a new chapter with those who mean the most to you and plan a value-packed vacation with Vrbo. Westerwood is a terrific area to check out if you want to keep a handle on your budget. Vrbo has 9 rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable $117 per night. Another 8 Vrbo rentals are available in or around Downtown. With an average price of $121 a night, you're sure to get a deal worth boasting about.

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