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Greensboro, North Carolina is commonly referred to as “Gate City” because it is the halfway point between eastern and western North Carolina. With perfect temperate weather throughout the seasons, you are sure to be comfortable year-round! Read on to learn our favorite things to do in Central North Carolina and why you should choose Greensboro for your next travel nurse assignment! Apply with Vero RN today!

Step Into A Place Where History Was Made At The International Civil Rights Museum

Dive into African American heritage at Greenboro’s Woolworth’s building. This building was the site of the 1960 desegregation sit-in movement by four North Carolina A&T State University students. Besides stepping foot into a place where history was made you can also view the museum’s exhibits and artifacts dedicated to the civil rights movement. Learn more and plan your visit here

Spend Time With Your Favorite Animals At The North Carolina Zoo

The North Carolina Zoo is the world’s largest natural habitat zoo in operation! They pride themselves as an international leader in animal conservation with a wide variety of activities including amazing animal encounters. You will want to enjoy a full day here with 1,600 animals along a five-mile walking trail. You can find out more information here

Take A Trip Back In Time At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

A visit to Old Salem Museums and Gardens will make you feel as if you are stepping back in time. You can enjoy an authentic experience of early-American life including original buildings, music, and events. Be sure to stop by Winkler Bakery, the oldest continuously operating bakery in the nation, and walk through the award-winning gardens. The history lover inside of you will be very happy with a trip to Old Salem. You can find helpful information to plan your trip here

Visit The Real-Life Mayberry at Mount Airy & Hike Big Pinnacle

Did you know there is a real-life Mayberry? Mount Airy is the hometown of Andy Griffith and was the inspiration for Mayberry in his classic sitcom. For fans of the show, you will find an abundance of experiences to enjoy like a fried pork chop sandwich at Snappy Lunch, or touring the town in style with a squad car tour. You can also stay at Andy’s Homeplace, Andy Griffith’s childhood home turned bed and breakfast. You will want to stop by the Andy Griffith Museum to learn all you could ever want to know about the life and career of the beloved actor.

In addition to the quaint town of Mount Airy, while you are here put aside some time to visit the Pilot Mountain State Park. This park is great for hikers and is home to Big Pinnacle, an ancient rock formation that stands at 1,400 feet tall overlooking the beautiful scenery around it! You can learn more and plan your trip here

Wine Down With Llamas At Divine Llama Vineyards

For one of the most unique wine tasting experiences, be sure to plan a trip to Divine Llama Vineyards in Yadkin Valley just outside of Greensboro! The vineyard, tasting room, and llama farm are tucked away on 91 acres making them the largest llama farm in the Southeast. Their award-winning wines are nationally recognized, and it is sure to be a memorable experience for all of the wine lovers! You can plan your trip for your next wine tasting here

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