Take an Amtrak Weekend Train Getaway to Greensboro!
Ride the train to Greensboro and experience new world moxie with old world hospitality at Proximity Hotel, recognized as one of the greenest hotels in the world (first LEED Platinum Certified Hotel by US Green Building Council). While many of the 70+ energy and health enhancements are not outwardly visible, you are sure to notice the oversized windows providing abundant natural light and great amounts of fresh air in your loft-like guestroom. Adjacent to the hotel, Print Works Bistro, uses fresh, local food to create both traditional and modern versions of classic European bistro dishes.
Weekend Train Getaway to Greensboro
All aboard! Ride the train to Greensboro, and we’ll pick you up at the historic depot for a sustainable vacation at America’s first LEED Platinum certified hotel and restaurant.
- Chauffeured transportation (usually in a London Taxi) to and from the nearby Amtrak station in downtown Greensboro
- Overnight accommodations in a King Loft Room on Friday, Saturday or Sunday night
- Sleep in and enjoy breakfast in bed
- $50 dining voucher for Print Works Bistro
- Walk or ride one of our bikes on the greenway or relax by our pool.
- $249 plus tax
Please call 336-379-8200 for package reservations. Or book online now.
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Why Journey To Greensboro?
Civil Rights History: Learn about American civil rights history and see where the sit-in movement began at the world-class International Civil Rights Museum,
Performances: Attend professional theatre and enjoy a variety of music concerts. See the latest list of upcoming performances: Triad Stage | Greensboro Symphony | Eastern Music Festival | Carolina Theatre | Community Theatre | Greensboro Ballet
Triad Stage: February 9-March 2: Anna Christie
Nearby Triad Stage is one of the nation's leading regional professional theatres. See Anna Christie, the first great American play by America’s only Nobel Prize winning playwright Eugene O'Neill is an astonishing love story played out against the tempestuous sea. Read more.
Coliseum: Go to a major concert, sporting event including basketball tournaments, Broadway shows and more at the Greensboro Coliseum & Special Events Center.
Dining: Enjoy Print Works Bistro adjacent to Proximity or our nearby sister restaurants, Green Valley Grill and Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen.
Art: See contemporary art at Weatherspoon Art Museum or works from regional and touring artists at Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art. Buy art at one of the many galleries downtown.
February 8-May 4, 2014: Nancy Rubins: Drawing, Sculpture, Studies at Weatherspoon Art Museum
Nancy Rubins is known for her large-scale commissioned sculptures composed of boats and airplane parts. This exhibition is the first to explore the relationships among her work in various media and focuses on the career arc of one of the foremost sculptors working today. Read more.
Downtown: Experience the revival of downtown Greensboro (three miles away) with a variety of shops, galleries, parks, antique stores and energized nightlife with live music and dancing.
Children’s Fun: Explore the Greensboro Children’s Museum, tour the Greensboro Science Center, or be creative at ArtQuest, a hands-on art gallery for the entire family.
History: Relive a major battle of the Revolutionary War at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, learn about local history (including O.Henry) at the impressive Greensboro Historical Museum, and tour Blandwood Mansion, a 19th century Italian Villa. Experience the daily activities of a preserved 1766 Moravian town of Old Salem with four museums.
Shopping: Go two blocks to 125+ shops at Friendly Center (Macy's, Barnes & Noble, REI, Belk, Sears, Old Navy, Pier One, Gap, Banana Republic). Find great buys at an array of furniture stores in High Point (Furniture Capital of the World). Shop and tour the world's largest retailer of china, crystal, flatware and collectibles at Replacements, Ltd. Or go to one of oldest farmers markets in the country at the nearby Farmers' Curb Market.
Wine: Tour wineries of the Yadkin Valley, using Proximity as your base. The nearby Yadkin Valley is designated as the first viticultural appellation in North Carolina. The Yadkin Valley is very distinct with soil that is clayey, well-drained and moderately fertile, which are excellent qualities for grape growing. In the past five years, the number of wineries in North Carolina has leaped from 15 to 40. For more info about North Carolina wineries, go to the North Carolina Grape Council Web site.
Relaxation: Stay at the Proximity and escape your hectic life and relax.
Outdoors: Stroll through some of the best city gardens in the Southeast, including the Bog Garden, Bicentennial Gardens, and the 17-acre Arboretum. Bike the Greenway or Greensboro biking routes near the Proximity (see maps below), or experience well-maintained Hiking and Mountain Bike trails. Located 35 miles south is the North Carolina Zoo, the nation's largest and finest walk-through natural-habitat. The zoo features more than 1,100 animals and 60,000 plants in its African and North American sections.
See a Google Map with all the Greensboro greenways and Greensboro Urban Area Bicycle Map.
Jog or ride your bike along the paved greenway near Proximity! Pick up a map at the Front Desk.
There are exercise stations between Friendly and Westover & between Wendover and Elm.