Why Visit Greensboro?
Our “Friendly Neighborhood” is a pretty cool place, so we cooked up a few of our top self-guided tours when you stay at Proximity Hotel.
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
Coliseum: Go to a major concert, sporting event including basketball tournaments, Broadway shows and more at the Greensboro Coliseum & Special Events Center.
Dining: Enjoy vibrant European bistro flavors, an energetic bar with craft cocktails and creekside terrace dining at Print Works Bistro, located adjacent to the Proximity Hotel. Nearby Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen. offers offers classic and modern Southern dishes in an upscale join (including Skillet Fried Chicken on Sundays). Enjoy “Old World,” informally elegant dining at Green Valley Grill, located adjacent to O.Henry Hotel.
Art: See contemporary art at Weatherspoon Art Museum or works from regional and touring artists at GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art. Buy art at one of the many galleries downtown.
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, splash around Emerald Pointe Water Park, tour the Nature Science Center, play at Celebration Station, or be creative at ArtQuest, a hands-on art gallery for the entire family.
History: Learn about American civil rights history and see where the sit-in movement began at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, relive the largest, most hotly contested battle of the Revolutionary War’s Southern Campaign 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. Four Seasons Town Centre has more than 200 stores.
Movies: Enjoy the thrill of the silver screen at top-notch theatres in Greensboro. The Grande 16, located a few blocks away from the hotel, offers stadium-style seating, state of the art surround sound and comfortable chairs in each of its 16 theatres. Red Cinemas, located about a mile away, features 15 screens, and often shows foreign or independent films that you cannot find anywhere else. Enjoy the Grande 16 as a part of our Date Night package.
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.
Neighborhoods: Fisher Park, Irving Park and Sunset Hills. Walk, bike or take a drive where you’ll discover beautiful Southern homes and gardens.
Outdoors: Our neighborhood parks offer lots of space to spread out and wiggle your toes in the grass. They’re perfect for picnics, running, mountain biking, strolling and cycling. The nearby Arboretum, Bog Garden and Tanger Family Bicentennial Gardens are a short walk from our hotels. You can check out complimentary bikes from either hotel and explore 90-plus miles of trails and greenways or experience well-maintained Hiking and Mountain Bike trails. Lake Brandt is a very short drive from the hotels and offers rentable boats, kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards. 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.
Find maps of 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.