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Courtney Catanese & Vincent Cavanagh — Minted

Courtney Catanese

and

Vincent Cavanagh

Travel Guide

Transportation

Greensboro is home to an international airport, so getting here is easy. (Greensboro is close to nearby sister cities of Winston-Salem and High Point, which are collectively known as the Piedmont Triad, to explain the airport name.) Once you are here, Greensboro is a driving town, without much public transport outside of downtown. You can rent a car at the airport if want the flexibility to explore. Or you can take an Uber from the airport to a downtown hotel and get around by walking and/or a free trolley if you plan on staying in the downtown area, which is where our venue is. Uber is a pretty reliable option throughout the entire Triad if you are looking to skip the rental car. Everything we recommend here can be found in the downtown area, unless specifically stated. If you want some more widespread recommendations so you can get out and explore, let us know!

Where to Stay

There are several hotels in the downtown Greensboro area, but we recommend the Marriott Greensboro Downtown since it is only about a mile from our venue and along the free trolley line.

Things to Do

Explore downtown Greensboro! Downtown Greensboro is a great spot to walk around and see what comes next. Plenty of food and drink options are around when you are ready for a stop in between public art, parks, and plenty of unique shops. Here's a few especially neat things to check out:

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HUDSON'S HILL


A hipster paradise. A haven for finding super high quality products of all kinds including apparel, accessories, and home goods.

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CROOKED TAIL CAT CAFE

A small coffee shop where you can sit and enjoy your beverage in a lounge with up to 12 adoptable cats! Reservations are needed.

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PUBLIC ART

There's dozens pieces of public art throughout all of Greensboro. A particular hometown favorite is the Jeansboro statues, which are a commemoration of the city's history with the denim and textile industries. There is also a vintage Wrangler store downtown.

Food

Good food can bring people together and turn an otherwise mundane day into a memorable experience. It's one of our favorite things to explore. Here are a few of our favorite places:

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NATTY GREENE'S

A fixture of the downtown Greensboro scene, and for good reason. They've got a wide, casual menu with nothing bad on it. They also brew some of their own beers, which are bangers. One of our personal favorite places where we've played menu roulette and proved you cannot go wrong.

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CHEESECAKES BY ALEX

When you are ready for something sweet, stop for some top notch cheesecake!

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LEXINGTON BBQ

BBQ is a BIG deal in NC. Lexington is about a 30 minute drive from Greensboro, but you can't get a more authentic NC BBQ experience closer. FYI real NC BBQ is going to be chopped pork with a vinegar based sauce along with red coleslaw. Just trust us.

Drinks

NC literally invented what eventually became the nationwide pastime of NASCAR because we love our drinks so much. Still today, drinks are big business in NC, which is a hotspot for small batch local distilleries and breweries.

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BULL CITY CIDERWORKS

Bull City Ciderworks creates ciders that you've never imagined possible. They've got some phenomenal classics if you are into cider, but truly specialize in unique flavors that even people who don't enjoy the format travel for.

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FAINTING GOAT SPIRITS

Don't let the warehouse looking outside fool you. Go on through to the back (or talk to the man on the sidewalk out front in the rocking chair if he's there) and ask for a tasting. For only $10, you can taste some of the most local artisan gin, vodka and whiskey currently being made and talk with the guys actually doing it. Be warned, even the tasting packs a punch that you'll feel, so take it slow.

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SOUTH END BREWING 

South End brews their own beers and makes a point to keep a wide variety on tap, so everyone can find one they like. They also have an in house kitchen and great patio spaces to kick back and just enjoy some time.

Sunday Brunch

Brunch is one of our favorite things any day. So much so, it deserves it's own heading. You'll need a ride if you're staying downtown, but the best brunch around is found on Sundays at Melt Kitchen and Bar. If you're looking for a little hair of the dog, you can find Bottomless Mimosas or have the best Bloody Mary in the Triad (complete with it's own snack as garnish, of course). The food is all delicious and dress code is casual. They don't take reservations, so we recommend getting there close to when they open at 10 on Sundays. Even if you're slow to rise though, it's well worth the wait. We will likely see you there!



If time is an issue, or you're just not feeling the drive across a strange town the morning after, try 'Cille and 'Scoe downtown for an elevated experience where they source 95%+ of their ingredients from within NC. Reservations are recommended.

Or you can never go wrong with Natty Greene's, our old standby that still never disappoints, where you can normally walk right in, due to multiple seating areas.

let us know if you want more recommendations!!