Quality Inn & Suites Coliseum
2112 West Meadowview Road
Greensboro, NC 27403
Phone: (336) 292-2020
Fax: (336) 852-3476
Get out and discover Greensboro when you explore the Downtown Greenway. The Downtown Greenway is a 4-mile route that is perfect for walking, running or biking. An added plus is that the greenway takes you through many of the historic and interesting sights that Greensboro has to offer. Hop off the greenway to grab a bite to eat at one of the numerous local restaurants or do some shopping, then when you are done just get back on and continue your pleasant afternoon out.
The Gillespie Golf Course is owned and operated by the city of Greensboro, and provides players of all skill levels with an opportunity to play an 18-hole course for a small fee. The main hazard on the course is the South Buffalo Creek, although there numerous oaks and hardwoods lining the holes along. The greens are well-maintained, although the 16 bunkers that guard them can make them difficult to reach.
Located near the Bicentennial Garden, The Bog Garden gives visitors a rare chance to walk through the wetlands via an elevated walkway. Visitors will be surrounded by lush green vistas - a welcome escape from the sights and sounds of the city. The nature preserve contains a multitude of local flora and fauna, and the notable attractions in the park are the Dr. Joe Christian Serenity Falls and the Starmount Farms Lake Overlook. About a mile of trails wind through the park, and bicycles are strictly prohibited.
Celebration Station is the perfect place for a fun outing. The amusement park contains an arcade with over 100 games, bumper boats, go-karts, mini-golf, rides and batting cages. Entrance to the park is free, and prices for each activity differ. A minimum height requirement applies to some of the attractions. Rates for large groups are available, and birthday packages include a meal in the on-site restaurant.
The Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden was created by Greensboro Beautiful, Inc. in conjunction with the Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department. Greensboro Beautiful is a nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining and enhancing Greensboro's natural beauty, and in 1976 created the Bicentennial Garden with that purpose in mind. Sculptures of historical interest are placed throughout the park, and the flowering trees, lush greenery, and flowing stream create an idyllic setting for a romantic or family outing. This public garden is open daily from dawn until dusk, and is available for weddings.
Simkins Indoor Sports Pavilion, located at Barber Park, provides sports enthusiasts with a place to hone their skills and indulge in some fun competition between friends. The indoor courts can be converted to accommodate basketball, volleyball or tennis, and a large conference room on the premises provides leagues with a place to meet. Call ahead to find out about operation hours.
Back during the Revolutionary War the battle for Guilford Courthouse was fought, with Major General Nathanael Greene and his men trying to defend the land against the British and German allies led by Lord Charles Cornwallis. Eventually Corwallis and his troops forced Greene to retreat, before Corwallis himself eventually surrendered to George Washington. Today, the grounds stand as a memorial to America's history as well as to the world at large with 28 monuments all around the park.
Piedmont Environmental Center is a lovely place for all nature lovers. The center conducts several programs which are attended by naturalists and other nature enthusiasts. The center conducts trails and hiking trips and also guides school groups and other students. Their camps are also quite interesting. Please see the website for more details.
Greensboro's Owl's Roost Trail is a paradise for bikers. Complete with numerous twists and turns, this 4.3-mile trail makes for quite the workout. More difficult than other bike trails in the area, this route is not recommended for beginners. In addition to the original trail, an extra mile of old fire lanes have been made into trails, making this place an even more exciting experience. Hiking is also allowed on this trail, with the lush surroundings making for a beautiful time out.
Wild Turkey Trail is a 4.5-mile long route that is perfect for both hiking and biking. Bikers especially love this trail, with its many challenging features. There are moguls, pyramids made of of logs, multiple bridges and a rock jump for riders to contend with. The trail also leads to access to the Lake Brandt Marina, making this a popular place for water-lovers as well. Please note that the marina is closed on Tuesdays.
Lake Brandt is a reservoir located north of the city center and was named after Leon Brandt, who was Greensboro's mayor from 1907-1908. Visitors can rent rowboats, kayaks and canoes, and if you want to bring your own vessel you can launch it at one of the three ramps around the perimeter of the lake. Fishers will be able to catch catfish and bass.
The Bald Eagle Mountain Bike Trail is a 4-mile route that goes along the shores of beautiful Lake Higgins. Located about 8-miles outside of Greensboro, the trail is perfect for biking and is a relatively easy hike. The trail is located in a beautiful area, with tall trees all around and ample wildlife. You might even see a bald eagle when you are out here - just make sure you bring your camera to document it.