The Significance of “Spring in the City

Tulip Magnolia in bloom as significance of spring in the city

The significance of spring in the city echoes the distinctive blend of opportunities to spend time alone or with our loved ones.

As the days get longer, the nights grow warmer, and people want to spend time outside, Greensboro, NC, offers the right mixture of outdoor adventures. 

You can choose from hiking and biking in our scenic parks to kayaking and fishing in our pristine lakes.

Summer’s fierce heat and humidity have not yet set in, and walking through the streets of Greensboro feels good and feeds the soul. 

You might even feel like visiting a European town with all the small boutiques and stores, the outside seating areas of our bars and restaurants, and the live music that fills the streets. 

It’s like a testament to our rich culture.

The parks downtown and surrounding areas invite you for picnics, walking, exercise, and plain enjoyment of the outdoors.

We are so lucky to have a place to escape from living in a vibrant city into the nature surrounding us, where we can rejuvenate and refocus when we need it.

You can also step into a world of cultural richness in Greensboro, where our city’s heritage comes alive in museums, art galleries, and theaters.

Immerse yourself in cultural activities and discover why our city is a destination like no other.

I invite you to experience firsthand the active pulse of our city this season in Greensboro, NC. 

Join me on one of my unique and exclusive tours.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC, a good place to celebrate spring in the city.

Happy Monday to all the art lovers!

The Weatherspoon Art Museum is on the UNCG campus in Greensboro, NC. It is a great addition to the existing art programs.

Since its beginning in 1941, the Weatherspoon Art Museum has evolved from a university teaching gallery to a professional institution. 

Their main focus is on modern and contemporary art.

Its diverse collection of about 7,000 art pieces spans from the early 20th century to the present. 

Well-known artists like  Elizabeth Catlett, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Andy Warhol, and Ai Weiwei are only a few of the many major artists represented. 

Besides these well-known artists, there is also a series of Collections that are highlighted in the museum. 

Also, every changing exhibition draws about 36,000 visitors annually to this accredited museum. 

What are you waiting for if you haven’t visited this museum yet? 

By the way, there is free admission and parking.

Please remember: 

The Weatherspoon Art Museum is in Summer 2024 Gallery Renovation Closure until August 13, 2024.

White and Wood Restaurant in Greensboro, NC

If you believe in “dreams come true,” you must read this. 

This is the story of Jake and Patrick, two passionate people who took a leap of faith to follow their hearts and moved from California to Greensboro, NC. 

Patrick had an opportunity with VF Corporation to get relocated and took this chance. 

Jake’s intensive background in the restaurant industry sparked his desire to open his own restaurant. 

White & Wood was born in the heart of Greensboro, NC.

The concept of this small but mighty place is very simple: fresh ingredients, new creations, and a lot of fun. 

One of the most captivating aspects of White & Wood is its street-side dining. It is a unique experience that transports you to a foreign land, allowing you to watch the world in motion. 

Thanks, Jake & Patrick, for choosing Greensboro as your “dream come true” home!

The Biltmore Greensboro Hotel downtown

No, this is not the Biltmore Estate in Asheville that we cover today, but the iconic “The Biltmore Greensboro Hotel.”

It was built in 1903 by the Cone brothers and was used as a three-story office building, an up-to-date and well-appointed building for its time. 

The first electric crewless elevator in the city of Greensboro was added to the building in 1920. 

First electric elevator at the Biltmore Greensboro Hotel

In the late 1960s, a local interior decorator of international fame, Mr. Otto Zenke, brought in the current look and spruced up the hotel, now known as “The Greenwich Inn.” 

In 1992, the hotel was spruced up again, brought back to its former glory, and renamed “The Biltmore Greensboro Hotel.”

After changing ownership again in 2007, the current owners are proud to continue the traditions and history of this building, which is set in the middle of downtown Greensboro. 

This historic hotel is a boutique hotel that embraces its rich century-old history with a modern twist. 

It is also ideally located to walk around Greensboro and a stone-throw away from “White & Wood.”

Cinco de Mayo celebration

This upcoming weekend, Greensboro, with the rest of the USA, will celebrate Cinco the Mayo (May 5th).

People will fill bars and streets to celebrate this event.

But what exactly are we celebrating on May 5th? 

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican Independence Day. 

It is a commemoration day that marks Mexico’s historic victory over the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, a moment of immense pride and respect for our Mexican heritage. 

This event is more celebrated in the United States by people of Mexican heritage than in Mexico, where there are mainly ceremonial events, like military parades and battle reenactments. 

In the US, the celebration started in Columbia, California, in 1862, and it has been observed annually ever since. 

This day grew more and more in popularity nationwide beyond the Mexican-American heritage in the 1980s when beer, wine, and tequila companies discovered this day for their gain. 

I’m sure Greensboro will have plenty of opportunities for all people to celebrate the victory of the Battle of Puebla with our Mexican friends. 

Fun Fact: Mexico celebrates its Mexico’s Independence Day on September 16th! 

First Friday dance with Maria at the LeBauer Park

Another week comes to an end, filled with interesting facts and news.

Another First Friday in the City of Greensboro awaits us, with lots of events and opportunities to explore the city and its shops until later in the evening. 

Stroll up and down Elm Street and take advantage of the extended opening times. 

Listen also to the music played in various stores and talk with the people about their businesses. 

Many shops downtown are small businesses rather than chain stores and their owners are always open to tell their stories. 

If you are up for some “fun,” stop by LeBauer Park from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm and dance with Maria & Jonathan the night away at the Noches Latinas.

What a whole week of information and events this first week of May. 

There is so much to explore and experience in the great Greensboro, NC. 

And with warmer weather, this is the best way to reconnect with your city.

You can enjoy a nice dinner at one of our many restaurants, dance the night away, or stay in one of the iconic hotels – the choice is yours.

I have one more “secret” to share with you.

The value of experiencing all these things with friends is priceless.

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