Greensboro is located in north central North Carolina, about 100
miles northeast of Charlotte, NC and about 100 miles west of Raleigh,
NC. The population of Greensboro is about 235,000, and that of the
greater Metropolitan Statistical Area: 1,500,000. This area
is the Piedmont Triad, which has vertices Greensboro, High
Point, Winston-Salem, and Burlington (someone lost count).
Downtown Greensboro has seen much redevelopment during the past
ten years and now has apartments, condominiums, restaurants (about
forty), night clubs and one brewpub. Also downtown is
the main branch of the Greensboro Public Library, Greensboro
Museum, Greensboro Civic Center, City Central Park (a free WiFi Hot
Spot), Greensboro Civil Rights Museum, Baseball Park, and the restored
Carolina Theater (built in 1927), which is now a performing arts
center. All these places are within walking distance of the
Marriott Downtown Hotel (walking distance is defined as no more than 12
We have listed some Tourist Attractions
in and around Greensboro
Other Tourist Information about Greensboro and North Carolina
Tax Rates: N.C. Sales Tax in Greensboro is 7%.
Greensboro Hotel/Motel Room Tax is 6%.
Alcohol Laws - The legal drinking age in North
Carolina is 21 years of age. Alcoholic beverages may be served until 2
am standard or daylight time. No alcoholic beverages may be purchased
before 12 noon on Sunday. All alcoholic beverages are sold in
state-controlled ABC stores, except for beer and wine which may be
purchased in wine specialty shops or convenience and grocery stores.
Speed Limits - Statewide speed limit is 55 mph
except where posted on certain sections of interstate
highways. The citywide speed limit is 35 mph unless otherwise
posted. School zone speed limits are 25 mph. It is illegal
to pass a stopped School Bus in either direction.
Right on Red - Drivers may turn right on red unless
Seat Belts - The state requires seat belts for all
front seat drivers and passengers. Back seat passengers over the
age of 16 are exempt from wearing seat belts. Children under the age of
eight or weighing less than 80 pounds must ride in a
child-restraint device meeting Federal standards. Children up to age
16 must wear an age appropriate restraint device regardless of
where they sit in the car. Motorists will be fined- $25 for failure to
obey seat belt laws.
Headlights - North Carolina law requires
drivers to use headlights whenever windshield wipers are used for
inclement weather. Motorcyclists are required to wear helmets and use
headlights at all times.