Tips for shopping in Greensboro
Established in 1808, the former transportation and textile hub of Greensboro is the third largest city in the state of North Carolina. It was previously the home of the Saura – a Siouan-speaking people – and the city played a significant role in both the American Revolution and the civil rights movement. The latter's legacy is maintained by the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. Further cultural hotspots located within the city include the Weatherspoon Art Museum – said to house the best collection of contemporary art in the Southeast – and the Bicentennial Garden, which was developed in commemoration of the U.S. bicentenary. Alternatively, shoppers in Greensboro will feel at home due to the large variety of national chains present in the city, in addition to a wealth of independent boutiques. With Macy's, Barnes & Noble and Sears, the Friendly Center offers an excellent open-air shopping center, while Dillards, Belk and JCPenney can all be found at the Four Seasons Town Center.