Last weekend, I hit the road with one of my best girls for a little overnight trip to Greensboro. Over the past couple of years, I have been spending a bit more time in Greensboro, whether it’s for a date night with David, to explore nature at Lake Brandt, or for a work conference. I have really enjoyed getting to know the area better. Check out our itinerary for visiting Greensboro in the fall!
Lauren and I made the quick 1 hour and 15 minute drive to Greensboro and headed for lunch at Boba House. It is right down the street from Weatherspoon Art Museum and is near UNC-Greensboro campus. We both ordered pad Thai, and it was the best either of us has ever had. Boba House is a vegetarian restaurant that has been around since 2003, and rightfully so.
After lunch, we walked up to Weatherspoon Art Museum to learn more about the Dread & Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World exhibit. Dr. Emily Stamey walked us through the exhibit, answered our questions, and provided more background on the pieces in the exhibit. Lauren and I were both familiar with 4 of the 6 fairy tales present in the exhibit. Dr. Stamey provided us more information on the two tales we were not as familiar with, and we decided that our favorite is All Kinds of Fur. This exhibit is in Weatherspoon until December 9, and I highly recommend a trip to see this. It is carefully curated and provokes great conversation about fairy tales and their underlying meanings.
We left the Weatherspoon Art Museum to head down to Elm Street to take a tour of Little Brother Brewing. I love the interior design of Little Brother, their beer, and especially their focus on showcasing local brewers, artists, and musicians. Lauren and I received a tour of the brewery from head brewer, Stephen. Little Brother Brewing just won a gold medal in the South German-Style Hefeweizen category at the Great American Beer Festival for their Civil Rest Hefeweizen. Their beer is definitely one of my new favorites, but their dedication to supporting local home brewers through their “Resident Brewer” program is awesome. They also have local musicians who play in the space and local artists can feature their work in the building.
Lauren and I headed over to check in at the Proximity Hotel and to regroup for the evening ahead. We headed down to Print Works Bistro for truffle fries and a glass of prosecco before heading out to explore the downtown area a bit more.
We took a $6 Lyft to Crafted The Art of Street Food, which is right next door to Preyer Brewing Co. Lauren ordered pad Thai with shrimp (again) and I ordered the All-American Burger with mac-and-cheese. The mac-and-cheese is made with smoked gouda and pepper jack cheese, which was delicious!
We headed back down to Elm Street for a little bit before heading back to our room at the Proximity. The Proximity Hotel is employee owned and sources the majority of its products and the building materials from a 500 mile radius. There is tons of natural light, amazing common spaces to relax, and bikes that guests can borrow. My personal favorite spot is the Bluebell Garden between Print Works Bistro and the hotel.
We had the perfect day of learning more about Greensboro and experiencing new parts of the city. I have two additional trips in the coming months and I have added more restaurants, breweries, and areas of the city to check out.
Photos by Tammy Torres Photography
A few outfit details from the trip: