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7 Best Weekend Getaways from Greensboro, North Carolina (within a 4-hour flight)


7 Best Weekend Getaways from Greensboro, North Carolina (within a 4-hour flight)
7 Best Weekend Getaways from Greensboro, North Carolina (within a 4-hour flight)

Greensboro, North Carolina, nestled in the heart of the Piedmont Triad region, is a vibrant city celebrated for its rich history, cultural diversity, and Southern hospitality. As a pivotal site in the Civil Rights Movement, Greensboro is home to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, commemorating the historic sit-ins at the Woolworth's lunch counter. The city's downtown area bustles with activity, featuring a blend of historic architecture, trendy boutiques, and eclectic dining options. Greensboro's cultural scene thrives, with theaters, art galleries, and music venues hosting local performances and national acts. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the city's numerous parks, gardens, and greenways, including the beautiful Bicentennial Garden and the serene Lake Brandt. With its blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, Greensboro offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere for residents and visitors alike.


If you're a local and looking to escape for a weekend, keep reading. With a vast array of short domestic destinations, there are also some international destinations within reach. Here are some weekend getaway ideas for locals in the Greensboro, North Carolina, area within a non-stop 4-hour flight. More importantly, these trips are all possible without having to request PTO (for you M-F 9-5'ers); it just depends on what you want to do at your destination.






New York, New York (JFK, LGA, EWR, ISP, HPN) - 1 Hour 45 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • It might not be the same city it was before, but it'll always make for a great weekend getaway.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Summer for the best weather, but you’ll pay peak rates for solid hotels.

  • Winter for Christmas festivities!

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $180+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?







Atlanta, Georgia (ATL) - 1 Hour 15 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Brew pubs, art, nightlife, Mexican food.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $250+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?

Pro Tip:

  • Walk some of the BeltLine and stop at stores, bars, and restaurants.





Washington, DC (IAD, DCA, BWI) - 1 Hour 10 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Museums, walking tours, great mass-transit and cherry blossoms. Fly to DCA for convenience.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-round (spring season for cherry blossoms)

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $300+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?

Pro Tip:

  • For avid runners, pack your running shoes and go for daily runs around the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.


Chicago, Illinois (ORD, MDW) - 2 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Food, bars, sports, rivers!

What to do?

When to go?

  • Summer

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $250+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?

Pro Tip:

  • For bourbon enthusiasts, visit Untitled Supper Club on W Kinzie for an incredible speakeasy experience.




Miami, Florida (MIA, FLL) - 2 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Beaches, outdoors activities, clubs, restaurants, culture. I just ask that you please please please venture out beyond Miami Beach.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Any time of the year, but best is October - February for perfect weather. Avoid the spring break crowd in late Feb/early March the best you can.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $300+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?

Pro Tip:

  • Visit the following neighborhoods to step away from the "typical Miami": Wynwood, Brickell, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Midtown, Edgewater.


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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PHL) - 1 Hour 25 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • History, sports, cheesesteaks

What to do?

When to go?

  • Summer and Fall

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $___+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?




Denver, Colorado (DEN) - 3 Hour 35 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Mountains, beer, National Parks, hiking, clean city, nice people.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-round. Ski in the winter. Hike in the summer.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $400+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?



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Hey! I'm Jordan, a native New Yorker who is addicted to adventure travel, photography, content creation, investing, and fitness. Read on, enjoy, and Never Run Out of First Times!

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