fun things to do in greensboroIf you’re looking for fun things to do in Greensboro you might be surprised at how many options you have! The Gate City boasts a rich history, beautiful natural areas, and fun and innovative attractions for the whole family. Check out this list of fun recreation opportunities — there’s something for everyone!

Fun Things to Do in Greensboro

Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park

Pound for pound, this might be the most fun you can have in Greensboro, for both kids and adults! This place is just what it sounds like — that is to say, totally awesome. You’ve always wanted to get in a whole room full of trampolines and bounce high into the air, right?

The attractions don’t end at trampolines. Rockin’ Jump has a wide range of activities: rock climbing walls, foam pits, dodge ball, X-Beam jousting, and more. No matter what you’re into or how old you are, you can let out your inner kid at Rockin’ Jump. And all of these attractions are monitored by JumpSafe™ staff and reinforced with redundant nets and other safety features.

Rockin’ Jump is also one of the best party venues in Greensboro. It’s great for kids’ birthday parties, especially with the party packages available that include pizza and soft drinks. But why should kids have all the fun? Rockin’ Jump regularly books office parties, graduations, and more. Take it from us — adults enjoy bouncing into the air and landing in a foam pit just like kids do. (Maybe more!)

Rockin’ Jump also hosts a variety of weekly events. Rockin’ Tots on Wednesday morning is aimed specifically at the littlest jumpers, and gives parents an opportunity to socialize. On the other end, After Dark on Friday and Saturday nights is perfect for older kids and adults. Rockin’ Jump turns off the lights and cranks up the music and laser lights for an out-of-this-world party! To set up an event at Rockin’ Jump or book jump time for you and your friends, call 336-664-8620 or use the contact form.

International Civil Rights Center and Museum

In 1960, four black students from North Carolina A&T staged a sit-in protest at a segregated Greensboro lunch counter. It was one of the first battles against Southern segregation, and its impact still resonates across history. Almost 60 years later, the city remembers these young men’s courageous stand against racism through an internationally acclaimed museum.

The ICRCM is a great half-day stop that provides outstanding perspective on the civil rights movement. The Woolworth’s lunch counter has been restored almost exactly as it was in 1960 to give history a tangible edge. A variety of video exhibits, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia complete the collection.

The museum is open Monday – Saturday from 10 AM – 6 PM. Group and school rates are available with reservations. Daily guided tours are a great way for an enhanced experience. You can contact the museum at (336) 274-9199 to schedule tours or email

Greensboro Arboretum

One of the city’s best free attractions, and an amazing place to take a walk, read, or just relax. You won’t believe that a place this gorgeous can exist in the middle of a city of almost 300,000 people. The Arboretum features 17 acres of local flora, display gardens, and fascinating architecture.

If you’re looking for more nature, check out the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden and Bog Garden at Benjamin Park. Located just a short way down Friendly Avenue from the Arboretum, and every bit as beautiful. The Bog Garden is particularly spectacular — seven acres of natural wetlands, including a duck pond and miniature waterfalls. Bird watchers will particularly enjoy this spot.

All Greensboro public gardens are available to reserve for weddings and events by calling 336-373-5888. They also host a variety of special events of their own.

Don’t miss all these fun things to do in Greensboro and they are just a start! The Gate City has many more activity options, but these are some of its coolest and best-known. Get out there and enjoy this beautiful city!