Plan Your Visit
The NC Triad is rich with life-changing experiences for visitors of all ages. From world-class activities to wine country tours and road trips that wind through state parks and history-filled towns, you can plan a visit that touches on every facet of what makes the NC Triad unique, significant, and exciting.
About the NC Triad
Every season is the right season to be in the Triad. Spread across more than 5,000 square miles and featuring multiple cities, the NC Triad combines the best urban amenities with easy access to nature. Temperatures rarely exceed 90 degrees in the summer and only occasionally dip into freezing in the winter, meaning the region’s weather is always welcoming. At an average elevation of about 1,000 feet, summer evenings and mornings in the NC Triad tend to be cool in temp, with warmer afternoons inviting you to enjoy the many lakes, rivers, and water parks.
However you’re arriving, the NC Triad is easily accessible with plenty of transportation options. Visitors from the East Coast and Midwest can take advantage of the major interstates that intersect the region and make it easy to bring cars, campers, RVs, and trailers, while those from further afield can fly into Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO), which hosts more than 250 flights each day.
Seeing the Sights
The real difficulty is in deciding what to do once you arrive. Families will enjoy the Greensboro Science Center and Wiseman Aquarium, where kids can get close to every animal from penguins to snakes. On the off chance the weather does take a turn, the indoor Kaleideum North Carolina is where kids can encounter the arts and sciences in an educational environment.
Everybody can enjoy the natural beauty of the NC Triad, and that’s true whether you’re staying in the city center or venturing out into the parklands of the region. Closer to home are stunning botanical spaces like the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden in Greensboro and Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, with an arboretum filled with carefully cultivated garden spaces.
But the must-visit spots to experience the abundance of the NC Triad as it has existed for centuries is in its state parks and national forests. Hanging Rock State Park, Haw River State Park, Pilot Mountain State Park, and Mayo River State Park collectively contain the forests, rivers, ravines, and mountain peaks that make the region unique.
Here’s more trip ideas and itineraries for a memorable experience in the Triad.