A Short Drive Away

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North Carolina Zoo

4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro (about 30 miles from UNCG), (800) 488-0444

From polar bears and sea lions to giraffes and elephants, the zoo's 500 acres of natural-habitat exhibits offer something for everyone.

Childress Vineyards

1000 Childress Vineyards Road, Lexington (about 37 miles from UNCG), (336) 236-9463

What do you get when you mix a NASCAR driver with 65 acres of vineyards? A state-of-the-art winery like no other! You can tour the 35,000-square-foot facility and learn about the winemaking process, grab a bite in the Bistro, and of course, taste some North Carolina wines.

North Carolina Pottery Center

233 East Avenue, Seagrove (about 40 miles from UNCG), (336) 873-8430

Whether you enjoy looking at pottery or want to shop for some unique gifts, a trip to Seagrove is a must! Once you get there, the North Carolina Pottery Center is a good place to start. Aside from the distinctive pottery displayed at the center, you can get maps and directions to the dozens of local potteries in the area.

Tanger Outlets in Mebane

4000 Arrowhead Boulevard, Mebane (about 31 miles from UNCG), (919) 304-1520

This new outlet center has more than 100 stores and is very popular with students. The outlets are east of Greensboro off of Interstate 40 in Mebane.

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About Greensboro, NC: From parks to shopping centers to a lively downtown, Greensboro has plenty to offer college students.