The first 8 months of pregnancy fly by and the last month of pregnancy lasts about a year, right? At least, that’s what it feels like to many! As you finish gestating your upcoming bundle of joy, spend some time with your partner and with friends, and take your mind off all those “is the baby here???” texts you keep getting from everyone you know. We’ve compiled a list of fun things to do to in Greensboro to keep yourself entertained those last few weeks of pregnancy.
Cheer on the local home team! Spend an evening with Greensboro’s own minor league baseball team, the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Satisfy your pregnancy cravings with a hotdog and some popcorn, and enjoy a wonderful evening at NewBridge Bank Park in Downtown Greensboro. NewBridge Bank Park is located at 408 Bellemeade Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
It’s hot out, you are nine months pregnant, and need all the air conditioning you can get! Check out the Sciquarium at Greensboro Science Center. Sharks and rays, penguins, tropical fish and more await you at this 22,000 square foot beautiful facility. There’s plenty more to do at the Science Center too, including at outdoor zoo, indoor exhibits, and their newest feature, SKYWILD, an outdoor ropes course and zipline that spans their outdoor zoo. (But, you’ll have to wait til after pregnancy for that feature!) The Greensboro Science Center is located at 4301 Lawndale Drive Greensboro, NC 27455
Step out of the sun and into the cool, elegant beauty of the Carolina Theatre. This theater is a North Carolina gem. With events ranging from movie screenings to concerts to plays and more, you can escape the ninth month blues, hold your partner’s hand and enjoy the entertainment. You deserve it! Carolina Theatre is located at 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro, NC 27401
About a year ago, someone mentioned a bakery I hadn’t heard of. They raved about it, and in my continuing pursuit for the best cupcake in the Triad, I drove right over to Easy Peasy Decadent Desserts, and I finally found it. The best cupcakes I’d ever had! Who doesn’t want, or should we say NEED a cupcake when they are nine months pregnant?!? My personal favorites? The “Not So Plain Jane” and Strawberry Balsamic cupcakes. For an added bonus, try one of their blossoms! Your soon to be born baby will thank you. Easy Peasy is located at 1616 J Battleground Ave. Greensboro NC 27408
Spend a luxurious night at Greensboro’s Proximity Hotel, and pamper your pregnant self! Enjoy their in-room soaking tubs, cool off in the pool, take a stroll on the nearby Greenway, and experience delicious dining at Print Works Bistro. The Proximity Hotel is located at 704 Green Valley Road Greensboro, NC 27408
We are fortunate to have this important museum right here in Greensboro. Spend time learning the history of the Civil Rights movement, and view exhibits such as the original lunch counter from the sit-in that occurred at the Greensboro Woolworth’s on February 1st, 1960. The museum is located at 134 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Take a dip in the pool at Bur-Mil Park and enjoy that excellent weightless feeling as you and your beautiful pregnant belly float in the sun. Swimming can be a great distraction in those last few weeks before birth! (Check with your doctor or midwife if you have any questions about swimming in pregnancy) Bur-Mil is located at 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road off U.S. Hwy. 220 North, Greensboro, NC 27410
We are so lucky to have an enormous farmer’s market in the Piedmont Triad area. The Piedmont Triad Farmer’s Market is just a quick drive away from Greensboro, in nearby Colfax, NC. In the summer it’s a cornucopia of local fruits and vegetables, cheeses and meats, and beautiful cut flowers and plants. Pick up the ingredients to make a healthy and delicious dinner. The market is located at 2914 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax, NC 27235
The end of pregnancy is full of excitement-and often some stress, aches and pains. Balance offers mom-to-be prenatal massages, to help relax away those ninth month anxieties. Tell your partner to buy you a gift certificate and spend an hour in massage bliss! Balance Day Spa is located at 3111 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27408
BONUS! This actually makes 10 things to do, but it’s a once year event!
One of the biggest Fourth of July celebrations in NC! Music, fireworks, food and fun await you at this downtown Greensboro festival. The festival lasts most of the day. Happy Independence Day! Located in Downtown Greensboro
Have a wonderful summer and happy birthing!