One of the best parts about visiting Winston-Salem in the summer is having plenty of opportunities to escape the heat with indoor attractions. In addition to classic must-sees like Reynolda House Museum of American Art and Old Salem Museums & Gardens, here are some off-the-beaten-path experiences that are super cool…literally. (Listed in no particular order.)
With Yadkin Valley AVA wine region just a short drive away, Winston-Salem offers easy access to more than 45 wineries! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate summer in our city than with a glass of rosé in hand, so we’ve handpicked a few local favorites to try when you’re in town. Read on for tasting notes and where to find them. Plus, save the date for a couple vino-friendly summer events!
Whether you call it a fruit or a vegetable, tomatoes reach their peak in summertime. For a Winston-Salem souvenir that is truly Southern (and sun-ripened), you can pick up locally grown tomatoes at several independent grocers and farmer’s markets or even find them on the menu at some of our beloved local restaurants.
In hip yet historic cities, like Winston-Salem, downtown strolls can serve as a fun alternative to mountain hikes. There are two greenways that connect Winston-Salem’s downtown with surrounding nature walks and parks. Read on to learn more about the greenways as well as a few treasured finds and picture-perfect sights along the way.
Enrich your Easter traditions with a historic celebration that dates to 1772 in Winston-Salem. Held continuously for the past 247 years in the historic Moravian settlement of Old Salem, the annual Easter Sunrise Service is the longest consecutive observance of its kind in the nation. Thousands of observers gather year after year on the sacred grounds of God’s Acre just as the sun rises over the rolling hills.
Husband-and-wife duo, self-proclaimed “farm nerds,” and certified beekeepers Drew and Claire Parrish are hitting the reset button on Claire’s 150-year-old family farm. Find out how this resourceful Winston-Salem couple is blending agriculture with wellness. (And get a farm-friendly recipe to try at home from Winston-Salem chef and NC Chef of the Year, Travis Myers!)
Winston-Salem’s annual RiverRun International Film Festival is coming in hot April 4 – 14! USA Today’s 10Best list agrees that the Academy Award-qualifying film festival is a must-attend event. From Q&A panels with filmmakers to 165 screenings and venues throughout the city, you’ll have plenty to do during this 11-day experience.
The late Dr. Maya Angelou, famed poet and Winston-Salem resident, would’ve turned 91 this April, and you can follow her legacy across the city during your next visit. From portraits and tributes to interior design, we’ve put together a list of inspiring places throughout Winston-Salem to celebrate Dr. Angelou’s lasting legacy.
With NC Beer Month kicking off in April, Spring is a great time to plan your own Craft Draft Crawl through seven hoppin’ breweries in downtown Winston-Salem. Read on to learn about three of the seasonal releases from a few of our favorite local breweries.