Salem Lake is a 365-acre lake with a 7-mile trail around it just southeast of downtown. Currently, there are no water activities due to dam construction but normally boats can be rented and its a popular spot for fishing. There is also a fishing station with staff who can help with gear and bait. The trail around the lake is a very nice walk,...more
Add a taste of art to your life. Bring your favorite bottle of wine to this low-key class. It’s a great opportunity for anyone wanting to enjoy the thrill of creativity and the company of good friends.Follow the stroke-by-stroke instructions or tap into your wild, avant-garde side. It is completely up to you. Have a good time and some good wine....more
I was traveling south with my family, and we decided to stop half way for a break. I booked purely...more
This is a great hotel for travelers needing to stay in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Pool is on 3rd...more
If you are looking for a hotel with fantastic service and great location, your search ends at...more
Foothills Brewing is a small microbrewery and restaurant on W 4th Street right in downtown Winston-Salem. The food is pretty good, just the usual bar food - burgers, sandwiches, etc. and smaller late night menu. But the real reason to visit is the beer! They have about 8 permanent beers and a few seasonal brews, so there's something for every...more
6th & Vine at the intersection of Trade St and 6th is one of the best places to eat -- it's reasonable and has a great wine selection. Outdoor seating is also avail.Sweet Potatoes on Trade is another great find -- lots of great soul food.Avoid the Bistro 420 on 4th St -- service and food are both highly unpredictable. The best you can do here is a...more
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The Speak Easy on 4th, across from the Stevens Ctr, is a great place for local jazz. They also offer latin dance lessons on Tuesdays for free. Heidi also makes a mean martini.Thea's House of Blues (its either on Liberty or on Trade St., I can't remember) is good for blues, but it tends to be rather smoky and stale thanks to very poor ventilation....more
A car is your best bet. Taxis are often very nasty, unreliable, and expensive. Also, the drivers are quick to rip you off by taking the long way around. If you must take a cab, keep the trip short and call Joe's Taxi.
Unless you don't have a mile within 200 miles of your hometown, avoid Hanes Mall. It's expensive, cheap-looking, and attracts a rough crowd on weekend nights.
Unique Suggestions: Go during the day, prefereably early in the morning before the "Mall Rats" have time to surface.
Fun Alternatives: Check out Thruway on S. Stratford and the downtown arts district.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: ... it's hotter than h*** during the summer. Winter is unpredictable -- we are prone to ice instead of snow, or we could very well have 70 degree temps in Jan. Best to check out www.weather.com first.