Top 5 Things to Do in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Winston-Salem, North Carolina is a great base for motorcycle adventures, but you don't have to get out of the city to have a good time. Here are some of our favorite places to visit in Winston-Salem.
Bailey Power Plant—Innovation Quarter
Once R.J. Reynold’s coal-fired power plant shut down, it stood empty for more than 20 years. With the help from the community and Wake Forest University, the building and its surrounding area has gotten a second lease on life. Numerous startups, businesses, a satellite Wake campus, and restaurants now occupy the space. Find it at 445 Patterson Ave, Winston-Salem, NC.
Reynolda Village and Gardens
There is so much to see and do here. If restaurants, shops, and spas aren’t your thing, you’ll be delighted with the impeccable garden. No matter the season, you can immerse yourself in nature and recharge your batteries. The historic 1917 estate of Katharine and R.J. Reynolds is now the Reynolda House Museum Of American Art. Find it at 100 Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem, NC.
Winston-Salem Dash—Truist Stadium
It’s always a good time at a Dash game. Family-friendly and accessible, there’s a reason why baseball is America’s favorite pastime. The Dash are a High-A team and a farm team of the Chicago White Sox. The stadium opened in 2010 and a host of other events are also held there, like Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus. Find it at 951 Ballpark Way, Winston-Salem, NC.
Browse art galleries, independent cafes and bakeries, and just about anything “craft.” Stroll up and down Trade St to window-shop for whatever floats your boat. My personal favorite restaurants are Sweet Potatoes, Cibo Trattoria, 6th & Vine, and Finnigan’s Wake. Find Trade St between 5th and 8th St.
Park at the visitor center and walk across the 120-foot wooden Heritage Bridge to the historical district. Old Salem is quite alive with shops, displays, and Salem College. This women-only institution is not open to the public. Winkler Bakery is home to the original Moravian cookie and they still use a wood-fired oven just like 200 years ago. Find it at 900 Old Salem Rd, Winston-Salem, NC.