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Recreation and Activities Outside of the Hospital

  • NC School of the Arts and Winston-Salem symphony
  • Museums and Visual Arts- Offering the regions most impressive exhibits
  • Piedmont Jazz Festival- Annual celebration of Jazz
  • National Black Theatre Festival
  • NC Wine/Beer Festival- 6 wineries located in the Yadkin Valley area
  • Tanglewood Festival of Lights- Largest Christmas light show in the South


  • Wake Forest University ACC Sports (Demon Deacons)
  • Community intramural sports: softball, volleyball, soccer, dodgeball
  • Winston-Salem "Dash"- Minor league baseball (White Sox Minor League team)- New Stadium
  • NASCAR- This is where it all started; Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte (1 hour away)
  • Carolina Panthers- NFL Football in Charlotte
  • Charlotte Bobcats - NBA in Charlotte
  • Carolina Hurricanes - NHL in Raleigh
  • 2 fitness centers located within the Medical Center, YMCA 2 blocks away, and "The Rush" Fitness Complex Downtown.


  • Old Salem- Original colony of Winston- Salem founded 1766
  • Reynolda House and Gardens- RJ Reynolds Estate
  • Graylyn Manor- Former home of Bowman Gray
  • Mount Airy- "Original Mayberry" home of Andy Griffith
  • Biltmore Estate- Mansion built by George Vanderbilt in Asheville


  • 75 parks with soccer/baseball/football/basketball/tennis/trails/pools
  • Tanglewood Park- In Forsyth county with golf/tennis/horses/fishing/boating/biking
  • More than 10 public golf courses in Winston-Salem area
  • Salem Lake- Boating/fishing/seven-mile trail for biking and running
  • NC Snow Skiing- Ski Mountain and Beech Mountain only 1 ½ hours away
  • Snowshoe, WV- All the perks of a western ski town but only 4 hours away
  • White water rafting- Nantahala and French Broad rivers about 2-3 hours away
  • National White Water Center in Charlotte
  • Pilot Mountain- Rock climbing/camping/fishing/trails
  • Grandfather Mountain- Wildlife reserve/mile high swinging bridge/hiking
  • Blue Ridge Parkway/ Appalachian Trail
  • NC beaches only 4 hours away (Wilmington)


  • Hanes mall- Over 200 stores
  • Reynolda village- 30 boutiques/restaurants
  • Downtown Arts District- More than 20 galleries/café's
  • Historic West End- At least a dozen antique/consignment shops
  • Concord Mills Outlet Mall 200 stores(1 hr 20 min away), Tanger Outlet Center 75 stores (1 hour away)


  • For event calendars:
  • 6th and Vine, Tates Bar, Finnegan's Wake First St. Draught House
  • Fox and the Hound English Pub and Sports Bar
  • Foothills Brewery
  • Speak Easy Jazz Club
  • Downtown Summer Music Series
  • Alive After 5 on Thursday nights May-September
  • Fourth Street Jazz & Blues on Friday nights May-September
  • Local wine tastings:

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Joel Bruggen, MD
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC  27157
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Last Updated: 07-20-2016
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