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Recreation and Activities Outside of the Hospital


  • NC School of the Arts
  • Museums and Visual Arts- Offering the regions most impressive exhibits
  • Piedmont Jazz Festival- Annual celebration of Jazz
  • Winston-Salem Symphony
  • NC Wine/Beer Festival- 6 wineries located in the Yadkin Valley area, tastings of 25 NC Wineries
  • Lexington BBQ Festival
  • Tanglewood Festival of Lights- Largest Christmas light show in the South
  • Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art - Multimedia contemporary art gallery in Winston-Salem
  • RiverRun International Film Festival - week long event that is one of the premier film festivals in the Southeast
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art
  • Piedmont Opera Theatre
  • Downtown Arts District Gallery Hop - 1st Friday of every month


  • Wake Forest University ACC Sports (Demon Deacons)
  • Community intramural sports: softball, volleyball, soccer, dodgeball, kickball - Established Internal Medicine Department teams for softball and kickball
  • Winston-Salem "Dash"- Minor league baseball (White Sox Minor League team)- New Stadium
  • NASCAR- This is where it all started;  Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte (1 hour away)
  • Winston Wildcats - Indoor Football in Winston-Salem 
  • Carolina Panthers- NFL Football in Charlotte
  • Charlotte Hornets - NBA in Charlotte
  • Carolina Hurricanes - NHL in Raleigh
  • 2 fitness centers located within the Medical Center, YMCA 2 blocks away, Gold's Gym, LA Fitness, Kraze (martial arts, zumba)


  • National Black Theatre Festival - Held biennially since 1989 showcases the best in African American theater (next festival in 2017)
  • Fiesta - Largest one-day Hispanic street festival in the Triad
  • Greek Festival - 3 day celebration held annually in May
  • India Fest - Annual event organized by Indo US Cultural Association celebrating Indian culture
  • Juneteenth Jazz Festival - Held in celebration of the abolition of slavery in the United States


  • Old Salem Museums and Gardens - 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
  • Hanging Rock - Hiking trails/Hawk watching/camping
  • Grandfather Mountain- Wildlife reserve/mile high swinging bridge/hiking
  • Blue Ridge Parkway/ Appalachian Trail
  • NC beaches only 4 hours away (Wilmington, Myrtle, Outer Banks)


  • 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)
  • Southpark Mall - High end mall in Charlotte (Nordstrom, Neimann Marcus, etc)
  • Farmer's Market - in downtown at Old Salem (seasonal) and Piedmont Triad Farmer's Market near Greensboro (open year round) 


  • Local Bars and Restaurants
    • 6th and Vine
    • Tates Craft Cocktails
    • Finnegan's Wake
    • First St. Draught House
    • Corks, Taps & Caps
    • Bull's Tavern
    • 4th Street Filling Station
    • Old Winston Social Club
    • Small Batch Microbrewery
    • Whiskey Box
    • Single Brothers
    • The Bar on 4th Street
    • Camel City
    • Recreation Billiards
    • Foothills Brewery and Tasting Room
    • West End Tap Room 
  • Dixie Classic Fair - 1st week in October 
  • Downtown Summer Music Series
  • Burke Street Food Truck Fest
  • Alive After 5 on Thursday nights May-September
  • Fourth Street Jazz & Blues on Friday nights May-September
  • Salute! NC Wine Celebration 
  • Local wine tastings:


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Medical Center Blvd
Watlington Hall, 3rd Floor
Winston-Salem, NC  27157
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Last Updated: 08-31-2017
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