Known as the “City of Arts and Innovation,” Winston-Salem offers a surprising amount of activity, dining and recreation for its relatively modest size. A moderate climate year-round contributes to the widespread availability of outdoor activities, and its location at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains means you won’t run out of day trip destinations anytime soon.

Winston-Salem: Our Time is Now

With roots in tobacco and textiles, Winston-Salem reimagined itself to become the City of Arts and Innovation, a place where you can put down your own roots and discover innovation of all forms. Explore the grit and the diversity that makes this place special, and find where you fit here with us.

Video courtesy of Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce

Explore the Local Scene

We recognize your life in Winston-Salem won’t be all work or study, and luckily, the region is home to activities and events of all kinds. Craft breweries and thriving foodie scene? We have it. Parks, trails and activities to get outdoors? Here in abundance. Explore the categories below to get a taste of what you could be doing when you don’t have your nose to the grindstone.