Having Fun around Winston-Salem
For a city of its size, Winston-Salem has a remarkable amount of things to do. A non-exhaustive list is included below. Keep an eye on coffee shop and bar flyers in order to learn about current events.
Parks, Trails, and Outdoor Recreation
Hanes Park: Down the street from the hospital
Salem Lake: Check out www.cityofws.org/recreation for info
Miller Park: Take Queen Street west and the park is on your left
Reynolda House: Great running trails as well.
Pilot Mt: Check out www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/pimo/main.php
Salem Lake (6.7 miles), Strollway (1.15), Salem Creek (4.5 miles),
Hanes Park (1.2 miles), Shaffner Park (1.14 miles), Washington Park (1.1 miles), Silas Creek Parcourse (1.2 miles)
Stone Mountain State Park Roaring Gap, NC (45 min each way- can make it and be back in WS quick. Bring headphones w your lectures for added nerdiness/efficiency or see the giant waterfall to get away from it all).
Hanging Rock especially beautiful in the Spring and Fall
The Profile trail from route 105 is a rugged hike, but offers amazing scenery and semi-exposed ridge travel. It’s free to hike from here to the Hanging Bridge and back. (~10 mile roundtrip)
Courts can be found at nearby Hanes Park. However, there is a fee for play at Hanes Park. Free courts are located at Miller Park (directions above) and at Bolton Park (directions: Take Hawthorne Rd. south [up the hill away from the hospital]. After you pass Food Lion, take a left at the next light onto Bolton St. The park is about 1 mile on your right.).
There are several quality courses in the Winston-Salem area. Tanglewood Park in Clemmons is a full-service park with 36 holes of championship golf, an 18 hole par-3 course and two driving ranges. For those who love to play but lack the big dough, Winston has two very nice municipal courses. For less than $10 with your student ID, you can walk Winston Lakes and Reynolds Park on weekday afternoons. Hillcrest is a nice course for the money.
A/perture: A small movie theater that has a bar and plays movies that aren’t always in the main theaters. 311 West 4th Street(336) 722-8148
Marketplace Cinema: 2095 Peters Creek Parkway $2.50!! 725-464
Carmike 10: 3608 Reynolda Rd. 922-1301
Wynnsong 12: Stadium seating, digital projectors, student discount with ID, 1501 Hanes Mall Blvd. 765-5875
The Grande Theater 18: Newer theater with Stadium seating and an IMAX screen, 5601 University Pkwy. 661-1125
Films on Fourth: Art house movies at the Stephens Center. 405 West Fourth Street. www.cinemasociety.org/films-on-fourth/index.html
Other Things to do
- Swing dancing second Saturday of every month at the Vintage Theatre with free intro lesson.
- $8 for students at the door; lesson 7:30-8:30, open dancing ‘till 11:00
- Oriental Shrine Club, Greensboro every 4th Saturday
- Salsa dancing on Wednesday night at Club 311 downtown starting at 8pm with a thorough beginner lesson till 9:30pm.
- Contra dancing Tuesday night every week at Vintage Theatre at 8pm! A truly Southern experience.
- Foothills Brewery every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 for trivia
- Frisbee golf courses nearby:
Upcoming Events of Interest
- Rock the block Moonlight Madness 5K(fall)
- The school Holiday Ball
- The color run(spring)
- Salute Wine festival(Summer)
- Gallery hop called “First Fridays” where art galleries and shops are open late downtown the first Friday of every month.
- Orientation parties