An urban lifestyle and Southern charm collide in Winston-Salem’s restaurants. Maybe you’re in the mood for people-watching from a downtown patio, or a sidewalk café. Perhaps home cooking or ethnic cuisine delights your taste buds. We’ve got it all. Downtown is punctuated by dozens of interesting dining experiences from the casual to the sublime. Or venture out a bit and find familiar favorites alongside local legends.
Winston-Salem has two major shopping centers and dozens of independent retailers offering something a little unique. Stroll through downtown’s Arts District and experience fine arts galleries, eclectic gift shops, bars and restaurants, all within a few city blocks.
Winston-Salem’s robust arts scene lends itself to a wide variety of nighttime events and entertainment. Coupled with dozens of restaurants, bars, music venues and a summer season of live music in the downtown streets each weekend, there’s no shortage of things to do.
From national tours at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum or the Stevens Center of the University of the NC School of the Arts, to minor league and collegiate sports, Winston-Salem boasts a number of entertaining attractions.
Known as the City of the Arts, you can experience live theatre, art openings, the symphony, the opera or renowned festivals such as the RiverRun International Film Festival and the National Black Theatre Festival nearly every evening of the year. The quality and breadth of our arts community truly set us apart as a desirable place to live, work and play.
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