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.
In addition to outdoor activities, the city has an abundance of opportunities to explore the arts. From browsing shops in the Downtown Arts District during one of the monthly Gallery Hops, to attending a performance of The Nutcracker at the Stevens Center, to visiting an exhibition at the Diggs Gallery, Reynolda House or SECCA, residents and visitors enjoy a wide range of entertainment and exhibitions.
Meanwhile, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is one of the fastest-growing urban-based districts for innovation in the United States. Home to more than 150 companies, five leading academic institutions, more than 3,600 workers and 1,500 degree-seeking students and over 8,000 workforce trainee participants, the Innovation Quarter is a place for research, business and education.