By Guest Bloggers Suzy Fielders and Ashley Dougherty

Sometimes we are so busy planning “get-aways” and vacations that we forget how much our own Triad cities have to offer! Our guest bloggers today have put together an amazing list of some of their favorite entertainment venues, restaurants, museums, health & wellness facilities, parks, salons, and retail shops which can all be found in the heart of Winston-Salem.

Take a look and discover some new venues that you may never have heard of before and please add your comments at the end if you have additional suggestions, or can add some thoughts on the places we already have listed. Thanks to Suzy and Ashley for this list! ~Rachel


A/perture Cinema – 311 West Fourth St.
They just launched their Kids at Heart family movies series which runs from July until October.

BB&T Ballpark (Home of the Winston Salem Dash team) – 951 Ballpark Way
Don’t miss seeing the Dash play this season and Friday night games always host a fireworks show after each game. Other family events happen at the ballpark as well such as the annual FREE Family Movie night hosted by Second Harvest Food Bank in May.

Central Library – 660 West Fifth St.
This is one of the many libraries in the Forsyth County Public Library System. They not only host books and DVDs for rent for FREE but they also host many events and their Summer Reading Program.

Milton Rhodes Arts Center for the Arts – 209 Spruce St North
This is the umbrella organization for Sawtooth School for Visual Arts, Womble Carlyle Gallery, Eleanor & Egbert Davis Gallery and Hanesbrands Theatre. Sawtooth hosts a variety of art classes for children and adults as well as numerous summer camps. Hanesbrands Theatre presents a variety of kid and family friendly shows like their “Fairy Tale Series” performed by the Winston Salem Festival Ballet and in August they will show The Jungle Book by Peppercorn Children’s Theatre. You can find many of their shows listed on our event calendar here.

Steven’s Center – 405 Fourth St. NW
This restored neoclassical theatre hosts a variety of performances, including classical symphonies and The Nutcracker ballet.


Health & Wellness:

6th Sense Health and Wellness – 1012 Brookstown Ave.
6th Sense helps its clients build personalized health maintenance plans through massage therapy, acupuncture, nutrition counseling, herbology, and fitness training.

CrossFit Downtown Winston – 480 West End Blvd.

iCan House – 862 West Fourth St.
iCan House’s mission is to educate, support, and enhance the lives of those with social challenges and their families. iCan House participants range from age 8 through adult and experience  some type of challenges and difficulties with social interactions. For some members, their challenges are the result of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome (sometimes referred to as high functioning autism), ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder); however, many participants have no diagnosis at all. Because they focus on behavior, and not a diagnosis, a diagnosis is not required for participation.

Innovation Quarter YMCA – 525 Vine St.

PazStudio (also Paz Boutique) – 633 North Trade St.
They offer an extensive listing of Yoga and Pilates classes as well as sell Specialty Brand Active-wear Apparel for Men and Women and more.

The Rush Fitness Complex – 400 West Fourth St.

William G White Jr. Family YMCA – 775 West End Boulevard

Winston Lake Family YMCA – 901 Waterworks Rd.


Museums & Galleries:

Children’s Museum of Winston Salem – 390 South Liberty St.
In addition to the normal exhibits the Children’s Museum hosts a variety of events and conducts summer camps. Special events can always be found on our calendar here.

Downtown Arts District (DADA) – Sixth St, Trade St. and Liberty St.
This area of downtown includes a variety of art galleries, shops and studios; including ArtWorks Gallery, Delurk Gallery, Piedmont Craftsman Inc, Studios @625 and many more. Don’t miss the Gallery Hops which take place the first Friday of every month and are FREE family friendly events.

Old Salem Museum & Gardens – 600 South Main St.
Visit Old Salem to learn more about the restored historic town of Salem, the collections in the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), visit the historical garden and take part in many of their fun events.


Parks & Recreation:

Central Park – 801 Salem Ave.

Civitan Park – 1341 Diggs Blvd.

Corpening Plaza – 100 West Second St.

Fourteenth Street Park – 2020 East Fourteenth St.

Grace Court – 931 West Fourth St.

Hanes Park – 1406 West Northwest Blvd.

Happy Hill Park – 1201 Alder St

Reynolds Park – 2450 Reynolds Park Rd.

Salem Lake Park – 1001 Salem Lake Rd.
Salem Lake is a 365-acre lake with a 7-mile trail that offers a scenic view of the lake at every point of the trail. The lake offers pier and boat fishing for hybrid bass, large mouth bass, catfish, crappie, bream, carp and white perch. They have rentals for fishing boats, canoes and kayaking

Skyland Park – 1890 New Walkertown Rd.

Washington Park – 1490 South Broad St.

Winston Square Park – 310 North Marshall St.


Restaurants & Bars:

Artisan Restaurant – 310 West Fourth St.

Bernardin’s Restaurant at Zevely House Restaurant – 901 West Fourth St.

Bib’s Downtown – 675 West Fifth St.

Bubbling Well – 612 Trade St.

Burke Street Pizza – 1140 Burke St

Café Ole – 102 West Third St.

Café Prada – 390 North Broad St.

Camino Bakery – 310B West Fourth St.

Chelsee’s Coffee Shop – 533 North Trade St.

Community Arts Café – 411 West Fourth St.

Courtside Café – 102 West Third St.

District Rooftop Bar and Grille – 770 Liberty View Ct.

Downtown Deli Restaurant – 1 West Fourth St.

Downtown Diamondback – 101 North Cherry St.

Downtown Thai and Sushi – 202 West Fourth St. @ 1 Park Vista

Finnigan’s Wake – 620 North Trade St.

Flashback Smoothies & Grill – 1003 Brookstown Ave

Foothills Brewing – 638 West Fourth St.

Forsyth Seafood Market & Café – 108 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Graze – 425 North Cherry St

Hutch and Harris Pub – 638 West Fourth St.

Jeffrey Adams – 321 West Fourth St.

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Subs – 295 W 4th Street

Jingle Bakers – 614 West First St.

Krankies Coffee – 211 East Third St.

Legendary Goat Coffee House – 8 West Third St., Ste 100-B

Lighthouse Restaurant – 905 Burke St.

Mary’s Gourmet Diner – 723 Trade St.

Mellow Mushroom – 314 West Fourth St.

Meridian Restaurant – 411 Marshall St. South

Mooney’s Mediterranean Café – 101 West Fourth St.

Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro Restaurant – 878 West Fourth St.

Mundo Global Tapas – 401 West Fourth St.

Old Fourth St. Filling Station – 871 West Fourth St.

Old Winston Social Club – 1131 Burke St

Senor Bravo Mexican Restaurant
– 241 Marshall St. South

Sixth and Vine Wine Bar – 209 West Sixth St.

Skippy’s Hot Dogs – 624 West Fourth St

Small Batch Beer Co.
– 241 West Fifth St.

Spring House – 450 North Spring St.

Sweet Potatoes – 529 North Trade St.

Tate’s Craft Cocktails – 279 West Fourth St.

Tavern in Old Salem – 736 South Main St.

The Honey Pot – 285 West Fourth St.

The Potch Kitchen and Cantina – 840 Manly Street

Wen Hwa Asian Fusion – 134 Spruce St. North

West End Café – 926 West Fourth St.

Willow’s Bistro – 300 South Liberty St. #125

Winkler Bakery Bakery – 521 South Main St.

Xia’s Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar – 102 West Third St.


Salon & Beauty:

Fur Pet Salon and DaySpa – 370 North Broad St.
Don’t forget to pamper your pets every now and then! This pet salon is committed to using natural luxury products that will pamper them without harming them.

Glass Door Salon & Spa – 460 North Cherry St., Ste 100
This is downtown Winston-Salem’s only full service salon & spa. The offer everything from hair & make up to spa services like a variety of messages and facials.

Hair Bomb Salon – 833 Burke St.
They offer a full array of hair services from cut to color to removal.

Ma’ati Spa – 707 North Main St.
Ma’ati Spa offers variety of body treatments including muscle-soothing massage and relaxing aromatherapy.

Salon 939 – 939 Burke St NW
This salon specializes in haircuts and color using Aveda and Pureology products. They also offer nail services and facial waxing.

Salon Cabelo – 469 West End Blvd.
Their team consists of highly trained artists that specialize in dimensional color and cutting.  Salon Cabelo offers you the latest in hair fashion whether you are going for that Modern look, or just like to keep things simple. Salon Cabelo only uses Paul Mitchell Professional hair products.

The Escape Salon – 709 North Trade St
They boast a highly diverse staff that collectively has over 90 years of hairdressing experience and therefore has a stylist to suit every client’s individual needs.


Stores & Retail:

1502 Fabrics – 936 Burke St
Designer fabrics including furniture fabric, drapery fabric, bedding fabric, and pillow fabric.

A Creative Mind Boutique –
In addition to the crafts they sell they offer private lessons to kids and adults in the arts like mosaics, paper crafting, making collages, or jewelry making.

The “B” String – 560 North Tarde St
Neighborhood guitar shop , which includes lessons!

Barnhill’s –
811 Burke St
Books, wine, art and gifts!

Cabinet Studio – 1033 Burke St
Professional kitchen and bath designers. The store includes a beautiful showroom.

Carpet One by Henry – 940 Burke Street
Expect help for covering your floors.

CeCe’s Boutique – 107 West Fourth St.
Cece, owner of CeCe’s Boutique, is a creative visionary who loves what she does, but loves most to greet & meet Frugal Fashion Forward Gals–her customers–that have inspired Cece’s Boutique to be what it is today.

Closet 2 Closet Clothing and Accessories – 535 North Liberty St.
They offer a wide assortment of clothing and accessories for purchase at reasonable prices.

Collage on West End – 434 West End Blvd
Collage is a unique resale store that offers a wide variety of new and gently used merchandise; clothes, shoes, accessories, furniture and home goods.

Dream Maker Bath & Kitchen- 425 West End Blvd
Offers one-on-one attention and commitment to providing clients the highest standard of quality for bath and kitchen remodeling.

Elasya B’s Candy Tree – 500 West Fourth St.
Elasya’s is one of the leading local providers of sweets, gourmet apples, traditional candy apples, gift baskets and more.

Elizabeth’s at Hanes Park – 851 Reynolda Road
Wonderful selection of antique consignments, great vintage items and newer home decor.

Fourth Street Art & Frame – 854 West Fourth St.
Custom frame shop with a storefront gallery that focuses on original art by Winston-Salem and NC artists.

Haute Chocolate – 301 Brookstown Avenue

K Leigh’s Collection – 815 Burke St
Plus size clothing boutique and consignment.

Moravian Book and Gift Sho
p – 614 South Main St.
This store is one of Old Salem Museums & Gardens retail locations, they carry a variety of items including home decor, books, children’s toys, Moravian items, and North Carolina food items.

NU Shoes – 500 West Fourth St
Great selection of dress and casual women’s shoes at low prices.

Snob Shop – 465 West End Blvd
Consignment clothing and home decor with many designer labels.

The Kitchen Center – 1105 Burke St
Quality kitchen and home remodeling services.

Today and Tomorrow Interiors – 435 West End Blvd
Today & Tomorrow Interiors offers styles ranging from classic to contemporary. Focus is on quality materials and craftsmanship.

Yours Truly – Upscale Consignments – 835 Reynolda Road
Yours Truly offers new and gently used designer name brand clothing and accessories at affordable prices. In addition to women’s clothing, Yours Truly offers a lower store level with furniture, household items, art work, linens, books, etc.


 * Photo credit – J. Sinclair Photography