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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Museum
“11 Miles away. Amazing and life transforming for art lovers. If you are not an art lover, when you go there you will be.”
  • 25 locals recommend
History Museum
“13 Miles away. A Historic buildings with paid tours, shops, and restaurants. Such accurate records were kept that clothing has been handmade according to the instructions for actors! Step back in time to the 1700's”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cinema
“Foreign, indie, documentary & festival films in 2 80-seat theaters, with beer & wine refreshments.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“If you come to Winston, visit Krankies for breakfast, lunch or dinner and try out one of their great coffees or beers. (I prefer breakfast or lunch here!)”
  • 24 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Hanes Mall is an attractive mall with a good variety of anchor stores like Macy's and Belk and specialty shops. A major asset of the mall is that is has two play areas for children at each end of the mall. Thus, mom or pop can supervise the kiddies while the other mate is shopping in the nearby stores. Another plus is the food court on the second level. Parking is easy and allows ready access to the mall.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Tomatoes Pie & Tomato Bisque are favorites. Reasonably priced, delicious food. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent local selection and twists on traditional recipes. Weekend brunchers, expect a wait.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This is probably the most popular coffeeshop in W-S! They make fresh bread and pastries daily. They also serve beer and wine.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Museum
“ IMAGINE, CREATE and PLAY!Our MissionTo create a compelling destination for our community to play and learn by experiencing literature, storytelling and the arts.Our VisionNurturing children’s imaginations, creativity and love of reading by bringing stories to life”
  • 13 locals recommend
Route
“Reynolda village is a quaint local treasure surrounding the original RJ Reynolds home and estate. From restaurants (Village Tavern, The Silo) to shopping and trails that lead to Wake Forest University, this is a great treasure of our city. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Foothills is a local brewery with award winning brews and great food. They have live music and events.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“One of my favorite running trails- It's about 7 miles around the beautiful lake. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“One of the best places to shop in Winston Salem. There are stores for all ages and a variety of different goods sold. Additionally, there are also delicious places to eat if you want to get a quick bite.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Only the best Tex- mex this side of Texas. The margaritas are amazing. A great outdoor space too. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great hangout spot after work and on weekends! They have a great indoor & outdoor space with plenty of games and food trucks. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Old Salem is a smaller version of Williamsburg. Beautiful area with restaurants, and museum learning. ”
  • 14 locals recommend