What to Do in Winston-Salem

Downtown Winston-Salem (J. Sinclair Photography / Credit Visit Winston-Salem/J. Sinclair)

Welcome back to Winston-Salem!

No matter when you graduated from Wake Forest, the city of Winston-Salem has grown since you were last here. There are arts performances and galleries and fabulous new restaurants and bars that line the streets of downtown.

So along with the many events planned for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, you may want to enjoy the city as well. If you find yourself looking for things to do or places to eat while you are in town, let us point you in the right direction with these helpful links:

  • The Winston-Salem Visitors Center: A great resource for general information.
  • Smitty’s Notes: Get information about the goings-on-about-town like a Winston-Salem local. Smitty has the inside scoop on places to go and things to do and see. With Smitty as your guide, you can’t go wrong.


If during the weekend you find that you need taxi service, please use the list below to help you find alternate transportation.

  • Airport Shuttle & Taxicabs: 336.295.3134
  • Blue Bird Cabs: 336.722.7710
  • Blue Bird Cab Company: 336.245.2390
  • Classic Cab Company: 336.724.7433
  • Lott’s Taxi Service: 336.720.9797
  • Willard’s Cab Company: 336.661.7991
  • Uber

We hope you enjoy your stay in Winston-Salem. Go Deacs!


Homecoming and Reunion Weekend is a great time to come back and reconnect with campus and friends.  While the majority of the weekend is family friendly, the class reunion events are designed as a time for classmates to be able to relax and enjoy adult conversation.

Families are welcome and encouraged to attend the Campus Open House, Party So Dear, Festival on the Quad, Deacon Demo Show, Alumni Tailgate and football game.

In Home/Hotel Nanny Service:

Preferred Childcare will provide home/hotel childcare by a screened and experienced ChildCare Specialist throughout the weekend. Just be sure to mention that you are attending Wake Forest Homecoming and they will waive the registration fee.  To make arrangements for your child(ren) please contact Preferred Childcare at info@preferredchildcare.com of by calling 336.392.7827. Hourly rates will apply.