Wake Forest University offers a well rounded, challenging liberal arts education on a beautiful campus located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Known as the City of Arts and Innovation, the downtown is just 3 miles from campus, with tons of galleries, shops, restaurants and performance spaces. Winston-Salem is in the Piedmont Triad of N.C., with Raleigh 2 hours away and Charlotte a 90-minute drive.
Stay: You’ll feel like you’re at a grand estate rather than a hotel arriving at the Graylyn, on the Wake campus. This historic home, now owned and operated by the University, sits on 55 acres, yet is just a few minutes from downtown Winston-Salem. Prefer to stay right in town? Two good options are the Brookstown Inn or the Marriott on Cherry.
Breakfast: Order some biscuits and gravy, the egg or homefry scrambles, build your own benedict or the cinnamon swirl French toast at Mary’s Gourmet Diner, also known as Breakfast, of course, to fortify you before the college tour. Midtown Café and Dessertery is another good choice to start the day.
Lunch: Classic American fare is the attraction at Village Tavern in Reynolda Village, a popular local hangout for visiting families. The Tavern is known for its excellent Sunday brunch, perfect if you’re visiting over a weekend. Sit out on the patio at Silo serving, local, farm to table tapas, salads, paninis and wraps. Diolis Italian Market and Willows are other good downtown options.
Local Attractions: Stroll Reynolda House and Gardens, and visit Reynolda Village, all adjacent to campus and all thanks to the legacy of R. J. Reynolds of the Reynolds Tobacco Company. Glimpse the early history of Salem-Winston in the Old Salem Historic district, a living history museum. Art lovers should head to the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, known as SECCA (admission is free.)
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WAKE FOREST FAST FACTS
Black & Old Gold
PO Box 7305
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7305
(p) (336) 758-5201
(f) (336) 758-4324
Martha Allman, Director of Admissions
NCAA Division I
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