Best Things to Do in Winston Salem


Winston Salem is a charming little town just 20 minutes away from Parks Select. With its long, rich history and prime position near the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, Winston Salem is the perfect place for a day trip. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Winston Salem.

West End Historic District

Things to do in Winston Salem - West End Historic District

History buffs should visit this historic neighborhood full of old structures that tell the story of the city’s past.

 Black Mountain Chocolate Factory

Things to do in Winston Salem - Black Mountain Chocolate Factory

Chocolate buffs, on the other hand, should visit the Black Mountain Chocolate Factory. Take a self-guided tour to learn how chocolates are made from start to finish and partake in a taste test at the end.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Things to do in Winston Salem - Reynolda House Museum of American Art

If you’re looking for an art-filled afternoon, this is an excellent place to stop. You’ll find rotating exhibitions as well as permanent ones. This is also a great chance to get a closer look at old, southern architecture since this museum has been put assembled in an old period mansion.

Segway Tour

Things to do in Winston Salem - Segway Tour

Hop aboard the 21st century and see the city through a guided tour on a segway run by Triad ECO Adventures. Hear a little about the history and the present while gliding through the area and getting a feel for what this city has to offer.


Road Trip Fun for Your Next Vacation

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Games can be a great way to pass the time on long road trips!

Road trips can be a fun way to spend time with family, but they can also be stressful, long, and uncomfortable. To keep things on the positive side, here are some suggestions for road trip fun you can try on your next family vacation.

  • Travel Bingo. Buy a set of these classic cards and keep the kids occupied for a good stretch of road. Kids as young as 3 should be able to play along.
  • AquaDoodle. This mess-free activity uses only water. Your kids draw some of the exciting things they hope to see and do while on vacation.
  • Travel Memory. This game comes with bungee-hinge doors that can’t get lost or come loose in the car. And, you can slip in new cards to keep the game fresh.
  • Hangman. For older kids who know how to spell, try the travel version of this classic game. The letters are attached with bungees and it comes with an attached dry erase market.
  • Boggle. This updated version of the game keeps the letter locked in tight and includes a built-in timer. It is geared towards kids ages 10 and up.
  • TableTopics. This game includes 135 cards with great questions, ranging from funny to thought-provoking. They are sure to get some conversation started while on the road.

Are you going to get any of these games for your next road trip?


Fun Vacations in the Snow

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Don’t let the snow get you down – there’s still plenty of fun to be had during winter!

While a lot of people stereotypically imagine a vacation as laying on white sandy beaches under the hot sun, summertime beaches are not the only vacation spot. If you have any vacation time this winter, here are some great ideas for vacations in the snow.

  • Crystal Mountain Resort. Head to Thompsonville, Michigan to stay at this beautiful resort. Here you can learn to ski, or just enjoy some of the numerous free or inexpensive snow activities.
  • Trapp Family Lodge, Vermont. This Austrian-inspired lodge was founded by the Von Trapp family of The Sound of Music You can enjoy charming, classic, family fun with homemade cider, snowshoeing, snow forts, and sing-alongs.
  • Woodloch Pines. For some winter fun that doesn’t include skiing, visit this all-inclusive resort in Hawley, Pennsylvania. Here you can enjoy plenty of snowy activities, such as sledding, outdoor family Olympics, scavenger hunts, and more.
  • Omni Mount Washington. Located in Brettonwoods, New Hampshire, this resort is the place to go if you want to teach your kids how to ski. Located just two minutes away from the resort is the Hobbit Ski and Snowboard School. Here, they offer instruction for kids and even childcare for kids as young as two months.

Are you planning on winter vacations in the snow this year?