Fall Date Night: Things to do in Winston-Salem

The leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler, and that can only mean one thing: it’s officially fall and the perfect time for date night! If you’re looking for some fun ideas for things to do this fall, look no further. In this blog post, we will discuss a variety of activities that you can enjoy with your significant other in Winston-Salem and the surrounding region. From apple picking to taking a scenic drive through the countryside, we have got you covered! So grab your partner and get ready to have some fun!

Fun Things to Do in Winston-Salem This Fall

Fall in Winston-Salem is an enchanting time, with the leaves changing color and the air taking on a crispness. The area comes alive with harvest festivals and Halloween celebrations. And of course, there are plenty of chances to enjoy all the seasonal favorites like pumpkin spice lattes and apple pies. Needless to say, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy! If you and your partner are looking for things to do, here are some ideas:

Pumpkin Picking/Pumpkin Carving

Support local businesses and head out to a pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkins! Once you have chosen the perfect pair, take them home and get creative with some carving. If you are feeling extra ambitious, you can even roast homemade pumpkin seeds together or try your hand at making a pumpkin pie from scratch. There are plenty of local farms for picking pumpkins in and around the Winston-Salem area.

If you don’t have time to pick your own pumpkins, or would simply prefer to do something a little different this year, look no further than RayLen Vineyard’s Hallo-Wine event. On Friday, October 28, you can join us for our annual pumpkin carving festival from 5:00-9:00pm. We will have live music by Coia and food for purchase from Salsarita’s. Pumpkins will be available for purchase when you arrive (while supplies last) and can be purchased for $10 each. We will provide all the tools you need to carve your own pumpkin on-site (also while supplies last). Even if you aren’t interested in carving a pumpkin, a pumpkin purchase is not required to stop in and enjoy the festival, music, and food! We will also be having a dog costume contest at 7:00pm that day, so dress up your pup and bring them out to be judged on one of three categories: Creativity, Best Couples Costume (you and your pet), and Most Giggle Worthy. You could even win a pup-tastic Halloween basket! 

Go Apple Picking

The Yadkin Valley is home to many apple orchards, and what better way to enjoy them than by picking your own? There are several orchards in the area where you can pick apples, and many of them also offer other activities like hayrides and corn mazes. After a day of apple picking, you can come home and bake an apple pie or make some homemade applesauce. Before you head to a local farm, just be sure to double-check their website for the latest information as some require reservations.

Take a Drive Through the Countryside

One of the best things about living in Winston-Salem and the surrounding area is that beautiful countryside is all around us. Take advantage of this by taking a scenic drive with your partner! There are plenty of winding roads and mountain vistas to take in. Consider making stops at local shops and farms along the way. You can even put together a picnic with fall-themed foods to enjoy at a scenic overlook. To make it extra special, plan a fun “roadtrip playlist” with some of your favorite songs you share as a couple. 

Spend an Afternoon at a Vineyard

RayLen Vineyards & Winery is located at 3577 US Highway 158 in Mocksville, North Carolina. It is just outside of Winston-Salem and makes for a perfect afternoon getaway. Visitors can enjoy a wine tasting and relax in our newly updated pavilion. Infrared heaters on our front porch will ensure that you are comfortable no matter the temperature. We have a variety of wines to suit every taste, and our knowledgeable staff is always happy to help you. We also host a variety of events throughout the year, so be sure to check our website for upcoming events!

Walk/Hike a New Trail

With the cooler weather comes the perfect opportunity to get outside and explore! Winston-Salem is home to a variety of parks and greenways, many of which offer miles of hiking trails. Do some research and find a new trail to explore with your partner. You might even find a hidden waterfall or two!

Take a Fall Bike Ride

Another great way to enjoy the cooler weather is by taking a bike ride together. Winston-Salem has several greenways that are perfect for biking. So put on your helmets and enjoy a leisurely ride through some of Winston-Salem’s most beautiful scenery.

Spend an Evening Stargazing at Pilot Mountain State Park

Pilot Mountain State Park is located just outside of town and offers some of the best stargazing in the area. The park is open year-round, but fall is a great time to visit. Pack a picnic dinner and head to the park for an evening under the stars. You might even see a shooting star or two!

Plan a Perfect Fall Date in Winston-Salem

These are just a few ideas for things to do in Winston-Salem this fall. Whether you are looking for something active or something more low-key, there is sure to be an activity that you and your partner will enjoy. So get out there and explore all that the city and surrounding towns have to offer!

If you’re in the area, we hope you’ll stop by and visit us at RayLen Vineyards & Winery for a wine tasting.  We have a variety of wines to suit every taste, and our knowledgeable staff is always happy to help you. We also host a variety of events throughout the year, so be sure to check our website for upcoming events!

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