In this edition of Free Yourself Friday, we take you to Winston-Salem/Greensboro, where Vaco provides expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing.
Yes, we specialize in premier talent & solutions, but most importantly, we help people find freedom. We believe in the power of an entrepreneurial spirit, staying team focused and a true work-life balance.
So, if you find yourself in North Carolina on business or vacation, our local Vaconians have the top five places to Free Yourself in Winston-Salem/Greensboro.
Walk among the animals in the world’s largest natural habitat zoo in the Triad area of North Carolina. With over 1600 animals, you can learn about species from all over the world; ranging from mighty polar bears and gorillas to the humble honey bees. Give the giraffes a snack on the Acacia Station Giraffe Deck or get an immersive experience with rhinos and gazelles on a zoofari. With conservation at the heart of their mission, you can learn all about efforts to protect the planet’s wildlife and how you can help. The Zoo is a must-see of the Triad area!
Take yourself out to the ballgame to see the Winton Salem Dash! Winston Salem’s minor league baseball team has been the farm team for the Chicago White Sox since the ‘90s and is always a guaranteed good time. Buy some peanuts and Cracker Jacks, and make sure you don’t forget to sip on a cold beer brewed at the local Foothills Brewery.
The annual film festival comes to downtown Winston Salem every spring and brings a community of film lovers together who share values of diversity, integrity, sustainability, and excellence. Since its inception, the River Run Film Fest has grown out of its original location near the festival’s inspiration and namesake, the French Broad River. Recent notable screenings include Mud, Wuthering Heights, 500 Days of Summer, and The Notebook.
Enter an expansive world of science exploration! Learn about health, the weather, dinosaurs, or the human body in one of the Greensboro Science Center’s many exhibits. Visit the aquarium and see the peacock mantis shrimp which has the world’s fastest punch; the force of a rifle bullet. Conquer your fear of heights in the Sky Wild high ropes course. If science isn’t your thing, jam out at a Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd laser show in the evening.
Get out of the city and into nature at Hanging Rock State Park, just north of Winston-Salem/Greensboro. With campgrounds, picnic areas, a lake for canoeing and swimming, hiking and mountain biking trails, climbing areas, park museums, the Dan River and the breathtaking view from the Hanging Rock, there is no shortage of awesome outdoor activities!