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Things to do in Wake Forest

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Deli / Bodega
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“Over The Falls has one of the largest menus I've ever seen! What started out as a small sandwich shop, grew into a gorgeous full service restaurant with something for everyone. They have great local brews on tap, as well as some lovely wines and a full bar. Trust me - you'll be glad you went. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Downtown Wake Forest has embraced the "Beer State" culture and has its own brewery. Right in the heart of things on White Street, they have a rotating selection of beer (and some wine for the non-beer drinkers). There's trivia on Wednesday nights, and TVs for watching any sporting events. While there's no food served at the brewery itself, they allow you to order in food from the local establishments and there's often a food truck outside. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Library
“One block away from the Stroud House, this was the original home of Wake Forest University. Beautiful campus, and a nice evening stroll.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Best Place for watching the sunset. Drinks and food a little pricier BUT great views & the food is good.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Walk along White Street and checkout all the art shops and cafes. The Cotton Company is a great shop for finding hostess gifts and one of a kind trinkets.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“The town's 117 acre crown jewel park, it features restored farm buildings, a pecan grove, an amphitheater, fishing, and three miles of walking trails. Six Sundays in Spring is our concert series from April til June.”
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
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“One of our favorite places for dinner. Farm Table serves locally sourced meats and vegetables, along with a full bar with local beer, wine and spirits. Best to go after 6pm.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Movie Theater
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Great homemade pastries, breakfast and family home grown service and atmosphere.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“GREAT wings, GREAT beers on tap, GREAT live music. Less than 5 minutes away!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Pool recently re-opened for Summer 2019, and it is awesome! Water slides for every age group, adult pools, kids pools, snacks. No membership required, just show up and pay a few bucks to get in. They do accept card and cash. Check the hours before you go, they are open for free swim usually after noon until 6pm-ish.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Department Store
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  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Great wine store with free tastings on Friday nights and live music most nights.”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“Every Saturday, from 8 - 12 visit the Farmer's Market - real cute and super close, they have live entertainment, farm to table displays, and an assortment of craft vendors. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Indoor Play Area
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Deli / Bodega
“Over The Falls has one of the largest menus I've ever seen! What started out as a small sandwich shop, grew into a gorgeous full service restaurant with something for everyone. They have great local brews on tap, as well as some lovely wines and a full bar. Trust me - you'll be glad you went. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Best Place for watching the sunset. Drinks and food a little pricier BUT great views & the food is good.”
  • 4 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“One of our favorite places for dinner. Farm Table serves locally sourced meats and vegetables, along with a full bar with local beer, wine and spirits. Best to go after 6pm.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great homemade pastries, breakfast and family home grown service and atmosphere.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“GREAT wings, GREAT beers on tap, GREAT live music. Less than 5 minutes away!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Great wine store with free tastings on Friday nights and live music most nights.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends

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