King For The Day

Stokes County, NC

As unique as its history, King, NC, is the perfect small town for a day away to straighten that crown and refill your joy. Named after the small King’s Cabin, where Charles and Francis King lived in the 1830s, King has continued to grow while keeping a sense of community filled with beauty and charm. King is in two counties, as it sits in Southern Stokes County, with sections of the city limits extending south into Forsyth County. It truly is the “Gateway to the Foothills,” located between the Blue Ridge Mountains and 16 miles Northwest of Winston-Salem, NC. Whether driving from Charlotte, Greensboro, or Cary, NC, you are within a few hours’ drive of this inviting small town.

Your first stop is P B Clark’s Family Restaurant for authentic country cooking. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; if you like coffee, they have a fresh pot for you too.

Next, King Antique Mall is more like a treasure hunt through time. Relax as you enjoy browsing to find your perfect souvenir or a few gifts for family and friends for special occasions. 

Want to keep shopping? Add Shannock’s Pawn and the Barn Star Amish Furniture Store to the itinerary, and they are right next door. Or head minutes away to Miss Fitz Consignment & Gifts and Evergreen Consignment & Gifts.

You have an appetite, so decide what your taste buds want for lunch and choose between fantastic restaurants. Foothills Grill and Tap for lunch and cold beer, Little Italy Pizza and Italian Restaurant, or Amigos Mexican Grill.

Head to Robertson Family Farm for picking strawberries in May/June. And get to know your farmers. You may even head home with some fresh farm beef.

A relaxing massage or facial at King’s Cabin Salon & Day Spa is a must to round out your day.

Then, grab a sweet treat and a beverage from Sno Sweet or Wisteria Coffee and walk around King Central Park before heading home from a beautiful day in King, NC.

The perfect mountain getaway, closer than you think. Experience hiking trails, waterfalls, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, and more. Enjoy a leisurely float down the Dan River by canoe, kayak, paddleboard, or tube.