Winston-Salem is more than a destination: North Carolina's City of Arts & Innovation is an unexpected discovery waiting to happen.
Wander our neighborhoods, and you'll find hidden gems of creativity sparked by a community that values curiosity and greets change with open arms. Our cityscape is a blend of timeless architecture and cutting-edge design, a visual representation of our commitment to honoring our roots while embracing the here and now.
From our vibrant downtown to our centuries-old historic sites, Winston-Salem enchants visitors with big-city amenities and small-town charm. Grab a creative craft brew, stroll through our heirloom gardens, dine in a tree-shaded courtyard, or admire our dazzling murals – Southern charm and hospitality surround you wherever you go.
As the gateway to the North Carolina foothills and Yadkin Valley Wine region, Winston-Salem shines with natural beauty and outdoor adventures. It's where cobblestone streets and historic gardens sit in the shadow of modern skyscrapers and art deco gems, and where repurposed factories now thrive as yoga studios, co-working spaces, and award-winning distilleries. Winston-Salem is also home to acclaimed universities, a buzzing startup culture, and a celebrated culinary scene.
Above all, Winston-Salem is a city with a welcoming spirit and creative soul – a place that will surprise, delight and inspire you to visit again and again. Come see why Southern Living called Winston-Salem a "glorious gem of a destination" and one of America's "Best Cities on the Rise."
Top Things to Do in Winston-Salem
Whether you're a shopper, an arts lover or a history buff, an outdoorsy type or a theater-goer, we've got some great things in store for you!
Check Out These Top Events & Festivals
History Comes Alive in Winston-Salem
Visit the enchanting Graylyn Estate, take a tour of Old Salem Museums & Gardens, explore a living historical farm and much more in our history-rich city.
Helpful Info for Your Next Getaway
Plan Your Adventure in Winston-Salem
Check out these top itineraries to help you plan your next getaway focused on nature, urban excitement or a fun weekend away with friends!
Girlfriend Getaways | 2 Days
A great girlfriend getaway is all about escaping the day-to-day grind and experiencing whatever your heart desires.
Take a Hike | 1 Day
You bring the hiking shoes. We'll bring the inspiration. Two dynamic state parks located just north of Winston-Salem are bound to take your breath away.
Cityside | 1 Day
The 1.6 mile Long Branch Trail connects Winston-Salem's downtown with surrounding nature walks and parks.