From our vibrant downtown to our centuries-old historic sites, Winston-Salem enchants all who visit 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 a place with history at every turn – a place that celebrates its past and thrives in the present. It's where cobblestone streets and historic gardens sit in the shadow of modern skyscrapers and art deco gems – where repurposed factories now thrive as yoga studios, co-working labs, and award-winning distilleries. It's known as a City of Arts & Innovation – home to acclaimed universities, a buzzing startup culture, and a celebrated culinary scene.
Above all, it's a city with a welcoming spirit and creative soul – a place that will delight you, surprise you, inspire you – and welcome you back again and again. Come see why Southern Living called Winston-Salem a "glorious gem of a destination" and one of America's "Top 10 Cities on the Rise." Discover all there is to do and see here – you’ll be inspired to see for yourself! Learn about holiday happenings here.
Girlfriend Getaways | 2 Days
A great girlfriend getaway is all about escaping the day-to-day grind and experiencing whatever you 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 Winton-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.