Winston - Salem, NC

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Winston - Salem showing a sporting event as well as a large group of people

Visit museums, mansions and one of the most picturesque college campuses in the U.S. in this North Carolina college city known as “Twin City.”

Winston-Salem is a city of many nicknames. Some call the North Carolina college city the "Twin City" after the towns Winston and Salem were merged to form Winston-Salem in 1913. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company’s famous Camel cigarettes were first produced here, which gave the city the nickname "Camel City.” Many locals call Winston-Salem "The Dash," a reference to the hyphen between Winston and Salem and the name of a local baseball team. Whatever you call it, this city in North Carolina has attractions to suit most travelers.

Visit Winston-Salem's "Front Porch," officially known as the West End Historic District. This area began as the exclusive community of families made wealthy from the local textile and tobacco industries. See the beautiful homes on Millionaires' Row, where the famous Hanes and Reynolds families lived. Today, this area is full of boutique shops and restaurants.

Winston-Salem is home to Wake Forest University. Enjoy a walk through the picturesque college campus, which is regarded as one of the most beautiful in the country. There are always musical, theatrical and dance performances happening on campus. The Hanes Art Gallery is dedicated to cotton magnate Philip Hanes and his wife Charlotte for their contributions to the arts. The gallery frequently hosts exhibits featuring international artists.

Downtown Arts District, known as DADA, is a popular area downtown. Browse art galleries, studios and shops or enjoy a meal in one of its many cafés. Take children of all ages to the SciWorks. Browse a state-of-the-art planetarium, dozens of exhibits and a large environmental park.

Walk through a recreation of a historical town at the Old Salem Museum and Gardens. See what it was like in Winston-Salem's golden era at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art. This regal estate was built in 1917 by tobacco magnate R.J. Reynolds. Today, the house has historically furnished rooms, American art and family memorabilia.

Winston-Salem remains warm and sunny throughout the year. Explore tree-lined boulevards and historical homes on foot or rent a car to see the city’s outer limits.

Where to stay in Winston - Salem

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Winston-Salem
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Winston-Salem
2.5 out of 5
2020 Griffith Rd, Winston-Salem, NC, 27103
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $70 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Winston-Salem. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
3.9/5 Good! (974 reviews)
"Welcoming, my Son was going through a difficult time in his life needed to get away for some R&R quite time for a few days it was provided. He's now refresh, ready to face life to this I say thank you LA Q an along w/ guidance from the Heavenly Father Go my Son !!!"

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Winston-Salem
Best Western Plus Hanes Mall Hotel
Best Western Plus Hanes Mall Hotel
2.5 out of 5
3330 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC, 27103
The price is $94 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Winston-Salem. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (966 reviews)
"They did a great job."

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Best Western Plus Hanes Mall Hotel
Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center
Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center
3 out of 5
420 High St, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Winston-Salem. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4/5 Very Good! (971 reviews)
"Very satisfied with the hotel in general- as well as excellent customer service. Only disappointment was the “breakfast”. Lesser quality hotels provide a much better grab and go"

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Forest Lake RV & Camping Resort
Forest Lake RV & Camping Resort
2 out of 5
192 Thousand Trails Drive, Advance, NC, 27006
Stay at this family-friendly campground in Advance. Enjoy free parking, 2 outdoor pools, and a marina. Popular attractions Native Vines Winery and Boone's Cave ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"The cabins were nice with a beautiful view. They have a full kitchen and bathroom, which was unexpected. The cabin was clean but in need of some repair but overall it was satisfactory."

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Forest Lake RV & Camping Resort
Kasa Winston-Salem Arts District
Kasa Winston-Salem Arts District
2.5 out of 5
511 N Cherry St, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101
Stay at this apartment in Winston-Salem. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and a Smart TV. Popular attractions Truist Stadium and Old Salem are located nearby. ...
3.3/5 (4 reviews)
"Great location. Walkable. Heating / cooling was a bit noisy."

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2022

Kasa Winston-Salem Arts District
Lake Myers RV & Camping Resort
Lake Myers RV & Camping Resort
2 out of 5
2862 U.S. 64 West, Mocksville, NC, 27028
Stay at this family-friendly cabin in Mocksville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.2/5 (5 reviews)
"The Villa was very dirty and rundown as well as full of cobwebs and insects. The doorknob fell off several times. There was no curtain over the front glass door. The check-in attendant did not notify that we need a pool pass nor did they offer us one."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2021

Lake Myers RV & Camping Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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