Places

Looking for the best Winston-Salem schools? Or maybe a hotel, golf course, tennis court, or anything else for that matter? If you don’t find it here, let us know and we’ll add it!

Local Architecture

Single Brothers Moravian architecture

Our fair city of Winston-Salem is full of great architectural sites. Did you know we have the “mother” of the Empire State building and a replica of Independence Hall right here in Winston-Salem? Find out where Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke and the legend of the Salem Coffee Pot. Here is a guide to some of our favorite architectural sites.

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Winston-Salem Area Parks

Grace Court Park

Nature-lovers appreciate how fortunate we are to have so many great parks in the Winston-Salem area. From hiking and fishing to horseback riding and playgrounds, our parks truly enhance our lives. Here is a list of some of our area favorites…

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Tours

Winston-Salem Segway Tour

See Winston-Salem through a different lens! Whether you are visiting Winston-Salem, showing it off to friends, or just getting to know the city, these guided tours offer many of Winston-Salem’s hidden gems. From downtown to historical tours and even ghost tours, even longtime residents are bound to learn something new.

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Reynolda House & Historic District

Reynolda House

The Reynolda Historic District, set in what is now the Buena Vista neighborhood of Winston-Salem, was once the 1,067-acre estate of tobacco barons Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband Richard Joshua (R. J.) Reynolds (photo courtesy of Digital Forsyth). The Reynolda Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

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Historic Hotels near Downtown Winston-Salem

Brookstown Inn

While visiting Winston-Salem (or welcoming visitors to your hometown), one might consider staying in one of these lovely historic hotels, inns or other interesting locations. They each have a story to tell, from the former home of the mayor of (Old) Salem, to the former manor house of one of our city’s (and Wake Forest …

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Winston-Salem Area Farmers Markets

Farmers Market

Looking for the details on local Winston-Salem area farmers markets? We’ve got a fresh list, complete with locations, hours, and more to help you find fresh local produce, meats and dairy shopping without too much digging. And you can often find other local items as well including fresh-made jams, handmade soaps, fresh-baked scones and breads, free-range eggs, arts & crafts and more. So get out and explore the local market and get inspired (and hungry!)…

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Fall Foliage In North Carolina

Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Foliage

North Carolina offers stunning fall foliage and color from the first weeks of October through early November. The annual show of vibrant reds, orange and gold begins in the higher elevations, such as Mount Mitchell and Grandfather Mountain, and works its way down the mountains, to the foothills and then the Piedmont. Read our forecast for this year’s fall color and when you should visit different spots to see the best fall color show…

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Westbend Vineyard & Brewhouse – Closed in Fall 2013

Westbend Wine & Beer

North Carolina has a young but vibrant wine community and Winston-Salem is primely positioned in the Yadkin Valley Wine Country. We are kicking this series off by featuring Westbend Vineyards & Brewhouse, located in Lewisville, because it was the first vineyard established in the Yadkin Valley and remains the only winery actually in Forsyth County. They …

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History Of The Moravian Star

Moravian Star Salem Bridge

I love the first signs of Christmas in Winston-Salem, NC, when Moravian stars light up porches and line the streets of downtown and the giant, 31-foot Moravian star atop the tower of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center shines like a beacon. Ever wonder about the origins of the star?

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Winston-Salem Neighborhoods

West End Neighborhood House in Fall

Winston-Salem is rich with diverse neighborhoods and architecture. From urban living downtown and historic neighborhoods to big yards and country club living, Winston-Salem offers a home setting for almost any taste. This list of neighborhood descriptions can be helpful when searching for a home that fits your lifestyle. We will continue to add to the list as …

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