Winston-Salem, North Carolina is a beautiful Southern city that features a thriving community focused around arts, theater, and technology. With a growing culinary scene and beautiful historic highlights, it’s a great place to visit if you’re looking for a true Southern experience including a look into the past at Old Salem, an authentic Moravian settlement.
Winston-Salem City Facts:
- Founded in 1913 by the merging of neighboring towns Winston (est. 1849) and Salem (est. 1753)
- Nicknamed “The Twin City” for it’s dual heritage
- Home to the first Krispy Kreme Donuts, Texas Pete Hot Sauce & the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, and Salem College, the longest, continuously running women’s college in the U.S.
Winston-Salem Insider’s Tip:
Make sure you leave plenty of time to check out some of North Carolina’s best vineyards and wineries just outside the city.