Did you know that they call Winston-Salem the “Twin City” for inheriting two different but equally impressive titles as being both the “City of the Arts” (for its high regard for arts and theatre) and the “Camel City” (for its key role in the tobacco industry).
Best way to travel: Car, Bus, Rail
#1 thing to do: Bethabara Park
#2 thing to do: Reynolda House, Museum of American Art
#3 thing to do: SciWorks
Fun Fact: Did you know that the popular donut shop sought all around the world opened its first branch in Winston-Salem? Well, in 1937 Krispy Kreme kick-started its operation in a rented building on South Main Street, selling the most delicious donuts hot, fresh and straight to the customers in the historic district.
#1 Car Rental Company: Avis
Winston Salem is an eclectic city in North Carolina that offers visitors a taste of southern entertainment, outdoor adventure and family fun. Here are five things you must do in Winston Salem:
1. Buy some homemade soap at Freedom Farms Soap.
Located near Fort Bethabara, the site of numerous music exhibitions, you can shop this little homemade soap shop for some herbal soap or other souvenirs.
2. Go fishing on Salem Lake.
This beautiful lake near Winston-Salem is the perfect spot for bass or catfish fishing. Non-fishermen can grab a sailboat and sail this 365-acre lake.
3. Take the kids to the spray grounds at the Bolton and Kimberley Park.
This zero depth entry watery playground is a perfect aquatic playground for children of all ages and adults. It includes interactive sprays, water pours, and an 18-inch wading pool.
4. Play tennis at the Joe White Tennis Center.
Grab a racquet and a friend and play a couple hours of one-on-one tennis at this community tennis center. Practice your grip and see if you've got the arm to get the ball consistently over the net. Challenge another couple to a tennis duel.
5. Take an imaginative journey to Historic Bethabara Park.
Go back to a place where a 1753 German Protestant settlement once existed. These people, the Moravians settled down and now provide for some unique archeological ruins and a fully restored 1788 church. Stroll the lawns and visit the interpretive center.