Winston is now a favorite destination of tourists and each year thousands of people come to Winston to buy properties, take part in different festivities or visit some of the popular tourist spots. Winston has a lot to offer for the tourists which includes great options for food, accommodation and shopping destinations.
Winston is the place which has the largest mall of North Carolina – The Hanes Mall. The area around this mall has become of the biggest shopping districts in the region. Other shopping areas which are just next to this city include Reynolda Village, Oak Summit Shopping Center, The Thruway Center, and Marketplace Mall amongst many others.
Here are some of the top attractions of Winston.
People who visit Winston often take time out to visit the Old Salem region. This is a restored Moravian settlement which was founded in 1766. It is said that the village has more than 70% of the buildings which are original here. There is also a living history museum which has gunsmiths, cobblers, carpenters, bakers, blacksmiths, and tinsmiths who practice their trade as they interact with the visitors. In the Old Salem region, there is also a Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, a gallery with 19th-century furniture, texture and ceramics.
Old Salem region is also known for its famous Cobblestone Farmers Market which is held in the Spring season and throughout the autumn, every Saturday. The market provides easy public access to various sustainably grown food & products.
Tourists also love to visit Salem Lake which is situated in the southeastern Winston-Salem region. There is a 7-mile trail. Wildlife is abundant in the region. The magnificent walking trail offers plenty of activities which includes running, dog leashing, biking, fishing, walking and hiking amongst other activities. Salem Lake is often referred to as the ‘hidden diamond of the city’.
Winston Salem Fairgrounds Annex – This is a popular event venue of the region which hosts the famous Carolina Classic Fair. This fair was previously known as Dixie Classic Fair and is held each year in autumn. In 2007, the Fair witnessed a record-breaking attendance when more than 371,000 came to the region. This Fair is the 50th most attended fair of North America. Besides this, the Winston-Salem Fairground holds several events throughout the year.
The City of Arts
Winston city is best known for its arts and innovation. The first arts council of the United States was created in this city in 1949. There are several local art schools in the region. Some of the most popular destinations include Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Sawtooth School for Visual Arts, the Stevens Center for the Performing Arts and University of North Carolina School of the Arts amongst others. The Carolina Music Ways is also situated in the region which is the grassroots arts organization which focuses mainly on interconnected music traditions and Moravian music. The city also hosts the Heavy Rebel Weekender music festival. This is where 70 and more bands showcase their music for more than 3 days. These are one of the most popular events of Winston.
Winston-Salem has the headquarters of many corporate brands which includes HanesBrands, Inc, Lowes Food Stores, TW Garner Food Company and Reynolda Manufacturing Solutions among many others. The largest propane exchange company of the county – Blue Rhino, also has its headquarters in the region. The city was traditionally associated with the tobacco and textile industries but with time it is slowly transforming itself and becoming a major hub for biotech, high-tech and nanotech field. The Medical research industry is also one of the largest and fastest-growing local industries of the region.
Last, but not least, Winston offers top-quality education for students. There are several elementary, middle schools, and high schools in the region. There are many institutes for pursuing higher studies as well in the region.
The city is well connected by airways, road and railways. It is an easily accessible city which is now the most sought-after destination for many for various purposes.