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Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Whether it’s a day trip, weekend trip, or a week long adventure, it is always important to hear from the locals on what places you can’t miss for a certain city. Here for my top five spots of where you need to visit in Winston-Salem.

reynolda house

Reynolda House

The Reynolda House is the historic home of the R. J. Reynolds family. R. J. Reynolds, more famously known for founding the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, built the house in 1917. Today,  Reynolda House is a favorite among tourists and includes art exhibits with works by Georgia O’ Keeffe and Grant Wood.

Source: http://www.reynoldahouse.org/about

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Founded in Winston-Salem in 1937, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is a famous hot spot. And of course, you need to stop by when the “Hot Now” light is on for a Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnut!

Source: http://www.krispykreme.com/about/Our-Story

Old Salem

Old Salem

Nestled in the heart of downtown, Old Salem is the historic replica of the town of Salem. Established in 1950, today, Old Salem, is full of museums and shops for visitors to learn about the Moravians and life back in the 1700s.

Source: http://www.oldsalem.org/old-salem-inc.html


Thruway Center

With any trip, shopping for gifts and souvenirs is a must. Thruway Center opened in 1955 on the site of an old dairy farm, after the construction of Interstate 40 paved ways for shopping centers and retail areas. The first shopping center in Winston-Salem continues to grow and attract businesses from the surrounding areas and is a favorite for locals and tourists for shopping and dining.

Source: http://www.thruwaycenter.com/about-us


Tanglewood Park

Dating back to 1584, the land Tanglewood Park currently resides on, was once a claimed by Sir. Walter Raleigh for Queen Elizabeth. Throughout the years, the park’s owners included the Johnson family, immigrants from Wales, and the Reynolds family. Today, Tanglewood Park is home to a bed and breakfast, The Manor House, an aquatic center, horse stables, golf courses, and the annual holiday tradition, the Festival of Lights.

Source: https://www.forsyth.cc/Parks/Tanglewood/recreation.aspx