A prosperous Carolina foothills city with a passion for the arts, Winston-Salem is a mover and shaker in business, education and culture. When you stay in our Holiday Inn Express® Winston-Salem hotels, you’ll discover a buzzing cultural landscape and a hospitable Southern welcome.
Travel back to the 18th century at Old Salem Museum & Gardens, where tinsmiths, blacksmiths, and bakers keep ancient trades and traditions alive. As you see this living-history restoration, near to our Winston-Salem hotels, it’s easy to imagine how the Moravian missionaries, who founded Winston-Salem in the 1770s, lived and worked. The 1920s have also made their mark on Winston-Salem in the striking Art Deco Reynolds Building. If it looks familiar, it’s because this landmark was the prototype for New York’s Empire State Building. Art-loving guests at our hotels in Winston-Salem can admire the American masterpieces on display at Reynolda House, collected by tobacco magnate R. J. Reynolds.
From our Winston-Salem hotels, it costs nothing to explore the art galleries in DADA, local shorthand for the Downtown Arts District, where you can also dine and shop. DADA artists open up their studios and galleries every month for “First Friday Gallery Hops,” free evenings of art, music and food. Admire the vintage architecture along the shaded streets of the West End Historic District, known as the city’s “Front Porch” for its welcoming front porches. Enjoy the lively culture on offer at Winston-Salem’s Wake Forest University. Or explore further afield: Winston-Salem is the gateway to Yadkin Valley wineries, North Carolina’s top wine-country region—where free tours and tastings are offered daily.
Book a stay at our Winston-Salem hotels for iconic Art Deco architecture, 18th-century Moravian living traditions, and access to free tastings at the Yadkin Valley vineyards.