About Winston-Salem

The Best of Both Worlds

Known as “The City of Art & Innovation,” Winston-Salem is a thriving center of art, commerce, and entrepreneurship. Home to many of the region’s corporations, hospitals, and research facilities, Winston-Salem offers students’ distinct advantages.

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Because of its close proximity to campus, our students venture downtown for:

  • Internships, community service, & job shadowing
  • Salem College’s Center for Women and Entrepreneurship
  • Attendance at art and athletic events
  • Fun! 100+ restaurants, 20 galleries, dozens of performance venues

Winston-Salem Ranked for Quality & Success

  • #31 Best Place to Live in U.S — US News & World Report, 2019
  • Top 10 Best Cities to Travel — Forbes, 2019
  • #1 Best Place for Business — Forbes, 2018
  • A Top 10 Digital City — Center for Digital Government, 2018

Winston-Salem is home to thriving corporations

  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • Forsyth Medical Center
  • Novant Health
  • Reynolds America
  • Hanesbrands
  • Wells Fargo
  • BB&T Bank
  • Krispy Kreme

Arts organizations

  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art
  • RiverRun International Film Festival
  • National Black Theatre Festival
  • Piedmont Opera

Colleges and Universities

  • Salem College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Winston-Salem State University
  • UNC School of the Arts
  • Forsyth Tech Community College

Local Accommodations

Winston-Salem offers an array of lodging choices, including historic hotels, B&Bs,  and a full range of hotels.

The following hotels are close to campus and some offer a special rate for Salem families. Please note: The rates below do not include tax and are subject to availability.

Historic Brookstown Inn
200 Brookstown Avenue (one-half mile from campus)
Salem Rate: 10% off best available rate

The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center
420 High Street (one-half mile from campus)
336.777.3000 or 800.972.3774
Salem Rate: $89

Holiday Inn Express—Downtown West
110 Miller Street SW (2.4 miles from campus)
Salem Rate: $89.99

Fairfield Inn and Suites
125 South Main Street (one-half mile from campus)

Embassy Suites
460 North Cherry Street (1.2 miles from campus)
(336) 724-2300

3111 University Parkway (3.5 miles from campus)
Salem Rate: $99

Kimpton Cardinal Hotel
401 North Main Street (1 mile from campus)
(877) 216-3448