Visit Winston-Salem

Getting Here


If, while studying a map of North Carolina, you take just a moment to focus on the middle of the "Tar Heel State," you are bound to find Winston-Salem.  Look at little closer, and you'll see we're conveniently located at the crossroads of major thoroughfares of Interstate 85, I-77, I-40, Business 40 and Highway 52.   If you're wondering where that puts us in the "miles from" category, well, we're about 144 miles east of Asheville, 329 miles north of Atlanta, 350 miles south of Washington, D.C. and just more than 100 miles west of Raleigh, N.C. Add that we are only about 1-1/2 hours from the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and it's quickly evident why visitors have discovered, we are a perfect drive destination for a quick getaway or a long weekend.

The central portion of the state is frequently referred to as the Piedmont Triad due to our prime location at the "foot" (Pied) of the mountains. Triad is a more familiar business and commercial reference due to our close proximity to neighboring High Point and Greensboro.  This further explains the reason our major international airport,  just 25 minutes from downtown Winston-Salem, is named the Piedmont Triad International Airport (airport code is GSO).  With approximately 64 non-stops flights serviced by five major airlines, Winston-Salem is also an attractive fly-in destination and a great start to a wonderful North Carolina excursion.

Whether still in pre-planning mode or even once you're here, we invite you to use this website to easily navigate your way through Winston-Salem as directions and maps to most of the attractions, restaurants, and hotels are just a click away.

Business 40 Improvement Project
As Winston-Salem's downtown continues to be a thriving urban hub, the 1.2-mile stretch of Business 40 that runs through downtown is underway for structural improvements and overall beautification. The three-year project, spearheaded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), is a multi-phased project is slated for completion Spring 2020. The finished project will offer travelers safer roadways in and out of Winston-Salem's bustling downtown, and add and improve pedestrian walkways through and around downtown.

While the 1.2-mile section of Business 40 between Peters Creek Parkway and U.S. 52. is closed, you can watch the construction progress, get interactive maps, find up-to-date road closure information and easy-to-navigate detour routes here.

We'd love to help you find your way to Winston-Salem, so please let us know if would like to receive additional information, directions and/or maps.  And of course we always happy to mail you a complete visitor guide information packet, just give us a call or send us an e-mail!