Themed Itineraries

Variations on a themed itinerary is an inviting option for tour planners and tour-goers alike.  As Winston-Salem insiders, we offer you several of the following themed ways to kick-start your exploration of our charming city.  Whether you follow one to a tee or mix and mingle to create your own, we're sure you'll have a wonderful adventure.

Tour planners are always welcome to chat with Kay Calzolari, our group tour and services manager, directly at 336-728-4237 or email to get assistance with hotel accommodations, step-on guides, group tour-friendly restaurants and helpful recommendations that will ensure a wonderful visit is experienced by all in Winston-Salem.

Seasonal Holidays

A city for all seasons, Winston-Salem offers a number of activities and events to enjoy year-round.  Spring showers bring gorgeous garden blooms, one of the nation’s largest Easter sunrise services and an international film festival.  Summertime brings two back-to-back wine festivals, movies under the stars and minor league games at the BB&T Ballpark.  Travel back in time to Old Salem, home of the first Fourth of July celebration, where you can enjoy a weekend full…


A Pit Stop

Begin your racing quest with a complimentary reception at the Winston-Salem Visitor Center. Our knowledgeable staff will fill you in on some NASCAR facts. Bowman Gray Racing, a flat, quarter-mile oval in Winston-Salem, was home to some of the earliest heroes in NASCAR. From 1958 to 1971, this asphalt track hosted 28 events in NASCAR's premier series. The Dodge Weekly Series, a NASCAR-sanctioned event, remains the featured division Saturday nights from May to August. Richard Childress…


Extraordinary Museums

Extraordinary Museums Begin your adventure to our outstanding museums with a complimentary reception at the Winston-Salem Visitor Center. Our staff will assist you in planning your route throughout your visit. Named to the National Register of Historic Places, Reynolda House Museum of American Art is the former home of tobacco baron R.J. and Katharine Smith Reynolds. Built between 1912 and 1917, it exhibits one of the finest public collections of American art in the South. The pieces date…


The Gardens

The Gardens Begin your history lesson on Winston-Salem’s horticulture with a tour through Historic Bethabara Park and enter into the days of the 18th century North Carolina backcountry. The park dates back to 1753 when the Moravians first settled the area. Dig in to more than two centuries of gardening traditions with a stroll through Hortus Medicus (reconstructed), the country's oldest known medical garden, and the 1759 Community Garden. The Community Garden is the only…


Arts, Craftsmen and Up & Comers

The Downtown Arts District offers a unique shopping experience, inspiring work environments, innovative galleries and entertaining special events, such as the First Friday Gallery Hop. Explore the fiber, wood, metal, canvas and especially, the people of the arts district. Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery, founded in 1963, features fine contemporary craft work of more than 340 Southeastern artisans. The gallery is located in the former Pleasant's Hardware store in the Downtown…


African American

Take a step back in time as you walk through Old Salem one of America's most well-documented historic attraction and learn about the rich history of African Americans in Salem.  Visit St. Philips Moravian Church, the state’s oldest standing African American church, an interpretive site for the African American experience in the south. Also a component of Old Salem is the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA). MESDA showcases one of the finest collections of…