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Getting There

I-40 (the East-West Expwy.) is the main approach to Winston-Salem from both east and west; from the north, it's U.S. 311, U.S. 52, and U.S. 158; and from the south, it's U.S. 52.

Winston-Salem's Smith Reynolds International Airport (tel. 336/767-6361) is served by US Airways Express (tel. 800/428-4322; www.usairways.com). Charlotte is the nearest airport served by all major carriers.

By Bus -- Greyhound (tel. 800/231-2222; www.greyhound.com) offers regular service to town. The bus station is at 100 W. 5th St. (tel. 336/724-1429).

Visitor Information

The Convention and Visitors Bureau, 200 Brookstown Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27101 (tel. 866/728-4200 or 336/728-4200; www.visitwinstonsalem.com), can tell you about attractions, accommodations, dining, and local bus transportation. It's open daily 8:30am to 5pm.

Special Events

For a relatively small city, Winston-Salem has quite a calendar of events. The Convention and Visitors Bureau can provide complete details. In mid-April, the city's 18th-century gardens in Old Salem are open for the Spring Garden Tour (call tel. 888/653-7253 or 919/962-0522; www.chapelhillgardentour.net). Every year, there's a traditional Moravian Easter Sunrise Service. An old-fashioned Independence Day Celebration is held each year at historic Bethabara. Starting in July is the National Black Theatre Festival. Early September brings the Chili Championship to Tanglewood Park. Mid-October also brings Folk Festival IV, a competition complete with country cooking and entertainment. Beginning in November and running to January 1 is the Festival of Lights in Tanglewood Park (tel. 336/778-6300; www.tanglewoodpark.org). And the holiday season wouldn't be complete without the Old Salem Christmas and Candle Teas ★ (tel. 888/653-7253; www.oldsalem.org), a re-creation of yuletide as it was celebrated 200 years ago in Old Salem. (You've got to sample that Moravian sugar cake!)

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.