Winston Salem Flights:
Flights to Winston Salem
The city of Winston-Salem is situated in the US state of North Carolina and it’s the fourth largest city in this state. Nicknamed Twin City because the city of Salem and Winston twinned together in 1913 this city offers visitors history and culture.
The closest airport to Winston-Salem is the Piedmont Triad International Airport (airport code: GSO) about a half hour drive to the east, near the city of Greensboro. There is a shuttle service from the Greensboro Amtrak station into Winston-Salem. Airlines such as British Midland and Virgin Atlantic have flights to Winston-Salem from South Africa that connect in London as well as in New York City. British Airways also connects in London for its flight to Winston-Salem, but has its second transfer in Washington.
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The Tourist Attractions in Winston Salem:
Although consolidated together in 1913 both the original cities of Winston and Salem are far older than this; Salem dates back to 1766 and Winston to 1849. As a historical city Winston-Salem offers visitors a number of historical attractions, including historic districts, houses and more.
Reynolda Village is one such part of the city that has stemmed from a historical background. The ‘village’ was created from the old servant and agricultural buildings of the former RJ Reynolds estate, called Reynolda, and now offers a shopping and business complex.
Right next door to the village is Reynolda Gardens. Covering a total area of 129 acres these gardens include 4 acres of formal gardens plus woodlands, wetlands and fields. The formal gardens include attractive landscape planting plus a section with vegetables, vines and fruit trees. Also on site are two woodland walking trails.
The Reynolda House Museum of American Art is another attraction with the Reynolda Village development that includes art dating back from colonial times to the present day, all set within the historic home of the tobacco baron who owned the estate, RJ Reynolds.
Old Salem Historic District
Within the Old Salem Historic District is one of Winston-Salem’s best known and most popular museums, the living history museum known as Old Salem Museums and Gardens. The living history museum gives visitors a look back in time, experiencing how life was hundreds of years ago. The historic district is also home to a couple of other museums including the Old Salem Toy Museum, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.
Winston-Salem does not only provide historical attractions; the city’s science museum takes visitors right up to the modern day! SciWorks includes a state of the art planetarium, and environmental park and many hands-on exhibits that are geared more towards kids but can be great fun for both children and adults!
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem
If you’ve come to Winston-Salem with children then the Children’s Museum could be your next stop. This children’s museum focuses on learning about literature, storytelling and the arts and is best designed for families with children of up to ten years old.
When Should You Visit?:
Winston-Salem experiences warm and humid summers and fairly mild winters. Summer is the wettest time of the year and also the hottest – the highest rainfall coincides with the hottest months, July and August, when the average high is between 30 and 31C, so this is perhaps not the best time to visit Winston-Salem. April and October are pleasant months as the temperatures are warm and rainfall is lower. During the winter average high temperatures drop to 9C in January and snowfall is fairly common.