Located north of Charlotte and east of the Appalachian Mountains, Winston-Salem is a hub for healthcare, education and great outdoor recreation. If you’re looking for Winston-Salem hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has two great places to stay and each offers great rates.
Winston-Salem’s two largest employers, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Novant Health, make this modern metropolis a regional center for medical education and the delivery of top-notch healthcare services.
The area is also home to two prominent universities, Wake Forest Universit y and Winston-Salem State University. With an enrollment of nearly 7,000 secondary and post-secondary students, Wake Forest is helping Winston-Salem become a center for the development of nanotechnology. Winston-Salem State University, a historically black university with a diverse enrollment, continually ranks in U.S. News and World Report among the Top Public Comprehensive Colleges in the South – Bachelor’s Category.
The tobacco business remains an important part of the local economy with Reynolds American ranking among the city’s largest employers. Other driving economic forces in Winston-Salem are Dell Computers, U.S. Airways and trucking giant Roadway Express.
Winston-Salem has numerous attractions for the tourist. If you are interested in top-quality, made-in-America home furniture, consider the short trip to High Point, North Carolina, the “Furniture Capital of the World.”
Outdoor enthusiast will want to visit nearby Pilot Mountain State Park and enjoy canoeing, fishing, rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking or just sightseeing in this breathtaking natural environment. About 25 miles from Winston-Salem, Pilot Mountain has the highest peak in North Carolina at 2,421 feet.
Wine aficionados will be excited to learn about the burgeoning wine industry in the region. The nearby Yadkin Valley boasts several vineyards, including Westbend Vineyards , maker of Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, which won the Double Gold Medal at the International Eastern Wine Competition, and was described by Time Magazine as one of only a dozen “excellent” U.S. wines.
If golf interests you, there are several choices. Olde Homeplace Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 71 course, while Hillcrest Golf Course has three excellent nine hole courses with a varied terrain but no sand bunkers.
For a comfortable, convenient, and affordable Winston-Salem hotel, either of the Extended Stay Hotels locations would be a terrific choice.