Winston-Salem is a city rich with traditional heritage of early American culture and offers educational museums, beautiful gardens, and great attractions.

The first place on most people's stop is Old Salem which is a National Historic Landmark. Old Salem is one of the country's best colonial settlement villages restored as close as possible to its original splendor. Here you can tour the village, shop for old books, crafts and gifts. Visit the Old Salem Toy Museum, the Museum of Early Southern Decoratives Arts, the Old Salem Children's Museum. You can also visit the beautiful gardens and orchards here.

For more gorgeous gardens, head to Reynolda Gardens at the Reynolda House Museum.

Wine lovers will rejoice over this area's plethora of vineyards. Touring and tasting is a major attraction in and around Winston-Salem. For a complete list of the vineyards visit the city's online tourist board.

Art buffs will enjoy the Diggs Gallery, a part of Winston-Salem State University. The gallery also has free admission as an added benefit.

Tourists can also check out what is playing at the Steven's Center, a beautiful venue dating back to 1929 and the North Carolina School of Performing Arts.