A historic luxury boutique hotel in Winston-Salem, Graylyn Estate elevates your holiday getaway with rich traditions, festive decor, family-friendly activities, and even butler service. Built in 1932 by the then-president of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Bowman Gray, the 85-room estate sits on 55 acres on the historic Reynolda Mile. Now owned  by Wake Forest University and operated as a conference center and hotel, Graylyn is definitely worth a visit during the holidays.

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Whether by two feet, two wheels, or even four hooves, there are numerous ways to take in the stunning fall foliage around Winston-Salem. Our location in central North Carolina delivers comfortable, cool temps as early as September—and with them, a colorful canopy of changing leaves that peaks in October and lingers into November. Here are four of our favorite ways to bask in fall’s beauty during your next visit.

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This Independence Day, you’re invited to celebrate on the site of our nation’s first documented Independence Day celebration…right here in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As far back as 1783, the town of Salem gained notoriety as an enclave for those seeking the freedom to pursue a Moravian way of life. Salem also made history as the site of the first ever Independence Day Celebration in the United States.

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