Winston-Salem is a small city of approximately 230,000 people, located in Forsyth County in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Mountains are an accessible 75 miles to the west, and the city is 225 miles from the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. The region enjoys a moderate climate, with an average summer temperature of 73.9 degrees Fahrenheit and an average winter temperature of 45.3 degrees Fahrenheit.
The city offers an active cultural life and numerous opportunities for recreation and study. With a vibrant downtown, you’ll find unique bars, restaurants, art galleries, music venues and shops. There are plenty of ways for you to enjoy the history and culture of the area such as historic Old Salem, the River Run Film Festival, the Hispanic League’s Annual Fiesta, Salute! The North Carolina Wine Celebration, Texas Pete Culinary Arts Festival, the annual PRIDE Parade and Bookmarks Book Festival.