The Hampton Inn & Suites University Area in Winston-Salem is conveniently located to everything Winston-Salem has to offer. Here for business or a convention? Madison Park and Oak Summit are less than 5 minutes away, and the MC Benton Convention Center and LJVM Coliseum is less than 10 minutes from the hotel. Area businesses include Sara Lee, RMIC, Amarr Garage Door, RJ Reynolds America, Hanes Brands, Health and Wake Forest University Medical Center/School of Medicine, Wachovia and BB&T. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, NC School of the Arts, Salem College and Forsyth Technical Community College are all located within 15 minutes of the hotel. Oak Summit and Sara Lee soccer fields are located within 5 minutes of the hotel and the BB&T Fields are less than 20 minutes away. Step back to a simpler time by travelling north to Mt. Airy and see Andy Griffith and the town of Mayberry come alive. Enjoy a day touring the wine trails by visiting RayLen, Westbend or Shelton Vineyards of Yadkin Valley and Chateau Morrisette in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Visit some of America’s most authentic colonial sites, Bethabara Park and Old Salem Museum and Gardens: or spend the day at Reynolda House Museum and Gardens smelling the roses or at Tanglewood Park playing a few rounds of golf, horseback riding or check out the Festival of Lights during the holiday season. Held annually each spring, the RiverRun International Film Festival is one of the country's fastest-growing regional film festivals. Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the festival annually presents a rich blend of new films by established and emerging filmmakers, showcasing a diverse collection of cinematic voices from around the world. The National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) held bi-annually attracts more than 65,000 people during the six-day event. NBTF celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009. Festival highlights include the Opening Night Gala, Readers' Theatre of New Works/Plays, the Youth/Celebrity Project, International Colloquia, International Vendor's Market, Fringe, Workshops and Seminars, and of course, over 100 theatrical performances. More than 50 celebrities of stage, screen and television are expected to attend. Still looking for more culture? Then bring the family and visit one of the many museums Winston-Salem has to offer. SciWorks, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Art (MESDA), Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art ( SECCA), WFU Museum of Anthropology, Delta Arts Center, Diggs Gallery, Winston Cup Museum and Children’s Museum are some of the highlights you can look forward to on your cultural journey! The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 85,000 people to High Point every six months to walk over 12 million square feet of show space. More than 100 countries are represented with over 2,000 exhibitors featuring thousands of new products and pieces. Serious retail home furnishings buyers can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.