Ultrasound Education

Travel Planning

The Program for Medical Ultrasound at Wake Forest School of Medicine is located in Winston-Salem, NC, which has 232,000 people and is the state’s fourth-largest city. Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point, anchor a 12-county region in the north central part of North Carolina known as the Piedmont Triad, home to 1.6 million people. To access a comprehensive array of tools and information to plan your trip, some of which is summarized below, visit the Winston-Salem Convention and Visitor Bureau’s website.

Ground Transportation

Several major highways serve Winston-Salem. Interstate 40 and Business 40 pass through the city east and west, while U.S. Highway 52 passes north and south directly adjacent to downtown. Interstates 77 and 85 intersect these highways near Winston-Salem, making automobile travel convenient from any direction.

Air Transportation

Piedmont Triad International Airport, located in Greensboro, NC, is about 20 minutes by car from Winston-Salem. Airport shuttle van/taxi service is available through Triad Transportation at +1.336.668.9808. Triad Transportation is located on the baggage claim level at the center of the terminal. Contact that service to schedule your return trip to the airport.

Daily complimentary transportation to the Medical Center is available from the Hawthorne Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

Accommodations

The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center proudly serves guests of the Medical Center by offering 155 bright and spacious rooms with the following features and benefits:

  • Complimentary shuttle service to/from the Medical Center (1.5 miles)
  • Direct access from Business 40 and conveniently located to Highway 52
  • Ample, free parking
  • Complimentary hot breakfast and local newspaper
  • Full service restaurant, offering three meals and room service daily, weekday lunch buffet and Sunday brunch
  • Coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, data port with high speed Internet and voice mail in each guest room
  • Cable TV with remote and HBO
  • Self-service laundry facility
  • On-site fitness center and outdoor swimming pool
  • Lobby computer workstation with Internet connection and printer
  • Wireless Internet throughout the hotel

Rates: $84 Single/Double plus tax
Online Reservations: www.hawthorneinn.com.
Enter corresponding code # for week of reservation – 2014: October 5, #26M44S; October 26, #26M44T; December 7, #26M44U
Phone Reservations: 1.877.777.3099 and refer to the Ultrasound Courses

Other Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express
110 Miller St., Winston-Salem, NC 27127
+1.336.721.0220

Marriott Hotel Winston-Salem
425 N. Cherry St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
+1.336.725.3500

Graylyn International Conference Center
1900 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
+1.336.758.2600

Embassy Suites
460 North Cherry Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
+1.336.724.2300

Dining

Downtown Winston-Salem hosts dozens of unique owner-operated restaurants, diners, coffee shops and eateries, many with outdoor dining options. Most offer selections from local craft breweries and nearby Yadkin Valley vineyards. You’ll find nationally known chain restaurants along major arteries and at shopping centers. Whether your tastes favor Southern home-style cooking, barbecue, steaks and seafood, or Italian, Mexican, Indian, Japanese, Chinese or some other ethnic cuisine, it is probably available. Find information about 350 area restaurants.

Things to Do

Free time during your visit offers a wealth of possibilities. Golfers can choose from a dozen public courses within 20 minutes of downtown. Outdoor tennis is available at several public parks, and Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center removes seasonal and weather limitations. Tanglewood Park, an 1,100-acre public park, offers trails for walking or running and two lakes for fishing or pedal boating. Spectators can watch minor league baseball in season at BB&T Ballpark, home of the Winston-Salem Dash, or catch quality NCAA competition at Wake Forest University or Winston-Salem State University. Art lovers should visit the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Diggs Gallery or one of many smaller galleries downtown. Old Salem and Historic Bethabara Park interpret life as early German settlers lived in the 1700s. The Winston-Salem Symphony performs at venues throughout the city, including the Stevens Center downtown. Theatrical, film and dance productions are staged regularly at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Hanesbrand Theater and Twin City Stage. VIew current schedules and other activities.

About Winston Salem

Sometimes called the “Twin City,” Winston-Salem began as two adjacent towns. Moravian Church settlers, a devout Protestant sect from Germany, founded Salem in the mid-1700s. Many of its original buildings have been restored or rebuilt, creating Old Salem, a National Historic Landmark and popular tourist destination. Winston, named for Revolutionary War hero Joseph Winston, got its start in 1849 and two years later became the county seat of Forsyth County. The two towns merged in 1913.

Winston-Salem thrived as an industrial center producing tobacco, furniture and textiles for more than a century. Home to the iconic RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company and Hanes Hosiery Company that made L’eggs Eggs famous, Winston-Salem also is home to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, BB&T Bank and Texas Pete hot sauce.

Known as the City of Arts and Innovation because of its industrious history and creative culture, Winston-Salem today is often rated among the nation’s most desirable places to live and work.

Creativity and innovation are fueled by the presence of numerous top colleges and universities, including Wake Forest University, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem State University, Salem College and Forsyth Technical Community College. All of those institutions have a presence at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, the growing mixed-use center on the eastern side of downtown that is becoming a hub for innovation in biosciences and information technology.

The city’s music, arts and innovation tradition date to its origin. The Moravians formed the first community orchestras and chamber music ensembles in the colonies, and built some of the first organs and stringed instruments. American classical music was first written in Salem in 1789 by Johann Friedrich Peter. The first arts council in the U.S. was created here in 1949 and launched the arts council movement in America’s cities and towns. The Winston-Salem Symphony is the oldest city orchestra in North Carolina. Founded in 1903 as North Carolina School of the Arts, the famed arts school today is part of the University of North Carolina system. It features internationally acclaimed programs in dance, design, production, drama, filmmaking, music and the visual arts.

The synergy of these artistic resources result in myriad events, festivals and performances, so at any time of year visitors enjoy a range of cultural options for their leisure time.

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