What do cigarettes, Krispy Kreme, and banking all have in common? Here in the states, they can all trace their roots back to Winston-Salem! When R.J. Reynolds founded his tobacco company here in the late 1800’s, it was quite a bit different than the metropolitan area we see today. Nanotech, biotech, and advanced medical research companies are all finding their homes here and even PepsiCo is muscling in with massive investments in the area as well.
While there are a number of bus lines that provide service to the main metropolitan areas throughout the city, most people tend to own a car in North Carolina and prefer to drive themselves between destinations. Amtrak also runs a rail twice daily in both directions, whether you’re going to New Orleans or New York City. If you do find yourself downtown and needing to get around without a car, hop on any one of 26 daily routes run by the WSTA.