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Anniversary weekend

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Anniversary weekend

We have to be in town on May 25 and 26 for a conference. We figured we would use the time to celebrate our anniversary since we should only be at the conference half days.

we do not have to stay at the hotel for the conference... there are some not so good reviews on it. Does anyone have any recomendations for hotel and nice restaurants to eat? If there is anything else that we can do that might be fun for couple please feel free to let us know!

Thanks!

Winston-Salem, NC
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1. Re: Anniversary weekend

The downtown Embassy Suites and Marriott are both suitable accommodations and are located smack dab in the heart of downtown with its restaurants and entertainment, but if you're looking for something a little more romantic and intimate for your anniversary you might consider looking at Colonel Ludlow's B&B on Summit Street. Actually I think it's now known as Summit Street B&B, but I've always referred to it as Colonel Ludlow's. The B&B's rooms are located in 2 adjacent houses listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

It's been many years since I stayed there for a Valentine's Day getaway so I can't attest to Ludlow's current upkeep, but it was nice when I stayed there. Several of the rooms are jacuzzi suites.

http://www.bbinn.com/index.htm

Ludlow's is located in the historic West End district, within 3 blocks' walking distance of several good restaurants-4th St Filling Station, Mozelle's, West End Cafe and Bernardin's at Zevely House (caveat: I can't personally attest to the quality of the dining experience at Bernardin's). The patio at Filling Station is particularly enjoyable for brunch on a sunny Sunday afternoon, though there's often a wait.

There's also a neat little area of consignment and antique shops within walking distance of Ludlow's, ~1/2 mile or so, along Reynolda Rd and West End Blvd at the bottom of the hill across from Hanes Park.

Since you're celebrating your anniversary, I would definitely recommend considering a dining reservation at Fabian's, which is ~1 mile from Ludlow's at the edge of the Buena Vista and West End districts on Reynolda Rd. Fabian's is generally acknowledged as the premier special occasion dining experience in Winston-Salem. They only do 1 nightly seating and weekends book quickly (if they haven't booked up already) so to dine at Fabian's you'd be well advised to book a reservation very soon.

http://fabiansrestaurant.com/index.html

As far as events go, the NC Wine Festival is being held that weekend at Tanglewood Park, which is ~20 minutes outside of Winston-Salem. If you're staying through Sunday, you might also consider a trip up to Chateau Morrisette on the Blue Ridge Parkway for Sunday lunch and wine tasting.

http://www.ncwinefestival.com/

http://thedogs.com/index.php?pr=Home_Page

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2. Re: Anniversary weekend

No trip to Winston-Salem is complete without at least a brief go-through of Old Salem. Eat at Salem Tavern and then get some nice fresh baked goods at the old bakery.

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3. Re: Anniversary weekend

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are going to try to book at Fabians today. Looking into the B&B as well.

I do want to go to Old Salem!

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