Hotel at a Glance: Ramada Plaza Hotel & Spa
Ramada Plaza Hotel & Spa is just a stone's throw from Wake Forest University—the university's storied lecture halls and sports complexes are less than a mile down the road, within a 5-minute drive or 15-minute walk of the hotel. Prospective students and other interested parties can sign up for a guided campus walking tour or download a campus map for a self-guided version.
- Why visit now: The NCAA basketball season is in full swing at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, with Wake Forest competing for a spot in the tournament.
- Free continental breakfast: coffee, juices, milk, cereal, fresh fruit, baked goods, and yogurt
- Spacious guest rooms: feature semi-separate seating areas and large work desks with ergonomic chairs.
- Pet-friendly: Small, medium, and large pets are welcome at the hotel, for an additional fee.
Piedmont Triad Region, North Carolina: Furniture Hub near Historical Museums
For more than a century, High Point has been known for its makers of high-end furniture. The first shop opened in the late 19th century, and show rooms still line Main Street today, alongside boutiques and close to Victorian homes. You can delve deeper into the region's history at two of its oldest residences. Dating from 1786 and 1801, the houses contain the High Point Museum's collection of historical rifles and antique Furby dolls. One of the exhibits here explores the region’s furniture-manufacturing legacy with photographs, antique machinery, and interactive displays; you can also get a glimpse into the past with living history demonstrations, which range from garden herb lore to a fully outfitted blacksmith shop.
Located in Greensboro, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum was built around the original Woolworth counter where students from North Carolina A&T famously protested segregation with a sit-in. In Winston-Salem, 20 miles northwest of High Point, the historical district of Old Salem brims with 18th-century Moravian buildings. Here, costumed interpreters from the Old Salem Museums & Gardens help kids write with quills or produce Scherenschnitte, intricately cut paper designs of German origin, on most Tuesdays and Thursdays.