A visit to Raleigh, N.C.,

...is more than a trip to a blossoming Southern metropolis—you'll feel enriched and energized the instant you're warmly welcomed by its smart, savvy locals. RALEIGH'S BRIGHT MINDS head top-tier technology, education and life science institutions; its artists create a bevy of cultural and culinary touchstones; and its storytellers proudly carry on the collective heritage of a rich, historic capital city.

Meet three of Raleigh's passionate minds, all Rooted in Raleigh, here...

Ashley Christensen   Linda Dallas   Joel Graybeal

Ashley Christensen

Chef + Proprietor
AC Restaurants

Visit Ashley's restaurants, where you'll be talking about the innovative flavors in each of her dishes, each uniquely created and each uniquely Raleigh.


Linda Dallas

Linda Dallas's Art Studio

Visitors to Linda's Blount St. studio can feast their eyes on an array of watercolors, participate in workshops and meet the artist at gallery events like First Friday.


Joel Graybeal

Managing Partner
Triangle Rock Club

Showing folks the ropes is one way Joel boosts confidence and strengthens problem-solving skills at Triangle Rock Club, with the highest climbing wall in a five-state radius.

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27 May

Edward Sharpe & The …

May 27, 2016
The NCMA welcomes indie folk heroes Edward Sharpe and the …
27 May

WRAL Freedom …

May 27, 2016 — May 30, 2016
A truly unique, admission-free, family oriented event is …
5 Jun

LexisNexis IRONMAN …

Jun 05, 2016
The City of Oaks plays host to this urban race, with its finish …
6 Jun

Triangle Restaurant …

Jun 06, 2016 — Jun 12, 2016
Triangle Restaurant Week (TRW) is a week-long celebration of …
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The 144 suites offer separate living and sleeping areas, with plenty of space to relax.
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Perfect for a date night, this spot offers delicious cuisine and live jazz and bluegrass
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Open Social Area

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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