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...

 
Cheetie Kumar   Sumit Vohra   Ashley Christensen

Cheetie Kumar

Co-Owner, Garland, KINGS and Neptunes Parlour

Delicious, one-of-a-kind, spice-driven seasonal meals. Live music. Eclectic nightlife scene. One visit to Cheetie's foodie/nightlife/music complex and you'll be hooked.

 

Sumit Vohra

CEO/Chief Drinking Officer, Lonerider Brewing Company

Hailed as one of the top breweries in the country, Sumit's West Texas-themed Lonerider Brewing Company is an intrinsic part of N.C.'s flourishing craft beer scene.

 

Ashley Christensen

Chef + Proprietor,
AC Restaurants

This James Beard Award-winning chef led the way in transforming downtown Raleigh into a culinary hot spot. A visit to one of her restaurants is a must.

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Events
28 May

Exhibition: No …

May 28, 2017 — Jan 07, 2018
No Damsel by Los Angeles artist Dorian Lynde features a series …
16 Sep

The Carolina Ballet …

Sep 16, 2017 — Oct 01, 2017
If you loved Carolina Ballet's The Little Mermaid last season, …
26 Sep

Bluegrass Ramble

Sep 26, 2017 — Sep 28, 2017
The Bluegrass Ramble is IBMA's innovative showcase series in …
29 Sep

PNC presents Wide …

Sep 29, 2017 — Sep 30, 2017
PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass is the urban bluegrass music …
8 Oct

Downtown Raleigh …

Oct 08, 2017
A 1/2 mile of food trucks and restaurants spread out over 11 …
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Hotels
Full service hotel just three miles from downtown Raleigh and easy access to entire area.
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Authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza house with a craft flair in downtown Raleigh, N.C.
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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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