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...

Kelly Shatat   Gab Smith   Niall Hanley

Kelly Shatat

Founder, CEO and designer,
Moon and Lola

Visitors to Kelly's Moon and Lola locations in Apex and Raleigh can flex their creativity at the hands-on DIY Charm Bar, personalizing colorful pieces to take home.


Gab Smith

Executive director,
CAM Raleigh

Visit CAM Raleigh and open your mind to new thinking with ever-changing experiences that explore what's now and nearing in art and design.


Niall Hanley

Hibernian Hospitality

Experience Raleigh's restaurant and nightlife scene to the fullest at Niall's places—Raleigh Beer Garden is a must, with the world's largest draft beer selection.

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Video Gallery

22 Oct

Exhibition: Secret …

Oct 22, 2016 — Mar 12, 2017
Crawling on your skin, swimming in your gut and traveling …
4 Feb

Exhibition: Ansel …

Feb 04, 2017 — May 07, 2017
In a career that spanned more than five decades, Ansel Adams, …
24 Feb

WKNC Double Barrel …

Feb 24, 2017 — Feb 25, 2017
WKNC 88.1 FM's 14th Double Barrel Benefit is at KINGS in …
25 Feb

Shen Yun 2017

Feb 25, 2017 — Feb 26, 2017
The Shen Yun show is an amazing culture show that is truly …
18 Mar

Cary Annual Kite …

Mar 18, 2017
For kids of all ages, Bond Park’s Annual Kite Festival is …
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Full service hotel just three miles from downtown Raleigh and easy access to entire area.
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Real food, fast. Made-to-order seasonal salads, burgers, smoothies and ice cream shakes.
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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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