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...

Holly Aiken   Sally Edwards   William Lewis

Holly Aiken

Holly Aiken - Stitch

Colorful purses, wallets and cases line Holly's downtown Raleigh design studio, enchanting locals and visitors alike. Fashion editors are taking notice, with Lucky, Design Milk and Teen Vogue recently showcasing her designs.


Sally Edwards

Marbles Kids Museum

In 2007, Sally led the merger of two downtown Raleigh museums to create Marbles Kids Museum. Today, the museum and IMAX theatre attract more than 600,000 visitors every year.


William Lewis

Executive Director

William Lewis is helping to create a city soundtrack unlike any other. With events like PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, William is introducing a new generation to blues, bluegrass, country and Native American music and more.

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Stress-Free Stays

Video Gallery

27 Nov

Holiday Pops

Nov 27, 2015 — Nov 28, 2015
All new show, with selections from The Polar Express, Frozen, …
21 Nov

Ipreo Raleigh …

Nov 21, 2015 — Jan 31, 2016
The Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest is a two-month, community-wide …
28 Nov

Small Business …

Nov 28, 2015
Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support your …
4 Dec

NCAA Women's …

Dec 04, 2015 — Dec 06, 2015
Four NCAA Women's soccer teams will battle to determine the NCAA …
9 Dec

A Christmas Carol

Dec 09, 2015 — Dec 13, 2015
Ira David Wood III's beloved musical comedy, A Christmas Carol, …
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Delivers full-service lodging, nestled in the heart of Crossroads Plaza Shopping Center.
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Named one of America's 100 Best Beer Bars by Draft. Experience the monthly bluegrass jams!
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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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