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

1 Oct

Exhibition: Rolling …

Oct 01, 2016 — Jan 15, 2017
The art deco period-from the 1920s to the 1940s-is known for …
22 Oct

Exhibition: Secret …

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

North Carolina …

Nov 25, 2016 — Jan 15, 2017
Cary's Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into …
16 Dec

The Nutcracker

Dec 16, 2016 — Dec 24, 2016
Join us as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of Carolina …
31 Dec

First Night Raleigh …

Dec 31, 2016
The Raleigh Acorn is lowered to ring in the New Year. While …
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This modern hotel offers comfortable rooms and complimentary hot breakfast buffet.
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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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