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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10 May

Carolina Mudcats …

May 10, 2016 — May 12, 2016
The Carolina Mudcats face-off against the Potomac Nationals in a …
18 May


May 18, 2016
Curren$y will be performing live at Lincoln Theatre, May 18!
20 May

Artsplosure - The …

May 20, 2016 — May 22, 2016
Since its inception in 1980, this spring festival has …
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 …
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Full service hotel just three miles from downtown Raleigh and easy access to entire area.
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A beautiful gathering place celebrating the diverse food traditions and culture of Laos.
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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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