Raleigh Area Accolades

2013 Accolades

  • #7 Among America's 10 Best Cities for 2013 (Raleigh) - Movoto, December 2013
  • #5 Among Top Five Mid-Size Metros in the 2013-2014 College Destination Index for Mid-Size Metro Areas (Raleigh) - American Institute for Economic Research, December 2013
  • #1 Among 10 Best Cities in N.C. (Apex) - Movoto, November 2013
  • #2 Among 10 Best Cities in N.C. (Wake Forest) - Movoto, November 2013
  • #4 Among 10 Best Cities in N.C. (Morrisville) - Movoto, November 2013
  • #5 Among 10 Best Cities in N.C. (Garner) - Movoto, November 2013
  • #7 Among 10 Best Cities in N.C. (Cary) - Movoto, November 2013
  • #10 Among 2013 Digital Cities Survey Winners (Raleigh) - e.Republic's Center for Digital Government, November 2013
  • 2014 Top New or Renovated Meeting Facility (Sheraton Raleigh Hotel) - ConventionSouth, November 2013
  • #10 Among Fittest Cities for Baby Boomers (Raleigh) - American Physical Therapy Association, October 2013
  • #1 Among Top Seven Dog Friendly Cities in America (Raleigh) - PetCareRx, October 2013
  • 2013 Readers' Choice Award (Greater Raleigh CVB) - ConventionSouth, October 2013
  • 2013 Readers' Choice Award (Raleigh Convention Center) - ConventionSouth, October 2013
  • #4 Among 10 Preppiest Cities in America (Raleigh) - Motovo, September 2013
  • 2013 Gold Service Award (Greater Raleigh CVB) - Meetings & Conventions, August 2013
  • #5 Among 10 Best Cities for Cheapskates (Raleigh) - Kiplinger, August 2013
  • Named as an eCity of America and received a Google eCity Award (Cary) - Google, August 2013
  • #5 Among America's 10 Most Hospitable Cities (Raleigh) - Airbnb, July 2013
  • #15 Among World's Most Inventive Cities (Raleigh) - Forbes, July 2013
  • #5 Among Top 15 Aspirational Cities (Raleigh) - The Daily Beast, July 2013
  • Among Best Hotels by Region in N.C. (The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - Travel + Leisure, July 2013
  • Among 10 Wacky U.S. Summer Events (BugFest at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh) - TripAdvisor, July 2013
  • #3 Among U.S.A.'s Most Patriotic Cities (Raleigh) - USA Today, July 2013
  • Named as an "All-America City" in the National Civic League All-America City Awards (Garner) - National Civic League, June 2013
  • #9 Among Airports Where the Architecture Soars (RDU International Airport) - CNN, June 2013
  • #15 Among Fittest Cities in America (Raleigh) - American College of Sports Medicine, June 2013
  • Among Top 10 Best Cities for Newlyweds (Raleigh) - Rent.com, June 2013
  • #9 Among Top 10 Airport Restaurants in the U.S. (42nd Street Oyster Bar, RDU International Airport) - Frommer's, May 2013
  • #3 Among Top 12 American Boomtowns (Raleigh) - Bloomberg, April 2013
  • #7 Among Best Regional Airports in North America (RDU International Airport) - SKYTRAX World Airport Awards, April 2013
  • 2013 Pinnacle Award (Greater Raleigh CVB) - Successful Meetings, April 2013
  • The U.S.A.'s Best Regional Desserts (Chess pie at Angus Barn, Raleigh) - Lonely Planet, March 2013
  • #1 Among Fastest-Growing Cities In The U.S. (Raleigh) - Forbes, March 2013
  • #6 Among Top 10 U.S. Value Destinations for 2013 (Raleigh) - Hotwire, March 2013
  • #1 Among Ten Best Cities for Car Drivers (Raleigh) - NerdWallet, March 2013
  • #4 Among Best Cities in America for Small Business (Raleigh) - The Business Journals, February 2013
  • #2 Among Next Biggest Boom Towns in the U.S. (Raleigh) - Forbes, February 2013
  • 2013 Five Star Rating Award in hotel category (The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - Forbes Travel Guide, February 2013
  • 2013 Five Star Rating Award in restaurant category (Heron's at the Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - Forbes Travel Guide, February 2013
  • 2013 Four Star Rating Award in spa category (The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - Forbes Travel Guide, February 2013
  • #2 Among 2013 Best Hotels in N.C. (The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - U.S. News Travel, January 2013
  • #16 Among 2013 Best Hotels in N.C. (Renaissance Raleigh Hotel at North Hills) - U.S. News Travel, January 2013
  • #41 Among 2013 Best Hotels in the U.S.A. (The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - U.S. News Travel, January 2013
  • 2013 Five Diamond Award in hotel category (The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - AAA, January 2013
  • 2013 Four Diamond Award in hotel category (Renaissance Raleigh Hotel at North Hills) - AAA, January 2013
  • 2013 Five Diamond Award in restaurant category (Heron's at the Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - AAA, January 2013
  • #14 Among Best Cities for Men (Raleigh-Cary) - Men's Health, January 2013
  • #7 Among Best Run Cities in America (Raleigh-Cary) - 24/7 Wall St., January 2013
  • #4 Among Fastest Growing Cities for Population and the Economy in the U.S. (Raleigh-Cary) - Forbes, January 2013
  • #3 Among Best Performing Large Cities in the U.S. (Raleigh-Cary) - Milken Institute, January 2013
  • #1 Among Family-Friendly Cities in the U.S. (Raleigh-Cary) - Human Life Project, January 2013
  • #1 Among Large Metros with the Largest Share of College Grads in the Center City (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) - The Atlantic Cities, January 2013
  • #11 Among Healthiest Cities for Women (Raleigh) - Women's Health, January 2013
  • #5 Among America's New Tech Hot Spots (Raleigh-Cary) - Forbes, January 2013
  • Our Favorite Meals of 2012 (Poole's Diner, Raleigh) - Garden & Gun Blog, January 2013
    Open Social Area

    Get Social With Us

    Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

    421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
    Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

    DMAI Discover America