2014 Accolades

  • 2014 Reader's Choice Award (Greater Raleigh CVB) - ConventionSouth, December 2014
  • #9 Among The Best Airports in America: Readers' Choice Awards 2014 (RDU International Airport) - Condé Nast Traveler, November 2014
  • Among 2014 Award of Excellence Winners (Greater Raleigh CVB) - Corporate & Incentive Travel, November 2014
  • #7 Among America's Smartest Cities (Raleigh) - Forbes, November 2014
  • Among The 50 Best Things To Eat Right Now: Chocolate to Die For (Videri Chocolate Factory, Raleigh) - GQ, November 2014
  • Among Best Cocktails in America ("Gone to Carolina" at Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern, Raleigh) - Restaurant Hospitality, November 2014
  • Named Best Pizzeria in N.C. (Trophy Brewing Company, Raleigh) - Thrillist, November 2014
  • #3 Among Best U.S. Cities for College Students - Mid-Size Metros (Raleigh-Cary) - American Institute for Economic Research, October 2014
  • Among America's 10 Best Cocktail Bars (Fox Liquor Bar, Raleigh) - Fodor's Travel, September 2014
  • #8 Among 50 Most Stunning University Gardens and Arboreta (J.C. Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University, Raleigh) - Best Masters Programs, September 2014
  • 2014 Gold Service Award (Greater Raleigh CVB) - Meetings & Conventions, September 2014
  • #8 Among America's 50 Best Cities to Live (Cary) - 24/7 Wall St., September 2014
  • #2 Among 2014's Most Educated Cities (Raleigh MSA) - WalletHub, September 2014
  • #1 Among The U.S. Cities Attracting The Most Families (Raleigh MSA) - Forbes, September 2014
  • #3 Among Best Up-and-Coming Cities for Art and Culture (Raleigh) - Women's Health, September 2014
  • #2 Among America's 15 Best Cities for Young Professionals (Raleigh) - Forbes, August 2014
  • Among 100 Best Restaurants in the South (Poole's Diner, Raleigh) - Southern Living, August 2014
  • Among 100 Best Restaurants in the South (Stanbury, Raleigh) - Southern Living, August 2014
  • Among America's Coolest Cities 2014 (Raleigh) - Forbes, August 2014
  • #4 Among Top 10 Happiest Metropolitan Areas (Raleigh) - University of British Columbia, July 2014
  • #1 Among The Best Places for Business and Careers 2014 (Raleigh) - Forbes, July 2014
  • Among The South's 101 Largest Expo Halls (Raleigh Convention Center) - ConventionSouth, July 2014
  • Among Sweet 16 Finalists in Pilsner's Best Bar in America (The Raleigh Times Bar, Raleigh) - Draft Magazine, July 2014
  • Among South's Secret Havens for Healthcare Groups (Cary) - ConventionSouth, July 2014
  • #3 Among 50 Top Swim Cities (Raleigh-Durham-Cary) - USA Swimming, July 2014
  • Among The 20 Best College Traditions in the U.S. (Krispy Kreme Challenge, Raleigh) - Business Insider, July 2014
  • #3 Among 10 Least Stressed Out Cities (Raleigh) - CNNMoney, June 2014
  • #6 Among Top 20 Coffee Shops in America (Joule Coffee, Raleigh) - USA TODAY, June 2014
  • Among the 33 Best Beer Bars in the Country (Brewmasters Bar and Grill, Raleigh) - Thrillist, June 2014
  • Among Six Races That Are Sure to Make You Hurl (Krispy Kreme Challenge, Raleigh) - Men's Health, May 2014
  • #3 Among 13 Music Festivals You Should Actually Attend This Summer (Hopscotch, Raleigh) - The Huffington Post, May 2014
  • Among 2014 Playful City U.S.A. Communities (Garner) - KaBOOM!, May 2014
  • Among 2014 Playful City U.S.A. Communities (Raleigh) - KaBOOM!, May 2014
  • Among 10 New U.S. Breweries to Watch, from D.C. to California (White Street Brewing Company, Wake Forest) - Bon Appétit, May 2014
  • 2014 Pinnacle Award (Greater Raleigh CVB) - Successful Meetings, May 2014
  • Among 10 Best City Art Districts Around the U.S.A. (Warehouse District, Raleigh) - USA TODAY, May 2014
  • Named Best Chef in the Southeast (Ashley Christensen) - James Beard Foundation, May 2014
  • Among Three N.C. String Towns, places to hear and play traditional tunes (Raleigh) - Our State, May 2014
  • Among Summer 2014's 40 Must-See Music Festivals (Hopscotch, Raleigh) - Rolling Stone, April 2014
  • 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh) - Institute of Museum and Library Services, April 2014
  • Silver Medal in American-style Black Ale Category (Black IPA at Lynnwood Brewing Concern, Raleigh) - World Beer Cup, April 2014
  • Gold Medal in German-style Kölsch/Köln-style Kölsch Category (Kölsch-style Ale at White Street Brewing Company, Wake Forest) - World Beer Cup, April 2014
  • #7 Among North America's Top 10 Regional Airports (RDU International Airport) - Skytrax, April 2014
  • #3 Among 10 Fastest Growing Cities (Raleigh) - CNNMoney, March 2014
  • Among South's Best Destination Apps/Mobile Sites (Greater Raleigh CVB) - ConventionSouth, March 2014
  • Among 15 Themed Races That You'll Actually Want To Run (Krispy Kreme Challenge, Raleigh) - BuzzFeed, March 2014
  • Among Dining in 50 States: Top Restaurants Worth Traveling For (Lucky 32, Cary) - FlipKey, March 2014
  • Among 14 Most Transformational Wellness Destinations Around the World (The Umstead Spa, Cary) - Town & Country, March 2014
  • #6 Among Top 10 U.S. Value Destinations (Raleigh) - Hotwire, March 2014
  • Among The South's Best Cheap Eats Under $10 (Chuck's, Raleigh) - Southern Living, February 2014
  • Among The South's Best Cheap Eats Under $10 (Garland, Raleigh) - Southern Living, February 2014
  • #5 Among Eight Emerging Tech Hubs You Should Pay Attention To (Raleigh) - TransferWise, February 2014
  • Among Five Hottest New Coffee Spots in the U.S. (Joule Coffee, Raleigh) - Food & Wine, February 2014
  • #2 Among America's 20 Fastest-Growing Cities (Raleigh) - Forbes, February 2014
  • #13 Among The 15 U.S. Cities that are Driving the Future (Raleigh-Cary) - Business Insider, January 2014
  • #7 Among 20 Hottest Coffee Shops Across the U.S. Right Now (Joule Coffee, Raleigh) - Eater, January 2014
  • Among 100 Best Bars in the South (Poole's Diner, Raleigh) - Southern Living, January 2014
  • #14 Among 50 Most Beautiful Libraries in the World (James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Raleigh) - Best Value Schools, January 2014
  • #9 Among U.S. Regions to Watch in 2014 (Raleigh) - Forbes, January 2014
  • Among America's 100 Best Beer Bars 2014 (Busy Bee Cafe, Raleigh) - Draft, January 2014
  • Among America's 100 Best Beer Bars 2014 (The Raleigh Times Bar, Raleigh) - Draft, January 2014
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