About Raleigh, N.C.

A visit to Raleigh 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. 

Invigorate your senses by sampling the many flavors of cutting-edge Southern cuisine enhanced by artisan craft brews and spirits. Get your toes tapping to the sounds of emerging music and bands, as well as rollicking bluegrass festivals and more. Discover gifts and treasures from local boutiques, including many handmade and custom designs for truly eclectic finds. And, join in broadening your horizons through an enticing array of visual and performing arts exhibitions. 

Raleigh may be quiet about the fact that it's leading in most recent quality-of-life rankings, but the fact is, you'll enjoy visiting as much as people enjoy living here. Come see what the city will inspire in you. Its authenticity is homegrown by passionate locals, rooted in Raleigh.

Meet Raleigh's Passionate Minds

Holly Aiken

Holly Aiken

Holly Aiken - Stitch

"I travel to be inspired. It's always fun to bring something special back that is representative of a memory and that visit."
Ashley Christensen

Ashley Christensen

AC Restaurants

"I find a great deal of joy and inspiration working right here in Raleigh, N.C. There is something about being in a certain place at a certain time."
Linda Dallas

Linda Dallas

Linda Dallas's Art Studio

"Creativity doesn't just live in the arts. Creativity lives in business. Creativity lives in science. That is what makes for a Smart City."
Sally Edwards

Sally Edwards

Marbles Kids Museum

"Children learn through discovery. Play is what makes that happen."
Joel Graybeal

Joel Graybeal

Triangle Rock Club

"Climbing tends to attract highly intelligent people because of the problem-solving aspects of the sport. It isn't just physical."
William Lewis

William Lewis

PineCone, Piedmont Council of Traditional Music

"Through music you're going to learn something about the person, about the community and get a window into that life."
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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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