Greater Raleigh Visitors

This is the destination you've been waiting for, because it's so many destinations in one. You'll sense it as soon as you arrive. The fun, lively vibe coursing through tree-lined streets packed with funky cafes and pubs. Endless hot spots and historical treasures, exciting hockey games and incredible area-wide celebrations...

There's so much to see and do here, you won't want to experience it alone. Use our handy listings, interactive maps and visitor information center to make the most of your visit.

Home to a James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurants praised as the best in the South for creative dishes, commitment to fresh ingredients and whimsical takes on Southern classics, Raleigh is home to classic fine dining, landmark local favorites and quirky food trucks. Visit for a quick trip in Mar. and explore this gastronomical paradise with a Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tour or Triangle Food Tour, both providing an opportunity to go behind the scenes and chat with chefs from some of our most talked-about restaurants in one afternoon.

In addition to exploring the area's culinary institutions such as The Pit, Big Ed's City Market Restaurant and Mecca Restaurant and "dining destinations" including Bida Manda, Poole's Diner and Little Hen Restaurant, take in Foodie fun by cooking alongside Chef Arthur (3/17) at Irregardless Café for a four-course cooking lesson and wine tasting experience or by joining Faire for its Southern Oyster Roast (3/21) with live jazz music.

Can't Miss: Beer & Bacon Fest (3/28) at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. Celebrate with 75 craft beers, 15 restaurants and 10 bacons from across the country. Or head to Ray Price Harley-Davidson for the Ray Price Brunswick Stew Cook-Off (3/14) to taste homemade favorites. Learn more

No matter what your destination I.D., the Raleigh area has something unique for your next visit. Browse the categories and plan your next trip to Greater Raleigh.

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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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