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.

Here's a time-honored way for you and your family to celebrate the holiday season together: come to Greater Raleigh for one or both of these beloved presentations in Dec.: Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker (12/19-28), presented by the Carolina Ballet, and Ira David Wood III's A Christmas Carol (12/10-14), presented by Theatre In The Park.

But with the holidays starting in Nov., you can begin enjoying shows, exhibits, performances and festivals with your family in N.C.'s affordable and easy-to-access capital city next month. Go to to kick off your holiday season and design an artful stay with special hotel and performance deals and for details on the area's world-class presenters and their "can't miss" exhibitions, shows, tours and more!

Connect with your family by experiencing these college and university student-produced performances together: William Peace University Theatre presents Howard Ashelman's Little Shop of Horrors (11/13-16) and hosts North Carolina Symphony (11/24) during the Manning Music Series at Kenan Recital Hall. The Meredith Ensemble Theatre captivates audiences during Well of Water (11/11-16) at the Studio Theatre, Jones Hall, and you can experience North Carolina State University's colorful production of Around the World in 80 Days (11/7-23).

Can't miss: The Trans-Siberian Orchestra performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic (11/22) at PNC Arena. While the opera features one of the band's most popular songs, "Christmas Cannon," it is their only album to never be performed live, until now. 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.

Experience what Greater Raleigh has to offer before you visit, and pack more into your trip. Video channels showcase attractions, dining, entertainment, shopping, sports, transportation and more. Watch now

Our blog is your home for upcoming things to see and do, current events and up-to-the-minute postings from around town. Our local experts share their favorite spots and things to do in town. Learn more


With 145 options, area hotels and accommodations are designed to help you rest easy…more
Foodies, rejoice! Choose from 1,300-plus options, in a wide range of prices and cuisines…more
From world-class museums, to live music galore, professional sporting events and more…more
Find the Southern hospitality that N.C. is known for in Raleigh's 11 surrounding towns…more
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