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 …more
Foodies, rejoice! You're in one of the "Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South" according to Southern Living magazine, and you'll quickly see why our culinary scene is gaining other national recognition. Farmers markets provide fresh meat and produce to restaurants that are focused on farm-to-table cooking …more
Best known for its world-class museums, best of Broadway shows and live concerts, capital area historic sites, professional and amateur sporting events and shopping mecca status with 11 major retail areas, Raleigh, N.C., truly offers a variety of entertainment all in one park-like, scenic setting. …more
Raleigh, N.C., is an affordable escape, whether you are getting away for a weekend or even escaping during your downtime while here on business. The area's hospitality partners have put together some added incentives, though, to keep you coming back again to visit. …more
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.
"Through music you're going to learn something about the person, about the community and get a window into that life."
"You can hang out in Raleigh and walk around and hit a bunch of different spots that are very well-thought-out and beautifully executed."
Moon and Lola
"Life is so serious. If we can lighten the air and bring happiness into people's lives, then we've succeeded."
"One of the things I love about Raleigh is that the community itself is such a creative place."
Ira David Wood III
Theater In The Park
"Good theater transcends all barriers—race, color, creed, religion—and it gives you a place to come together with total strangers in a room, to laugh, to cry, to be touched, to be educated and to be empowered."