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2016 Accolades

  • #19 Among The 26 Hottest Food Cities of 2016 (Raleigh) - Zagat, November 2016
  • #6 Among Top 10 Beer Cities in the U.S. (Raleigh) - Infogroup, November 2016
  • #33 Among Top 100 Independents (Angus Barn) - Restaurant Business, November 2016
  • 2016 Platinum Choice Award (Greater Raleigh CVB) - Smart Meetings, December 2016
  • Gold Medal in American-Style Black Ale Category (Black IPA at Lynnwood Brewing Concern, Raleigh) - Great American Beer Festival, October 2016
  • Gold Medal in International-Style Pale Ale Category (Drop Bear Australian Pale Ale at Lynnwood Brewing Concern, Raleigh) - Great American Beer Festival, October 2016
  • Among Six Best Big Cities: Best in the Southeast (Raleigh) - Money Magazine, September 2016
  • #19 Among Top 50 Running Cities in America (Raleigh) - Runner's World, September 2016
  • #13 Among 25 Best Museums in America (North Carolina Museum of Art) - Business Insider, August 2016
  • Among World's Top 125 Buildings (North Carolina Museum of Art) - Architectural Record, August 2016
  • #5 Among Top 10 Most Hospitable U.S. Cities (Raleigh) - Successful Meetings, August 2016
  • #3 Among Best Midsize Metros for Job Seekers (Raleigh) - American Institute for Economic Research, July 2016
  • 2016 Gold Service Award (Greater Raleigh CVB) - Meetings & Conventions, July 2016
  • #8 Among America's Friendliest Cities (Raleigh) - Travel and Leisure, July 2016
  • Among 10 Restaurants of the Year (Death & Taxes) - Food & Wine, June 2016
  • 2016 Pinnacle Award (Greater Raleigh CVB) - Successful Meetings, June 2016
  • #9 Among 2016 America's Favorite Cities (Raleigh) - Travel and Leisure, May 2016
  • Among 2016 Award of Excellence Winners (Greater Raleigh CVB) - Corporate & Incentive Travel, May 2016
  • #1 Among 2015 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2016
  • #6 Among 2015 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions (Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2016
  • #7 Among 2015 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions (North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2016
  • #11 Among 2015 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions (North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2016
  • #6 Among Best Airport Bar/Restaurant Atmosphere (42nd St. Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill, Raleigh) - USA TODAY 10Best, March 2016
  • 2016 Five-Star Rating Award in hotel category (The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - Forbes Travel Guide, February 2016
  • 2016 Five-Star Rating Award in restaurants category (Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - Forbes Travel Guide, February 2016
  • 2016 Four-Star Rating Award in spas category (The Umstead Spa, Cary) - Forbes Travel Guide, February 2016
  • 2016 Five-Diamond Hotel Award (The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - AAA, January 2016
  • 2016 Readers' Choice Award (Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance, Raleigh) - SportsEvents Magazine, January 2016
  • #1 Among Best Hotels in N.C. (The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - U.S. News and World Report, January 2016
  • Best restaurant in N.C. (Bida Manda, Raleigh) - Business Insider, January 2016
  • #1 Among Best Cities for Men Who Want to Be Fit and Happy (Raleigh) - Men's Health, January 2016
  • Among National Eater 38: Where to Eat in 2016 (Poole's Diner, Raleigh) - Eater, January 2016