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2017 Accolades

  • #1 Nationwide for Overall Station Experience (Cary Depot) - Amtrak Customer Satisfaction Survey, December 2017
  • #10 Among The 10 Coolest Places to Eat in 2018 (Brewery Bhavana) - Forbes, December 2017
  • Among The World's Best Cities 2018 (Raleigh) - Best Cities/Resonance, October 2017
  • Gold Medal in American-Belgo-Style Ale Category (Saison Du Bois at Lynnwood Brewing Concern) - Great American Beer Festival, October 2017
  • Silver Medal in American-Style Pale Ale Category (Mosaic Pale Ale at Lynnwood Brewing Concern) - Great American Beer Festival, October 2017
  • Silver Medal in American-Style Sour Ale (Disenchantment Blend #1 at Bond Brothers Beer Company) - Great American Beer Festival, October 2017
  • Bronze Medal in German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock Category (Goldie's Big Bock at Lonerider Brewing Company) - Great American Beer Festival, October 2017
  • Among Six of America's Most Inviting Hotel Restaurants (Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen) - FSR Magazine's Food Newsfeed, October 2017
  • #3 Among The Sportiest Cities in America (Raleigh) - Men's Health, September 2017
  • Among Top 10 Best New Restaurants in America 2017 (Brewery Bhavana) - Bon Appétit, August 2017
  • Among Best Budget Destinations in America, Part III: The South (Raleigh) - Budget Travel, July 2017
  • #10 Among 100 Best Cities to Drive In (Raleigh) - Wallethub, July 2017
  • #6 Among 100 Most Adventurous Cities in America (Raleigh) - Men's Health, June 2017
  • Best Connected Medium Sized Airport (RDU International Airport) - Massachusetts Institute of Technology International Center for Aviation, May 2017
  • #1 Among 2016 Best New Breweries (Bond Brothers Beer Company, Cary) - USA TODAY 10Best, March 2017
  • #3 Among The 20 Safest Cities in North Carolina from 2017 (Holly Springs) - Safewise, April 2017
  • #8 Among The 20 Safest Cities in North Carolina from 2017 (Cary) - Safewise, April 2017
  • #12 Among The 20 Safest Cities in North Carolina from 2017 (Wendell) - Safewise, April 2017
  • #15 Among The 20 Safest Cities in North Carolina from 2017 (Morrisville) - Safewise, April 2017
  • #1 Among 2016 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2017
  • #6 Among 2016 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions (Marbles Kids Museum) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2017
  • #8 Among 2016 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions (North Carolina Museum of History) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2017
  • #9 Among 2016 Top N.C. Tourist Attractions (North Carolina Museum of Art) - Carolina Publishing Associates, March 2017
  • #14 Fastest Growing Metro in U.S. (Raleigh) - U.S. Census Bureau, March 2017
  • Among Best Bread Bakeries in the South (La Farm Bakery, Cary) - USA TODAY, March 2017
  • 2017 Five-Diamond Hotel Award (The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - AAA, January 2017
  • 2017 Five-Diamond Restaurant Award (Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Cary) - AAA, January 2017
  • 2017 Four-Diamond Hotel Award (Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel) - AAA, January 2017
  • 2017 Four-Diamond Restaurant Award (Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern) - AAA, January 2017
  • Among 34 of the Best New Breweries in the U.S. (Bond Brothers Beer Company, Cary) - BeerAdvocate, January 2017
  • Among Top 10 Boomtowns of 2016 (Cary and Raleigh) - SmartAsset, January 2017
  • Among 12 Top Destinations of 2017 (Raleigh) - Forbes Travel Guide, January 2017
  • #22 Among Most Caring Cities in America (Raleigh) - WalletHub, January 2017