Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
Launches GLBT Website on

Travelers Can Find Information on Hotels, Attractions, Dining and Entertainment

Raleigh, NC - Dynamic. Smart. Unexpected. Celebratory. These are just a few of the
attributes visitors use to describe North Carolina's Capital City and there's never been a
better time to discover our area, especially if you're a GLBT visitor. The Greater Raleigh
Convention and Visitors Bureau has made your vacation planning simple with a
dedicated microsite on containing specific information relevant
to GLBT travelers.

Branded with a modernized rainbow version of an acorn, the traditional historic symbol
of Raleigh, the City of Oaks, the site offers comprehensive listings of hotels, restaurants,
shopping options, attractions, faith communities and an events calendar. From the portal,
visitors can also make online travel reservations through Travelocity.

If you're not familiar with Greater Raleigh, our environment is lively, uniquely
welcoming and friendly for all, and has been ranked "a capital city for GLBT
communities" by Whether it's an award naming the area one of the
country's Best Places for Singles, Best Place to Do Business or Best City to Live, Work
and Play, the Raleigh area extends a welcoming, vibrant and diverse environment to more
than 10 million visitors a year.

Trendy restaurants on tree lined streets and cutting-edge culture with Southern charm
give Greater Raleigh a "hip without the hassle" demeanor. Best known for its world-class
museums, 25 free attractions, ballet, symphony, theatre and opera companies, live
concerts, Capital area historic sites, festivals, sporting events and shopping in 11-major
retail destinations; Greater Raleigh offers a variety of entertainment, all in a scenic parklike

The area is a perfect starting point for any statewide adventure. Located centrally on the
East Coast, half-way between New York and Florida, the location is convenient for trips
to the beautiful beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks, to the scenic Blue Ridge
Mountains to the west or to the "Home of American Golf" to the south in Pinehurst.