Raleigh, N.C., in the News

Raleigh, N.C., is constantly in the news on a "Best of" list, for our new developments or just as a great place to visit. Below, find some highlights from recent magazine, newspaper and blog articles, as well as a few familiar faces being interviewed on local and national television.


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September 2017

  • Our State magazine showcased how to spend "8 Hours in Raleigh" by highlighting key attractions and restaurants.
  • Garden & Gun named Raleigh one of "The South's Best Food Towns" in their Oct./Nov. issue. The article praised Raleigh as a flourishing foodie town and mentioned restaurant veterans, new restaurants on the scene and the two upcoming food halls.
  • Northern Virginia Magazine featured Raleigh in their "Take a Weekend Getaway" series.
  • Group Tour Southeastern included a Raleigh culture and history itinerary in their Sept. issue.
  • Parenting blog A Child Grows in Brooklyn highlighted Raleigh for "A Weekend Away: 48 Hours in Raleigh With the Kids."

August 2017

  • CBS This Morning interviewed Bon Appétit magazine's editors who discussed how The Hot 10 were selected, including Raleigh's own Brewrey Bhavana. 
  • Trekaroo profiled "Must-Do Family Adventures in Raleigh, N.C." including museums, outdoor activities and the foodie scene.
  • Vogue.com featured Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar in an article about "Lambrusco's Comeback, and Why It's Brushing Shoulders with Rosé."
  • Improper Bostonian magazine highlighted Raleigh's walkable downtown area in a "Raleigh Ramble" article.
  • Vogue did a roundup of tasty coffee soda drinks and included a recipe from Raleigh coffee shop 42 & Lawrence. 
  • Bon Appétit named Brewery Bhavana one of the "50 Best New Restaurants in America." 

July 2017

  • Food & Wine did a profile on Raleigh chef Cheetie Kumar and how her worlds as a musician and chef collide.
  • Food & Wine did an article on Raleigh Beer Garden and how the world's largest beer garden keeps all 402 of their taps fresh.
  • Vogue magazine included Raleigh chefs Ashley Christensen and Cheetie Kumar in a roundup on summer grilling tips and recipes from top female chefs across the country.

June 2017

  • Men's Health ranked Raleigh one of the "10 Most Adventurous Cities in America," citing the city's greenway system which offers more than 100 miles of trials for running, walking and biking, the city's BMX assets, horse-back riding and water sports as reasons to visit the capital city.
  • Garden and Gun included Raleigh's Hopscotch Music Festival in their lineup of Southern festivals well worth adding to the calendar.

May 2017

Convene magazine ran an online article about how meeting planners can leverage relationships with destination marketing organizations to create better meetings and included Raleigh-based Dude Solution's "Dude University" conference as a case study.

April 2017

  • Meetings Today did a nice write-up on Raleigh's hotel package and unique off-site venues in their April issue.  
  • USA TODAY called Raleigh one of "five underrated food cities on the East Coast."
  • Montreal, Canada-based travel writer and blogger Jean-Michel Dufaux included Raleigh's 42 & Lawrence in a roundup of his favorite N.C. coffee shops on his blog Siège hublot.

March 2017

  • Travel + Leisure readers called Raleigh one of "America's Geekiest Cities" in their annual America's Favorite Places survey. Fight or Flight Comics and Boxcar Bar + Arcade received mentions in the article, and events such as Raleigh Supercon and Animazement give visitors added reason to plan a trip.
  • Travel + Leisure readers called Raleigh one of their "Top 10 Favorite Cities for Brunch" in their annual America's Favorite Places survey. Local eateries Beasley's Chicken + Honey, Humble Pie and Coquette received mentions in the article.

February 2017

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution included the new Vidrio in a roundup of trip-worthy restaurants around the state of N.C.

January 2017

  • Forbes Travel Guide named Raleigh as one of their global "12 Top Destinations of 2017."
  • AAA World magazine ran a feature story as well as created a vignette on Raleigh's museums in the Jan./Feb. issue. 


November 2016 

October 2016 

  • AAA Carolinas Go Magazine featured Raleigh "makers" in the Nov. issue.
  • Toronto Star highlighted the "7 Reasons to Love Raleigh, N.C."
  • The Daily Meal featured Niall Hanley's Guinness World Record-breaking Raleigh Beer Garden.
  • The Daily Meal covered La Farm Bakery in an article focusing on master baker Lionel Vatinet.
  • Travel writer Joe Baur writes about "Raleigh: The City You Already Knew Was Cool" on his travel blog.
  • Babylon and Melrose Knitting Mill are covered in Hipstorical, a travel blog dedicated to uncovering how historic buildings have been repurposed into must-see travel spots.

August 2016 

July 2016 

  • AAA Carolinas' Go Magazine features the Solas Restaurant Lounge & Roof in the article "Over the Top" in the July/Aug. issue.
  • Freelancer Jason Frye chronicled his favorite stops for Matador Network in the article "24 Hours in Raleigh."
  • The Toronto Sun's travel editor wrote an article on the #wearenotthis movement in response to HB2.
  • Raleigh is featured in the Meetings Today article "Culinary Coordinates" highlighting how meeting and convention destinations are utilizing their culinary assets.

June 2016 

SouthPark Magazine, a Charlotte-based, monthly lifestyle publication for the affluent South Park area featured Raleigh as a "Great Escape."

May 2016 

Raleigh was ranked the number nine destination on Travel and Leisure's 2016 "America's Favorite Cities" list.  

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December 2015 

  • International Travel Examiner Kevin Wierzbicki recaps his recent visit to the Raleigh Beer Garden on Examiner.com
  • International Travel Examiner Kevin Wierzbicki recaps how he went "Rollin' through Raleigh" on a recent trip to the area.
  • Departures Magazine included Videri Chocolate Factory in its articled titled, "The Best Craft Chocolates You've Never Heard Of."
  • Tasting Table editor-at-Large Kat Kinsman named Ashley Christensen's Death & Taxes as one of her favorite meals of 2015.
  • The Winston Salem Journal highlighted Raleigh's "Smart and Savvy Side" along with upcoming events. 
  • PCMA Convene magazine lists Raleigh as one of the meeting and convention cities capitalizing on its 'Global Knowledge.'
  • As a result of editor Holly Woolard's visit to Raleigh during International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass, Smart Meetings featured Raleigh as its "Site Inspection" report (see pages 50-51).
  • Travel Weekly highlights Raleigh and Durham's hotel growth spurt.
  • Journalist Kimberly Kinnecom visited the area as part of a group media tour and included La Farm Bakery as a feature piece in Intermezzo magazine.
  • "Raleigh, N.C. is Friendly and Free" was the title of a travel feature in the Leader Telegram.
  • Raleigh was the City Portrait feature in the Dec. issue of Our State Magazine.
  • Garden and Gun highlights "Four New Southern Beer Halls" and features the Raleigh Beer Garden.

November 2015 

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September 2015 

  • Southbound magazine featured Raleigh in an article titled 'Raleigh 101' highlighting many of the downtown Raleigh entertainment districts along with Cary in this eight page article.
  • The Atlanta Journal Constitution highlighted Raleigh restaurants as part of a North Carolina culinary story.
  • Ashley Christensen's Death + Taxes was featured in a blog post for Architectural Digest.

August 2015 

  • CNN's Travel Insider took a tour of Raleigh with country music superstar and Raleigh native Scotty McCreery
  • Raleigh was the featured destination in the August issue of Delta Sky magazine's 'Wheels Up:Trending' section.

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April 2015 

Virgin Atlantic Airway's featured "Blues and Bluegrass" in a recent blog post on the airline's homepage.

March 2015 

  • The City of Oaks was the travel destination feature in this month's Oklahoma magazine.
  • Saveur tapped chef Ashley Christensen to play tour guide for the article 'Ashley Christensen's Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.'

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December 2014 

Vagabondish.com features "(At Least) 7 Great Reasons to Visit Raleigh, North Carolina." 

October 2014 

September 2014 

  • News & Observer shows how "Tourists Get a Taste of the Triangle" in an article highlighting marketing efforts and programs; many of which are part of the Bureau's marketing strategy.
  • The Sentinal-Record's Hot Springs on the GO! magazine featured the Raleigh area in its Sept./Oct. issue.
  • "Raleigh's Got Festival Fever" in a new article published by the Triangle Business Journal.
  • Washington Post travel editor Andrea Sachs talks about her recent trip to Raleigh in The Week.
  • Instinct magazine, a leading GLBT publication, featured Raleigh in the article "Goin' to Carolina."

August 2014 

The Washington Post features Raleigh's art, science and sounds. The Washington Post

July 2014 

  • AOL Travel covers The Best Bites in All 50 State Capitals. Mapquest.com
  • Meetings Focus highlights the Triangle as a historical meeting destination. MeetingsFocus.com
  • Meetings Focus covers Marbles Kids Museum. MeetingsFocus.com
  • ConventionSouth covers the Triangle Convention South. ConventionSouth.com

June 2014 

May 2014 

  • AAA World is 'Serving It Up, Southern Style' in a feature about North Carolina culinary traditions.
  • Raleigh was featured in Rocky Mount Telegram's travel article, "One-Tank Trips."
  • USA TODAY highlighted Raleigh's Warehouse District as one of the "10 Best City Art Districts Around the Country."
  • USA TODAY featured the North Person Street Business District as one of "10 Up-and-Coming Neighborhoods."
  • Men's Health editor Andrew Daniels visited the area and wrote about his experiences in his article, "How to Throw a Bachelor Party You'll Never Forget."
  • Our State magazine called Raleigh one of the state's must-visit String Town's in an article focusing on bluegrass and traditional music.
  • AFAR magazine features the Triangle in the article, "EAT U.S.A.: AFAR's Guide to the Regional Flavors, Local Classics + Innovative Restaurants that Define American Food Now."
  • Where to Retire magazine highlighted Raleigh in its story, "8 Cities for Golf (and much more)."

April 2014 

March 2014 

  • Virgin Atlantic Airlines featured Raleigh's Best BBQ Restaurants in a recent article on their blog.
  • The New York Times continued to show love to North Carolina by including the second annual North Carolina Beer Month in its In Transit travel section.
  • The Richmond Times-Dispatch wrote a travel story on Raleigh in advance of the University of Virginia men's basketball team arriving in town for the second round of the NCAA tournament.
  • "More than merely one of the Triangle's three vertexes, Raleigh is now defining itself as a destination worth exploring on its own merits, regardless of what lies beyond the city limits." Writer Ingrid Williams showed to the world that North Carolina's capital city is lively, smart and unexpected destination in her recent article, "36 Hours in Raleigh, N.C." which was published in The New York Times.

February 2014 

Travelista Andrea Adams highlighted Raleigh in the Huffington Post in her article, "Raleigh, N.C. Style, Art, Food Made Locally."

January 2014 

  • The Charlotte Post calls Greater Raleigh, "The Capital of Good Times" in a recent travel article.  
  • Check out the "Beginners Guide to Raleigh" which was featured on the Virgin Atlantic Airways blog.


November 2013 

  • Connect magazine featured the Raleigh area's dynamic meetings scene in the Nov./Dec. issue, which highlighted several local partners.
  • Freelance journalist Janie Robinson did a media tour during International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA's) World of Bluegrass events in Sept. Her article, Mountain Music, Moonshine of N.C., was published in the Toronto Sun and featured several local partners.

October 2013 

The Charlotte Observer highlighted Greater Raleigh and a variety of partners in its Weekend Roadtrips article.

September 2013 

Candy Harrington, editor of Emerging Horizons magazine, wrote a piece on travelers who have disabilities visiting Greater Raleigh. She also wrote a piece for the magazine about Northshore Lake House.

July 2013

  • At Home Memphis & Mid South included Raleigh in a feature article highlighting out-of-the-box Southern cities.
  • Business North Carolina interviewed GRCVB President and CEO Denny Edwards on why Greater Raleigh is a sought-after destination for hosting meetings and events, and also about the facilities like Raleigh Convention Center that help attract major meetings, conventions and events.
  • Meetings Focus South featured Greater Raleigh in a Triangle-focused article on the area's music, food, brewery and distillery scenes. The featured mentioned numerous hospitality partners.
  • In a feature article, Southern Living presented The High-Low Guide: Raleigh and Durham and highlighted The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Oakwood Inn Bed & Breakfast, Poole's Diner, C. Grace, Lumina Clothing Co., Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours, Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern and Videri Chocolate Factory.
  • Southern Living featured local entrepreneur Jenny Bonchak and her Slingshot Coffee Co.
  • Southern Living showed the Raleigh area some love with call-outs to Beasley's Chicken + Honey and Soo Café in its "The South's Best Fried Chicken" article.

June 2013 

May 2013 

  • Mark Vanek, a travel correspondent with The Charlotte Observer, shared several spots in N.C. where you can take mom for Mother's Day on FOX8 Morning News, a Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem station. The North Carolina Museum of Art was the featured attraction for the Greater Raleigh area and coverage starts at the two-minute mark.
  • The Group Travel Leader featured Raleigh in the article "Hip Downtowns in the Carolinas."

April 2013 

  • The Charlotte Observer included the Raleigh area in a story titled, Weekend Road Trips.
  • Southern Living's Daily South online column featured the annual Brewgaloo festival held in downtown Raleigh and N.C. Beer Month.
  • The New York Times featured an article on Raleigh's Warehouse District.
  • The Fresh Exchange Blog featured 10 Raleigh Restaurant Top Picks. 
  • Local travel blogger Karen Dawkins writes about the Raleigh area as a budget destination for the blog The Budget Diet. 
  • Bluegrass Today ran the first in a series of articles previewing the area as the site of the upcoming International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) World of Bluegrass in Sept.  
  • The New York Times featured several Wake County hospitality partners including J. Betski’s and Poole's Diner in an article touting "Carolina’s Expansive Wine List" and also highlighted N.C. Beer Month.  
  • Associations Now covered the impact of military groups having to cut back on meetings and the impact it has on CVBs in an article in the Apr. issue in which President and CEO Denny Edwards was interviewed regarding Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA).

March 2013 

Smart Meetings magazine highlighted how planners can "Tee Up for a Great Meeting" and mentioned Raleigh Convention Center, Red Hat Amphitheater, North Carolina Museum of Art, Lonnie Poole Golf Course at N.C. State University and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. 

January 2013 

Carolina Living features the Greater Raleigh area in a round-up of Heartland Towns.  


December 2012 

  • Winston-Salem Journal featured holiday activities in the Greater Raleigh area in an article titled "‘Cool' Raleigh the Place to Be During the Holidays."
  • Food & Wine interviewed Master Baker Lionel Vatinet of Cary's La Farm Bakery for Expert Holiday Tips.
  • Journalist Steve Atlas explores how to visit Raleigh without a car in this feature article on Ecocity.com.

November 2012

  • Jacksonville Magazine is "Falling for Raleigh" in its Nov. issue.
  • Bluegrass blogger Ted Lehmann is gearing up for IBMA in Raleigh in Sept. 2013 and wrote a first-person blog highlighting many of the venues.
  • Where to Retire magazine, a national publication for baby boomers, featured the Greater Raleigh area in a five-page feature article that mentions numerous hospitality partners. 

October 2012 

Raleigh was the On The Town spotlight destination in the Oct. issue of AirTran's Inflight Magazine, GO!

September 2012 

  • Journalist Christina Fields is on a quest to find “Artisan Chocolate in America” on the popular travel blog, Sharing Travel Experiences.
  • Prevue Magazine calls Raleigh "Southern, Smart & Sophisticated" in an article highlighting green companies and high tech schools.
  • Meetings Focus highlights performing and cultural art venues throughout the state including the North Carolina Museum of Art.

August 2012 

  • The Philadelphia Tribune highlights the Greater Raleigh area in its Road Trip Destination travel column.
  • Social media mom, Kimberly Coleman, featured numerous restaurants and attractions after visiting the area on her blog, Foodie City Mom.
  • Nancy Friedman wrote about Greater Raleigh’s “Sophisticated, Southern Charm” during her visit to the area on her blog, From Hip to Housewife.

July 2012 

  • Meetings South highlighted the Raleigh area in the article, “Tried and True Triangle.”
  • The Travel Belles name their top restaurant picks in Raleigh when “Time is Short.”
  • Sports Travel magazine names Raleigh and Cary as two cities that provide a range of options for sports-event planners.
  • Garden and Gun puts Fire in the Triangle - Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series on their “Southern Agenda”.

June 2012 

  • New York Post writer, Jennifer Caeser, wrote an article “Tasting the Triangle” after her visit to the area.
  • President and CEO Denny Edwards was a guest on News Channel 14’s "In Depth" with anchor Marti Skold, to discuss the International Bluegrass Music Association’s announcement to host their annual convention and awards show in our area beginning in 2013.
  • What does $500 buy in Greater Raleigh? Departures magazine creates a unique spending guide.

May 2012 

  • Convene magazine recognizes Raleigh as one of four cities welcoming groups and meetings (pg. 87)
  • TheStar.com highlights “Six Meals in Raleigh.”

April 2012 

  • Southern Living magazine gives the Raleigh area some love as one of the “Tastiest Towns in the South.”
  • Smart Meetings discusses Raleigh's attributes and how it is seen as an "emerging" meeting destination.
  • Southern Living magazine featured our area in a feature story highlighting a “Weekend in Raleigh.”
  • Savor NC offers go-to places in Raleigh for visitors who want to be active, see history, taste some of the best food Raleigh has to offer, and visit the city's kid-friendly places (pg. 16).

March 2012 

  • Smart Meetings highlights Greater Raleigh as a ‘Southern Star on the Rise.’
  • News 14 "In Depth" reporter, Marti Skold interviews director of communications Ryan Smith about “Raleigh’s New World.”
  • Director of communications Ryan Smith talks to the hosts of My Carolina Today about the launch of “Raleigh’s New World” marketing campaign.
  • President and CEO Denny Edwards talks to News 14 "In Depth" reporter Marti Skold on meetings and conventions in the Raleigh area.
  • Meetings Focus, published an article titled, Downtown Meetings: Knowledge = Power where Loren Gold was interviewed on the topic of hosting city-wide meetings and conventions.
  • Director of sales Jana Rae Oliver was interviewed for an article in Meetings Focus highlighting the rise of religious meetings in the article, Divine Destinations.

February 2012 

  • Association News highlights the Raleigh Convention Center, Progress Energy Center and Marbles Kids Museum as spacious meeting places in the Raleigh area.
  • Meetings Focus: South discusses 500-kilowatt solar energy system being constructed at the Raleigh Convention Center
  • Greater Raleigh is “Brimming with Museums” in this AAA Go Magazine article (use zipcode 27601).

January 2012 

  • TravelingMom visits Raleigh's popular art museums and galleries.
  • TravelingMom highlights the area’s cultural scene in this destination article.
  • Wines Down South highlights North Carolina Museum of Art's major exhibition, "Rembrandt in America."


December 2011 

Wrightsville Beach Magazine encourages you to “Sneak Away” to Raleigh for a quick weekend getaway.

November 2011 

Business Traveler features Greater Raleigh as the “Destination of the Month” in this November issue.

October 2011 

  • Raleigh was the “In Brief” featured destination in AirTran Go magazine this month.
  • Christine Tibbets was “Feeling Exceptionally Well in Raleigh, NC” in her article in the Tifton Gazette.
  • The Washington Times Communities highlighted Raleigh in a feature destination article.
  • Dave's Travel Corner, a popular travel site featured the area in, “A Spotlight on Raleigh.”
  • The Herald-Dispatch journalist, Tamar Fleishman, wrote about “Travel to Raleigh” in its weekly travel feature.

April 2011 

BusinessNC.com features a meeting and convention roundtable where GRCVB's Dennis Edwards discusses the challenges and opportunities for the Greater Raleigh area.

March 2011

Smart Meetings magazine discusses how Raleigh's improvements make it a great city for meetings


March 2010 

  • MSNBC.com lists Raleigh as a "Dollar Streching Destination."
  • Portfolio.com ranked the Raleigh area as #3 on its list of Best Markets for Young Adults based on growth rate, cost of living, percentage of college educated, etc.


October 2008 

September 2008 

Successful Meetings thinks "Where all that Glitters May Bring Gold" at the Raleigh Convention Center in this month's cover story.

July 2008 

  • The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau's new Pulse was a lead story on NBC 17.
  • Successful Meetings featured Greater Raleigh as "Ready for the Primetime."
  • Small Market Meetings featured the Raleigh area a "Boomtown" in a front-page cover story.
  • Ed Mitchell, Pitmaster of The Pit in Raleigh, was featured on The Today Show.
  • US Youth Soccer Tournament and the economic impact it brings to the area was covered in the Triangle Business Journal.
  • MSNBC.com covered Raleigh's inclusion on Forbes magazine's annual "Best Places To Live" list.

May 2008 

  • Travel writer Robert Nebel writes "Goin' to Carolina" for the Chatanoogan.com.
  • Denny Edwards, president of GRCVB, discusses finishing touches to the Raleigh Convention Center on NBC 17.

April 2008 

  • The love of minor league baseball, in which the Carolina Mudcats were featured, was in a story titled, "Diamonds are a Fans Best Friend" in US Airways in-flight magazine.
  • Raleigh was the lead in a story titled, "Triangle of Treats" written by Lynn Seldon for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • Excitement builds for the new Raleigh Convention Center on Facilitiesonline.com.
  • Smithsonian.com ranks Raleigh on their list of cities for "Cultural Retirement."

March 2008 

Raleigh Scores with NCAA Tournament in an interview with Scott Dupree on WRAL.

February 2008

  • Greater Raleigh CVB brings hospitality community together to tackle water restrictions in a story on News14 Carolina.
  • New Businesses Fly into RDU in a WRAL story.

January 2008 

New Visitor information Center Debuts with a feature story on WRAL.


December 2007 

November 2007 

  • Big Ed's was covered in the travel blog, Pocket Express.
  • Cary's La Farm Bakery was highlighted in the November issue of Food & Wine.
  • Bon Appetite covers the Triangle food scene, including Vivace and South.

August 2007 

Food & Wine highlights Food Across America and mentions The Umstead Hotel and Spa and Herons.

July 2017

April 2007 

The New York Times features the Triangle on front page of Travel Section.