Garner, N.C.

Venture just 10 minutes from downtown Raleigh and check out Garner, an All-America City with unique amenities and a genuine, hometown authenticity. Garner has retained its small-town charm while boasting an exceptional quality of life thanks to hundreds of acres of award-winning parkland, an abundance of recreational and cultural arts opportunities and a broad array of shopping and dining options.

Craft beer fans can enjoy a brewed beverage at Brice's Brewing Company, and coffee lovers can order up a hot one with a side of bluegrass at Lorraine's Coffee House. Check out hometown favorites like Angie's Restaurant, Taqueria El Toro and other tempting offerings at White Oak Crossing.
 


Brice's Brewing Company is purveyors of truly inspired beer, made with the freshest ingredients and the utmost care for people... View More

The Garner Performing Arts Center is a wonderful venue to host or attend a special event. The renovated auditorium offers 12,673... View More

Lake Benson Park is located at 921 Buffaloe Rd. This 64-acre park includes large open space areas, 1.8 miles of paved and unpaved... View More

Lorraine's Coffee House is located in Garner. On various nights of the week, they have live bluegrass and acoustic music. The... View More



At the Garner Performing Arts Center (GPAC), located in the downtown historic district, take in a production by the Towne Players of Garner (named “Best Community Theater in the Triangle”) or a concert by a world-renowned performer making a special appearance as part of the acclaimed Broadway Voices series.  At the annual Showcase of Talent in Feb., you might catch a rising star. Popular country music artist and “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery honed his talents at the GPAC special event, as did Miss North Carolina 2012, Arlie Honeycutt.

The Town of Garner’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department has a full slate of special events throughout the year. On Groundhog Day, White Deer Park hosts an event featuring a furry prognosticator named Mortimer. In the spring, the department puts on the Spring Eggstravaganza festival featuring the town’s annual egg hunt at Lake Benson Park. In early Dec., Garner’s downtown is transformed into a holiday wonderland during the annual Light Up Main festival, featuring the annual tree lighting ceremony, and the Garner Christmas Parade.
 

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Downtown Raleigh

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Aptly named for its proximity to RDU International Airport, the area is home to hundreds of thousands of square feet of retail, restaurants, breweries and an array of family fun.

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Located just south of downtown, this area is one of the city’s most rapidly growing. With multiple parks, eateries and entertainment options, it's a great place to spend a day or stay.

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West Raleigh

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Apex

Celebrating its turn-of-the-century railroad heritage, the charming town of Apex features more than 60 commercial and residential structures dating from 1870 to 1940.

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Cary

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Fuquay-Varina

Originally, visitors traveled to the quaint town seeking the healing powers of its mineral spring. Today the town remains a rewarding place for day-trip adventures or weekend getaways.

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Garner

Venture just 10 minutes from downtown Raleigh and check out Garner, an All-America City with unique amenities and a genuine, hometown authenticity.

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Holly Springs

At its beginnings, travelers stopped by the area's springs to quench their thirst, and while that bit of history doesn’t continue today, visitors do stop to indulge in breweries and dining spots.

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Knightdale

Perfect for those seeking a welcoming, youthful culture, Knightdale boasts lots of parks and trails for the active-minded, a distillery plus a local-hangout, nano brewery.

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Morrisville/RTP

A growing enclave known for its diversity, educated populace and cultural vibrancy. Includes excellent global dining, plus the local-favorite, indoor climbing spot Triangle Rock Club.

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Rolesville

As the second-oldest town in the Raleigh area, Rolesville’s roots run deep. Established in 1837, the town has held fast to its engaging, Southern charm.

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Wake Forest

A beautiful small town with enough history, culture and activities to keep travelers entertained for days on end. Stroll through the charming, historic downtown district!

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Wendell

Along Main St. and throughout historic downtown Wendell—on the National Register of Historic Places—vintage shops, dining spots and buildings display the architecture of our American heritage.

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Zebulon

Just 25 minutes from downtown Raleigh, Zebulon is a vibrant, welcoming community with activities ranging from sporting events (Carolina Mudcats baseball!) to down-home Southern dining.

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