Warehouse District

Characterized by six blocks of iconic, red-brick, former-industrial buildings, the Warehouse District in downtown Raleigh is a growing concentration of galleries, studios, restaurants, nightlife and innovative businesses located a few blocks west of the Raleigh Convention Center.  

Culinary offerings in this walkable neighborhood include legendary, Carolina-style barbecue at The Pit, vegetarian fare at Fiction Kitchen and upscale Southern favorites at Whiskey Kitchen and Parkside. Don't forget to stop in Videri Chocolate Factory for a free tour (and sample).

Niall Hanley’s Morgan Street Food Hall features 20 culinary concepts ensconced in fully-outfitted spaces offering cooked-to-order meals, snacks and specialty foods, plus specialized retail carts selling packaged food and culinary-related items. Look for Cow Bar, Oak City Fish and Chips and Raleigh Raw juices, to name a few.

Videri is a cozy, fully-operational chocolate factory and retail space located in the heart of downtown Raleigh's Warehouse... View More

Located in the front of the workshop located in downtown Raleigh, Raleigh Denim Workshop and Curatory is a carefully curated shop... View More

Crank Arm is an award-winning craft brewery with tasting room based in downtown Raleigh. Conveniently located just one block from... View More

CAM Raleigh sparks new thinking by creating ever-changing experiences that explore what's now and nearing in art and design.... View More

This buzzing area features a handful of establishments for craft beer aficionados like Crank Arm Brewing, Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing and Tasty Beverage Company. You’ll also discover hip hangouts like Boxcar Bar + Arcade, where you can find classic and modern arcade games, skee ball and a full bar including a long list of cocktail and craft beer selections.

Don't miss CAM Raleigh, the state’s only non-collecting contemporary art museum, and its ever-rotating exhibitions. From lectures and family-friendly weekend programs to Art of Cool nights featuring musicians and DJs, there’s always something exciting happening.

Take in a concert at Red Hat Amphitheater, downtown Raleigh’s award-winning outdoor concert venue.

Victor Lytvinenko and Sarah Yarborough
Raleigh Denim Workshop

Sarah Yarborough


Victor Lytvinenko

Raleigh Denim Workshop

What began as a personal quest to create the perfect pair of jeans has turned into the bustling enterprise known as Raleigh Denim. Co-founders Sarah Yarborough and Victor Lytvinenko have spent the last decade bringing an authenticity to the industry that is far from common.

“A lot of people in Raleigh are doing what they do here because they love what they’re doing. It feels deliberate. It’s organic. It’s homegrown but very deliberately homegrown.”

Downtown Districts Five Distinct Hot Spots

Raleigh, N.C.

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Downtown Raleigh

Historic neighborhoods, museums, Southern diners and global eats, green spaces, performance venues, breweries and nightlife spots work together to create one incredible, cultural hotspot.

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East Raleigh

Steeped in history, East Raleigh continues to grow with historic neighborhoods, two distilleries, family-fun facilities and restaurants serving up delicious, down-home Southern food.

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Midtown Raleigh

Includes four, different shopping, entertainment and dining areas all within a short drive—North Hills, Crabtree Valley, Cameron Village and the Five Points neighborhood.

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North Raleigh

Home to hundreds of restaurants, large retail stores, entertainment complexes, parks and recreation areas. Family entertainment is easy to find as well as fun, outdoor things to do

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RDU/Brier Creek

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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South Raleigh

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

Boasts two-dozen live performance venues and visual art galleries, including the North Carolina Museum of Art! This hip, college-town drag also includes the N.C. State Fairgrounds and PNC Arena.

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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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One of the fastest-growing cities in the South, Cary is home to renowned restaurants, world-class shopping, top-tier entertainment, culture and arts and a range of outdoor experiences.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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