Raleigh, the 146 square foot capital city of North Carolina was founded in 1792. "The city's founding
fathers called Raleigh the "City of Oaks" and dedicated themselves to maintaining the area's wooded
tracts and grassy parks." A fast-paced city with a touch of Southern style, Raleigh is a hub of art, food,
music, nightlife, and culture. We can't wait for you to arrive!
"The North Carolina State Capitol has been the active capitol building of the state since it opened in June of 1840.
At one point, the building housed the office of the Governor, the Supreme Court and the chambers of the General Assembly, as well as various other state offices. Visit the Capitol today to learn more about state government, citizenship, and the history of North Carolina and our capital city!"
Home to the Carolina Ballet, Carolina Theatre, NC Opera, NC Symphony Orchestra, and Pine Cone traditional music organization. Easily accessible in the heart of downtown Raleigh!
A covered open-air "Farmer's Building" with 30,000 square feet "for North Carolina farmers to sell fresh produce, plants, and other specialty items produced on local farms." The Market Shoppes is a 15,600 square foot enclosed climate controlled building boasting "fresh produce from around the country here as well as meats, cheeses, crafts, bakery items, custom picture framing, a market grill, and N.C. wines. There is a wide variety of specialty shops with old-fashioned candies, N.C. gifts, soaps, and lotions." Be sure to check out the three amazing restaurants located here as well-- Nancy Jo's Deli, N.C. Seafood Restaurant, and the State Farmers Market Restaurant!
"At the N.C. State Fair, our mission is to showcase and promote the state's agriculture, agribusiness, arts, crafts and culture through the annual agricultural fair [...] The North Carolina State Fair is the largest 11-day event in North Carolina, attracting more than 800,000 attendees. The Fair host many diverse musical acts, numerous food vendors, games booths and carnival rides, commercial and agricultural exhibitors. The Fair is managed and produced by the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and is consistently ranked among the top 25 fairs in North America. "
Home to the National Hockey League's 2006 Stanley Cup Winners, the Carolina Hurricanes AND the NC State Wolfpack Men's Basketball team! PNC Arena seats up to 20,000 people and is also host to many other major music tours and other entertainment events.
"The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest institution of its kind in the South East and one of the nation’s most amazing museums about the natural world."
"The North Carolina Museum of Art collects, stewards, and exhibits the people’s collection and creates remarkable programs and experiences across its campus and the state that explore and inspire the creative potential in all of us."
"At the North Carolina Museum of History, we are committed to creating a place where you can explore, learn, and enjoy programs, events, and exhibitions that celebrate North Carolina’s past, present, and future."
"Why Marbles? A wall that wraps around
the museum is filled with more than one
million marbles that light up at night. And Marbles is a nickname for brains. At Marbles
Kids Museum, kids are encouraged to use
their marbles-- learning new things through imagination, discovery and play." Also features t only large-screen 3D IMAX theatre!
"As part of its mission to “Preserve Raleigh’s Past for the Future,” the museum collects and cares for artifacts, curates exhibits, and provides educational programming that all highlight and interpret Raleigh’s history and heritage."
"CAM Raleigh is the non-collecting contemporary art museum that provides an environment for transformation through educational programs, cultural experiences, and bold, non-traditional exhibitions by living artists."
"The first public park in North Carolina, the 5th oldest operating amusement park in the U.S. and 16th oldest in the world." Enjoy the many features of this idyllic 66 acre park including a large playground area, a beautiful historic carousel from 1900, pedal boats in the large pond, cafe and picnic pavilions, paved walking paths, and a fun train that rides around the park!
This 5,599 acre park is ideal for camping, hiking, and bike and horseback riding. Rent a canoe on the lake, go fishing, on enjoy a fireplace at the picnic pavilions.Be sure to find the Chainsaw Art-- a 25 foot long fallen log that has been carved into a beautiful masterpiece!
Started as a "living laboratory" for NC State students, this 10 acre botanical garden and arboretum features 18 different gardens that showcase a huge variety of native and non native plant species. Favorites include the Butterfly Garden, Rose Garden and the Japanese Garden!
One of the best playgrounds in the area! Spacious playgrounds with a wide variety of handicapped-friendly play equipment and picnic areas, ground level entrances, plus fun features like a zip line, and an adjustable basketball hoop, plus many more fun surprises for your little ones!
A downtown classic! Delicious modern takes on southern favorites like chicken & waffles, pimento mac & cheese, chicken biscuits, collard greens and much more.
"Morgan Street Food Hall is a new lifestyle dining concept; not to be confused with a food court. It features local eateries and restaurants as well as local food retailers." Current vendors include Cousins Maine Lobster, Iyla's Southern Kitchen, and Raleigh Rolls!
This authentic Persian-Iranian restaurant specializes in kebobs, but also has amazing Mediterranean cuisine, including Halal and many vegetarian options.
"Thoughtfully prepared vegan and vegetarian cuisine from a 100% vegetarian kitchen." This local favorite is always packed! Currently offering Family/ Pod Sharables and Take and Heat Meal Kits in addition to their regular menu.
Originally opened as a pie shop in the late 1940's, and quickly changed to a diner, this Raleigh staple is now run by the renowned 2 time James Beard award winning Ashley Christensen. Their ever-changing menu features food from "local growers and artisan producers".
This pub restaurant offers over 200+ types of beer from all over the state, country, and the world! Sharable appetizers, pizza, sandwiches and salads are offered, and frequent events such as trivia, theme nights, specialty brews ans pint glasses make this watering hole a fun stop for everyone!
"... a giant open-air, walkable district offering more than 130 local shops, restaurants, bars, spas, a theater, an outdoor live music venue and more.
This outdoor shopping area is located in Midtown Raleigh and includes
nearly 100 stores such as Anthropologie, Target, J.C. Penney, REI,
Ethan Allen, Fink’s Jewelers and more"
We have moved to downtown Raleigh!
We are now located in the warehouse district.
Find us at 223 S West Street
Suite 900 Raleigh NC 27603.
Entrance on the 9th floor of The Dillon.
Reception area open 9A - 5P Mon - Fri.
Come visit us!