A visit to Raleigh, N.C., is more than a trip to a blossoming Southern metropolis--you'll feel enriched and energized the instant you're warmly welcomed by its smart, savvy locals. Raleigh's bright minds head top-tier technology, education and life science institutions; its artists create a bevy of cultural and culinary touchstones; and its storytellers proudly carry on the collective heritage of a rich, historic capital city.
Meeting attendees can invigorate their senses by sampling the many flavors of cutting-edge Southern cuisine enhanced by artisan craft brews and spirits. They will get their toes tapping to the sounds of emerging music and bands, as well as rollicking bluegrass festivals and more. Discover gifts and treasures from local boutiques, including many handmade and custom designs for truly eclectic finds. And, join in broadening their horizons through an enticing array of visual and performing arts exhibitions.
Consider how a smart city's pipeline of experts can help simplify convention planning, identify corporate partners and customize programming, impressing your most savvy attendees. Think Raleigh... where science, innovation and education grow from the ground up. See what the city and its passionate locals will inspire in your group.
Raleigh Fast Facts
Greater Raleigh CVB
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421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505, Raleigh, NC 27601-2995
Type of Destination Experience:
Capital City, College Town, Historic
GSF Exhibit Space (Raleigh Convention Center): 150,000
Meeting Space, Square Feet (PNC Arena): 700,000
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts): 80,000
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Raleigh Marriott City Center): 400
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 1,000
RDU International Airport
Miles to downtown 15
Cities with non-stop flights35
International cities with direct flights3
Geographic Areas Served:
Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs,
Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest,
Wendell, Zebulon and Wake County
Why Meet in Raleigh
Your attendees will discover what Forbes, Kiplinger’s, Esquire, Money and Rolling Stone have already found out: Raleigh is an award-winning city in which to work, live, play and visit.
Increase your meeting attendance with our fully redeveloped RDU International Airport and a great selection of low-cost flights.
Make the most of your organization's budget by making connections with the world-class research, science and technology companies that call Raleigh home.