Traveling to Raleigh

Centrally located, Raleigh is located just two hours from the beach three hours from the mountains of North Carolina. See the Attendees/Hotels and Transportation section of the website for more information on getting to Raleigh.

Raleigh Tourism

Official Visitors Guide

To help you make the most of your trip to Raleigh, North Carolina, you may view the Official Visitors Guide to Raleigh, Cary and Wake County online, or request a copy to be mailed to your home, free of charge.

Visitor Information Center

When you arrive in Raleigh, stop by the Visitor Information Center at 500 Fayetteville Street, between the Raleigh Marriott City Center and the Raleigh Convention Center (phone: 919.834.5900). The Visitor Information Center provides visitors an invaluable resource to finding information on restaurants, accommodations, attractions and events throughout Wake County. They can provide official brochures, event calendars, special promotions, maps and other visitor information. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm; Sat., 9am-5pm; or contact them at

Top 10 Things to Do in Raleigh contains a wealth of information about Raleigh, North Carolina. Don’t miss their “Top 10” list showing the essentials to check out during each season. From ever-popular state museums to some of the best restaurants in the country, you haven’t fully experienced the destination until you’ve checked these things off your list.

Come to Raleigh early, and stay after the Convention, to enjoy vacation time with family or friends.

Here are some of the key highlights provided by visitRaleigh® to help your vacation planning:

Award-winning Chefs

Food Ideas

Barbecue. Barbeque. Bar-b-que. BBQ.

Craft Beer and Wine

Coffee !

Entertainment Areas


History and Museums

Great Outdoors

Traveling Solo

Traveling With Friends

Other Nearby Areas