Raleigh, NC: The Hidden Gem of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Home in the Spotlight

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Raleigh, North Carolina might be one of the newer faces of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, but the capital city is no stranger to the spotlight. Its list of accolades in recent years continues to grow, with national nods among America’s Friendliest Cities, Cities to Watch, Top Music Cities Outside Nashville and more. See what others are saying about Raleigh, N.C.!

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The Toronto-Star

7 Reasons to Love Raleigh, N.C., as featured in The Toronto Star, October 2016

“Fried chicken, handcrafted chocolate and made-in-America jeans are among the essential experiences in the capital of North Carolina.”


Vogue

An Insider’s Guide to Raleigh in Time for the Hopskotch Music Festival, featured in Vogue, September 2016

“Whether you’re headed to the City of Oaks for music or just to see what’s up, here are the things you absolutely must see and do.”


Runner's World

#19 Among Top 50 Running Cities in America & #1 in the South, as featured in Runner’s World, September 2016

“These six places emerged from our pool of 63 contenders as the hottest spots for urban dwellers now. From east coast to west, these six places offer the best of urban living at a price you can afford.”


Money-Magazine

The 6 Best Big Cities: Best in the Southeast, as featured in Money Magazine, September 2016

“These six places emerged from our pool of 63 contenders as the hottest spots for urban dwellers now. From east coast to west, these six places offer the best of urban living at a price you can afford.”



The 25 Best Museums in America, Ranked, as featured in Business Insider, August 2016

“According to the US government, there are upwards of 35,000 museums in America. So the next time you want to have an educational afternoon, consider spending it at one of these fine museums. “


Where Magazine

A Craft Brewing Explosion,  featured in Where, August 2016

“Step into the Triangle, where craft brewers have taken experimentation to new heights, and beer lovers are lapping up their award-winning creations in taprooms, pubs and restaurants.”



America’s Most Hospitable Cities, as featured in Airbnb’s Hospitality Index, August 2016

“More than 4 million guests have stayed on Airbnb, and with hundreds of thousands of reviews. We filtered through those reviews and looked for cities with the highest percentages of five-star listings, signifying places where Airbnb hosts really go above and beyond to welcome their guests.”


Travel-and-Leisure

America’s Friendliest Cities,  featured in Travel + Leisure, July 2016

“Befriending strangers in Raleigh, North Carolina is easy work: ‘I was standing alone, waiting for my meat at a restaurant called Mami Nora’s and a fellow patron was like, Ma’am, do you have anyone to sit with?’

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Travel-and-Leisure

America’s Favorite Cities (Ranking #9 out of 30), as featured in The Travel + Leisure, May 2016

This year’s big-city winners and small town favorites were ranked on affordability, notable restaurants, public parks and more. Breaking the Top 10, the Research Triangle city impressed readers  with its bars and  “brainy locals.” It also helps to have the world’s largest beer garden!


Music-from-the-Row

Top 10 Music Cities Other than Nashville, as featured in Music From the Row, July 2015

“While the streets of Nashville are booming with music of every genre, there are several other cities that have a rapidly growing music scene. Some of them may even surprise you. We want to show you some of the most unique “music cities” other than Nashville, New York City, or Los Angeles.”


The-huffington-post

5 American Cities You Should Visit in 2015, as featured in The Huffington Post, February 2015

“Raleigh epitomizes the best of a small, metropolitan Southern town.”



America’s Fastest-Growing Cities 2015, as featured in Forbes, January 2015

The list started with America’s 100 most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas and ranked them across six metrics like annual job growth, economic growth rate and others.