January 2021, Issue I
Rendering of new building at John Chavis Memorial Park
11 Things to Look Forward to in 2021 in
Raleigh, N.C.
We're thrilled to have turned the page to a new year. For 2021, the Raleigh area has special events on the calendar, new places to explore, more restaurant openings lined up and plenty more to look forward to! READ MORE
Travel + Leisure Names Raleigh a Top Destination
for 2021
Downtown Raleigh skyline
Raleigh and the surrounding area (and region) made Travel + Leisure's annual list of best destinations to travel to in 2021, thanks to boutique hotel options, outdoor adventures and critically-acclaimed restaurants (yes, yes and yes!). READ MORE
The Story of Raleigh, N.C.'s Founding (Dec. 31, 1792)
North Carolina State Capitol
To truly understand and appreciate present-day Raleigh, you have to step back and look at the rich story of how it all began. Read up on the who, the where and the why of Raleigh’s earliest days! READ ARTICLE
Clyde Cooper's Barbecue: 83 Years Strong
BBQ sandwich platter with a side of baked beans
If barbecue is a tradition in the Tar Heel State (it is), then Clyde Cooper’s is an institution. Opened on New Year's Day 1938, this downtown Raleigh icon is one of the longest-running barbecue restaurants in the state. READ ARTICLE
Fly Confident. Fly RDU.
Fly Confident at RDU International Airport

RDU International Airport has been hard at work deploying new safety measures around the terminals. On your next visit, look for new distancing signage, hand-sanitizing stations and much more. READ MORE

COVID-19 Advisory
A “Stay-at-Home” order is in effect in N.C. For information and helpful resources, visit our COVID-19 response portal, here.

Featured Photos 
Downtown Raleigh skyline at night A boardwalk through a beautiful, foggy forest in the winter
Rodin statue outdoors at the North Carolina Museum of Art Gooey grilled cheese sandwich

Pictured (clockwise from top left)
Downtown Raleigh@antionneking
Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Cary@dkwinters2015
Simply Crepes@simplycrepes.raleigh
Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park at North Carolina Museum of Art • @neginfotografy

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