February 2022, Issue I
A couple having an Asian food dinner outdoors at a restaurant
20 of the Best Date Ideas in Raleigh, N.C.
For the artsy sweethearts, the foodie couples, the adventurous duos and more, these year-round date ideas won't disappoint! GET IDEAS
Art in Bloom at the North Carolina Museum of Art: March 16-20
A group of people looking at artistic flower arrangements in a museum hall
One of the can't-miss events of the year, Art in Bloom—a five-day festival of art and flowers—returns to the North Carolina Museum of Art next month. Tickets are expected to sell out fast! SEE EVENT
NHL Bringing Outdoor Hockey Game to Raleigh, N.C.
Photo of an iced college football stadium with a graphic overlaid saying NHL Stadium Series | Raleigh | 2023 | Navy Federal Credit Union
The National Hockey League announced that the Carolina Hurricanes will host the 2023 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series™ in Feb. 2023, outdoors at North Carolina State University's Carter-Finley Stadium (and we can't wait!). READ MORE
Juniper Level Botanic Garden Ready for Winter Open House
A pathway through a beautiful garden with a small waterfall in the foreground of the photo
One of America's most spectacular gardens—a secret among some locals but a sanctuary to plant lovers around the world—is open to the public just eight weekends per year in Raleigh. GET DETAILS
Craften Food Hall Now Open in Knightdale
Rendering of a gray food hall with an outdoor downstairs and upstairs, well-lit dining space
A new 4,500-square-foot dining space is ready for action near downtown Knightdale, N.C. Craften Food Hall—created by local entrepreneurs Max Trujillo and Kip Downer—boasts four restaurants, a bar, a coffee shop and a double-decker patio to top things off! VISIT CRAFTEN
Vegan and Vegetarian Favorites in Raleigh, N.C.
Overhead view of a table with Pan-Asian cuisine
The plant-based diet is certainly on the rise, and the good news is that it's easier (and tastier) than ever to eat meat-free in the City of Oaks. Bookmark this list of favorite vegan and vegetarian restaurants for your next trip! SEE RESTAURANTS
Children holding hands, doing an Irish dance
Plan Ahead for St. Patrick's Day in Raleigh, Just a Month Away!

This year, the free Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade and Wearin' 'O the Green Festival returns to downtown Raleigh, March 12, with a parade, live music and traditional Irish festivities. DETAILS
Fly Confident. Fly RDU.
Fly Confident at RDU International Airport

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

Mask Requirements in Effect: Most of Raleigh Area
Face masks are required indoors within Raleigh city limits as well as Garner, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville and Zebulon town limits, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also required in unincorporated areas of Wake County. READ MORE

Featured Photos 
Exterior of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and its sign in front; the giant Raleigh acorn can be seen in the foreground along with the venue's signFirst-person view from a woman holding a cocktail glass up with a lime garnish with a driving range in the background Aerial view of a lush, green Pullen Park with a nice, blue pond and bridges and sidewalks all over the parkA platter of delicious-looking Mediterranean food

Pictured (clockwise from top left)
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts@raleighphotos
Pullen Park@thisisraleigh
Nil's Cafe, Fuquay-Varina@raleighinandout
Drive Shack@welcometoraleighwood

Share your Raleigh, N.C., moments with #visitRaleigh.
Want to forward to a friend? Click Here • Want to unsubscribe and withdraw your consent to receive this email? Click here • Going to your junk folder? Add visit@visitRaleigh.com to your inbox. • Questions? Send to visit@visitRaleigh.com • © 2022 Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau • 421 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1505, Raleigh, NC 27601 • Date ideas photo by Chris Richman