As Raleigh is not only the capital of the great state of North Carolina, but was also just recently voted the number one city to live in America by Businessweek, it is a very popular place. As the largest city in North Carolina, with a population of roughly 417,000 over 144 square miles, Raleigh is known to be one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Downtown Raleigh is a bustling place, with restaurants, shops, museums, performing arts centers and government offices and council buildings—and not to mention, the Raleigh court house. The city of Raleigh as a whole has over 12,000 acres of parks, and is also home to the PNC Arena, which houses the NC State basketball team, as well as the Carolina Hurricanes, the state’s professional hockey team, as well many events each year. NC State University is also located in Raleigh, giving the city a college town feel, coupled with it’s small town charm and big city feel, everybody is bound to find something in Raleigh. Raleigh provides Highway 64 a city feel for the NC Highway 64 driver.

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lucettegrace Review

By Soula Kosti During our long trip around the places Highway 64 connects, our last destination in the Piedmont area was Raleigh. Once we finished our drive around Raleigh, we decided to stop at a bakery and satisfy our sweet tooth.Read more lucettegrace Review

Raleigh Roots

By Caroline Zybala – 2014 While at the International Festival in Raleigh, NC, our group kept seeing this man, wearing some traditional ethnic attire and a hat with a large feather, walking around the convention center. We finally decided toRead more Raleigh Roots

International Festival: Raleigh

By Caroline Zybala – 2014 Our first stop for our entire Highway 64 project was the International Festival, held in Raleigh. When we looked at the event online, we decided that we definitely had to attend and see what it entailed.Read more International Festival: Raleigh

Blissful Barbecue: The Pit

By Kelley Dodge – 2014 Driving through downtown Raleigh, it would be easy for one to miss the Pit, a barbecue restaurant situated in a restored 1930s meatpacking warehouse. Seeking out this hidden gem,we arrived at the Pit with highRead more Blissful Barbecue: The Pit

No Speed Limit Signs?

By Caroline Zybala – 2014  After a long day of traveling, all anyone ever wants to do is go home. Our group had spent all day exploring the exciting downtown of Raleigh, and by the time four o’clock rolled around,Read more No Speed Limit Signs?

Tasting the World in Raleigh, NC

By Jenna Hokanson – 2014 Upon arriving at the International Festival, I was already overwhelmed (in the best way) by the types of music, the saris, the calligraphy, and the henna displayed before me. I was, however, not anticipating theRead more Tasting the World in Raleigh, NC

Cocoa Connoisseurs: A Peek Behind the Scenes

By Kelley Dodge – 2014 Videri Chocolate Factory is a “bean-to-bar” chocolate factory located in downtown Raleigh. Embarking on a self-guided tour through the factory, we got a glimpse of the roasting, winnowing, grinding, and tempering parts of the process.Read more Cocoa Connoisseurs: A Peek Behind the

International Festival of Raleigh

By Brynna Bantley, Grace Elkus, Anne Marie Glen, and Dustin Swope, 2013 Every year, Raleigh takes time to celebrate culture and diversity by hosting the International Festival of Raleigh. The annual festival aims to explore other cultures, their ways ofRead more International Festival of Raleigh

The Raleigh Times: An authentic Raleigh business turned restaurant

By Mia Brady Upon entering The Raleigh Times on East Hargett Street in downtown Raleigh, I was captivated by the atmosphere. While this popular restaurant and bar opened just six years ago, the building it is housed in was constructedRead more The Raleigh Times: An authentic Raleigh