RALEIGH AND CARY
Named as one of the best places for families and business, Raleigh, Wake County, and the Triangle area frequently top national and international rankings from publications that include “Money,” “Forbes” and “Bloomberg.” Its innovative culture and strong talent appeal to business and industry around the globe. Click for more from VisitRaleigh.com.
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
A vibrant and elegant downtown venue, the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts combines Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Meymandi Concert Hall, A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater and Kennedy Theatre into a lively performance space. The center is home the Carolina Ballet, NC Theatre, NC Opera and North Carolina Symphony.
NC State University
Established as a land-grant university grounded in agriculture and engineering, NC State University is now a leading public research university in a wide range of disciplines emphasizing “learning by doing.” It is a powerhouse in science, technology, engineering and math and offers acclaimed schools in design and veterinary medicine.
Home to the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes and NC State University Men’s Basketball, PNC Arena welcomes more than 1.5 million guests and 150 events every year, including many of the nation’s major concert tours. Arena tours are available on non-event days for groups of 10 or more.
Home to The University of North Carolina, one of the nation’s renowned research universities, Chapel Hill and the adjacent town of Carrboro combine to offer a vibrant intellectual and cultural hub for the Research Triangle Region. Not only is it a magnet for art, food and music aficionados, but it also is headquarters for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and other companies. Click for more from VisitChapelHill.org.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chartered in 1789 as the nation’s first public university, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a global leader in higher education known for innovative teaching, research and public service. The university is regularly ranked among the nation’s best and offers a wide range of public events at popular venues including PlayMakers Repertory Company, Morehead Planetarium + Science Center, Memorial Hall and Dean E. Smith Center.
Blending history with a contemporary flair, Durham attracts visitors to its revitalized downtown for the renowned Durham Bulls minor league baseball team, shows at the Carolina Theatre and a burgeoning dining scene. The city also is a hub for education, business and health, with organizations like Duke University, North Carolina Central University and Duke University Hospital. Click for more from DiscoverDurham.com.
Routinely ranked among the world’s best institutions of higher learning, Duke University is a private research university with a global reach in the arts, sciences, business and medicine. Among the major campus attractions are Duke Chapel, Duke University Hospital and Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
Durham Performing Arts Center
Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC, the Durham Performing Arts Center, hosts more than 200 concerts, comedy shows, dance performances and touring Broadway productions every year. The 2,700-seat theater is regularly ranked among the top-10 theaters in America by national magazines that cover live entertainment events and venues.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK
The largest research park in the United States, Research Triangle Park is home to hundreds of companies. Among them are major high-tech research and development facilities operated by some of the world’s top organizations, including GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco Systems and the National Institutes of Health. The RTP was created in 1959 to provide centralized access to talent from nearby Duke University, NC State University and The University of North Caroilna at Chapel Hill.
The Village of Pinehurst is a charming, vibrant community which reflects our rich history and traditions, enhanced by a unique combination of cultural arts and recreational activities.
For well over a century, the world’s most legendary golfers have been challenged by the 10 courses at Pinehurst Resort, a regular stop for the famed U.S. Open Championship, which returns to Pinehurst No. 2 in 2024, and a past venue for the U.S. Women’s Open Championship.
Located in a cluster of quaint, historic buildings The Village of Pinehurst includes unique boutiques and gift shops, most open Monday through Saturday, along with several dining venues.
A small city with a large commercial impact, Sanford is home to dozens of major manufacturing facilities and other high-tech companies that support their success. Companies operating in the area include Caterpillar, Coty, GKN Driveline, Moen, Pfizer and Tyson Foods. Click for more from VisitSanfordNC.com.
Tobacco Road Golf Club has been named the nation’s fourth best public course by Golf Digest and the 50th best public course in the world by Golf Course Architecture, and Carolina Trace Country Club boasts two-premier courses designed by legendary designer Robert Trent Jones Sr.
A restored 1920s vaudeville venue, Temple Theatre draws audiences from throughout the Triangle for its annual Main Stage live theater series and a variety of concerts, comedy shows and other performances.