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Raleigh’s Top Five

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Creative Working Spaces

HQ Raleigh

HQ offers two co-working spaces in Raleigh with more than 150 member companies. The spaces include office suites, “huddle” rooms, Lonerider beer, Jubala coffee and access to the NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic.

Loading Dock

Already doubling in size, Loading Dock is adding more office space and a mini “commerce hub” for product and e-commerce companies. The space has high ceilings with a lot of light, a fully stocked kitchen and coffee 24/7.


A co-working space above City Plaza in Charter Square, Industrious has sunlit areas, a relaxation room with specialty coffee, artisanal pastries and local beer in the café.

The Nest

This communal working space offers suites, a coffee bar and beer in a full kitchen in the heart of downtown on Fayetteville St.

WeWork One Glenwood 

Imagine working in a space with a micro-roasted coffee bar, fresh fruit water and a balcony overlooking Glenwood South—you can in early 2019.

Museum Exhibits

North Carolina & World War I

NC Museum of History

Through January 6, 2019 

Experience what it was like to “step into the boots” of a Tarheel soldier during World War I. Free, interactive multimedia exhibit.

Inspiring Beauty – 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

NC Museum of Art

October 28 –January 21, 2018

The remarkable story of an extraordinary fashion show, covering 50 years of beauty and style with outfits by Dior, Givenchy and many more.

Raleigh’s City Flag: Lost and Found

(City of Raleigh Museum)

Raleigh is one of 450 cities with a flag. Who designed it and how did it come to exist?

No Damsel

Contemporary Art Museum

Through January 7, 2018

Los Angeles artist Dorian Lynde’s exhibition features a series of 18 paintings of your favorite Disney princesses reimagined as contemporary women. No glass coffins or slippers, just street savvy attitude.

Race: Are We So Different?

Museum of Natural Sciences

Through October 22, 2017

This exhibit looks at race through the lens of science, history, and personal experiences. It’s free, interactive and includes historical artifacts, iconic objects and photographs.


Raleigh is checking another box on the list of must haves for “big city” living with more options for rooftop dining and drinking.

Level7 at the AC Hotel 

Ride the express glass elevator to the 7th floor for sweeping city views of Midtown and Raleigh.

Hibernian Glenwood

The 2nd floor patio offers views of bustling Glenwood South and downtown.

Raleigh Times

The 2nd floor rooftop deck overlooks downtown and is a great space for private parties.

Taverna Agora

The open-air rooftop patio will transport you to the old world of Greece.

10th and Terrace 

Raleigh’s tallest rooftop bar sits on the 10th floor of the new Residence Inn at 616 S. Salisbury St. It overlooks the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts and Salisbury Street.

Raleigh T-Shirts

There’s no shortage of hometown pride here! Wear yours on your sleeve—long or short.

1. Porchfly






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