RESNET Conference 2010 – About Our Host City: Raleigh, North Carolina

February 22-24, 2010
Hilton North Raleigh Hotel
3415 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

From barbecue joints with expansive wine lists to dinosaurs with fossilized hearts and boutiques showcasing couture items by sought-after designers (many with area roots), there is no limit to the energy and excitement of Raleigh, North Carolina’s Capital City. Raleigh’s commitment to preserving the past while embracing the future is evident in their historic sites and world-renowned gardens mingling with trendy restaurants, cutting-edge culture and a hard-to-beat educational environment. Raleigh has been called the "City of Oaks" based on their penchant for green space, the "Smithsonian of the South" for their high caliber of free museums and the "Silicon Valley of the East," paying homage to their renowned tech scene (Research Triangle Park is in Raleigh’s backyard, and seven colleges and universities call the Raleigh area home).

Dining

Follow the link below to find information about local restaurants using searchable criteria such as food type and cost and area of the city.

Entertainment

Raleigh has several entertainment districts.  Follow the link below to learn more about these districts. Click on the specific districts and view its website. Most visitors like to check out the "Glenwood South" district due to its collective volume of nightclubs and restaurants and "Moore Square" district that contains an open park where festivals and outdoor events are held along with restaurants, bars and Marbles Kids Museum/IMAX Theatre.

You can preview the things to see and do before your arrival in theRaleigh Virtual Visitors Guide.

Transportation

The R-LINE is the FREE transportation circulator that runs throughout the Raleigh downtown corridor. You can park one time and visit the entertainment districts and restaurants available on the R-LINE.

On Tuesday, February 23rd, a bus that runs on 100% biofuel will be taking people from the Hilton North Raleigh to downtown Raleigh. It will also make trips back downtown to pick you up and take you back to the Hilton. It will be making trips from 7 PM until 10 PM.

Sports

Don’t forget about the great sporting events in the Raleigh area! Catch a game while you are in town!