Eat, Explore, and Go in Raleigh


The Pit Authentic Barbecue
The Raleigh Times
Living Kitchen

Poole’s Diner- Fine Dining

Whiskey Kitchen

Morgan Street Food Hall


Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild Market (Show your badge  and get $3 off Admission)
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Videri Chocolate Factory


Courtesy of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, the SmartCard is our way of welcoming you as convention and meeting attendees to the Raleigh area, helping you make the most of your visit and, at the same time, saving you money. Mention the SmartCard at participating area merchants for discounts and special offers.

Parking is available at the Performing Arts Center Deck for $7.00 per car, and at various lots located close to the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

Performing Arts Center Deck: 

If you plan on leaving your vehicle parked while attending NCVC we suggest parking in the Performing Arts Parking Deck on Lenoir Street for the entire conference and pay only $7.00.