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Discover Downtown Tours

Explore. Connect. Discover.

Hear the stories, see the spaces and learn about Downtown Raleigh in an immersive, engaging way through Downtown Raleigh Alliance’s Discover Downtown program! Discover Downtown Tours highlight a variety of downtown locations from sneak peeks of new developments to behind-the-scenes experiences.

Meet others interested in Downtown Raleigh’s history, development and unique culture during and after the tours. Tours are free and open to the public but fill up quickly. Subscribe to the DRA weekly e-newsletter here for Discover Downtown information.

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Trademark Properties


Previous Tours

AC Hotel Raleigh Downtown 
9 Glenwood Ave 

 This newly constructed hotel offers a unique combination of quality, timeless European design, comfort and true authenticity. The hotel boasts 147 rooms, event space, and a rooftop bar & lounge. Tours will be offered every thirty minutes and will conclude at The Willard Rooftop Lounge where attendees can purchase drinks on their own. 

Discover Downtown Tour with Monarch Realty
February 12, 2021 
Hear an update on Downtown Raleigh's residential development from DRA and take a virtual tour of The Fairweather, Downtown Raleigh’s first condo project in 10+ years, and Cameron Crest, four-story townhomes, with Monarch Realty. 

Discover Downtown Tour With Current Wellness
January 21, 2021

Get a behind the scenes look at Current Wellness's recently opened wellness center for physical and mental health. Their space offers fitness and yoga classes, a teaching kitchen for food education, and offices for mental health counseling, bodywork, and other wellness practitioners. At the conclusion of the virtual tour, viewers can enjoy a 10-minute yoga session. 

301 Hillsborough at Raleigh Crossing 
December 10, 2020

The first phase of the development, 301 Hillsborough, is a trophy office building recognized by its striking architectural design and robust amenity offerings. The best-in-class tower will feature 280,381 square feet of prime office space and 12,162 square feet of retail. 

Discover Downtown Smoky Hollow 
November 17, 2020

Explore Smoky Hollow virtually and learn more about this multi-phase revitalization project restoring an existing neighborhood. Smoky Hollow’s first phase was completed with the opening of Peace Raleigh Apartments and Raleigh’s first Publix grocery store. The second phase will bring 25,000 SF of office space, the Line Apartments, and a pedestrian promenade with 40,000 SF of street-level restaurants and retail.

Discover Downtown 515 S Blount St
September 9, 2020

Hear from Valerie "VK" Fields, Founder and Chief PR PRO who will lead a virtual tour of the space highlighting the building's history and the journey to renovate the space. 

Discover Downtown 107 W Hargett Street 
July 30, 2020

Take a behind the scenes look at 107 W Hargett Street, former Father & Son Antiques, with Amy Bullington of Clearscapes, an architectural and design studio. Learn about the history and hear updates on the building's progress. Watch the full video here.

Tours on Tap with Trophy Brewing 
June 25, 2020

Get an idea of what Trophy Brewing is all about here.
Have an at home brewery tour and tasting with this video.

Tours on Tap with Clouds Brewing
June 19, 2020

Watch the 2.5 minute video tour of Clouds Brewery and learn how their beer is made here.
Taste at home and watch the video of the tasting online here.

Bloc83 Virtual Tour 
May 28, 2020

Ryan Blair, Vice President of Development and Acquisitions at Heritage Properties, shared about Block83 including the history, design, construction, features and tenants at One Glenwood. He also provided information about Tower Two, next to One Glenwood, as construction continues on the project.