Experiences

Play while you stay at the Aloft Raleigh hotel! From concerts at nearby PNC Arena and Coastal Credit Union Music Park to football games at Carter Finley Stadium, Raleigh has something fun for everyone. Nearby collegiate institutions, including NC State University and Meredith College, infuse the city with a youthful spirit. Our location near the Raleigh Convention Center makes us the perfect hotel for business travelers. In between meetings, grab a bike from our free bike-share program and take an easy-breezy tour around the city. District Village, just a few short blocks from our hotel, has a variety of eclectic shops, hip eateries, and a grocery store for all your essentials while visiting Raleigh.

On-Site Outlets
Gym with fitness equipment.

Re:charge

re:charge(SM) gym

Outdoor pool with lounge area.

Swimming

Outdoor pool

Mon-Sun: 7:00 AM-8:00 PM

Outdoor

Towels provided

Heated

Splash Pool

Relax after a long day at the outdoor Splash pool for a leisurely swim in the warmer seasons, open from dawn to dusk.

Splash Pool

Live At Aloft Hotels

Live At Aloft Hotels has set the stage for acoustic performances by some of the area's hottest emerging artists.

Patio

Live At Aloft Hotels has set the stage for acoustic performances by some of the area's hottest emerging artists. Join us at W XYZ® bar and groove to some of our indie-rock favorites or get in rhythm with a DJ spinning the latest hits. There's always something happening at this Raleigh bar, and other Aloft hotels around the globe.

Looking to get your music out there? Contact us at 919-828-9900 to play at Aloft Raleigh's W XYZ bar.

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Annual Raleigh Events

Check out our favorite annual Raleigh events and monthly area festivals to make memories while you are in town.

NCSU State University - Hillsborough Street

Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge - February

The Krispy Kreme Challenge is an annual charity event in which participants run a 5 miles road course leading to a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts shop, eat one dozen doughnuts, and run back to the finish line in under 1 hour.

Annual Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival - March

Raleigh has been celebrating St. Patrick's Day in style since 1983. This annual festival has grown into a citywide event with parades, food, live entertainment, and plenty of family-fun activities.

 

Full Frame Documentary Festival - April

This annual International event is a celebration of non-fiction films. For four days, you can network with filmmakers and film professionals and view some of the cutting edge documentaries of this time.

 

Raleigh Rock n' Roll Marathon - April

Compete in this annual marathon, or come by to see the runners in action. Lined with stages and live music, this marathon is exciting from start to finish.

Dreamville Festival - April

The second annual Dreamville Festival will once again provide a thoughtfully-curated, multi-stage music event from J. Cole, who himself was raised in nearby Fayetteville, North Carolina.  The festivals itself aims to provide a unique opportunity for locals and traveling visitors alike to gather and enjoy a music celebration in one of Raleigh’s most beautiful and historic locations, Dorothea Dix Park – Raleigh’s largest city park with over 300 acres of public greenspace. 

 

World Beer Festival - April and October

Twice annually, taste the best beer the world has to offer. With over 300 beers from 100 breweries, this beer festival is a can't-miss event. Grab your tasting glass, and please your palate at the World Beer Festival.

 

Artsplosure - May

Also known as the Raleigh Arts Festival, this large art and culture event spans two days and includes artists, vendors, and live performers and musicians.

Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena - May onwards

The NHL's Carolina Hurricanes are often considered a serious Stanley Cup Championship contender and come playoff time, sold-out crowds get loud at Raleigh's PNC Arena. 

 

IRONMAN 70.3 - June

Whether you're participant or spectator, this Ironman course contains some of Raleigh's most famous landmarks.

 

Packapalooza - August

Each year, NC State throws an all-day block party at the end of Wolfpack Welcome Week. Enjoy great music and activities for the whole family.

 

World Bluegrass Festival - September

Held every September, this Bluegrass festival features three separate events: the IMBA Business Conference, International Bluegrass Music Awards, and Wide Open Bluegrass. Attend workshops, or enjoy live music at this four-day festival.

 

Hopscotch Music Festival - September

Bands from every genre come to Raleigh for this three-day festival. Spread out across the city, you can enjoy bands in numerous clubs and venues, and enjoy a long festival of music.

 

North Carolina State Fair - October

This 10-day fair in October has been a staple in Raleigh since 1853. Join us for a concert, fireworks, sports stunts, competitions, and food galore.

 

First Night Raleigh - December

Every year, this New Year's Celebration brings visitors and residents together to bring in a new year in style.

PNC Arena is home to the 2006 Stanely Cup Champs, the Carolina Hurricanes and the NC State Wolfpack. Enjoy an array of entertainment from sports to concerts in this 19,000 seat arena only four miles from Aloft Raleigh. Make it a full evening out with dinner at one of the many local area restaurants before catching the show.

Whether you're in Raleigh for hockey, NCAA basketball, or a concert, our hotel near the PNC Arena has everything you need to stay connected, including:

- Fast & free WiFi throughout the hotel

- Great bar scene at W XYZ® bar

- 24/7 Re:chargeSM fitness center

- Free bottled water and coffee, in room

Book your stay at Aloft Raleigh today.

Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek is located just 20 minutes away from Aloft Raleigh. Enjoy the beautiful outdoor space of Walnut Creek and watch some of the biggest names in music on stage.

Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek is home to many Summer music festivals including the Charlotte Blues Festival, Furthur Festival, H.O.R.D.E. Festival, JazzFest, Lollapalooza, Mayhem Festival, Ozzfest, Smokin' Grooves Festival, SoulFest Uproar Festival and Warped Tour.

After a day soaking up sun and music, chill out at our hotel near Walnut Creek Amphitheatre and enjoy great amenities, including:

- Fast & free WiFi throughout the hotel

- Great bar scene at W XYZ® bar

- 24/7 Re:chargeSM fitness center

- Free bottled water and coffee, in room

Book your stay at Aloft Raleigh today.

Whether you are in town for a conference, educational seminar, or company meeting, Raleigh Convention Center is the go-to location. Located just 10 minutes from the convention center, Aloft Raleigh is the perfect place to stay & play after a day out.

Our hotel near the Raleigh Convention Center has everything you need to stay connected, including:

- Fast & free WiFi throughout the hotel

- Great bar scene at W XYZ® bar

- 24/7 Re:chargeSM fitness center

- Free bottled water and coffee, in room

Book your stay at Aloft Raleigh today.

Shop til your drop at Crabtree Valley Mall, only 15 minutes away from Aloft Raleigh. Enjoy a selection of over 200 retail stores and restaurants that are sure to please your palate. Crabtree Valley also hosts several events throughout the year geared towards both visitors and Raleigh natives.

After a day shopping, chill out at our hotel near Crabtree Valley Mall with great amenities, including:

- Fast & free WiFi throughout the hotel

- Great bar scene at W XYZ® bar

- 24/7 Re:chargeSM fitness center

- Free bottled water and coffee, in room

Book your stay at Aloft Raleigh today.