Pre-Conference Event

WWW2010 coincides with the Grand Opening Festival of the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), Saturday and Sunday, April 24–25. The NCMA just completed a spectacular 127,000 square foot expansion to house the permanent collection and will open its doors to the new West Building for the first time to the public. The Museum will also unveil its new collection of twenty-six works of art by Rodin, which will be on display in the gallery and an outdoor sculpture garden.

The festival will include numerous celebrations of art and music. Admission to the new galleries (and to a special celebration and concert at the Museum Park Theater on Saturday evening) are free; however, entry requires a timed ticket. You can obtain tickets in advance by using the online ticketing service at Tickets are limited!

General Visitor Information

Links to all you need to know about Raleigh!  Particularly helpful is the link to the R-Line—an eco-friendly shuttle bus that provides transportation around downtown Raleigh to popular destinations.  Best of all?  It’s FREE!

There are also links to traditional bus services and car and taxi services that you may need.

Local area restaurants are highlighted in the links to the right of the page, and include helpful options like descriptions, downloadable menus, and an option to make reservations online.

Hungry?  Want to see the city?  Combine your desires on a food inspired tour of Raleigh.  Choose from several tour themes such as chocolate tasting, barbecue restaurants, or fine dining establishments.   Want to cap off your night with a drink or a snack?  There are also tapas style eateries and beer tasting tours of downtown.  For those who prefer not to walk, bus tours leave downtown Raleigh and venture to Durham and Chapel Hill for the best in fine and casual dining the triangle has to offer.

Customizable tours to suit every taste!  Whether you want to learn about the Raleigh- Durham area, feed your inner history buff, see the birthplace of professional golfing in America, or go wine tasting or shopping, this site is for you!  Also, with the “Tour Du Jour” you and your friends can pick three sites from any tour you like, and combine them into your own custom tour of Raleigh-Durham!

Looking for a unique way to visit Raleigh?  Look no further!  You can enjoy the capital city, view its historic sites, see its most romantic spots, or take the “Grand Tour” of Raleigh Durham on a Segway glider.  No walking involved, just relax and enjoy the sights!