My Favorite Instagram Shots from Visit Raleigh

We are back again this week with our third Instagram Travel Thursday link-up. Just to recap, we are here each week sharing the joy of travel through Instagram photos. If you have been following me this week on Instagram then you know I'm enjoying Colonial Williamsburg with my family this week. I cannot wait to share that trip with you in the future, but today I thought it would be great to a highlight an Instagram account that I enjoy following: VISITRALEIGH

Yes, I live in Raleigh, North Carolina and I follow my own hometown's Instagram account. I love seeing the view of my town through the eyes of others. 

I love this shot of the State Capitol Building.

The history of Raleigh dates by to 1792, and was established as North Carolina's government seat.

Thirteen years ago when I moved to Raleigh, the downtown area had recently started its revitalization efforts. Now, the downtown area is seeing more boutiques. Raleigh purse designer, Holly Aiken, has her own shop called, Stitch. Purse lovers are beginning to recognize a bag designed by Holly as soon as they see it around town.

I love the architecture of this former residence in Raleigh. It is currently the home to Raleigh's Second Empire Tavern and Restaurant, a Four-Diamond Award winner.  It's special to me because it was the site of my wedding reception in 2002.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences provides hours of enjoyment for families. 

Raleigh, of course, is named after Sir Walter Raleigh. 

If you ever decide to visit Raleigh, please let me know.  I'll tell you the best places to eat, and stay.  You can start planning your trip at

And if you are a blogger, please join us in the link-up.  

Take a look at the official rules on Skimbaco Lifestyle, but here are some important things to remember when linking your post.

Here are the Linky rules:
Link to a new Instagram travel post and use the permalink of your post, not the homepage URL.
Only new posts from the week of the linky and no giveaways, other linkys or sales pitches.
No links to your Instagram profile, only links to your blog.
Link back to one of the Instagram Travel Thursday hosts.
Visit a few other posts in the linky and show them some love (comment, tweet, Pin etc.).
Links that do not follow the guidelines will be removed.
The Instagram Travel Thursday linky is posted on Thursdays at 1AM EST and the linky is open until the following Wednesday.
On a side note, I am returning from Colonial Williamsburg late tonight.  I look forward to reading the posts in the link-up when I return tomorrow. In the meantime, you can find me on Instagram. 

Be sure to follow me on one or more of my social media platforms.  TwitterInstagram ,Facebook, Pinterest, Google Plus or on Bloglovin, if you just want post updates. When traveling, I'm on Instagram the most.  My personal family Instagram account is LeighPHines.

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