People-First Experiences

 

Discover the adventure next door

People-First is committed to supporting the people that make an area special.
We connect the explorers to the guides, the learners to the teachers, the dancers to the music makers.

Experience Raleigh, N.C.

What Makes Our Experiences Special?

They Are…

Curated

We are not a generic event service.

All our experiences are curated, hand-selected, or co-created to ensure that you are getting something special and unique that revolves around local people and their stories. Our mission will always be about people, not profit.

Hands-On

Don’t just listen to a great story, participate in it.

We strive to make our experiences as interactive as possible. Have you ever smelled a whiskey blending vat as you stirred it? Do you know how easy watercolor washes off clothes? Have you ever shucked corn? Get your hands dirty and find out for yourself!

People-First

Our experiences are great but not nearly as great as the people who make them.

No matter how much you’re into painting, or farming, or distilling, or whatever, we never want you to miss the person behind the experience. We believe connecting you to their story and the stories of the travelers around you is the most important thing we can offer.

Authentic

Think exposed brick instead of pristine white tile.

These experiences are meant to be true, authentic representations of the people and places that create them. Real homes aren’t spotless and real people are complex.
That’s the best part! Signing up for a P1experience means embracing the quirky, the mud on your shoes and the hoarse in your laugh. Embracing authenticity in its fullness.

Experience Raleigh, N.C.

Watercolor skylines, jolly distilleries, & beautiful farms

Discover the richness and beauty of the people in the Raleigh area. Whether you’re a visitor or resident, there are poetry communities, foraging experts, metal stamping workshops, and more to explore and connect with.

In partnership with Visit Raleigh

Who We Are

We are disrupting the tourism industry by placing its focus back on people.

Our company, People-First Tourism, is a social venture born out of sustainable tourism research from NC State University. The People-First Experiences project is our method of disrupting an industry that often takes advantage of the people and places that make it profitable in the first place.

You can contribute by doing something very simple… connecting with the beautiful people and places around you! Listen to the story behind your favorite local establishment, learn a new skill, get your hands dirty. 

Learn More About P1t

Read Our P1t Manifesto

Who We Are

We are disrupting the tourism industry by placing it’s focus back on people.

Our company, People-First Tourism, is a social venture born out of sustainable tourism research from NC State university. The People-First Experiences project is our method of disrupting an industry that often takes advantage of the people and places that make it profitable in the first place.

You can contribute by doing something very simple… connecting with the beautiful people and places around you! Listen to the story behind your favorite local establishment, learn a new skill, get your hands dirty. 

Learn More About P1t

Read Our P1t Manifesto

Our Partners