visitRaleigh insider blog Latest Posts Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:30:37 GMT Spend a Day in Zebulon, N.C.: Carolina Mudcats Baseball and More Things to Do Called the "Town of Friendly People," Zebulon (just 27 minutes from downtown Raleigh) offers up a relaxing Southern small-town atmosphere great for a day trip with family and friends. Take in ... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT The 'Works! July 4th Festival in Downtown Raleigh: Five Reasons to Go Wear your red, white and blue and head to downtown Raleigh, N.C., for The 'Works! festival on July Fourth. Here are five reasons not to miss the popular Independence Day celebration attracting ... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT Where to See Fireworks in Raleigh, N.C., on July 4th Weekend Ready to celebrate Independence Day in a big way this year? Fireworks displays, pie eating contests, live music and other patriotic celebrations are lined up all across the Raleigh area in order to ... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT Where Local James Beard-Recognized Chefs Love to Eat in Raleigh, N.C. Southern Living called Raleigh, N.C., a "culinary mecca." Zagat named us one of the "Hottest Food Cities of 2016." OpenTable says we're home to two of the best 100 restaurants in the country. ... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT Recipe: Ashley Christensen's Pimento Cheese Since the opening of Poole's Diner in 2007, Raleigh, N.C., passionate mind and James Beard Award-winning chef Ashley Christensen has transformed the restaurant scene in the City of Oaks. ... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT 100 Outdoor Summer Concerts in Raleigh, N.C. Tried-and-true recipe for a great time: a dash of warm weather, a heap of live music and plenty of good friends. With the most live music in North Carolina, Raleigh knows how to rock the summer! ... Thu, 08 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT Eight Sweet Treats to Cool Off With in Raleigh, N.C. Summer weather is here! Cool off while indulging in these eight treats in Raleigh, N.C. From milkshakes to smoothies, the destination will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich ... Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT Delicious Southern Breakfasts in Raleigh, N.C. Craving something down-home and Southern for breakfast? Check out these old-school diners and local hot spots in Raleigh, N.C., to find gigantic pancakes, buttery biscuits and gravy, country ham, ... Fri, 02 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT 40 Hand-Picked Experiences for Your Summer Bucket List in Raleigh, N.C. Roll call! Who's ready for outdoor movies, baseball games, stand-up paddleboarding and brewery hopping? We've got huge plans this summer in Raleigh, N.C.! To jump-start and keep you busy during ... Fri, 02 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT Things to Do in Raleigh, N.C.: June 2017 Welcoming Summer Hello, summer! June is an incredible time to visit Raleigh, N.C., with tons of opportunities to do, see and explore more in the City of Oaks than ever. Our best advice? Use ... Tue, 30 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT