Things to Do in Raleigh

Things to Do in Raleigh, N.C.

A visit to Raleigh is more than a trip to a blossoming Southern metropolis—you'll feel enriched and uplifted the instant you're warmly welcomed by our smart, savvy locals.

Our passionate, entrepreneurial and innovative residents have propelled the development of world-class cultural assets and a growing lifestyle scene that, in turn, have created a host of homegrown, authentic visitor experiences for you to take part in. 

Get your toes tapping to the sounds of emerging music and bands, as well as rollicking bluegrass festivals and more. Invigorate your senses by sampling the many flavors of artisan craft brews and spirits. Discover gifts and treasures from local boutiques, including many handmade and custom designs for truly eclectic finds. And, join in broadening your horizons through an enticing array of visual and performing arts exhibitions.

A smart, modern-meets-historic destination like Raleigh, N.C., has a lot to offer. No matter what path you choose on your visit, we know you'll be energized by the fired-up cultural heartbeat fostered by passionate minds of Raleigh.


Head to to see THE MOST complete area live music calendar…more
View art at the many galleries and even watch the artists in action at various venues…more
The area's no stranger to tasty brews and offers up local hotspots dedicated to the craft…more
Kids may never want to go home, and surely will want to come back again and again…more
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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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