Wish You Were Here | Raleigh, N.C.


We've truly missed having visitors around.

But we've also missed seeing all of our locals out and about—you bring an energy and vibrance to our restaurants and attractions that visitors enjoy so much. And while our big festivals are preparing to return, there are still many things we can encourage you and visiting family and friends to do locally in the Raleigh area with confidence for your safety. 

Our hospitality industry needs your support more than ever. Get out and about safely. Invite friends and family that you haven't seen in a while for a safe trip.

Count on Me NCMany area restaurants and hotels have been certified through the Count On Me NC program, which teaches hospitality businesses how to ensure the best and healthiest practices when serving guests.

The great news is that hidden gems and outdoor adventures await, and our world-class museums are still worthy of your next weekend escape. So come taste the area's best new restaurants, tackle one of our favorite hikes to find this incredible piece of artwork and explore three incredible state museums: North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of History and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. This, and much more—read up on all the best things to do right now in Raleigh, N.C., in the articles below.

We believe with all our hearts there are great days ahead!

All the essential things to do in the Raleigh area right now View More

America's best new barbecue joint arrives in downtown Raleigh View More

More than 50 of the Raleigh area's best outdoor dining options View More

A pop-up tourist destination of gorgeous sunflowers is coming back to Raleigh, N.C. View More

Visit the free-admission photography exhibit exploring mid-century tourism across the state! View More

This beautiful piece of art is tucked away inside one of North Carolina's prettiest parks—here's how to find it! View More

A contender for the flattest, prettiest bike ride in the Tar Heel State! View More

Find out why Raleigh has earned the "city in a park" moniker. View More