We're inviting you to Jump Back In to Raleigh, N.C.—all the way in.

After a pandemic and a couple of years where we have put much of life on hold, including travel, now is the time to Jump Back In and meet the creators and the creative culture of Raleigh, N.C.

We're happy and we're sure you are, too, that all the things you love about the Raleigh area are ready to be experienced—things to do, festivals and events, outdoor recreation and some of the best restaurants in the Southeast. And much more. Jump back in to Raleigh, N.C.!

Get trip ideas below with all sorts of things to do, places to eat, events to attend and more.

Right Now in Raleigh

Barbecue. Barbeque. Bar-B-Que. BBQ. No matter how you spell it, we can agree on one thing—with a plate of ‘cue in hand, all is right with the world. Barbecue in Raleigh, N.C., is treated a little differently. We eat it in restaurants, at college-football and NHL-hockey...

Looking to treat yourself to a weekend getaway in the coming months? Need a weekend getaway with a loved one? Browse these weekend getaway ideas for a trip to the City of Oaks and book your stay in one of the area's most unique hotels!

A 10th year of World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, N.C.? You better believe it! The arrival of a toe-tappin', banjo-pickin' week of non-stop bluegrass in downtown Raleigh has been one of the most anticipated times of the year in the City of Oaks for a decade now. The...

Downtown Raleigh, N.C., is where historic neighborhoods, world-class museums, Southern diners, outdoor green spaces, performing arts venues, local shops, breweries and underground cocktail spots all work together to create one incredible cultural hotspot. Here's how to...

With perfect fall weather headed our way, outdoor dining in the Raleigh area is ramping up. We've pulled together this list of more than 50 of the area's best outdoor dining options—rooftops, large patios, tent setups and intimate tables for two! Bookmark this list,...

The trend to build massive venues that hold a large number of smaller restaurants—anchoring neighborhoods and shopping centers in urban areas across the U.S.—has officially landed in Raleigh, N.C., with Morgan Street Food Hall and Transfer Co. Food Hall exciting foodies...

Join Lauren Blackwell, Raleigh native and local artist, as she takes you to one of downtown’s favorite local breweries and scenic overlooks for a session in painting skylines. Relax, have a drink or some dinner from Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing, and appreciate a gorgeous...

In this hands-on workshop, presented by People-First Tourism, you’ll learn the basics of stamping on metal to create personalized jewelry and accessories. Laura, your expert and host, will guide you through the process and show you all the necessary tools and materials...



Signature experiences: Dive deeper into Raleigh with People-First Tourism experiences

Learn about the craft of blending and distilling in this behind-the-scenes tour (booking available upon request) View More

Get a look behind the curtains of multicultural spaces in downtown Raleigh (booking available upon request) View More

Find interesting locations with these unique scavenger hunts (booking available upon request) View More

Learn a new skill that you can take with you everywhere (booking available upon request) View More

 

 

Art walk photos and barbecue, Natalia Weedy; Brush the Skyline, David Kuhn; rooftop, Baxter Miller