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 and kept our distance from each other, 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 reopening and ready to experience—things to do, festivals and events, outdoor recreation and the best restaurants in the Southeast. And much more.

Jump back in to Raleigh, N.C.!

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

Request a booking for this People-First Tourism-hosted street art walk in downtown Raleigh, where you’ll see and learn about colorful wall murals, street art and sculptures. Hosts Annelies and Greg's style is similar to a walking TED talk as they'll cover a wide variety...

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!

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...

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...

Often dubbed the "Smithsonian of the South" thanks to an abundance of free museums, historic attractions and educational institutions, Raleigh, N.C., has long been known as a budget-friendly family getaway destination for those in the Tar Heel State and beyond (Southern...

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; rooftop, Baxter Miller