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Plan Your Trip to Raleigh, N.C., to Visit Colleges & Universities

Curious about the story behind an abundance of accolades Raleigh, N.C., has racked up in recent years? Look no further than the area's brightest young minds. Fueled by one of the world's most significant research and educational epicenters, a steady stream of savvy students and professionals-turned-residents collectively keep N.C.'s capital city thriving.

Home to 10 traditional universities and colleges—including North Carolina State University and a major research center, plus a private women's college, a law school and two historically black universities—the Raleigh area is unusually rich in both educational opportunities and cultural experiences.

Use the info and links below to plan your trip to Raleigh, N.C., to visit campuses!

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Things to Do

In 2020, American workers saw an average of 33% of their paid time off go unused, and 63% of the population says that they "desperately need a vacation." Furthermore, 97% of survey respondents said that having a trip planned makes them happier. The time to think about 2021 travel plans is now!

Things to Do

Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts. Menconi's latest book, "Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from...

Things to Do

We're all thrilled to have turned the page to a new year. And while there is plenty of work to be done—the hospitality and tourism industry remains tasked with delivering safe experiences,...

Dining & Drinks

It's been an enormously challenging year for restaurants (and the hospitality industry at large). Pre-COVID-19, it was widely agreed that the food scene in the City of Oaks was thriving, doing...

Dining & Drinks

Note: For other safe, distance-friendly holiday ideas in 2020—light displays, drive-in movies and more—please see this updated page. Thanks and happy holidays! The holiday season is a...

Live Music

Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts. Menconi's latest book, "Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk," was...