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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!

Raleigh Now in Raleigh

Things to Do

There are a whole bunch of ways to celebrate warm weather in the Raleigh area—one of our favorites is to combine relaxing views with a bit of exercise by heading to the nearest body of water. Up for a paddling adventure? The parks, rivers and lakes below allow the public to launch their own kayaks,

Live Music

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

Things to Do

While museums, indoor attractions, playgrounds and historic sites have been largely closed across the country since March, some good news has arrived in Raleigh, N.C. Beginning in early Sept., these...

Things to Do

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

Things to Do

There’s a pretty good reason why Raleigh, N.C., has earned the nickname the “Smithsonian of the South.” For more than 200 years, museums in Raleigh have preserved history, put...

Things to Do

Note, Sept. 9: Juniper Level Botanic Garden will host fall open house weekends from Fri..-Sun., Sept. 18-20 and Sept. 25-27. Juniper Level Botanic Garden has modified their workspaces and is committed to the safety of all. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced....