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 12 traditional universities and colleges—including North Carolina State University (NC State) 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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Dining & Drinks

Nothing says Southern hospitality quite like Southern comfort food, and the Raleigh area dishes up some of the best around. Here’s the scoop on a few of our favorites—what they are, where to find them and how to eat them! Fried chicken We’re always frying up something in the South, and no

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Get your motor revving and head into the sky, off on the rails or out on the highway in Raleigh, N.C. The Raleigh area is home to exciting experiences centered around planes, trains and automobiles...

Dining & Drinks

From food halls to street food, cocktails to coffee, here’s everything you need to know about six of the best new restaurants in the City of Oaks! Ready to try them all? Go, go, go! Morgan...

Dining & Drinks

Have your shake and spike it too! Indulge in these five spiked shakes in the Raleigh area , because what’s a better combination than sugar and booze? Cheers! Alamo Drafthouse and Cinema If...

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Do you get jazzed about finding truly-unique (and totally-cool) things from bygone eras? Maybe a first-pressed vinyl from your favorite ‘70s band, a rare Spiderman comic or a Star Wars action...

Dining & Drinks

Create your own food truck rodeo by visiting eight of the best food trucks in the Raleigh area ! With so many delicious options, these food trucks are sure to appease your appetite. The Wandering Moose (slow-cooked meats) The Wandering Moose serves up delicious...