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

Still keeping up with those New Year’s resolutions to eat healthy? Luckily, the Raleigh area is home to many great restaurants that value healthy living and quality ingredients without sacrificing flavor. We’ve curated a list of seven local places for quick, healthy bowls, including açai, quinoa,

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The Raleigh, N.C., area includes 11 towns in all , each with its own story and quaint, historic downtown areas. Walk down the tree-lined main streets with your someone special, do some shopping and...

Dining & Drinks

Legendary barbecue spots, old-school soda shops, a hot dog joint that's over 100 years old and more! The Raleigh, N.C., area is rooted in history (the City of Oaks, founded on Dec. 31, 1792, is...

Dining & Drinks

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Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it! Start planning a memorable and romantic date for your someone special, or simply celebrate with your closest friends. We’ve curated a list of 14 date ideas in the Raleigh area. For the outdoor enthusiast...