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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

Major events, festivals and celebrations serve an important purpose—they mark history and build a sense of pride, plus they showcase talent, creativity and culture, delicious foods and beverages (and some surprises, too!). The spring calendar of festivals in the Raleigh area have been largely

Live Music

Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts. The ongoing COVID-19 virus shutdown has temporarily brought Raleigh’s nightlife and live-music...

Dining & Drinks

Raleigh, N.C., is a place where entrepreneurial spirit and creative grit thrives, a place where the community collaborates for the greater good and where a people-first mindset has created such a high...

Arts

Learn. Discover. Distract. It's no secret that times are tough right now, especially in the hospitality industry. Much of the Raleigh area's tourism infrastructure—museums, historic...

Things to Do

The hospitality industry needs your help. In Raleigh and Wake County, the hospitality industry employs more than 67,000 people—chefs, hotel workers, retailers, tour operators, event planners,...

Things to Do

We are closely monitoring event cancellations and postponements and updating visitRaleigh.com info accordingly. However, we strongly recommend double-checking event organizers’ websites/feeds to confirm details before traveling. All of your fan favorites are...