Entertain Visiting Family & Friends in Raleigh, N.C.

Things to do and restaurants

visitRaleigh.com has everything locals need to keep company happy with tasty dining ideas and top things to do, like indoor rock climbing at Joel Graybeal's Triangle Rock Club location in Morrisville, considered the largest and tallest climbing facility in the nearest five states and including 100 climbing lanes and walls spanning to 55 feet.

Take friends and family on a tour of authentic experiences created by passionate-minded locals in Raleigh... you and your guests will see Raleigh with fresh eyes!

Scarves and gloves ready? Dreaming of hot chocolate? Fingers crossed for a good snow? We've got big plans this winter in Raleigh,... View More

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With a mix of parks, museums, sports and arts, family activities are always a hit in Raleigh, N.C. View More

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Right Now in Raleigh

Things to Do

Raleigh, N.C., is a booming metropolis that offers a big city feel with Southern charm. It's a smart, modern-meets-historic destination that has a lot to offer and no matter what path you choose on your visit, we know you'll be energized by the fired-up...

Things to Do

When the temperature gets too cold for the kids, Raleigh, N.C., has lots of fun places for the family to visit and keep busy! Check out some of these family-friendly spots to make the most of colder...

Dining & Drinks

These chilly winter nights inspired us to button up our jackets and set out to find the best soups, stews and hot pots in Raleigh, N.C. Your taste buds and bellies will approve! Tonkotsu Ramen from...

Beasley's chicken and waffles

Ashley Christensen

AC Restaurants

Rockstar Chef. James Beard Award-winner. Empire Builder. Chef of the Year. Chef and proprietor of AC Restaurants, Ashley Christensen is leading a culinary movement in Raleigh, N.C., with a host of dining, drinking and event spaces.

“I find a great deal of joy and inspiration working right here in Raleigh, N.C. There is something about being in a certain place at a certain time.”

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