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

Dining & Drinks

The James Beard Foundation announced its list of chef and restaurant semifinalists for their 28th annual James Beard Foundation Awards (often referred to as the "Oscars of the food world"), and Raleigh is well represented! Ashley Christensen Chef Ashley...

Things to Do

With Spring comes lots of great outdoor events around Raleigh, N.C.! And those not only include signature events in downtown Raleigh like Brewgaloo in April and Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival...

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...

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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