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 a trip to Sumit Vohra’s West Texas-themed Lonerider Brewing Company—one of the country’s best beer-makers—to start your Raleigh Beer Trail fun. Or, for art lovers, visit CAM Raleigh, led by passionate mind Gab Smith, with ever-rotating exhibitions celebrating creativity in all its forms and using a myriad of media to provoke thought and challenge hearts.

You and your guests will see the Raleigh area with fresh eyes through all the authentic experiences created by passionate-minded locals!

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Sports & Recreation

Located just east of Raleigh in the town of Wendell , Robertson Millpond Preserve is a hidden, 85-acre refuge for nature lovers, canoeists and kayakers. Opened to the public in 2015, the blackwater swamp property is the only bald cypress habitat in the Raleigh area,...

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Sumit Vohra
Lonerider Brewing Company

Sumit Vohra

Lonerider Brewing Company

Ten years ago, Sumit Vohra quit his day job and started doing what he was passionate about: crafting high-quality, great tasting ales. Today, Lonerider Brewing Company is hailed as one of the country's best beer-makers.

“We have a West Texas-themed brewery in Raleigh, making a German-style Hefeweizen, run by a guy from India. I think that explains the diversity of what Raleigh is about.”

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