Category - Sports & Recreation

Note: This article was first published in November 2017. This incredible piece of art has been kept in immaculate condition and is worth the hike! A gorgeous, functional piece of art awaits visitors inside William B. Umstead State Park. A fallen red oak tree—approximately 25 feet long and...
Festivals, parades and light displays—the Raleigh area is gearing up for the holidays this month! Shopping sprees, ballets, hockey games and more make for perfect weekend adventures, date nights and family gatherings. Have your jackets, scarves and boots ready? Let's dive in! The Power...

Favorite Fall Hikes in Raleigh, N.C.

Friday, October 21, 2022, 9am by visitRaleigh

It's the most wonderful time of the year to explore the outdoors! Peak fall colors in the Raleigh area—lighting up greenways, parks and nature preserves—are beginning to set in (generally expected from late October through mid- to late November). And while there are many places to...
Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts. Menconi's latest book, "Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk," was published in Oct. 2020 by...
The great outdoors are still great . That statement rings true in the Raleigh area more than ever right now as the area's parks, greenways, lakes, favorite hammock spots and other outdoor spaces have been a welcome escape from homes, office buildings, cars and crowds over the past couple of...

Things to Do in Downtown Raleigh, N.C.

Thursday, May 05, 2022, 9am by visitRaleigh

Aug. 15, 2022, update! New in downtown Raleigh: Sip n' Stroll Downtown social district Launched as of Aug. 15, 2022, visitors to downtown Raleigh can drink beer, wine or cocktails as they walk through a defined area of downtown Raleigh, seven days a week from 11am-10pm! See the district...