Things to Do in Raleigh, N.C.
During normal times, on any given day you'll find visitors toe-tapping to the sounds of emerging music and bands, sampling global flavors at one of America's biggest food truck rodeos, broadening horizons through an array of visual and performing arts events or joining thousands of friends to cheer on the home team at PNC Arena, Carter-Finley Stadium, WakeMed Soccer Park and in bars and breweries across the Raleigh area.
Times aren't normal right now, but travel remains vital to our physical and mental health, and the backbone of our hospitality community that can't wait to see you again. To that end, many area restaurants and hotels in Raleigh, N.C., have been certified through the Count On Me NC program, which teaches hospitality businesses how to ensure the best and safest practices when serving guests.
Make no mistake, you're still invited to explore our most intriguing and entertaining attractions and museums, stroll through our prettiest parks, taste our most delicious dishes and travel our greenest greenways, all while receiving the warmest of welcomes. To stay up to date and find out more about what you can expect on your next trip to the City of Oaks—what's open and what safety practices are in place—go here.
Raleigh, N.C.'s welcome mat is always out for you.
See more safe dining and things to do, plus local travel safety info, here.
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Sports & Recreation
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Museums & History
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