Top 10 Things to Do in Raleigh, N.C., Right Now

When you visit Raleigh, N.C., these are essentials to check out right now. From ever-popular state museums to some of the best restaurants in the country, you haven't fully experienced the destination until you've checked these things off your list.



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A family-owned institution for more than 50 years, serving certified Angus Beef, aged in house View More

CAM Raleigh sparks new thinking by creating ever-changing experiences that explore what's now and nearing in art and design View More

Join the company for a season of classical favorites and world premieres View More

Garland, KINGS and Neptunes Parlour welcome out-of-town guests seeking an authentic taste of Raleigh, N.C., food and culture View More

Founded by pro BMX rider Daniel Dhers and the largest family-oriented, year-round, action sports facility in the world View More

Marbles allows children to imagine, discover and learn in dozens of interactive exhibits, giant-screen IMAX films and more View More

Founded in 1932, the symphony is composed of 70+ musicians dedicated to bringing quality music to patrons View More

Named a Top 50 Hotel in the World by Condé Nast Traveler! View More

Considered the largest and tallest climbing facility in the nearest five states View More

Stroll nature trails or walk along 22 miles of hiking trails meandering through forest View More

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Museums & History

Founded as the new state capital in 1792, Raleigh, N.C., is a natural playground for history lovers. Read about and visit these 20+ sites to kickstart an experience through the area's past and present stories, sites and people. Historic homesteads Pope House Museum Built in 1901, the Pope House

Dining & Drinks

For late-night eats and chow-down feasts, sometimes you just need a really good burger. Below are some of the best of the best in the Raleigh area. Let's dig in! Mama Crow's Burger and Salad...

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The Umstead Hotel and Spa—plus Herons, the hotel's fine-dining restaurant—was one of 12 properties in the world to achieve triple Five-Star status by Forbes Travel Guide....

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A very rare (and extremely well-preserved) dinosaur skeleton calls the City of Oaks home. It's the only one of its kind on display in the world! For almost 20 years now, an awe-inspiring specimen...

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Make no mistake about it, the Raleigh area is a book lover’s paradise! From high-tech libraries to independent book shops, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to discover as well as...

Dining & Drinks

If you want to explore some incredible, authentic international cuisine and get a feel for the rich diversity of the Raleigh area, pay a visit to our array of international grocery markets. Not just providing unique grocery items for preparing global cuisine at home,...


Photos: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition, Nickolas Muray, Frida Kahlo on Bench #5, 1939, carbon print, 17 7/8 x 14 1/8 in.; Poole'side Pies, Lauren V. Allen/Pooleside Pies; Angus Barn, Ted Richardson; Carolina Ballet, Armes Photography