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

When you visit the Raleigh area, these are essentials to check out right now. From favorite fall events to world-class museum exhibits, you haven't fully experienced the destination until you've checked these things off your list.



Even more things you can't miss...

Explore without breaking the bank! View More

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

The James Beard Foundation named her most Outstanding Chef! View More

Two massive food attractions View More

Our favorite spots to seek out solitude and sun View More

Get tickets to a symphony concert, opera, ballet and more View More

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

Facilities in North Raleigh and Morrisville (including a 55-foot climbing wall!) View More

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

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Arts

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...

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During the holiday season, the Raleigh area is aglow with light displays, tree lightings and other seasonal presentations. Below are some of the best happenings and places for Christmas and other...

Arts

A 200-foot-long, 21-foot-tall dragon has invaded Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C. Yes, the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival has returned to the Raleigh area for a seventh time! The...

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Ready to brighten your holiday season? The WRAL Nights of Lights drive-thru light show is making its way back to Dorothea Dix Park for the third year in a row in Raleigh, N.C.! Brought to you by...

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...

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Photos: Rooftop, Baxter Miller; food halls/Transfer Co. Food Hall, Brian Strickland; Poole'side Pies, Lauren V. Allen/Pooleside Pies; Angus Barn, Ted Richardson; Carolina Ballet, Armes Photography; Marbles Kids Museum, Liz Condo