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

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

A cozy, downtown, fully-operational chocolate factory in the heart of the Warehouse District View More

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

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Photos: Poole's Diner, Angie Mosier; Lake Crabtree County Park, Chris Richman; Videri Chocolate Factory, Chris Richman; Carolina Ballet, Armes Photography; Angus Barn, Ted Richardson