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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.



Even more things you can't miss...

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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Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts. Menconi's "Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk" will be published in Oct. by University of North Carolina

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While museums, indoor attractions, playgrounds and historic sites have been largely closed across the country since March, some good news has arrived in Raleigh, N.C. Beginning in early Sept., these...

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Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts. Menconi's "Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller...

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There’s a pretty good reason why Raleigh, N.C., has earned the nickname the “Smithsonian of the South.” For more than 200 years, museums in Raleigh have preserved history, put...

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Note, Sept. 9: Juniper Level Botanic Garden will host fall open house weekends from Fri..-Sun., Sept. 18-20 and Sept. 25-27. Juniper Level Botanic Garden has modified their workspaces and is committed...

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Looking for one more getaway before summer officially begins to wind down? Parks, restaurants and some attractions are open in the Raleigh area, and there's plenty to safely explore for a long weekend. Here's what we have in our plans! Raleigh, N.C.'s...


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