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 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

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

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

Two new massive food attractions in downtown Raleigh View More

Spice-driven, seasonal cuisine with a focus on Indian and Asian flavors and the evolution of those culinary traditions 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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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