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Face masks are required indoors within Raleigh city limits as well as Garner, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville and Zebulon town limits, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also required in unincorporated areas of Wake County. Read More

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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.

Pictured in header: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences



Even more things you can't miss...

The drive-thru light show at Dorothea Dix Park returns Nov. 26-Dec. 24 View More

The Raleigh area is aglow with light displays and other seasonal presentations! 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

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

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

Find out why Raleigh has earned the "city in a park" moniker 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: header, Karen Swain; Mucha exhibit, Alphonse Mucha, Daydream (Rêverie), 1897, color lithograph, 28 5/8 × 21 3/4 in., Mucha Trust Collection, © 2021 Mucha Trust; 'Exquisite Creatures,' Christopher Marley; food halls/Transfer Co. Food Hall, Brian Strickland; Poole'side Pies, Lauren V. Allen/Pooleside Pies; light displays, Joe Bruno; Angus Barn, Ted Richardson; Carolina Ballet, Armes Photography; Marbles Kids Museum, Liz Condo