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

CAM Raleigh sparks new thinking by creating ever-changing experiences that explore what's now and nearing in art and design 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

Hit golf balls from a third floor overlook (outdoors, with heaters!) View More

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

Relax at downtown Raleigh's newest hotel 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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