Wish You Were Here | Raleigh, N.C.


During normal times, on any given day you'll find visitors toe-tapping to the sounds of emerging music and bands, sampling global flavors at one of America's biggest food truck rodeos, broadening horizons through an array of visual and performing arts events or joining thousands of friends to cheer on the home team at PNC Arena, Carter-Finley Stadium, WakeMed Soccer Park and in bars and breweries across the Raleigh area.

Things have been less than normal, but the Raleigh area's hospitality community has worked tirelessly to help you travel safely and confidently.


Count on Me NCMany area restaurants and hotels have been certified through the Count On Me NC program, which teaches hospitality businesses how to ensure the best and safest practices when serving guests.


The great news is that hidden gems and outdoor adventures await, and our world-class museums are still worthy of your next weekend escape. So come taste the area's best new restaurants, tackle one of our favorite hikes to find this incredible piece of artwork and reserve your time slot for a free entry into one of the state's best museums

Raleigh, N.C.’s welcome mat is always out for you!

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A rare chance to see Egyptian mummies up close! View More

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Cultural markers of African American excellence, determination, struggle and pride View More

This beautiful piece of art is tucked away inside one of North Carolina's prettiest parks—here's how to find it! View More

Our favorite spots to seek out solitude and sun View More