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RaleighUnited States of America

Love live music, sports, and dining out? Get away to Raleigh!

Gourmet restaurants, sports teams, and popular sights from Crabtree Valley Mall to PNC Arena—explore Raleigh, a destination also known for its college vibe.

Where to stay in Raleigh

This is a really unique bar that just opened down town. You can poor yourself as much beer as you want of each beer and you pay by the ounce. They're constantly changing the taps out too. They have a pretty good sized menu, but the food isn't spectacular.

Downtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(65 area reviews)

While visiting Downtown, you might make a stop by sights like North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

Downtown
There's a beautiful view of this lake from the top of James B. Hunt Library on Centennial Campus. They allow fishing on this lake too

Southwest Raleigh

4/5Very Good!(774 area reviews)

While visiting Southwest Raleigh, you might make a stop by sights like PNC Arena and North Carolina State Fairgrounds.

Southwest Raleigh
For a downright jaw-dropping sunset cocktail in downtown Durham, NC - hit up the rooftop bar at The Durham Hotel. #roofttopbar #sunset #dreamydrinks #skyonfire

Downtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(105 area reviews)

While visiting Downtown, you might make a stop by sights like Durham Performing Arts Center and Carolina Theater.

Downtown
This is a part of the blackened tuna nachos. So good! They have really unique food combining fish and beef!

North Hills

5/5Exceptional!(148 area reviews)

North Hills is popular for its abundant dining options, and you can check out North Hills Shopping Center, a top attraction in the neighborhood.

North Hills
Lake Crabtree is always the first to flood with heavy rains. But if it's dry, there are some nice trails to meander. It's right near RTP so you'll see a lot of folks eating there on their lunch break!

Umstead

4.5/5Wonderful!(810 area reviews)

While visiting Umstead, you might make a stop by sights like Frankie's Fun Park and Brier Creek Commons.

Umstead
We got some unexpected snowfall on  a 40 degree day. I guess the geese were a little flustered too.

North Raleigh

4/5Very Good!(28 area reviews)

While visiting North Raleigh, you might make a stop by sights like Lafayette Village and Durant Nature Preserve.

North Raleigh

Top Hotels in Raleigh

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt House Raleigh / RDU / Brier Creek
Hyatt House Raleigh / RDU / Brier Creek
3 out of 5
10030 Sellona St, Raleigh, NC
The price is ¥8,970 per night

Located in Umstead, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Brier Creek Commons, Research Triangle Park, and Frankie's Fun Park. RDU Observation Park and Lake Crabtree ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (532 reviews)

"This property was well maintained, bed comfy, great shower and the couch came in handy as a nice seating area!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Hyatt House Raleigh / RDU / Brier Creek
Hyatt Place Raleigh/Cary
Hyatt Place Raleigh/Cary
3 out of 5
710 Corporate Center Drive, Raleigh, NC
The price is ¥8,970 per night

Located in Southwest Raleigh, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of WakeMed Soccer Park, PNC Arena, and North Carolina State University. North Carolina State Fairgrounds ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (967 reviews)

"I really enjoyed my stay it was very clean and quiet The only thing i wish i had was a microwave because of the Covid no hot breakfast and i could have bought food and heated it later. But other than that great customer service"…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Hyatt Place Raleigh/Cary
Hilton Durham near Duke University
Hilton Durham near Duke University
3.5 out of 5
3800 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC
The price is ¥9,876 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Rhine Research Center Museum, Duke University Hospital, and Duke University. Bennett Place ...

4.3/5Excellent! (856 reviews)

"Very nice property. Customer service was also very nice . Will definitely book again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

Hilton Durham near Duke University

Popular places to visit in Raleigh

Duke University
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Duke University

4.5/5(975 reviews)

Walk around the campus of Duke University, a top college in Durham. Attend a sporting event or simply visit the area's stunning cathedral.

PNC Arena
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PNC Arena

4.5/5(669 reviews)

Catch an event at PNC Arena during your trip to Raleigh. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

North Carolina State University
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North Carolina State University

4.5/5(702 reviews)

Explore the campus of North Carolina State University, a top college in Raleigh. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

Top things to do in Raleigh

Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of North Carolina
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of North Carolina

¥1,068
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of North Carolina
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of North Carolina

¥1,068
Per adult
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of North Carolina
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3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of North Carolina

¥1,068
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of North Carolina
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of North Carolina

¥2,137
Per adult
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest, North Carolina
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest, North Carolina

¥1,068
Per adult
Skip the Line: Museum of the Cherokee Indian Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: Museum of the Cherokee Indian Admission Ticket

¥1,282
Per adult

Reviews of Raleigh

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
1271
5 - Excellent 44.89579653832568%
4 - Good
1227
4 - Good 43.341575415047686%
3 - Okay
274
3 - Okay 9.678558813140233%
2 - Disappointing
31
2 - Disappointing 1.095019427764041%
1 - Terrible
28
1 - Terrible 0.9890498057223596%

4/5 - Good

Ralph

Jun 3, 2020

Its better than charlotte

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 31, 2020

It’s a nice place to live but it’s still becoming hard to find housing

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 20, 2020

I lived in Raleigh NC for 5 years. I really enjoy living here. It is so much to do In Raleigh NC. It’s becoming very popular place to live.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

May 17, 2020

well, I thought it is a great place, but after I visited it i changed my mind. I might stop by Raleigh to get gas on my way to Charlotte. I like Charlotte more it is way better than raleigh

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 16, 2020

Raleigh has been growing rapidly and becoming crowded. I still think it’s a lot to do in Raleigh but it’s hard to find affordable housing.

5/5 - Excellent

Christopher

Apr 14, 2020

Becoming more populated and growing rapidly. I’ve been in Raleigh NC for 5 years.