I'll be in Raleigh, North Carolina soon; what are some of the best things to do in the city?
Posted on Apr 15, 2011
It really depends on how much time you have and what you are interested in. Downtown Raleigh has a number of good restaurants and bars, but I find Durham and Chapel Hill to be a bit more interesting - and only a short drive away. If you are around on a Saturday Big Boss Brewery does tours: http://bigbossbrewing.com/brewery-tour.aspx. If you are into sports there are the Hurricanes (hockey), the Durham Bulls (Baseball AA), and there are always college sporting events going on between Duke, UNC, and NC State right there. As odd as it sounds the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is pretty good too.
Posted Apr 15, 2011Add a comment
Yup, depends on what you like. Glenwood Ave. has a bunch of fun restaurants as well as downtown... Take the R bus to get around (it's free and a loop between downtown and Glenwood); sit outside at Boylan heights brewery, go to the new Art Museum (also free, and an amazing space!), hike Umstead Park, meander through the Historic Oakwood district downtown, try shrimp & grits and check www.indyweek.com for event, music, and dining in the area and enjoy the southern hospitality!
Posted Apr 20, 2011Add a comment
If you're into other cultural activities, there's also wonderful performances by the North Carolina Symphony, Carolina Ballet and North Carolina Opera! Another neat place you might like is Fearrington Village, which is about a 45 minute drive west of downtown Raleigh.
Posted May 06, 2011Add a comment
If you make your way Downtown, definitely visit Raleigh Times Bar and The Busy Bee Cafe.
At Raleigh Times, you HAVE to order their pork nachos - they get the pork from the best BBQ Place on the East Coast (The Pit) which is also a great restaurant to go to. Make sure to make a reservation though.
As for the Busy Bee - get the Macaroni and Cheese!
Hit me up if you have any other questions.
Posted Jun 09, 2011Add a comment
Segway tour is a great way to see and learn about downtown raleigh and/or oakwood. Lots of fun! http://www.triangleglides.com
Poole's diner is one of our favorite restaurants downtown. The chef is Ashley Christensen...She was recently on Iron chef.
If you like modern art....CAM (contemporary art museum) recently opened. Small, but nice collection. The raleigh museum of art is wonderful.
Posted Aug 20, 2011Add a comment
Poole's Diner, CAM(art museum downtown), Taste Carolina gourmet food tours, Raleigh Times Bar, Busy Bee, Chicken & Honey restaurant, Umstead park, NC Musuem of Art, Kings for live music, Mantra for Indian cuisine, Foundation for craft cocktails...you won't go wanting for food and drink here.
Posted Oct 04, 2011Add a comment
Pullen Park -- ride the carousel ($1), grab lunch at cafe
cocktails - Foundation or Foxes;
Dinner - Poole's diner
Art -- NC Museum of Art (go for brunch/lunch - make reservations) - museum is free
Jeans -- Raleigh Denim (hand sewn at the store in downtown)
Posted May 20, 2012Add a comment
After you've done Raleigh and are now on your second month! Durham is wonderful. See the stadium and take in a game. There is a restaurant and bar that you can sit outside and overlook the field! Durham Performing Arts Center has all kinds of great entertainment. The Duke University campus, Nasher Museum, their Chapel all well worth touring. We stayed at the Washington Duke Inn super snazzy and a ton of great places to eat everywhere.
Posted Oct 01, 2013Add a comment