Raleigh is home to the North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the North Carolina State Capitol, and North Carolina Museum of History. The city also hosts the 11-day State Fair, the state's largest event, and showcases livestock, agriculture, arts and cultural exhibits.
Be sure to visit the Raleigh Beer Garden, which has the world’s largest beer selection, to try some of the 366 beers on tap. The restaurant also has rooftop seating and a full-service kitchen.
Some of the best live music venues with daily showings in Raleigh include the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Red Hat Amphitheater, Kings, and The Pour House Music Hall.
Encourage your kids to innovate and think critically at the Marbles Kids Museum, which offers hands-on lessons about science, technology, and history.
Southern Living named Raleigh one of the "Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South.” Try the diverse cuisine of Laos at Bida Manda, which Business Insider named the "Best Restaurant in North Carolina."
Explore the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University. The gorgeous garden is internationally recognized and showcases more than 6,000 different types of plants from around the world.
Shoppers should visit North Hills, an outdoor shopping center that has more than 130 local shops, restaurants, bars, and hotels. Find designer clothes at Gena Chandler or Vermillion.
Explore William B. Umstead State Park, a 6,000-acre urban recreational area, to hike, mountain bike, camp, fish, and kayak.