Raleigh travel guide

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You're Going to Love Raleigh

Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina and home to a number of universities. Named after Sir Walter Raleigh, it has a handsome Downtown and a great food and music scene. The city is home to some excellent museums and galleries and the large student population helps to create an exciting nightlife.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Raleigh

What to do in Raleigh

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Pullen Park
North Carolina Museum of Art
North Carolina State Capitol
Top activities & attractions in Raleigh

When to Visit Raleigh

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Raleigh has a humid subtropical climate with cool winters and hot, humid summers. Spring is warm and dry and an ideal time to visit.

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When the weather is nice in Raleigh

How to Get to Raleigh

Airports near Raleigh

Airlines serving Raleigh

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Where to Stay in Raleigh

Best Western Raleigh North-Downtown has rooms from $56, while Sheraton Raleigh has a very central location and rooms from $139.

Popular Neighborhoods in Raleigh

Most popular hotel in Raleigh by neighborhood

Southwest Raleigh

Where to stay in popular areas of Raleigh

Most booked hotels in Raleigh

How to Get Around Raleigh

The Cost of Living in Raleigh

Shopping Streets

Seaboard Station in downtown is the place for local independent stores, while the Crabtree Valley Mall on Glenwood Avenue is the largest mall in the region.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk in Raleigh is priced at $0.92 and a dozen eggs costs $2.77.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
$12.00
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
$40.14
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
$1.50
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$3.64

Where to Eat in Raleigh

The Armadillo Grill on Glenwood Avenue is excellent for Mexican, while the Falls River Smokehouse on Litchford Road is a great place for BBQ. You'll pay around $12 for dinner in a budget restaurant and $30 in a more upscale establishment.

Most popular restaurants in Raleigh

Cantina 18-Raleigh
Mexican
Excellent (1,580 reviews)
42nd Street Oyster Bar
Seafood
Excellent (664 reviews)
Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Contemporary Italian
Excellent (583 reviews)
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Raleigh
American
Excellent (435 reviews)
Brewery Bhavana
Asian
Excellent (414 reviews)
Rey's
Rey's
$$$$
Continental
Excellent (404 reviews)
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