#4 wallet-friendly trips destination
North Carolina
43% less than average North American trip cost

You're going to love Raleigh

Raleigh has a pretty downtown with a great food and music scene. The city is also home to some excellent museums and galleries, and the large student population helps to create an exciting nightlife.
Raleigh is great for family, culture, art & relaxation.

Hacker Tip

You may have visited for the Southern charm, but Raleigh also has a thriving museum scene. From the Museum of Natural Science to the Museum of Art, you could spend an entire trip museum-hopping – and many offer free admission.
JC Raulston Arboretum North Carolina State University J.S. Dorton Arena
largest city in the United States
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Getting to Raleigh

If you're hoping to explore all Raleigh and its surrounding areas have to offer, renting a car at the airport is your best bet.

Median airfare by month

$218 Median airfare from US to Raleigh in January

Median airfare by time before departure

$203 Median airfare 1 month before departure date
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Staying in Raleigh

For an eclectic, walkable neighborhood with plenty to do, we like the Warehouse District. With art galleries, trendy bars and a diverse selection of restaurants, you can’t go wrong.

Median hotel rate by month

$113 Median January hotel rate

Median hotel rate by night

$120 Median Sunday hotel rate

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When in Raleigh

Must-see in Raleigh

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Pullen Park
Pullen Park
North Carolina Museum of Art
North Carolina Museum of Art
North Carolina State Capitol
North Carolina State Capitol

Weather in Raleigh

Average Temperature (°F)
41° Average temperature in January

Eating in Raleigh

What should you order while you’re in Raleigh?

From food halls to craft breweries, the foodie scene in Raleigh is vast and varied. Whether you're looking for a twist on Southern cuisine or a quick bite, there are plenty of options.

What you’ll expect to pay (USD)

Cheap meal
A beer
Nice dinner for 2
Standard tip for good service

Where to eat in Raleigh

Vinnie's Steakhouse and Tavern Vinnie's Steakhouse and Tavern
4.9 Excellent
$$$ $31 to $50
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Crawford & Son Crawford & Son
4.9 Excellent
$$ $30 and under
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Brewery Bhavana Brewery Bhavana
4.9 Excellent
$$ $30 and under
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Garland Garland
4.8 Excellent
$$ $30 and under
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