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A visit to Raleigh, N.C., is more than a trip to a blossoming Southern metropolis—you'll feel enriched and energized the instant you're warmly welcomed by its smart, savvy locals. Raleigh's bright minds head top-tier technology, education and life science institutions; its artists create a bevy of cultural and culinary touchstones; and its storytellers proudly carry on the collective heritage of a rich, historic capital city.


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North Carolina Museum of Art

The North Carolina Museum of Art is one of the premier visual arts museums in the South. It features a dramatic gallery building home to a world-class collection that covers 5,000 years of art and includes more than 30 Rodin sculptures, a center for special exhibitions and a 164-acre park.
Adresse: 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 839 6262
Åpningstider: Tue.-Thu. and Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm, Fri., 10am-9pm
Billetter: Free Admission (permanent collection)

North Carolina Museum of History

At this museum you can explore more than 14,000 years of N.C. history. In addition to interesting artifacts, the exhibition "The Story of N.C." features multimedia presentations and an interactive format.
Adresse: 5 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 814 7000
Åpningstider: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 12pm-5pm
Billetter: Free (may be charged for special exhibits)

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The Southeast’s largest natural history museum has four floors of exhibits, a Nature Research Center, and an 80,000-square-foot wing full of scientists working in the public eye. Highlights include the world’s most complete Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur and the three-story multimedia Daily Planet.
Adresse: 11 W. Jones Street, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 707 9800
Åpningstider: Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 12pm-5pm
Billetter: Free (may be charged for special exhibits)

Historic Oakwood

This historic neighborhood covering 30 blocks is a great place for a quiet stroll among diverse architecture and beautiful gardens. Many of the houses here date back to the nineteenth century and have been restored to their original splendor. Having a guided tour of the neighborhood is also an option.
Adresse: 411 N. Bloodworth Street, Raleigh
Billetter: Free

Historic Yates Mill County Park

This 174-acre wildlife park features Wake County's last operating 18th-century, water-powered gristmill. The mill is supported by a 16-foot-tall stone dam and a 24-acre pond. The park features a 16,000-square-foot visitor center with an exhibit hall, while the surrounding natural areas include over three miles of hiking trails.
Adresse: 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 856 6675
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-8pm
Billetter: Free

J.C. Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University

The J.C. Raulston Arboretum is a 10-acre collection of diverse tree and plants, featuring over 6,000 flora species in its gardens.
Adresse: 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 515 3132
Åpningstider: Apr.-Oct.: 8am-8pm; Nov.-Mar.: 8am-5pm
Billetter: Free

Marbles Kids Museum and IMAX Theatre

At Marbles Kids Museum, children are encouraged to learn new things through play and interactive exhibits, while and developing their curiosity and creativity. The Marble IMAX cinema shows educational documentaries and movies on a big, 3D-capable screen.
Adresse: 201 E. Hargett Street, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 834 4040
Åpningstider: Mon., 9am-Noon; Tues.-Sun., 9am-5pm

Contemporary Art Museum

CAM Raleigh is a non-collecting museum that explores what contemporary art is and offers an always-changing museum experience. On the website, you can learn about the exhibitions that are currently being hosted.
Adresse: 409 W. Martin Street, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 261 5920
Åpningstider: Tue.-Wed. by appointment, Thu.-Fri. 11am-6pm; Sat.-Sun. 12pm-5pm
Billetter: Free admission


Sitti in downtown Raleigh serves a taste of the Lebanese heritage through its authentic traditional menu.
Adresse: 137 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 239 4070
Åpningstider: Mon.-Thurs., 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-11pm; Sun., 12-10pm

Bida Manda

Bida Manda in downtown Raleigh is one of the first Laotian restaurants opened in the U.S. Some of the dishes you can try here are the crispy pork belly soup, the pumpkin curry and the Saffron crepe made with rice and tumeric.
Adresse: 222 S. Blount Street, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 829 9999
Åpningstider: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30am-2pm, 5-10pm; Fri., 11:30am-2pm, 5pm-am; Sat., 5pm-12am

Neomonde Mediterranean Raleigh

Tradition, family and freshly prepared food are the tenets of Neomonde. Every dish on Neomonde’s Mediterranean menu is prepared in strict accordance with traditional methods. Here you'll find many vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
Adresse: 3817 Beryl Rd., Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 828 1628
Åpningstider: Daily 10am-9pm

State Farmers’ Market Restaurant

The State Farmers’ Market Restaurant serves Southern food using ingredients sourced in North Carolina. You can come here for the country breakfast or for a hearty lunch. Ask about the daily specials and desserts, and don't forget to try some of their popular "real biscuits".
Adresse: 1240 Farmers Market Drive, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 755 1550
Åpningstider: Mon.-Sat., 6am-3pm; Sun., 8am-3pm

Big Ed’s City Market Restaurant

Big Ed's is a restaurant serving breakfast items, sandwiches, hamburgers, salads and traditional Southern specialties. Try the meat biscuits, an omelette made with local eggs or the famous tuna salad, and then indulge in a piece of hot cake served with syrup and butter.
Adresse: 220 Wolfe Street, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 836 9909
Åpningstider: Mon.-Fri., 7am-2pm; Sat., 7am-Noon; Sun., 8am-1pm

Roast Grill

The Roast Grill is another only-in-Raleigh institution. The Roast Grill basically serves one thing: grill-blackened Southern-style hot dogs. They come topped with mustard, chili, onions and slaw. They don’t have or need ketchup, relish, mayonnaise, cheese, French fries or chips. Cokes are available in old-fashioned returnable bottles. Those with a sweet tooth will find gum, candy and homemade pound cake or baklava.
Adresse: 7 S. West Street, Glenwood South, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 832 8292
Åpningstider: Mon.-Sat., 11am-4pm

Shuckers Oyster Bar & Grill

Shuckers is a seafood restaurant and grill serving tasty dishes from classic steaks to a best-selling Seafood Chowder and addictive hushpuppies (deep-fried cornbread). The oysters and the specialty cocktails are also a must-try.
Adresse: 3309 Rogers Rd., Wake Forest
Telefon: +1 919 453 1593
Åpningstider: Mon.-Thur., 10am-9.30pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-10.30pm; Sun., 11am-9pm

The Pit

The smell of Carolina barbecue and promise of contemporary takes on old Southern favorites attract Raleigh natives and new visitors to The Pit in downtown Raleigh’s Warehouse District. The executive chef is best known for his whole-hog, pit-cooked barbecue.
Adresse: 328 W. Davie Street, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 890 4500
Åpningstider: Sun.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-11pm

Angus Barn

Angus Barn serves in-house aged Angus Beef and classic steaks as well as seafood dishes, a few vegetarian options and homemade desserts.
Adresse: 9401 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 781 2444
Åpningstider: Mon.-Fri., 5.30pm-10.30pm, Sat., 4pm-10.30pm, Sun., 5pm-9pm

Herons at The Umstead Hotel & Spa

Herons restaurant, located at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, offers a fine dining menu focused on modern American cuisine and featuring local and seasonal ingredients.
Adresse: 100 Woodland Pond, Cary
Telefon: +1 919 447 4000

Poole’s Diner

Chef Ashley Christensen has received accolades in Gourmet, Bon Appétit and Southern Living magazines for Poole’s unique take on Southern cuisine. The restaurant works with local farmers to create menus that change on a seasonal and sometimes daily basis.
Adresse: 426 S. McDowell Street, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 832 4477
Åpningstider: Mon.-Sun., 5.30pm-12am

Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern

Second Empire is located in Dodd-Hindsdale House, a restored nineteenth-century venue. The interiors of the restaurant are exquisitely elegant, while the tavern has a more laid-back atmosphere. Both serve gourmet cuisine for a true fine dining experience.
Adresse: 330 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 829 3663
Åpningstider: Tues.-Sat., 5-10pm

Benelux Coffee

This café roasts its own coffee in Raleigh and specializes in Belgian waffles with yummy toppings like strawberry and whipped cream.
Adresse: 402 Oberlin Rd #118, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 900 8294
Åpningstider: Mon.-Fri., 7am-9pm, Sat.-Sun., 7am-8pm

Benchwarmers Bagels

The bagels available here are baked using a wood-fired oven and freshly milled flour. Benchwarmers offers the simple experience with cream cheese and coffee, but you can also add bacon and spiced honey, among all the other options. They also have sandwiches on their menu, featuring avocado, smoked fish and duck rillette, as well as pizza nights every Thursday and Friday from 5.30pm to 9pm.
Adresse: 500 East Davie Street, Raleigh
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 7am–2pm, Sat–Sun 8am–3pm

Heirloom Brewshop

This café aims to fuse different traditions from Laos, Japan and Taiwan in order to offer their tea, sake and coffee. Along with your iced or cold drinks you can have snacks like croquettes with tonkatsu sauce, mochi donuts in three different flavors as well as rice plates.
Adresse: 219 South West Street, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919-297-8299
Åpningstider: Sun–Thu 7am–10pm Fri–Sat 7am–11pm

The Morning Times

The Morning Times serves craftily brewed coffee in a tranquil environment. Try a home-made bagel, ask about the omelette "of the moment" or choose another of their delicious breakfast options like french toasts and pancakes. You can also check out the art gallery upstairs.
Adresse: 10 E. Hargett Street, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 836 1204
Åpningstider: Mon.-Fri., 6:30am-10pm; Sat.-Sun., 7:30am-10pm

Hayes Barton Café and Dessertery

An ode to the 1940's, Hayes Barton offers timeless American dishes for lunch and dinner and has a rotating menu of award-winning desserts.
Adresse: 2000 Fairview Road, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 856 8551
Åpningstider: Tues.-Sat., 11:30am-2pm and 6pm-9pm. Closed on Tuesday afternoon, Sunday and Monday.

La Farm Bakery

La Farm Bakery is a traditional French bakery offers 15 types of bread plus 20 seasonal types. They also serve coffee, tarts, pastries and sandwiches made with freshly baked bread, of course.
Adresse: 4248 Cary Parkway, Cary
Telefon: +1 919 657 0657
Åpningstider: Daily 7am-8pm

NOFO @ the pig

A cool, little place housed in the old Piggly Wiggly grocery store (thus the pig decor). The cafe has won many awards, including Best Bloody Mary, Best Brunch, Best Salads and Best Eggs Benedict. They also have a food market and a gift shop.
Adresse: 2014 Fairview Road, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 821 1240
Åpningstider: Mon., 11am-3pm; Tues.-Thurs., 5pm-9pm; Fri., 11am-10pm; Sat., 10am-3pm; Sun.,10am-3pm

Raleigh Beer Garden

Boasting the most beers on draft in the world, the Raleigh Beer Garden is home to more than 350 taps as well as a full liquor bar and handcrafted food. The RBG features a different selection of beers on each of its three levels. The selection is ever changing and can be discovered on the website.
Adresse: 614 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 324 3415
Åpningstider: Daily 11am-2am

The Raleigh Times

With a rustic setting and a diverse drinks menu, the Raleigh Times Bar is packed any night of the week. Crowds spill out to the sidewalk tables for the extensive offering of Belgian beers, North Carolina brewed favorites and more.
Adresse: 14 E. Hargett Street, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 833 0999
Åpningstider: Daily: 11am-2am

Havana Deluxe

Havana Deluxe is a smoke-friendly bar offering a selection of cigars and whiskeys for sophisticated customers. In addition to whiskey, you can also order beer and martinis.
Adresse: 437 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 831 0991
Åpningstider: Mon.-Fri., 5pm-2am, Sat.-Sun., 6pm-2am

Mitch’s Tavern

Thanks to its proximity to N.C. State University, its cheap menu, quaint decor and full bar, this tavern is particularly popular among students. You can join the crowd for an after-dinner drink and just relax. Interesting fact: scene of the movie "Bull Durham" was shot here.
Adresse: 2426 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 821 7771
Åpningstider: Mon.-Fri., 11am-12am, Sat., 11.30am-12am, Sun., 5pm-23pm


Solas is a three-level entertainment venue in Raleigh featuring a classy restaurant, a lounge with a dance floor and a panoramic rooftop.
Adresse: 419 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh 27603
Telefon: +1 919 755 0755
Åpningstider: Thu.-Sat., 10pm-2am

Cameron Village

Cameron Village is an open-air shopping center covering 6 blocks and including more than 100 premises. Specialty shops, national favorites, restaurants and cafés: there's nothing missing.
Adresse: 2034 Cameron Street, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 821 1350
Åpningstider: Mon.-Sat., 10am-7pm, Sun., 1pm-6pm

Crabtree Valley Mall

Crabtree Valley Mall provides shopping in an upscale environment with a unique mix of over 220 stores and restaurants including such favorites as Lego, Disney, H&M, Michael Kors, Pottery Barn, Apple, The North Face and Forever 21. There are also more than 30 restaurants and cafes where you can rest and grab a bite or a drink.
Adresse: 4325 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 787 8993
Åpningstider: Mon.-Sat., 10am-9pm, Sun., 12pm-7pm

Raleigh Flea Market

With an average yearly attendance of 2.4 million visitors, the Raleigh Flea Market hosts over 600 vendors of antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, handicrafts, furniture, glassware, silverware and jewelry.
Adresse: 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 899 3532
Åpningstider: Sat.-Sun., 9am-6pm

North Hills

This shopping, dining and entertainment district features nearly 100 stores and boutiques, more than a dozen restaurants, a bowling lounge, health and fitness services, day spas, stadium-style cinemas and year-round events.
Adresse: 4261 Six Forks Road, Raleigh

Triangle Town Center

With 1.3 million square foot of shops and dining facilities, Triangle Town Center is a shopping mall on two levels with both outdoor and indoor premises. Some of the brands you'll find here are Foot Locker, Victoria's Secret, Claire's, Vans and H&M.
Adresse: 5959 Triangle Town Boulevard, Raleigh
Telefon: +1 919 792 2222
Åpningstider: Mon.-Sat., 10am-9pm; Sun., 12pm-6pm


Raleigh-Durham (RDU) International Airport, consistently ranked among the most efficient airports in North America, serves Raleigh and the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. RDU is located along the western edge of Wake County, nearest to Morrisville, The Research Triangle Park and Cary: it is midway between downtown Raleigh and downtown Durham. RDU’s two main terminals (Terminal 1 and Terminal 2) currently offer more than 350 daily arrivals and departures on eight major airlines. The airport also provides the latest technology, dining, shopping and services to make your travel experience more convenient and enjoyable. At RDU, arriving passengers find a variety of transportation options, ranging from shuttles to airport taxis to rental cars to buses and other transportation services. Transportation from the airport to the Raleigh city center can be provided by: • limousine and shuttle services, prices and ride times vary, must be prearranged • rental cars, prices vary, 15-20 minutes, nine agencies available at RDU • taxi, $30-$40, 15-20 minutes, available 24 hours • transit bus service, $2, 35-40 minutes, 6:05 a.m. to 9:40 p.m. (Monday through Saturday)

Best Time to Visit

As Raleigh is characterized by cold winters and hot, humid summers, the best time to visit is during spring or autumn, when nature is at its best and the temperatures are comfortable enough.

Passport / Visa

Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.


There are more than 25 post offices in Greater Raleigh. Here are a few nearest to Raleigh hotel locations and attractions (see for more): Avent Ferry Location 2100 Lake Dam Road, Raleigh, NC 27606 +1 919 420 5230 Hours: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday; 9 am to 12 pm, Saturday Cameron Village Location 505 Oberlin Road, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27605 +1 919 420 5230 Hours: 9 am to noon, 1 pm. to 4 pm, Monday through Friday


Extended-Hour Pharmacies CVS Address: 3914 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh Tel: +1 919 876 5600 Walgreens Apex Location Address: 511 W. Williams Street, Apex Tel: +1 919 363 1471 Fuquay-Varina Location Address: 1401 N. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina Tel: +1 919 567 2846 Raleigh Location Address: 4408 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh Tel: +1 919 231 6419


Country Code: +1 Area Code: 919 When placing calls within the area, visitors should not dial the country code nor the area code.


Flat 2- or 3-prong plugs are standard at 60 Hz and 120 V.