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Things to do in Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina is a city full of excitement, art, history and sports. Whether you’re visiting the area or you’re looking for some entertaining options of things to do when friends and family come to visit, you’ll never run out of possibilities in Raleigh.

Here are a few of the various attractions you can find in Raleigh:

Spend a Day Exploring Art

No matter your interests, there is a museum in Raleigh that will excite you. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences showcases everything from dinosaurs to meteors. They host a number of different events to add even more excitement for visitors and take a hands-on approach to learning. Other museums in the Raleigh area include the North Carolina Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of History, and the Marbles Kids Museum. Sports lovers may also want to visit the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

Watch a Game

With the PNC Arena, you can join the Wolfpack at a North Carolina State basketball game or cheer on the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes. If football is your sport of choice, the Carter-Finley Stadium is home to the North Carolina State football team each fall.

Get in Touch with Nature

If you’re just looking to explore the beautiful outdoors, check out the JC Raulston Arboretum. With free guided tours every Sunday from March to October, you can check see the beautiful blooms of each season. Pullen Park is another great option for getting outdoors. With playgrounds, tennis courts, a carousel, and boat rentals, there is something for the entire family on the grounds.

Relax a Little

Take some time to pamper yourself with some of the best spas in North Carolina. Whether you’re looking for a massage, a facial, or an entire day of rest and relaxation, Raleigh is home to great locations like Synergy Spa Aesthetics & Wellness, Adara Spa, and Spa Boudoir.

Learn Some Raleigh History

Raleigh is home to a number of historic sites that can give you and your family a feel for what life in Raleigh used to be like. Visit the Yates Mill County Park to be immediately transported back to the 1700s. Tours of the mill are available every Saturday and Sunday between March and November, but the corn grinding demonstration is only performed on the third weekend of each month.

Don’t Miss the Fair

The North Carolina State Fair is held in Raleigh every October. With music, food, rides, and games, the North Carolina State Fair is full of excitement for individuals of any age. Popular exhibits at the NC State Fair include the Flower & Garden Show, Antique Farm Machinery, NC Craft Beer & Wine, and the Mobile Dairy Classroom. Tickets for the ten-day fair vary in price depending on how early you purchase them and what attractions you are hoping to see.

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