RaleighUnited States of America

4.3/5Top Destination

Love live music, sports, and dining out? Get away to Raleigh!

Beloved sports teams, shopping, and popular sights from North Carolina State Capitol to Crabtree Valley Mall—explore Raleigh, a destination also known for its college vibe.

Known for

Sports, Live Music and Universities

Where to stay in Raleigh

Downtown
This is a really unique bar that just opened down town. You can poor yourself as much beer as you want of each beer and you pay by the ounce. They're constantly changing the taps out too. They have a pretty good sized menu, but the food isn't spectacular.
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Downtown

Known for

4.5/5(35 reviews)

While visiting Downtown, you might make a stop by sights like North Carolina State Capitol and North Carolina Museum of History.

North Hills
This is a part of the blackened tuna nachos. So good! They have really unique food combining fish and beef!
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North Hills

Known for Hills, Shopping, Friendly People

4.5/5(120 reviews)

Visitors highly recommend North Hills for its abundant dining options, and you can make a stop by North Hills Shopping Center while you're in town.

Downtown
For a downright jaw-dropping sunset cocktail in downtown Durham, NC - hit up the rooftop bar at The Durham Hotel. #roofttopbar #sunset #dreamydrinks #skyonfire
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Downtown

Known for

4.5/5(60 reviews)

While visiting Downtown, you might make a stop by sights like Durham Performing Arts Center and Carolina Theater.

North Raleigh
We got some unexpected snowfall on  a 40 degree day. I guess the geese were a little flustered too.
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North Raleigh

Known for

4/5(21 reviews)

While visiting North Raleigh, you might make a stop by sights like Triangle Town Center and Lafayette Village.

Southwest Raleigh
There's a beautiful view of this lake from the top of James B. Hunt Library on Centennial Campus. They allow fishing on this lake too
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Southwest Raleigh

Known for

4/5(448 reviews)

If you're spending some time in Southwest Raleigh, PNC Arena and North Carolina State Fairgrounds are top sights worth seeing.

Northeast Raleigh
The Neuse River trail passes this dam in East Raleigh. It's a nice spot to fish or have a picnic
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Northeast Raleigh

Known for

4/5(237 reviews)

If you're spending some time in Northeast Raleigh, Triangle Town Center and Marsh Creek Park are top sights worth seeing.

Top Hotels in Raleigh

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Raleigh Durham Intl AP
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Raleigh Durham Intl AP
2.5 out of 5
1001 Hospitality Ct, Morrisville, NC
$73
per night
Nov 10 - Nov 11
4.4/5Excellent! (1,201 reviews)

"Since I brought my dog with me we were told we would have a ground floor room which was great. I was concerned the rooms on the first floor would not be as nice as the others; however, I was pleasantly surprised! Rooms didn't have a 'pet smell' and were very clean. Bathroom was basic but clean. Free ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Raleigh Durham Intl AP
Hyatt House Raleigh / RDU / Brier Creek
Hyatt House Raleigh / RDU / Brier Creek
3 out of 5
10030 Sellona St, Raleigh, NC
$110
per night
Nov 10 - Nov 11
4.6/5Exceptional! (321 reviews)

"Quiet Clean Nice staff Great workout facility Breakfast was good"…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Hyatt House Raleigh / RDU / Brier Creek
Hyatt Place North Raleigh-Midtown
Hyatt Place North Raleigh-Midtown
3 out of 5
1105 Navaho Dr, Raleigh, NC
$101
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.3/5Excellent! (1,510 reviews)

"Nothing unique; just the usual excellent Hyatt Place."…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Hyatt Place North Raleigh-Midtown

Top activities in Raleigh

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Raleigh, NC
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Raleigh, NC

$3

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Durham, NC
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Durham, NC

$3

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Let's Roam - Raleigh Scavenger Hunt: Round The Capitol
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Let's Roam - Raleigh Scavenger Hunt: Round The Capitol

$11

Amongst the ancient oak trees is the heart of Raleigh. We'll help you see the forest for the trees and all its magic splendor. Download the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app and start exploring today! Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy.

Operation City Quest of Raleigh, NC
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Operation City Quest of Raleigh, NC

$10

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

Self-Guided Raleigh Scavenger Hunt
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Self-Guided Raleigh Scavenger Hunt

$11

This adventure will take you through the heart of Raleigh North Carolina and let you see how it has changed over time, while also having fun. This hunt has been evolving over time to be as entertaining as possible, while showing you as much as possible.

Operation City Quest of Durham, NC
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Operation City Quest of Durham, NC

$10

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

Reviews of Raleigh

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
982
5 - Excellent 44.595821980018165%
4 - Good
959
4 - Good 43.55131698455949%
3 - Okay
215
3 - Okay 9.763851044504996%
2 - Disappointing
24
2 - Disappointing 1.0899182561307903%
1 - Terrible
22
1 - Terrible 0.9990917347865577%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 13, 2019

It’s a nice town and clean. It will be best to rent a car to get to stores. Most stores are in a strip mall and depending on the hotel you are at, can be a few exits away or you can walk. Check your hotel and the surrounding areas.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 12, 2019

Didn’t go into the city.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 12, 2019

Big city feel if your downtown. Outlying portions felt more suburban.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 10, 2019

I just stayed one night between other places. I slept there

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 9, 2019

The traffic was insane. I wouldn't go for leisure.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 7, 2019

Only there overnight, not much of a basis for an informed decision.

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