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Best things to do in Raleigh

Art Museum
“You'll have to drive to get there, but it's worth spending a day. Beautiful park and grounds. ”
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Science Museum
“Downtown Raleigh. Amazing museum. Free admission. 15-20 minute drive, or can get bus from Cary train station to downtown Raleigh. ”
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Shopping Mall
“Crabtree is a huge mall with tons of big name shopping and dining chains including; Apple, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, Chico's, Coach, Disney Store, H&M, Macy's, The Cheesecake Factory, Kanki, McCormick & Schmicks, P.F. Changs, Panera, Moe's plus so much more. ”
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“Pullen Park is a 66.3-acre public park immediately west of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Located on Raleigh's iconic Hillsborough Street and adjacent to the main campus of North Carolina State University, Pullen Park, founded in 1887, is the oldest public park in North Carolina.”
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Shopping Plaza
“Go shopping and dining at one of the nicest outdoor shopping areas in the city.”
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“The perfect stop downtown for the history buff amongst you. Honestly, there are normally some pretty cool traveling exhibits at this museum on a regular basis. ”
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Asian Restaurant
“Incredible, authentic Asian fusion in a low-lit, somewhat romantic atmosphere. Perfect for a nice night out. Be sure to make a reservation because this place is always booked up!”
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“Great for kids and parents. Free admission with your BOA card during the weekends. ”
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“Great bar food. Central location. Extensive Beer list. Great people watching. Reasonably priced.”
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“THE park to visit in Raleigh. It's a forest in the middle of the city with countless trail options. ”
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“The largest indoor/outdoor farmers market in the state. Great local produce and homemade baked goods.”
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“HOLY MOTHER OF BEER TAPS, BATMAN! Wanna catch them all? Literally? All of them? I'm pretty sure you can find at least a dozen beers here you'll love. This place has 366 individual taps of beer, setting the new world record for most beers on tap last I checked. Oh.. and the food is amazing too! Oh, did I mention... ITS HUGE!? Three floors to explore and a hugeeeee outdoor seating area. Honestly? Just go here. It's one of my favorite places and it will soon be yours too. I could spend an hour describing all my favorites on tap here, but i'll just have you try some yourself. The UNTAPPED beer app is very very handy for sorting through what's best on this beer list, and the barkeeps are very helpful in guiding you to a new brew too. I'd try to stick to lunch and early afternoon. Glenwood Ave is a circus late nights on the weekend, it's really hard to get your UBER to you through all the traffic during late night. ”
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BBQ Joint
“Upscale Barbeque in Downtown Raleigh. Evreything on the menu is great and very conveniently located. Fairly casual.”
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Contemporary diner with retro charm from an acclaimed chef
“Macaroni is a MUST! Owned by a James Beard award winning chef! Perfect for dinner or weekend brunch but expect a wait! Does not accept reservations. ”
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Point of Interest
“Home of major national artist concerts and events include the Carolina Hurricane, about a 15 minute drive. ”
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“Not your typical fried chicken. Owner just won the highly prestigious National James Beard award in 2019. Highly recommend the chicken and honey.”
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