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Top recommendations from locals

Art Museum
“Portions of the museum are free, and change often. But additionally, this area is great just to come and take a stroll on the trails in their outdoor space. Walk, jog, or bike!”
  • 156 locals recommend
Science Museum
“So much to see and there is research going on inside. You can see in the labs on the tour.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“It is a awesome mall for shopping for clothes, accessories, electronics, etc!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Delicious Asian dishes with a twist. Their sister restaurant gets all the attention now adays (brewery bhavana), but this place is where it all started. Try the spicy green drink!”
  • 62 locals recommend
“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. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
“The first public park in Raleigh offering a historic site along with boat rentals, rides, and more”
  • 42 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Go shopping and dining at one of the nicest outdoor shopping areas in the city.”
  • 47 locals recommend
“If you're looking for more of an off the beaten path trail Umstead is the way to go. You'll have plenty of shade from the treetops too!”
  • 40 locals recommend
“Great bar food. Central location. Extensive Beer list. Great people watching. Reasonably priced.”
  • 44 locals recommend
“A great place to play or relax and watch an IMAX movie. Our kids love this place!”
  • 36 locals recommend
“Here is a fun beer garden located in Downtown Raleigh. The 3 floors offer a variety of beers and they also serve food! This place use to hold the Guinness world record for most beers on tap.”
  • 38 locals recommend
“Asian fusion, dim sum and brewery all in one. Classy and very tasty. My favorite dishes are scallion pancakes with bone marrow and coconut & oxtail jam, bao buns, crab fried rice, and lo mein noodles.”
  • 41 locals recommend
“You'll have to drive to this one, but it will be well worth it. It's a small diner with delicious dishes. Don't miss their famous mac n cheese!”
  • 45 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Looking for an authentic North Carolina BBQ? The Pit is a tourist favorite. It's also walking distance to a few fun bars around the downtown Raleigh neighborhood”
  • 34 locals recommend
“the BEST fried chicken. make sure to try chicken and waffles and mac n cheese!”
  • 39 locals recommend
“Local University. Orientation, Parents Weekend. NCSU Friends and Family week.”
  • 23 locals recommend