Wake County’s Five Best Annual Road Races

Unfortunately, some road racing traditions in Wake County has been lost over time. The Great Raleigh Road Race came to an end years ago and the Old Reliable Run is now much different and only one of the Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon’s companion races. But there are still plenty of race choices out there to enjoy, so many...

Fun & Exciting Annual Events in North Hills

With all of its restaurants and boutiques, North Hills is a bevy of activity pretty much on any given day of the year. The area also plays host to many annual events where you’ll see North Hills residents and visitors alike enjoying music, food, drinks, and camaraderie! Many North Hills events are free and family friendly as well. Be sure...

Popular Live Entertainment Options in Downtown Raleigh

Going out in Downtown Raleigh isn’t just about eating and drinking at awesome bars and restaurants. We also love to be entertained by a local band, comedian or even a drag show on occasion... Downtown Raleigh offers live entertainment at a variety of venues to suit all tastes. Here are a few of our favorite spots: Deep South The Bar Deep South...

Historic City Market: Fun Destination in Downtown Raleigh

The history of Downtown Raleigh’s City Market dates back to 1914 when it opened as a central location for farmers to sell produce, meats and even home-baked goods. It was briefly closed in the late 50s and then leased to a furniture store owner. During the 1980s, City Market was recognized by the National Register of Historic Places and...

Downtown Raleigh Parking Guide — Everything You Need to Know!

Parking can sometimes be a challenge in Downtown Raleigh or any other "Urban City Center." Parking options in the area include street parking in addition to public and private lots/decks with different price points. Luckily, Downtown Raleigh is a walkable destination and has many options for getting around, so once you park your car for the afternoon or evening, it’s...

Popular Free Cultural Attractions in Downtown Raleigh

Being low on cash doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun and enriching experience in Downtown Raleigh. Downtown Raleigh is home to a variety of popular museums and hosts tons of free festivals throughout the year. History buffs, science buffs and art fiends alike will find plenty of attractions and events to suit their tastes without any admission fees. These...

Good Times Downtown For All, Just Show Up and Enjoy!

It’s the weekend, you want to have some fun in Downtown Raleigh, but your bank account says otherwise. No worries, there are usually plenty of free activities to be found in Downtown Raleigh. In Raleigh, y’all means all - rich, poor and everything in between. Everyone deserves to have a great time. Check out these 100% FREE Downtown Raleigh activities: First...

Fayetteville Street: Hub of Downtown Raleigh

Fayetteville Street is a major Downtown Raleigh thoroughfare between the State Capitol and the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts. It used to be a pedestrian-only street, but it was opened up to traffic in 2006. Now, it is home to the popular City Plaza as well as many business offices, hotels, bars and restaurants, making it a central hub...

First Time to Downtown Raleigh? Here Are Some Useful Tips..

Visiting Downtown Raleigh for the first time? First things first - WELCOME! You will definitely notice that the people of Downtown Raleigh are incredibly friendly and helpful. If you have a question or feel lost, do not be afraid to ask a local for assistance. We hope you will find this post helpful in navigating through your first day in...

Best Live Music Venues in Downtown Raleigh

The real 'Music City' is a little bit further east, but music lovers will find that Downtown Raleigh offers a plethora of options when it comes to music venues. Whether you prefer large venues that host well-known artists or smaller, more intimate venues where you can discover your new favorite band that no one else has heard of yet, Downtown...

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Best Rooftop Bars in Raleigh

One of the best perks of living in Raleigh is the fantastic weather. Sure, it gets a little hot in the summer, but for most of the year, we have mild weather and can enjoy outdoor activities. Rooftop bars...

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