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Downtown Raleigh is one of the most popular places in all of The Triangle to live, work, dine, shop, learn, and have fun all-around. The "DTR" area welcomes over three million visitors annually to all of its top attractions. The centrally located Downtown districts and near-by historic neighborhoods on the outskirts of the booming city center offer a broad array of opportunities to all ages, to explore cultural arts and history, fun events & entertainment, unique shopping, the best food & drink options, exciting nightlife, and stylish modern urban living.

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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 allow us to enjoy sunny afternoons, summer nights and crisp fall evenings while enjoying adult beverages. We certainly love our rooftop...

Best Farm to Table Restaurants in Raleigh

The term “farm to table” or “farm to fork” refers to the process your food takes to get from the farm to your plate. Ideally, you want as few steps as possible in that process. Fortunately, Raleigh is an ideal location for fresh produce and meats. We have so many farms nearby and chefs who are willing to put in...

Shop Local at Some of Raleigh’s Unique Farmers’ Markets

North Carolina’s climate is fantastic for farming, and it’s a huge part of our state identity. NC State University is well-known for its agriculture department. North Carolinians proudly purchase and consume produce grown right here at home. While the NC State Farmer’s Market is the most obvious location to get your fresh fruits, veggies, and meats, there are also smaller,...

The Very Best Local Bakeries in Raleigh – Worth The Drive!

The smell of fresh bread, cookies, desserts, and other sweet treats is so divine! Mhmm!! There’s nothing quite like the comforting atmosphere of a bakery. Fortunately, Raleigh is home to many excellent bakeries, each with a different specialty. Craving a freshly made bagel or roll for lunch? How about a macaron for dessert? No matter what baked goodie you want,...

Best Dog Friendly Bars & Restaurants in Downtown Raleigh

A day out is so much better when your furry family member can tag along! If you spend any time in Raleigh at all, you will definitely notice that many dog owners live here. Nearly every neighborhood has a dog park nearby. Some Raleigh companies even allow dogs in the office! Even though the North Carolina Health Department prohibits...

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...

Best Spots to Enjoy an Amazing Breakfast/Brunch in Downtown Raleigh

What’s the best way to cure a hangover after an awesome night in Downtown Raleigh? A big breakfast! Or, brunch, if you got up a little later on Sunday. We totally get it! Whether you are looking for a classic “eggs and bacon” breakfast, or something more eclectic, Downtown Raleigh has it. Here are a few of our favorite breakfast...

Best Restaurants for a Party/Celebration in Downtown Raleigh

When it comes to choosing a restaurant for a celebration, it often depends on the nature of the party and your personality. Celebrating your wedding anniversary? You will probably want to go to a romantic restaurant where you can enjoy a quiet conversation with your significant other. Celebrating a graduation or a promotion? You might have a larger crowd celebrating...

Best Downtown Raleigh Restaurants Open Late

It’s Saturday night, and you have been partying hard with your crew in Downtown Raleigh. Suddenly, you realize it’s past midnight, and you are STARVING! Though many restaurants in the area close its kitchens around 10pm or midnight, have no fear... These Downtown Raleigh spots stay open past midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, some even stay open late every single...

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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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