Did you know?
Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, is indeed a Southern city, but winters can get chilly. The city gets an average of 5 inches of snow per year.
Overview of Raleigh
Raleigh, the "City of Oaks," is part of what is known as the Research Triangle along with Durham and Chapel Hill. The area economy is strong, resulting in high per capita income and low unemployment. The area is a leader in the production of electrical machinery, electronic equipment, processed foods, pharmaceuticals and metal products.
Best of Raleigh
Best Place to Take the Kids: DefyGravity
This 20,000-square-foot facility features wall-to-wall trampolines, the expansive Olympic Foam Pit, world-famous Angled Wall trampolines and other fun and challenging activities.
Best Place to See Live Music: Rum Runners Dueling Piano Bar and Dance Club.
Featuring a wide variety of live entertainment and award-winning food here in a fun, upbeat tropical island atmosphere.
Best Nightclub in Raleigh: TJ's Night Life
Come to this fun bar for live music and exclusive events.
Top 5 Raleigh Adventures
Get a natural high while drifting through the sky:
Take a hot air balloon ride with Raleigh Hot Air Balloons and behold the beauty and splendor of Raleigh and the surrounding area from views few people get to see. This is an hour-long journey culminating in a champagne toast upon touchdown.
Get an up-close look at how beer is made and bottled by touring the Big Boss Brewing Company. This free brewery tour, lasting 30 minutes, takes place the second Saturday of each month, and it teaches visitors all about the beer-making process.
See Raleigh on a Segway with Triangle Glides:
Take a professionally guided tour of Raleigh on a Segway, a fun and easy way to get around while learning about the city. Hear the whole live narration through the wireless audio pack and enjoy the ride!
Take in an event at the PNC Arena, one of Raleigh's most exciting venues:
Home of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, the PNC Arena hosts entertaining events year-round. Rodeos, NCAA tournament basketball, Disney on Ice and Hurricane hockey are just a few of the many varied events PNC hosts on a yearly basis.
Have a ball at Frankie's Fun Park:
Frankie's features mini golf, the Fun House, batting cages, laser tag, arcade, Road Course, the Sky Trail, the Spider Web and the Drop Zone for visitors of all ages.