Raleigh is the capital city of North Carolina. It’s known for its universities, including North Carolina State University. The number of technology and scholarly institutions around Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham make the area known as the Research Triangle. Recently though, Raleigh is defining itself as a destination worth exploring on its own merits, rather than just a part of the research triangle.
Raleigh is also known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh. Its family-friendly atmosphere, great quality of life and welcoming Southern community The region has been named the best big city in the Southeast. North Carolina’s capital is awash in entrepreneurial energy from homegrown clothing labels and converted art galleries to craft breweries and ambitious restaurants.
Other than the many universities and students that given the town a youthful outlook the beautiful city of Raleigh is worth exploring on its own. It’s smart, modern-meets-historic destination that has a lot to offer to the tourist on his own or with family.
* If there is one thing you must do in Raleigh you must visit walk along the avenues lined with oak in the heart of the city; which give the city its nickname.
* Visit the local breweries
* Visit the north Carolina Museum of arts houses 30,000 permanent displays and admission is free.
* Visit the NC museum of natural sciences which displays a full set of dinosaurs bones.
* North Carolina State Capitol
* Visit the William B Umstead Park and the Pullen Park to immerse yourself in nature
* and last but not the least do visit the North Carolina Universites campus, visitors should stop by Centennial Campus, Gregg Museum of Art & Design, James B. Hunt Jr. Library, The Brickyard or the Memorial Bell Tower.
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