- Our list of the best things to do in Raleigh, North Carolina, features the top 166 nearby activities — including 84 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Raleigh, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Sports & Fitness, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 36 things to do within the city of Raleigh, NC , followed by 131 popular activities in nearby cities, including Durham, Cary, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill, Apex, Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Pittsboro and Sanford
Paint Nite 1885 Lake Pine Drive, Cary, NC MoreLess Info
Paint Nite invites guests to break away from a typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation.
99% 79 votes
500 Reynolds Ave., Durham, NC 27707 MoreLess Info
Guests can visit a variety of North Carolina's unique and highly recommended restaurants and shops with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours. The tours make 5 to 6 stops and include behind the scenes chats with the restaurant owners and chefs.
North Carolina's DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center is a performance hall, theater and event space that forms the cultural core of the city. It hosts musicals, plays, band concerts, dance recitals, orchestral concerts and other large-scale events.
Duke University's Durham Bulls Athletic Park is the home field of the Durham Bulls, the Minor League baseball team affiliated with the Tampa Bay Rays. Durham Bulls Athletic Park includes a huge parking lot, extensive concessions and 10,000 seats.
In the heart of downtown Durham, North Carolina, the Carolina Theater presents a wide variety of plays, musicals, concerts, lectures and other intellectual and artistic events. It also screens foreign and independent films.
Hosting events for the community, Durham Central Park offers visitors open fields, gardens, and paths to explore. At the park, visitors can attend movie screenings, enjoy picnics, and attend food truck festivals.
86% 202 votes
280 State Park Road, Apex, NC 27502 MoreLess Info
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area features 14,000 acres of water and activities for people of all ages. Visitors can enjoy hiking, windsurfing, wildlife and bird watching, boating, camping, and more.