Raleigh, North Carolina: a city of just over 400,000 people, it is the second largest city in North Carolina (following Charlotte obviously). Once the state capital, this city is still bustling, and one of the major go-to places in the state. With an international airport, as well as several private airports, the city is always getting new visitors.
So what is there to do in this city??
That's what I'm here for. Not just for the historical aspect of the city, but also for what other touristy things you can do, what the locals like to do, and- better yet- what is there to eat in this southern city??
-Take a Tour of the City
Whether by foot, trolley, or even Segway, there is no better way to get to know a city than by exploring around it.
Yes, it seems touristy, but when you have locals giving the tours, they will give you a history on the city, as well as point out big landmarks. Being on a tour will also help you to learn the streets of a city, so that you are less likely to get lost.
Here is a list of different tours that are offered in the city of Raleigh. So why not give one of them a try?
-Visit a Museum
Yes, it may still be summer (at least for most of you in the north), but going to a museum can be a lot of fun! At least for this art student.
With a good few galleries and museums in the city of Raleigh, you can choose from a bunch to go visit!
Here is a list of different art galleries that are just in the city itself! That's not counting towns AROUND the city!
And now *drum roll please*:
What to actually eat in this town!
You want barbeque? They've GOT barbeque! This place has been around for a good long time, and has some good, down home North Carolina style barbeque.
Definitely worth the trip to it!
Here is their website, so you can go check it out yourself!
The Roast Grill
Like hotdogs? Then go visit The Roast Grill! They have been serving up hotdogs to the residents of Raleigh since 1940. Just remember one thing- they don't believe in ketchup here. Don't even try to ask!
But pop on in, and chow down on some tasty dogs.