The bourbon grilled shrimp skewers with a cheddar bacon risotto cake is out of this world delicious, as is the rest of the menu at Poppyseed
Savor mouthwatering deli fare from Poppyseed Market. This multifaceted establishment is also a wine bar and cafe. Their menu features decadent dishes like crab cakes, blackened fish tacos, butternut squash lasagna, and an extensive menu of hot and cold sandwiches. The modern interior is comfortable and welcoming, perfect for a casual lunch or dinner any day of the week.
Address:8801 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, 27615
phone:+1 919 870 4997
Six Forks Cheese
A visit to Six Forks Cheese will make you want to eat more cheese. This shop offers over 100 varieties of cheese from around the world.
Hailed as Raleigh's first gourmet cheese shop, Six Forks Cheese carries a wide selection of gourmet cheeses from around the world. The store's staff are all experts in the world of cheese, and are more than happy to help customers sample and select different products for purchase. Check out the soft cheese cooler, ask for a sample of something behind the counter, or sign up for a Cheese 101 class to get to know your dairy a little bit better. Six Forks Cheese also carries cheese forks and other serving accessories, honey, wines, meats, and crackers.
Address:8490 Honeycutt Road, Suite 102, Raleigh, 27615
phone:+1 919 977 9467
Lake Wheeler Park
Explore Lake Wheeler's lake and land where boating and hiking adventures await.
Lake Wheeler is a popular destination for people looking to enjoy the great outdoors. Many bring their own boats or rent boats from the park for an afternoon of fishing or simply cruising and others prefer to stay on land to enjoy a picnic. The trails that wind throughout the park provide a perfect setting for both leisurely strolls and more rigorous runs in the fresh Raleigh air.
Address:6404 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, 27609
phone:+1 919 662 5704
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Emerging and well-established local artists alike are all showcased at ArtSource, one of Raleigh's best galleries and curation spaces.
ArtSource showcases the works of local Raleigh artists in their contemporary gallery space in the North Hills Shopping Mall. The displays are spread across a myriad of experience and talent, with professional artists and emerging amateurs occupying the same space. While this diversity could be detrimental, the expert curation at ArtSource ensures that only high-quality works are on display. The shop also assists with art sales and purchases, meaning guests can take home any of ArtSource's eye-catching works immediately.
Address:4351-101 The Circle at North Hills Street, Raleigh, 27609
phone:+1 919 787 9533
The Raleigh Times
A bar, cafe and restaurant all-in-one!
With a rotating draught list from North Carolina and around the world, every time you go here you can expect something new. Their menus contain news from that day in history in Raleigh so that you can learn why we love Raleigh. The rooftop bar and sidewalk seating on a beautiful day make it just that much more enjoyable! Order their Crispy Chicken Strips to complete your visit!
Address:14 E Hargett St, Raleigh, 27601
phone:+1 919 833 0999
Fox Liqour Bar
A modern old-fashioned speakeasy.
Down the stairs and through what looks like a back entrance to nowhere takes you to a classy underground speakeasy. The bartenders are trained to make only drinks that are the best of the best. In the mood for something different? Tell the bartenders what you want, and they will handcraft you the perfect cocktail!
Address:237 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, 27601
Saints and Scholars Irish Pub
Nothing beats a warm homemade potato pancake stuffed with chicken in a savory sauce with onions, peas and carrots.
Whether you feel like relaxing on a patio with your dog and a Guinness or enjoying a delicious plate of fish and chips, Saints and Scholars Irish Pub has got you covered. On weekends, stop in to check out local live musicians playing for a lively crowd. Or, if you'd rather be onstage than watch a performance, visit for one of their open mic or karaoke nights. The menu is varied, featuring selections from the Mediterranean and Ireland as well as American classics.
Address:909 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, 27609
phone:+1 919 878 8828
Come in to Salon Blu as one person, leave as someone completely new - someone with much better hair.
Salon Blu is one of Raleigh's finest luxury salons. This salon's expert team of stylists can create any look that its clients desire, from traditional to edgy and anywhere in between. These stylists are also trained to work with any number of different types of hair, offering specialty treatments for different textures. Cuts are available for men, women and children.
Address:141 The Park at North Hills St, Raleigh, 27609
phone:+1 919 900 8212
You know what they say - college is the best time in a person's life. Live the glory days with a visit to the University of North Carolina.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the oldest public university in the nation as it began its long history of tutelage in 1795, prior to any other charted university in the country. The University often has many events occurring throughout the year including lectures, concerts, theater productions and athletic competitions. Whether it's watching a game at Kenan Memorial Stadium or the Dean E. Smith Center; listening to a concert at Memorial Hall or performance at Playmakers Theatre; or viewing an exhibit at the Ackland Art Museum; this University has much to offer its visitors.
Address:250 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, 27514
phone:+1 919 962 2211
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Boxcar Bar + Arcade
Boxcar Bar + Arcade is exactly what it says: An old school arcade mixed with a rotating draft of local craft brews!
From the moment you walk in, you will instantly feel the nostalgia of your childhood. The flashing lights and sounds from everything from PAC-MAN to Skeeball to NBA Jam will make you never want to leave! With an ever-changing draft list, each time you go will be a new experience, and of course don't forget your free popcorn.
Address:330 W Davie St, Raleigh, 27601
Marbles Kids Museum
For your child, and your inner child.
With rotating exhibits, your children will never be bored. These exhibits will entertain children and adults of all ages. Finish off your day out with the family by relaxing in the Wells Fargo IMAX theatre. Love it that much? Marbles will even host your wedding reception, we're sure everyone will show up for that wedding!
Address:201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, 27601
phone:+(919) 834 4040
Relish Café & Bar
Modernized Southern dishes haven't lost their heart and soul, nor their flavor at Relish. The mac and cheese skillet is delicious.
For mac and cheese, biscuits, shrimp and grits, and other Southern comfort food classics, head to Relish Café & Bar. This casual eatery features a menu of Southern cuisine made with a great attention to detail. Sit at the bar and enjoy sports games on TV, or enjoy your meal in the dining room which is welcoming and cozy. There's even a mini-market inside where you can pick up a bottle of wine from their well-curated selection and other gourmet goods.
Address:5625 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, 27612
phone:+1 919 787 1855
Midtown Nail Spa
Treat yourself like royalty with a day of relaxation and rejuvenation at Raleigh's largest full-service nail salon.
Midtown Nail Spa is the largest nail salon in Raleigh, providing a relaxing and refreshing atmosphere for its many clients. The full-service spa offers shellac manicures and pedicures and only utilizes sterilized metal instruments. Complimentary beverages include mineral water, iced tea, soft drinks and even wine. The salon is also available for private parties.
Address:141 The Circle At North Hills, Suite 106, Raleigh, 27609
phone:+1 919 787 9778
Jubala Village Coffee
Visit this community of coffee lovers for freshly baked pastries, delicious waffles, and of course, expertly crafted coffee.
Jabala Village Coffee is a charming community-centered coffee shop offering a wide range of carefully curated coffees available in pour overs, espresso and french press. The shop takes their coffee seriously, sourcing single origin beans from around the world and sporting a regularly rotating arrangement of daily coffee selections. In addition to the coffee, the shop offers made from scratch sweet biscuits available with both sweet and savory toppings from apple butter to country ham or a fried egg.
Address:8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh, 27615
phone:+1 919 758 8330
The OC Bar & Grill
Fusing game-day excitement with upscale decor and freshly made food, The OC Bar & Grill is a graduated take on the conventional sports bar.
Housed in the upscale Oberlin Court shopping center, The OC Bar & Grill is a sports bar with a focus on gourmet food and luxury surroundings. Where most sports bars are wood-paneled dingy dives, The OC's bright and cheery decor, huge collection of TVs dedicated to the hottest games and massive food menu of delicious creations made fresh on-site distinguishes the bar from its competition. Numerous domestic, import, craft and local brews are all available in addition to a huge selection of signature cocktails. There's something for everyone on the food menu, ranging from Tex-Mex to Italian to American and more. Perfect for a group night out to catch the game, The OC Bar & Grill can't be beat.
Address:1028 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, 27608
phone:+1 919 322 9710
Compass Rose Brewery
Your one stop shop to try a variety of Raleigh craft brews.
Compass Rose carries not only their own great craft brews, but features brews from various vendors throughout Raleigh. Keeping with the local area, during the summer months Compass Rose partners with Raleigh Food Trucks to ensure that you truly experience the area. So whether you're looking to watch the game, play adult size Jenga, or my favorite, Thursday night trivia - this is your place to go!
Address:3201 Northside Dr #101, Raleigh, 27615
Beasley's Chicken + Honey
The Southern comfort food you've been looking for.
From famous chef Ashley Christensen comes a delicious take on Southern cuisine. Although the menu is extensive, it is difficult to shy away from the Chicken + Honey. A popular spot for Raleigh locals - especially on the weekend - we guarantee you, it's worth the wait.
Address:237 S Wilmington S, Raleigh, 27601
phone:+(919) 322 0127
Big Ed's at City Market
Hometown diner made for large appetites.
Founded back in 1958, Big Ed's has been a Raleigh staple for years, and to this day uses handmade and homemade recipes. Handwritten specials each day, and real southern hospitality keep Big Ed's guests coming back. We dare you to try and eat any more than one of their pancakes, larger than your plate. If you eat three, you get a t-shirt!
Address:220 Wolfe St, Raleigh, 27601
phone:+(919) 836 9909
Any donut you'd like, made right in front of you!
Originating in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Duck Donuts brings joy to each town it's in, and Raleigh is no different. You're not going to get your standard 'off the truck' donuts here, each one you order it made there on the spot, all in plain view so you can watch the process. Mix and match your combinations, or buy a few dozen, but of course you need to order our favorite, the maple bacon!
Address:8323 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, 27613
phone:+919 847 3800
North Carolina State Capitol Building
Completed in 1840, the NC State Capitol building is brimming with a history ready to be explored.
A National Historic Landmark, the N.C. State Capitol is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of the Greek Revival style of architecture in the United States. Take a walk through the past with a self guided tour, free every weekday from 9am-5pm.
Address:1 E Edenton Street, Raleigh, 27699
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Explore the natural wonders of North Carolina, from the depths of its ocean to its rocky mountains.
Broken into 2 major buildings located in the heart of Downtown Raleigh, the Nature Exploration Center features an array of permanent and special exhibits, live programs and educational films that appeal to audiences of all ages while the Nature Research Center makes science a tangible and enjoyable experience and helps visitors understand the practical applications of science in their daily lives.
Address:11 W Jones Street, Raleigh, 27601
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North Carolina Museum of History
Explore more than 14,000 years of N.C. history, from the state’s earliest inhabitants through the 20th century.
The NC Museum of History features fascinating exhibits to attract history buffs of all ages. Wander the halls to travel back in time to notable historic moments including the Wright Brother's first flight, the march for Civil Rights, and North Carolina's imperative role in the Civil War. Keep an eye on the website for new upcoming exhibits!
Address:5 E Edenton Street, Raleigh, 27601
phone:+919 807 7900
North Carolina Executive Mansion
The official residence of the Governor of North Carolina and their family.
Don't miss out on what has been regarded as "the most beautiful governor's residence interior in America.” Completed in 1840, the Governor's Mansion is sure to astound you with it's Victorian architecture and vivid history. Free tours of both the house and gardens are available through the Capitol Area Visitors Center. Tour reservations must be made a minimum of two weeks in advanced!
Address:200 N Blount Street, Raleigh, 27601
phone:+919 807 7950
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Falls Lake State Recreation Area
A collective of seven access areas scattered around the shoreline of this undeveloped, 12,000-acre reservoir.
Falls Lake is home to a number of public swim areas, boating ramps, quiet corners for fishing, and a network of mountain biking and hiking trails through a beautiful 7 acres of land. Stop by the park any day, any time of the year; hours may vary with the season.
Address:13304 Creedmoor Road, Wake Forest, 27587
phone:+919 676 1027
Frankie's Fun Park of Raleigh
Frankie's of Raleigh serves up great rides, great food and great times!
Endless excitiment awaits for kids (and adults who think they're still kids) at Frankie's Fun Park! Race at top speed on the go-kart track, climb to new heights on the Sky Trail, or team up with your friends for a game a laser tag, with no admission fee, it's pay as you play! At the end of the day, take your winnings to the redemption counter to walk away with some sweet prizes!
Address:11190 Fun Park Drive, Raleigh, 27617
phone:+919 433 7888
Chic, all-day stop for coffee drinks, desserts & specialty cocktails with seasonal ingredients.
Struggling to find that perfect drink match for your sweet dessert? Head to Bittersweet where they take the guess work out of it! With an ever-changing, seasonal menu, Bittersweet is the local hotspot for cocktails, coffee, and dessert.
Address:16 E Martin Street, Raleigh
phone:+919 977 3829