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Things to Do in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

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In a place that's been awarded almost every "Best Places" award ever invented, you're not going to have trouble finding fun things to do. Music? Check! Performing Arts? Check! Outdoor Recreation? Check! Restaurants? Check! Kid-Friendly? Check! No matter your age or interest, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill have lots to offer. Start exploring here.
  1. Best of the Best
  2. Kid-Friendly Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill
  3. Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill for Foodies
  4. The Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill Music Scene
  5. Monthly Highlights, Events & Festivals

Best of the Best

Did you mean in a single location? Top indoor? Top outdoor? Top summer? Top spring? Kids? Here I've tried to group my favorites in a bunch of different lists. Hopefully, you'll find one that answers your question. And please don't be afraid to comment and add your own suggestions.

Kid-Friendly Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

One of the most common reasons that people move to the Triangle--besides going to school--is family. The Triangle is a great place to have kids or just act like one. Here are some of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill's best kid-friendly spots.

Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill for Foodies

The Triangle has a local food vibe like no other this side of the Mississippi. From the 40-year tradition of the Angus Barn to the beginnings of the regional food movement at the Magnolia Grill and Crooks Corner to the next generation of nationally notable chef-owned restaurants, Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill hold their own next any metropolitan area in the south.

The Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill Music Scene

The music scene is diverse. NC Symphony, outdoor venues, nightly bands, Cats Cradle

Monthly Highlights, Events & Festivals

NC State Fair in Raleigh.

There's always a lot going on in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. There's never enough room or time to list it all, but each month I create a highlights calendar with a curated selection of local favorites, annual celebrations and events that are just plain cool.

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