Places to stay, eat, and activities to enjoy while staying in-

Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, NC History

Raleigh is the capital city of North Carolina. It’s known for its universities, including North Carolina State University.  Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city. The city of Raleigh is named for Sir Walter Raleigh, explorer and noblemen who funded the first expeditions to the coast of modern-day North Carolina.

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Places to Stay

There are tons of places to stay in Raleigh, NC. From the hotels in north hills to the hotels in the most sought-after area of Boylan Heights.

Here is a list of some of our favorite stay recommendations.

AC Hotel by Marriott Raleigh Downtown

Located in Raleigh, AC Hotel by Marriott Raleigh Downtown is in the business district. This hotel is within walking distance of tons of bars, restaurants, and activities on Glenwood south.  They even have  a roof top bar that over looks the city. Then explore the famous Pullen Park and Chavis Park then check out a game at Reynolds Coliseum or Dorton Arena.

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The Casso, Raleigh, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

The Casso, Raleigh, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel is located in Southwest Raleigh, a neighborhood in Raleigh, and is in the entertainment district and near a metro station. Joel Lane Museum House and CAM Raleigh are cultural highlights, and consider a night out at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek.

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Places to Eat/Drink

There are hundres of places to eat and bars to visit in Raleigh, NC. 

Here is a list of some of our favorite restaurants and bar recommendations.


Taverna Agora Greek Kitchen & Bar
Address- 326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone- 919-881-8333

Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
Address-330 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603 
Phone- 919-829-3663


Johnny's Pizza
Locations- Wake Forest, Apex, and Cary,

Capital Creations Gourmet Pizza
Location-1842 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608


There are hundreds of activities to enjoy in Raleigh, NC and neighboring areas.

Here is a list of some of our favorite  recommendations.


Museum of Natural Sciences
Address-11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone- 919-707-9800

Pullen Park
Address- 520 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606

Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts
Address- 2 E South St, Raleigh, NC 27601