Things To Do In Raleigh, NC
Raleigh, North Carolina's capital city, is one of the South's most dynamic and unique cities, where eclectic combines traditional and historic meets modern. The city is centrally placed along the eastern coast of the United States, and it is part of North Carolina's renowned Research Triangle, a hotbed of education, research, and technological innovation. You'll find outstanding arts and culture (earning the city the moniker "Smithsonian of the South"), a renowned culinary landscape (including the James Beard Foundation's 2019 Best Chef in America, Ashley Christensen), and a music scene that prompted "Rolling Stone" to name Raleigh one of the top eight emerging music cities in the United States.
Augusta-Richmond County had a 2020 population of 202,081, not including the unincorporated communities of Blythe and Hephzibah, according to the United States Census Bureau. It is the 116th most populous city in the United States. The process of merging the City of Augusta and Richmond County began with a vote in both counties in 1995. On July 1, 1996, the merger was finalized. The Augusta metropolitan area's main city is Augusta. It has 611,000 people in 2020, making it the state's second-largest metro region. It is the country's 95th biggest metropolitan region.
Things to Do: Whether you’re an art aficionado, history buff or traveling with little ones, Raleigh has a museum for you. Explore more than 5,000 years of art history at the North Carolina Museum of Art, which boasts the largest museum art park in the USA. The Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) doesn’t have a permanent collection, which means art lovers will always find new exhibits. At the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, learn all about native flora and fauna – and attend an event inside a three-story-tall replica globe! Or, learn all about state history at the North Carolina Museum of History. Best of all? All four facilities are free. After dark, the city’s music scene comes to life. Check out hot spots including a speakeasy-style jazz club at C. Grace, indie rock at Neptune’s and Kings, or national acts at Red Hat Amphitheater.
Food: Raleigh will not leave you hungry or thirsty. Begin with Brewery Bhavana, which combines a Belgian-inspired brewery with a dim sum restaurant, community library, bookshop, and flower shop. Traveling with finicky eaters or simply unsure what to eat? Head to Morgan Street Food Hall or Transfer Co. Food Hall for a diverse menu that includes everything from tacos and fresh seafood to bagels and gourmet ice cream. When happy hour arrives, choose from more than 350 beers on draft at Raleigh Beer Garden, which boasts the world's biggest draft selection. International restaurant favorites include Garland (sample the Cauliflower 65 with turmeric-yogurt sauce) and Bida Manda, which serves Laotian cuisine.