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Raleigh Tourism and Sightseeing
However you define fun, Greater Raleigh has a niche for you. World-class museums, open-air amphitheaters, historic sites, best of Broadway shows, award-winning restaurants, nationally recognized symphony, opera and ballet companies, wide-open nightlife, professional and amateur sports, beautiful golf courses and greenways, vibrant festivals and 10 major shopping centersà all in one incredibly lush environment. There's no limit to the ways you can indulge your sense of play and exploration. Or just kick back, relax and rejuvenate for a while. We've got it all, and that's why Greater Raleigh is nationally ranked as one of best places to be, period.  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. View Map.


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Imperial Centre For Arts And Sciences
Imperial Centre For Arts And Sciences Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Science Museum in Rocky Mount, NC USA

THE IMPERIAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND SCIENCES a true cultural complex is located in both newly constructed and rehabilitated historic tobacco factory buildings with cover a downtown city block. It houses the art center and children's museum and science center.


Ava Gardner Museum
Ava Gardner Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Museum in Smithfield, NC USA

The Ava Gardner Museum is home to an incredible collection of scripts, photos, costumes, and personal belongings of screen legend Ava Gardner. Born on Christmas Eve, 1922, seven miles east of Smithfield, Ava starred in more than 59 motion pictures.

Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Tobacco Farm Life Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Museum in Kenly, NC USA

Museum displays of farm life include, a hands-on Children's exhibit, household goods, musical instruments, clothing and agricultural tools. Also tour a restored farmstead, with main house, detached kitchen, smoke house, tobacco barn and pack house.

Carolina Premium Outlets
Carolina Premium Outlets Top Attraction!
Shopping in Smithfield, NC USA

Carolina Premium Outlets offers an exciting collection of 80 outlet stores from the world's finest designers and name brands, all offering savings of 25% to 65% every day. Welcome to Carolina Premium Outlets®, Eastern North Carolina's premier shopping destination.

Joel Lane Museum House
Joel Lane Museum House things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Historic Site in Raleigh, NC USA

Birthplace of North Carolina's Capital Joel Lane's home, built 1769, is the oldest in Wake County, North Carolina.


Joel Lane Museum House
Joel Lane Museum House things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Historic Site in Raleigh, NC USA

Historic site, "The Birthplace of North Carolina's Capital" The Joel Lane Museum House is an important heritage site of significance to the entire State of North Carolina.

North Carolina Motorsports Park
North Carolina Motorsports Park
Recreation in Henderson, NC USA

OHV Park for Dirtbike & ATV Riding Multiple MX Tracks and Trails for the dirtbike or atv enthusiast. Open 6 days a week from 10-5 and located just 40 mins. North of Raleigh off Hwy 401N.

Triangle Glides Tours
Triangle Glides Tours
Segway PT Tour in Raleigh, NC USA

Guided Segway tours, Themed Walking tours, Teambuilding Since 2008, Triangle Glides has been the source for guided Segway tours in the North Carolina Triangle. These top-rated, five-star tours explore the landmarks and history of the Capital City, and include an orientation and rider training.

"Weird Al"" Yankovic - Strings Attached Tour
Jul 13, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Cary, NC USA

"Weird Al"" Yankovic - Strings Attached Tour July 13, 2019 at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park in Cary, NC 8:00PM


"Weird Al"" Yankovic - Strings Attached Tour
Jul 13, 2019 (Saturday) Theater event in Cary, NC USA

"Weird Al"" Yankovic - Strings Attached Tour July 13, 2019 at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park in Cary, NC 8:00PM

1964 The Tribute: Beatles
1964 The Tribute: Beatles things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Next Month, Feb 08, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Rocky Mount, NC USA

Beatles Tribute You’ve witnessed them before. It’s time to welcome back what is undoubtedly the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute available. Dick Clark says, “1964 is the Magic of the Beatles.

A Very Get Sad Y'all Valentine's Day at The Ritz
A Very Get Sad Y'all Valentine's Day at The Ritz things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Next Month, Feb 22, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Raleigh, NC USA

A Very Get Sad Y'all Valentine's Day February 22, 2019 at The Ritz in Raleigh, NC 9:00PM

Adventure Club at The Ritz
Adventure Club at The Ritz things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Apr 04, 2019 (Thursday) Concert event in Raleigh, NC USA

Adventure Club April 04, 2019 at The Ritz in Raleigh, NC 6:00PM

Alan Walker: Different World Tour at The Ritz
Alan Walker: Different World Tour at The Ritz things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Next Month, Feb 19, 2019 (Tuesday) Concert event in Raleigh, NC USA

Alan Walker: Different World Tour February 19, 2019 at The Ritz in Raleigh, NC 7:00PM

American Aquarium at Lincoln Theatre-NC
American Aquarium at Lincoln Theatre-NC things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Next Weekend, Jan 25, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Raleigh, NC USA

American Aquarium January 25, 2019 at Lincoln Theatre-NC in Raleigh, NC 8:00PM

American Aquarium at Lincoln Theatre-NC
American Aquarium at Lincoln Theatre-NC things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Next Weekend, Jan 26, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Raleigh, NC USA

American Aquarium January 26, 2019 at Lincoln Theatre-NC in Raleigh, NC 8:00PM

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness: Upside Down Flowers Tour
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness: Upside Down Flowers Tour things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Next Month, Feb 09, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Raleigh, NC USA

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness: Upside Down Flowers Tour February 09, 2019 at The Ritz in Raleigh, NC 7:30PM

Andrew Schulz at Raleigh Improv
Andrew Schulz at Raleigh Improv things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Valentine's Day, Feb 14, 2019 (Thursday) Theater event in Cary, NC USA

Andrew Schulz February 14, 2019 at Raleigh Improv in Cary, NC 8:00PM

Ariana Grande - Official VIP Packages at PNC Arena
Ariana Grande - Official VIP Packages at PNC Arena things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Father's Day Weekend, Jun 04, 2019 (Tuesday) Concert event in Raleigh, NC USA

Ariana Grande - Official VIP Packages June 04, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC 7:30PM

Arsenio Hall at Raleigh Improv
Arsenio Hall at Raleigh Improv things to do on a rainy day in Raleigh, NC
Next Month, Feb 01, 2019 (Friday) Theater event in Cary, NC USA

Arsenio Hall February 01, 2019 at Raleigh Improv in Cary, NC

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Best Places to Stay in Raleigh


Enentire Tidy And Cozy 2/1 Home In Prime Location
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From $80 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Entire Tidy And Cozy 2/1 Home In Prime Location
Guest Score:
From $90 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
The Stroud House Haunted Bnb In Downtown Wake Forest
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From $39 / night.


Upscale Studio 3 Minutes From Downtown
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From $58 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Williams Manor - Secluded Home
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From $425 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Raleigh


The best time to visit North Carolina is in the summer and spring. Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the mid 70's and highs in the mid 80's. Nights are mild with lows in the mid 60's. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Spring nights are cool with lows in the low 50's.

Spring Visit Raleigh in the summerSummer Visit Raleigh in the fallFall Winter


Monthly Temperatures in Raleigh


Month Low Avg High
January 32.0 41.7 51.4
February 34.0 44.9 55.7
March 40.8 52.3 63.8
April 48.1 60.4 72.7
May 56.9 68.2 79.4
June 65.0 75.4 85.8
July 69.3 79.1 88.9
August 68.2 77.7 87.2
September 62.3 72.1 81.8
October 50.2 61.2 72.2
November 41.9 52.5 63.0
December 34.9 44.6 54.2

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