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Raleigh

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Natural History Museums · Art Museums · Parks

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets. North Carolina's capital city features almost two dozen free attractions, including state museums of art, history, and natural sciences and the state capitol building itself. The city of over 430,000 offers numerous parks and lakes ideal for biking, swimming, and boating. In the area around City Market you'll find charming lamp-lit cobblestone streets lined with boutiques, cafes, and other eateries. Raleigh also owns a reputation for high-quality beer thanks to the presence of a handful of microbreweries. And as the home of five universities and colleges, Raleigh maintains a youthful, energetic vibe that contributes to the city's overall high quality of life. Plan the details of your Raleigh holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use United States trip planner.
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