Enjoy an awesome tour of the amazing city of Raleigh in North Carolina. This city has many famous hotels and restaurants as well as museums, galleries, shopping spots and sightseeing tourist attractions and marvels. The best part about visiting the Smithsonian of the South is the amazing number of free sights to see and enjoy in Raleigh.
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Day 1: Take in a Tour of Awesome Raleigh City
Enjoy Some Coffee and Doughnuts at Irregardless Cafe at 8:00 sharp
Begin Day 1 on a melodious note with live musical performances and some delicious breakfast too.
Address- 901, West Morgan Street, Raleigh, NC-27603
Telephone Number- 9198338898
9:00 am and its Time for North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is situated in downtown Raleigh and is one of the most amazing museums in town. This 4 floor museum of natural sciences has free admission and the building is also easy to navigate using a troller. A Cafe on the 4th floor offers reasonably priced and delicious food-nothing in the menu is costlier than USD 5.
Address- 11, West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC-27601-1029
Telephone Number- 9197337450
Continue the Museum Spree at 10:00 am
North Carolina Museum of Art has an impressive collection which extends beyond 5000 years. This museum houses everything from an Egyptian sarcophagus to Grecio-Roman sculptures. Other collections include the Ancient Americas, American, European, Judaic and more.
Address- 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC-27607-6494
Telephone Number- 9198396262
Take a Hike at 11:00 am
William B. Ulmstead State Park offers over 16 miles of hiking trails and riding trails for those who are fond of horse riding.
Address- 8801, Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC-27612
Telephone Number- 9195714170
Enjoy a Dose of History at 12:00 pm
Historic Yates Mill County Park is located in Raleigh, NC and it the only remaining gristmill in Wake County namely Historic Yates Mill. This is the only water powered gristmill in Wake County with corn grinding exhibits. Park spans 174 acres and also has a 20 acre pond.
Address- 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, NC- 27603
Telephone Number- 9198566674
Go to Jimmy V’s Osteria and Bar for a Truly Awesome Lunch
Jimmy V’s Osteria and Bar is a unique modern restaurant which has good food and top of the line service.
Address- 420, Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, North Carolina-27601
Telephone Number- 9192561451
2:00 pm and its Time for Another History Lesson
North Carolina Museum of History is known for its dynamic exhibits and amazing screenings. This museum is also home to the Sports Hall of Fame.
Address- 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh
Telephone Number - 19198077900
3:00 pm and Its Pullen Park for Fun Filled Rides
From carousel riding to miniature trains and pedal boats, every type of amusement is available at Pullen Park.
Address- 520, Ashe Avenue, Raleigh
Telephone Number- 19199966468
Continue with Historical Legacies at 4:00 pm
This historic park is also the venue of the residence of President Andrew Johnson. Apart from being the birthplace of a President, Mordecai Park’s claim to fame is that many plantations were once part of the area it is located in.
Address- 1 Mimosa Street, Raleigh
Go to Marbles Kids Museum at 5:00 pm
This museum has many attractive exhibits and it is perfect for a fun filled time for the entire family apart from an IMAX which showcases famous documentaries.
Address- 201, East Hargett Street, Raleigh
Telephone Number - 19198344040
Get Political at 6:00 pm
North Carolina State Capitol Building is known for being the site of Greek revival architecture. It was constructed in the 1840s and is now the home of the governor’s office besides being housing political offices.
Address- 1, East Edenton Street, Raleigh
Telephone Number - 19197334994
7:00 pm is the Fun Time for Architecture Enthusiasts
Architecture is another area where you can make a positive point by visiting the J. S. Dorton Arena. Globally recognised as the marriage of architecture and engineering, this structural marvel will take your breath away.
Address- 1025, Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh
Telephone Number - 19198217400
Get Busy at 8:00 pm
Going Local NC is a shop in Raleigh which provides support for local artisans in every possible way. It showcases their handcrafted material.
Address- 10940 Raven Ridge Road, Set. 116, Raleigh, NC- 27614
Telephone Number- 9193018437
9:00 pm and its Musically Entertaining at 2112 Percussion
This Whitaker Mill Road is for musicians and musical lovers who are fond of drums and cymbals. And you even get art supplies here.
Address- 1003, East Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh, NC-27608
Telephone Number- 9198330046
Toll Free- 8009472112
10:00 pm is the Time to Go to 311 Gallery
Amazing Artwork is on display here and you can enjoy just about every different type of artwork in Raleigh here.
Address- 311, West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC- 27601
Telephone Number- 9192474915
11:00 pm is When You Eat Dinner
If you are longing for southern comfort food, Southern Season is the place to go. This amazing store has everything from great food to gift baskets and collectibles.
Address- 443, Daniels Street, Set. B207, Raleigh, NC-27605
Telephone Number- 9842025078
Get High at 12:00 am
If you want to enjoy an after dinner drink, check out the quality beverages at ABV in West Cabarrus Street, Raleigh.
Address- 517-A, West Cabarrus Street, Raleigh, NC-27603
Telephone Number- 9193918185
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Babylon Restaurant offers fine dining experience at 8:00 am
Moroccan food is available at this opulent restaurant which is known for its unusual flavours and tastes.
Address- 309, North Dawson Street, Raleigh, North Carolina-27603
Telephone Number- 9198388595
9:00 am is the Time to Go to Aaron’s
Aaron’s in East Raleigh is known for its quality goods and affordable rates. if you want a pair of headphones or speakers, this is the place to go to.
Address- 3514 Capital Boulevard, Set. 101, Raleigh, NC-27604
Telephone Number- 9198767752
10:00 am is when You Head out to Accipiter, Fine Crafts Store
Fine Crafts store, gift shop, collectibles rescource- This is what makes Accipiter an unusual choice. But it is definitely the right choice for those who want to have an amazing time in Raleigh.
Address- 2046, Clark Avenue, Raleigh, NC- 27605
Telephone Number- 9197559309
If you are a Furniture Lover, This is the Place to Go at 11:00 am
Acquisitions Ltd is easily the most well known and favored shopping destination for furniture lovers.
Address- 2003, Fairview Road, Raleigh, North Carolina- 27608
Telephone Number- 9197551110
12:00 pm is the Right Time for Adam Cave Fine Art
This fine arts store is perfect for its quality products and reasonable rates. Art aficionados will simply adore this.
Address- 115, 1/2 East Hargett Street, 2nd Floor, Raleigh, NC- 27601
Telephone Number -9198386692
At 2:00 pm, Head out to Alexander Place Promenade
This is a 400,000 square feet shopping arcade which has the best brands and (incidentally) the best prices.
Address- I-540 and US Highway, 70, Raleigh, NC-27617, Brier Creek
3:00 pm: All Star Bike Shop is Perfect for Cycling Enthusiasts
This shop which has been open since the 1970s is the right choice for those who love cycling and live for it
Address- 5003, Falls of Neuse Road, Ste.C, Quail Corners Raleigh NC-27609
Telephone Number- 9198769876
4:00 pm and its Time to Hit the Drinks
Architect Bar and Social House was built during the 1920s and has the best craft beer in town.
Address- 108 1/2 East Hargett Street, Raleigh NC
5:00 pm: The Station at Person Street has Amazing Food
Enjoy some snacks at The Station located at Person Street in Raleigh.
Address- 701, North Person Street (at Pace Street), Raleigh North Carolina
Telephone Number - 9199771567
Napper’s Tandy is a Pub to Beat All Clubs at 6:00 pm
This is a pub which is located at 3 spots in the US including (of course) Raleigh.
Address- 126, North West Street, Raleigh, North Carolina
Telephone Number- 9198335535
7:00 pm and You Head Out to Tyler’s Restaurant and Tap Room
This bar is known for its pork sandwiches and amazing garlic bread and fries.
Address- 18 Seaboard Avenue Street 150 (at Halifax Street), Raleigh NC
Telephone Number- 9193220906
8:00 pm and You Can Get Burgers at Tir na Nog
The delicious vegetable burgers and fries here are second to none. This Irish bar is a gastropub with a difference.
Address- 218, South Blount Street, East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC
Telephone Number- 9198337795
9:00 pm and Natty Greene’s Pub and Brewing is the Destination
Address- 505, West Jones Street, Between Glenwood Avenue and North West Street, Raleigh, NC
Telephone Number- 9192322477
Enjoy A Spot of Drink at the Beer Garden at 10 :00 pm
Address- 614, Glenwood Avenue, Peace Street, Raleigh, North Carolina
Telephone Number- 9193243415
11:00 pm Flying Saucer Draught Emporium is where You Go Next
This amazing bar and pub is known for its delicious food and tasty cocktails. Check out the amazing selection of beer here.
Address- 328, West Morgan Street, at S Harrington Street, Raleigh, NC
Telephone Number- 9198219401
End the Day at a Classic Irish Pub at 12:00 am
This pub offers classic Irish fare and drinks with warm hospitality accompanying this.
Address- 311, Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27603
Telephone Number- 9198332258
Day 2- Tour Guide of Raleigh