Discover the Triangle

Choose Your Favorite Adventure

The Triangle region is filled with fun things to do. Whether you are relocating to Raleigh or are planning your next weekend, use this local area guide to find popular things to do in Raleigh and in nearby towns. If you have questions about the Triangle area, please feel free to call me at 919-422-3794.


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Arts & Culture

Experience the Raleigh area's rich arts and culture. Spend time at numerous art fairs in the suburbs, from Apex's Latino Arts Festival to Wendell's Art Walk, or venture to Downtown Raleigh to explore popular museums. Step back in time at the North Carolina Museum of History, take a tour of the North Carolina State Capitol building, and experience our region's roots at the Fuquay-Varina Museums Complex. The following attractions are essential experiences for any new resident of the Raleigh area.

Must-Visit Cultural Attractions

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Shopping & Dining

Whether you prefer national names or small local businesses, you can find plenty of shops and restaurants in the Raleigh area. At the heart of each community is a thriving downtown packed with shops, cafes, and upscale restaurants run by your neighbors. In addition to these small businesses, many of the Triangle's communities are home to major shopping centers. Choose your next shopping destination from among these premier malls and shopping centers in the Raleigh area.

Must-Visit Shopping Centers

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Entertainment & Nightlife

Day or night, there is always something going on in the Triangle. In our area, the most popular nighttime entertainment venues, which feature everything from concerts to Broadway musicals, are the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, PNC Arena, and the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC). But you don't have to venture far from home to enjoy an award-winning stage play, an exciting concert, or a trendy nightlife scene. Explore these popular bars, breweries, and music venues located close to North Carolina's capital.

Popular Venues

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Outdoor Recreation

You don't need to travel hundreds of miles to enjoy the great outdoors. There are dozens of incredible parks and preserves in the Raleigh area, ranging from quiet neighborhood parks to hundreds of acres of preserved woodlands. Take a leisurely stroll through the JC Raulston Arboretum, spend an afternoon on the boat at Falls Lake, or go hiking along the American Tobacco Trail. You can even take a day trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains or the North Carolina coast. But first, start your adventure in the Triangle's must-see parks and preserves.

Popular Parks


Choose Your Next Adventure: A Home in Raleigh

A home is not just four walls, a roof, and a few bedrooms and bathrooms. A home is a place that you can fill with memories. After a full day of visiting these activities in the Raleigh area, you can come home to a house and a town that you love. If you are searching for your dream home in the Raleigh area, discover the community and the home that speaks to you.

Discover the Triangle's Top Communities