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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“THE park to visit in Raleigh. It's a forest in the middle of the city with countless trail options. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“We are very close to the Falls Lake State Recreation Area which covers 5,035 acres along the shores of 12,410-acre Falls Lake.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
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“A super cozy and comfy coffee shop in North Raleigh. They have a cute outdoor market every weekend and the best mini-donuts of all time. If you venture this far, make sure you snag that avocado toast.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Awesome brewery. Within walking distance. Roof top bar is worth checking out. Monday night half off wings! Local neighborhood sports bar.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“237-acre preserve with woodlands, lakes & wildlife, plus hiking & mountain biking trails & fishing. (GOOG)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Unique French shopping mall and tasty variety of restaurants with a coffee shop.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“This is one of my favorite, convenient, hiking trails. This park is HUGE and has a nice lake/picnic spot right in the middle. The hikes can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on your time frame!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Italian food with a huge salad bar and lunch and/or dinner buffet. They have the best pizza around!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“One of our favorite dinner spots. Large menu with almost every option. Everything on the menu that we have tried has been fantastic. Good bar menu as well. You will not be disappointed!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“About four blocks from house - you could walk there if weather is nice. Local brewery on White Street (main drag of Wake Forest). ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This rather famous gallery is just a few miles down the road. Their gift shop sells local one of a kind household goods, artwork, pottery, jewelry. They also sell plants. Check their website for the occasional exhibits and events. Sometimes they have a food truck or two (but call or check their website.) ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great South American food and atmosphere. Outside tables and hammocks in the waiting area. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Walk along White Street and checkout all the art shops and cafes. The Cotton Company is a great shop for finding hostess gifts and one of a kind trinkets.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“One block away from the Stroud House, this was the original home of Wake Forest University. Beautiful campus, and a nice evening stroll.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Amazing food...love the cilantro jalapeno hummus. Great place for a quick meal or take to go.”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Food, drinks, business or pleasure... All around great place to go for lunch or dinner. Within walking distance (if you are not wearing heels). Proper dress required.”
  • 2 locals recommend