Considering a trip to Raleigh, North Carolina for the annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon? Rest assured the city offers plenty of fun and entertainment beyond the course. Planning a trip to the capital city is made easy with this brag list of The Best Things to Do in Raleigh.
CHEER ON THE CAROLINA HURRICANES
As Raleigh’s own National Hockey League team, the Carolina Hurricanes rose into the spotlight when they won their first Stanley Cup during the 2005-2006 season. Since then the team has been a regular at the Stanley Cup playoffs. In 2012, the team’s seven game winning stream was officially recognized by the North Carolina Hall of Fame’s “Great Moments.”
CELEBRATE CRAFT BEER MONTH IN APRIL
The month of April is officially recognized as N.C. Beer Month. The city has been giving world renowned craft brew capitals like Boulder, Colorado a run for its money thanks to a burgeoning local brewery presence. Throughout the month visitors can enjoy special events, sample beers from all over the globe. Raleigh is currently home to more than 25 breweries and continues to grow daily.
CATCH AN OUTDOOR CONCERT
Unbeknownst to many, Raleigh is home to the most live music settings in all of N.C. That means the highest number of bands, venues, genres and live dates available in the whole state! When the weather turns warm there’s a surge in outdoor concerts, so be sure to check for the many free outdoor series’ offered spring through fall. Most importantly, the Finish Line headliner concert takes place in Red Hat Amphitheater, one of Raleigh’s most popular concert venues.
BRUSH UP ON YOUR HISTORY AT ONE THE DOWNTOWN MUSEUMS
Raleigh museums were ranked among The 25 Best Museums in America featured in Business Insider’s August 2016 edition. The city offers more than 20 museums for visitors to visit and learn many different sides of the history behind the great state.
ROCK ‘N’ RUN (DUH!)
The annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh event brings a half marathon and 5K to town each year. A running festival like no other, the event brings together thousands of participants and spectators to cheer them from start to finish. In addition, participants are treated to live bands and cheer squads on course form local groups before finishing strong outside Red Hat Amphitheater for a rockin’ headliner concert.
There’s a whole world of fun and adventure waiting to be explored in the capital city. Mark your calendar and get to Raleigh to see it all up close!