Things to do, places to dine and places to stay safely right now
August 2020
A couple boating on a lake at William B. Umstead State Park
Welcoming You Back to Raleigh, N.C.—Safely
We truly miss having visitors around. We miss your energy and your inquisitiveness, your questions and your delight. In Raleigh, N.C., the welcome mat is always out for you, and our hospitality community can't wait to say hello. Here's what you can expect—what's open and what safety guidelines are in place—on your next visit to the area:
How to Taste Downtown Raleigh's Best Restaurants Right Now
A delicious-looking bowl of chef Ashley Christensen's famous macaroni au gratin
Downtown Raleigh's critically-acclaimed restaurant scene is still open, working harder than ever to serve great food to great people—you're invited to dig in! SEE LIST
Count On Me NC-Certified Hotels
An inviting, double-bed hotel room
Planning a trip to Raleigh, N.C.? Many hotels have been certified under the Count On Me NC program, a statewide health initiative that trains businesses to help keep both employees and guests safe from COVID-19. SEE LIST
How to Bike from Raleigh to Durham Using the East Coast Greenway
A photo of outdoor art at the North Carolina Museum of Art Park and a photo of a bike leaning on a tree at the park
It's now possible to bike between Raleigh and Durham exclusively using greenways. The 45-mile ride is a rewarding challenge and an incredible way to explore on two wheels! SEE LIST
"Daughter," a New Album from Lydia Loveless, is Out Sept. 25
Lydia Loveless singing with a guitar in front of a crowd
You might think that releasing a new record in the middle of a pandemic would be less than ideal. Local Americana artist Lydia Loveless, however, has seen life and music during quarantine a bit differently.
Fly Confident. Fly RDU.
Fly Confident at RDU International Airport

RDU International Airport has been hard at work deploying new safety measures around the terminals. On your next visit, look for new distancing signage, hand-sanitizing stations and much more. READ MORE

COVID-19 Advisory
A “Safer-at-Home” order is in effect in N.C. For information and helpful resources, visit our COVID-19 response portal, here.

Featured Photos 
Downtown Raleigh skyline View of the Warehouse District in downtown Raleigh from Boylan Bridge
A woman riding her bike through the beautiful North Carolina Museum of Art Park A plate of vegan chicken nuggets and waffle fries at Pure Juicery Bar

Pictured (clockwise from top left)
Downtown Raleigh@antionneking
Warehouse District, downtown Raleigh@anthony_kago
Pure Juicery Bar, Cary@purejuicerybar
Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park, North Carolina Museum of Art@raleighhiddengems

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