April 2021, Issue I
A vibrant, colorful mural of a train, with artists surrounding it
Cary, N.C., Celebrates 150 Years of History
On April 3, the Town of Cary celebrated 150 years of history, culture and community. Read up on Cary's railroad roots and why the future is so bright for this not-so-small-anymore neighbor to Raleigh. READ ARTICLE
15 Gardens and Parks to Explore This Spring
Pathways through WRAL Azalea Gardens' lush, pine tree forest setting
The days are longer, the weather is warmer and the flowers are blooming—sure signs of spring in the Raleigh area! Use this list to find azaleas, roses and more outdoor beauty in the City of Oaks. READ MORE
The Best Restaurants in Cary
A mushroom and cheese pizza sitting in front of a wood-fired grill
From bakery shops to pizza spots, Cary's reputation as an eating and drinking destination is certainly on the rise. Find out what's good and what's new to help prioritize stops on your next visit! SEE LIST
How the Performing Arts are Returning to the Stage in Raleigh, N.C.
Ira David Wood III acting in a live theatre production
More than a year after most performing arts stages around the world went dark, these Raleigh area organizations and venues are ready for a comeback. Find out how they plan to put on entertaining (and safe) events for all! READ ARTICLE
Our State Magazine: Cast in a New Light at the Rodin Garden
Rodin garden at the North Carolina Museum of Art at night, light reflecting off of the reflection pond
At the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, one of America's biggest collections from renowned French artist Auguste Rodin—including 30 sculptures—awaits visitors. READ ARTICLE
Weekly Dine Out Downtown Series Continues
Dine Out Downtown Mask Up and Join Us graphic
One thing from 2020 we're glad is here to stay: more outdoor dining! This weekly series on Sat. evenings in downtown Raleigh features streets closed to car traffic, extra outdoor seating and live music (plus great spring weather!). GET DETAILS
Exterior of The Umstead Hotel and Spa, with a pool in the foreground
Book a Stay: The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Forbes Travel Guide recently named The Umstead Hotel, its restaurant Herons and The Umstead Spa as Five-Star award winners, the highest-achievable ranking! Plan a trip for this gem in Cary. DETAILS
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
N.C. is in Phase 3 of its plan to slow the spread of COVID-19. For information and helpful resources, visit our COVID-19 response portal, here.

Featured Photos 
Beautiful skyline of downtown Raleigh with Moore Square park in the foreground Chocolate chip cookie being held up in front of a La Farm Bakery logo mural
A couple sitting in the middle of a bar with lots of liquor bottles lining the walls, floor to ceiling Shimmering pond on a sunny day at the North Carolina Museum of Art

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