June 2021, Issue II
Back exterior of The Umstead Hotel, with the pool in the foreground
Top 'Treat Yourself' Retreats to Book for a Summer Weekend in Raleigh, N.C.
All signs point to the summer being a big one for travel. Browse these weekend getaway ideas for a trip to the Raleigh and Cary area and book your stay in one of the area's most unique hotels! SEE IDEAS
20 Favorite Brunch Spots in Raleigh, N.C.
A delicious-looking plate of chicken and waffles with syrup
Weekends are meant to be brunched on! A perfect opportunity to reunite with friends and family over muffins and mimosas, we've rounded up 20 local favorites for your next outing in the City of Oaks. SEE LIST
Raleigh, N.C., Celebrates Pride Month in June
All Are Welcome mural
The City of Oaks celebrates Pride Month, with events all month long! Pride Fest (June 12) brings festivities to downtown Raleigh's Moore Square, Pride is a Highway (June 27) hosts a celebratory car parade and more events dot the calendar. SEE CALENDAR
Event: Capital City Juneteenth Celebration, June 16-20
Downtown Raleigh skyline
A virtual event from the North Carolina Museum of History, sidewalk art at the North Carolina State Capitol, a festival at Dorothea Dix Park with live music, food and speakers and more! GET DETAILS
Event: N.C. Hops Festival, June 12-13
N.C. Hops Fest logo
Festivals and big events are back in Raleigh, N.C. (and we can't wait to see you!). This new beer festival at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds will feature live music, local makers, food trucks and more than 100 N.C.-brewed beers. GET DETAILS
Live Music Returns to Two Major Raleigh Area Venues
Photo of a nighttime concert in an amphitheater with a large crowd
Calendars are filling up and live music venues across the Raleigh area stirring back to life. That includes two key outdoor venues—Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Theater in the Museum Park at Raleigh’s North Carolina Museum of Art and Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre. SEE WHAT'S AHEAD
Our State Magazine: N.C. By Train (Fourth Stop, Raleigh)
Ground-to-roof glass window exterior of Raleigh Union Station
Opened in 2018, Raleigh's marvelous Union Station is a destination in its own right, but some of the state's best restaurants, museums and nightlife spots sit just steps away and make for easy car-free exploring. GET ITERNARY
Amped Up Music Series at Red Hat Amphitheater
Amped Up Music Series logo with a cartoonish illustration of the downtown Raleigh skyline in the background
Nestled in the shadows of Raleigh's skyline, the 5,500-seat Red Hat Amphitheater is back in action for the first time since 2019. Amped Up Music Series is a weekly, Thurs.-night concert series (tickets are just $5!). SEE SCHEDULE
Last Chance: Art in Bloom at the North Carolina Museum of Art
A colorful, artistic display of orange, pink and yellow flowers in a museum hall
Opening weekend (June 3-6) of this favorite annual event is sold out, but tickets remain for June 10-13. More than 30 floral arrangements—interpreting pieces of the museum's collection—have been installed by world-class designers and florists! READ MORE
Marbles Outdoor Adventures
Plan a Trip! Marbles Outdoor Adventures

Celebrate the great outdoors in June at Marbles Kids Museum. Play your way through nature and outdoor-inspired exhibits and top off your day at the museum with Into America’s Wild at Marbles IMAX! 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
Featured Photos 
Downtown Raleigh skyline A delicious-looking plate of banana pudding with a plate of BBQ in the background
View of a pond from a wooden, elevated boardwalk over the water NHL Carolina Hurricanes mural that says Take Warning

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