Things To Do In Raleigh, NC

Modern technology meets a rich cultural history. This is the essence of Raleigh, NC a blossoming Southern city on the forefront of innovation with deep roots in art, food, architecture and so much more.

When you visit Raleigh, NC you feel an energy that reminds you of a big city, but with the warmth and charm of your hometown. We want to be the first stop on your journey, welcoming you with luxurious rooms and suites and on-site amenities. Unpack and explore Raleigh’s rich bounty of cultural attractions and things to do.

NC State University

Are you visiting with a prospective student? Are you an alumni coming back for homecoming weekend? Exploring the largest four-year institution in North Carolina might take some time, but it’s well worth it. From NCAA games to the Centennial Campus to the historical Holladay Hall, the StateView Hotel is conveniently located to provide easy access to all NC State University has to offer. Book a guided visit or explore on your own – our staff can point you to the most historic, iconic, and unique places on the NCSU campus.

PNC Arena

If you’ve never been to a National Hockey League game, your Raleigh visit is the perfect time. Carolina Hurricane fans are as passionate as they are polite, and soon you’ll be on your feet cheering the next goal along with the rest of the crowd! A wide range of performances takes place at Raleigh’s PNC Arena as well. From headliners like Taylor Swift to family events like Disney on Ice, the PNC Arena bring world-class entertainment to the City of Oaks.

Coastal Credit Union Music Park

When was the last time you stared up at a starry night sky, surrounded by good friends and music from your favorite band? It’s time to recreate that moment with a visit to Coastal Credit Union Music Park. From Weezer to Zac Brown Band to Journey, you’ll find your favorites old and new delivering electric performances throughout the year. Check the iconic amphitheater’s outdoor concert calendar and you won’t be disappointed!

North Carolina Museum of Art

As the first major museum formed by state legislation and funding, NC Museum of Art is no stranger to breaking new ground. With over 40 galleries and a dozen major artworks, admission to the permanent collection is free and is a must-see for all Raleigh visitors.

Carter Finley Stadium

Get tickets to the next NC State Wolfpack game and see for yourself how they earned the name! With seating for more than 57,000 die-hard fans, Carter Finley Stadium is the home of NCSU’s legendary football program. Whether you’re a loyal Wolfpack fan or traveling to cheer on the visiting team, you’ll quickly get caught up in the buzz of energy that reverberates throughout the stadium on game day.

North Carolina State Fairgrounds

The exciting North Carolina State Fair runs for 10 days in October, but don’t fret if you missed it – there are plenty more events taking place on the state fairgrounds throughout the year. Flea markets, horse shows, Christmas celebrations, car auctions – you name it, the fairgrounds has it!

Downtown Dining

With more than 165 restaurants and bars, Raleigh consistently ranks in top 10 places to live. It’s also one of the top 10 cities for beer lovers and is ranked sixth out of the 100 most adventurous cities in America. Sound like a fun time? We think so.

Downtown Shopping

With more than a dozen art galleries and endless furniture, clothing, and antique boutiques, you’ll never run out of places to shop in downtown Raleigh. Ask the front desk staff for their insider, local recommendation, and you’ll be living like a local in downtown Raleigh!

Lake Raleigh

Step outside, breathe in the fresh North Carolina air, and Raleigh’s best outdoor activities. Located in the backyard of the StateView Hotel, the picture-perfect Lake Raleigh offers a serene setting for a scenic stroll, calm waters for canoeing and kayaking, and great public fishing areas. Take a quiet morning walk alongside Lake Raleigh the Centennial Greenway, where you’ll find picturesque views, paved walkways, and exercise station.

William B. Umstead State Park

For an immersive outdoor experience, don’t miss the 6,000-acre William B. Umstead State Park, located just 20 minutes from the StateView Hotel. With gorgeous hiking trails, shady picnic areas, and rowboat rentals, Umstead State Park offers some of Raleigh’s best outdoor activities for nature enthusiasts.

Lonnie Poole Golf Course

Does the name Arnold Palmer sound familiar? How would you like to break out the clubs for a casual round on a golf course designed by the legend himself? For most golf enthusiasts, this is a dream come true! With sweeping views of the Raleigh skyline, you’ll drive and putt the best you ever have in your life. It’s just a matter of time until you go pro, especially if you have the chance to practice on a course of this caliber. The best part? It’s right outside our hotel doors. Pack your clubs!