Raleigh, North Carolina is a top destination for those who are seeking some southern comfort and hospitality. With so many things to do in this beautiful and diverse city, it’s a great spot to stop in—even just for a weekend. From college campus’, to great restaurants, concert venues and festivals, Raleigh is an especially perfect place for young adults traveling and seeking a new place to go. Below is a list of some of the best events that are coming up in Raleigh as well as top things to do in the “City of Oaks.”

1.     Concerts

There are a bunch of different concert venues available in Raleigh—some indoors and some outside where you can enjoy the fabulous weather that Raleigh has to offer. Just this Friday alone, Keith Urban and Brian Wilson will be performing! Some of the concert venues in Raleigh include Coastal Credit Union Park, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and the Red Hat Amphitheater. Whether you prefer country or other musical genres, there are so many options to choose from! There are concerts throughout the week and on the weekends, too, so there is not an excuse to not enjoy one!

2.     Restaurants

This week, August 15th to August 21st, is Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week. For $20-$30 a ticket, patrons have the opportunity to taste the various types of food found in Raleigh. At this year’s event, there’s a Do-It-Yourself Progressive Dinner choice. In this option, customers have the ability to visit a variety of restaurants for each course. This way, so many more restaurants may be tried throughout the week! Not only are there dinner options, but lunch options as well. This is located at 120 S. Wilmington Street, right in the heart of Raleigh. There is another event, called “Global Eats” that takes place on the third Tuesday of every month. For $8, customers may try various ethnic cuisines and takes place at the Compass Rose Brewery. Talk about a great deal!

3.     College Visits

For young adults and families on the college hunt, Raleigh has SO many schools! Among these are North Carolina State University, Wake Technical Community College, Shaw University, Meredith College, William Peace University, St. Augustine’s University, and many more.

4.     Night Life

Finally, don’t miss the thriving nightlife!. As an up and coming city in North Carolina, Raleigh draws many young adults and young professionals beginning their careers.

Raleigh is known as a city with a “small town” feel, which makes it ideal for those seeking a city that is not too overwhelming. This makes it an ideal location for those beginning their careers and adjusting to life post-grad. Families and young adults alike have found Raleigh an incredible place to live and tourists  have had the same reaction even after just visiting!