Retire in Raleigh

Activities and Culture

Learn about Raleigh's' popular activities and culture.

Activities

Outside all of the benefits of living in a city, Raleigh's 20+ golf courses help it land on Golf.com's 50 best golf cities. Once May hits, a few hour drive to the beautiful Wrightsville Beach is quite common among the Raleigh natives.

At a glance

Bowling Alleys:

6

Movie Theaters:

12

Casinos:

0

Public Libraries:

13

Malls:

7

Shooting Ranges:

2

Sports Teams within 60 Miles:

1

Closest Beach:

Wrightsville Beach (131 miles away)

Closest Skiing:

Wintergreen Resort (198 miles away)

Golf courses and country clubs:

20

Universities:

8

  • Area
  • National Average

Food

Food Summary

Raleigh's food scene can definitely go toe to toe with some of the bigger cities on our list. With a vast amount of international offerings, foodies can enjoy top notch cuisine without leaving the comfort of their city. Of course, what would a city in North Carolina be without some good old fashioned BBQ? Raleigh's got you covered there, too.

  • Restaurants

    1824
  • Bars

    72
  • Local Specialty

    BBQ

Culture

Culture Summary

Residents of Raleigh are fortunate to have a great deal of cultural offerings at their disposal. For those who enjoy museums, the North Carolina Museums of Art, History, and Natural Sciences are all located within the city. Locals with a passion for the performing arts spend their time at The North Carolina Symphony, the Carolina Ballet, and the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, just to name a few. Concertgoers can also see outdoor shows at the Red Hat Amphitheater during the warmer months.

  • Total performing arts companies

    20
  • Museums

    9
  • Historical Sites

    4
  • Zoos and Botanical Gardens

    4
  • Vineyards

    0

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