Downtown Raleigh sits a few miles east of North Carolina State University and is home to Saint Augustine’s University. There are several major attractions in the city, such as the Red Hat Amphitheater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh Convention Center, and the North Carolina State Capitol. The Warehouse District offers indie art spaces, while the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences features family-friendly animal exhibits.
Downtown is a thriving commercial hub filled with tourist attractions, top-notch restaurants, and historic sites and museums. Residents and visitors alike flock to the Pit on West Davie Street for authentic barbeque and to Beasley’s Chicken + Honey for fried chicken and waffles and other Southern classics. For even more dining options, check out the establishments on Glenwood Avenue.