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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“THE park to visit in Raleigh. It's a forest in the middle of the city with countless trail options. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Nice hiking and biking area. Very large park, doesn't feel you are in a city at all.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Food
“Spacious brewery with a great selection of beers. Indoor and outdoor seating, family and dog friendly, a favorite of locals.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Fresh made breakfast combos and breads; Housed next to a Whole Foods, so you can do grocery shopping as well ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“An extensive shopping center with NC favorite restaurants, movies, and more!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Entertainment
“A renowned performance venue with beautiful walking trails around a lake. Check their schedule for incredible events! During the summer they have low cost outdoor movies once a week!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great spot for dinner! This is right downtown Apex and it's great for dinner and drinks!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Lots of shops and restaurants here including a Target, a Movie Theater, TJ Maxx, Pier One”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Farm-to-table locavore with gorgeous outdoor seating and great indoor ambiance. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“My favorite place to walk, run, hike, kayak. It is a beautiful park with many different things to do. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“Raleigh's urban state park, great trails for running and hiking, offers canoe and boat rental and even camping. This is the center of the Research Triangle, geographically, but feels miles away from all. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best chicken and waffles. Homemade biscuits and jam. Great local haunt for a southern flair and even counter eating diner style. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Lakefront park with a variety of trails, boathouse with rentals, athletic fields, playground etc. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cinema
“Nicely restored old movie theater with coffee & snack shop. Has an interesting mix of current, older, foreign, various theme movies, live concerts & comedy acts. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
  • 2 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Nice local park for walks. Very dog friendly. Great hills so you can get your heart rate up. Wear bug spray if you go on the lower end.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great spot for dinner! This is right downtown Apex and it's great for dinner and drinks!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Farm-to-table locavore with gorgeous outdoor seating and great indoor ambiance. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best chicken and waffles. Homemade biscuits and jam. Great local haunt for a southern flair and even counter eating diner style. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Best bang for the buck meals. Excellent fish-n-chips. Open late most evenings, when most other places have closed. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very authentic Chinese restaurant, not the stereotypical takeout or buffet place. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food, on the small side, but they also have an upstairs that overlooks Salem Street. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“PHENOMENAL BBQ!!!! - Voted the best in the state for 2015! - Best of all - it is cheap and the portions are beyond generous! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend

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