Raleigh, North Carolina is a capital city with a hometown feel. This city is a budding center of innovation and entrepreneurship; the vibe can be felt through unique farm to table restaurants, local boutique shops, and tech companies popping up throughout the Research Triangle Park (RTP). This area is also surrounded with lakes and hiking trails perfect for the nature lover.
Weather: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter - Raleigh experiences all four seasons. The optimal time to visit Raleigh is in the spring (March - May) and fall (October - November) seasons when the weather is mild and beautiful. Summers tend to be hot and humid, and 1-5 inches snowfall may occur during the winter months.
Basic Style Etiquette for Men and Women: Women should pack business casual/formal and/or leisure casual attire depending on the purpose of your trip.Raleigh is typically a driving city, if you are female and driving, high heels are acceptable, however if you are walking in the city center, short pumps or walking shoes are recommended. Men should pack business casual/formal and/or leisure attire depending on the purpose of your trip.
For other suggested activities: pack hiking and workout gear.
Culture: Most people in Raleigh tend to be transplants from all over the United States. Regardless of their origin, their inner Southern charm still comes out.
Shopping: The style in Raleigh is very versatile depending on your trip purpose and the season. Papilia will provide you with shopping recommendations prior to departure.
Some Suggested Activities:
Umstead Park- This park is a gem in the middle of Raleigh. Lush with trees and trails; the Umstead provides visitors with camping grounds, access to fishing, rock climbing and horseback riding.
Find a Festival - You are guaranteed to find a unique festival any time of year. A variety events celebrating international culture, arts, food trucks, craft beer, artisans, and music are guaranteed to stimulate your senses and make you smile.
Art Galleries - Explore over 20 art galleries peppered throughout Downtown Raleigh and its surrounding areas. Appreciate a variety of artistic perspectives, talk with the artists, and take the opportunity to buy a piece that resonates with you.
If you’re a foodie: You are in store for a special treat. Many restaurants offer farm to table creations such as Stanbury. Other restaurants such as Chucks and Beasley's Chicken and Waffles offer a southern twist on your favorite classics. You DO NOT want to miss out on Raleigh's foodie scene.