Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina, offers the advantages of a big city with the friendliness of a small town. As a part of the Research Triangle area, Raleigh is home to many Fortune 500 technology, research, and pharmaceutical companies.  

Things to Do in Raleigh

Whether you enjoy good food, music, sports, shopping, art, or the outdoors, there is always something for you to do here! The temperature is mild with all four seasons (average: high 21 degrees Celsius, low 8 degrees Celsius).  Raleigh is conveniently located two hours from both the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains, which makes weekend trips easy and accessible.

OIS Resources

The Office of International Services (OIS) has a large list of fun places to visit in Raleigh. Where will you go?


visitRaleigh is the ultimate resource to find upcoming events, restaurants, and things to do in Raleigh.

Where is raleigh, exactly?

Map of U.S. with Raleigh, New York, Miami, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta marked.

To New York: 504 mi., 811 km
To Miami: 799 mi., 1286 km

To Washington, D.C.: 278 mi., 447 km
To Atlanta: 407 mi., 655 km

Raleigh is a great place to live, work, and study!

No. 5

Best U.S. Cities for College Students

American Institute for Economic Research, 2017

No. 3

Best U.S. Cities for Young Professionals

Forbes, 2016

No. 1

Best Big Cities: Best in the Southeast

Money, 2016

Raleigh Resources