Things to do in Raleigh

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Plan a trip to Raleigh, with events, things to do, foodie news, and other interesting things about our capital.

Reptile and Amphibian Day at NC Museum of Natural Science

Explore the museum and celebrate the twenty-fifth annual Reptile and Amphibian Day – the nation’s largest and most popular event dedicated to hopping, slithering, and crawling critters!

There will be presentations in the Daily Planet Theater and the Windows on the World stage throughout the day, as well as dozens of exhibits featuring live animals, crafts and activities! This event is perfect for all ages — from the youngest tadpoles to the oldest tortoises.

St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Join in on the fun at the parade, followed by a festival celebrating St Patrick’s Day most of Saturday. The parade starts near the hotel at 10am, with some roads near the hotel blocked off starting Friday evening, so be aware that travel times may take longer than normally expected on Friday and Saturday.

Raleigh Convention Boat show

Large boat show held in the same convention center, basement floor. Like the parade, this may have an impact on travel times to and from the convention.

Nuv Yug India Fest

Raleigh’s Nuv Yug Team is excited to announce 17th annual fun filled India Fest event, held during the weekend of March 14-15, 2020.
Come and Experience Indian Cultural Arts through Fun Dances, Music, Fashion, Crafts, Cuisine and Exhibition. The event is free and open to the public.

Getting around Raleigh

The R-Line is a free bus that takes you to many of the points of interest and eateries in the Raleigh area. The trip takes approximately 30 minutes, with a pickup approximately every 15 minutes.

The complete list of stops and route map can be found here, with R13 located directly in front of the convention center (opposite side from the hotel). Note that the R-Line may not be running to all stops on Friday and Saturday due to the St Patrick’s Day parade.

Other points of interest

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