Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina offers something for everyone. For the history buff, Raleigh features several walking tours of their tree-lined, Victorian-era neighborhood listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For the burgeoning student, Raleigh sponsors over 20 free museums, a rich arts district, and is home to North Carolina State University and its college-aged population. If it's outdoor recreation you're after, more than 156 parks and lakes are found in greater Raleigh, along with 39 miles of paths or "greenways" that are specifically designed for jogging, biking, or simply strolling along and taking in the natural splendor and Southern gentility that is Raleigh, North Carolina.
Raleigh is the largest of the cities that compose the North Carolina's Research Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill). It's an area that's been characterized as full of "trees, tees, and Ph.D's."
Raleigh is Old South and New South, down-home and upscale, all in one. The city has agrarian roots in both farming and mining, but today Raleigh thrives on high-tech industries, government, education, service industries, research, and medicine. In addition to North Carolina State, there are six other universities and colleges in town.