The Raleigh-Durham Area

The Raleigh-Durham Area Travel Guide

Opens mid-October.

Sleek wine bar

Come November, tickets that haven’t been snapped up by students are available to the public.

Cigar-friendly club

The museum doubles as a de facto shrine to alum Michael Jordan (old jerseys included).

Take part in hands-on science exhibits or catch a space show where the first NASA astronauts trained.

Fancy burgers, shrimp and grits

The gallery is owned by Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former senator John Edwards.

In season (if you’ve bought tickets far in advance), catch the Tar Heels playing basketball at the University of North Carolina.

Bar in a renovated bank. This lively bar occupies a former Wells Fargo bank. The owners kept the bulletproof teller windows and the main vault, where bartenders serve beer and Jagermeister shots on Saturday nights.