The Raleigh-Durham Area

Things to do in The Raleigh-Durham Area

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

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

Sleek wine bar

Cigar-friendly club

Fancy burgers, shrimp and grits

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.

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

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

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

Opens mid-October.