Destination Guide

Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh is a colorful and historical Mecca of cultural activities. The BTI Center for the Performing Arts is home to the renowned North Carolina Symphony and plays host to Broadway touring shows, opera and ballet. The State's museums of History and Natural Sciences are both free. Exploris, a children's museum centered around global awareness, is the first of its kind in the world. Durham, the "City of Medicine," is home to the prestigious Duke University Medical Center, but it's not all about business. There are plenty of ways to have fun here too. Shop at historic Brightleaf Square, full of locally owned shops, restaurants and galleries. James Kennedy Antiques, Ltd., Simply Hip Boutique and Taverna Nikos Greek Restaurant are just a sample of what this shopping district has to offer.