Experience Raleigh and Cary

Sanctuary At Yates Mill


Discover the Excitement


Enjoy Raleigh’s trendy downtown life, with an eclectic mix of restaurants, shopping and spirited nightlife, this area attracts hipsters of all ages. The downtown area houses a bevy of galleries, trendy boutiques, home furnishings stores, family-friendly restaurants and spirited nightclubs.






A day at Historic Yates Mill County Park offers visitors kayaking and boating experiences and demonstrations that interpret and preserve American agricultural heritage, environmental resources, and history through educational programs, events and exhibits. The park consists of a 174-acre wildlife refuge, an environmental research center and the last operable water-powered gristmill in Wake County.




PNC Arena


Located just 4.6 miles away, the PNC Arena has held over 1,500 events for audiences of all ages. NCAA Basketball Tournaments, NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Disney on Ice, Paul McCartney, Pavarotti, Patti LaBelle, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, USHRA Monster Jam, NHL Entry Draft, Jeopardy College Championship, just to name a few.





The North Carolina State Fair is a first-class, family-oriented entertainment and educational event occurring each October in Raleigh.The Fair is the largest event in the state of N.C. and we are the largest 11-day agriculture event in the nation, surpassing 1 million visitors to the 2010 State Fair.





opened November 30, 2008 as the largest performing arts center in the Carolinas. The DPAC hosts over 200 performances a year including touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the American Dance Festival. Operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), DPAC has twice been listed as the #1 forming arts organization in the Triangle region by the Triangle Business Journal.





If you enjoy live music, check the schedule of some of the amphitheaters.  There are several in the area such as Walnut Creek AmphitheatreRed Hat Amphitheatre and Koka Booth Amphitheatre.  You can find a wide variety of music at these venues throughout the summer and prices of tickets vary depending on the performers.  Open air concerts is one of my favorite parts of summer!





The NCMA has something for everyone! In addition to its wonderful collection of art, the museum hosts several special events and programs throughout the summer. After spending some time in the galleries, I highly recommend taking a walk around the beautiful Museum Park where you can check out more than a dozen works of art. Afterwards, hang out for one of NCMA’s outdoor summer films or an outdoor concert in the amphitheatre. Admission to the Museum’s permanent collection and Museum Park is free, however, there is a charge for some special exhibitions and programs, such as concerts, films, classes, and performances.





At NC State, ideas become solutions. We unite bold thought with purposeful action and use the results to overcome society’s grand challenges. NC State is a powerhouse in science, technology, engineering and math. We lead in agriculture, education, textiles, business and natural resources management. We’re at the forefront of teaching and research in design, the humanities and the social sciences. And we’re home to one of the world’s best colleges of veterinary medicine.



Enjoy the close proximity to all that downtown Raleigh has to offer with an eclectic mix of restaurants, boutiques, live music, shopping, spirited nightlife, creative arts, cultural events, live music, local breweries, museums, amphitheaters, Pullen Park, PNC Arena, NC State University, NC State Capitol, Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts and so much more!