Halfway between the North Carolina mountains and the ocean, Raleigh, “City of Oaks,” brings a champion fusion of exciting entrepreneurship and Southern charm. It’s all about big-city horizons under small-town skies. 100 Things to Do in Raleigh Before You Die is a handpicked itinerary of the most inviting attractions including hidden gems, suggested itineraries and insider’s tips to your old favorites. Local author and lifelong Raleigh resident, Alli Hurley, has scoured the city to compile the most inspiring and diverse destinations. Her guide offers a window to the soul of Raleigh, pulling you toward both the familiar favorites and unsung heroes that bolster the backbone of this friendly and authentic city. From the happening streets of Downtown to the serene shores of Falls Lake, Raleigh has hundreds of things to offer the dynamic people who visit or stay for good.