Founded in 1792 as a new capital for North Carolina, and named for Sir Walter Raleigh – whose image crops up in all sorts of unlikely places around the city – Raleigh remains a somewhat staid government town with major sprawl issues. Downtown is undeniably handsome, though, and is home to some top-notch (and free!) museums and galleries, while the food and music scenes are on a definite upswing.
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