Explore Our City
Discover everything there is to love about Raleigh, North Carolina, with Sheraton Raleigh Hotel as your base of operations. Whether you're making plans for things to do in Raleigh this weekend or next month, you'll be glad to know there are plenty of interesting activities every month of the year in our vibrant city. Nestled in the heart of the thriving downtown district, our hotel is within walking distance of the best Raleigh nightlife, culture, shopping, entertainment, music and dining options. From NC State University to the Raleigh Convention Center and Crabtree Valley Mall, you'll be delighted to find so many things to do in Raleigh.
One of the things we love most about this city is its warm, connected community. From taking in the gorgeous views of downtown to taking the family to a weekend farmers' market or catching the latest concert at Duke Energy center, Raleigh promises something for everyone to enjoy.
Immerse yourself in the rich music scene here in Raleigh, NC, with concerts by world-famous singers and groups taking place throughout the year in many venues around our city.
Duke Energy Center
Distance: 0.2 mile / Travel time: 5-minute walk
Watch art come to life at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Just a short walk from Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts is the Southeast's premier artistic performance venue, where you can enjoy plays, symphonies, ballets, concerts and more.
Red Hat Amphitheatre
Distance: 0.2 mile / Travel time: 2-minute walk
The Red Hat Amphitheatre is the place to be for festivals, concerts, and other events. Set in the heart of downtown Raleigh and less than half a mile from Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, it is the perfect place to catch the hottest acts.
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
Distance: 1.6 miles / Travel time: 5 minutes
An award-winning marathon and half marathon complete with a post-race music festival, Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh is perfect for those athletic music lovers out there. With a finish line just steps away from Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, this event is a spring-time favorite for locals and visitors alike.
Voted one of the "Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South" by Southern Living, Raleigh offers some of the finest restaurants and cuisine for even the most discerning palates.
Jimmy V's Osteria & Bar
Distance: 0.2 mile / Travel time: 3-minute walk
Savor local and seasonal dishes with an emphasis on delicious Italian-American comfort foods at Jimmy V's Osteria & Bar on-site at our hotel. Chef Jim Valvano consistently delivers an outstanding dining experience. A percentage of all Jimmy V's Osteria & Bar revenue are donated to the V Foundation.
For our curious, knowledge-seeking visitors, Raleigh boasts a variety of distinguished museums for people of all ages to explore.
Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh
Distance: 0.4 mile / Travel time: 9-minute walk
Raleigh's contemporary art gallery features exhibitions of works by artists of regional, national, and international recognition. Also known as CAM Raleigh, the Museum is a collaboration between the College of Design, North Carolina State University and the City Museum of Contemporary Art.
North Carolina Museum of Art
Distance: 6 miles / Travel time: 13 minutes
After opening its doors in 1956, the North Carolina Museum of Art has established itself as one of the Southeast's preeminent museums. Home to an art collection spanning more than 5,000 years, the Museum features more than 40 galleries, an amphitheatre for outdoor performances, and a variety of exhibitions.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Distance: 0.8 mile / Travel time: 5-minute drive or 11-minute walk
Founded in 1879, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the oldest established museum in North Carolina and also the largest museum of its kind in the Southeast. Since 2013, it has been North Carolina's most popular museum among visitors.
North Carolina Museum of History
Distance: 0.9 mile / Travel time: 5-minute drive or 10-minute walk
Admission is free at the North Carolina Museum of History, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The Museum hosts educational programs for children and families as well as craft demonstrations, music concerts, and other events for both visitors and members.
- State Museum of History
- Marbles Kids Museum and IMAX Theater
- Pope House Museum
- City of Raleigh Museum
One of the top shopping destinations in North Carolina and the southeast region, Downtown Raleigh, NC, offers fashionistas plenty of things to do.
Distance: 3 miles / Travel time: 8-minute drive
Cameron Village has more than 100 stores for visitors to explore, as well as restaurants and bars. If you're looking for a unique and cultured shopping experience, make sure Cameron Village is on your list.
Crabtree Valley Mall
Distance: 5.8 miles / Travel time: 15-minute drive
The Crabtree Valley Mall has more than 220 stores, including exclusive outlets and designer shops. Take a culinary tour around the world in dozens of restaurants, including P.F. Chang's, Brio, and The Cheesecake Factory.
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel is conveniently located at the heart of our community.
WALK TO THE RALEIGH CONVENTION CENTER
Distance: Less than a one-minute walk
Discover the Raleigh Convention Center - a 500,000-square-feet, three-level building that hosts meetings, expos, banquets, and conventions of all kinds - just steps from our hotel.
North Carolina State University
Distance: 2.3 miles / Travel time: 9-minute drive
Home of the Wolfpack, NC State University is a public research university with more than 34,000 students, making it the Carolinas' largest university. NC State has dozens of interesting things to do throughout the year, including sports games, orchestras, plays and visiting speakers.
- Meredith College
- Peace College
- Shaw University