Although North Carolina has been my home state for the past 30 years, I have never been to Raleigh. It is the capital city and known in my part of the state as a great place for weekend excursions. The Raleigh Visitors Bureau has set up a website to highlight all the things you can do in the area. There are all sorts of concerts, theatrical performances, museum exhibits, and special shopping events taking place in the Raleigh area over the next few months. One of the highlights is a Celtic Halloween celebration taking place on 27 Oct. After poking around on the site for a few minutes, I'm already psyched about planning a family weekend or maybe a road trip with my gal pals.
The pages for the individual events have a great layout. For instance, if you go to the page for the NC Theatre's production of "Man of La Mancha", you will find more than just dates and times. There is also a list of nearby hotels, restaurants, and other attractions so that you can plan your weekend around the show without running all over town. This is very helpful when you are unfamiliar with a city.
If you go to the site right now, you can register to win a FREE Raleigh getaway. The prize package includes tickets to hotel accommodations, a restaurant gift certificate, and tickets to several attractions including the theater. There is also a Fall Weekends in Raleigh page that will list the upcoming events to help you plan your own Fall Getaway if you don't win one. Good luck!