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Raleigh, North Carolina, with its stately tree-lined streets and antebellum homes, looks every bit the sleepy southern city. On closer examination, the city's sleepy outside is home to a vibrant city rich in the arts, outdoor activities, fine dining, exciting events and festivals.

8 Great Things to do in Raleigh in February

Raleigh Arts

Le Miserables, at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Victor Hugo’s tragic love story will take center stage from February 11 to 23, bringing the Broadway musical to life in North Carolina.

The Lion in Winter, at the Theater in the Park. King Henry Plantagenet needs to name an heir, while his wife and sons conspire to be the one chosen. The show runs from February 14 to March 2.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, at the Fletcher Opera Theater. The Carolina Ballet brings this classical canon to life February 13 to March 2.

Raleigh Museums

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution, daily through March 23, 2014. Discover the unique wonders of this colorful species native only to New Guinea and Australia.

The North Carolina Museum of Art shares Close to Home: A Decade of Acquisitions. This special exhibit highlights works by North Carolinians in a variety of mediums.

The North Carolina Museum of History shares the Tsar’s Cabinet and Windows into Heaven, two exhibits that offer a glimpse into Russia’s Imperial past. With the Winter Olympics headed to Sochi, this exhibit is quite timely. It runs through March 5.

Raleigh Tours

Triangle Glides offers a number of Segway tours so guests can explore the city with a twist. Choose Raleigh’s Darkest Secrets to discover the City of Oaks’ scandalous past, learn about its famous duel, and the most dangerous events of the Civil War.

Other options include landmark tours, the Downtown Discovery Tour, Historic Oakwood Tour and the Capital City East Tour. With so much rich history, there’s a tour to suit everyone!

Tobacco Road Tours provide a variety of historical tours throughout Raleigh. Beyond traditional historical tours, Tobacco Road also offers a pub crawl and haunted adventure tour and a haunted footsteps ghost tour.

For those looking for family activities or sporting events, visitRaleigh is the place to check. Raleigh has something for everyone this winter.

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